Multi Day Barren standing Camp in a Tarp Mansion with a Woodstove!
Hey folks how are you Joe and Wolfie here we're back out in the bush I really like the spot that I came to a while back this same exact spot here and I had it in my mind that I wanted to come out here for an extended time I have enough gear to build a tarp Mansion so that's what we're going to do I could have brought like a a canvas tent and stuff.
But that's no fun so we're going to build up a big tarp shelter here use some L some Timber as well I got a wood stove I got a bunch of gear I got food for about like five or six days and I have means to get food out here in the wild I really like this style I know it's not for everybody and here's a chance to bail if that's the case but.
Other than that we're going to have a lot of fun I hope you stick around and uh and join us we drove in on the side by side and then canoed in I didn't have any portaging so we just got a ridiculous amount of gear you know I've done it I've done the minimal gear stuff and I like it I still.
Like it but I I've I've done it I want to try this type of thing uh this will be probably as heavy as I go boy a good boy we've cleared the area a little bit and marked where we kind of want to set up it's going to be big shelter between four trees three walls and a half roof.
Or a full roof all out the tarps this is a pretty sweet wood stove I got from Doug back in the day got an extra tarp in there let's count how many tarps say the word tarp again one ground sheet ground sheet two three that's not all that's not all where are the other tarps tarps.
Four five good boy Wolfie check this wood stove out after I've only used it in one video a few years ago so got some decent size tarps most of them are wax canvas I do have the cheapest poly style.
You could go with and then more expensive like rip stop nylon nylon style some page in there there's old Bush crop USA tarp all right let's figure out what we're doing here I believe this is all in frame one two one wall two walls so Three Trees one two three four trees this will be the third.
Wall maybe it won't go all the way we'll see and then this in front of me will be open and then wood stove inside pretty comfortable the whole nine yards first thing we need to do is get some Ridge poles so one two three two decently long ones and one relatively short one I like to get them.
Small in diameter so I don't have to have a lot of weight up there and I'll like to get them dead so we're going to hike up into the bush hike up into the bush and see what we can see here's one I might even be able to get two off of it.
Some hard Spruce man oh yeah I'm going to have to find something to stand on to tie up the one side of the ridge poles because uh I need it higher than I am but this thing is flimsy flimsy.
Flimsy so we'll see figure something out maybe I'll fill up my backpack and stand on that who knows that's the second piece first second and I can see the Third Way Yonder this is coming out all right I can kind of VIs visualize it now I have.
A hard time seeing things before they're there I don't have a good imagination but if we put one here rest that on that on that on that put it up in the front a little bit da da da da da da sco Cog this is dead too that's just a precaution right there that could come down on you in the.
Middle of the night I can cut that up for firewood after with this one we'll have 90% of the framework ready to get tied up it's going it's going yeah all right I'll call that good it's a little bit lower than I wanted but it.
Is what it is it's not too bad I'm not going to stand at the very back anyway maybe I'll put my bed back there there's an insane amount of black flies out freaking October bud I don't think they got the memo what the heck come.
On there we go as you can see got the three support post up I'm going to have to tie another Ridge pull about halfway down and put a couple one or two skinny poles just to hold the tarp up all right got the old.
Green screen up just uh tied on every other or a couple of the grommets just tied it to this pole above and tying it off to itself it seems to be working and then I Stak it out at the bottom of the tree there I'm going.
To try to roll up the bottom there stake this down after I'm not concerned about that part right now at all throw my grill on there I let that bam okay on to the next one doesn't look too bad there's a little bit of an angle for.
The roof not as much as I would like but that's how she goes and this guy hey buddy I really got to figure out what I'm going to do as far as water protection because the the the tarp I have I want to put on the top it's not long right so this wood so will go through that that's.
Fine but I got to overlap it properly my best bet is probably using this I still got to go one two three I still need three more tarps okay let's I got to think again got to think again let's try and get this up and see.
What the deal is at least all right I gave it some thought and it seems like the best way to do this there is an elbow pipe on the on the uh stove so I could really put it out the back and up so I think the best way to do this instead of trying to put this piece on top and have it come straight up is use it as part of the.
Back and it seems to me it's almost tall enough I can use the tarp on the on the top to overlap as well so just gave it a rough fit up here but I haven't seeing if it was going to actually work so I put it about there that's about almost even to the ground I get full.
Coverage back here wrap tight there if you don't know knots tie Lots you do know knots sometimes you still just tie Lots there we go looking nice and.
To I'm hoping that we can make it fit through here a little fla aoo little glory hole I think we can I think we can we shall see hopefully we have to see if this works right now because if not we're going to have to switch up the whole configuration and I don't want to have to do that so here we.
Got our I think it's Swedish stove don't get me don't be upset if I'm wrong about that Four Pegs four legs okay so that's the double wall that.
Would have to go out that way let's hope we can configure that properly there is an elbow oh there's two elbows sweet that should be able to work then we have to build this up too actually oh no I have a fire reflector thing.
cool okay okay we might have to put a support though that's not a big deal we're looking for a y Branch to try to support that stove pipe we got a couple different options there we already.
Pointed the end when we were cutting it off the other piece and ready to stick this into the ground you potentially stick the sto pipe in this crotch or this one all sorts of crotches on this stick on this stick I.
Said I hope this is enough like I hope it doesn't have to go up higher before it bends we'll see so that's plenty sturdy there I'm glad I left both of the notches in there okay well let's see see how she goes can always.
Improve it is supposed to get chilly within the next couple days so just wanted to have this to have a comfortable camp and cook inside and make this thing up and just something different something different for me and for you for all y'alls okay that's not so bad at all actually no pretty sturdy.
Yeah this is different man control it with these little it's pretty cool anyways this can go away now leave the glove out oink oink might cut this last one a touch short oh yeah just a touch.
All right we've got our supports up and there's black flies just everywhere let's try and get the tarp on the top all right leave the tiot on the underside that way I can hang things off of them if I so choose I'm putting the canvas one on top so.
That they can withstand the heat from the wood stove I think that's the best bet but we shall see hopefully this fits hopefully this fits please fit oh it's so close it's not going to fit.
No okay that's okay we can move this pole in yeah that's what we'll do okay no problem no problems scared myself for a minute there that's funny the the other one fit huh coming.
Along little more tweaking to go I figured out the solution to my short roof and I don't have to cut anything else or remve anything really I'm just going to hang this tarp up over the top a little bit CU it's long enough that it would have just draped on the floor anyway so this is going to give me extra coverage and I won't have to go all the.
Way to the end with this I could just tie it over and it will be good hopefully all the overlap works with the rain in my favor if not we will live we'll be out here and we shall see so let's see how this goes now so now I've got to get some weight so we'll know if yeah I want it on top cuz then the rain will run off right yes.
That makes sense oky dokie I've used quite a bit of parac cord on this but in the future if I came back I would might bring some bungee cords seems like they would be handy just strap it all down and buy the crap out of it okay so that's.
Something this things to get stretched out farther okay yeah man I think we're we're looking pretty good here there's a little more tweaking in I don't know if it's uh just in time or what but check this out Prett Dark Cloud up there it's very.
calm Wolfie is gone see if this does anything something there we go then I can hang things if I want to what do you think she's done basically pretty happy with.
It I got to tighten up the one uh side there but she's basically done hey buy boy get hungry or what that's usually when you come see me right when you're hungry oh good boy this fire reflector is meant to be used standing up to reflect the heat.
Back at you I'm not going to need that so I'm thinking I'll put it underneath the stove to protect the ground but just to be safe I think I'll get rid of a lot of this Duff and pine needles and things like that just from around here cuz I don't want it to Scorch from underneath.
Either okay there we go come on you can slide holy smokes little twig causing so much problems all right we got to fix that now I got a spare tarp I have a tarp to spare I could put like a half little curtain here if I really wanted to but.
I'm more than protective it's all good probably get a gear rack up after but for now I think I've done enough work for today I'm pretty exhausted I'm going to uh it's only 10 after 4 I got a steak for tonight I'll share that with wolf and then uh yeah we're going to just relax now I think all right it's time to eat it's uh.
Almost 6 o00 I got a fire going out there by the water let me give you a little tour real quick all the way around to the shelter we're going to cook up some steak oh and I have to show you something I found too which is very surprising here you are this tarp is 10x10 to give you an idea there's some wrapped around so for height.
Right I'm good to go there and then it starts to get a little tight down here but that's fine plenty of room to walk around we got this's a 9x 12 so it comes a little bit farther wrapped around a little bit more top I believe is a 10 x10 as well the back is a weird shape I don't know short and long so we have this wrapped around.
Here rocks on the bottom tuck together here there's a little Gap here which who cares not a big deal there's a overhang and the top uh tarp comes down past so it's going to shed all the rain there this has been working well I let the fire die out there cuz I didn't need it any longer it worked well uh that's not.
Burned at all where the the double wall is it keeps it nice and cool I don't need some some tweaking but for now it's okay uh yep the overhang little Gap here it's all right I can even actually I can tag this down to the ground if I wanted or pull.
This up it's not an issue this side's a little interesting I got a rock holding down this one and then I've got just you know quick release Here I wanted to get the the roof off quickly at least that part of it for some shade or sun or shelter or non- shelter that's it that's the long and.
Short of it going to go cook up his steak try and get some Maple cut up oh this is yes this is what I want to show you so I do not believe this was here the last time I saw it I was I don't believe this was here the last time I was here so three separate pieces of.
Honeycomb or beehive whatever you want to call it unless it was under there unless it was under there and a bear dug it up even so we put it on there to eat it or whatever but that's all done with now um hopefully Mr bear oh yeah it was under there it was a ground hornet nest something dug it up and put it on I would assume it was a bear because what.
Else would use this um fallen tree as like a table I saw that before out when I was on Al loan all the fish carcasses were on Fallen trees in the bush and the only biggest things there were bear anyway no worries just uh surprised to see that maple.
Char this one I like the fat CH it's a nice night very nice night to be cooking a steak outside be worse there's a dog back there somewhere too see the ear where's Wolfie I think she's done oh here comes.
Wolfer hey smell good I'll give you something don't worry you know you know that let that sit for a minute too close to my food it's perfect it's uh it's charred on the outside and cooked to Perfection on the.
Inside maybe a little underdone in the middle but I'm okay with that super good super super super good ah well we're going to sit here enjoy enjoy this smack my lips together it's the wood I thought I heard window.
Nowhere supper was real good but we ain't roughing it we got cookies and all caramel and marshmallows to make a bomb proof s'more look at that oh boy that's where it's at this right here is the.
One we F to see if this is busting or not wait Buon oh Wolfie good night buddy this is really why I wanted it just to be able to have a fire over here where I'm sleeping be able to cook on it have.
Two separate places to chill out going to go to bed soon just chilling over in here though I like it I got Wolfie tied up on it kind of the be uh situation with the honey the honeycomb really happy with this this is pretty much what I envisioned just after 7 I slept pretty.
Good um Wolfie's around somewhere I just let him off the leash we're going to get up and get out and try and get us some food um as it gets light out here I stoked the fire booat or I started the fire boat maybe an hour ago I just been stoking it slowly nice and warm in here so uh today's going to be a day of improvements I got to improve my bed.
Improve my situation fix the stove um I was a little lumpy last night so we'll get everything squared away today and make it nice and comfy look at that pipe that is not a trickery of camera work that is glowing and then you can see it stops right at that double wall big snowed on and watch the red.
Dissipate it's good to know though that even with it that hot that double walls thing is working good it's not burning the material at all no watch well I've been hiking around this morning paddling around as well I've seen zero.
Birds Heard lots of Pops in the distance I think moose opened today anyway while I'm here I'm going to grab a bunch of maple that I can with my hands h h no I never ate breakfast yet so I'll throw this in the wood stove some good Maple pieces and we'll cook up some bacon I.
Hope you're not rolling in that bear poop I just saw nope he wasn't this is it here look at the size of that what do you think of that hey that's a big guy so this is the best spot to look for Maples in a clump here.
Seems like this area is bare heavy lots of sign at least all right well this is enough we don't have any saws or axes with us now the waiting game on let's go.
Yep good boy come on good boy yep it's okay good dog all right let's go back make some bacon hey what do you think of that yeah boy it's certainly not as nice out as yesterday there's a Mist in the air is.
Quite windy as you can see on Mr Wolfie's fur hey bud you good boy this blade is a drywood blade guming up pretty good.
Here oops trying to make a little splitting chopping block type thing getting there oh I need to eat.
Something all right that'll do all that just to do this B Butcher bakon F yep p.
Do yes I got my Knuckles tude they are in the process of healing I know some of you are over the tattoos but this is me not you so you shouldn't worry about it and if you do then that's on you if you do that's on you that's on you if you do.
Check it out I got this um from Le Valley Le valy is a pretty cool uh Little Hardware gardening type store it's a cogin brand which is a crappy brand but check this out B bam no no more burnt hands for Joe Prett handy silicone can stay on come off all the uh Wy and I'll show you.
Another use for it after get your mind out of the better you just stay over there I will give you some just don't push it man don't push it all right I got an egg to throw on here too trying to get all the crusties out.
So it doesn't ruin my egg flipping abilities the bacon crusties all right so I managed I think to keep all the eggs intact yeah I'm cook one up with my bacon I kept the uh bacing grease there oops a little bit of cies there anyway let's get this egg.
cooking woo we did it we flipped it we flipped it in the cast iron and it didn't stick thank you bacon grease thank you bon GRE no toast to dip the yolk in but we can dip some bacon grease or some some.
Bacon in it let's warm this stuff up a bit back up oh that's really good bacon oh the yolk is almost cooked nice oh no there we go nice and juicy here have some yolk pretty good hey bud that's a really good meal really.
Good breakfast we'll go back out after after and got to collect some wood I have to cut some boughs for my bed to even things out I might move the stove around there's another hole behind me here if I did that this would be more in the corner I'd have more room not that I need it but we'll.
See like I said a day of improvements and hopefully fish and or a bird but if not no big deal I'm just happy to be out here this first year for Wolfie was really important for me to keep going out with them and to bond with them and let them understand that this is the type of life we.
Have and I'm sure he's getting it he's doing so good as I keep saying no I'm sinking f I'm glad I brought this stove I forgot that it doesn't kick out the heat sideways these baffles on the side of it.
In the back to protect the the tent or whatever you have it in it only really kicks heat out the top and that's fine if you have an enclosed shelter which we don't so I'll get heat off the like out the front of it when I have the thing open or if I stick my hands over top I get nice warmth or I can dry things above it I can dry my.
Shoes my seting bag whatever it just does doesn't kick out heat around which is fine but I'm glad I remembered that now I'm glad I found out without now this trip rather than having to depend on it it works in the tent that it comes with it's a small small little uh canvas tent.
Here we go I'm say I never gave you nothing I've got a water filter set up but it's nice to have hot water on the go for uh teas and what have you find the lid now that'll work sticks and Loops bro sticks and Loops see yeah yard sail in there but.
That's all right actually that those gloves are making the tarp droop we'll move those Wolfie and I went out for a couple hours saw two gross I missed one didn't get a chance at the other one um anyways came back and ate lunch this is cold to the touch and the fire is completely out so.
We're going to take advantage of this to empty it out and uh potentially move it is so this is where I slept last night I uh I put my little ther seat therel seat there because there's a big indent but I want to try to fix that.
Today and make this level take these down there's a couple good size stumps here get rid of those right now gu that's not too bad there actually cut it there I can get it farther out sorry oh I almost call him Scout sorry.
Wolfy okay so as long as me make it to about here just to be safe there we go he do do not nap time again.
Most of these need to be concentrated in the middle here I can also get more certainly not a problem abundance of them let's see oh much better put.
Someone this side here but oh man ready for a na good boy there he is he here he is good boy got some Maple and some Oak.
Here this will be enough for the rest of the night and some of tomorrow for sure I can even Grill up my London Broil I have for supper I'm the count of me not catching any birds no catching birds today you know well I sure am glad I sure am glad I had the hardwood blade on the saw now um cuz that was a lot of sawing and I'm.
Still not done at all but I have two piles shortish piles that are going to go for the most part in here and then longer gnarlier ones or ones I couldn't really get on a good uh spot are going to stay out for a fire on the outside of the shelter I'll leave a couple of the smaller ones out here to split down too.
But yeah actually the maple was harder than the oak the oak has deteriorated a little bit it's still very very very good wood just uh the that Maple is like like a rock like very very dense anyways I still have this this holy crap that's heavy those are the two Maple and then one of the Oaks left so I'm done sawing for a.
Bit now uh get some of this for the inside as well and then I don't know if I'll make it I might I was considering making a fire pit right here I would have to line it with rocks and everything dig it out line with big rocks I could do that I like it out there but it gets.
Windy we shall see anyways I need some water so it's the be free the thing same thing I always use it's just this is the bladder form of it so this has the sorry not bladder the gravity form of it it has a 3 l capacity it still runs on similar filter I believe I don't think you can plug it into the normal one but into the small.
Bag but anyways we go down and get some water these ones have a little handle which I may take off after this one's no good and I'll use it on my other ones because this is Handy a handy handle very clear then the lid just screws on like normal flip her around handy dandy leash.
Hanger thingy and then you got your like uh pinch like other ones have on off flow anyway works good well we brought it there's no use in not using it the wind is picking up this is a 6x8 or 5x S one of the two so this will reach most of the way to the top here.
Actually yeah I'm going to have to figure out what exactly I want to do I can make a almost a full wall almost a PO wall going get out some cordage and test some ideas out this guy over here man COA.
Steak in the bottom here or a rock or a log whatever not too bad actually it's kind of cool we shall see see like it's far from perfect it's got gaps everywhere but yeah it's a thing well certainly a Wind Block if nothing else and um I can.
Actually I just looked on this side I can improve it a bit and again I don't know if I'll leave it there but I'll leave it there for now gives a nice orangey glow in here too there we go of little more of a Wind Block if I do that yeah or I can make better.
Stakes or whatever that come out easy enough and then if I want to bring it up just throw it on top that'll block off some of the gap on top and get rid of this for me if I want to have a little view happy about that.
Cool I like it I like it a lot look that meant to be meant to be I say stay nice cool man very freaking cool multi-functional tarp Mansion all right well I do want to make a fire pit here I'm going to make it nice big safe and use useful for myself so I don't care if it's there I just don't want it to it's.
Going to drop here that's fine so let's say here is the cut off and we'll make it like this big like that that'll be plenty all right I want to go get myself a good digging stick and dig this down as far as I.
can maybe I don't need a digging stick it's pretty getting there pretty good so three 3ish feet there and uh I'll only make the the fire pit like 3/4 of that big so that there's extra room to uh spare on my travels today I found not much no I found uh some.
Flattish rocks but it's a little bit of walk to get there it'll be easier to paddle there and then load them up into the canoe so that's what we're going to do I'll come back and hike up the little I don't know 30 yards it is to the camp from the water not a bad deal he's just laying there at Camp he.
Definitely heard me get into the boat and everything pretty comfortable out here he is yeah here's a bunch right here some flattish ones hey bud you left me what's.
Up good boy hey I left you he left you hey good dog good dog all right back at camp we got six decent size.
Rocks oh all right we're getting there I've got to go get other rocks now okay that's what I came up with looks very good to me for size reference decent size and then it's got these blocking uh rocks so that nothing no Embers roll out and all the the.
Ground's covered by rocks so feel feel very good about it actually I'm going to quickly make myself up a little tripod to hang my London Broil up high up off the high enough off the off the uh heat because it's pretty thick and I want to cook it good it looks and smells delicious I just had one before.
My whole life and uh I absolutely loved it so we're going to try and make it good need one more STI I'll have to lash uh some side pieces here to put the grill on I think but as for now this will be good check this bad boy out s garlic sausage in the middle and steak on the.
Outside right on the Pampers wipes and this looks Prime for cooking let's hope I don't regret this but this is what I've come up with oh boy so good smells so good don't fall okay now I can obviously adjust this as I need to but this is how it'll go for now big rocking bed of hardwood coals.
Here and I got French fries to make as well I've already cut up the potatoes what do you think oh yes that is looking fantastic what got french fried good up they're sitting in the uh solidified bacon grease so that's nice it'll tastes good.
And uh put a tiny any bit of seasoning on it all right it's actually raining now so I've got to get all my stuff inside the the Mansion see yeah it's it's raining buddy you can come in the shelter you know you can come in eh I'm going to.
Attempt I'm going to I'm going to attempt to flip this thing without disaster happening maybe it's not ready oh it's pretty soft oh boy oh wow that looks.
Good oh man that smells good too all righty I didn't let it burn down but it seemed like we kind of too flip it I'm going to put a little bit more hardwood on split up lendon broil is off it might pop it back on after the fries are done just warm it a bit ready to put the fries on but before we do that we got our bacon.
Grease melted add that with our oil I want to try to deep fry these suckers as good as possible I'll put them in the SE hopefully leave it Mission success where is my flipper.
At I got my fries kicking put a little seasoning salt on them pieces you know all right tell me that doesn't look good anybody ever watch uh scrolling through stupid Tik Tok or YouTube shorts or whatever this guy named old time hockey h a w Ki he always like he lives in a cabin in M Michigan I believe he's always like uh cooking things he just.
Such a chill dude oh hello buddy how about ice cold pop he's always got a verners okay I'm happy with that happy with that the sausage is cooked the steak is not fully cooked a little pink little tiny bit so we're good we're happy with that oh hello buddy and he always plays like.
A vintage um like Sega or Nintendo like hockey game or whatever whatever it is Duck Hunt anything it's uh he's got a little two Australian shepherds I think anyways probably the most wholesome calming thing you could watch on there.
Okay look toasty toast this is nice man I'm glad I built the fire pit here super windy out there at least most of the time this is much chill much more chill what a nice cold pop buddy oh boy that's good cheers yep garlic.
Sausage I believe it's flank steak will you back up please there's things here that are not for you no back up I'll give you some don't worry very tender juicy sausy Smokey just delicious relax good boy got to take it nice.
Okay all right well folks this is the part where I eat this is very very very good I would highly recommend it's not a Wellington it's not a beef wellington or whatever that is this is a London and broil I was confused at first not hard to confuse me Old cile.
Joe the fries dipped in the sauce are uh on point a little steak Saucy here steak sausage combo sauce all right goodbye meeting well it's 8:00 I'm going to lay down and read a book on my phone and relax I got.
About 10 hours of sleep last night I think maybe eight anyways good night's sleep I'd like to get another one and get up early again hopefully get something tomorrow I don't know how much longer I'll stay if I don't like I saw two birds today that was the closest I came too gross and if.
I don't I guess I'll leave these on till I grab the camera if I don't see too much more tomorrow maybe I'll stay one more night and head out but I'm not too sure we have uh I have other options of places to go with Wolfie just have to leave this spot pretty good light from just that fire I.
Have no artificial light on right now at all except for my charger over there but that's a reflection there I like it man I'm very comfortable in here
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