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?”
All-round favourite Great Tit goes up against the tiny contender Blue Tit in this shocking battle for dominance over cake crumbs in snow in the dead of Winter. Who will come out on top? Never before seen footage of two of the most popular garden birds duking it out for their very survival, and fatContinue reading “Slow Motion Garden Bird Battle – Great Tit versus Blue Tit (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”
How to make snow camouflage at home. Basic arts and crafts applied to a bushcraft or wilderness winter environment. Especially useful if you find yourself, like in The Long Dark, in extreme winter conditions and you’re unprepared yet you need to hunt or use evasive techniques to avoid detection. Simple to paint and make atContinue reading “Home-Made Snow Camo – a wearable work of art”
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!)”
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”
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)”
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We get many species of woodpecker visiting the garden. This one is the Great Spotted (Dendrocopos major). Aside from the black, green and grey woodpeckers, the vast majority in our area look very similar and it’s often difficult to identify them. The Great Spotted is best identified by its long white shoulder patches.
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”