Solo bushcraft time out – northern barren region, canoeing, ranking fishing, chaga, lavvu and masses others. [long version]
Overnight trip. Campsite on a small uninhabitaded island and a travel across the water to reach a mountain top. Only eat what I can find and catch. Open the full video description for more information.
This is the long version. Here is the short version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I17m8rdNrkU
Date: 11-07-2019 to 12-07-2019
Day: 20°C (68°F)
Night: 10°C (50°F)
Location: Sapmi - the land of the Sami people in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. Clean and remote classic northern wilderness. Fresh water rivers. Pine, spruce and birch forrest. Mountains, bears, wolves, eagles, reindeers etc. No wildlife is giving campers problems. I can"t give you any information about my location, only that I am somewhere in Sapmi.
Consuming: Chaga tea, labrador tea and whitefish.
A few questions:
1. Can you twist all branches into rope like that.
Yes. At least all the species pressent in my area of the world. The branch need to be green and you just need to taking your time opening up the fibers without braking anything. No sidebranches and heating over fire makes it easier.
2. Was the water safe to drink?
Yes. Almost all water in Sapmi can you drink straight from the source. It comes from the near by mountains - rain or snow/ice melting.
3. Why make fire on vegetation and not directly on the mountain rock?
Part of leaving no trace/less trace. You never light a frie directly on the main rock - you alway use sacrificial stones or vegetation. Fire will damage the rock surface and leave scars visible for multiple lifetimes. The vegetation will recover or be washed away in one season. Sacrificial small stones can you move away out of sight. Adding vegetation on the fire later on was just to make smoke and keep some of the mosquitoes away.
Some of the gear used:
1. Pants = Klattermusen Gere 2.0 Regular
2. Boots = Redback original
3. canoe = Ally 16.5
4. kettle = Eagle 1.5L
5. tent = Tschum 2P SOSWA
6. backpack = M39 swedish military
Video gear: Canon EOS RP, Canon 50 1.8, Røde videomicpro+, iMovie.