Semi Permanent Winter Camp in the Woods -Constructing a Camp Table Constructing an Axe Place, Cooking Food
Hello folks how are you Joe here got Wolfie we're back at the semi-permanent winter camp we got here earlier today just been hanging out got the fire going it's nice and warm in here and we experienced the most snow fleas I've ever seen in my life these are all snow fleas falling down we're gonna.
Spend the night out here I got a project or two I want to do but mostly it's just about relaxing with the dog he was cooped up haven't been out here for like five days so uh yeah it's time to go gotta get uh some firewood in there again one thing I have been doing today is cutting firewood so I'll show you my wood store and cut some more and uh yeah.
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This will be the other side of my little table and building foreign some of these twigs kindling as opposed to just leave them in the bush to rot which isn't a bad thing either because the forest we'll use that to regrow but anyway.
Doesn't matter either way yeah that's long enough all right just going to clean it up a touch it's pretty funky this one but it'll serve its purpose for the winter shirt clean it up.
Got all this turkey tail on it what is the Latin name for turkey tail you guys remember I'm sure I've told you countless times versicolor The Meta is for me these Versa color and it looks like a turkey tail surprise people always ask me about puffy coats.
Or I worry to wear them in the bush and everything doing all this stuff nope I'm not and they do get poked and rip this up but you know the good fans the beauty part about it is foreign where it would be a little bit of tape a little bit of Tenacious Tape.
And you're all good Joe's your uncle let's try get this up here now try do there is no try there's only two all right it's not cinch up on each other like so and then a little bit there okay I'm going to bring the other side down some which is okay easy enough to do.
That's on there let's move them both down then all right over there for that guy I might even set something under here just to keep it bricked up like that okay cool now we'll uh get a piece for the middle.
And call it a little table you know oh see that broken off tree there kind of in the middle well that's his proximity to the camp I know I can use a length of it to go in the middle uh for the top of the table and also I can probably use some of it.
For kindling and or firewood depending on how far gone it is but let's get it out of here just in case because of its proximity to the camp because of the wind and there's no need to leave it up I was lucky the other night look how close that came.
So ideally I get it as wide as this is tapering and snug it in between this and that pretty tightly those trees so I think the bottom part of the tree will be that size diameter a really quick measurement tells me that uh two of these ax lengths is the length I need so I'm gonna actually I need to start Mark where I start.
It's right there boom and Bill and I'll cut that flush with the saw and hope it fits you might have to do some fan dangling finagling all right let's go see looks short looks short both good boy there he is he's always around eh he's.
Always around good boy yeah there's no way it was gonna fit in the first time I do some little trimmings but she'll go one cookie coaster we'll use that as a coaster you know I gotta fix up this backlog for sure but it is somewhat of a tableau.
Little cable just to put random-ish and it's not uh not even close to being level but it's okay I'm fine with that don't call me okay bam look at that useful already now when I'm out and about just working I don't have.
To try and hang anything up it works great I think I just toss it on here you know what I mean and I'm sure there's plenty other things drinks camera uh lots of stuff and the other day I remember wishing I had a table here so boom there it is and the rack is doing well as as well although.
It's not being very you used very much today for some reason I guess I could put my stuff up there just for posterity's sake but who cares okay now cut up more firewood started thinking about supper too.
Over well we're waiting to cook up our food foreign there too we got a lot of wood here but not a lot of it's cut to length yet it's kind of is gathering it and putting it here all day a lot of maple.
Some of it's marginal some of it's like this stuff not so dry just yet but again it can dry there over the winter and or I can split it down and put it in with some good wood and it'll it'll make a turd it'll make it full it'll make an Amber you know.
All right let's get this stuff in there trim that up a bit this is nice and dry and throw it in the fire or not too I want to spend the next little while cutting up all this firewood that I have under here still needs to be cut to size putting a little bit more and really putting an effort into stacking up my.
Firewood here foreign log there so I can fit more yeah that works gotta mix it big and small and hardwood and soft wood which is nice to have the variety more in the back here so I don't lose my space.
Ah that stuff has to be seasoned longer anyway so it's okay being back farther away I gotta get some more still but it's not doing so bad I was sure happy to have it the other night I'll tell you that when I came out all right so this is just some smaller stuff I guess like I only need to Buck.
It down right now but that works well getting there something anyway a little bit a little bit of storage oh yeah it looks okay looks okay wood that fell the other night all these pieces of tree kind of fell in my.
Outdoor fire spots so I don't want to move too far because I think you can burn a lot of it especially Outdoors it doesn't really matter oh the quality of the wood so maybe I'll just stack this behind the wood shelter for now maybe uh wood storage for now so that if I want I can access the.
Outdoor fire pit they burn all this stuff too actually maybe I'll wait until it gets real cold and have a nice outdoor fire foreign 's got to be boiled by now you think oh yeah oh she's rolling bud for a hot minute.
It's getting dark it's dark early this time of year well I know it's a lot of sawing that you're seeing but that's just the reality of it out here right I don't have a chainsaw I'm not cutting down big pieces of wood for Timber I'm using wrist thick to thigh thick pieces therefore I need to cut more.
And you're still just seeing a fraction of it foreign I'm actually in the process right now of buying some land 100 acres off grid there's a little tiny camp on it that I'll build onto and I can get deer and just be self-sustaining out there so if that's.
The case you'll see me doing this type of stuff a lot more but with chainsaws and four wheelers and things like that Real Deal stuff not just playing around anymore but actually like improving my life improving our situation with property and food from it.
Cutting trees for firewood having it as an investment for down the line raising my kids on it close to my house I can store things there and then there's bear deer turkey moose uh bunnies and it grows anything you can think of so fingers crossed folks that that happens and then.
The channel will take a little bit of an arc I'll still Camp Lots especially in the three seasons that I can't normally uh but winter and fall probably be dedicated to that place but we'll see anyway I really hope we get it it's like 90 sure so that's cool.
We're losing light here uh maybe we'll get some wood split up put it in the tent here and uh and close up for the night Wolfies ko'd well that's good feeling good these days folks feeling pretty good I got some cedar here I brought from home I don't want to split up for some kindling as well.
If you remember the other day the last time I came I cut this down because I was afraid it was going to fall on the tent I thought it excuse me I thought it was a new break it was not a new break and if you look at the first video in the series you can tell that regardless I still cut it down and I can use it for chopping block if I can get it over.
There see oh yeah not a problem this is maple it's kind of funky though yeah ribs are feeling much better whoa okay.
Okay wherever it wants to sit it's fine with me for the morning or if the fire goes out and just split down that much I can baton the rest or make shavings for the rest I really need to.
This log will make life much easier shavings on it split on it probably sit on it too split on it and sit on it too all right this is plenty corn wolf come on man that orange really stands out perfect foreign.
Orange pieces of paracord uh Scouts collar oh she's a little foggy pretty nifty having this field here there's another property Over Yonder this guy's got a on Camp so I don't want to get too close to theirs bow season is still open so be.
Respectful and uh keep on our own lane you know I know that's what I would want all right well I'll probably uh close the tent back down and relax for a little bit get back with you when I'm about to cook supper we got a burger I'm gonna cook a burger with some barbecue sauce and some cheese.
Curds and Wolfie's been eating turkey all day we got a turkey off the road or some flat meat earlier so he's uh he's loving that so I've got my uh green peppers and my garlic in here they've been on for a hot minute so we're going to take them out and throw.
Our Burger on which is what we have for supper put all the stuff in her and then we'll throw it back on after when the Burger's done oh yeah.
Foreign s the cheese to resistance little cheese curds should be pretty Canadian after this oh she's starting to melt let's get some barbecue sauce up on that piece then we'll mash the garlic into that too actually let's get the garlic in there.
Now oh yeah Mash that piece up wow a little toasty a little toasty there we go Beauty Beauty get this back on we're all milked that's gonna be good.
All right we lost one we lost a soldier let's see if we can get the soldier back Soldier Boy oh green Soldier oh boy oh yeah she gonna be good yeah.
Oh my goodness all right let's give this thing a bite wow wow back up um I've never tasted anything like this um.
Wow that's so good damn no joke no joke this is freaking delicious so much barbecue sauce and cheese and peppers.
Oh my God oh man if not the best burger I've ever had right on point right on point with the best ones oh man it's so good why did I just blow them up.
That's not the first time either great good boy good boy there's nothing for you here anymore so I've been putting this away in the daytime when I'm out here I'm bringing this back out at night so I can kind of just not get it wet and use it as a.
Floor you have to worry about stepping down onto something cold or wet especially in the middle of the night when I have to get up and pee so this is perfect and uh leave it like this tonight get get it out of here in the morning as well lay down.
Hey Wolfie all right then just look that somewhere that's fine too see that piece of paracord I've got tied up there just to dry stuff out I'm going to do the same over here so we'll start over here on the Carabiner just uh double overhand it'll hold I'm not going to put anything.
Too heavy up here and then the same over here it's an overhand or a double and then we can find things easier than using the carabiner dry our clothes or what have you much easier.
There we go and that way they don't have to be so close to the stove pipe now the tent mostly shut now just keeping it open a little bit for Whoopi if he wants to get in and out you getting it thank you well I'm just going to take it easy now.
Probably read my book for a bit and uh I pass out pretty early I like sleeping here I get a really good sleep and uh I don't have to worry about going to bed at any certain amount of time I just get good sleep when I'm out here so that's always awesome I'm just chilling out not much to do you.
Know my book to read here which I'll probably do in a bit but might as well make up some shavings like I've been doing for the morning I got a uh my blanket down here so I can catch them all and then I'll put them in my Ziploc bag for the morning.
It's a good practice to get into I really like coming out here and just like living this life you know I mean I can really see if I didn't have a family doing this permanently but having a family cuts that off and I'm fine it's I'd much.
Rather have my girls and be by myself in the woods here but I think um if I do end up getting that property I'll end up going out there for a couple like for a month at a time or whatever and just relaxing and cooking food I catch there and bring it.
Bring there and it's all on propane and everything so I just um I haven't been away for a cat like a long extended camp in a long time remember I used to go on like these big long 10-day trips and stuff and I still do in the summertime where but like I haven't really done a winter one that long in a long time and.
That time of the year tends to be downtime for me personally like mentally so I think that this will improve that and I'll have a spot where I want to go and improve on and just keep going to and build and stuff so anyway I'll hold my fingers for that across my fingers I think it'll work out I think.
I'm gonna get it and I'll certainly let you folks know if I do if and when I do but um anyway that's what's on my mind quite a bit these days especially the way the world's going you know I don't want to sound like a crazy Doom and Gloom guy but like having your own proper doesn't seem property.
Doesn't seem like a bad idea where you can get food and potentially live and you know it's just a place just something of my own I got about two acres at home and it's nice so it's just not this it's not I'm gonna have Mama on 100 acres here and it's not mine though.
That's a thing I have all the access to it I want it's just not mine it's different great it's different so we'll see see how she goes let's have blank in the blank tell them to open the blank I hate a blankety blanket they don't even know what it blanks see the glowing stove.
There you go a little bit anyways it's bedtime I'm going to bed see you guys over here just making some crazy noises foreign 's last name was Hogan so I think I'm almost almost there Jiao Haugen and.
Joe again might well it's about that time folks I'm gonna go to bed I'm gonna go to bed I'll get with you in the morning good night foreign.
Well we had a pretty late start this morning surprise surprise I spent the morning out in search of that porcupine that I showed in my last video or a few videos ago now the owner of the property contacted me after he watched that video and he's like man Joe if you can uh get that I'd like that.
So we went out this morning looking and I'm happy to say great success so we went by and dropped it by his place there at the beginning of the Woods on this Hundred Acres I'm on and uh he was very grateful we cleaned it up.
And uh Wolfie got some and yeah everybody's happy and I'm happy to help give back I do other things and whatever little things here and there when I can but he doesn't like to accept things but this you asked for so I was very happy to get it for him extremely happy.
I was able to find the exact same spot I found last time way in the middle of the Bush not on the trail at all and uh yeah but this guy's hope he found them Wolfie was a little bit bummed out he wanted some more but normally I'd give them most of it but just all the quills was no good right so.
Not most of the porcupine most of whatever we catch we're not here so I'm very hungry I brought uh some sausages and eggs to have for well I guess it's brunch now we'll make up some tea and uh yeah just enjoy the the nice day.
With Wolfie I'm gonna go to um memorial thing today for my neighbor's brother so we'll be doing that later on but for now we Ocha oh oh.
I even took it off because I knew it was gonna be hot it's not so bad not so bad got one more to cook he will be a raw one earlier bam not too shabby oh you know I've eaten porcupine before.
It's actually on a video on my channel um called northern northern Michigan winter camping something along those lines Maybe I don't know man first couple years of my YouTube channel and it was with loan tracker from the hammock forums in Bushcraft USA from the Upper Peninsula a real real.
Woodsman type dude and Ken kgd my old buddy and boss from Windsor we used to do a bunch of canoe trips together as well I got a couple cheese curds left over from last night's uh Burger Extravaganza I might throw them in here and see what happens tons of residual Heat.
Oh yeah in this pan El good boy well good morning very good morning I'm very very very very happy about what happened this morning have they mentioned that hmm.
I barely ever have breakfast sausages is that a big thing that's a big thing in England isn't it beans is it breakfast sausages like this or are they bigger and what spanger is in Mash beans and mashed potatoes I don't know what a banger is it's a straight Banger dude he's a.
Straight Banger dog um it's pretty good this is a banger right here this is from bangers and mash right here oh it feels like this place is really coming together I'll probably uh make a proper saw horse out there.
And a a proper ax station as well Tosh is coming he's gonna bring his own tent so we're gonna set it up there and we'll have like a a tent off ow and uh we'll have it we'll have a tent off and see uh the differences and similarities and.
Benefits and negatives of each his is very similar to this all right back up now boom I'm telling you these cord keeps are sick I don't need this up anymore because it just stretches this out too much when I'm trying to zip it shut I've had it tied up to that tree but.
Just very loose it's not even really doing anything except for impeding my walking so what I think we're going to do is I'm going to move my chopping uh log that I got last night from over there because I think Tosh wants to set up right in front and have like the awnings uh come out together like a porch which would be really cool I'd.
Like to do that as well so in order for that to happen it can't be making permanent things over here so over this side is totally fine it's out of the way and it's flat this over here that was silly oh boy well.
Through The Testament strength of it because I just that tree tuck that tree right onto it and uh no worse for where I don't think this log is nice but it's rolling and this uh will hopefully prevent that split this down okay there's.
One I'll shave it down to make it better and it'll get two out of this so it's not so bad those knots are pretty strong supposed to be spruce foreign okay so three of them okay something.
The snow fleas are all back all those black things you see there's snow fleas if you wash they'll jump see anyway well I was over here admiring all the snow fleas I found another rock this one's nice and big that's gonna be flat back to it so.
Perfect for the fire pit okay Wolfie A good rule of thumb not that it matters with this smaller wood in diameter but to start your notch make your notches wide as the wood is in diameter and then that way by you get wave V's.
Out by the way you get by the time we get to the end it's still it hasn't narrowed out to a fact where you can't split through it and that is soaking wet I can tell because it's cold on my lips freezing cold on my lips so that's no good but at least we're able to find that out.
And now we can move it out of our way foreign not good company a bad egg would be nice if and when this area gets full of snow we have a little bit of a clear spot with nothing surprising underneath it we can gather snow and or walk without.
Fear of the dog poking himself or something like I said I want to leave this up I plan on doing that oh teeth but he is probably iced tea now lukewarm tea lukewarm foreign for today I'm gonna head home and get ready to go.
Out snowed a little bit last night foreign
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