Hey guys ! thanks for tuning in so I’m looking for a spot where i can cross this river here and then i’ll be looking for a good spot to build my wickiup. I don’t know if you guys can see but there’s some cool otter tracks and see where they slide with their belly and they go from 1 little water hole to another. We’re in mid-november so there’s probably one or two inches of ice on this river and a bit of snow to hide it, it’s really dangerous I can’t cross that…. So I can’t cross the river, but there might be this spot, I don’t know how thick it is like i said i don’t want to take any risks so this little point here so thick bush right there seems to be good shelter from the wind and forest is not too mature so not too many widow-makers. I’m going to go check it out I’ll start building the shelter there’s a little opening here that i found within this it’s nice and dense forest i’m going to start building my wiki up right here where there’s a natural shelter I’m going to be using my axe It’s been a long time since I’ve built one of these so i cut these about 12-13 feet long going to tie em’ up and see what kind of height I get. I got the ends together i’m going to tie this up well to about 2-3 feet so I have some more space at the top. Using some paracord I could have used some root or something but they’re starting to become frozen in the ground or any kind of natural natural cordage but i’m going to tie this down like i said earlier i had to count how long they are before i’m going for about 12-13 feet measured them just by taking some steps so these three beams are going to be really the main frame for the wickiup so I need them to be pretty tough and solid just kind of winging it on the knot. a couple twists and turns and should be good. When I pull them up they’re going to tighten on themselves anyways. I’m gonna do a little fire, and eat some lunch ! I’ve been working on my wiki up for an hour or two hours not done yet this will be kind of like day one building because it’s a long-term shelter so going to build it and work on it for a certain period of days and we’ll make kind of like a little video series. alright guys i’m gonna show you a neat trick to do a one-match fire with only wood no bark, no paper or anything else so in a forest like this you can find these spruce trees that are dead standing and have these tiny little branches you want to pick a good bundle and you want about match size or smaller. I’m gathering them all in the same kind of way so all the bigger ones all the bigger ends on one side and all the smaller end on another side to do this kind of cool because you don’t need a knife or anything just kinda use your hands slowly gather good bunch it should be about good but I just don’t want to fail because I really have only one match and for demo reasons to. Alright I built a little platform here i got my stage two tinder and my stage one that I just gathered it’s over there so i’ll show you guys here i did the same thing with my stage 2i got them all the big hands at one end and all the smaller and that the other so when you break them in half and you can put them back together and you get all the small ends twigs over there and then you get all the smaller one and then you can put them one over the other then you get small bigger and then even bigger. I’ll process that like with the smaller stuff alright, let’s film on this platform. this is all the smaller stuff i gathered earlier. I’ll do the same thing with these. all the smaller ends are going to be underneath kinda break it like this and then i’m going to light my match and then try to put it right underneath here and this should normally catch if it’s not too wet I carry my match in my knife sheath, told you i only got one match , it’s a challenge here Gotta make sure i get the angle right. Here goes nothing ! kydex sheath (match striker) yeah i don’t know if you guys saw anything but anyways it worked ! getting some coals and get the t-bone steak started. These branches really burn good ok so my mainframe is pretty much done now and I’ll show you guys my progression. This will be kinda like the entrance entrance fire area and probably gonna have to build a fire bit farther but i had the great idea to twist some withes so these are just a few willow branches that I twisted underneath it makes some kind of like a cage (weaving method). I don’t know if you guys can see it but so now i can just throw like these these big rotten logs or dry logs and they don’t need to be strong and with this little cage setup I don’t have to worry about them falling on me or anything It’s all going to be nice and solid. ok So, caveman steak, I need a good bed of coals and throw it right in there takes about five minutes on one side depending on how your coals are, and another five minutes maybe less on the other side. this one looks kind of thick, nice and fat should take only get five minutes it’s only three 3:20 in the afternoon so yeah it’s dark here around four o’clock. throw some spices on there ! Montréal steak spice is perfect. 30 minutes spices on that side too this should be done it’s been on here about 10 minutes, five minutes on each side put it on my little bush plate you can look at what this looks like Alright guys i’ll eat my lunch and i’ll see you guys on the next one ! Thanks for watching I’ll put out this fire and I’m out of here. Alright guys !