Winter Camping below -30°C with an Atuk Kanguk Tent and Kni-co Woodstove
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Winter Camping below -30°C with an Atuk Kanguk Tent and Kni-co Woodstove

We’re going camping, woohoo ! I just got up onshore looking for a spot to
set up the tent there’s a lot of deer activity some deer pooh right here
little pellets deer tracks, all right let’s look around here’s a spot where
the deer rested lots of deer tracks see where all that snows melted under the
spruce trees deer would have slept right there this is our spot I’m starting to clear
it out with the shovel, take some snow out we got a nice fire going to warm up
if we’re cold and then we got all our gear to set up, the tent, the wood stove
and everything and yeah there’s some firewood for tonight so lots of work to
do see you guys later. hey everyone it’s six o’clock now we got
a legit long fire going on we just thrown some big logs on the fire got some coals
going we’ve got the tent set up I had to heat up the camera inside the tent for a
bit it’s pretty cold let’s go see how the thermometer is. We’re preparing to
set up some beds two logs and then spruce boughs. our gear. I bought a bigger
thermometer easier to film, we are at – 31 or 32 31 – 25 Fahrenheit.
it’s almost a full moon tonight see if I can film it yeah that’s the moon up
there. try to zoom it and take a few pictures. yeah let’s do some some beds now and I’m
just using the smaller branches so that I don’t have the bigger stuff in my back
it’s not really necessary right now because we do have like our camping mats
but at minus 30 tonight we’ll be happy to have that extra layer of air or
insulation beneath us and plus it smells really good.
a little thick in here but so cold the branches just break just crack like if
they were really dry like well I’m going going down just like if I was thatching
at our roof or something I pick a handful and have them all facing the
same way and plant it aside like that then keep doing that but one here here
keep doing that and going down (laughter) OH and add some more boughs where there’s
gaps but it’s not too bad … starting to cut a little bit of wood for
the wood stove for tonight got a nice bed of coals here so cooking our
steaks so for the steaks I forgot the grill so we’re gonna go
caveman style I got a nice bed of coals there and throw the steaks directly in
there I like to do my steaks caveman style every now and then it tastes great
like it tastes doesn’t taste smoky at all and the ashes that stick on it like
there’s not that much ash is really just blow a little bit get it warm when you turn on the light it really
looks like it’s ashes but it’s actually really really hot coals hard to film at
night… steaks were awesome I’m just throwing
out the plates split log plates there you go dishes are done. and let’s go see
what the weather is looks like minus 33 yeah we’re finally gonna test this ”Atuk Kanguk” tent out in the cold real cold weather winter campin’ right we got all this pile of wood to
cut up and then after that we’re going in the tent for the evening 7:55 we’re at minus 33 almost minus 34
pretty chilly go inside we’ve got lots of wood cut up smells like spruce boughs there, just
finished putting our mats and it’s gotta be close to nine o’clock we always
try to take our sleeping bags out of the compression bag in advance like a few
hours before going to bed so that they the down can have the time to fluff up
a little bit. see how it’s gonna like grow Pad thai au légume et arachides, a vegetable and peanut
pad thai happy yak express these are made in
Québec we’re gonna try these. Got some peanut butter in there to add that
smells good… be a good addition to the steak looks
like there’s lots of noodles in there. and and stuff. I’ll put mine in my cup I just made a
couple little chopsticks Spruce bough chopsticks looks good add a little bit of squirrel bait(peanut butter) pretty dark out we’re just grabbing some
water from the lake for the rest of the stay. got the blue teapot and bush
pot, the two liter jug you don’t know Pot should go in (hopefully) grab some water, take a few pictures of
the moon and then back in the tent. we could melt some snow but it’s quicker
and a lot easier to just have some actual water(to boil) good to go – 34 almost 35 do do a quick tour of the
set up at night and then we’re gonna cut some wood and be in the tent for the
rest of the night fire here’s long fires pretty much out all right let’s cut some
wood. oh yeah yeah yeah oh ten o’clock First teapot of water just boiled
we’ve got candles going lots of firewood for the night 11:30 already we have lots
of coals but stoves just giving out good heat just gonna put the water here in
the ‘thermoses’ and go to bed, see you guys in the morning. morning everyone
8:35 right now – 36 it’s pretty cold I am taking a quick leak and going back in
the tent get some coffee going and some oatmeal. look at this sunrise ! our sleigh tracks
from yesterday, nice big lake, our hole for the water all
right I’m going back in the tent it’s freaking cold our little pathway going
up the hill. right here oh she’s so cold there’s a ton of
frost on the tree I don’t know if you can see it but I
have nice blue flames in the coals that means it’s really hot the
stoves really effective it’s minus 35 or 36 outside and we’re really comfortable it’s nice sunny day lots of frost in the
the trees we’re just starting to pack up and get ready to leave. just finished rolling
the mats and the sleeping bag and stuff. 12 o’clock we’re at
minus 26 slowly warming up with the Sun just finished rolling our tent pretty
much ready to put our main fire out my my bed and then claudes we like to
keep a little fire going just so we can warm up our our hands and feet if if
we’re cold and then we put it out really at the last second. took the coals out of
the stove just letting the the bricks and the ashes cool down and then
try to empty it as much as possible put the chimney in there. I have some
three-inch nomadic woodsman patches available so let me know in the comments
if you’re interested in getting a patch and I’ll order some more and then have
them available for people to buy have a limited quantity right now but if I see
lots of people interested I’ll make some more another couple of bags of water … alright folks hope you guys enjoyed the
video and make sure you guys like or dislike if you disliked and yeah have a good
one I would have liked to film a little bit more but the camera froze yesterday
when we were setting up it’s pretty cold the equipment worked really good we
didn’t break anything and yeah nice to know that we’re able to get out at cold
temperatures like that… and be safe and put your fires out and brush your teeth
and have a good one Cheers !


  • cuppateadee

    I wzs in a sleeping bag by marmot down bag goes down to minus 20c. It wzsnt warm enough in worst winter in over 200 years in india. It wzs minus 20 for most of january 2012 . We were inside on a ridge in the himalayan foothills inside at 2000 metres. Ive never been so cold even in winters in la chaux de fonds switzerland where I lived which is at 1000 metres the highest town in europe. It wzs often minus 18c in winter, snow on the ground sept to april but sun and blue sky. The place with the most hours of sun.

  • neil moore

    When Ive forgoten a grate for steaks I have made a rock bed in the fire and cooked on the rocks. Works great

  • Carlito Bandidos

    Great video!! I don't think this possible without a tent stove in those temp, what's your opinion? I have been winter camping in -10 to -15 Celsius but not in those temp. Could you please tell me about your tent stove did you buy it or did you make it. Merci beaucoup tres bon video, les Francais sont toujour les meilleur campeur lol haha

  • Rick Herron

    Just so you know friend, yes, you have deer tracks, you also have rabbit tracks, the droppings were from the rabbit.

  • Chris Hoodecheck

    Winter in the north country can be so dang beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Nice thing about winter camping, no bug dope or sun screen needed😂

  • John Karmann

    Toss me a chunk of that eviscerated, exsanguinated dead animal… Mmmm mmmm! On second thought, give me a live cow and a chainsaw.

  • Gail Bennett

    Wow great video guys! I live in Scotland which is cold but never that cold despite what people think! In north east Scotland the coldest temp I’ve ever experienced is minus 7. Awesome video.

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