Tarp Camping in the Snow – Double Lean-To Tarp Setup with a Fire in Between – Pulling Sleds to Camp.
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Check out Tosh"s channel and his version of the trip here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwufagAXAPnV4V4GThoj7Jg
Come along with buddy Tosh and his dog Cooper as we spend a night in the winter cold camping in the snow under a double lean-to tarp setup with a fire in between.
we cook steaks, chill out and get snowed on!
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ah it's too cold hey guys how are you doing joe here i have a new dog no i'm just joking this is cooper this is tasha's job posh's dog oh cooper don't hit the tripod big guy the last time you saw tosh and i together we were over by my.
Place and we did that winter camp that three night winter camp lots of snow good times and uh then the holidays passed and we did a bunch of stuff with our respective people we needed to do things with and we wanted to get out again together.
For another camp this time we're gonna do a cold camp no hot tent it's gonna get down to negative 12 tonight celsius so it's kind of chilly now us and cooper are gonna go do this camp we're at a frozen lake here we're gonna hike into the next frozen lake it's a.
Little bit farther away and uh farther away from the road and we'll set up tarps cook some good steak have a couple drinks spend the day with the dog and just explore have a lot of fun you can probably hear the cars on the road right now that's how close we are this is just the staging area this is where.
We're parking so i've got a duffel bag with some camping gear in it i've got a boreal um shirt a little blanket shirt a couple pairs of gloves shovel and that's all just going to go in here and then i've got my secondary backpack.
With some personal stuff food clothes stuff like that pretty windy out here this lake has been used for ice fishing it looks like oh in the bush again first cold camp no not first cold camp of this year i.
Did the walmart thing first bushcrafty type old camp of the new year big boy so we do have to be careful there still is some open water you can see it there.
Tosh just pointed it out but it is a bonus like we do have to be careful but it's also a bonus because we get water from there if you look on the ground even in the bush there's not much snow where we are here we're quite a ways south from where i live.
So there's barely any snow and melting snow for water be hard when you have to scrape it up like this and we don't have an ice auger to drill a hole in the ice we can chip a hole through the ice with the axe for sure we can do that but what's much easier.
Is going to go that open water and fill up our billy pit billy potts and nalgenes and whatnot and head back to camp and boil it up we shall see back in the bush now going uphill all right camp there's tasha's bag i'm just taking a breather here.
I pulled my sled in and had a backpack and tosh manned up and just had his backpack there so he uh he had a heavier load than i did but i'm tired so anyways he's over there cutting some wood i'm going to help him in a minute we uh.
Arrange a fire pit set these tarps up i have a ground sheet from bushcraft spain with the wool blanket in it can't miss a wool blanket so that'll be cool gotta find the ice is making all sorts of noise we're gonna find some firewood more than what tosh is getting and go.
Figure out how we're gonna get some water as well oh my gosh you're the fastest dog life fastest dog in the world thanks tosh welcome joe all right let's go let's go.
Are you a good boy are you a good one oh my god nice jump you did your part cooper now you can eat this is camp like i said and we're deciding we're going to put two lean twos facing each other.
These are the trees we're gonna tie off to and those two there we'll have a fire right in the middle tosh will sleep here it's a little bit bigger of a spot and i'll sleep right where the camera is similar spot similar size um and then yeah fire right in the middle with some rocks cooper will be with tosh.
We'll be able to cook we'll be able to eat hang out have a couple brews take some nice nighttime pictures maybe i like it figure out how we're gonna set them up what uh what brand is that um came from canadian outdoor equipment nice i like the color yeah it's their 10 by 12.
I'm just gonna kind of wing it and see what happens material yeah i just i just had a little bit of a heart attack but i was like wait a second that's really small it's still in half i like all the uh the tayo here yeah that's slick okay let's just see is.
It gonna be yeah you got enough room oh yeah you're not even on the corner all the way otherwise oh yeah thinking like what we're doing here what are you doing there we go here's the middle yeah that's good okay cool good all right i'll do a ridge line yeah ridge line it up first.
Do a couple of hotline hitches on it this is the cordage that came with it yeah it's kind of like nylon but we'll try it out pretty beautiful spot hey cooper what do you think bud yup you're the knot guy all right so just walk and we'll measure the the.
Amount we need go around that big ass tree guys give yourself another foot or so cut that off so another thing to think of is how high you want it right so you have a 10 by 12 you said yeah we're gonna do a lean too you're pretty tall let's go to my like chin.
It's probably good somewhere in there yeah i think so down touch on your side right there yeah do that and then we can always adjust it after okay so what you're doing is hotline hitch you can remember two on the inside one on the outside so you have it crossed right simple enough you go.
One all the way around two all the way around so that's the two on the inside and then you take it on the outside of your pinched fingers and you just do one on the inside right right half thing yeah then you just kind of all together.
And now that's gonna slide for you and you can cinch it up and loosen it nice and easy and quick sweet slick slick rick he is damn son easy enough.
I would go to the if you don't want too much overhang over the fire either no right that's probably good there if you want to tie that off and then we'll tie this out this way yeah up and out so what we'll do for here is we'll just put toggles in them okay you don't have to tie it make a.
Loop with the line pull the line through the tab put the line through the tab my sausage finger i wasn't gonna say anything my girly dainty fingers could do it in a heartbeat all right and go right through.
Yeah yeah right through there that's going to hold that there and we'll be able to adjust it back and forth too sweet yeah that's such a simple way to do it yeah no knots or anything right and it's tight and you can literally slide the.
Whole if it's longer you can slide the whole tarp whatever you want exactly it's great okay so we're gonna tie tasha's tarp up here i'm gonna put myself up into this tree a little bit and try and get his line up as much as possible as much as we can anyway.
Maybe i just put you on my shoulder yeah we can do that see that twig that i'm standing on that's what i was just looking at there is no way that twig would hold me dude i don't think it should hold me either that's pretty bad that's like a pencil yeah.
All right so can we cut that uh i do yes i'll cut it up here actually no cut it um yeah around where you are yeah yeah you're standing on pencil thin twigs dude go get the camera and show them how.
Oh it's bending joe oh your left foot is going to let go so okay all my weight's on the right foot and there's like barely any is not much thicker than good boy i'm warm now i'm a warm boy.
So then with the sides they're going to kind of be turned in on an on a side for like a wall one two three from the corner and then that's gonna get pinned there and then the wall besides their walls.
Okay and they're gonna go straight exactly yeah yeah yeah so i just need to get a couple stakes first yeah and then that humpty stick right there might work i don't know what the hump is in the way it's not in the way of me but i would have a ton of more room if it wasn't there yeah you know i mean you could put.
Like your dog back there or whatever with you and this is just a ten by ten camp is looking pretty awesome we're not done tying my tarp up yet though so uh we're gonna pull the old uh shoulder trick here i'm gonna hop up on top of touch his shoulders and tie my my paracord up there so we're tying this line up there because i want to get my.
The top of my tarp up away from the fire where we're gonna get have the fire going so oh actually you probably want to come up a little higher okay all right let's do this let's try it turn around are you ready oh my god are you okay yeah do i weigh nothing yeah.
I'm picking up a child like a slightly heavy rucksack yeah oh we should have cut this first dude damn it are you good yeah i carry 100-pound backpack thank you oh it came down dude.
How did that happen for nothing how did it come down i don't know all for not maybe i didn't reach up high enough you pull it yeah that's good well that was that's super necessary oh yeah buddy.
That is looking fancy looks good yeah i'm happy with this we need to find some rocks for a fire pit still yep look at that they're almost the same color when you yeah look through the camera yeah and it's gonna be comfortable for sure.
Slick buddy don't put the fire and drive home get our instagram pictures and call it good yeah oh yeah camp is coming together tag teaming these rocks like crazy boy so camp is pretty much done like we've got to set up our beds and stuff but.
It's snowing there's no real rush to get our beds out uh exposed to to the elements so excuse me it's about 2 30. we're gonna spend some time dedicated to going to get firewood now tash got that stuff that you saw but it's soft wood we're gonna go around and see if we can find some hardwood some more soft wood.
Built ourselves a nice little fire pit here and uh yeah settling down it's a nice day it's snowing up quite a bit out there on the lake so hopefully that keeps up yeah it's actually like beautiful right now temperature and everything is.
Awesome yeah i don't think i've had my glove zone since we started no oh could be right here good boy settle down a little bit black is night yar buddy oh in the hills we should find some hardwood too actually posh found some hard wood i got this uh old spruce here i'm gonna grab it's.
Still soft wood but it looks good to be in good condition there's another one over there so that'll add up too we don't need no stinking saws yeah that hard wood here you happy with this from up here yeah unless you want to grab the top.
Half that broke up yeah i'll do that okay drink all right it's really certain i know eh yeah driving sideways almost.
Yeah you don't notice it back in here not at all yeah no doubt it looks even crazier on camera pretty decent pile of wood we got ourselves here tosh was nice enough to bring some steaks for tonight so we're gonna be living.
Living like kings in the woods oh thank you very nice yeah it's getting a little stormy man we're gonna get that five to whatever it was centimeters easily they were talking about easily i want to see more aggressivity aggressive when the course ended i was.
Like hey sergeant just uh fyi aggressivity come cooper come on well we're gonna go down and get some water from the creek found a spot that's open like i showed.
You earlier it's getting dark look at how cool how cool that camp looks go down get some water come back start up the fire probably eh yeah i think so getting towards dinner time yes sir i'm hungry boy.
Cooper's probably getting hungry hey your um your patch on your arm yeah it matches your uh gators my boots yeah i synced it all up everything's sinking today yeah what happens when you melt your clothes cooper de pooper good old crick water.
does he do it at home on the ground or just outside i think he just likes it man it looks like he's having a time of his life yeah he does it all the time like all year round no just the ground for snow yeah i think i think he just likes it.
Man tossed grabbed some birds park when we were out finding our firewood so would be a nice easy light they got covered in snow actually came down quite a bit yes she will be nice happy i brought my wool blanket shirt my.
Real shirt here so i was sitting here just a little chill that threw it on and everything's comfy you feel like a hobbit you know gross how hairy are your toe knuckles that's enough i have to keep my feet warm.
I call them toe mittens toe sweaters i'm just ripping you off well i could be ripping you off highly unlikely some accumulation hmm yep what's that in inches.
Two somebody knows the conversion set up my sleeping area before it gets pitch black out more or less using the headlamp so you guys can see what i'm doing here there's a big hump.
A big rock here but i have enough room in front where i'll be able to still be covered and actually maybe i can even lean my back against that that might be all right but i have a sleeping pad i have my bivvy i've got a sleeping bag and a dinner bag so i'm gonna be.
Nice and warm tonight i hope i'm sure i will it's a good thing to do if you don't have the money for a super heavy duty sleeping bag it's they're expensive and they're not a fun purchase like who wants to spend like however much hundreds of dollars on a sleeping bag.
When you could buy like a cool axe or whatever the case may be but sleeping bags are important and if you get even just a couple cheaper ones or smaller ones you can always put them inside of each other and you get way more warmth out of them.
Than you would by themselves you can do it a bit cheaper this one is a negative 10. yeah this is the talon and my little pillow tie this light up here you don't have a readily available light for filming and seeing things.
Because that's what lights are for seeing things look at that like nobody's business also i want to tighten up my tarp because it's very saggy normally you see me before take the middle and push it way back and tie it off to a tree back there look how much room i would have look how much more tight it gets there's just.
Nothing to tie it back there for like 30 feet so it's fine for one night i'm just gonna tie this side up a little bit more to try and tighten it up just tie it to this tree nothing fancy at all so you can see the difference it makes already and there we have it.
Not too shabby all right there's the setup we got the bushcraft spain canvas tarpaul blanket combo ground sheet which again i love the usgi vivi i believe this one's gore-tex if i'm not mistaken and these part gore-tex anyways the old faithful thermarest neoair the original this thing's super super old can't.
Believe it's still going and you know what i've blown air into this every winter since i've had it for like eight years and everybody always said with these ones you're not supposed to blow into in the wintertime because it gets condensation and ruins it's never it's been fine it's held to our value i've.
Never called it with it anyways then we got the mech talon negative 10 celsius along with the ugq top quilt which is like plus four or something like that and the whole faithful sea to summit uh pillow she all gets wrapped up in my bear burrito and it's ready for.
The night time and then that way too it could it could snow all it wanted i could just throw this right back there keep it here it's fine too tuck it back there for now damn son hold on.
Hit the record button we've got some lumpy kind of congealed oil for that yeah but garlic onions and some nice potatoes wrap that up all right man steaks are almost done look at that little mistakes boy.
Give me a scrambled o medium rare we're gonna eat them with our hands cause we're animals and we forgot our plates and stuff but we're outside that's okay you know oh dude look it it's just like oh yeah oh yeah like i said we're going caveman here it's so good.
Hour or two we'll have some potato feed dude this is really good a ton of fat but it's like really good fat yeah it was just like it got a big gob of it gelatinous my light shut off oh no well thanks man.
No problem thanks for coming down hmm there you go it's so tender just out for a walk on the lake at night supper was amazing it's still snowing quite a bit you see some fresh.
Snow there quite a bit i'm gonna go try to get some shots of the camp from over here some cool shots cooper running around good boy oh wow halfway across the lake.
See the fire oh that's cool he's over here you can hear him where what there he is good boy oh [ __ ] there you go put that in the video i have no clue what time it is do you.
No idea no idea i mean my phone's packed away in like three layers of clothing i can find it here are you recording right now no i am but it is uh 8 22. i know right remember so i got to tosh's house late last night.
Around uh 9 30 or so got to see cooper again he's a good boy i'm always happy to see him and he's always happy to see me hey cooper he's always happy to see everybody this dog but uh spent the night there and we made a plan uh where to come this morning.
And uh yeah it's just been it's been a relaxing day man we got a nice very nice comfortable campsite this is probably one of the more comfortable camps i've had yeah it's pretty slick little setup we've got yeah we were saying we could even put a tarp up if we had another big tarp we wanted to potentially right in front of where you guys are here coming.
Up as a wall draped over top of the tarps here and like stopping here have still have the fire we'd be very enclosed there's no need for it it's just cool as uh tasha's saying earlier it's like the the versatility of a tarp is is it's fun to play around with yeah but it's been a fun trip.
Ate some good food had a couple brewskis each and i'm not too cold no it's nice here by the fire yeah we were down we were down shooting some some footage down at the on the ice and it's a little chilly yeah a little chilly but sure oh it's nice up here a little camp not enough not too much snow.
Enough to enough to pull the sleds which was nice but for the sled you did not bring one did you no i just packed in yeah it's a backpack i could almost fit in that backpack but anyways yeah just chilling out we will uh we have a lot of firewood left this fire is nice and warm i could feel it warm my leg like crazy that's a good.
Thing about wintertime camping man you can access places that you don't normally access that aren't heavily used by people because like you can't walk across the ice all the time you know what i mean in the summer time not everybody's paddling right yeah exactly you come to these places and there's abundance of firewood um.
Yeah so it's nice and nice in the winter time and you need that firewood too to stay warm regardless if it's with a stove or or or cold camping we were talking about that earlier yeah sure what'd you find we're just going to chill out we'll get back with you guys in a little bit at bedtime oh yeah it's time for bed.
Which is probably like five minutes from now well we stayed up a little bit later than we thought it's almost ten party animal a couple of party animals over here so we're uh we're gonna turn in the fire rip roaring and.
It's snowing still quite a bit actually i'm kind of wet but we're gonna get rid of this big wool before we lay in the bed anyway yeah take those shoes off yeah oh my socks are soap just from sweat i think so yeah yeah we got extra yeah.
I'm putting my butt wipe in my uh sleeping bag with me just in case just in case yeah you're right without a ground sheet tarp camping yeah you have nowhere to put your stuff that's right like you could use the sled.
Or your backpack or whatever but it's nice to have things available well i have to get up and grab my camera i have to get up and grab the camera and yet i'm still taking my boots off silly well i guess that's it for tonight guys.
Be with you in the morning i'm gonna lay here look at the fire for a while and have a good night's sleep i'm gonna say i'm too broad but it might be because i'm too fat why is that what's wrong what's that why what are you saying that for i said it might be because my shoulders.
Are too broad i can't get the zipper done up but it also might be because i'm too fat oh you heard it here first all right oh that's a cool man that's some good light actually coming off of that all right folks well.
Like i said we're camping oh there we go you got it prices averted all right folks good night well good morning you guys see you guys sleep all right.
Yeah we did thanks slept great so we got some a little bit of hey there buddy look at his tail the one but there's the girl now he's got the girl oh he's got the butthole too come on.
There's still a little bit of snow coming down out there but it uh it's slowed down quite a bit but check out my ground sheet got some snow stayed warm oh yeah well i've got more of a road trip to do i've.
Got to go down south a little bit pick up my mother-in-law and my niece because it's my it's emeralds hey bud it's emerald's um 10th birthday in three days so i have to get down there probably spend a day down there and drive up and surprise emerald with uh her cousin and her her grandma because.
I don't think too many people are going to come to her party uh because of whole new rules and things like that again in canada so anyways we're going to get up pack up and get out of here get a big old drive and we're done.
It was a great trip though fun times i'm glad i came down visited tosh here it's a new spot and uh yeah we're gonna definitely camp again together get along pretty well and uh have fun camping out and bring the dog out next time maybe and and have these two crazy dogs running around together.
But uh we'll have to see how that goes but anyways i'm gonna get up now brave the cold i covered him up a couple times last night in a sleeping bag like pulled it over and a few minutes later i could hear him like rolling around and getting out of.
It right he didn't like it being on top of him no imagine so he must have been fine all night yeah he wasn't whining or anything all night right i didn't hear a peep yeah and if he was you know he would have let you know like if he was cold you could have heard him shake or no.
We're on a lake but there you go and he's off check out the frost on the inside of the movie here i just tucked my face right into it last night because it was snowing quite a bit on top of me frosted up but i stayed warm and dry for the first night the second night.
I would have had to probably if we stayed a second night probably had to hang this up in the sun because it's pretty damp from uh the condensation getting caught in there but no big deal that's why we got a little bit more than adequate.
Rating with the two together so that i can do all these things i can sleep with my clothes on have a little humidity in there pull that over top and it's all good that's the joe way i'm not saying it's the correct way but that's the joe way okay where do you come from where do you go.
Where do you come from look at my boots frozen all right as tash was just saying the most very most enjoyable part of winter camping is putting your frozen ass boots back on your warm feet if they even go on there we go.
Oh yeah oh hi well it's it's snowing again like quite a bit it's so funny we weren't we were right on the lake there not really to dug into the bush at all and we couldn't tell it was snowing this.
Much it was last night but anyways all the tracks are gone you notice oh yeah yeah good accumulation and know what else i've noticed is that this sled is about 45 times harder to pull today than it was yesterday just cooper's track satoshis and all little joes on our way out this nice crown land camp.
Crown land in canada is like your public land i believe in the states so we're just allowed pretty much do what we want some restrictions and stuff but gotta love it hi.
All right folks that's it for us thanks tosh for having me thanks for coming down man for sure yeah it was very fun we're gonna get together again in a couple weeks for another camp so you guys can look out for that go check out tasha's video of this trip on his channel tosh self propelled got a good instagram too so we will see you guys.
Soon thanks bye
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