Epic Deep Freeze Solo Tarp Camping Got Dangerous!
I got home and. Got in a nice warm shower, spoiler, alert I lived. However. I had. Just posted a video about a week ago. Demonstrating, for two hours, in zero, degrees how you could cover yourself sleeping, bag if you're really cold and breathe into your, sleeping. Day I got. A whole bunch of comments on an, earlier video I'll, post the links to these but this is important, that I explain this, because. I think. I might have given some incomplete, advice. Perhaps some bad advice so, it went out when. I knew it was gonna be cold and I. Camped, with the. Minimal, amount of gear that I travel, with early, spring and late, fall, my. Winter sleeping bag which is inadequate, I could go for a much thicker sleeping. Bag but it's so bulky when I do that if I travel around on my bike style camp and I got to have a. Limited. Amount of bulk not, weight the bike is carrying a lot of the weight my legs are strong. But. My, channel I, have. A vision for it and that is every, video is, timeless, it goes up and it's. Not topical, and then life. Moves on, 50. Years from now these videos. Regarding. How to camp out, of stealth camp how. To do it safely and smart, and the tips I've learned over. All these years that do on it. Are. Still going to be relevant so people can still search, they. Can still pull these videos up and I, want the information to be as accurate as possible because, there. Are Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and people. That they want to branch, out from camping, in a trailer, RV. To, actually. Getting. Deeply. Into nature and that's what I do I go out alone and I this. Time in. The video you're about to see I camped, with a just. A tarp and. My. Fall, equipment. And, I, knew it was going to be inadequate but I wanted to do this video as a follow-up, to. The other two videos I mentioned one is. Cold. Snap hacks. For camping, over. 60,000, people have seen that and. What. That is for, is if you wake up on a camping, trip freezing. And suddenly. There's been a cold snap and you are unprepared and you got to finish out the night at least what. Are you gonna do what actions are you gonna take so I gave. Those 10 different. Steps. And then, I. Went. Out recently. And. Because. Of weather report said it was going to go down from, 52. Degrees and. Then have a hard rain and then. Drop down to a low of 20, degrees, I thought. That would be a good test for all. The cold snap hacks I. Had. Put into that video so, that's what this video is about however. I got in a very dangerous situation, and. I found out something about breathing into your sleeping bag that. You. Should know about so watch the video I'm glad I'm safe and more here's something really funny I. Was. Laying. In my sleeping bag and I took my. Coat. Rather. Than wear it that would have been kind of uncomfortable, in the sleeping bag I put. It over my. Face as, I was in the sleeping bag so. That it was a buffer, to this 30, mile an hour wind and what. Happened, was the. Vapors, I was expelling, we're freezing, on that coat and so. Here's, what happened my coat. It's. Still frozen look. At that, and. You cannot put a coat on like this that's wet because your body heat I mean. I'm sorry it, has all that frost, on it because the body heat will melt the frost and. Then you're out of luck aren't you yes you are, because. He'll, be in a wet coat so, I had effectively. Made. My coat almost, useless, by. Doing, that and so that's why I want to make. Another video and and, explain. That so that no Boy Scouts freeze to death. I. Got. Standards. Well. The wind is steady and strong, and. I set out this afternoon, it was, sixty. Degrees, that's. Going down to 21 tonight, there's. Rain coming and you see the remnants of snow. So. I've. Decided that this will be my campground. And. Utilize the, tree I'm, gonna set up so the opening, to my tarp is. Away, from the wind prevailing.
Wind Is this way probably, hear it so. That's. What I'm gonna do. On. State game, land. Camping, legally. For. Free, it's. Called this first camp. Chyna, taut line hitch. Trying, to make. Like a three-sided. Tent out of this tarp and I used. Some debris from, the. Ground and piled it up. It's. Wet, it's. On the outside of my tarp. And. For. The time being we're all right. Before. The storm they'll see how unfair I want, to show you this see the powerlines. Ain't. Go to somebody's, house way, up there this. Road. Occasionally. Gets a car, we're. On state land and Michigan. Southeastern. Michigan, about 30 miles from Ann Arbor it's. A pretty remote what. I'm doing now or. The reason I picked this site is, it's got pine. Trees they. Stopped the wind better than, deciduous. Trees who have lost their leave this time of year, also. There's, tons of downed wood and it's. Up off the ground most of it and it's small enough to I am attorney can use my backpacking, saw to cut it if I need to and, so. I'm well supplied you see there was a forest fire here but, it didn't get much traction, burned. A few trees, but didn't. Spread so maybe. It was a lightning strike that set. A tree on fire and it, spread to the dry undergrowth, and burned some of this, wood. But we know that it happened, before this. Was cut or all that would have burned. So. They have to keep these trees cut so. They don't fall in a high wind on the power line and cut power, so. That's. Called a power line cut. And. It gives me all kinds of resources I took. Some of these. Down. Pine boughs, that, have some. Pine. Needles still left out and. I made like a windbreak, to hold down the tent on the outside, and, it's not a tent it's a tarp when. It goes down to 21 degrees. Tonight. And that smells. I'll. Say don't you buy him to bring your dad. The. Reason it was because, of the challenge, of the time and. The challenge, of the impending bad weather. If. I need to I will. Call. My sister come, pick me up that's. The agreement we made so. She knows where I am, and. She knows that if I need help I'll be smart enough to call for her so. That way. Just. Relax, and. Have a good weekend. I got. Two steaks I got. All. Kinds of food because, I was, thinking I might get pinned down and not be able to do anything but sit. In the tarball. Just. Fine with me I got. Tunes you, got stuff to read I. Got. Plenty of food, and. I. Like solitude. Occasionally. It's. Freezin, for. The. Shelter, I'm dry. With. All the rain see the frying pan and. Collect on it. Anyway. This bean is really, handy. That's, tight. The top line had just, several. Places. Fore-and-aft. And. The wind is gonna holla. It's. Been performing, so well. So. I'm going back to sleep you. Can. Hear the difference. The. Sound of the rain hitting the target I think. It's actually turned. To ice and I was asleep. And, just kicking around as those pine trees. Oh. Now, water it's hey. I was right that, turned, to ice. This is turned into. Like. The adventure. That. Escalated, quickly. Put. A link to the therm-a-rest video, I made on. How, to patch your therm-a-rest. What's. The date on there I can't see it. This. Is quite a change from when we got here last night. I'm. Glad that shelter. I whipped up is doing so well. Well. Situation. Got a little dicey. Okay. I got on the control now, the. Wind just kept shifting, shifting, you see the pine tree house. Snow is stuck now. That it's stuck from the other side yes it's been that difficult. To deal with. But. They did. Pry. Me up a steak that's, what's happened there now. Things. Can't be too bad if there's steak. A pinch, of salt. Blood, pressure is getting a little old. This. Is. Where, that little alcohol so another. Fantastic, job. Yeah. That's. A mini-me. And. That's gonna save my bacon today I don't want to build a fire and. It's. Not an efficient, way to stay warm, I've. Got a, water, bottle in, here, literally. A glass. Preggo. Jar that I brought. Yeah. Use the alcohol stove, to. Heat up a frying pan full of water put it in the sock, there. It is. Keep. It out of the basement. And it. Throws heat into, the sleep in there just.
Like I have an electric blanket, so. That is fantastic. Whoops. Anywhere. Anytime. That's. Working. Today from me I'm so glad. Back, to my steak. It. Went from 52. Degrees. The. Day I came here, was. Reigneth, I didn't have time to prepare. For a. Freezing. Winter camp and then, plus. I didn't have the equipment that's, all right I've got my little try ed stole, plenty. Of fuel. But. I've. Had the rig, tent. All different, ways. Over. The last day. And night because it's gone down those Louis four, degrees and. Snow. And 30 mile an hour winds, I have. Been trapped in the sleeping, bag, every. Two. Hours roughly. I get. Out. Alcohol. And. Mount some water this was snow two hours, ago and. Then I get. It to a boil and. Put it in my jar. Tighten. That up and put it in my sleeping bag so that's my little. Dynamo, keeping me from freezing. Also. This, is what happened to my coat I was sleeping my head was here I, was, exhaling, the sleeping, bag for. Long enough, look. At that bro, so, I made it into this shaped. It into a shelter. But. Now my coat is frozen, also. I did a video on this can, you breathe in your sleeping, bag without. Getting it soggy and then freezing to death in this. Sleeping, bag the answer is, yes you can't I did it for two hours and I've done it for what. Almost. Two days day, and night two days and nights oh here. It can I camp. Anyway. So the. Deal is that, really. Is dependent on the material now, this must it says waterproof, this, jacket, I've got and. It must have just had. A waterproof. Outer layer that wouldn't breathe some. Freezing, breath. That's. Cold. And. That's also Oh dangerous, now I don't. Have a coat. There's. The fire I laid out thinking. Maybe it would get rained on even. If I was well-equipped. It. Would be difficult, in this situation, to build a fire because, of the hard. Rain, that. Turned right to sleet and then to snow so. Everything, here is not only saturated. But it's frozen, with. A coating of ice and snow so, if, I didn't have my stove. Trouble. What. I do I got my stove in my wits and it'll be all right. Not. As easy as it looks. That's, all dirty I've been reusing the same water in the. Winds Ben Holland, is dropping junk all over my. Frying. Pan full of nothing snow. Trying. To get comfortable. Lean, back this way and I think we're, not oh it's my frozen coat, that's how solid, this, thing is frozen. All. Right dinner. Is. Coming early cuz I don't want to cook in the dark painting. Funny I don't.
See Well in the dark I got very. Little. Let. Me see my steak close this, is a second one of the trick. There's nothing partying. That's. A pine cone or everything on it and. Feel. Uncomfortable enough. Oops. Dig. Out the. Bag of wine at stake in line time I, don't. Have a wine glass or drink it ready okay. Almost. Ready for my steak dinner I put a little. Glaze. The pan. And. Then to my third and final night. Makeshift. Tents. Oh. That's. Nice in the sleeping bag when. The. Wind isn't blowing or. It can't get to you, and. The hot-water bottle, is in there but. Otherwise it's. Not nice, it's. Going down to six degrees coldest, night of the whole. Shebang I guess. And. A. Little. Nervous about it actually because, it really is difficult. To. Wake. Up shivering because. The bottle, is no longer hot, that. Happens every two hours I sort. Of run in place in the sleeping bag get my wits together and, then. Heat. Up some more water which means I've got to exit, the sleeping bag at least partially, and that is. Super. Painful and, it takes a long time once the water is hot and back in my sleeping bag, to. Warm up so it's. Not. The ideal but it is. Making. It through. There, will when I came out here for the challenge, and I got one and I got more than I wanted I had no idea it was going this cold, or. Windy. Consequently. I haven't been able to. Get. Out put. On my boots. Put. On my coat and. Figure. Out a way to configure, this, tarp. So that it's, stopping. More wind and keeping me warmer but, it's. Not happening so I will get by. I'll. Head home tomorrow and, take a nice hot shower. I'll. Be well. It's. Like being a a coal. Miner in a cave-in. It's. Very. Tight quarters, and. Everything. Is there you gotta built with one hand there's, no water in, here. Get. All my extra, clothes out or on, driving. Insulation. Or. Barely hanging, on but we are gonna. Make it till tomorrow. Go. Live. And learn. The. Reason that I didn't wear these is they've got burrs on, so. It's gathering firewood, I got a bunch of burrs oh man that got dark I couldn't pick them off, didn't. Want my sleep bag all week. Fingers. Are going numb sorry. Having. Trouble. You.