I’ve Unnoticed you and I’m Sorry…
Hey guys we're out at the fort for the first time in a hot minute I came here maybe a month ago and the snow started to melt and noticed some damage so we're gonna decide what we're gonna do as you can see most of the snow is gone.
But there's a good amount In Pockets in the bush come on buddy Christmas okay so there's some significant damage this thing's been up for pushing five years four and a half five years now so.
It's not that big a deal but yeah we do have to address it okay wolf is here somewhere somewhere a little broken Support log there the main part is sound just the snow load broke that part I think well I don't think I know.
Well let's get this all down Let's uh let's get this roof right off of here I think I can hear wolf over there he's chasing gross so that's good got just a few tools today.
But I want to get my gloves out there we go as long as he's around I'm okay with that okay well I guess we'll just start it's the quicker way to do it to show all right well hey good boy.
Heard the commotion or what hey you hear the Ruckus you heard a ruckus foreign foreign back it's all broken up now but it'll still uh cover up the tarp back there at least well that's just ugly as Sin.
I don't care who you are up here tucked out of the way a bit like I said we'll use the bark to cover up the tarp the old tart bark truck you know Bushcraft 101.
Don't want anybody to see that you're using handmade materials cover it up with bark Frida go on good boy all right whoa that was fun.
Don't skipping a beat you know it's like that's like I did I did mean to do it actually I did mean to do it yeah it was all intentional that's the ticket Joe okay that's gone still holding this up okay.
no more beautiful Birch framed windows will be okay well maybe maybe we got that piece on there still you know this can get tied back up I wouldn't mind having a frame just to drape a tarp over or something what I'm thinking is.
It just stays open um in all honestly I don't camp out here too much if ever anymore yeah it'd be nicer to have this place as a stationary place to come make a coffee tea cook up bacon whatever bring the kids bring will bring the dogs run around.
And it's nicer if it's open with sunlight for filming too but regardless who who cares I'm not going to rip it all down but this this part fell down so let's get get it all cleaned up and we'll leave the framework up and if I want I could throw a tarp up over it.
And have a extremely big open uh shelter to hang out in anyways we're gonna clean it up that's my point leave the leave the frame and do some cleanup I'm gonna bring all this paracord out all this plastic out these nails out brought a bigger backpack than I needed to so I could bring a lot of stuff out with me let's see if this can go in this crook.
Up here kind of if I slide it that way a bit or get a longer one and then that way I could angle the roof too with the tarp as opposed to having it square that one could come up here too okay like this held you know this held for years so no complaints but.
Just thinking out loud you want to get a small fire going to get a fire going and burn up some of the leaf litter and bark and stuff that's just kicking around instead of like scraping it out of the fire pit and there's other things I can burn killer a little twig fire going make up a tea after two while I'm working.
Stay working loosely good boy Wolfie now we've got a couple logs that are loose here but that's happened every year oh loosey-goosey you know foreign this up in here hopefully it'll dry out nice and good.
With the nice and good with the sun coming in foreign foreign there's a big hole here from uh the log I took out so I can Jam some debris down there color.
Filled you know I look good there oh that's a little bit of help so he's neutered now right he's just so full of pistol vinegar still like comes and checks in on me now at least which is nice as before he.
Wouldn't but actually y'all tell him blue in the face is dying coming back and it's just not the life we live to have him our leash all the time we're tied up all the time Hey Big Boy speak of the devil and there you go see he's just totally aloof he doesn't care um whereas every other dog I had is.
Either cared or cared too much anyway it's all good we're starting to figure each other out some more we went uh camping with Tosh if you saw that video that went really well we paddled down the river and he was running along the sides and coming back and did it did awesome.
Yesterday will and I took him in Beauty on like a seven kilometer hike through the bush I have pictures of that on my Instagram I didn't film it do good then too but he loves to go just loves to go but anyway he always comes back at that orange vest on him we're not around roads.
So it's like what would he rather do stay cooped up or stay on a vest I mean sorry on a uh on a leash and be safe or have the potential for whatever to happen and be running around and stuff and I know the latter is his option so uh yeah anyways he's an outdoor dog through and through we're gonna keep going here.
Nice fire going it's a nice day I'm happy to be out at the Fort we got to find something to do with all those logs still could rebuild the roof like I said on that angle it's kind of a nice angle see what I mean it's like like the pitch of a roof should be.
Probably um it could work I could get a longer one put it up there tied up strong tie another one coming from over here to the back and then just line logs down it actually I could probably just do some ribs and a.
Tarp and yeah it's high enough that if I leave this spot open this Gap open over here the smoke should just Escape and then this is the other thing he'll do he'll come back but he'll just lay like you know 20 feet away from me and watch me.
Weirdo everybody's like oh it's a husky thing I don't know I get it you're a good boy so we had a stake in there a long steak in there before but I cut it out when I was taking the roof off but the good news is we've got a plethora some nice logs here.
At our disposal because it wasn't in the ground too far tied off to all that though should be pretty sturdy and then that'll be pretty she's going nut side pound the steak and better over here yeah okay okay I see I remember now.
Wolfie there that's better that's solid on there now I'm gonna sneak on this side and that side right now before go any further oh I want to make these steaks substantial in length.
So maybe here to start okay here on this side that way the bottom one won't roll back down farther away from where it is now I don't know how Frozen the ground is underneath.
This in as far as they'll go for now I should have really chammered the edges there hey good boy I didn't bring a saw with me just because I thought I was going to tear this thing down for the most part and not build anything but anyways so I'm chopping this log with an ax it's leaving me with.
Uneven edges so I'm just going to make the chamfer end out of that once it's kind of chamfer will just flatten the end and you can see pretty much pretty much flat all right let's try and get this in uh.
Where I was going to put that other long one here instead of tying that longer one up I'm going to see if I can just put a stake here have that be how this is held on well that held up a lot better he still rolls a little bit but once it gets set where it needs to go.
Maybe I could put one on an angle too should put one another one over here that's what I'll do a big log to put as part of that wall slash ladder platform it's kind of Punky and a lot.
Pokey's still left on it another thing about it being Punky is we can even take down pieces that aren't level on it with relative ease but it is pokey so it won't last long I can get the saw out here next time.
Show it all up better but let's rough it out for now and kind of lean it in so I will have to put a bunch of supports on the inside probably going all the way across like four or five of them going across but definitely doable.
Bye this one's not quite long enough Okay so slide it this way nope nope nope oh my goodness certainly needs some supports but yeah they need some supports big time.
Right now right now okay I think it like that you're almost making the steak and cutting it to the size you want all at once that's basically steak there so if I put the thick side down there double up this so for strength in length the old strike length combo.
Okay and then I would tie that there cut that do then we would run that way let's put that up and see how that looks oh I need a little ramp fire Pit's almost all cleaned up it's got like some random wet scraps.
Over here to keep adding on that's kind of why it keeps uh struggling but what's the point right and I'm not paying too much attention to it on the counter the sports stuff looks like it's got to be pretty pretty long.
hello okay it's gonna be longer than that we get the gist okay well I'm not gonna get one today I'm not going to do the roof today.
Just trying to figure it all out you know well like I said I'm happy to be out here I'm happy to be with the dog even though he doesn't care about me um I neglected this place you know what I mean I neglected the fort in the woods um for a while and there's a bunch of.
Reasons why but it just didn't feel like coming out here you know what I mean this is a place that Tripper and I came there's a place that I had a lot of good times and spent a lot of time and made some good videos and supported my family with a lot of stuff from out here to be honest with you but.
There is some like I don't know man I I've been gone for my family so long all the time that it's just like I see them growing up I see the kids growing up and I just it's hard for me to take so much time away from them anymore um that's why I like these past.
Couple Winters actually I've taken that time to more stick around the house still put out videos not as common not every month in this this year was even more I missed maybe two months or something like that but we were doing stuff together as a family you know what I mean and like going to recitals and.
Doing Christmas things and taking my family on vacation for the very first time ever you know what I mean I've been doing YouTube for like 15 years and a big chunk of that we live down south in Windsor and I had to drive so far away so like and it was my full level I was trying to grow my my channel you know what I mean and I was.
On the up and I saw only the channel but now it's like I see way more important things um channels slowed down quite a bit and that's for a few different reasons and it's to be expected and that's okay there's up some flows and and who knows you know what I mean what's gonna happen I have no no plan on stopping YouTube.
But at all I have a lot of good plans for this year that I want to do I did spend my time with my family over the course of like the winter and some of the spring now I'm going to be getting out again by myself with the dog with some friends and filming and paying attention to to filming more not so much family life and there may be some people.
Say like why don't you just film around home and so because nobody wants to see it you know what I mean like the the I've done family videos and like House videos and stuff like that just there's obvious that nobody cares about it right so why am I going to waste my time doing that filming editing putting it up there just like.
Anger people and not have my content true to my brand right which is something I have somewhat struggled with in the past a few different times and understanding why I couldn't do that but I get it it's just like people come for a certain thing and it's not my lifestyle it's to be out here and camping with me and I get that.
Um I I know that there's a core audience that I'll watch no matter what and I really appreciate you guys you guys are awesome but I do have to cater to the bigger audience if I'm going to try to continue this as a career right it may only make sense but anyways I've neglected the fort I've neglected my channel and for the first time in years.
I haven't been neglecting my family so you know I mean sue me if you have to but um anyways back on track and uh gonna be having some fun out here I'll even come out here with the bugs and introduce wolf to black flies for the first time and have them have it real bad and pick up build up for fire and have them.
Understand like that's how the bugs go away because right now he doesn't like the fires but yeah life is good the kids are good Autumn's still having issues with her eye um we have to think she has to get plastic surgery on it but that's that's okay if that's what has to happen.
Um Emerald's doing really well she has braces now everything's good everything's good anyways thank you guys for watching this video uh just a short little one coming up to the floor and feeling it out seeing seeing what the damage is and seeing what I can do uh to improve it.
And stuff so I'm going to like I said we're gonna put those ribs up make make the make the roof on an angle put the ribs up and just have a tarp that we drape over when we want to if there's rain or inclement weather coming but other than that maybe just probably leave it open and have the sun hit all this stuff because as of now like.
They're standing here where it has stayed dry underneath underneath this part of it this part's solid like but everywhere else where it's wet it's it's pretty muddy like right and kind of dank oh hello little moth friend in the fort Myers.
Got some good plans uh for this year and I'm excited so we'll see you guys very soon and have a good day off to find my dog now Wolfenstein wolf here oh here the owl in the daytime Wolf's probably under that tree like I'll cook for you I'll cook you I'll.
Cook you oil cookie I gotta give him a treat when he comes back before I put the leash on him so he doesn't think it's a punishment for coming back oh sausage will got me this carnivore Club thing for uh Christmas I get every couple months I think it is get a box of.
Meats it's cheeses and some like spicy mustards and all sorts of fun stuff thank you they're going to town maybe they're mating I've never really heard them in the daytime before like that all right we'll find out I'm gonna go find a dog find the dog find the dog.
Here good come here sit good boy wait good set good weight did you hear the the owls there big guy no no hey except sit.
Good all right come on
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