How to fell a tree in the direction you want

Cutting down trees is always a risky business and best left to professional lumberjacks or tree surgeons. However, sometimes you just need to do it yourself. In this video I show how to easily fell a tree so that it lands in the direction you want it to – although trees often have a mind of their own, so it’s about as good as it gets.
Anyone wishing to do a bit of landscaping or gardening, or even planning to go fully off grid needs to know how to chop down a tree so that the damage factor is greatly reduced. This is bushcraft or traditional living, or even old school Scout pioneering, at its fundamental level.

Warning – felling trees can be extremely dangerous, and I give no guarantee whatsoever that the tree you cut will fall how you want. This is merely a guide. I sincerely suggest hiring an expert. I hate having to say all this but…

Wild Man – My response to Bjorn Andreas Bull-Hansen’s video

I live a wild life, basically free and independent and self-reliant, out in the Carpathian Mountains of East Slovakia. I’ve been living like this for over two decades now. I’ve written books and articles telling people that they should live a more natural life, spend more time in nature and learn how to trust themselves more. This means separating themselves from the city, the government, the media, corporations and all other bodies which wish to control the hearts, minds, bodies and souls of human beings.
We are all born free and we are all born equal, regardless of what others may tell you. But it is only when you learn to trust your own instincts, develop your skill set and test yourself out in nature that you begin to understand this.
Bushcraft, prepping, outdoorsmanship, traditional skills, farming, gardening, carpentry – all of these are things each and eevry one of us should be doing, if only at weekends, so that we may re-attune ourselves with our natural selves.
It is people like Bjorn who spread that important message, by showing others how he lives and how he thinks. Great respect and kudos to him. I hope more like him brave the criticism to show others a much more natural and fruitful existence than this disposable pit we currently find ourselves in.

Dawn Chorus With Rain – Bird Song Ambient Study And Work Meditation Music

Early morning in Spring and the birds are all calling out for mates and to declare territory as they prepare their nests. Carpathian Adventure gives you an audio insight into cottage life in a rural village in the Carpathian Mountains and the enormous variety of birds and wildlife that call the garden home.
This video is for all lovers of nature, meditation, ornithology (bird watching and twitching), and just peaceful relaxation. It is ideal to listen to when you’re studying or working at the computer, or if you just want to switch off, close your eyes and relax for a while, and let your mind drift off to a more peaceful, natural place.
Some new birds which can be heard are the black redstart (which only appeared this year today in my garden – they’re here every year and nest in the eaves of my house), the golden oriole (another summer visitor), several types of woodpecker, white wagtail, and the usual garden crew of tits and thrushes, robins, wrens, blackbirds and the raven

Spring Bird Song – Natural Ambient Meditation Music

Early morning in a cottage garden in the Carpathian Mountains of East Slovakia. The birds are extremely lively after the long, hard winter and perform both the dawn chorus and their mating rituals. Due to the sheer number of species we get, many different bird calls can be heard – including:

Blue Tit
Great Tit
Green Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
and many more
The photo is of a Spotted Eagle as it perches on a tree in the garden

The Carpathians are an ornithologist’s (and twitcher’s) dream.
But for me the bird song is something I listen to when I want to relax my mind and remove stress and worries. It’s far more powerful than any electronically mixed ambient music. I also listen to it on repeat in the background when I am working on the computer, writing a book or an article, or proofreading, as it fills in the brain’s craving for audio input without being distracting.
Put the video on repeat, sit back and close your eyes and have some natural meditation.

Shadow Man Encounter (Hat Man, Shadow People) – True Story

Shadow Man, Shadow Person, Hat Man, who or what are they and what do they want? In this video I tell what happened the other night when I actually encountered one of these ominous beings – and it left me in a state of dread. Whether they are demons, interdimensional entities, our own future selves, aliens *extraterrestrials) or something else entirely, they are completely different to usual paranormal phenomena such as ghosts. They have intelligence and they have intent. For what, I have no idea.
If you’ve ever experienced one yourself then please let me know about it in the comments. They’re creepy.

Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens

Chainsaw Time! True Carpathian Adventure

Sawing logs with a chainsaw. Spring is slowly coming and we desperately need to restock the wood shed. Until a few days ago we had deep snow and subzero conditions, now everything is muddy but we can actually access the wood to chainsaw it. The life of a self-reliant bushcrafting off-grid rural cottage lifestyle prepper in the Carpathian Mountains. The noise in the village on Saturday was incredible – everybody was out either chainsawing or using circular saw. And all the dogs barked.

Warning – this video most likely does not conform with official health and safety regulations in your chosen nanny state, so please don’t try this at home. Better buy your wood pre-seasoned and pre-chopped in a bag from from a giant DIY chain instead.

Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens

Post-Pandemic Prepping – Materially and Mentally

The pandemic took us all by surprise and most of us unprepared. We’ve had a year of 24 hour morbid indoctrination via the media, and our lives have been turned upside down by emergency laws, lockdowns, quarantines and restrictions. But will the world return to normal after everyone has had their jab? Carpathian Adventure doesn’t think so, and in this video Edward gives several points of suggestion on what you should be doing now in preparation for what comes next.
Have you ever wanted to change career, spend more time with your family, get back to nature, or want to work from home, or leave the city and move to the country, or just wonder how to feel inner peace? Now would be a very good time to start doing rather than just thinking about these things.
The world as we knew it has gone – are you ready for Earth Mk.2?

Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens

Seize The Moment – New People, New Ideas, New Life Path

Want to change your life? This is a follow up to my 10 Things Bucket List video where I explain how important it is to meet new people in order to get new ideas, which might ultimately change the life path you’re currently on. For those who feel like they’re stagnating, it’s really important to take a little time and work out where you really want to be – in fact, WHO you really want to be.
But this only works if we interact with one another. Life is about chance encounters and seizing the opportunities that may arise from them. Life is an adventure whose story has not yet been written.

Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens

Silent Hill Coronavirus Edition (short horror movie comedy spoof)

What if the famous horror movie and game Silent Hill was remade in 2020 / 2021? What horrors would the hero or heroine face in the surreal foggy world of the Silent Hill dimension? How would Pyramid Head react to the pandemic? Would Keiichiro Toyama relish the absurdity that the world has become? Would it inspire him to get even weirder in his creative fantasies? There are certainly enough nurses to creepily stalk the dark, misty streets. And our young, locked away in their rooms staring at Zoom or Teams all day every day instead of actually socially interacting with their peers in real life, certainly fit the profile of the Grey Children.
A short bit of fun – a fan-made horror spoof – as a distraction from this ubiquitous pandemic.

The Mist – Coronavirus Edition

An accident at a top secret weapons facility brings chaos, death and destruction onto humanity? Stephen King must have had an amazing fantasy and imagination to think of that one, as it could never possibly happen in real life. Oh, wait…
A short comedy sketch to show the similarities between science fiction and real life happenings on this fun packed planet. Controversial material, but when it becomes globally taboo to talk about something which has utterly changed every person’s life, one has to wonder why…