Self Analysis For Self Reliance – Know Thyself and Be Free

Back out in the bush after a long hiatus. In this video we look at the need to analyse what’s good and bad about our lives so that we can focus on what is truly important. Everyone has a dream, and everyone has a basic idea of what sort of life they’d like to beContinue reading “Self Analysis For Self Reliance – Know Thyself and Be Free”

Self Sufficiency – Some Harsh Truths

Want to live in a log cabin away from society and raise your own animals and vegetables? Want to escape the rat race and live free, wild and independent as our ancestors did? Dream about leaving your job in the city and moving to some idyllic country retreat surrounded by nature, where you can raiseContinue reading “Self Sufficiency – Some Harsh Truths”

Positive Thinking Against Seasonal Affective Depression

This winter has been long and harsh, and because of the pandemic many have been isolated from society. This is a horrific combination for inducing depression and sadness. How to dig yourself out of such depression? How to think positively so that you can again have hope for the future? In this video I giveContinue reading “Positive Thinking Against Seasonal Affective Depression”

How to fell a tree in the direction you want

Cutting down trees is always a risky business and best left to professional lumberjacks or tree surgeons. However, sometimes you just need to do it yourself. In this video I show how to easily fell a tree so that it lands in the direction you want it to – although trees often have a mindContinue reading “How to fell a tree in the direction you want”

Wild Man – My response to Bjorn Andreas Bull-Hansen’s video

I live a wild life, basically free and independent and self-reliant, out in the Carpathian Mountains of East Slovakia. I’ve been living like this for over two decades now. I’ve written books and articles telling people that they should live a more natural life, spend more time in nature and learn how to trust themselvesContinue reading “Wild Man – My response to Bjorn Andreas Bull-Hansen’s video”

Chainsaw Time! True Carpathian Adventure

Sawing logs with a chainsaw. Spring is slowly coming and we desperately need to restock the wood shed. Until a few days ago we had deep snow and subzero conditions, now everything is muddy but we can actually access the wood to chainsaw it. The life of a self-reliant bushcrafting off-grid rural cottage lifestyle prepperContinue reading “Chainsaw Time! True Carpathian Adventure”

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)”