Stranded in Alaska’s Rainforest – 3 Days Solo camping
Luke here at the outdoor Boys YouTube channel and I'm stranded in the wilderness of Alaska for the last 3 days I've been solo camping in Alaska's rainforest I've used float planes canoes and my own two feet in order to explore remote Hot Springs but my plane was supposed to pick me up this morning and it didn't show up I'm not sure how I'm.
Going to get home but one thing's for sure this is going to be an interesting video okay hi thank you guys.
thank you thank you well I'm all by myself now I've got lots of different ammo I've got slugs for Bears I've got birdshot it's a nice thing about shotguns they're.
Versatile there we go it's going to leave my gun case in the bushes I'll get it on my way back well guys welcome to the temperate rain forest of of Southeast Alaska it rains over 270 days out of the Year here and we're about 45 miles north Northeast of katchin Alaska all right we better get Trucking got a long way to.
Go look at this place it's a cold Jungle everything is covered in Moss look at the size of this log this is crazy look at this that's pretty cool well this is the lake I was trying to find unfortunately I'm on the wrong.
End of the lake and it's a big lake sure is pretty hold on there's a little something over there Che it out it's an Old Trolley all the woods rotted away but you can still see the metal frame oh that is slick you see the.
Trolley pretty good here I think normally the water level is a little bit lower and you can walk out to that thing but hey I got a great view of the Lake look at this looks a little beat up National Forest Service left these canoes here for anybody to use as long as you take care of them put them back.
Where you found them everyone can enjoy them it's a real great thing wooho you know what rain or no rain this is still pretty cool look at this there's a couple Ducks right over there I think I might go get them oh there they go well they didn't let me get close to them but they're.
Here and that's a good sign if I get up early tomorrow morning I think I might have a good chance at them there we go we got ourselves a nice little shelter going to need it cuz I've already wet my pants well this is a pretty slick Little Shelter it was built in 1937 so it's.
Almost 90 years old just made with logs and cedar shingles got a nice little shelf up here you can sleep on or use for storage look at the big old solid benches here got even a little bit of wood here I might be able to chop up this is a pretty cool spot but I got to get my tent set up I am really wet and.
Cold I'll check this out it's a volcanic hot spring look at all the steam coming off this water oh that's warm see if we can jam this hole up there we go it's filling up with hot water pretty quick SK scaling hot right.
There this right here must be the source woo yeah that's boiling this over here is just warm you can see all the steam coming off the hillside there's probably other hot springs popping out higher up there now there's a hose over there bringing hot water down the hill we got to figure out why it's not working.
There we go that's hot all right so we got cold water there boiling hot water there and warm water flowing in here and you can kind of use the three to adjust your temperature oh man I want to jump in this right now but it's getting dark and I'm getting hungry and I need to give this some time to clean out the pool and.
Get it nice and warm woo that is so awesome I think the only thing that could be more exciting than that is a hot meal oh I am so hungry these BR wors are pre-cooked so you just want to warm them up really put a little bit of water the bottom of the frying pan bring it to a boil by the.
Time the water evaporates the BR worst is piping hot through and through oh that's delicious it's not fancy but it's warm and it's quick two things I really appreciate right now there we go I'll tell you what guys I am exhausted I.
Had to get up at 5:30 in the morning to catch my flight spent all day on a plane and then I had to hurry as fast I could to get here before Sunset didn't even have time to eat lunch got my hot water bottle here check for leaks all right looks good let's put that in there well I got some bread.
Flour with me and tomorrow morning I'm going to eat hot fresh bread so I'm going to go ahead and mix up a little water with it give it a little mix let it sit overnight and it'll be fermented and all ready to go tomorrow morning making fresh bread is one of my favorite things to eat on a camp out and I get people asking me all the time how.
You do it I did an entire video on how to make campfire bread it's really easy just going to hang it up on this clothes line so mice can't get at it well I think I am ready to get out of these wet clothes all right well the sun set about an hour ago and it's only 7:15 it is getting dark so.
Early nowadays I'm just going to kind of hop into bed and eat some snacks and listen to an Audi book I've got a pumpkin pie infused goua cheese which is going to be kind of wild got some chocolate covered hazelnuts a wicked salami fig cake and some pilot bread so yes I'm having an awesome.
Time Sun's just barely up and it's not raining so I think I should go do some duck hunting oh yeah these didn't dry out at all last night this is not going to be fun so that flock of ducks is right back where they were yesterday I'm going to try to stalk.
Them oh there was about 15 ducks in that flock and they flew off before I even got half as close as I needed to be but I'm sure they're not the only duck on this Lake now Ducks actually have a language of sorts there's a hey baby I'm here call there's that num nom this is tasty call there's the basic.
Quack well that duck came right into the call and I was able to close the distance with him pretty good when I got closer I could tell he wasn't a malard he's some sort of diving duck and those usually don't taste as good as malards so I'm just going to kind of let that one.
Go I'm just working my way up and down this River and around the lake just looking for slews and Marshy spots Oh my legs I spent about 3 hours paddling around looking for ducks didn't shoot any and oh I am tired and hungry I think I am ready for.
Breakfast little something to keep me warm while I cook got little butter and honey in this jar we're going to let that warm up pour some honey butter on that some fresh pan fried bread with honey butter and pork gel bacon M few things in the world taste better.
Than fresh homemade breads smothered in melted butter and honey I'll tell you what the rain has eased up a little bit I want to take advantage of that I want to go get some firewood and bring it into the shelter so it can dry off a little bit and maybe just maybe I can build a fire tonight if nothing else cutting firewood will keep me.
Warm look at there's water all the way through that log there we go got a nice pile of wet wood it's mostly dry on the inside but it's so wet on the outside it's going to take take a lot of heat to get it dry so it can ignite in order to get the fire started I'm going to need dry kindling.
And lots of it and the problem is is where do you find it all the branches and Moss and grass here are just soaking wet I got these two dry pieces of wood I found in the shelter so I need to chop them down and make them into kindling and keep that kindling bone dry each dry piece of wood I'm going to lay over here where it's nice and.
Dry another great fire starter is charcoal but this stuff's soaking wet so we're going to dry it out there you go that works real good also use your stove to dry out other pieces of wood I'm out of water luckily around here there is no short supply of.
Water if the water you're filtering out has a lot of sediment it'll gum up your filter really quick so I use the carrying case for my water filter to kind of do an initial screening the carrying case will f filter out all the sand and sticks and other things I just hang up the dirty water.
And gravity pulls it through a filter down the hose and fills up my water bottle all right let's go and pinch it off rumor has it there's brook trout in this Lake and uh I haven't caught in a brook trout in a long long time I got my rod rigged up with a little fly it's got a black leech with a gold bead on it I don't know a ton about this Lake but.
Most lakes like this in Alaska have leeches in it and trout love to eat leeches I think I want to bring a hot water bottle with me fishing but I don't want to sit and wait for a pot to boil on my stove woo yeah that's toasty oh that feels SMS nice well the fishing isn't going great.
The rain's picking up and I am soaked to the bone I think I might head back I am soaking wet and very cold my hot water bottle is lost its oomph I think I need to do something to warm myself up and I got an idea all right let's get warm I'm starting to regret my.
Idea okay half of me is being boiled alive half of me is freezing to death and there's just a little bit of sweet spot okay oh I think I've got the temperature dialed in pretty good that hot water pipe is Just a Touch Too Hot so I got a little bit of that warm waterfall coming in mixing with it just.
Just perfect between the hiking and the canoeing I'm a little bit sore this is nice oh well I missed lunch and I'm a bit hungry so uh I think I'm going to have a hot spring snack so good oh this is nice but I'm starting to.
Get overheated a little laded getting out of that hot water I don't have any towels so I'm just going to have to put all my clothes wet and dry out slowly honestly I don't feel any wetter than I did before I got into the hot.
Springs but man I'm a whole lot warmer I'm starting to get hungry so I am going to make a tinf foil dinner little salt pepper Little Pork gel bacon on there green onion and a whole bunch of cilantro if you're doing this at home use Italian sausage or keilbasa instead of brw wor.
And it's even better but hey you know use what you got all righty oh I think the rain eased up I'm going to make a fire I better do it now there we go even with a dry kindling that fire isn't taking aggressively there's so much.
Humidity in the air I put these wet pieces of wood up here so they can dry but they'll also act as a roof if it starts to rain which will protect the fire I can hear it sizzling in there oh nice working the fire is drying my pants out look at.
That there we go I forgot to bring a fork so I made some Chopsticks that is smelling like it's ready there m that smells good oh the sweet potato so good oh that was.
Good the meat and the sweet potato a little bit of salt man that's good stuff I uh I think it's time to roast a marshmallow oh that's good got some uh lemon pound cake here cup of hot chocolate with some cake for dessert not too shabby at all I got to tell you what I'm feeling very fortunate right now got a nice warm fire.
The rain has been really light I got a full belly I think there's a really good chance I'm going to go to bed dry and warm really the only thing I can complain about right now is that I've got two visitors get out of my don't get get out of there get out of there here come on come.
On yeah okay come on this way this way buddy come on come on there's mice all over oh mice can cause a lot of damage anything fuzzy they want to steal it and take it to their nest so they'll chew holes in your sleeping bag they'll pull your hair out they'll chew up your jackets and of.
Course they can get into your food and ruin your food dude that's that's a different one he's a little fatter than the other one we're just going to try to clean up really well and get all my stuff off the ground so they don't chew it up sure a mouse can still get to it if.
They want to but at least I'm not making it easy hopefully that'll keep my stuff away from the mice oh these socks are so wet it it feels so good to be warm and dry but it's late I've got to turn off the camera and I'll see you in the morning oh good morning I had this.
Nightmare that I was rabbit hunting and I shot a rabbit and when I got close and picked it up it was someone's Pomeranian tell this old lady that I shot her dog and thought I was a rabbit oh everything is so damp you hang up your clothes and they do not dry at all I've got an entire chain of dry clean clothes but I'm saving it for the.
Airplane ride home don't want to get the airplane all gross oh it's raining good outside it's going to be wet today oh this plate is disgustingly dirty H well they're not exactly dry but they're world's better than yesterday I'll tell you what this has.
Been a pretty cool little Adventure but I am ready to get out of the rain think it's time to head back back to the beach I got a plane to catch oh I'm going to get soaked oh there's a seal right there well I got a bit of bad news I just got a message from the pilot that.
They're weathered in at catch can and they can't come get me I don't know how bad the weather is I don't know how long it's going to last all I know is the pilot said he'd give me an update in 2 hours that's how it is here in Alaska you have to bow to the weather the weather doesn't bow to you I need to get out of this rain I'm.
Getting soaked oh it's good to get out of the rain I'm wet from the waist down and a little bit cold but at least I'm not in the rain anymore I get cold just sitting here but if I go out and walk around I get more wet so I've got to do little exercises under the tarp try to stay.
Warm I don't have any more cooking Fuel and I don't have a ton of food left so just having a really simple lunch well the rain eased up and I got a message from the pilot they're still socked in and Katch Ken so I'm not getting rescued anytime soon maybe in a couple hours something will change or maybe I'll be stuck here for a day or.
Two I'm using the break in the weather to walk around I'm freezing I'm just going to walk up and down this beach till I'm warm barely got half a dozen laps done and it's starting to rain a little a little bit well it's been 5 hours and I just.
Got a message from the pilot that they're going to try to leave we'll see if they can make it I can hear a plane there's the plane thank you so much oh I've got to catch my flight to Anchorage so they just dropped me off on a dock right here outside the.
airport oh heat got some dry clothes on give me Miss I missed you and Jacob yes I kind of wanted oh guys it's good to be back home and with the family hopefully you guys enjoyed this video if you want.
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