SOLO BUSHCRAFT CAMP 4 Items Handiest -Natural Shelter- Wild Game Over the Fireplace
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Join me on a Solo bushcraft camp.
On this trip I choose 4 items of camping gear to take with me winter camping.
I build a natural shelter, and cook wild game over the fire.
This was a fun test of my winter camping skills, and a fun bushcraft overnighter.
Hey guys how you doing thanks for clicking on the video i have a super exciting outing today we're gonna do an overnight in this winter wonderland it's been snowing all morning all day all day yesterday i've only got a small backpack on this is my maxpedition condor too and inside that i only have four pieces of gear.
I have an axe a small axe i have a cooking pot i have a fire steel and i have a sleeping bag now it's not too cold right now it's only about negative two degrees celsius but tonight it's going to get down to negative seven degrees celsius i have a negative 10 degree bag so right on the.
Verge of what it needs to be and i have no sleeping pad so that means i have to build a shelter build a bed with pine dowels spruce bells balsam fur balls whatever i can find we do have one piece of meat in the backpack that we can cook up over on a spit over the fire tonight left my truck on the side of the road i hiked in i've.
Already been hiking in a little bit here just kind of checking out the area checking out the situation what i really need to do now is hike my butt far in and start chopping down some trees and make myself some some a shelter because i need to stay warm tonight now the bush i'm in.
Now the bush i'm in varies quite rapidly um depending on where you go in it so right now i'm in a little bit of a bit of a clearing as you saw and on the ground the snow isn't that deep but it's deep enough right not so bad um but if i can i prefer to find a spot like this right here there's only maybe.
An inch of snow whereas over there there's five six seven inches um doesn't really matter right now depending on where where i come up in the in the woods but like i'm saying i don't have a shovel i don't have snow shoes or anything to kind of dig away the snow and i need to get rid of the snow so finding a spot that's really.
Sheltered by a lot of thick trees a lot of conifers with bows that's gonna be ideal here's a prime example of what i'm talking about see this tree right in front of me how it's blocked just got tons of snow all hung up on the bows if you look underneath it you can actually see grass.
So obviously that's too small but that's the gist of what i mean man look at this please this is a thick thick bush just walking through the woods trying to find a spot and i come across this so this is definitely useful.
Especially when you don't have much tools to work with see i can make that into a bit of a lean too or even a debris shelter more of a debris shelter i guess and then look underneath it's already barely any snow there solid on there.
I think uh i think this looks pretty good actually there's a ton of conifers and cedar spruce and balsam fur that i can see right right in this general area that i can use their bowels for bedding and for um shingling this might work.
If i put my head here the only thing is for a fire there's a big tree right in the way here and then also there but if i faced it the other way it might be all right this was the open side this is what i mean back there is it's pretty covered pretty pretty uh.
Heavily treed i don't really want to put a fire that close to those trees whereas this side it's relatively open it's just got these tiny little ones that i can take down and use anyways you know the fire here front i think i'm going to take this spot i've walked.
About as far as far as i want to go i don't really want to go any farther i left the truck at around noon it's got to be about one o'clock right now which gives me about four hours of light and if i want to build a shelter and have a sufficient time and and energy and all that stuff i should start now so i think that's what i'll do.
Well before i start i should probably get all this snow down before it falls on me i'm sure it will eventually all righty i'm going to keep all these branches because they can be part of the ribs rib work for my shelter.
more stuff that can be used for the back all right it's looking good let's get down under there and see if it's big enough i think it is going to be big enough it's definitely tall enough no no doubt about that um.
My head down here laid flat out plenty of room uh yeah i got to get rid of a lot of this snow because it goes up on a slant and that's not good once the water once the snow starts.
Melting into water and running into my shelter is not what i want to happen so yeah there's all sorts of dead decomposing matter and stuff under here too build up a little hump we'll have to clear this all the way chop these trees down too.
I need more room i need to make it wider and i need the the bows off the trees anyway so in keeping with the four item thing i didn't bring any water uh and als in all honesty seriousness i do have one supper for me i'm gonna cook that later on but i don't have any water i'm gonna.
Have to melt snow uh for water so i'm actually already kind of parched i'm gonna eat a little bit of snow it's not advised to do this but i'm not trying to like hydrate with it i just need to it's just a little parched a little posh you know.
Anyways um so i gotta get i gotta move on i gotta fire going melt snow hopefully survive the night it's gonna take a little bit of a finesse too because i don't have uh something to strike the fire steel with.
I do have my axe and we'll use that if we have to but yeah we'll see what we can do this is where snowshoes come in handy any big branches like that i find or sticks on the ground i'll throw back there for building use there's a lot of big rocks.
On the ground so i don't really want to just be chopping into the stuff on the ground trying to get rid of it okay i'm getting warm i'm getting warm you guys like my hat i like it ah okay.
It's a real woodsman's hat you know it's a vibe i get from it anyway i am uh quite warm quite warm okay i have no extra clothes in my bag no extra socks or anything i always always always bring extra socks i did not and going with the theme i can show you guys exactly what i do.
Have later on because i have a headlamp i have a filming light and i have like a chest mount for my gopro just some accessories for for filming but honestly.
Gear wise for four pieces of kit okay getting there as you can see look at my my woodsman's cap okay oh and then it covers the old ears oh more fudge style is this a stormy crowner stormy cromer stormy chromer is that this type of hut it's not the brand i.
Know that but look at me look at me all rolled up pulled up from the balled up yep all right well i gotta get this tree down this one maybe even that third one but if i start chopping.
I'm gonna be a little wet a little cold probably should have waited to take off my coat eh oh yep yep no probably about it oh boy stormy chrome okay all right.
So okay well great success with that i did see a problem though first off i was able to just bang the snow off the bows but look at the top it's straight frozen like froze to it this is very wet and once i lay on it.
My body warmth will start to warm that up and melt it my sleeping bag is going to get very very wet i have no barrier like i have no like vapor barrier sleeping pad anything like that to block myself from that so i really will have to be diligent in putting the proper pieces down for my bed.
And even above me too because once my my body warmth and like the the fire and everything starts going i think they're gonna start dripping so drip drip came through dripping snow on my face and my feet are kicking man that's kind of disheartening.
Seeing all that i'm gonna have to end up laying my jacket my two jackets beneath my sleeping bag on top of those all right i've really cleaned out the area now beneath it's actually looking really good.
So it's time to start putting across the pieces on the back the ribs i got three pulls so far two of which might be long enough where i can cut them in half but uh then we'll go around find some dead fall just stuff to really stick on the back then bow it up first guy.
I actually don't even want to make it that wide out i want to make it pretty tight to me almost straight up and down really so that's where she goes and yes i can cut off half of that she goes up and it's still nice and big so i can use that top part even if it's not big enough to go right.
Next to it i can use it down there somewhere so if i needed to just to come to the top of here i don't need any overhang at all and just make a little oh man i thought that was rust i thought that was rust already on my axe it's dead wood dead wood see blink.
All right anyways make a little mark that way i know where to choppy choppy and that'll be right there i know i'm weird i just i can't help it i don't know what to say and this one fits as well so boom right there two for the price of one pretty good not too shabby.
All right this is a prime piece of cedar it's probably good for firewood but i will use it right now in my shelter building process because that's what's important right now and it is it's really dry i'm sure there's dry wood i'm sure there's more dry wood.
Around so anyways we'll use this i've already got a bunch of ribs on there with this and this should be the most most of the rib work done all right i need a piece that is similar in length to this one so i'll just be using this as a marker.
Stick holding it up to my cedar it's actually that mark is where i chopped already roughly so that's a good starting point good marker all right maybe one there a couple at the end but.
Yeah she's pretty good she's pretty good remember all the branches we cut off and found on the ground all piled back here they are going to be very useful right now and tying this whole thing together by kind of like.
Joining all the ribs in this little puzzly tangled mess and then all the spruce bows actually their uh balsam fir bows can go on it i definitely don't want to put this big one with all the snow on there because it's going to again.
Melt and come into my shelter i'm going to end up poking my eye out it's pretty simple the long ones go where they're needed in long spot and the short ones go where they're needed over in the short spots and because these are all twisted and.
Gnarled kind of tuck them into each other a little bit maybe not so much there but you know what i'm trying to say there we go there we go there we get it it's tight tight uh quarters.
Back in here my shelter will be nice and nice and roomy oh this is barely anything at all that's cool it's like maybe enough for almost half a bed this is pretty vertical but same as any shingling job you're gonna start at the bottom.
And work your way up just like drake says and then that way anything that does try to run down it won't come into your shelter this case being snow potential melt uh drops.
Oh man so we're gonna be here for a while just kind of weaving getting a framework in first right and then weaving them in as they should go well we're not really getting too far off that it started but when you come over in front you can really see that.
That absolutely did nothing i know i need to go get more uh vows what i want to do is try to find like an old spruce tree that's falling down and then i can just clean up the valves there's still needles on them that won't have to take too much down too many trees but if not it's okay too i can go around and clean up some uh.
Low-lying limbs and uh do it that way all right well leave the big camera there i'll take the gopro and we'll head off and try and find a down spruce that's not too far away.
This is the extent of how far i've come i got right over here and got some firewood or some some building material i mean this place is thick very thick no shortage of trees no shortage of valves either but like i said.
If i can do it this way it'll be better it'll be easier for building it'll be less impact that's good firewood that's a cedar so there's a down spruce there but there's no bows left on it here's another good dead piece of cedar actually i should bring that back i could make a bow drill with this.
I'll leave it right here and i'll just follow my footprints back it's so thick in here guys okay again this is uh this is too good to pass up this is some prime prime seeder like that stuff is quite dry so.
There's a hole in there i'm going to take this while i can while i'm here and i see it oh that's strange it's hollow hmm bye that is crazy that's all the inside of the wood.
They're just kind of gone gone to punk huh well make some good kindling anyway down here this part i'm sure it's solid up there again i'll just follow my truck back to that and.
Carry it out well i don't want to walk too much farther i haven't seen anything laying down yet as you can see there's no shortage like i said so huh oh it's so nice out here.
That's how much snow there is 10 inches almost all right i should start making my way back now there's that wood i'm back there i gotta grab that but this wok has been uh very promising for resources this is a huge spruce.
Um sap sap knot i guess a big old sap drop sap look at that resin it's very very flammable and that will come in handy later on all right i was able to find quite a bit somewhat dry ones like they still have ice all built up on them but.
They're relatively dry i am uh pretty snowy a pretty snowy guy i'm getting really thirsty they need to slow down i'm losing time it's after two again it gets dark at five star gets it starts getting gloomy about 4 30.
There's not too much sun today so oh my goodness i i need need a fire um i think i'm going to take a break from doing this this can be my bedding i believe this can be my bedding um i'll show you what i do have take a small little break eat some snow and then continue at it because.
I need my shelter to be done in all honesty i don't really need that back to be completely airtight and and stuff but this is nothing like it's not good not good yet but my bed is becoming important as well especially with all these these frozen pieces um.
Yeah i'll be fine i know i'll be fine even if it's a cold night it's just it's gonna be uncomfortable and it's gonna suck but that's the realities right you can't say oh i want to go out and build a bow bed and expect them to be powdery snow that just brushes off right you can't.
Control that at all and having the option having the option of the knowledge of being able to say forget it i'll leave my my sleeping pad at home is a pretty cool thing and it takes.
You need to keep up with it keep up practicing it and stuff so again all those reasons plus it's just a cool video i think to do it with minimal gear all right let's show you what i have explanation condor 2 probably one of the if not the first bush bushcraft backpack i ever bought 10 years deep and running.
Okay first off my headlamp it's just for safety and filming at night i'm not counting that as one of my my items batteries for my dslr obviously not counting that as item i have a big old dirty light for night time filming anyways it's a.
Big old dirty light not counting that as one of my items the big part this is a snowshoe hare that's my food i've got my little tripod for the light all right let's get to the actual items that i'm counting as.
Gear the only real items that are here right the food's not gear the lights are gear but you need that in order to see so i have my zoom bag my pot my 10 centimeter billy and my fire steel and then you've seen me use my axe today.
Already these are my four items one two three four nothing else in my bag so yeah this this hair was uh got by my neighbor's parents.
She's frozen we're gonna have to uh thought over a fire for a while before it starts to cook but we'll have lots of time tonight once it gets dark because it gets dark at five like i've said oh i'm getting chilly getting chilly.
All right well i might as well put this on my person i will put my excuse me i will put my sleeping bag back in the backpack just for trying to keep it dry purposes and my batteries all right i should start doing stuff now running.
Out of time let's build this bed i hope i have enough here for it all right so like i said these are somewhat dry and a little bit bigger so i'm gonna do the whole herringbone dealio um the whole herringbone dealio meaning you're crossing the.
You're sorry they're putting the thick pieces on the outside and you're kind of crossing them in the middle so that you don't have them jabbing into you i don't know what's wrong with me when i try to speak sometimes herringbone dealio this is a perfect little um.
Size here this little divot that i've made to sleep in for me it's not too big at all it'll feel pretty tucked in there i'm sure comfortable and cozy just trying to stab it into the snow as much as possible.
Keep it somewhat flat that out of the way that wouldn't be comfortable well i can tell you already that this isn't going to be enough it's a good start but in all honesty.
Probably need three times this amount so that's cool lots of work guys lots of work don't think you just come out here halfway through the day and build one of these shelters in the winter time.
Like old joe here thinking he could do that i will get it done it's just gonna be working probably into the dark and a late supper but that's okay again this is a real deal scenario i'd be lucky to have half the stuff i have.
With me and half of this shelter done already so good to keep it in perspective well she's uh she's coming along as you can see i'm putting more on the back now i've been alternating between the bed and the back depending on what uh type of bow i've got whether it's soft or it's um wet or not.
So there's a chickity those chickens in the winter are pretty fun anyway i'm really parched and potched my lips are a little chapped i had to get some water on so i'm gonna.
Get a fire going there he is he landed like right on the top of the shelter there he is hey blood well that's always fun a little chickeny uh yeah i gotta get a fire going and get build some i gotta get a fire going and melt some.
Snow because i am very thirsty okay i've got my axe i'm going to go try to find a rock so that i can um break a piece off hopefully to use on the fire steel to strike the fire steel that way i don't have to ruin my edge and my axe.
And it will be easier to manage than trying to use my edge of my axe on a firesteel that's very close to my hand if you catch my drift i have found a rock now all i have to do see if i can break a piece off of it if i can i'm sure it'll break or sorry.
If i can i'm sure it'll be sharp enough to strike the fire still okay she's flaking i don't want to keep hitting it it'll ruin the temper of my axe mushroom it all out that'll work that is sharp.
It's very sharp i would like to have a bigger piece just something a little bit more substantial i'm really not too concerned with ruining my axis just i don't want to be smacking a rock too hard too many times there we go yes.
This is very shaly very shaley i'm sure one of these pieces will work i'm gonna bring them all back obviously cool all right dirty old blue jay above me now too all right there's my only prep my material is at least in the middle.
There you can see the spruce uh resin with the spruce resin i think that i will gouge it up pretty good make some dust yeah and then i'm working on top of this this this piece here is that old cedar that i grabbed that i said would make good kindling i just ripped it in half and it.
Made like a good little plate bulb fire tray dealie player tray is probably a good word fire tray so i meant to do the whole time and i knew it was going to work anyway lots of dust coming off of that so i'm going to combine that.
Inside of the cedar bark inside of the the birch bark everything's a little damp i'm being honest all this is a little damp but together it should go pretty good so here's that gummy resin.
Kind of tuck that in there tuck that in there and then i have my full chunk left for future use or if i'm having problems i can probably just sprinkle a little bit on there put some on after the flame starts to go if i can get it then obviously in front of me i have a.
Bunch of little twigs and stuff but this will be big enough well i guess i should do it properly right have your prep all ready do as you say joseph do as you say okay this is enough to get me out of trouble all right let's try this so.
Here's my fire steel one of the pieces oh yeah oh it's a weak spark oh very weak it's getting worn down very easily as well uh-oh not good.
I might have to find a different kind of rock oh man yeah okay well lesson learned not all rocks are created equal we have to go find another one yep like i can do it on my axe i can i just really don't want to use it on the blade.
Especially this axe i really like this axe all right give it another shot find another p find another rock it'll be easier if there was no snow obviously right it's funny how that works it's the same type i need more of a canadian shield type.
Rock that's all more like limestoney shale i think okay the third rock i found i think this is better this is more canadian shield i just broke this piece off cool got two pieces one size oh there we go a little bit more substantial all right.
Something here should work right hopefully one of these pieces would work oh it stinks there's sulfury smell almost okay let's go let's go back okay let's try this again this is one of the smaller pieces of the good rock.
The good rock oh yeah 100 times better spark already perfect ah wow man deteriorates quickly that's a problem okay my prep is the problem.
Sprinkle some spruce dust right on top gold spruce dust spruce tank all right it should go it should go use a big beefy part no messing around oh good sparks the sparks are 100 times.
Better already oh could have been bad darn man i'm gonna break a freaking another piece of this off it's not so bad there so oh my goodness i'm scared i don't even.
Know what to do right now i don't even know what to do that took way too long hulky smokes as doug would say oh my goodness gracious great sticks on fire that was that was something else you know that took some time.
Uh 11 minutes on my on my uh camera the thing that i'm filming with 11 minutes i gotta really just put time and effort now into building my bed i just gotta say screw it for the back uh it doesn't seem like it's gonna be.
Windy it's not windy now so hopefully that's enough for my back i know it's not i know 100 it's not but hopefully it will just do the job and uh you know keep whatever wind and snow off of me as much snow as possible but i really really really do need to work on the bed because without that there's no.
Way i can sleep or even stay warm i'll have to like make like a seat near the fire and sit here all night which i don't want to do so we will just work on the bed now and then it'll be supper time because we're losing light well that was uh that was interesting again.
I've done that before plenty of times and this is the right kind of rock and i had the right kind of materials and stuff so just goes to show you man silly rocks she going she's going and i'm soaked the gloves are soaked everything's got to dry out now but i need to get some water into me.
So i'll probably end up making some pine needle tea and just drinking this hot so i don't have to wait for it to cool down and having something hot in my belly sounds pretty good right now as packed as she's going let's get that on fire wow.
So i'll have to take this pot off here soon and add more snow so that it accumulates and gets to be enough to drink but this fire is going pretty good i'm sure it's not melted yet oh yeah melted pretty good actually the bigger hunk of snow in there still but we'll wait till it gets down and then.
Once it has some water already in it then uh it's much easier for the snow to turn to water it just kind of happens quicker a lot of the snow that was on me has melted off and dried off too so that's good i think just from working around sitting by the fire a bit too my knees are butter still wet but.
I'm going to throw my puffy on because i'm a bit chilled um and then what that will do is any dampness underneath here will dry even quicker because uh i have the outer layer on kind of trapping it i betcha this is about about ready oh yeah bud i got a half a cup of water there.
Already that's not too shabby or half a pot of water i should say still a little chunk of snow in there some good work done on the bed now this is more of a divot like so it is kind of actually even springy it's not the ground doesn't go.
Flat it goes in so these are these are built up in that divot a bit which i don't know if it's a good thing or not honestly a divot normally is like a cold well but this is not very very much down uh as opposed to the rest of the the.
Terrain hard to say it's not as it's not too much lower than the rest of this stuff i'm just trying to get all the ice and snow over there as much as possible feeling now i'm just putting the final touches on the bed feeling where for any any low spots.
Any spots that are not completely covered and buoyant bouncy springy a little bit of a pillow can't feel the cold too much through it right now a little bit but not too much oh this is nice.
This is a really cool view i'm very protected at least overhead wise if it started to drip or whatever behind me not so much it's not the worst thing though it is the winter time and it will block 90 of the snow coming down so.
I'm pretty confident here i do have a little bit more time i can get some more boughs let's uh check on our water oh she's boiling a little icy that's all right she'll cool down quicker to drinking temperature.
All right let that just steep there it cools down a bit well that rabbit's still pretty frozen so i need to uh i need to get up on a spit high up above the fire high enough where it's just going to kind of thaw and then i can slowly cook it in order to do that i already have that.
One pot holder that stick i need to prop that stick up against the tree and then make like a tripod or a bipod on this side and have it on there but i don't have any cordage i do i have some cordage.
Attached to my backpack i realize but i don't want to use it because it wasn't part of my four items if i have to i will but i think i can just kind of makeshift a tripod so that's what i'm going to do right now i don't want to let this fire go out.
Either i don't need it raging but i don't have to light it again especially with that silly fire steel rock method yeah i definitely don't want to have to light it again so we'll keep this thing going even if it's with just twigs for a while debris.
Little debris it's still way too hot to drink all right i got three poles here uh i use the ones that i took some valves off of so it's all getting put to use which is good i need to make a little.
Tripod dealie with no portage so i left a lot of the the old branches kind of just poking everywhere that way i'm hoping i'll be able to uh prop it up pretty sturdy like real sturdy like see.
Okay okay that might work i might have to bring it closer though my uh my cross pole is here i'll have to just prop it up on the tree with like another cut piece and then uh across there so i do need to bring this a bit closer.
This might even be too high this is way too high what am i even thinking this is way too high derp okay everything's gonna get dropped down i didn't mean that much but ah yeah that's.
It's good it's not frustrating at all loving it just embracing it you know just loving it oh my goodness oh and there goes my water oh oh guys.
Dude this is a this is a poop show dude all three quarters of my water is gone a few quarters of my water is gone that's like the first real sip i had of it oh man we'll get there we'll get there the first time i stood the tripod up.
It worked it was pretty secure i just needed to bring it forward some okay that's something that is something i just like that just like that and then this tree can you see this i'll just have to put like a piece of wood underneath it to keep it.
Up which is fine okay i think this is going to work i do got to get that fire going again i melt some more snow obviously oh man a lot of things are trial and error guys it's not all pretty instagram posts alrighty let's get some wood on here.
Again uh yeah that'll work that will do all right i'm gonna get that rabbit out the fire's actually too high here's the bar here i'll have to keep it lower this is just.
Sticks obviously once it's bigger logs it'll it'll have a lower flame but she's uh oh she's not solid starting to thaw a bit it's good there's flames there's still hair all over this let's singe it off oh yes yeah so she's gotta be.
Quite a bit higher that's gonna start to cook it right there alrighty see what we can do here there we go not a problem okay just gotta get it down a bit more.
Joe okay that's probably good now yeah things are happening things are happening bam well there i'm sorry there we go about perfect man just about.
Perfect this is the uh the failed attempt camp many many attempt camp that's all right that's all right okay after all of that i need to build the fire again.
Oh man this is going to be a cedar smoked rabbit losing light quick now um yeah i'd say at half an hour it's gonna be pitch black i know again it doesn't look like it on on the camera but it is so i got a couple more bows i could have done with a bunch more.
Probably another big arm load full but it's just not going to happen now i don't want to put more wet icy bows underneath so i decided to lay my fall raven jacket down as a buffer and that covers from my chest to my butt obviously and that's a good portion of it so i.
Built up a little pillow area i got my sleeping bag out now i needed out i wanted to keep it away from to keep away from sparks and stuff as much as possible but i need somewhere to sit i'm kneeling on this ice and my knees are getting pretty pretty sore and cold oh yes okay.
Okay this will be all right i'm down lower than the fire so it's almost at eye level which is good keep me nice and warm that rabbit is dripping drip drip.
All's right in the world i wish i had my doggie with me he's doing okay update here's a scout update he's doing okay i haven't given the chemo i have it at home i don't think i'm going to give it to him actually i know i'm not he's been doing all right and we'll just see how it goes from there but he's not.
All right enough to come out here with me he's pretty skinny now and i don't want him to be cold especially on this kind of camp if i was coming out with a tent or something and i could like have like a big blanket in there for him and stuff maybe i'll do that maybe that'll be my next camp just a not.
A hot tent just like a big tent have it nice and comfy in there i'll go snowshoeing around hiking around for the day cook off some good food and then um yeah crawl into the tent for the night maybe i'll do that with him but this kind of thing i didn't want to do just because it's more like survivally.
Um bare bones type thing where would he be at what would i have for him a spruce bells to lay on it's just not good enough so yeah maybe i'll do that though it'll be kind of cool.
Anyways thank you all again for everything uh matt from demolition ranch and vet ranch and off the ranch uh i spoke with him on the phone so thank you if you ever watch my stuff man that was really really really cool of you shows your shows your character i had to go through a screening a screening guide to tell them actually to prove who i was.
Type thing very nice people and matt was uh very very cool so that made my day and it's very very very awesome to see how much scout is loved all over the world i told a little bit of a fib i brought one more thing.
Oh look it look it it it matches my it goes with the leg of woolen leg of wool in anyone 16 year old lego fool in anyone my red and black plaid flask cheers.
This one was my favorite the lego balloon the 16. take another little nip another one more little nip then we gotta get some firewood because uh yeah running out of light big time i've learned to take smaller sips all right well well that guy stays there.
Thawing out and cooking we need to go get firewood because uh well we have some i've been throwing it here all day it's not gonna cut it i need firewood till about nine o'clock tonight where i can just say that's enough and i can go to bed and i assume it's around five four thirty ish right now didn't bring.
My uh my watch with me oh it's after five it's 506. oh snap i gotta get my butt into gear um i need firewood i need a little bit more firewood all right all right i was able to get some wood i got a decent amount i think.
Um some big pieces but as you can see it's dark now um i got to buck them up that's about it she's doing her thing looking pretty good actually i can get more wood on that once again it's a constant thing out here i have firewood.
And water i uh i still have to get more water into me oh that light's coming in handy already i've had it for a long time it's just like i don't know normally i have too much gear to bring in not the case this trip.
Can't even see what i'm doing kenya trying to be as careful as i can be keeping my legs back a good distance and hopefully over the swing of things because right now even if i wanted to get out it would be pretty impossible.
It's dark and i'm in the middle of this thick thick bush cut up a bunch of wood now still got a few pieces to go i think it'll last me till about eight or nine hopefully but i also got wise and grabbed a fork.
Of a cedar and use that to prop uh the end up instead of that old poopy log there no poop logs bro looking good looking real good actually i'm so hungry you know looking at the back of this shelter here.
It's really not that bad it's pretty covered man i don't see much snow getting through that at all like i can see my sleeping bag at the bottom but someone's not really gonna come in from the bottom a little bit of a fire gap or a gap where i can see the fire there other than that.
Not too shabby that is a bad spot there i guess but even even looking at it here like how is snow gonna get past that it's not so bad it's really not so bad it wouldn't protect from rain i know that 100 but that is the beauty of winter there's no rain i'm hungry.
I'm just gonna walk around grab some twigs and stuff right now just so i can keep um either adding them to the fire or save them for the morning whatever i need to do i just um i need to keep moving around and stuff because that uh that rabbit's nowhere near done.
I gotta melt snow i gotta mow snow that's what i need to do right now uh oh it's hot she's hot oh where's my gloves oh my goodness where's my gloves where's my gloves where are my gloves even where are they.
Not good not good oh joe oh oh oh got him no problem i knew where they were i got him i knew it the whole time not a problem at all see got him.
Just like i said oh she's cooking she's cooking that's good all right it's nice that fire is nice and hot it's drying me off pretty good so you can see the steam coming off my pants maybe i can it's.
Wet but from kneeling kneeling and then put my butt on my my feet here like i am here so gotta turn around and drop the old behind nobody likes a cold wet butt cbs cold butt syndrome all right you guys might be able to see pretty good there but i can't.
That light is put like kind of in my face so everything's black in front of me so i do need to use this as well i'm sorry if it throws it off i'll turn it down as much as possible there we go alrighty oh seems cooked to me.
Let's try maybe i can take off like a whole back piece here come on give me some meat give me some meat ah on she's juicy that's good i was afraid of it being very dry oh it smells delicious oh my.
Goodness what am i doing i'm freaking dig into this thing my mouth is watering guys like legit my mouth is watering it really does smell good like very good there we go that's what i'm waiting for um that's good.
Oh man it's not it's only tough near the you know the the outside of it like it's freaking it's juicing man the inside is super tender super juicy oh that's really good.
I like that i like that a lot cool got some more water i might as well pull that right off there cool down while i'm eating put it in the snow there's no snow anymore hey so the ground's all melted near me over there in the snow let it cool down.
Man i am a fan let me tell you come on give it to me give it to me there we go man i am so content right now this fire is super hot it's almost down to the coals but it's just like baking.
Radiating heat i've used up some of my wood a lot more excuse me and then i have more that i can buck up so all is well it's got to be like 7 30. no only quarter after seven.
Still i only got a couple more hours here before i'll be ready for bed i like doing different types of camps you know what i mean like right now i'm in the middle of the woods it's snowing i only brought one small backpack out with me you know i mean that was always my dream where i would.
Be able to just be like so self-sufficient that it's like i don't need to bring a ton of stuff don't get me wrong it's fun and i enjoy it more when i have a lot of things and i can be comfortable and not even a lot of things just about a normal sized backpack full of stuff it's really not a lot of things but.
Um excuse me one second i am hungry i'm hungry joe um it just makes me feel like a kid again you know it's fun it's fun coming out here doing these things setting parameters uh little challenges for myself you know i mean i wonder if i.
Can go with four pieces of gear and be comfortable for the night well i'm sure i can tell you right now i am i might be a little cold that bed is lacking the shelter is a little bit lacking but in all honesty all reality i don't need it um that sleeping bag is going to do the.
Trick and if it doesn't i'm going to sit up by the fire all night you know i mean i got a headlamp i can go cut more wood if i need it everything will be fine if i had more more time here if i had two days if i was spending two days out here i would build on to the front of the shelter you know what i mean create like a half of a half of a.
Shelter lean to on the front as well leave a little spot here where i can sit in front of my fire you know i mean be even more protected add more boughs add more bellows to the ground and stuff but it's just i'm just out here having fun you know i'm just out here playing around testing myself a bit making a video that's really the gist of it um.
But yeah i like doing stuff like this i think my next camp is going to be with scout like i said and do that um comfortable not anything like it's like crazy comfortable i'll i'll pull a sled behind me and i will bring like a normal tent you know i mean bring like a couple sleeping pads a big.
Blanket a big sleeping sleeping bag and put over top of both of us and just chill you know what i mean go snowshoe around in the daytime like i said cook up some good food spoil them just have some fun with them maybe take some night photography shots if i can't buy a lake or something.
The possibilities are on this anyway i'm really hungry and i'm eating i'm not eating as much as i'm talking so i'm gonna eat the rest of this and i'll get back with you guys in a little bit i just had to show you look at this this is all meat this is a huge strip of meat like this is.
Bonus i didn't realize how much would be on like the backstrap part of it good amount i thought it would mostly be in the legs very decent here learning lots learning lots already living up here next year i'll be the one to get this.
Goals real deal self-sufficient providing for myself and my family yep real deal all right i did a number on this guy feeling pretty full pretty happy tasted really good a little smoky um.
Very very happy about that nice and full and content time for a little sippy poo got one more pot of snow melt in there before bed i'm gonna make up another pot of tea it's snowing pretty good now um staying nice and dry under there snow's not getting down.
In there which is good forecast mentioned it was gonna snow all night but not too much just like drizzly snow but she's uh she's coming down nothing crazy but it's steady anyway i think i'm gonna add the uh the rest of.
The wood after the snow boils up and uh just lay down and look at the fire for a while i think this is actually quite cozy cheers guys thanks for everything we're almost at a million subscribers we're going to hit that by new year's isn't that nuts.
Cheers to that oh she's all done any more i pulled up one big pot of water there so i can drink that tonight and then tomorrow morning before i leave i can finish it off.
I'm going to get up and out of here i have no breakfast to cook or anything like that obviously so i'll wait for light which is actually probably 7 30 which is crazy i'll wait for light and get out of here because i don't see myself getting out here in the dark at all.
Oh this is actually quite comfy well that's it for me guys i'm going to bed this is done yeah it's done i will uh i'll get with you guys in the morning with something happens throughout the night that i feel warranted to tell you about.
But uh yeah i'm feeling good about this i'm gonna tuck into this sleeping bag and get pretty comfy you guys have a good night i want to get with you in the morning let me get that camera to shut her off i wonder how much it will snow tonight it's about four in the morning.
Snow stopped finally you see the fire pit all covered i didn't get too much but she came down quite a bit i'm pretty awake now just gonna lay here for a little bit more i gotta tell about 7 30 before the sun comes up so.
Yeah i'm not getting out of bed yet well it's six o'clock now i can see the stars the clouds are blowing away it seems yeah it's getting windy out there and the uh yeah the stars wrote so that's pretty cool but it's six o'clock and it's pitch black like the point honestly where i.
Could see stars obviously a few updates from the night i like this hat a lot excuse me but when it comes time to sleeping i like to have my head tucked in the the sleeping bag and i couldn't because of the bill on this so.
Maybe keep bringing my my secondary small beanie for sleeping and then also my butt got cold uh this is nowhere near enough boughs but my whole body's pretty fine especially because the sleeping bag is pretty pretty decent but my butt was.
Just freezing cold so i got my backpack underneath my butt right now it seems to be working pretty good i did that halfway through the night so i emptied the backpack all out and then put it right where my butt is and just give me an extra buffer off the ground right now my feet are a bit chilled there's not much between my feet.
And the uh and the and the snow because the i doubled up on the the bows up here and left now my feet pretty sparse but it was all impromptu and done pretty quickly so i'm i'm happy overall i got a pretty good sleep stay.
Decently warm once i start once i put that uh backpack underneath my butt so i still gotta i still gotta lay around here for i don't know an hour and a half an hour at the least but i need i need to have some daylight before i start hiking out of here.
But uh oh where is it look at look at my on water my pot of water so this is how much it's snow you can tell not too much but a decent amount oh she's icy.
She's icy so i say so i see yeah i can hmm smokey it's cold all right well just going to keep playing here i'm wide awake like it's time for me to get up but there's nothing for me to do i'm not.
That fire is dead cold i'm not trying to light it again for no reason with the rock and that fire steel best bet is for me just to stay in this sleeping bag as warm as i can and uh wait for light oh some lights starting to poke through now.
I'm gonna get up and start turn down this shelter um pack up my stuff and get ready to get out of here i imagine if i oh it's bright if i uh if i do that by the time i'm done it'll probably be time to get out of here anyway i have to pee super bad too so i did get snowed on a little bit but.
It kind of just melted as it hit me from the warmth and this bag's not eating more wet than it normally is for me being uh breathing inside of making a ton of condensation so not too shabby elmer fudd flaps down all is well all right.
I don't want to get out of bed i gotta pee so bad though these gators are a lifesaver i'm wearing these small boots now because they're a lot easier to walk in and hike in they're still pretty warm but the snow does come up and into them if i don't want my gators and gators block it all.
Handy very handy where's my other boot though that's not handy oh oh i slept with my flask in my pocket where is my poop bro there she goes i'm sure some of you guys have used.
Gators before but for you who haven't they're pretty easy to put on they have a really tough strap underneath and that goes in the arch of your foot with these ones i put on from the back uh heel first i guess and then it's just super strong velcro goes all the way down and then there's a.
Little um gator tab toggle type thing you can hook on to your boot or your boot lace but i find i don't really need it and then it adds a little bit of warmth but definitely keeps the snow out of your your pants i mean out of your shoes.
Oh those morning toots and then um also keeps your your legs dry literally these gloves are pretty pretty solid oh yeah but that's the stuff.
It's not as bad as when your boots are like that that's the worst okay so uh ah well she's pretty laid out now i can definitely see oh.
Can't forget the old gopro tripod clamp all right not everything was accounted for now it is anyways i can definitely see now i'm trying to get my way out of here before too long.
Hope you guys enjoyed this video i had fun it was a nice little switch up a little change you know i said i was going to do a minimal gear thing and i did i'm glad i did next trip will be either with scout doing that comfortable.
Tent winter camping thing with him or we'll be camping with doug i don't know which one will happen first i'm gonna try to get the one done with scouts soon sooner than later obviously so look out for that look out for me reaching a million it's gonna happen real soon once again thank you all.
And um yeah if you haven't subscribed please consider subscribing especially if you like this i have no plans of slowing down this is only getting started now that i'm up here so thanks a lot guys hope you enjoy your day and be nice to someone.
Maybe maybe watch another joe robinette video maybe maybe just keep it on a loop you know just keep watching them videos we'll see you soon guys take care how bright is it how bright is it oh yeah oh yeah not too shabby we'll find our way out of here now.
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