Covid Antigen test plus Carpathian Snow Drive

Today I went for the mandatory test to see if I’m negative or positive for COVID 19. The country is in complete lockdown, and the government requires everyone to have a negative test in order to be able to go out into the countryside. Living in a small village in the middle of nowhere in the Carpathian Mountains, not being able to go out into the bush (seeing as though not having cafes, shops, restaurants or anything else doesn’t really bother me much) would make life unbearably boring. In the video you get to see just what driving in Winter is like where I live – my commute is like doing the snowy version of the Paris Dakar. Thankfully, without traffic. You also get to see me having my nose poked – something I really hate and which I think is completely unnecessary – if inner cheeks are good enough for DNA swabs, then they should be good enough for coronavirus tests, rather than painfully invading my nasal brain cavity.
I do have a lot of respect for the people who have to stand there in the freezing cold all day wearing PP equipment, giving the swab and checking the results.

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My name is Edward O'Toole and I live in one of the wildest, most beautiful parts of Europe, in the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Slovakia. Life is an adventure - both physically and metaphysically... I've been living out here for the last 22 years, along with my wife, 3 kids and Jack Russell. My main interests involve bushcraft, prepping, survival and wilderness living (self-sufficiency and self-reliance), ecological, green, smart and natural solutions, motorcycles and motorbike club life, writing and art (I have 7 published books), and exploring the paranormal. For more about my lifestyle, art and writing visit

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