STEALTH CAMPING IN A HUGE SNOW PILE IN A WALMART PARKING LOT – The usage of Walmart Tenting Gear and Food.
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Special guest appearance from the stealth man himself, Steve Wallis. https://www.youtube.com/c/thestevewallis
This is a new one for ol Joe! I drive into the city, head to the walmart, go in and buy a bunch of camping gear and food.
Then I scope out a good spot in the walmart parking lot to stealth camp overnight in a snow pile in the parking lot!
Come along to see how it goes!.
A first stealth camp for me.
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Answer steve wallace oh hello hey how's it going man hey pretty good how are you i'm good buddy i'm i'm in a snow bank in a walmart parking lot no i was tempted to do that really what a different night that was.
All right oh crawled over there oh there's somebody right there all right that's what we're looking for right there all right folks we're at walmart.
How you folks doing this is a really different video today i'm getting my inner steve wallace on show to steve because he's the inspiration behind this idea so we're gonna camp in the walmart parking lot in a snow bank i've seen him camp i've seen steve wallace camp in walmart.
Parking lots before but never in a snow bank in the parking lot so this is what we're gonna do we're gonna go on inside walmart buy all the gear we need or ninety percent of the gear that we need for this overnight um i'll take you along with me and then we'll find a suitable snow bank in this parking lot there's some big ones i'm hoping that.
They're not all full of ice underneath and we'll dig down into a make a type of a quincy snow bank type shelter dig it all out set it up for camping and hopefully not get kicked out before we get to spend the night i'm pretty excited and uh this is a first for me so let's head on inside buy some gear and uh and get started.
I'm gonna have to mute it for a minute here just don't want to get any current issues with the music looking at the ozark trail sleeping bags they're five degrees plus rated to five degrees but tonight it's supposed to get to negative five celsius so i need to grab two of them.
And the best ones that i could see were the five degree ones so we just grabbed two the same we'll put them inside each other and together it will be plenty okay i forget my daria daria relief let's see any sleeping pads i'm gonna get a couple yoga pads put them on top of each other.
That should be good enough all right off to find some food now all right we're going to take supper nice and easy we got a tim hortons chicken noodle soup got some ritz crackers and this little nut cheese uh lunch meat medley well we're here we're gonna get a heavy duty shovel to help.
Build the quincy to dig all the snow out and i got this secondary uh lightweight shovel just to scoop it out or potentially use because it's lighter no i do but i i never activated it it's okay no thank you i know i know i know i got to do it i'm silly.
I'm a silly man right my wife yells at me all the time i know i know and we have a new thing this time like a month ago if you spend 200 you can split that into six payments oh yeah yes okay okay all right thank you all right debit please thank you have a good day.
All right all right back in the truck now we got a bunch of gear i ended up getting some of those uh foam pads that you like puzzle piece pads as well to put down so i got three layers of insulation underneath me two sleeping bags should be good let's go drive around and find a place we need to find a place that.
I can spend the day building and digging out without getting without seeming like a transient without getting kicked out of here so um yeah let's go drive around and see if we can find that perfect snow bank in the walmart parking lot to camp in overnight steve wallace style all right i think i.
Found a good spot there's like a delivery guy back here right now but after he's gone this looks pretty skill pretty slick um there's a big mountain oh it's snowing quite a bit actually there's a big mound right there that i can make a quincy type shelter out of.
With a little tiny tiny bit of bush behind and then there's the parking lot um see there's another delivery guy right there man there's tons of people back in here tons of people anyways we'll make our move soon this is so weird i feel so weird doing this.
All right in the parking lot here i found a decent spot i'm just i parked as close as i can to it we're just going to take the shovel for now and my tripod my hat and gloves and we'll leave the rest of stuff here for now.
So oh that's that's solid well it's certainly icy in there that's the reason i bought this big heavy duty shovel.
I don't want to mess around this is going to take a hot minute there's people looking at me oh my goodness what would you think if you saw this what would you think what a weirdo probably think i'm a transient.
Hopefully not anyways all i have to do here it's snowing a little bit better here all i'm going to do is go in as far as i can and then hollow it out to make like a quincy igloo snow trench type thing.
So so all right i made a little bit of leeway my favorite method is to get your feet in here and just start booting out this is like building forks.
In the parking lot the snow snow plow when you're a kid reminds me of making some progress lots to go still getting cozy though getting cozy i had to take off my sweater man.
I mean my coat i'm just steaming up a storm in here i've got a change of clothes in the truck i'm going to need it because i'm going to be soaking wet one good bonus about doing it this way is that i don't have to wait for the snow to settle.
Because i imagine i won't be done this before dark normally you have to let it settle a few hours to be solid this has been sitting for weeks it's a little too solid so.
Okay ah getting somewhere got you over there a lot of this is just loosening it then i gotta go in my feet my hands dig it out excavate it if you want to get technical.
Okay smokes oh it's freaking snowing but working up a sweat too road's right there see i'm gonna lay from that end to this end here i got enough headroom.
I just have to make it level now enough headroom in enough body room just have to make it level oh okay get in there so uh here i'm showing you the uh black foam.
Mats the puzzle pieces that i bought at uh walmart i didn't show buying them i don't know why i thought i got enough stuff i actually kind of grabbed these on the way out because i wasn't sure that the two yoga pads i had was gonna be sufficient um padding off of the ground and just gotta squeeze these puzzle.
Pieces in there oh little slippery squeeze these puzzle pieces in there and then head on in i end up needing to use three of them all right in the shelter proper got a little light here so that's the first stop.
We are gonna need three of these bad boys okay there you see me there we go still on the foam squeeze down a little bit okay okay we got room.
Hey we got roman here my feet are a little cramped but once i get my shoes off actually i can even just dig a little farther and just make a little foot room there it's no big deal okay let's get the other one in here hello oh sun's going down over there.
Ah see the sunset i'll get the pad on top and sleeping bag in there too cold that smells like rotten fish that's a weird smell for a yoga mat well that's got pr that's pretty dense.
Actually i think with these two oh i have the other one too i have that thinner one i bought i'll throw it on top too yeah i'll be fine with this cool it's cool to see what you can make work for you especially in the wintertime okay not going to be the most even sleep.
But it won't be the worst the show cool cool cool cool supper going here soon too oh hands too cold ah okay.
I got two of these sleeping pad sleeping bags as well because they weren't rated very cold plus five i think it's not gonna get too cold tonight negative five maybe but with both of them i'll be fine but i should be we'll see with the idea behind the quincy is that snow is an insulator so in here.
We actually warmer than out in the open actually warmer than a tent because of the snow insulation okay other way other way around there we go okay cool pretty squared away pretty squared away.
For now i could have had a pillow i should have brought a should have bought a walmart pillow oh no can you hear that hope you heard all that so i didn't even really notice this street lamp here before and it ended up being right behind or right in front of my quincy shelter.
Uh ended up giving me a little bit of light on the outside at night but inside the quincy i could see no light from it at all just uh walking back to the quincy after walking down to the to the road to check things out at the road watch a couple cars go by but i looked a little weird holding my camera in my face down there oh i found a white.
Claw when i was digging out the uh the quincy from inside i found a few cigarette butts too whatever that was on the uh parking lot ground got obviously plowed up into the into my pile didn't they know i was gonna make a quincy here we're all squared away in.
Here got my bigger coat on got this area here where i'm gonna cook got my secondary sleeping bag but i'm just gonna put it at the door to kind of block the light that's coming out of here i got my food all right.
Ritz crackers frickin tim hortons so a lot of the states i know don't have tim hortons the states that are bordering canada or near canada ohio michigan i'm sure like i don't even know if like wisconsin would have it places like that have tim hortons it's a canadian staple.
There's like a donut shop that sells everything now it's just timmy's they call it timmy's we call it we call it timmy's i'm canadian we call it timmy's anyways just making a spot here this is so fun i feel like a kid.
Okay i got my small titanium cup my pocket rocket little canister stove might be called the micro rocket i got this one a long long time ago when i first started getting into like excuse me lightweight excursions backpacking canoe tripping.
And i remember getting it and it was a different model because they were sold out of the one i wanted the pocket rocket so i think this is the micro rocket anyways it's a good stove it's been served its purpose for years let's hope this uh this butane will work.
Whatever is it isopropyl isobutane we shall see and the nice thing about this soup oh what's on is that i didn't spill chicken noodle soup all over my hands because there's a pop top so you don't.
Have to get a fancy with the the uh you know what i'm trying to say can't open can opener's the word you can't do something and talk at the same time angel my wife will get a kick out of that one okay.
Let's see there we go now we'll try to not spill this on all of my sleeping gear this is cool man i should have got a candle i should get a couple candles and put them in here just for like extra warmth it's not a big deal i'm not going to need it but.
In other instances you can use it to solidify the top of the quincy like to make it like into an ice like this as it is now again i didn't have to do that because it was already ice so the warmth from the candle will kind of glaze it all over and then it will solidify again so that nothing's falling.
Down on you it's not too bad it's not too bad at all i already ate my lunch my uh cheese and crackers and nuts medley you can see the steam coming off my pants actually if i just left this going this will probably heat it up in here.
A touch have to take some ventilation every now and then but so the way this goes is it's lower there it kind of goes up gradually onto a slant and then plateaus out here the thinking that they're the thinking behind that is that there's a cold well.
Where most of the water or sorry the cold air will get trapped and stay down there i'm sleeping in snow though sleeping in snow you know i'll tell you i can hear traffic but it's only when it's like a a loud truck or a big like a fast car.
Zooming down the street i can't hear most of the traffic on the road and that's a pretty busy road as far as sault ste marie goes i can't hear it but it very faintly so this thing is doing a lot for soundproofing and honestly it's not that cold like.
You can see my breath like crazy there's a lot of steam but it's really not that cold i don't feel like i even need to have gloves on i'm so hungry all i had was that freaking little nut thing nothing like warm well in this case hot.
Soup only been outside hot soup and crackers so this is fun you know what this is a lot of fun actually i had an idea let's try to call steve wallace i'll have service i'm in i'm in the city let's try to call steve wallace and tell him what we're doing.
And see if we can get a couple words of wisdom from the master the stealth camping master i promise you he has no idea i'm gonna call him let's see i'll call him on instagram.
Oh my gosh what is this okay so we need to camping steve that's his name let's see if we can call see if we can call him right now this is funny i know i've never never called him before answer.
Answer steve wallace oh oh hey hello hey how's it going man hey pretty good how are you i'm good buddy i'm i'm in a snow bank in a walmart parking lot no i was tempted to do that really yeah i was because they got so many snow.
Piles yeah i was like i gotta try and do that but i was scared of like a snow plow dumping more snow that is something i did not consider yes i will have to get out of here before there's too much more snow coming down oh yeah no i would yeah i was like.
Looking at them i'm like yeah i can't believe it man that's awesome well i had to i had to call you i got you on video here just to let you know and i wanted to get a couple of words of wisdom for you this is my first stealth camp okay yeah.
Do you have an excuse ready no i guess there's no excuse there's no excuse for this you got locked out of your house there's always a good excuse okay like gotta look over that um you know i know everybody says well i'm.
Trying to get out so much glare on me i'm just trying to film uh my year-end review here sorry i'm interrupting man hey no worries no always good to hear from you so i know it's a big thing everybody says you know if you want to stay warm in your sleeping bag you got to strip down.
To your skivvies and otherwise you're going to sweat too much that's not a good thing for stealth camping because when you get busted then you're like in your underwear and it's you gotta be ready to like run i got almost busted like last week i saw that yeah if i was if i was in my sleeping bag in.
My underwear things would have looked a lot more creepy right uh that way um the other thing is uh you actually like tunneled in like yeah dude like look look yeah i'm in a like i'm in a quincy there's a sleeping i went so i went into walmart right and i.
Bought all the gear that i needed or most of the gear i brought like a cup and stuff like that but i brought like a yoga mat for for the bottom and like a couple of crappy sleeping bags you know what i mean then i i freaking tried try to get into an area where it wasn't so obvious and i tunneled right in here people were looking at me left and right.
But like at some point you just got to be like whatever like is it really cold no it's not really cold at all not in here no it's like negative five out but it's pretty warm in here actually oh really yeah it's like negative 30 out here so it's uh.
It's it's just impossible to stealth at -30 in any successful way so yeah i know i'd say those are those are my pointers uh for like the trying to stealth it out the walmart mods well i'm i'm real bad for never stripping down anyways when i go to sleep you know what i mean i just like overdo it with the sleeping bag usually.
So it's fine for me that way an excuse for sure like my only excuse could be like they let people camp in the walmart parking lot in trailers or in tents on this uh like why can't i just you know what i mean oh is it any different that just seems like elitist that you need a camera.
you can stupid homemade igloo quincy obviously have a shovel with you yeah yeah keep that by the door keep your head by the door too uh because yeah i just get creeped out with those things that they're gonna come down on.
Me in the night yeah this one's pretty solid it's uh the biggest concern like you're saying is is if a plow dumps more but i'm on the other side where it won't even really i don't think it'll affect it so much you know what i mean but you're right like if i hear a plow coming i'm freaking bolting for the door.
Yes sir hopefully yeah you can it's great whenever they open you got to wash them right there that's a perfect deal perfect set up well man it's all the inspirations from you so thank you hey well you you inspired me to start up a channel so uh you know i remember sitting there going to school.
And i was like watching your channel like oh man that'd be so cool to like you know have all those subscribers and all the comments coming in and you were like the guy and you know you still are pretty much the guy out there doing look at you man you freaking blow me away i do the lazy like every day man like.
It's unless i start bushcrafting with power tools that that's that could be your niche man that could be the next thing the power to oh people would hate you so much let's uh who needs a bow drill when you got a dewalt drill there you go.
well i appreciate it steve okay well stay warm my friend and uh yeah when you find your way out here give me uh give me a call hundred percent buddy awesome cheers man and uh my friend thank you oh that was cool what a good guy that.
Was the first time i ever talked to him we messaged back and forth before but that was cool all right i gotta eat my soup gotta eat my soups what a nice guy i will have to get together with him soon enough i like giving credit where credit is due there's one thing that really irks me.
It's like you don't have to like i don't claim credit for anything i would like to have some kind of kudos thrown my way here and there i know i didn't create anything but like there are some things that i was the forerunner on in youtube there's no question there's no doubt about it.
Nobody can contest that and you know what i don't really ever hear it um i think it's pretty uh selfish to be honest with you i always give credit where credits do i'm not the creator of anything nor is anyone in this day and age but you should give a little.
Shout out to who you learned something from or who you got inspiration from or who are you who you found out about something from you guys have always heard me give shout outs to terry barney and people in the past iowa woodsman is his name but anyways.
Is it big headed of me to think that i deserve some flowers as well you know what i mean i was a forerunner on youtube outdoor like people posting hour long videos posting once a week posting things about your dog in the title.
I told so many different people who have big youtube channels now bigger than me how to do things and i'm not taking credit for anything they did except for what i told them to do how to how to better themselves it took me a long time out of trial and error to figure out that if you could put like a bunch of cut pieces.
Of firewood on a thumbnail that people are going to click it you know it took me trial and error i told people that and they didn't have to go through it themselves anyways my point is i have been doing this for a long time and i hope you don't take this as egotistical or anything like that it's not that at all.
It's a it's a fact it's a straight up facts i would give kudos to anybody else in this and i do and i do to people that deserve it that's for sure okay well.
That was really cool super happy to talk to him i was afraid he wasn't gonna answer there for a minute well it's night time that's for sure let's go outside look around oh man can't believe i'm doing this i don't have a fire or anything.
So it's kind of just like lay down and relax i think it's around seven i'm gonna pull my phone up but if i just get this other sleeping bag in here and uh lay down and listen to a book on tape or start reading i know i'll fall.
Asleep pretty soon and then i'll be up early and out of here before it gets too light and the day starts and everything everybody's buzzing around and fricking wondering why there's a man sleeping in the snow pile in the parking lot so.
Let's get all this squirt away here nice checkered checkered pattern on the innards i don't need to go inside both of them right now i'm not even cold i do need something for my head though there we go oh.
It's eight o'clock bonus hell yeah all right well i'm going to uh i'm just going to chill out here i'll get back with you i might pass out i might not we'll see uh we'll get back with you if anything crazy happens.
If i get busted but uh other than that this is my home sweet home for tonight oh you never know the feeling of this unless you do it it's actually very comfortable it's very very comfortable uh.
It's the middle of the night i can't sleep very good i don't know why i'm a little chilled from the bottom but it's not too bad i think it's more just me understanding i'm in the middle of the city and it's weird that there could be people coming around anytime it's just kind of tripping me.
Out a bit i have slept but not great i had to go back to sleep now wish me luck oh it's getting bright out there i was uneventful i did end up getting back to sleep a few more hours i'm just gonna lay here.
Wake up and uh get up pull this stuff out of here and i go to the truck and uh i'm gonna try and pull the truck actually right up just haul this stuff right in here and throw it right in the back and get on out of here i got uh it's new year's new year's eve today.
So i hope to have this video out by new year's day which is tomorrow for you guys i imagine everybody's gonna be partying tonight so please be safe obviously you're not gonna see this until after that but the day after i hope you are recovering well i hope that you're taking it easy and you have some time to sit down and watch.
A good old joe video all right so last look at the old snow cave ended up being pretty pretty flat a little bump there but pretty flat not too shabby in the freaking snow cave bod what a different night that was.
All right oh there's somebody right there here with sirens on cue well i could have been more check check check all right folks well we're in the car now trying to defrost the windows.
I probably didn't get as much footage as i normally do but this is how it was man like i got here had to work and then i didn't want to be filming too much at night um in the thing but anyways fun trip hope you guys enjoyed it i did notice watching back some of my clips last night that the audio was messed up on my.
Big camera so i cut a bunch of clips and i'll have to voice over some of it but that's how it is i'm using my old camera because my my newer one broke i have to get it fixed but anyways i hope you guys enjoyed it happy new years i have big news i'll probably post it next week or the week.
After it's been news i was promised you guys i'll tell you about for a long time i just wasn't allowed to talk about it now i am so um yeah it involves a tv show i'll talk about that next time you guys have a good day be kind to each other thank you for watching hope you enjoyed it goodbye.
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