Snow Trench – The Quickest Winter Survival Shelter?

A blizzard is coming in and you’re out there in the wilderness. You need to quickly build some sort of shelter to protect you from the elements, snow, windchill and freezing temperatures, to keep you safe during the night. Using only the basic equipment most hikers or outdoors adventurers would have on them, I showContinue reading “Snow Trench – The Quickest Winter Survival Shelter?”

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”

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)”

Snow Thaw Self Reliance – life in a rural cottage in Winter

When Winter comes and goes, bringing with it first the snow and the ice and then the desolation of the thaw as the long road to Spring begins, the devastation that blizzards and freezing temperatures and tonnes of snow have created becomes exposed. It is at this time that one really begins to understand theContinue reading “Snow Thaw Self Reliance – life in a rural cottage in Winter”

How to distress/vintage leather boots

How to take a shiny pair of leather boots, change their colour and age them to give a distressed vintage leather look without destroying the leather or making them unusable for everyday wear. Also, had to waterproof the boots so that they both keep the distressed vintage look and are also practical. This method canContinue reading “How to distress/vintage leather boots”

Stop Wasting Money On Stuff You Don’t Need – The Earth Ultimately Pays For It

Many of us have been hit hard financially by the pandemic, yet our mindset is still focused on constantly buying new and expensive goods and foods that we don’t really need. In this video I give some reasons why we should be changing our mindset – for our sake, and for the sake of theContinue reading “Stop Wasting Money On Stuff You Don’t Need – The Earth Ultimately Pays For It”

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!)”

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”