Spruce Smoked Trout & Moving Day 16 of 30 Day Survival Challenge Canadian Rockies
– Oops!We’re changing lodgings!Move shelters, start building, I’m Zachary Fowler- And I’m Greg Ovens- And this is the 30Day Survival Challenge,Canadian Rockies. There’s only one rule. If you wanna eat,you gotta catch and cook it. The 30 Day Survival Challenge, Season Two,Canadian Rockies has beenbrought to you in part byDr. Squatch Soap. Hidden Woodsman Gear. Go Prepared Survival. Outdoor Vitals. Wazoo Survival Gear. Simpleshot Shoot Sportsand Grim Workshop. Check out the link inthe description belowfor the gear video of the30 Day Survival Challenge. Well. Rained all nightbut it’s gettin’ brighter out thereand the sprinkles have slowed up towell, sprinkles instead of rain. Of course, I say that, it’sgonna start pouring again. – Now there’s gonna bea lot of cloud coverin the morning, can’trule out a spot shower. – Aye ya ya. – Then the skiesare gonna brighten upmidday and that sunshineis gonna add someinstability so as we get intothe afternoon, you can see what happens,that line of storms is approaching. 5:00 in the afternoon,lot of folks have outdoor activities,a lot of sporting events after school,there will be some impact fromsome of these storms on those activities. – But this might be thebest we can hope for sotime to get out there and dodge raindropsand get this day going. Uh, my feet are so wet. No way, a rainbow!Look at that. Look at that. Maybe it’s over. Maybe the rains over,wouldn’t that be something?I know I saw the rainbow,that meant God told ’em he wasn’tgonna flood ’em out anymoreand I always, wheneverI see one like that,I always think maybe it’s, huh? Greg just saw a cougar. Man, they disappear quick. – He was a big one too. – Yeah?I saw a deer, whoa!- Oh that was a whitetail, ey?Maybe that’s what the cougars after. Too bad we weren’t set up toget some film of that guy. – I don’t know, what do we have to doto catch some film withsomething like that. – Yeah, I know. – Yeah like a 360 cam, you know,then it would’ve been really far away. – Oh well– All kinds of interestingthings happening this morning. Rainbows and cougars. Now all we need is a bearand we’d be complete. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!Well, this is turning outto be an exciting morning. Can’t believe I missed it,sittin’ here talking to you,Greg spots a cougar,oh well. Maybe I’ll see the next one. I got one pair of dry socksand two pairs of wet shoes. At least my feet canbe warm with the wool. Change them everyday andthey really don’t stink. I don’t know if that hassomething to do with the brandor I meanthey’re darn tough socksby brand but I don’tremember reading anythingabout darn tough stinky prevention. Or maybe that’s just Ichange ’em often enough. Got some gopher stew, coffee,and both Greg and I have agiant fish we need eatin’. Well, thank you Lord for the rainbow,I guess I’ll get the firegoing, get some coffee on. Oops!Oh that might’ve been inevitable. Wasn’t enough coals. Ugh!Smoker caught on fire a little. Fish looks okay though. Mmm, oh that’s good. That’s good. I think it’s all done. Oh yeah. Perfect. Trick is gonna be howto get it off of herewithout losing the meat. All right, we did it!Got little spruce needles all over it. Oh, they bring almost like this, like uh–Spruce rosemary thing going on, very good. – Try a piece. – And then look at that. – Mmm!- Cooked it withthe eggs there inside. – Mhm!- And thenyou can see on the skinand everywhere else all those— Burnt needles. I tasted the spruce, it’s good. – What do you think?- Good!Spruce was a good idea. – Mmm. Almost!Almost back fired on usas the smoker caught on firebut it finished smokecooking the whole fishjust before, just before thedownfall of civilization. – Just before the kitchen caught on fire. Yeah, just before thekitchen caught on fire. Let’s eat!Lord, thank you for these fishthat you keep providing usin this adventure. Help us find the energy andthe strength to move camp todayand to our new location andbuild our little fortressin the trees and enjoy oursecond half of our adventurethere in Jesus name, Amen. Tongs are all dirty,carve ’em clean. Mmm!- Fair amount of oil in the skin. – Yeah, there is, yeah. Fatty little guy. Or gal, since it’s full of eggs, I guess. You want some Wodobo on it?Mmm. Gotta remember to slowdown and chew, ha ha. Here just like a rabid raccoon there,I devoured half of it already. – Very tasty. – I feel the energy comin’ back. – Yeah, me too!- I can’t wait to build!Ah!Brain cells, inflating!Energy!- You can have the rest. – I don’t think I can do it. – Nope!– I really am full. – Force yourself. – ‘Cause I had a cup of gopher stew. – Oh you did, oh?– Yeah!So go ahead, finish it up. I had a cup of gopher stew. – All right. Didn’t you find that in Patagonia too,if you didn’t eat for like say days,one day you’d feel hungry all daythen the next day you didn’t notice it. Then you were hungry,then you didn’t notice it. Kinda went in stages, ey?- I’d have my fish head soupand that would temperit but like lying in bedat night and feelinghungry, that was the worst. – Mhm– And then whenI finally do get a fishlike three days later,and I have a fresh fishand I have it a 4:00,I’d be so jazzed from,this is around day 80or 70 that I’d be so jazzed from that foodthat I wouldn’t be able to sleep. I was just like, like I haddrank three cups of coffeeand I’d lay there untilthree in the morningand then like I’d wake upfirst thing in the morninglike bright and awake andnot be able to sleep anymore. – Yeah- And I’d only had likefour hours of sleepbut I was tired. We’re changing lodgings!Move shelters, start building,spend the last half ofour adventure over there’cause technically today is day 16,which means counting today,if we could all of today wehave 15 more days of this. – Yeah. – So–yee haw!Let’s change lodgings. Hail, yippee! Looks like it’s settling in. Ugh!Come up here and hide out fromthe elements for a minute. Let this hail blow over andas soon as I stepped insideit stopped but looks like there’slike two more streaks of it coming. Maybe I’ll build a net, cargonet for our new locationwhile I’m waiting. Something I can hang up under my tarpand be able to slip stuff intoso it doesn’t get rained on. Huh, looks like the rainmight be stopping for a bit. Better pack it up and move. Finished quite a bit of netwhile I was sittin’ here though. Well, it’s probably hard to see on camera. But I made like about, I don’t know,that long by this long piece of cargo netthat I can hang up underneathin our shelter area. And I can use that forputtin’ stuff in to keepit off the ground, and I canwork on that later by the fire. For now, I think it’s movin’ time! Home sweet home. – Yeah!- Now what?We had our fire here yesterday,we were down here for a little bit. Got the tarp here. I think we’re gonna set up two here,up top will be our pavilion areaonce we get it finishedfor our common roomand over here is my two main support beamsI’m gonna start buildingacross in between. And since those are done,and I don’t have to move theladder into this area anymore,I can set my hammock up down below for nowuntil my platform is finishedand I set it up, up there. If you’re wondering howmy shirt got so tight,I’m not gaining weight out here,my other one got so dirty, it was a large,and I’ve switched to a medium now. Since I felt like I lostenough weight it fitswithout being tight,without being too tight. Still a little tight up top here. And right about there,and right about . I can feel my sense of humorreturning with the sun!- There ya go!- Right?- Well- Ready for your stuff?Here’s yours right there,over by your shotgun. – I think we’re justhappy we’re at our spot. – Yeah, that too!And not be gettin’ drizzled on. – Yeah, that too!- Eh, okay, I just wish in some ways. Well, if wishes were unicorns,you know we’d all be riding one. But you know, then wecould’ve been here day one. Imagine the palace aids wecould’ve built you know. – But the good thingis we had other experiences. – Oh we sure did, we did. I hope you guys have enjoyedthe other experiences. If you’re just tuningin for the first time,hit up the link below for the playlistfor the 30 Day Survival Challengefor my channel and Greg’s channeland see our adventure from the beginning,before you keep watching ’causeit’s just about get to ya–‘Cause it’s just about to startgetting really interesting!Not that it wasn’t from thebeginning but it’s gonnaget even better from here on out. And done, beautiful!- So I got both poles,nice to have both our perimeters done, ey?- Yeah!All right, got it?Balance the ladder. Well, made a little bit more progressnow that one goes to thereand we’ll lift that up and tie that thereand then Greg’s other main support polewill go from this tree wherethe ladder is set up nowto right there, and then his,his support beams or hisflooring will be going acrossbetween those two beams,they’ll be like this. But, if you don’t like theweather, wait five minutesand it’ll get worse!- Because it never gets better!- Yeah, so far!It’s not even raining, it’s sleet again. – Yeah– And hail!Oy vey. – That one there is gonna break. Like look it, look at it rippin’!Watch the one tree. – I don’t know, thosetrees are whippin’ aroundbut our trees aren’t. Our hammocks and things like that,I don’t see ’em bouncin’ around. – Well, we got poles betweensome of ’em too, that helps. – Yeah, and we pickedthe bigger, solid trees. – Back to the usual. – Yeah. – Oh– Uh oh!Ugh! Built ourselves a nice littlewind break on one side. Our fire protector fromthe prevailing winds. Not from the smoke though. – Oh!- So the prevailingwinds were this wayand have been most of thetime so that should help us. I might build another one in a minute. – She’s gonna clear up. – On this sideand we had to put thestake up on that cornerof the tarp to keep it up’cause it was gettin’ a littlelow with all the rain weight. – Look at the fresh snow through there. All the trees and–– Fresh snow?- Fresh snow– See if we canget a peak at it!Looks like there’s still a littlebit blowin’ around out there. – Snowing on themountains if you can see it. – This is nice. This is what I’ve beenwanting the whole time. 15 days of just, wanting to get to this,just this right here. Set up, some tarp, some shelter-y stuff,starting bein’ built and a log to sit on,a fire that’s protectedfrom the wind and rain. This is where it’s at. This next, last 14 daysare gonna be awesome. It might seem weird that we’relike building all this stuffand we can make it the restof the way without doinganything else, but that’snot what it’s about!I like to build stuff. And the point of the 30 DaySurvival Challenge for meis not like the WildernessLiving Challengewhere we’re trying to maintainor gain our body weightby eating nothing but wild foodsand so much of it that wecan keep our body weight up,for me it’s to,establish myself in a location,during the 30 days orwhile roaming around,that feels by the time I’m donethat I’m sustainable andsolid and I didn’t quitemanage that in Texas ’cause wehad to move halfway through. And so it became more and more difficultbut we’re becoming moreand more establishedduring this, I feel like,and it looks like thesenext 14 days can be reallyinteresting the amount offood that we can harvestand the level of comfort we can establish. Say we were to continueto stay out here afterthe 30 days, we would be all set up. You know, up in the trees, it’s safe,we’ll have food in our camp,bears or something comes in,we’re not within grabbingdistance just layingthere like little burritosin our hammocks saying there’sa burrito snack for ya. You know, I want to have ourshelters in the trees done,feel secure that way,water secured here at this location,whether we’re bringing itin and we have somethingto store it in, I’mthinkin’ about a burn log. Cut a log piece off,it’ll be a lot of workbu Greg’s got a reallynice big saw and we can cuta piece of wood andbring a log around here,and make a big burn bowlthat was like a two or threegallon burn bowl thatwe can catch water inafter it comes off thecorner of one of our tarps. Have water that we can ladleout and be able to wash our handsand maybe we can even get acouple of ’em so we can havea basin for washingand a table and chairs,just darn cozy and comfortable,livin’ in the woods,and that’s my goal. – Okay, so–– Here, I’ll send yasome more that way. – Yeah, just let merinse this, pretty dirty. Okay so, now I’m ready,there’s enough there. Don’t need too much, fastthere, okay, a bit more!There!That’s enough. – That’s enough?- Oh, she sure got alot of twigs and stuff. – That’s okay– It’s okay. So hey we’ve dealt with worse. – That’s vitamin C!- We’ve dealt with worse. – Yeah, get some goodVitamin C there, that’s whythey put the filter right thereat the front it’s the perfect— Are they ever smart whoever made this. – Yeah!- Oh!Gotta get these things dried up. Dried socks the whole time. – Uch, just ringin’ ’em out. – I don’t, can’t wear ’em yet. – So we’ve decided notto eat our last fishthat we caught the otherday, we ate the bigone this morning– Yeah!- Just too–Too tired– Too tired and worn out- And not all that hungry. Too tired, yeah. Went past the stage of hungerlike I’d rather just bein my hammock and be warm. – Yeah!- So– Exactly and save itfor the morning– Yeah, yeah. I don’t know, that fishthat we ate this morning,I felt like that energy went all dayand I think–– I think so. – Think our bodies arefinally kicked into high gearand which probably meansit’s breaking down more of mybody reserves for energy. – Well, I notice mypants, I’ve had to tightenthe para chord up around ’em– Yeah. Yeah. – Well, we knew we’d lose weight. – Yeah, that’s why I didn’tworry about that beforeI came here, I laid intocroissants and bagelsand danishes for breakfast andI just enjoyed myself there for a bit,for the last two weeksbefore we came out here,I was like whatever!- Yep!- My girlfriend,we went to the store and you know,’cause I usually don’tdo sugar and I got allkinds of sugar stuff shewas like wow you’re reallyjust gonna let yourself go there, huh?I was like, I’m gonna need it!- No, it won’t. We’re gonna get some warm weather yet,you wait and see. Then we’ll be complaining it’s too hot. – Yeah, yeah right?Well, if it’s too hotthen I’m goin’ for a swim’cause that’s, I smell like a bantha,and I feel sosmarmy I mean I’ve been ableto wash my hands and faceoften enough but like–– Well what do you do?- Yeah– You knowthese creeks are pretty darn cold. – Yeah– to be tryin’ to bathin ’em I’ll tell ya. – That’s why I’m waitin’ for a hot day,we can have a fire, be fishingand I’m just gonna jump inand then jump out like a crazy person,soap up and jump back in and be like ahhh!- Yeah– And feel clean. Feel clean– Exactly. – Whoa, that’s nice. See if I can do somethingwith this fish here,don’t wanna just leave it on the groundand have it stolen, hopefullywe can send the bear awayif he does come into camp. So we’re gonna, I guess we’rejust gonna keep it simple,climb up the ladder andput it up the tree for now!Whoa!Ah!Phew, I got down, did you see that?That’s what I was always afraid ofis that thing sliding off to the side. All right, I am in,at our new location. It is awesome. I cannot wait for tomorrowto eat that fish that we still have. Have a cup of coffee at our new sight,if it’s pouring it doesn’t even matter,get up, have a fire and just you know,get on with our day and start doin’ stuff. Traveling around, bein’ ina different place every dayor for a couple daysand not being able to establish a campthat’s just like permantcy, permanent–permanent, ah whatever!It’s exhausting. So, I’m gonna go to bed!And I will see you guys in the next one,Fowler out thatwas a real on, not a fake.