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 (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)”

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”

I’m back and I’m mobile…

It’s been a few years since I used carpathianadventure.com as I had combined my main site with my blog. Looking back I think that was a mistake, which I now plan to rectify. There is a great community who use WordPress, and I feel my daily blog fits this site much better. There have beenContinue reading “I’m back and I’m mobile…”

Still blogging…

For those of you who think I’ve just disappeared after ceasing to maintain the carpathianadventure site, you can follow the adventure I call life at http://edwardotoole.com/blog/ I miss many of you and your comments so come over and pay me a visit!

Hand Painted Clothing by me…

I have now released my first collection of hand painted clothing. The aim, however, is to paint items on order. It’s all part of the self-sufficient lifestyle. Please check out my website for more details – Hand Painted Clothing It would be great to get some feedback.

I’m in love… Land Rover Defender 110 Jameson’s Edition

Imagine my surprise. Today, sitting outside my office window in the arse-end of Slovakia was paradise incarnate. I honestly thought it was an early Christmas present. A black Land Rover Defender 110 expedition (with snorkel, of course), emblazoned with God’s own drink, Jameson’s Irish Malt. Just imagine – a Defender with a boot load ofContinue reading “I’m in love… Land Rover Defender 110 Jameson’s Edition”

Creepy Forest Ghost Spot Creature

No idea what this is:   A strange object I captured on the trail cam in the forest (photo frames, not video). It appears to be about a foot long, vertical and consists of 5 small equidistant ‘spots’. Bizarrely, it’s in the same location that we had a tree come crashing down in front ofContinue reading “Creepy Forest Ghost Spot Creature”

Red Deer Stag Kills Man

A 78 year old man from Prievidza (a town in the west of Slovakia) has died in hospital a week after being attacked by a stag. Apparently, it was a spontaneous attack as the man tended his orchard – the stag charged and skewered him with its antlers. More can be read here – noviny.skContinue reading “Red Deer Stag Kills Man”