In a single day Frigid weather Ice Fishing Camp in a Scorching Tent with a Woodstove on the evening of the Supermoon
Join me in this Canadian adventure.
Shawn James from the YouTube channel My Self Reliance and I set off from his log cabin in the forest, we hike in the snow, pulling sleds carrying our camping gear.
We travel to a frozen lake, set up a snowtrekker hot tent, chop firewood for the cold night, and auger holes in the ice so we can ice fish.
We catch a few northern pike, and cook them up for supper, all while experiencing camping in a supermoon.
Snowtrekker hot tent https://www.snowtrekkertents.com/expedition.html
False bottom for woodstove https://www.canadianoutdoorequipment.com/_search.php?page=1&q=esker
Good morning guys how you doing thanks for tuning in today's give me a good day on my pack for my self-reliance cabin bloody Sean James built and today we are going to head out on an ice fishing trip packing up our sleds right now we're gonna head out that way to a couple little lakes Sean knows about get into pike we're wall night tonight.
I've got my snow truck or hot tent in here with a wood stove be nice and comfortable it's supposed to be pretty cool today negative 20 so it'll be helpful whoa so come along with us maybe we'll catch some fish but definitely have a good time so we came to a potential camp spot there's couple here we've been walking.
On this lake for a little while here's one that's right off the lake it looks like it can be relatively flat this doesn't look so bad snowshoe hare tracks going through Oh check out that other spot - yep right there's a pump here it could be yeah hey back coat on the ice it's nice as ice.
That Shawn was saying earlier it doesn't have so much snow on it so it is easy for walking there's also grip and a slot the sleds slide very easily dry land oh this looks better dude it's it's an 8 by 10 yeah for sure it will fit there lengthwise yeah it's just a bit rectangular but yeah we.
Just put the door on this side they'll fit perfectly there yeah it's yeah but the straightest we're gonna get yeah this is better ah nurse yeah there's some well there's some right here is uh no at the great it's a softwood but there's a lot of it it keeps going it seems I keep seeing.
Deadwood you got a like a balsam fir here perfectly dried there - yeah this is suitable yeah we could even come back in here right here alright yes we'll go down get the sleds and die come on up here first thing we want to do is clear spot both got some broader shovels with us.
Clear away the how much ever publishes a snow there set up the hot tent yeah and then we can get on the ice it's about negative twenty right now so anything we're doing with our hands kind of hurts but doing the long hike out to the lake here we really warmed up so that helps a lot I was able to wrap everything in my five by seven mess trying to keep snow.
Off of it and then I can also use it as my ground sheet inside the tent so oh man it's good shovel sleeping bag and my pillow in here the stove the tent stove pulls right so you guys see me use this tent once - for my campaign with a subscriber video just got my camping this for a.
Night a couple months ago my snow trucker tent comes with these poles they make up frames I think an eighth frame use the heat frame stretch the canvas over top have a nice warm and cozy home for the night so we're looking for this is the one with both ends open so this is gonna be a cross piece of cross the other ones.
Have one and closed like that and that's the end that's going to go in the ground four legs one cross piece I think no long yeah there you go alright though he's got a drip actually okay so this first easy so there is um in the corner in the bottom there's little pockets where you.
Can stick the legs little rubber ice part there's a leather strap goes in the middle of this on the sides there you kind of leave the middle hanging out or sorry that the leather part hanging out.
One side through then put the leather part on the inside all right Sean's finishing up last Toyota and she's all set up just gotta set the stove now let's go inside and check her out it's always hard to do this with one hand Giada oh yeah yeah this is actually.
Pretty flat relatively relatively flat but plenty of room have one guys sleep on the very back wall a short wall lengthways sorry that wall blank please still goes in there oh speaking of stoves my mind I think that's how I had it last it was better better use of space.
that's the false bottom from Canadian door equipment so you don't have to put fire bricks in because the fire Brooks are painting right you know they're banging all around the way a lot and then to empty it too they call it with the ashes come on back up just staying home please see I want to make sure the.
Stainless steel says Joe important particle the Joe called the Joe it obviously hasn't been used yet I got this again from Canadian outdoor equipment they hook it up check those guys out and it spits in the trucker model Nyko stove from Nyko which snow tracker sells this again in the snow tracker.
Tent is an 8 by 10 expedition crew sick tore up there there was one part worse yeah and then we just get the tripod rested on that call good oh man it's hard for me to see looks like it's recording so just out on the the lake right now the sun's out here it's a little bit warmer than in the.
Woods in the shade Shaun's haven't launched I already ate some snacks and stuff no no little midday we're out on the lake so yeah pretty soon we're gonna drill some holes for some fishies and cut some firewood for tell you that's a that's a must for sure yeah just whenever you want me to take over I'll be good for a bit okay.
Ma'am you got done auger in those holes that was a lot of work and a lot of work so he eats too I'll go to a few Shawn's down there setting up the fishing rods and minnows and a lot of stuff so I'm gonna go up in the woods behind me here start collecting some wood for tonight and then go down there and join us Shawn and start fishing I've got my ax with me.
But one of yous Shawn's new max from Toronto blacksmith looks pretty badass I'm sorry oh there is it's full of fat would check this out yeah that's all fat would Richter oh very lively catch a couple of those yep it's a good meal yeah yeah from what I've been told here we're trying to keep it up about a foot off.
The bottom and this is not very deep at all right here so doesn't take much line out gathers on this dry smooth graph here so when we go to start the fire tonight actually look right above where I'm at here's this perch and I can really grab some nice pieces of birch bark off that guy's and super dead one it's awesome here.
It's got a nice feel in here okay I'll cut up some firewood yep so the cars are cutting the wood for the wood stove what about that length not much longer that's what ideal if maybe 15 inches tops you have one piece of maple there but really what's so so.
Efficient nice and dry like perfectly dry never tell you firewood excites a good dry firewood that I bet you uh make some really nice curls Oh Oh my knife is cold knife handles cold yeah look at that it's got its natural chuck in it like I always see the look for right there perfect do bode role with this one so even though we cleared out a lot of.
The snow or all of the snow from underneath the tent when we start the fire in the wood stove it tends to sink down into the ground even even though like I said the snow is gone it'll still melt the ground or anything kind of get a little Wampus so I'm going to cut three lengths of a log that's buried in the snow over here and put it underneath.
The wood stove so that it has a little bit more stable base so this there's a lot of that I'm gonna grab have to unbury it from the snow I want to use it because it's not good not good for firewood lengths okay so if I can cut this yeah I can just cut this in half and use these these three pieces.
So hit one more they weren't quite long enough that's alright just cut to reach side or I could do that that works good put it lengthways okay that's pretty secure few solid pretty sturdy level perfect just make some little shavings and stuff click my knife a little bit again this is pulsipher pretty soft wood oh yeah yep.
Nice have been very fluffy curls no I love it would you actually have quite a bit of wood that's good curly like it starting to get Steve light a little bit longer or not getting dark right at 5 these days maybe a boat six almost six oh it's getting better and there's company which is always nice so it was.
Sitting here tonight going walleye fish - there's some walleye in there so I got that Pike and bass Shawn go pike - but well I'd be great even if we don't eat them I'm just pull the question we're gonna eat those Pike up for sure I let the bass go like you saw those pike we're gonna get eaten up it's cool I haven't.
Eaten play probably since woodland caribou last time huh Shaun maybe I did you know golfing with Doug but I don't think so this is a little bit different than my normal videos the ice fishing part of it just pretty cool it's new to me I've only ever been ice fishing once before that was down near Peterborough and we were fishing for perch and it was.
Inside like a really nice ice fishing Hut and a guy who owned it kick bring us out like picnic lunch and everything so pretty nice not like this up here this is way more rugged it's very cool this is my this is my thing up here for sure plus the first fishing wasn't that great have a good time nice to be out for a couple days doing.
Doing different things you know I mean the last last video yesterday was a painter - aunts place and that was fun - who's next - relax and kind of explore that dead area and talk about future trips reminisce on chirps we've done in the past maybe tonight we'll uh we'll head sit down and have a little chat on camera boat trips that are gonna come up.
Then we might do together all right so we're sitting pretty here three pikes so far each one bigger than the last I'm eating good tonight as you can see luggage Shawn look Josie the old ice hut getting a little chilly we're gonna sit in there tonight and fish for walleye rather than just sitting out and eat in the open so.
That's kind of cool we gotta push saw her t1 right here holes steam come off my hands bring me one look at this guy bringing chairs what a nice guy it's no peasant Li out on the ice over here no luck in a little while inside the tent I think I'm gonna go up into the woods.
Into the shelter and not to shelter the a hot tank get the snow going we've got lots of wood I still gotta cut some wood up so Sean's cleaning up the fish right now it's almost suppertime anyway so good use of time will be I'm gonna warm that bad boy it's getting pretty cold the thing is we're moving around all day warmer to warm ourselves up and kept.
That one because we kept moving around but now I sat in that in that little hut for about an hour so and just got really children Suns going down too it's crazier huh not what's snow up here not what snow anywhere right now a lot farther north than I've been this year or this winter less snow than then I've been doing.
So I'm just gonna make some superfine curls oh I got my blow on some superfine curls to work with the fire steel well I guess I got ya I will the grass is hard to maneuver after it's on fire sorry I guess you couldn't see it on there so I'll leave these right on the stick that way I can move them after.
Their lip stick on the wood stove and like the other stuff sharp corner on my fire steel good idea all right once again I got this false bottom in here gonna create air flow and make the bottom of the stove not warp out when it gets super hot here's Sean yelling I think he's gonna fish the wool touching anything on my.
Hands hurts okay go grab some wood for outside I got some split up I should probably split this back way up a little bit loving my new knife from adventure sworn it's like being reunited with an old friend shamans yelling for me we're go see what.
The commotion is where I got a lunker on there maybe a walleye walleye be sweet certainly is warming up in here quite quickly had to down jackets on probably one of those guys a suit it's getting dark it's 20 after five at for a long time okay I'm gonna go head back down there and a little bit see what shawne's up to I know he was yelling I may be.
Caught another cut another monster pipe down there so oh I have to go down and grab water too and we don't have to melt snow we're gonna just use the the ice holes to collect water foam we just gotta boil it so that's nice and handy it's easier and faster yeah that's hurry it's hard alright before I head out.
There I'm gonna stack up the wood in there I got two pieces of balsam fir and one piece of maple I'm trying to stagger it that way outside so it's supposed to be the super moon tonight I'm hoping it is for lucky it will be canteen cup head down to the lake that was calling for the super moon super there's a nice nice purple sky.
Either way a whole super moon bright night there's not a cloud in the sky I've got myself my couple water that is quickly becoming ice shuns real dead set on getting some good pictures of that moon I don't blame him he can take a good photograph so I'm headed off back to the wood stove I'm gonna get this water on the boil they.
Make up a hot drink coffee or something so much darker in here in the woods I can hear it pompano oh she's warm I can feel it we got three bikes first and then I've got a perch which it kept and then says I was pulling the lines up ended up catching I think the biggest Pike of the day so have those frozen outside most of.
The pike only have two Pike fillets in here and the perch so I'll cook those up and I'll bring the rest of the Pike back to the cabin so I think what I'll do is just throw some water and some butter in this pan sort of poached butter you're really Bank big shout-out to everybody who emailed me and commented about the splits on the finger on that.
In the last video excuse me it helped I was really worrying about that on this trip because my hands are gonna excuse me again getting all beat up on this trip and cold and you know the gloves and stuff but the superglue worked like a charm that was good thanks guys she's cooking there's a finished product that plates.
Cold so first test luxury extreme I don't taste much at all not bad how about some healthy healthy in french fries when I head down to the lake it's been booming like crazy to see such big big loud bass booms so I'd like to capture some of that on film or I guess audio and I'd like to check out the super moon.
See huh that guys doing go check out the ice hut super moon very big man pretty bright too I can see over here with no lights at all like I can walk completely perfectly fine there's no cities around here by far you can't see me can't see me but I can see no cities around here no the lake light pollution.
It's just legit from the super moon which is pretty cool camping in a super moon might be a first for me Oh me I literally just missed it I have my camera off at two big booms I placed a bit bright just a bit bright ah pretty cool glad to be able to catch some fish through the ice a little bit different different content break it up.
A bit I think having this hot tent oh it's really making me want to do a campus coat so they want to go for two or three nights with him pretty soon I'm not sure - sure where maybe that other property may be back in another place it is nice walking across Lakes I do like that so maybe we'll go somewhere where there's a lake I can cross bring the hot.
Tent stay there for a few nights wasn't here it's a nice glow coming from the tent yeah oh we just I just got back from down at the lake we decided you should go down and try some night fishing for walleye was not successful we didn't stay at Elmira for too long anyway that's all right we've had our fill on pike and I asked nice to be back.
In the warmth here so it's late it's like oh it's nine o'clock I'm almost ready for bed I've been tired since almost 7:00 so I kind of might be an early name we tore down the the shelter the the ice hut bar down there so that's more than we can get up and get out of here I'm like eight hours from home or something like that so it'd be nice to.
Get up and get out pretty early in the morning so tore that down and I'm about ready for bed you're tired Sean oh tired he's out sighs give me some time all right folks it's uh oh it's the only 10 after Anne hi we're about ready to turn in I'm exhausted Sean's already all cuddled up cozy in bed so I think this will be in for.
Tonight Hiep she goes up in the morning I probably won't do much what do you got going on in the morning you getting a new breakfast you quicker yeah you know of some bright I'm gonna make it anything you know it's a crab which Alyssa Brittany yeah see I think that's the same hook you gonna start to play.
I have bars I can do bars I'm certain there you go bars in the morning and on out of here and then eight hour drive so this is a pretty diverse trip for me two different separate things the day at Sean's the night of Sean's and then day out here and then I know here so pretty cool I'm uh I'm happy I came happy I was able to.
Do this meet up with Sean again I haven't seen him since like I said one time really quick maybe a few months ago and then would the caribou which is almost a year ago now so it's uh it's a long time coming so they were gonna lay here maybe talk about some future trips and yeah maybe we'll let you guys in on that and the future but for now it's a.
Good night I'll see you in the morning good morning guys it's about 6:30 how just packing up you don't know to hear my huh my old sleeping bag I brought for this trip the zipper and no breaking in the middle of the night so it was wide open I had to kind of tuck it under a nose there's lots of fun.
Needless to say I'm frozen my hands are pretty cold so packing up camp and hiking out of here so we can warm up slowly getting there getting lighter man I'm sweating I had to take off my toque and everything crazy hot
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