Lost in Alaska – NOT Freeze to Death! Iciness Survival Tenting & Bushcraft (No Tent or To find)
Lost in Alaska – NOT Freeze to Death! Iciness Survival Tenting & Bushcraft (No Tent or To find)
Foreign oh no I have lost my way whatever shall I do all right guys I'm in the middle of nowhere here in Alaska and I'm going to show you how not to freeze to death if you're stranded in the woods in the wintertime first things first we gotta start moving some snow.
the snow is never all the same there's layers of powder and layers of crusty ice you can cut up the Crusty isolators with the knife you're gonna move a whole lot more snow if you can take it out in blocks rather than handfuls all right we got down to the ground and.
Cleared out a section about the size of a queen mattress looks pretty good it's got to be hard well draining soil we've got frozen mud standing water ice any of that stuff you gotta change spots you're not going to last if you try to sleep in the mud or sleep on the ice a little bit more slope than I'd like but I'll take it I think it's time for a little snack.
Break my wife made me a block of butter coconut mochi hmm it's a Japanese Hawaiian dish made with rice flour butter and loads of sugar it's got like a bazillion calories and stays fresh forever it's a great Trail food just save this for later this right here is a dead Paper Birch.
You can see this little papery bark that is an excellent fire starter and that's how we're going to get our Tinder for our flint and steel got to make really sure not to stick this in the snow though foreign keep all these snowflakes off our Tinder and I cut this birch bark and try to get.
This really fine stuff for Tinder a nice little pile of dry bark oh there we go oh that is gonna go up quick the heat from this is intense it's hard to stand next to this thing we've got to thaw the ground out if we sleep on warm dry ground it'll make all the difference in the world so I've got to build a.
Massive fire and I gotta keep it going for a long time foreign check it out we got a bunch of water right here can't sleep in that well the fire has done a great job thawing the ground out and pushing the walls of the shelter back but we're getting water pooling up here and here.
Now hopefully once the ground gets a little more thawed that water will just go straight down it won't be a problem but if we can't get rid of that standing water I'm gonna have to make a raised bed and that's going to be a lot of work cutting to do but I'm gonna get a start on dinner I'm gonna be making some baked beans.
All right got a bag of Great Northern beans here dump them in there gonna let those beans simmer and soak for a couple hours while we work on our shelter all right I'm gonna move the fire and see if the ground's drying up at all.
If anything it's muddier you see all the snow and ice it's melting is just draining straight down into this corner and to a lesser extent we got it going on over in this corner too I'm hoping if I can dig little trenches on either side then the water will go out this way and I can make the middle nice and dry so I.
Have a place to sleep we'll see what happens but this is the problem in the winter time you really don't know what type of ground you're dealing with until you get it all shoveled out and thought out the ideal place to do this is like a gravel bar or a sand dune or a beach on a lake but you don't always get what you want.
So you just gotta adapt I want to make a platform to sleep on and to do that I need to get rid of all these little branches I don't have an ax and doing that with my knife will take forever so I'm gonna use the fire foreign there we go dry ground.
My little gutter trick seems to be working we got firm dry ground right here all right we're getting there foreign got a little sleeping platform to keep me out of the mud and it's a little bit softer than the ground the wood bends a little bit.
Got this just in case it starts to snow really bad tonight I can throw my blanket over the top and use it like a tarp well I think my beans are about done and I've worked up quite an appetite so I think it's time to make some dinner now I know this is a survival video but I have a very important rule I live by I don't mind.
Being cold I don't mind sleeping on the ground and I don't mind being hungry but I only do one of those things at a time so tonight I'm eating like a king time to cut up some firewood oh my blanket got a little wet from the snowstorm so I'm just drying it out also kind of makes a nice little Windbreak in.
My back all right let's test the beans nice and soft add a little pepper add a little salt add some ground mustard brown sugar and tomato paste beans are almost done so I'm gonna go ahead and make some bread I have this dough I made up last night.
Take and wrap this bit of cheese a little bit of bread dough with that gouda inside eating bread on the coals is really easy either you make a disc and you lay it straight on the coals and flip it or you make a ball and you bury it into coals a little bit of campfire actually gets stuck to the bread tastes just like.
Flour coming along nicely all right we're gonna put that right on the coals just like the bread the coals are going to stick to it while it's rare and once it's cooked the colds will fall off yes that is perfect a little cheese filled biscuit cooked in.
The ash right there oh she got the melted gouda in there that is so good oh those are good beans it's got so much pork jowls in there and the brown sugar these are good beans oh that is delicious steak this bread dough is so easy to bring on.
Winter campouts you just tear off a piece and bake yourself some fresh bread whenever you're feeling like it if you refrigerate it it'll last three four days without any problems it just slowly becomes sour dough if you let it sit for too long I'll have bread was good I'm gonna make some more of that.
That is good prime rib nice glue oh look at that that's gorgeous but it looks like it's going to be windy and cold tonight dinner was really good but I am so thirsty so I need to clean my pot out and start melting some snow get some water.
Foreign well the wind is really kicking up and it is getting cold and the sun's setting and I don't have enough firewood to get me through the night so I need to go and start chopping some more wood well there we go that's a healthy pile of firewood and I got a bunch of Tinder over here as well.
This Pine Burns about one inch radius per hour it's about a two and a half three inch radius so this piece of wood should last three hours in the fire you need about four of these to have a fire so I'm gonna burn up about four of these logs every three hour so I have about 12 hours of firewood right there foreign.
Got my water my socks are all sweaty I'm gonna go ahead and try to dry my feet and boots off before I go to sleep I got all the steam coming off my feet yeah my socks are really wet oh that makes such a difference my feet are all dry I got all my firewood I think it's time to go to bed.
I'm gonna be waking up throughout the night to stoke the fire so better get to bed sooner rather than later but before I go to bed I'm going to show you one little trick that's going to make my bed very warm thank you well there we go got my bed set up where my fire used to be they got all those.
Hot coals and Hot Rocks underneath there it's gonna be so toasty warm oh wow yeah that is awesome now if you're gonna do this you want to make sure you use a real wool blanket I did this with a synthetic blanket or a polyester blanket it would melt and cause me all sorts of problems nice and warm I can feel the heat from.
The ground coming up through the bed it is really nice I'll tell you what it is so toasty in here I'm low enough that the snow berm is blocking the wind I've got the heat from the ground coming up underneath me and this fire is just baking me but I'm gonna have to get up and soak the fire several times throughout the night.
So I better get going to bed it's gonna be a long night I'll see you in the morning oh good morning well there you go I didn't freeze to death I even got some sleep was it comfortable not particularly did I have to Wing up a lot and soak the fire yeah but it's pretty warm in here.
Oh had a little bit of snow last night you know I woke up with these snowflakes hitting my face which is really annoying when you're trying to sleep I was able to pull my face under the blanket and stay dry but my blade gets a little bit wet so I think I better dry it out all right I think next step is to soak the fire up and get some coals going so.
We can make breakfast all right I think it's time to cook some breakfast I got some leftover dough some leftover pork chow bacon and a jar of honey and butter I think we're gonna make something good all right I got honey and melted butter like a little bit of pork gel bacon here.
Honey butter fresh bread slabs of bacon smothered in honey butter this is nice that is so good oh I'll tell you what guys I've built a lot of lean twos and Bushcraft shelters but hands down the best way to stay warm is to build a big fire clear out the.
Snow dry out the ground then move the fire over and sleep on the warm ground if you get really cold you can switch places with the fire throughout the night but unfortunately you need to be able to make fire and you need access to a lot of firewood for this to work and if you don't have that there's another trick I've heard about when I was a boy.
My grandfather told me a story about a Native American woman in his community who got lost in the mountains crazy blizzard came in dumped multiple feet of snow deadly cold and when this Native American woman realized that she was stuck in this blizzard she found a tree went under the branches and went to sleep and so what my grandpa told me is.
That you don't freeze to death without waking up at least once and so when she'd wake up cold instead of ignoring it and going back to sleep she'd pop up and run around the tree until her blood was going and she was hot and then she would go back under the tree go back to sleep Apparently after two days the blizzard broke and the community went up.
Into the mountains looking for and there they found her and she just been running around this tree for two days she was tired miserable and cold but she was alive but the more survival Bushcraft camping trips I do the more I realized that this survival stuff is really a lot of work you're gonna have to push yourself for hours every day just to.
Make it if you're not willing to work hard and if you don't have that self-discipline you're just not gonna get it done but on that note I think it's time to start packing up oh just blows me away how good of a job that fire does in clearing away the snow.
It actually reminds me of the Donner Party they had a fire pit like this and it snowed 15 feet on them and the wall of their fire pit was so high that they had to carve stairs to be able to get in and out of the fire pit well guys hopefully you enjoyed this if you want to see more videos like this check out the outdoor Boys YouTube channel we put.
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