Quinzee Snow Shelter – review and build (snow cave, snow kennel)

Snow shelters come in all shapes and sizes, from the renowned Inuit igloo to simple snow trenches. This is the Quinzee snow cave, made by heaping snow into a dome and then tunnelling out a living area within. In this video I make a Quinzee snow shelter and give my honest opinion on how usefulContinue reading “Quinzee Snow Shelter – review and build (snow cave, snow kennel)”

Throwing Hot Water Into Cold Air (2) – or how to make snow

Hot water freezes when exposed to cold air creating a cloud and snow. Today we finally had blue sky and freezing temperatures so I thought I’d remake the first video (and make it a lot shorter) to show what happens when you toss a cup of kettle-boiled water into sub-zero temperature air. There was aContinue reading “Throwing Hot Water Into Cold Air (2) – or how to make snow”

Soul Food – Stalking Red Deer In Snow

A short escape from city life and pandemic lockdowns. In this video I take you tracking animals with me in the deep snow. Along with a red fox hunting for rodents, I stalk a pair of red deer hinds as they try to rummage for food in the freezing conditions of the Carpathian Mountains. There’sContinue reading “Soul Food – Stalking Red Deer In Snow”

Snow Camouflage For Winter Wilderness

Which camouflage works best in a snow or Arctic environment? Which camouflage works better for you – military or hunter type? In this video I examine several different forms of winter camo ranging from digital to real tree, from ghillie suits to snow ponchos. There are several things to consider when choosing which camouflage wouldContinue reading “Snow Camouflage For Winter Wilderness”

Daily Cottage Life in Winter in the Carpathian Mountains

A cottage in one of the wildest and most beautiful areas of Europe during a long, freezing cold Winter. Life here is both a daily challenge and a great source of joy. I’m often asked why I live where I do, and in this short video I try to explain my reasoning. Traditional rural lifeContinue reading “Daily Cottage Life in Winter in the Carpathian Mountains”

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 inContinue reading “Covid Antigen test plus Carpathian Snow Drive”

BMW F650GS Tatra Mountains Slovakia Motorcycle Trip

This is a trip my wife and I made up to the Tatra Mountains in Slovakia in 2017 on my BMW F650GS (“Scarlet”).I am getting so stir crazy from the continued lockdowns, quarantine and now several feet of snow that I’m pining to get back on the open road and let loose. I really missContinue reading “BMW F650GS Tatra Mountains Slovakia Motorcycle Trip”

The Long Dark IRL Spoof – open world survival game in the real world

As a huge fan of Hinterland Studio’s The Long Dark, I decided to re-enact it in real life. Hopefully, fans of the game will get just where I’m going with this. It’s just a bit of tongue-in-cheek fun.I’d also like to give a shout out to Accurize2 as any player who can take down aContinue reading “The Long Dark IRL Spoof – open world survival game in the real world”

Winter Wilderness Cold Weather Sleeping Gear

There’s a world of difference between sleeping out in the wilds during Summer and Autumn, and braving the cold of Winter. A simple day hike can turn into a life-threatening situation rapidly, so it’s necessary to have the basic gear to weather a storm. In this video I give my suggestion on the basic sleepingContinue reading “Winter Wilderness Cold Weather Sleeping Gear”

Winter Survival Tips and Equipment for Your Car

Winter is here, and with it come freezing temperatures and snow. Icy roads, blizzards, snow drifts and white outs are all dangers you may face when driving your car. In this video I give some tips on the equipment you should be carrying in your boot or trunk which might aid you if you breakContinue reading “Winter Survival Tips and Equipment for Your Car”