Snow Storm Shelter Build in 10 minutes – during a white-out blizzard

The fastest snow shelter. Easy to build and it could save your life. When you get caught out in a heavy snow storm or a blizzard, and you are at risk of exposure and hypothermia, then this is what you quickly need to build. This is especially important to know in mountainous terrain or in open areas such as fields, plains and pastures. Sometimes you don’t have time to start collecting the right pieces of wood and then lash them together to make a long term bushcraft shelter, bivouac or lean-to. Sometimes you need to act fast just to survive.
In this video I make an emergency blizzard shelter in ten minutes to show how easy and fast it can be done. And I do it during a blizzard and a white-out at minus 8.
During Winter it’s become popular to go snow camping, to go out in to the great outdoors and spend time in Nature, to test oneself against the elements. But it’s very easy to get caught out. Snow storms can hit in an instant and can be extremely disorienting – you don’t know where you are or where to go. Rather than risk trying to trudge through a blizzard – and possibly end up breaking your leg or even falling off a cliff – it’s often best to just hunker down somewhere out of the wind and fairly dry and wait the storm out.
This situation can happen if you’re staying in a log cabin or even a ski resort and have decided to go for a short hike. Ice storms, icy rain, heavy snowfall, freezing winds, freezing fog – all can turn a pleasant day into a life-threatening nightmare. With some basic gear and the know-how to make a snow cave, you increase your chances of survival greatly. Prepare for the worst and hope for the best – the prepper’s mindset.

Filmed on location in the Carpathian Mountains of East Slovakia with an Apeman 4K action camera.

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The Secret to Happiness & Success – IKIGAI

What makes you happy? And are you? What’s your motivation to get out of bed every day? What’s the purpose of your life? What do you live for? Can you honestly look at yourself in the mirror and say you are who you want to be, you are where you want to be, and you know where you’re going in life? If not, then it’s time to look at the Japanese concept of Ikigai – your own personal reason for being, the thing that brings you your joie de vivre, the joy of life.
In this video I explore the concept of Ikigai from its Japanese roots, especially with Mieko Kamiya, to its first Western inception by Andres Zuzunaga, to its popularisation by Marc Winn and his Purpose Venn Diagram. I show just how massively following the concept of Ikigai can change your entire life – removing you from a miserable, monotonous existence and instead letting you take control of your destiny so that you can live the life you personally want to live. One that benefits the world as well.
It’s such a simple concept but such an amazingly perceptive one. The Ikigai Purpose Diagram has been utilized now for several years in management training, marketing, entrepeunership and personal development as it encompasses all aspects of a balanced, successful life – and it makes it easy to pinpoint exactly what your strong points are and where you should be focusing your innate talents. These same points can be applied to self-reliance as it helps you understand just who you are and what you’re capable of.

Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens.
On location in the Carpathian Mountains of Slovakia.

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WW3 in 2022? Biden, Putin, Ukraine, Russia, USA, EU, Taiwan, China

President Biden has stated that he believes Russia will invade Ukraine. Following an intelligence report stating that Russia is possibly planning to invade Ukraine with 175,000 troops, and satellite imagery confirming a large build up of several battalions along the border, just what is Putin planning? And how far will the US and EU go to defend their latest ally?
And then there’s the China-Taiwan issue which has again risen to the fore following the aggressive fly-over, the strange call for Chinese citizens to stockpile food and supplies, and the clearly threatening rhetoric displayed on the Australian ABC documentary ‘Poking the Panda’. Are we looking at what could become a global war on two fronts in the very near future?
Tomorrow, Presidents Biden and Putin will hold a conference call online regarding Russia’s massive build up of troops along the Ukraine border. Is this, as some fear, the precursor to an invasion? And what would be the West’s reaction if it was – more sanctions, or an armed response? With Ukraine becoming closer to membership in both the EU and NATO, Russia has made it clear that it doesn’t want that on its own doorstep.
Update – Jan 20, 2022 – President Biden has stated publicly that he believes Putin will invade Ukraine. Now, only time will tell…

Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens.
On location in the Carpathian Mountains of Slovakia.

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How to Prep for a Winter Storm – 93% are unprepared for a blizzard

There’s a monster snow storm incoming with hurricane winds, icy roads and heavy snowfall. What should you do to prepare for a Winter Storm like Izzy? Last year, Texas suffered massively from the Deep Freeze because it wasn’t prepared – it looks like the same will happen again this year, along with New York. Don’t let yourself or your family suffer from the same icy conditions.
After years of weathering extremely harsh Winters in a remote village in Central Eastern Europe, I have learned from experience what to do to prepare for severe Winter conditions. In this video, I give you several tips on what you should do to ready yourself, your family and your property so that you can get through the worst of what Nature can throw at you unscathed. I cover everything from preparing your property to what clothing, food and bedding you will need.
Act now and act fast. Don’t get caught out. Blizzards can cause widespread devastation. Don’t become a statistic – one of the many who needs to go looking for a hand out. Become self reliant with these simple tips and be the one others come to for help when the world becomes an icy nightmare.

Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens.
On location in the Carpathian Mountains of Slovakia.

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Not Getting Views On YouTube? Here’s Why…

Is nobody or only a few watching your videos and you don’t know why? Simple Youtube Skills For Getting Views And Subscribers.
Have you started a Youtube channel or are thinking about starting one? In this video I explain the basic skills and techniques to grow your channel. When your videos get zero or only a few views, what are you doing wrong and how can you improve?
I’m learning from my own mistakes by following the suggestions of the ultra successful – in this video I boil down their tips and tricks to make it easier to understand for those just starting out, or who seem to keep hitting the same no-views, no-subs wall.
I hope this helps others who are either about to start or who are at the point of giving up, or those wanting to reach those magic milestones of 100, 500 and 1000 subscribers, with views and viewing hours to match.

Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens.
On location in the Carpathian Mountains of Slovakia.

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Deep Forest Relax – Music for sleep, study and meditation 420 Hz Binaural beats

Deep forest relaxing meditation music for sleep and study featuring stunning images of trees, forests and woodland. Calming music to help relax the mind

Trail Camera Buying Tips – How to choose the perfect game camera for you

What to look for in a trail camera for hunting, wildlife management, wildlife photography or home security? There are so many game cameras out there, many from big name brands, so how do you know which one is right for you? Is it better to buy a more expensive one from an established brand or risk a generic clone from Asia?
Each camera comes with a long list of specifications – everything from trigger speed to infrared distance to the number and type of batteries it requires. What does it all mean, and what specs should you really be paying attention to?
Is it better to get as many technical extras as possible, or should you be looking for something much simpler and easier to manage? This all comes down to needs and requirements, something I’ll be looking at in this video.

I’ve been using trail cameras for about 10 years in the forests of the Carpathian Mountains of Central Eastern Europe. I’ve even given lectures on them in the UK at the Wilderness Gathering festival and written about them for the Bushcraft Magazine. In this video I show just what options are available and give my suggestions to what you should be looking for when choosing a trail camera, based on experience and personal preference. I also include footage of several different species of animal which I have filmed with game cameras over the years.

Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens.
On location in the Carpathian Mountains of Slovakia.

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2022 Be Proactive Not Reactive

It’s time for a major change in how we’re currently viewing life. Instead of just reacting to this bizarre situation we find ourselves in – along with more and more restrictions placed upon us – we need to start focusing on ourselves and how we want to spend our few years of life on this beautiful planet.
Even going against the flow can itself be counter-productive, especially when such an action has already been planned for by those who believe they have our best future interests at heart. So how can we change? How can we truly be free? By being ourselves and focusing on what we want to do.
Yes, there are restrictions currently; yes, things aren’t as easy to do as they used to be. But we have to change our mindset and learn how to navigate such rocky waters so that we don’t become trapped in a scenario that’s already been planned for.
Freedom and individuality.

Filmed on location in the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Slovakia with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens

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Secret Space Symbol – Vector, Swoosh, Chevron, Delta – Official Alien Disclosure Pt.3

The biggest secrets are often in plain sight, and rely on the fact that without understanding the meaning of the secret, mere knowledge of its existence alone helps no-one. This is such a case – NASA’s, and virtually the entire world’s, use of a strange symbol in every aspect of the space industry.
It’s known as the swoosh, the vector, the delta, or the chevron, and it is literally ubiquitous in every aspect of human-space interactions.
What does it mean? Why is it used? Is it a human glyph, or perhaps an extraterrestrial one? We’ll examine this in more detail in this video.
With important figures now coming out and admitting that ufos, or uaps, exist, and that they may possibly alien in origin, perhaps we should be looking back on the history of space exploration and see is there is any clear evidence that not only have governments and organisations known about this for a long time, but may have even held discussions with alien visitors.

Happy Mid-Winter Solstice!

Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens.
On location in the Carpathian Mountains of Slovakia.

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Reality Check – Real Life Problems Paid Me A Visit – Self Reliant Lifestyle

Hypothesising and philosophising is great when life gives you a moment to yourself to reflect. But then life, especially if you live a self reliant lifestyle, rings the alarm and wakes you up, reminding you about the here and now. Then it ladles lots of urgent issues on your plate and somehow you have to deal with them.
Self reliance is more than just a lifestyle choice, it also means adopting a completely different mindset. In the modern urban world, virtually every convenience and service are but a phone call (and a hefty bill) away. Imagine if you didn’t have access to them, How do you think that you, personally, would cope with a wide range of situations?
Over the years I’ve had to adapt to what life has thrown at me. Many situations I had no previous experience with or knowledge of how to deal with them, especially those of a technical sort. Life still throws problems to be dealt with – and sometimes now I even have the equipment at hand. Although not all the time.
When people talk about life post SHTF, there are many little every day issues which I’m sure they’ve overlooked. The same can be said for self reliant living. But you either live and learn, or choose a different lifestyle (something we won’t be able to do post SHTF). Just remember – what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Filmed on location in East Slovakia with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens, an Olympus Pen and a Xiaomi Note 8 Pro.

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