Snow camping in a DD hammock at minus 20 in the Carpathian Mountains. Winter camping is amazing, and using a hammock is a challenge. With temperatures dropping to minus 20, and deep snow all around, heading off to the hills and forests to spend a night or two out in Nature means packing a fewContinue reading “Snow Camping WAY below zero in a Hammock – and how to build a campfire”
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Snow Storm Shelter Build in 10 minutes – during a white-out blizzard
The fastest snow shelter. Easy to build and it could save your life. When you get caught out in a heavy snow storm or a blizzard, and you are at risk of exposure and hypothermia, then this is what you quickly need to build. This is especially important to know in mountainous terrain or inContinue reading “Snow Storm Shelter Build in 10 minutes – during a white-out blizzard”
How to Prep for a Winter Storm – 93% are unprepared for a blizzard
There’s a monster snow storm incoming with hurricane winds, icy roads and heavy snowfall. What should you do to prepare for a Winter Storm like Izzy? Last year, Texas suffered massively from the Deep Freeze because it wasn’t prepared – it looks like the same will happen again this year, along with New York. Don’tContinue reading “How to Prep for a Winter Storm – 93% are unprepared for a blizzard”
Listen To Nature – Change the World in Partnership with Earth
The climate change argument is filled with non sequitors, both on the side of the politicians and corporations and on the protestors’. Yes, we desperately need to sort out what we are doing to the planet before it’s too late. Yes, we need to completely change how we produce food and energy, how we wasteContinue reading “Listen To Nature – Change the World in Partnership with Earth”
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?”
The Long Dark IRL Spoof – open world survival game in the real world
As a huge fan of Hinterland Studio’s The Long Dark, I decided to re-enact it in real life. Hopefully, fans of the game will get just where I’m going with this. It’s just a bit of tongue-in-cheek fun.I’d also like to give a shout out to Accurize2 as any player who can take down aContinue reading “The Long Dark IRL Spoof – open world survival game in the real world”
Winter Survival Tips and Equipment for Your Car
Winter is here, and with it come freezing temperatures and snow. Icy roads, blizzards, snow drifts and white outs are all dangers you may face when driving your car. In this video I give some tips on the equipment you should be carrying in your boot or trunk which might aid you if you breakContinue reading “Winter Survival Tips and Equipment for Your Car”
One Man’s Wilderness book review
“I don’t know what the answer is. In time man gets used to almost anything, but the problem seems to be that technology is advancing faster than he can adjust to it. I think it’s time we started applying the brakes, slowing down our greed and slowing down the world.” Dick Proenneke Based on theContinue reading “One Man’s Wilderness book review”
Pine Marten tracks in snow
We have a huge problem with Pine Martens (Martes martes) as they live in my attic and cover the garden with all the roof insulation they rip out to make nests. These tracks are from my garden.
This photo really doesn’t do the current weather justice. Gale force winds and heavy snow are blanketing everything. It’s a beautiful and impressive thing to watch when you’re inside in the warm. I now regret my earlier comment that today is perfect winter camping weather….