Tenting on the Facet of the Toll road!
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Ive wanted to camp at this spot ive seen on the side of the highway for a while now, I finally did it!
Come camp with me.
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So pick me up tomorrow after that then i will hopefully have cell service okay all right honey yeah right here autumn you awake oh good love you love you love you bye be good girl there we go.
All right i'm gonna camp right next to the highway here but let's get up into these trees a little bit so that we can make a fire tonight and stuff and cook dinner affiliated woodpecker's been at it okay let's get out of here i got a backpack on.
Not too much gear just coming out here after lunch so we're gonna find a spot set up i've driven past this area a few times and seen the pullover and thought yeah i can camp next to the highway here so i've been wanting to do it finally we're doing it some pretty fresh.
Signs of deer decent decently deep snow good news we're coming up to some fair ground some bear grylls oh man.
I haven't seen bare ground in some time thanks man the sun is warming the rocks holy smokes this is awesome oh yeah look at this this is slick this is really really pretty up here i'm camping here.
And we'll go check out just where the highway is i just dropped my pack we'll go walk over here to the side of am kind of on a little bit of a cliff right next to the highway here oh yeah super close.
Right there right there right there all right so let's go find a spot to camp i looked around up here for a little bit i want to spot close enough to the highway where i can still see it to call.
It camping next to a highway and i need a spot where i have two trees because i'm camping in a hammock there's a lot of dead trees up here a lot of them are facing that way there's a couple good ones right here so i think i'm gonna make this my home i've got uh my trail 50.
Can you hear that i've got a my trail 50 liter backpack my trail used to be go light so let's check out what i have for this overnight camp next to a highway go check it out i'm not the first person to come up here it's an old-school.
Tin can with a deer turd inside of it all right first up i got a couple new things i got this silky uh big boy i think it's called let's see yeah the big boy so it's not as big as the katana boy but.
It's a decent size it's bigger than the other ones i've used man it's windy up here i've also got a two look at that nice and handy okay so before i do anything else actually let me just trim up this area because there's a lot of twigs in the.
Way of what i need to do super old and dry so that's pretty good there nice sharp saw brand new oh those smell like fat wood yeah oh yeah look at the resin in there okay trees are all cleaned up i like this pack it's got no internal frame at all.
So i got to put something on the back for a little bit of a support but what do we got we got a map to look at planning stuff for this year bottled water one of those guys a little bit of food this is what i'm looking for my new.
Hammock i bought myself a new hammock for this year this is a dream hammock it's lightweight and it's got a new cinch system for me to use so we'll set that up and check it out i got it in orange because i love orange we will put a black tarp over top of that as to not be too visible up here.
So it's normal webbing actually pretty thin smaller webbing than i'm used to which is nice for packability and lightweightness so get it on there good we'll do the same with this one right about there now for me it's new this new cinch system i'm sure for other.
People it's uh not new but i got one side am still green and one side am still orange so i can tell my foot from my head normally it doesn't really matter but if i want to keep it as one so let's put my foot over there because it's a bit higher put the orange at my feet this just goes in.
The webbing goes in this little shackle moves you tuck it underneath and then to best of my knowledge you just pull it tight and it locks itself in there let's go do the same to the other side all right let's try to get a really good.
Hang so all is well in the hammock lay department i got in it and it's quite flat quite comfortable so i've got my feet side my foot side higher by like five inches or so and.
My ah my underquilt is color-coded so that there's a white tab near my foot because there's a white box there or sorry foot box there so there we have it this mess of cords just as easily as gets head hooked on here it was always confusing to me before undercool i thought it was like.
Technical science jargon but it's not it's just me being a dunce so get this in here and clicked on as well might have to adjust the tension on it a bit because this is a new hammock panic but that's all right new hank why'd i say it like that.
Oh yeah green and orange my favorite color is ottoman emerald sweet okay so this looks pretty good the coverage hop in it here in a second it's supposed to be zero tonight and i have a negative six under quilt and a negative six top quilt.
But it is quite windy so we'll see how it goes in the hammock i'm not too uh confident yet in my hammock cold sleeping capabilities i was going to bring the bigger ones but i wanted to make a lightweight trip man this wind let's see how she goes maybe i need to adjust the camera.
Because i sunk quite a bit there pretty loose it could even be caught up a bit but we're gonna sleep asymmetrical in here should be good i'm laying flat so that's all it's one of the things that matters i was gonna.
Say that's all that matters but warmth warmth matters the wind is sit on this ledge right here and actually when i was sitting here just chilling i found and what looks to be an old fire pit to me right.
You got a rock there there there there built up so maybe we'll do oh a spider hello mr nature this battery's cloudy we'll do a little bit of work here on this little fire pit and uh all the winds even kicking down here now hulky smokey.
Look at that hammock's just taking flight anyways we'll fix this up a bit add some more to it make it safe and we'll uh we'll do that we'll sit right here cook chill out this has grown right in this has been not used in years obviously.
Just trying to get away some of the vegetation some of the stuff so we can have a nice substrate in there to burn on nice rocky substrate yeah there's rocks underneath it cool looks like a carpet in there.
Yes mud and rocks that's what you want to see for sure all right it's probably pretty good i'll line it with a couple rocks here and make it a tad better.
Is boop i'm sure i can't get this one out okay it's not worth it there's lots of other rocks not worth it this one was worth it oh my goodness see all those red ants i'm gonna put that back they got babies.
In there we'll go find another one let the ants live you know let the red ants live firewood these are maple and ash out here all i have up there is pine so i'm trying to grab some hardwood while i can.
Get from here bonus a bunch of maple score right here bringing the whole clump with me cool what i just found a little caterpillar dude little caterpillar guy he's live too oh.
My goodness warm up buddy warm up it will be your time soon if i can carry this this will be a nice score oh she's a heavy one oh buddy she's a heavy one.
In the deep snow put up here as a wind block i think oh kitty smokes that's good yeah and then i'll uh i'll situate it better and i'll stick some rocks underneath there to prop it up.
Somewhat like this there we go this can switch out there we'll get some more rocks over yonder well i'm not alone up here check it out i was looking for rocks over here and i found.
This turd which has hair in it and it's got a tail which leads me to believe k9 same as this and the size is right for wolf it's got a bunch of bunch of deer fur in it it's got some seeds in it so who knows but anyways it's been there for a long time no no concern either way but here's another rock and we'll keep on our.
Rock journey rock collecting journey okay transparency i moved my hammock i got to tell you guys this because a lot of times people think there's some conspiracies going on when i don't tell you every single thing i'm doing that's not directed at most of you an instagram picture.
Uh a good thumbnail is not worth me being cold all night and where i was up there was so very windy okay it was whoa the hammock was not calming down wouldn't stop flopping around i couldn't get the tarp up i moved it to here barely moving in the wind and.
If you look out here you can still see cars going by right from my camp spot where i'm sleeping as you can see there view is a little bit obstructed by trees but again it's not worth it i'm not doing that for an instagram picture and a thumbnail so i've got to get the tarp on here.
And get the underquilt on boom nice and tight and there's the wind again look at that fun fun times there she goes you got to use rocks because uh ground's frozen and is all rocks so yeah.
Cool got this little kevlar rope it's very very lightweight and small but it's super strong obviously it's kevlar i like it for lightweight stuff this is my lightweight tarp so we'll rig it up and keep it on there you go a loop through the loop.
You put both your ends through that loop and then pull all the way through tighten it up all right we got to fix the location of this rock i think.
Okay this thing has got to come out man my archnemesis maybe we'll spend some time trying to get that out open this up a bit like that and a little bit more so i can get more use of the uh.
The fire what's this all about actually that there's a will there's a way you know man this is like super oddly shaped rock jenga rock.
oh oh joe versus the volcano yes we're getting there you going get it it's just the principle at this point sitting in the snow and everything.
Come on big guy yeah you're definitely getting used as part of the fire pit now oh kitty smokes that's all fine i can stay there i just didn't want an obstruction there blocking my view and my heat which actually okay.
So check it out remember the little bit of resin i found in those twigs near the uh the base of the tree i split them open and there's about this much resin so i can make some shavings there just gonna make some small shavings and catch them here in my cup.
At least that's the point the idea rather the plan even yeah straight turpentine is they're very waxy i'm not even making shavings just taking little chunks off some chickens up the side oh it's like a.
Crayon we cooked some steaks last night and we didn't eat them all or eat all of it so i brought the leftovers to make up us like a steak stir-fry with some peppers and onions in the whole whole nine yards so no potatoes this time but we'll do it on the fire and uh yeah i'm getting pretty hungry man it's.
Past summer time it's probably seven o'clock so losing light and i want to get this fire going it's a cool spot reminds me of like back camping in windsor when i hear all the road noise all the time oh look at this i found a bone.
Found a couple actually i'll try and round them up here i got quite a bit of resinous shavings got my twig bundle and i got the stubs left over with all the real resin pieces there so we're gonna get this thing going my tiny little kneeling pad reflectix.
Just so my knees don't get wet you know nice going up just like i thought they would we're going up just like i thought they would so those guys were a pleasure to work with i gotta say uh like i said i did buy my hammock but i didn't ask for it for free.
Um and then actually i had some i didn't ask for it at all i didn't let them know who i was or anything i just ordered it like that wanted it anyways i freaking had a couple extra add-ons i wanted to add on and i emailed them hoping i could get them in time and they said joe we added on your items for free.
Thank you for what you do with the outdoor community and i said well that was very nice of you thank you so pleasure to deal with and i got a couple little add-ons there so check out dream hammock if you guys are interested in.
Amex i'm going to my plan is that'll be my i bought a small uh z packs um the one man z packs tent anyways and i plan on this summer canoe tripping and backpacking using a combination of that tent and this hammock here um you've seen me use my big agnes fly creek ul-1.
For probably over 10 years now and it's time to give that thing a break and at least try a different tent so this other tent the z-packs one is pretty darn light and small uh it sets up with a pole it's not freestanding so we'll see how that goes but anyways it's a small lightweight combination hammock and uh tent i like having both.
For hot days and switching it up on long trips and just chilling out in the hammock and stuff this is going awesome there's barely any smoke we got some of this wood processed i guess there's so much wood around it's ridiculous.
There's even more more resinous stuff right here oops actually i can even sit down there and rest my back on this thing on this rock and i'll get some more warmth from the fire and rest my back not too shabby.
You can really see the resinous fire how orange it is there's actually black smoke too but that's a nice orange fire man the wind has calmed down quite a bit actually still a little gusts but nothing crazy deer poop all over the place.
So i got my trusty stanley cook kit a little gripper inside i've got steak that we cooked yesterday this is a good amount of steak for stir-fry i'm so hungry i'm going to eat a piece right now oh so good so good so just put that in the ziplock.
Bag throw it in the fridge for the night no big deal i'm gonna fry that up with some red pepper some onion some garlic we got broccoli carrots and celery also have a little plate a little plug.
Look at that and we'll use the lid for a cutting board everything's coming up separate time ah yes vegetable medley bro i left some fat in there so hopefully.
It'll juice it up pretty good and i don't want to cook them too long because they're already cooked nice amount nice amount good proportions good portions proportions this is done good supper.
A little lopsided not too bad all right i might just eat i might as well just eat out of the frying pan here let's give her a shot cheers folks so ridiculously good normally normally there's potatoes and normally i use sausages and different kind of.
Seasoning this is really good though i've been putting broccoli in it as of late and i certainly don't hate that organic mill street seems to be easiest on me much easier than an ipa.
Cheers again folks i just blew on this strange oh yeah tastes like your dad's beer no ipa in this piece well it's really good it's getting late too the sun keeps staying the sun is staying.
Up later and later obviously as it goes it's going to be almost 8 o'clock 7 36 okay i assume by 8 o'clock it'll be dark but anyway good time to eat this and have a fire and before long go tuck in the hammock look at my map.
Write in my journal sun's gone down for the most part no spectacular sunset or anything but certainly dark and uh yeah chilling by the fire we got hot water on to make some tea nice little fire though cool little camp.
Here like i said i've been wanting to do it for a while so it's nice to get out it's nice not to have to bundle up like crazy you know what i mean i'm my feet are wet and they're cold but it's not the.
Biggest deal in the world it's not that cold out like i said it's supposed to go to zero i think tonight zero degrees celsius it's a pretty cool glow kyle and i have a six or seven day whitewater canoe trip planned this year and i i'm taking a course at the.
Madawaska canoe center um to learn how to paddle white water because we're going to be in a wilderness setting and i need to know how to do it so i'm excited for that madawaska canoe center in ontario.
Eastern ontario offers whitewater skills so i'm going to go for five days and that's going to be the spring sometime so i'm cutting into my canoe tripping time to go and take this course which is that's how much it means to me nothing nothing gets in the way you can do tripping for me and that's that's uh like literally like.
Listen i know canoe tripping doesn't sell for the most part like bushcraft sells building cells whatever if i wanted to grow my channel and focus on nothing but growing my channel and doing well i would just like do different builds of bushcraft stuff and always be in the forest and stuff and never go on canoe trips but i need canoe.
Tripping for me that's my like my my only thing i really love in life other than my family obviously you know what i mean but it's a huge outlet for me and and i get it for like you know i mean two seasons out of the year maybe two and a half three but where i am here like it's early april now the the ice is still on the water i.
Can't even start thinking about paddling it's for another month um my point is i need to go on these canoe trips so that's how much it means to me nothing gets in the way of that and learning how to further my canoe tripping abilities by taking a whitewater course is taking.
Precedence to me actually going on canoe tripping so that's what i'm trying to get relay the importance of that to you okay yeah that's plenty hot for tea that water is uh from home anyways so we're good peppermint.
Ginger fennel herbal tea just like last time okay i'm right at the edge here this is the uh literally the edge of the cliff a bunch of lights down that way here comes somebody.
Imagine they see me up here just freaking filming at night just yeah nothing to see here about to see here bud move along sir fire's rocking it's nice and warm let me get this t into me.
Hopefully it's always nice so much firewood it's ridiculous i'm mixing the maple with the pine so it's going a little bit better i'm almost ready to tuck in for bed i'll stay up for maybe another half hour so.
Remember i said i'd try to wrangle up the rest of those bones i found i just came across one here where'd she go there it is see it's kind of like rooted into the ground it's been there for a minute vertebrae.
Part of a vertebrate steamy all right i stoked up the fire i got my dishes here i'm gonna bring my pack over to the hammock you can see it but you can't.
Grab the tripod oh we got a different water bottle so i guess we can leave that one there i got a disposable one too it's never enough just one nalgene for me with no open water it's hard to get water.
Other than melting dirty rotten snow all right home sweet home cocoon of warmth hopefully all right sleep with the nice sounds of the highway next to me right where i think i will get out roughly i'll put my boots on top of it.
To weight it down so it doesn't go anywhere these are going to come off too and i've for the past few hours had my second pair of socks in my pocket warming up so that would be a nice treat after my feet dry out i'll put on warm dry socks well.
In the hammock i've been in here for a little while it's comfortable it's warm all as well so i'm gonna get some shut eye get with you guys in the morning for some oatmeal and i'm getting picked up by willingham will and autumn emerald will be at school.
All right folks wish me luck good night i just woke up to pee it's about five it's raining lightly lately on the tarp i'm going back to bed see you guys in a few hours well i guess it was snow last night not rain.
Anyway i uh just had to pee again going back to bed for another little bit all right it's almost seven it's time to get up pretty good light already so get up and make a fire wait for will to pick us up make some oatmeal okay well that's the setup.
It's comfortable it was comfortable last night i got the tarp pitched over top to back now so i can see everything underneath started collecting some wood already for a fire just gotta make some shavings there's no birch around here at all so.
Make some shavings fire's dead cold completely out stanley cook set got some snow on it cheers breakfast of champions you know.
Well this is a good um hammock camping experience a good first run of that dream hammock i stayed warm there was a couple times my feet got a little chilly i ended up taking my puppy jacket and keeping it underneath me the whole night like just as another buffer.
And then when my feet got really chilled i took it and i put it around my feet inside the quilt and it was already warm for my body heat and that helped immensely um i don't think that i set the hammock up as well as i should have.
It's probably my second time setting up i set it up one time in my basement when i first got it so good test run to that silky saw as well and big boy is a nice saw i might use it on a canoe trip or two this year we'll see.
and a cool spot we've got some ground with no snow which is a sight for sore eyes that's for sure i secured it there and through here so it's got two.
Attachment points where it's through the paracord and this one doesn't have to be tight at all so that's not going to go anywhere and then this side was my pot where my tea is still at the fire and that it nests inside the nalgene the only thing left is the puffy.
The puffy can go at the top for warmth in case i need it quickly and it can fill spots in the backpack that were empty i do have my belt still i have to put on and my pot my belt knife but as far as that i'll probably keep this.
Nah this can go away that's it that's everything except for my pot and my um uh camera so that's not bad man it's pretty short backpack it's wider i might actually end.
Up using this for canoe tripping too because it won't impede the yolk it's a really minimalistic backpack but it works like everything's real small on it the straps thin the frame is just a little plastic piece but it works just gotta load it properly and not overload it i think i got my sunglasses.
In my pocket too can't forget those bad boys not gonna need the sunglasses today though i don't think oh my ridgeline oh kyle my kyle made ridgeline oh i'm so glad i turned around now that my friends is what you call.
Pulling a joe straight up joe pull right there there you go that's how you wrap up a piece of cordage that you almost forgot behind that you've had for a better part of seven years well pow goodbye camp.
You're a good i don't think i'll come and camp here again tons and tons of traffic noise that was the point of this one but nobody wants to hear that too much and uh on to the real wilderness adventures very soon how's about that timing how's about that.
Timing no freaking way something very exciting to tell you hi autumn we saw a mouse a moose where i don't know on the way here yes very cool was that the first one you ever saw yes.
High five nice you ready to go home yes wait wow you laughing what what wow say goodbye people.
You got a goodbye for the people all right goodbye
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