4 Items for a Solo Bushcraft Camp

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Hey guys how you doing thanks for clicking on the video I have a super exciting outing today we're gonna
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overnight in this winter wonderland it's been snowing all morning all day all day yesterday I've only got a small backpack
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on this is my Maxpedition condor 2 and inside that I only have four pieces of gear I have an axe a small axe I have a
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cooking pot I have a fire steel and have a sleeping bag now it's not too cold right now it's only about negative two
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degrees Celsius but tonight's gonna get down to negative seven degrees Celsius I have a negative 10 degree bag so right
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on the verge of what it needs to be and I have no sleeping pad so that means I have to build a shelter build a bed with
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pine boughs spruce boughs balsam fir boughs whatever I can find we do have one piece of meat in the backpack that
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we can cook up over on a spit over the fire tonight left my truck on the side of the road I hiked in I've already been
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hiking in a little bit here just kind of checking out the area checking out the situation what I really need to do now
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is hike with my but far in and start chopping down some trees and make myself some some shelter because I need to stay
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warm tonight [Music] now the bush I'm in now the bush I'm in
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varies quite rapidly depending on where you go in it so right now I'm in a little bit of a bit of a clearing as you
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saw and on the ground the snow isn't that deep it's deep enough right not so bad but if I can I prefer to find a spot
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like this right here there's only maybe an inch of snow whereas over there there's five six seven inches doesn't
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really matter right now depending on where it where I come up in the in the woods but like I'm saying I
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don't have a shovel I don't have snowshoes or anything to kind of dig away the snow and I need to get rid of
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the snow so finding a spot that's really sheltered by a lot of thick trees a lot of conifers with boughs that's gonna be
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ideal here's a prime example of what I'm talking we'll see this tree right in front of me how it's blocked just got
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tons of snow we're all hung up on the boughs if you look underneath it you can actually see grass so obviously that's
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too small but that's the gist of what I mean and look at this place this is a thick thick bush so walking through the
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woods trying to find a spot I come across this so this is definitely useful especially when you don't have much
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tools to work with see I can make that into a bit of a lean-to or even a debris shelter more of a debris shelter I guess
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and then look underneath is already barely any snow there Sall it on there I think this looks
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pretty good actually there's a ton of conifers and cedar spruce and balsam fir that I can see right in this general
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area that I can use their boughs for bedding and for shingling work I put my head here the only thing is for a fire
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there's a big tree right in the way here and then also there but if I faced it the other way it might be alright this
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is the open side this is what I mean back there is pretty covered pretty pretty heavily treed I don't really want
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to put a fire that close to those trees or is this side it's relatively open it's just got these tiny little ones
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that I can take down and use anyways you know the fire here front I think I'm gonna take this spot I've walked about
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as far as far as I want to go I really want to go any farther left the truck at around noon it's gotta be about one
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o'clock right now which gives me about four hours of light and if I want to build a shelter and have a sufficient
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timing and an energy and all that stuff I should start now so I think that's what I'll do
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well before I start I should probably get all this snow down before it falls on me I'm sure it will eventually all
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right [Music] I'm gonna keep all these branches is
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they can be part of the rib rib work for my shelter more stuff that can use for the back
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all right it's looking good let's get down under there and see if it's big enough
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definitely tall enough plenty of room uh yeah I gotta get rid of a lot of this snow because it goes
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off on a slant and that's not good once the water still wants to snow starts melting into water and running
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into my shelter it's not what I want to happen so yeah there's all sorts of dead decomposing matter itself under here to
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build up a little hump we'll have to clear this all the way chop these trees down to I need more room I need to make
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it wider and I need the the boughs off the trees anyway so in keeping with the four-item thing I didn't bring any water
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and all in all honesty seriousness I do have one supper for me I'm gonna cook that later on but I don't have any water
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I'm gonna have to mold snow for water so I'm actually already kind of parched I'm gonna eat a little bit of snow it's not
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advised to do this but I'm not trying to like hydrate with it I just need to know just a little parched
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no pox you know anyways um so I got to get a move on I got a fire going melt snow hopefully survive the night it's
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gonna take a little bit of finesse too because I don't have a something to strike the fire steel with I do have my
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axe and we'll use that if we have to but yeah we'll see what we can do this is where snowshoes come in handy
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any big branches like that I Klein or sticks on the ground I'll throw back there for building use
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there's a lot of big rocks on the ground so I don't really want to just be chopping into the stuff on the ground
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trying to get rid of it okay I'm getting warm I'll get along you guys like my hat I like it okay it's a real woodsman's
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hat you know to the vibe I get from it anyway I am quite warm quite warm okay I have no extra clothes in my bag no extra
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socks or anything I always always always bring extra sucked it did not and going with the theme I can show you guys
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exactly what I do have later on because I have a headlamp I have a filming light and I have like a chest mount for my
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GoPro just some accessories for filming but honesty gear wise four pieces of kit okay
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get in there as you can see ooh my my woodsman's cap okay huh-huh and then it covers the old ears Oh Elmer Fudd style
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is this a stormy Crower stormy Cromer stormy Cromer is that this type of hope it's not the brand I know that but look
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at me look at me all rolled up hold up from the balled up yep alright well I gotta get this tree down
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this one maybe even that third one but if I start chopping I'm gonna be a little wet a little cold
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I should've waited to take off my coat Hey yep yep no probably about it oh boy stormy curl okay
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okay well great success with that I did see a problem though first off I was able to just bang the snow off the
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boughs but look at the top it straight frozen like froze to it this is very wet and once I lay on it my body warmth will
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start to warm that up and melt it my sleeping bag can get very very wet I have no barrier like I have no like
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vapor barrier see me pass anything like that to block myself from that so I really will have to be diligent and
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putting the proper pieces down for my bed and even above me too because once my my body warmth and like the fire and
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everything starts going they're gonna start dripping it's a drip drip came through dripping snow on my face and my
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feet yeah that's kind of disheartening seeing all that I'm gonna have to end up lay in
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my jacket my two jackets beneath my sleeping bag on top of those alright I've really cleaned out the area
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now but beneath it's actually looking really good so it's time to start putting across the pieces on the back
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the ribs I got three pulls so far two of which one might be long enough for I can cut them in half but then we'll go
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around and find some deadfall just stuff to really stick on the back and then bow it up first guy yeah I actually don't
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even want to make it that wide out I want to make it pretty tight to me almost straight up and down really so
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that's where she goes and yes I can cut off half of that she goes up and it's still nice and big so I can use that top
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part even if it's not big enough to go right next to it I can use it down there somewhere so if I needed to just to come
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to the top of here I don't need any overhang at all and just make a little oh man I thought that was rust I thought
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that was rust already on my axe it's dead wood dead wood see wait alright anyways make a little mark where I know
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where to choppy choppy boat yeah boat yeah I know I'm weird as I can't open I don't
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know if they say this one since as well so boom right there two for the price of one pretty good not too shabby
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alright there's a prime piece of cedar that's probably good for firewood but I will use it right now in my shelter
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building process because that's what's important right now and it is it's really dry I'm sure there's a dry Widow
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sure there's more dry wood around so anyway so we'll use this I've already got a bunch of ribs on there but this in
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this should be the most most of the rib work done alright I need a piece that is similar in length to this one so I'll
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just be using this as a marker stick holding it up to my cedar it's actually mark is where I chopped already roughly
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so that's a good starting point good marker all right maybe one there a couple at
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the end but yeah she's pretty good she's pretty good remember all the branches cut off is found on the ground all pile
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back here they are going to be very useful right now and tying this whole thing together by kind of like joining
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all the ribs in this little puzzle II tangled mess and then all the spruce boughs actually their bowls and FIR
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boughs can go on it I definitely don't want to put this big one with all the snow on there because it's going to
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again melt and come into my shelter it's pretty simple the long ones go where they're needed in long spot and the
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short ones do what I needed over the short spots and because these are all twisted and gnarled kind of tuck
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them into each other a little bit maybe not so much there but you know I'm trying to say there we go there we go
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there we get it let's take tight quarters back in here my shelter will be nice and nice and roomy
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oh this is barely anything at all maybe enough for almost half a bed this is pretty vertical that same as any
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shingling job I'm gonna start at the bottom and work your way up just like Drake says and then that way anything
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that does try to run down it won't come into your shelter this case being snow potential melt drops so I'm gonna be
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here for a while just kind of weave in getting a framework in first right and then weaving them in as they should go
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no we're not really getting too far off that it started when you come over in front you can really see that that
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absolutely did nothing I know I need to go get more boughs what I want to do is try to find out like an old spruce tree
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that's falling down and then I can just clean up the boughs that still needles on them that way I won't have to take
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too much down too many trees but if not it's okay to I can go around and clean up some low low-lying limbs and do it
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that way all right well leave the big camera there I'll take the GoPro and we'll head off
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and try and find a downed spruce that's not too far away this is the extent of how far I've come
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I got right over here and got some firewood or some some building material I mean place is thick very thick no
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shortage of trees no shortage of boughs either but like I said if I can do it this way it'll be better it'll be easier
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for building it'll be less impact that's good firewood how's the cedar so there's a Down spruce there but
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there's no boughs left on it here's another good piece of cedar actually I should bring that back I
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could make a bow drill with this I'll leave it right here and I'll just follow my footprints back it's so thick in here
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guys okay again this is uh this is just too good to pass up this is some prime prime cedar like that stuff is quite dry
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so a little hole in there I'm gonna take this well I can while I'm here and I see it
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well that's strange it's Hollow it's crazy that's all the inside of the wood there just kind of gone gone to
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Punk huh it'll make some good kindling anyway don't hear this part I'm sure it's all it up there again I'll just
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follow my tracks back to that and carry it out well I don't want to walk too much farther I haven't seen anything
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laying down yet as you can see there's no shortage like I said so
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oh it's so nice out here that's how much snow there is ten inches almost all right I should start making my way back
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now there's that wood I'm back there I gotta grab that but this walk has been very promising for resources this is a
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huge spruce SAP SAP not I guess a big ol SAP draw up SAP look at that resin it's very very flammable and that will come
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in handy later on alright I was able to find quite a bit somewhat dry one think you still have ice all built upon them
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but they're relatively dry I am pretty snowy a pretty snowy guy getting really thirsty they need to slow down I'm
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losing time it's after 2:00 again it gets dark at five circuits it starts getting gloomy until 4:30 there's not
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too much Sun today so oh my goodness I need need need a fire I think we're gonna take a break from doing this this
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can be my bedding I believe this can be my bedding I'll show you what I do have take a small little break heats of snow
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and then continue at it because I need my shelter to be done in all honesty I don't really need that back to be
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completely airtight and and then stuff but this is nothing like it's not good not good yet but my bed is becoming
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important as well especially with all these these frozen pieces yeah I'll be fine I know I'll be
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fine even if it's a cold night it's just gonna be uncomfortable and it's gonna suck but that's the reality's right you
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can't say oh I want to go out and build a battle bed and expect them to be powdery snow that just brushes off right
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you can't control that at all and having the option having the option of the knowledge of being able to say forget it
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I'll leave my my sleeping pad at home is a pretty cool thing and it takes you need to keep up with it keep up
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practicing and stuff so again all those reasons plus it's just a cool video I think to do it with minimal gear all
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right let's show you what I have max position Condor – probably one of the if not the first bush bushcraft backpack I
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ever bought ten years deep and running ok first off my headlamp is just for safety and filming at night I'm not
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counting that as one of my items batteries for my DSLR obviously not counting that as item I
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have a big old dirty light for nighttime filming anyways it's a big ol dirty light not
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counting that is one of my items is a snowshoe hare that's my food I've got a little tripod for the light all
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right let's get to the actual items that I'm counting as gear the only real items that are gear right
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the foods not gear the lights are gear but you need that in order to see so I have my zoom bag my
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pot my 10 centimeter Billy and my fire steel and then you've seen me use my hacks today already these are my four
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items one two three four nothing else in my bag so yeah this this hair was uh got by my neighbor's parents she's frozen
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we're gonna have to thought over a fire for a while before it starts to cook but we'll have lots of time tonight once it
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gets dark because it gets dark at 5:00 like I've said oh we're getting chilly getting chilly all right well I might as
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well put this on my person I will put my excuse me I will put my sleeping baby back in the backpack just for trying to
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keep it dry purposes and my batteries all right I should start doing stuff now run all the time let's build this bed I
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hope I have enough here for it all right so like I said these are somewhat dry and a little bit bigger so I'm gonna do
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the whole herringbone dealio the whole herringbone dealio meaning you're crossing the you're sorry they're
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putting the thick pieces on the outside and you kind of crossing them in the middle so that you don't have them
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driving into you I don't know what's wrong with me when I try to speak sometimes herringbone dealio this is a
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perfect little size here this little divot that I've made to sleep in for me not too big at all I don't feel pretty
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tough to in there I'm sure comfortable and cozy kind of stab it into the snow as much as possible keep it somewhat
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flat the way that wouldn't be comfortable well I can tell you already that this
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isn't going to be enough it's a good start but in all honesty probably need three times this amount so that's cool
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well huts of work guys lots of work the only thing you just come up here halfway through the day and
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build one of these shelters in the winter time I call Joe here thinking he could do that I will get it done it's
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just gonna be a look working probably into dark and a late supper but that's okay again this is a real-deal scenario
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I'd be lucky to have half the stuff I have with me than half of this shelter done already so good to keep it in
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perspective you know she's she's coming along as you can see I'm put more on the back now I've been alternating between
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the bed in the back depending on what type of bow I've got whether it's soft or it's wet or not so there's a
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chickadee mmm-hmm let's check it even the winter air pretty fun anyway I'm really parched
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I'm parched my lips are little chapped I had to get some water on so I want to get a fire going you landed like right
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on the top of the shelter well that's always fun little chickadee yeah I gotta get a fire going and get build some yeah
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I gotta get a fire going and melt some snow because I am very thirsty okay I've got my axe I'm going to go try to find a
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rock so that I can break a piece off hopefully to use on the fire steel to strike the fire steel that way I don't
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have to ruin my edge of my axe and it will be easier to manage than trying to choose my edge of my axe on a fire steel
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that's very close to my hand if you catch my drift I found a rock now all I have to do see if I can break a piece
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off of it if I can I'm sure it'll break I'm sorry if I can I'm sure it'll be sharp enough to strike the fire steel
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okay she's flaking I don't want to keep hitting it ruin the temper of my axe mushroom it all out that'll work
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sharp it's very sharp I would like to have a bigger piece just something a little bit more substantial I'm really
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not too concerned with ruining my axe it's just I don't want to be smacking them a rock too hard too many times
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there we go yes she's very Shelly very Shelly sure one of these pieces will work on the broom all back obviously
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cool you're a dirty old bluej above you know – all right there's no only prep my my materials at least in the middle
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there you can see this Bruce resin with the spruce rise and I think that I will gouge it up pretty good
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make some dust yeah and then I'm working on top of this this this piece here is that old cedar that I grabbed that I
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said would make good kindling I just ripped it in half and it made like a good little plate bold flavor of trade
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ely twitter trey is probably a good word fighter tray so i meant to do the whole time and I knew it was gonna work anyway
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lots of dust coming off of that so I'm gonna combine that inside of the cedar bark inside of the birch bark
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everything's a little damp I'm being honest all this is a little damp but together it should go pretty good
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so is that gummy resin kind of tuck that in there tuck that in there
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and then I have my full chunk left for future use or if I'm having problems I can probably just sprinkle a little bit
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on there put someone after the flame starts to go if I can get it then obviously in front of me have a bunch of
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little twigs and stuff but this will be big enough well I guess I should do it properly right have you prep already do
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as you say Joseph do as you say okay this is enough to get me out of trouble all right
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let's try this so here's my fire steel there's one of the pieces oh yeah oh that's a weak spar
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oh very weak it's getting worn down very easily as well oh good I'm gonna have to find a different kind of rock oh man
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yeah okay well lesson learned not all rocks are created equal we have to go find another one yeah
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like I can do it on my ax I can and I just really don't want to use it on the blade especially this axe
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ever like this X alright noticed another shot find another piece find another rock it'll be easier if there was no
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snow obviously alright it's funny how that works it's the same type I need more of a Canadian Shield
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type rock that's all more like limestone ISIL I think okay the third rock I found I think this is better this is more
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Canadian Shield I just broke this piece off cool got two pieces one sighs oh there we go a little bit more
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substantial alright something here should work gray hopefully one of these pieces would work well it stinks it's
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all free small almost okay let's go let's go back okay let's try this again
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this is one of the smaller pieces of the good rock go good rock oh yeah hundred times better spark already
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perfect it's here your rates quickly that's the problem okay my prep is the problem sprinkle some
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spruce dust right on top the old spruce dust its first dank alright I should go it should go he's a big beefy part no
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messing around all the sparks the sparks are 100 times better already Oh it'll be bad
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drawn break a freaking another piece this off it's not so bad there oh my goodness I'm scared I don't even
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know what to do right now don't even know what to do I took way too long hokey smokes as Doug would say oh my
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goodness gracious great sticks on fire that was that was something else you know that took some time eleven minutes
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only on my camera the thing that I'm filming with eleven minutes I gotta really just put time and
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effort now into building my bed I just gotta say screw it for the back doesn't seem like it's gonna be windy it's not
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windy now so hopefully that's enough for my back I know it's not I know a hundred percent it's not but hopefully it will
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just do the job and you know keep whatever wind and snow off of me as much snow as possible but I really really
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really do need to work on the bed because without that there's no way I can sleep or even stay warm I'll have
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this like make like a seat near the fire and sit here all night which I don't want to do so we will just work on the
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bed now and then it'll be supper time because we're losing light well that was uh was interesting again I've done that
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before plenty of times and this is the right kind of rock and I had the right kind of materials and stuff so just goes
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to show you man silly rocks she going she's going and I'm so loves or soaked everything's got to dry out now but I
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need to get some water into me so I'll probably end up making some pine needle tea and you're striking this hot so I'll
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have to wait for it to cool down and having something hot in my belly sounds pretty good right now as packed
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as she's going let's keep that on the foyer so I'll have to take this pot off here
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soon and I add more snow so that accumulates and gets to be enough to drink but as
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far as going pretty good I'm sure it's not melted yet oh yeah that's pretty good actually the big hunk
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of snow in there still but we'll wait till it gets down and then once it has some water already in it then it's much
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easier for the snow to turn to water it just kind of happens quicker a lot of the snow that was on me is melted off
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and dried off too so that's good I think just from working around sitting by the fire a bit to my knees and butter still
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wet but I'm going to throw my puffy on because I'm a bit chilled and then what that will do is any dampness underneath
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here will dry even quicker because I have the outer layer on kind of trapping it bet you this is boat about ready oh
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yeah I got a half a cup of water there already that's not too shabby or half a pot of water I should say
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so little chunk of snow in there some good work done on the bed now this is more of a divot like so it is kind of
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actually just springy it's not the ground doesn't go fly it it goes in so these are these are built up in that
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divot a bit which I don't know if it's a good thing or not honestly a divot normally is like a cold well but this is
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not very very much down as opposed to the rest of the terrain hard to say it's not as it's not too much lower than the
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rest of this stuff I'm just trying to get all the ice and snow over there as much as possible feeling now I'm just
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putting the final touches on the bed feeling for any any low spots any spots it or not completely covered and buoyant
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bouncy springy a little bit of a pillow I can't feel the cold too much through it right now a
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little bit but not too much oh this is nice this is a really cool view
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I'm very protected at least overhead wise if you started to drip or whatever behind me not so much not the worst
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thing no it is the wintertime and it will block 90% of the snow coming down so I'm pretty confident here I do have a
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little bit more time I can't get some more boughs let's check on her water no she's boiling well I see that's all
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right she'll cool down quicker to drinking temperature all right let that just steep there cools down a bit
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well that rabbits still pretty frozen so I need to I need to get up on a spit high up above the fire high enough we're
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just gonna kind of thaw and then I can slowly cook it in order to do that I already have that one pot holder that
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stick I need to prop that stick up against the tree and then make like a tripod or a bipod on this side and have
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it on there but I don't have any cordage I do I have some cordage attached to my backpack I realized but I don't want to
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use it because it wasn't part of my four items if I have to I will but I think I could just kind of makeshift a tripod so
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that's what I'm gonna do right now I don't want to let this fire go out either
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I don't need a Trajan but I don't have to light it again especially with that silly player steel of rock method yeah I
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definitely don't want to have to light it again so we'll keep this thing going even if it's with just twigs for a while
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debri hello debri still way too hot to drink alright I got three poles here I use the
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ones that I took some boughs off of so it's all getting put to use which is good I need to make a little tripod
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dealy with no portage so I left a lot of the old branches kind of pokin everywhere that way I'm hoping I'll be
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able to prop it up pretty sturdy like 30 like see [Music]
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okay okay that might work I'm gonna have to bring it closer though my my cross poll is here I'll have to just prop it
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up on the tree with like another cut piece and then across there so I do need to bring this a bit closer this might
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even be too high this is way too high what am I even thinking this is way too high dirt okay everything's gonna get
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dropped down I didn't mean that much yeah it's not frustrating at all loving it just embracing it you know oh oh
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guys this is a this is a poop show dude all three quarters my water's gone a few quarters of my water is gone I was like
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the first real sip I had of it we'll get there we'll get there the first time I stood the tripod up it
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worked it was pretty secure I just needed to bring it forward so okay that's
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something that is something I just like that just like that and then this tree can you see this I'll just have to put
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like a piece of wood underneath it to keep it up which is fine okay I think this is gonna work I do got to get that
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fire going again about some more snow obviously oh man a lot of things are trial and error guys it's not all pretty
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Instagram posts alrighty let's get some wood on here again yeah that'll work
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I'll do all right thank you then we get the rabbit oh that fire is actually too high here's the bar here I'll have to
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keep it lower this is just sticks obviously once it's bigger logs it'll it'll have a lower flame but cheese oh
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she's not solid starting to thaw a bit good there's flames there's still hair all over this let's send it off oh yes
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yeah so she's got to be quite a bit higher that's gonna start to cook it right there
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there we go not a problem oh okay that's probably good now yeah things are happening things are
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happening ba-bam oh that I'm sorry there we go no perfect man just about perfect ha ha
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this is the failed attempts camp many many attempt camp that's all right okay after all of that I need to build the
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fire again oh man this is gonna be a cedar smoked rabbit losing light quick now
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yeah I'd say at a half an hour it's any pitch black I know again it doesn't look like it on the camera but it is so I got
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a couple more boughs I could have done with a bunch more probably another big arm load full but it's just not gonna
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happen now I don't want to put more wet icy bowels underneath so I decided to lay my father even jacket down as a
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buffer and that covers from my chest to my butt obviously and that's a good portion of it so I've built up a little
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pillow area I got my Sigma bag out now I need you know I wanted to keep it away from you away from Sparks and stuff as
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much as possible but I need somewhere to sit I'm kneeling on this ice and my knees
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are getting pretty pretty sore oh yes okay okay this will be all right I'm down lower than the fire so it's
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almost up I level which is good keep you nice and warm grab his dripping drip drip holes right
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in the world I wish I had my doggy with me he's doing okay update here's a scout update he's doing okay I haven't given
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the chemo I have it at home I don't they I'm going to give it to him actually no I'm not he's been doing all right and
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we'll just see how it goes from there but he's not alright enough to come over here with me
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he's pretty skinny now and I don't want him to be cold especially on this kind of camp if I was coming up with a tent
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or something and I could like have a like a big blanket in there for one stuff maybe I'll do that maybe that'll
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be my next camp just not a hot ten just like a big tent have a nice and comfy in there we'll go snowshoeing around I can
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round for the day cook off some good food and then yeah crawl into the tent for the night maybe I'll do that with
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him but this kind of thing I didn't want to do just cause it's more like survival bare-bones type thing where would he be
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at what would I have for him uh spruce boughs to lay on they're just not good enough
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so yeah maybe I'll do that though it'll be kind of cool anyways thank you all again for everything Matt from
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demolition ranch and vet ranch and off the ranch I spoke with him on the phone so thank you if you ever watched my
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stuff man that was really really really cool of you shows your shows your character I had to go through a
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screening a screening guy to tell it tell him actually to prove who I was type thing
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very nice people and Matt was uh very very cool so that made my day and it's very very very awesome to see how much
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scout is loved all over the world I told a little bit of a fib I brought one more thing oh look it look it it matches my
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it goes with the leg of Roulin leg of one anyone 16 year old leg of woolen anyone my red and black plaid flask
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Cheers this one was my favorite the leg of all in the 16 take another little nip
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leather one more little nip then we got to get some firewood cuz uh yeah running out of light big-time
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I've learned to take smaller sips mmm all right well well that guy stays there thawing out and cooking we need to go
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get firewood because uh well we have some I've been throwing it here all day it's not gonna cut it
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I need firewood till about nine o'clock tonight where I can just say that's enough and I can go to bed and I assume
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it's around 5:00 for 30-ish right now didn't bring my watch with me oh it's after 5:00
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it's 506 oh now I got to get my butt into gear I need firewood I need a little more
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firewood all right all right I was able to get some wood I got a decent amount I think some big pieces but as you can see
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it's dark now I gotta buck him up that's about it she's doing her thing looking pretty good actually
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I get more wood on that once again it's a constant thing over here I fire wood and water
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I still have to get more water into me Oh lates coming in handy already I've had
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it for a long time it's just like I don't know normally I have too much gear to bring it not the case this trip
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and see what I'm doing trying to be as careful as I can be keeping my legs back a good distance hopefully over the swing
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of things cuz right now even if I wanted to get out it would be pretty impossible it's dark and I'm in the middle of this
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thick thick bush cut up a bunch of wood no it's still a few pieces to go thank you last me until about eight or nine
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hopefully but I also got wise and grabbed a fork of a cedar and use that to prop the end up instead of that'll
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poop you love their new plugs bro looking good I've been real good actually I'm so hungry
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you know looking at the back of this shelter here it's really not that bad it's pretty covered man you know see
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much snow getting through that at all like I can see my sleeping bag at the bottom but snow is not really gonna come
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in from the bottom a little bit of a fire gap or a gap or can see the foyer there other than that not too shabby
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that is a bad spot there I guess but even so even looking at here like how is snow gonna get past that it's not so bad
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it's really not so bad it wouldn't protect from raining I know that hundred percent but that is the
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beauty of winter there's no rain I'm hungry I'm just gonna walk around grab some twigs and stuff right now just so I
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can keep either adding them to the fire or save them for the morning whatever I need to do I just I need to keep moving
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around and stuff because that that rabbits no word and you're done I gotta melt snow I gotta melt snow
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that's what I need to do right now oh it's hot she's hot over her gloves where's my gloves where are my gloves
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either where are they not good not good Oh got him no problem I knew where they were I go I knew it the whole time not a
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problem at all see him well she's cooking she's cooking that's good all right
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nice that fires nice and hardest driving me off pretty good so you can see the steam coming off my pants maybe I can
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get wet but from kneeling Nealon and then put my butt on my feet here like I end up here so gotta turn
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her out and drop the old behind nobody likes a cold wet but an old CBS cold but syndrome all right you guys might be
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able to see pretty good there but I can't that light is put like kind of in my face
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so everything's black in front of me so I do need to use this as well I'm sorry if it throws it off I'll turn it down as
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much as possible there we go all righty Oh seems cooked to me let's try it maybe I can take off like a
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whole back piece here come on give me some meat give me some meat
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I'm on she's juicy that's good we're afraid of it being very dry oh it smells delicious
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oh I can dig into this thing and mouth is watering Kai's plate legit my mouth is watering it really does smell good
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like very good there we go that's what I'm waiting for mmm that's good
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Oh ma'am it's not it's only tough near the near the outside of it like a spring is
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juicing man mmm the inside is super tender super juicy ah that's really good I like that I like that a lot
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cool that's some more water might as well pull that right off there cool down while I'm eating put in the snow there's
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no snow anymore hey so the grounds all melty near me in the snow let it cool down man
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I am a fan let me tell you whoa give it to me your gym [Music]
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man I'm so content right now as far as superhot there's almost down to the coals but it's just like baking
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radiating heat I've used up some of my wood a lot more excuse me I'm gonna have more than I can buck up so all is well
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it's got to be like 7:30 no only fit quarter after 7:00 still I only got a couple more hours
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here before I'll be ready for bed I like doing different types of camps you know I mean like right now I'm in the middle
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of the woods it's snowing I only brought one small backpack out with me you know I mean that was always my dream where I
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could be able to just be like so self-sufficient that it's like I don't need to bring a ton of stuff don't get
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me wrong it's fun and I enjoy it more when I have a lot of things and it can be comfortable and not even a lot of
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things just a bad normal sized backpack full of stuff is really not a lot of things but um excuse me one second I am
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hungry hungry and just makes me feel like a kid again
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you know it's fun it's fun coming over here doing these things setting parameters a little challenges for
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myself you know I mean oh and if I can go with four pieces of gear and be comfortable for the night well I'm sure
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I can tell you right now I am I might be a little cold that bed is lacking the shelters a little bit lacking but in all
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honesty all reality I don't need it that sleeping bags gonna do the trick and if it doesn't I'm gonna sit up by
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the fire all night you know I mean I got a headlamp I can go cut more wood if I need it everything will be fine if I had
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more more time here if I had two days if I was spending two days out here I would build on to the front of the shelter you
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know what I mean create like a half of a half of a shelter lean-to on the front as well leave a little spot here where I
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can sit in front of my fire you know I mean be even more protected add more boughs have more balance to the ground
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and stuff but it's just I'm just so here having fun you know I'm just out here playing around testing myself a bit
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making a video that's really the gist of it but yeah I like doing stuff like this I think my next camp is gonna be with
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Scout like I said and do that comfortable not even like it's a crazy comfortable I'll pull a sled behind me
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and I will bring like a normal tent you know I mean bring like a couple sleeping pads a big blanket a big sleeping bag
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and put over top of both of us and just chill you know I mean go snowshoe around in the daytime like I said cook up some
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good food spoil them just have some fun with them maybe take some night photography shots if I can't buy a lake
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or something the possibilities are in this anyway I'm really hungry and I'm eating I'm not
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eating as much as I'm talking so when you thrust this I'll get back with you guys in a little bit
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I just had to show you look at this this is all meat this is a huge strip of meat like this is bonus I didn't realize how
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much will be on like the backstrap part of it go to mount I thought it would mostly be in the legs very decent here
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throw it in lots learning Lots already living up here next year I'll be the one to get this gold real deal
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self-sufficient providing for myself and my family yep real deal alright I did a number on
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this guy feeling pretty full pretty happy to taste a really good little smoky very
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very happy with that nice and full and content time for a little sippy poo one more pot of
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snowmelt in there before bed I'm gonna make up another pot of tea it's snowing pretty good now staying nice and dry
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under there Snow's not getting down in there it's just good forecasts mentioned there's
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gonna snow all night but not too much just like drizzly snow but she's uh she's coming down nothing crazy but it's
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steady anyway I think I'm gonna add the the rest of the wood after the snow boils up and just lay down and look at
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the fire for oil I think this is actually quite cozy cheers guys thanks for everything
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we're almost done a million subscribers we're gonna hit that by New Year's that nuts cheers to that
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oh she's all damn we got more hold on one big pot of water there so I can drink that tonight and then tomorrow
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morning before I leave I can finish it off I'm gonna get up and out of here I have no breakfast to cook or anything
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like that obviously so I'll wait for light which is actually probably 7:30 just crazy I'll wait for light and get
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out of here because I'm gonna see myself getting out of here in the dark at all this is actually quite comfy well that's
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it for me guys I want to bed I will you guys in the morning what someone happens throughout the night and I feel
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warranted to tell you about but I'm feeling good about this when I tuck into this sleeping bag and
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get pretty comfy you guys have a good night I'll get with you in the morning let me
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get that camera shut up I wonder how much it will snow tonight
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let's go for more snow stop finally let me see a fire pit all covered you get too much but she
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came down quite a bit I'm pretty awake now gonna lay here for a little bit more I got told about 7:30 before the Sun
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comes up so yeah I'm not getting out of bed yet about 6 o'clock now I can see the stars the clouds are blowing away it
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seems yeah it's getting windy out there that's pretty cool but it's 6 o'clock and it's
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pitch black like the point honestly where I could see stars obviously a few updates from the night I like this hat a
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lot excuse me but when it comes time to sleeping I like to have my head tucked in the the sleeping bag and I couldn't
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because of the bill on this so maybe keep bringing my my secondary small beanie for sleeping and then also my
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butt got cold this is nowhere near enough boughs but my whole body is pretty fine especially because the
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sleeping bag is pretty pretty decent but my butt were just freezing cold so I got my backpack underneath my butt right now
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it seems to be working pretty good I did that halfway through the night so I emptied the backpack all out and then
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put it right where my butt is and just give me an extra buffer off the ground right now my feet are a bit chilled
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there's not much between my feet in the and and the snow because I doubled up on the the bowels up here and left now my
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feet pretty sparse but it was all impromptu whom done pretty quickly so I'm happy overall I got pretty good
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sleep stayed decently warm once I start once I put that backpack underneath my butt
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so I still gotta I still gotta lay around here for I don't know hour and a half an hour at the least but I need I
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need to have some daylight before I start hiking out of here what Oh
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iris it look it look at my mom water on pot of water so this is how much it's know you can tell too much
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oh she's I see she's IEC so uh mmm smoky it's cold all right well uh just gonna keep laying
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here I'm wide awake like it's it's time for me to get up but there's nothing for me to do I'm not that fire is dead cold
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I'm not trying to light it again for no reason with the rock and the fire steel the best bet is for me just to stay
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won't in this seam bag as warm as I can and wait for light some lights starting to poke through now I'm gonna get up and
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start tearing down this shelter pack up my stuff and get ready to get out of here I imagine if I oh that's bright if
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I uh if I do that by the time I'm done it will probably be time to get out of here anyway I have to peace Superbad –
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so I did get snow it on a little bit but it kind of just melted as it hit me from the warmth in this damn bags not eating
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more wet than it normally is for me being breathing inside of making a ton of condensation so not too shabby
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well more fun flaps down all as well I don't want to get out of bed I got a piece so bad these Gators are a
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lifesaver I'm wearing these small boots now because they're a lot easier to walk in and hike in they're still pretty warm
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but the snow does come up and into them if I don't want my Peterson Theater's block at all
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handy they're handy where's my other boot though that's not handy Oh Oh he slept with my flask in my pocket
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where is my boot bro she goes I'm sure you some of you guys use Gators before what for you for haven't it's pretty
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easy to put on they have a really tough strap underneath and that goes in the arch of your foot with these ones I put
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on on the back heel first I guess and then it's just super strong velcro goes all the way down and then there's a
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little Gator time toggle type thing you can hook on to your boot or your boot lace but I find I don't really need it
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and then it adds a little bit of warmth but definitely keeps the snow out of your your pants
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I mean know your shoes well those morning toots and then also keeps your your legs dry these gloves are tapered a
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solid oh yeah but that's the stuff it's not as bad as when your boots are like that
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that's the worst okay well she's pretty light out now I can definitely see old you know forget the
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old GoPro tripod clamp all right not everything was accounted for no it is anyways I can definitely see now try
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to get my way out of here before too long hope you guys enjoyed this video
01:25:08
I had fun it was a nice little switch up a little change you know I said I was gonna do a minimal gear thing and I did
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I'm glad I did next trip will be either with scout doing that comfortable tent winter
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camping thing with him or will be careful with Doug don't know which one will happen first I'm gonna try to get
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the one done with scout soon sooner than later obviously so look out for that look hope for me reaching a million it's
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gonna happen real soon once again thank you all and
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yeah if you haven't subscribed please consider subscribing especially if you like this I have no plans of slowing
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down this is only getting started now that I'm up here so thanks a lot guys hope you enjoy your day and be nice to
01:25:56
someone maybe watch another Joe Robinette video maybe just keep it on a loop you know keep watching them videos
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we'll see you soon guys take care oh how bright is it Oh bright is it oh yeah oh yeah not too shabby

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