The Canadian Joe Robinet of Joe Robinet Bushcraft empties his pack to show what he’s brought to camp overnight in the forest during winter.
The red backpack is a Fjallraven Friluft 55. I know they’re also available in dark gray, and that they are also hard to find: usually out of stock. His pack is not stuffed full, but he has more than he needs for a winter overnight.
Unpacking his kit you’ll see he uses a variety of pouches and dump bags. Keeps things neat and organized … easier to find.
Robinet plans a couple of additional videos showing his camp setup, and how he keeps warm throughout the night. This is just the gear video.
This is a simple video of friends camping for a couple of days in a Michigan forest. Essentially it was a winter camp meet-up in the Huron National Forest of several guys with YouTube channels.
There are no “this is how you this” or “how to do that”; they just do what has to be done for shelter, fire, and food.
So if you want watch winter skills and gear in action, including …
Well, it’s not a secret if you know where to find it. And I’m sure most of you do. But if finding dry fire-starting material during the cold and wet winter months is an issue for you, than check out Survival Lilly’s quick tip in the video.
If you’ve seen any of her advanced bow drill videos, you know dry tinder is needed for the ember to ignite. Of course, dry is important regardless of how you’re starting a fire.
Survival Lilly always uses twigs as the framework for her “birds nest” tinder holder. Twigs are easy to come by any time of year; it’s the fine, dry tinder that’s difficult to gather in winter (or in torrential downpours or in rain-soaked locations).
The Canadian Prepper wanted to see what it would be like to spend a night outdoors in below 30°C (-22°F) temperatures. He wanted to condition himself to the harsh realities of having to bug out into the deep woods in the thick of Canadian prairie winter.
And he went by himself.
He was testing Aeris (by fortress Gear) base layer clothing for a future video, so he wore no winter jacket. Tough test.
He drove as far as he could on a snowed-in road, hiked through thick brush with his monowalker ( a sled and rickshaw blend), and set up camp in raw woodlands.