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”

Throwing Hot Water Into Cold Air (boiling water, freezing air)

It’s minus 15 so I decided to show what throwing a cup of boiling water does upon coming into contact with freezing air. Hot water on ice, or hot water in cold air, does strange things. If you’ve ever wanted to create your own cloud, or mini snowstorm, then this is how you do it.Continue reading “Throwing Hot Water Into Cold Air (boiling water, freezing air)”

Leshy – Found Footage Creepy Forest Slavonic Mythology Horror Movie (Ver.2, edited!)

A once-successful writer who has just gone through a messy divorce is given the opportunity to spend some time writing his next book in the wilds of the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Europe. Unfortunately, the ancient spirit of the forest, the Leshy, takes an instant dislike to him as it sees him personally responsible forContinue reading “Leshy – Found Footage Creepy Forest Slavonic Mythology Horror Movie (Ver.2, edited!)”

Greedy Pine Marten (Martes martes)

This greedy pine marten (Martes Martes) ate all the chicken bones I put out as bait for my trail camera. They are incredibly beautiful and agile creatures. That pine marten left several other animals greatly deluded as they came later and could smell the bones, but he’d already eaten them all.In the UK pine martensContinue reading “Greedy Pine Marten (Martes martes)”

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”

The Forest Won’t Let Me Film – True Scary Forest Story

The Carpathian Mountains are filled with forest but there’s one particular section which I regularly visit which somehow stops me from filming with sound. It even messes with my trail camera footage. I’ve had some strange experiences there in the past connected to the Slavonic Leshy, and it’s almost like the woods doesn’t want meContinue reading “The Forest Won’t Let Me Film – True Scary Forest Story”

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”

Pandemic (Paleo) Diet – and natural sources of vitamins to build up the immune system

Your diet has never been as crucial as during the present COVID pandemic. This week, the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic substantiated suggestions and findings from various medical professionals regarding the importance of Vitamin D, Vitamin C and Zinc in helping the body build up its own immunity against the coronavirus. In thisContinue reading “Pandemic (Paleo) Diet – and natural sources of vitamins to build up the immune system”

Axes for self-reliance, wilderness and bushcraft use

Choosing the right ax is often a difficult decision to make. A good axe can be a big investment – but it can also serve you well for many years. After more than two decades of using various types of ax at my house in a remote village in the Carpathian Mountains of East Slovakia,Continue reading “Axes for self-reliance, wilderness and bushcraft use”

Bright Colours For Bushcraft? Protecting Essential Survival Equipment

22 years of experience with living in the bush has shown me that sometimes bright colours are essential for helping to keep certain items safe and visible while out in the wilderness – as without them your survival chances drop massively. I compare certain items made to be more visible with their ordinary, darker counterparts,Continue reading “Bright Colours For Bushcraft? Protecting Essential Survival Equipment”