Bushcraft Camp Update 16 - Thermal Shelter Upgrade (Survival)

  • Published on Sep 11, 2018
  • In this Bushcraft Camp Update episode, we focus on improving the thermal convection of the super shelter. The large lean to shelter needed improving due to the fact that the size of it meant that the thermal properties were not very good. So I adapted a technique used by Canadian Wilderness Survival & Bushcraft instructor Mors Kochanski, which is a simple modification of his famous supershelter. You don't need many tools to build this part of the super shelter. Using just a clear plastic sheet, a log and a few nails, we created a screen down the front of the shelter which traps heat from the fire, similar to the greenhouse effect. This heat then radiates around the shelter to keep you warm in the winter months. It's a great upgrade to the bushcraft camp and I am looking forward to seeing how it performs during the colder months. In the original super shelter, Mors uses a mylar reflective blanket to radiate the heat around the shelter. Perhaps I might add this in the future to the wilderness shelter.
    The camp is really coming along now that I have spent more time here. With the addition of the new adjustable wood roof, it has made it much easier to control lighting conditions and keep the rain out of the bush camp. The hunting tower and ladder are still holding up well, although I wish I burnt the ends of the logs going into the ground similar to the ancient Shou Sugi Ban method to help preserve them for longer. The secondary lean-to shelter with moss roof is getting a little run down and needs some work. I would also like to move the log store away from the camp. I'm still not happy with the fire pit but this can be changed quickly enough. Thanks for joining us on this adventure and be sure to subscribe if you enjoyed it and let us know your thoughts on the theory time question that we talked about. - Mike
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Comments • 754

  • Joey Bullock
    Joey Bullock 11 days ago

    I swear that since ive watched youtube that i can build about every type of shelter known

  • F M
    F M 14 days ago

    I also think it is more important to worry about healing the damage we have caused to our planet than wondering if life could exist on others. Some people seem to be thinking "Hey it's ok. We can just move to Mars" rather than focusing on what we need to do here.

  • F M
    F M 14 days ago

    I'd say it is because religion is based on trying to explain the unexplainable. There is nothing more mysterious than the sky to a people who lived without our modern science. It also stands to reason that people who rely on nature would see how the sky impacts what happens on earth so it is natural that people would create stories, superstitions, worship and make offerings so the sun god continues to ride his chariot across the sky or whatever.

  • Keith Riter
    Keith Riter 20 days ago

    We are not alone.outspace is huge we ant the only ones.

  • Michael Kish
    Michael Kish 21 day ago

    I think the government knows that we are destroying the earth, so they aren't telling us what's going on. Our governments know something. That makes a lot of sense. Please let me know what you think. I love your video's. God bless

  • Keith Riter
    Keith Riter Month ago

    New sub been watching show for min . well I do enjoy the theories too so keep them up.snd the Bushcraft.

  • Emil Larsson
    Emil Larsson Month ago

    Oh man, I can sooo much relate to the way you question our existence and being. Trust me, at EVERY single camp night, especially on a very starry night, all of those different theories and questions are brought up. And trust me when I say that every thinkable answer or theory are brought up to discussion. Funny thing is that nobody ever think or talk down on anyone for letting their mind speak, it's more on the other hand. It lets people think different and try to cope with another mindset than you're used to. It is so interesting and fun to talk about these things because nobody in the world has the right answers anyway so what the hell? Any answer might be just as good or bad as any.

  • Handy Manly
    Handy Manly Month ago

    Like the canopy but sod the silly plastic clear tarp at the front of the shelter. Like the way you said ‘it’s not real bush craft for using clout nails,’whilst you’re using a silly plastic clear tarp 😂

  • Abu Talib
    Abu Talib Month ago

    You can watch 'Bright Insight' on RU-clip for similar theories

  • Jarvis Games
    Jarvis Games Month ago

    What if adam and eve were sent from mars because we destroyed that planet and they sent them to continue the human race

  • Michael Reardon
    Michael Reardon 2 months ago

    There is absolutely no evidence of any life ever existing on any other planet in our solar system. As far as overpopulation goes, I have never seen another human in any of your videos.... I'm just saying..

  • Haasenpad
    Haasenpad 2 months ago +1

    ah "it's humanity" again bullshit; never take into account the multinationals, the banks and the military industrial complex! no, no, no,.... it is US!!!! you better keep your campfire talk about your next extension to your camp!

    • Haasenpad
      Haasenpad 2 months ago

      @N811e stop making excuses for the gangster banks, the dirty multinationals and the corrupt politicians!

    • N811e
      N811e 2 months ago

      @Haasenpad you know the difference between humanity is at fault and you are at fault, do you? 🤔

    • Haasenpad
      Haasenpad 2 months ago

      @N811e aaaaaaahhhhh, again! sure! it is you and me who run the banks....

    • N811e
      N811e 2 months ago

      Just a question to you: who runs the Banks and the military industrial komplex? Is it maybe run by humans?

  • Bj
    Bj 2 months ago

    theory time is a very lost but imperative part of every family, especially between father and son. thank you for the inspiration.

  • Aren Jay
    Aren Jay 3 months ago

    Your theory is not how it is.

  • col
    col 3 months ago

    Humans are currently producing 2 billion tonnes of dry waste ( garbage) per year!!! Love your dads fishing show on you tube!

  • Jay McCulloch
    Jay McCulloch 4 months ago

    Very interesting theories. The pyramids and the Egyptians gods and Roman/Greek gods always interested me. The relics they left, the stories told about them and the stories of the skies and the afterlife and superpowers etc. It’s all curious. I’ve always claimed that humans are the aliens lol; Came here on a big space rock and proceeded to evolve to a technologically advanced stage, that has penultimately ruined earth :/

  • Incurable Romanticist
    Incurable Romanticist 4 months ago

    I used to have theory time with my father. It started back in the early Fifties, when I was eight years old, and ended fifty years later when he passed.
    I was lucky, because he was prospecting in the Mojave when I was six, and knew what I thought was everything about Geology and minerals. He polished gems, collected geodes, knew all about Uranium, which was a big deal back then, and had a collection of rocks that looked magically amazing under a black light.
    Out in hi desert camps he discovered the stars. He took up Astronomy and built a big telescope. He took me to the Griffith Observatory and I learned about the wonders of the visible and the invisible universe.
    We had our theory time mostly on the boat he sailed to Catalina Island. We talked when we sailed and when the stars came out. No matter what I asked in theory time, my father knew the answer.

  • Taylor_Papai
    Taylor_Papai 4 months ago

    My stepdad, mom and I sit outside Atleast once every week and talk about conspiracy theories and such. I enjoy it.

  • huntingfishinman 2103
    huntingfishinman 2103 5 months ago

    Ok Christians look up to pray to GOD and most religions such as Christianity for example do not look up we look down to humble ourselves in front of GOD. No there is no extra terrestrials in outer space just planets

  • Grey wolf Forging.
    Grey wolf Forging. 5 months ago

    Most religions belive in some kind of “heaven” that is up in the sky

  • Bill Schipper
    Bill Schipper 5 months ago

    I noticed that you filled the tea pot with a canteen . Why didn't you bring it along and fill it same time you filled the canteen.

  • steve k
    steve k 5 months ago

    someone started civilization, we don't know exactly who but they had to come from above.
    People are still looking up and praying up.We pray to those who showed us how to live............. I guess
    Another great vid

  • DuhThunderFox :GT
    DuhThunderFox :GT 6 months ago

    Does the guy from Canada have a RU-clip channel as well?

  • Frederick Gaittens
    Frederick Gaittens 6 months ago

    You are so lucky to be out there working with your dad and enjoying time together, now as for the campfire theory time, your dad is not to far off, he must be a Ancient Aliens Fan... Keep up the great work guys....

  • gentelbenn62
    gentelbenn62 6 months ago +1

    :) You will need historical info that has be deleted from the old book of Enoch. (along with other's in the bible) I am not a bible thumper, but came upon those bits of info, in a search for other things. Be careful of what you ask for! If you delete my reply, I fully understand, but it's your channel & your call. Yes there is U Tubes also.

  • Jesse Goldstein
    Jesse Goldstein 6 months ago

    We ourselves, humans.. did not habituate a place , like mars.. the gravity isn’t our ideal. Even if an atmosphere was there once I do not think our physiology suggests we were. Perhaps something else lived there though. Plants? Microbes.. odd creatures? Intelligent life?

  • Afuk Yang
    Afuk Yang 7 months ago

    I'm new here, i did love your content even in this episode. I just looking in corner of your shelter or someplace, that still have some hole. Can u closed any hole in corner of the shelter? I think that could be warmer inside shelter, if u closed some hole in corner with standing stick from inside or outside.
    I still confused bout the theory why we live on earth. Just doing job to get paid, buy food, clothes, house, car. Its almost i do it every day in this 8years, btw i'm 28y.o to bro, but i live in Indonesia. Nice to know yours channel. Keep it up!

  • Shawn Petruzziello
    Shawn Petruzziello 7 months ago

    The reason why religious people look to the sky when they pray is because they believe that the entity they are worshiping comes from the heavens above.

    TPHVICTIMS 7 months ago

    I wanna get higher. ✨🌈✨

    TPHVICTIMS 7 months ago

    I’ve seen some of your videos. Pretty good.
    You are very lucky to have access to private property. I live in New Jersey, that wouldn’t last a week before someone moved into it, really.
    Then the police come and I’m not sure that option ever worked out favorably.
    I do have enough equipment to last awhile. However I’m not in decent shape for a 65 year old.
    My tackle will FORCE me to get outside, I’ve got some sweet Abu and Quantum gear ceramic bearings on everything, Tons of plastics and I laid in a helping of plugs. I’ve looked at AKIOUS reels, not bad. Pimp my reel.

  • bmtractor
    bmtractor 8 months ago

    One word Guys ( Heaven)

  • Mr Hyde
    Mr Hyde 8 months ago

    Not sure if you'll get around to reading this. But it's in regards to your dad theory. I call myself an alienist. What I believe is that all the gods ever worshipped were aliens. That they came to our solar system and first stripped Mars. Then they came to earth and gave it an evolutionary nudge to develop humans. Now when they came to earth they each claimed their little section of the planet. The Egyptian, Norse, Greek, Aztec, Myans etc. Each used and helped develop humans for their own needs or desires. Now I believe the Christian God had a larger fleet but just wanted to run a small experiment with 2 humans. He wanted to create a paradise and give them everything they needed to see how they would do without having to do anything. But the other humans that were close kept influencing them and telling them about other gods. So the Christian God got furious, and because he was more powerful than all the others. He ran them off. He then proclaimed himself the one true God. Performed a few "miracles" through advanced technology. Like artificially inseminating a virgin with his seed. And hung around until his son was killed. Then he said screw this, these people are just "parasites" and left with his son. Now this is just a very condensed version of my belief. Just to way in on what you 2 were talking about. But it was a fun theory to listen in on. Love your videos. Thanks for sharing l.

  • vidiotzak
    vidiotzak 8 months ago

    Dad, how does every religion on the planet teach essentially the same set of moral and spiritual lessons and if you look close enough enough they all have references to the sky, or up off this planet/plane as our salvation...;p

  • Varde1234
    Varde1234 8 months ago

    Interesting talk guys, love the mod. No humans probably existed like that amongst our solar system, maybe bacteria on mars at one point.

  • Akashic Records
    Akashic Records 8 months ago

    Your wrong about your theories!.Earth was seeded by the Pleadians 250,000 years ago.Yes SOULS did come from Maldek then Mars then we came too Earth but earth already had humanoids on earth,and there was other humanoid species on earth two had left earth millions of years ago.I can explain many things am a researcher into many topics I,ve been doing this for over 40 years now.All kinds of topics UFOs,MALDEK Mars Lost history,Atlantis,EDGER CAYCE,AKASHIC RECORDS,GOD,NDE,ect thanks guys good wor´k ya doing peace!.

  • Matthew Rundell
    Matthew Rundell 8 months ago

    Love your videos. Not a lot of talking which I’m good with, I’ve been learning so much through just watching. I’ve been interested in Busch craft for some time and your videos are giving me some good ideas and plans (I’m taking notes) for when I’m can start my own camp. Keep up the good work and fantastic videos.

  • Larry Kaufman
    Larry Kaufman 8 months ago

    Continue to enjoy watching you both..GOD'S continued blessings on your whole family!

  • PopeOfDope(Chris)
    PopeOfDope(Chris) 8 months ago

    Your father is not a crack pot! He is right about mars...but not so much all the other planets. Saturn use to be a second sun...hence the extreme amounts of gas! Some planets to large, gravity extremes and such.

  • PopeOfDope(Chris)
    PopeOfDope(Chris) 8 months ago

    In late December 1980, there was a series of reported sightings of unexplained lights near Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, England, which have become linked with claims of UFO landings. The events occurred just outside RAF Woodbridge, which was used at the time by the United States Air Force. USAF personnel, including deputy base commander Lieutenant Colonel Charles I. Halt, claimed to see things they described as a UFO sighting. Pkease, please, PLEASE, I beg of you, look up the Rendlesham forest incident here on youtube!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When will they tell us the truth! They say they have not cracked the code but they have. Even the American CIA admits UFO's exist! Just look at their website and all the declassified documents. Now with consumer technology getting better and better it's only a matter of time before we see the domes on the moon...which can already clearly be seen in NASA photo's!

  • The Rambunctious Reincarnation Of The Bear Guy

    about you're theory of humanoids causing a runaway greenhouse effect on other planets. That actually happened with Venus but just on its own. but you're theory really goes hand to hand with Venuses situation

  • Lloyd Turner
    Lloyd Turner 9 months ago


  • James Laura Bell
    James Laura Bell 9 months ago

    I read that they believe mars was inhabited. They have found glass that has only been found due to nuclear explosion. How would that type of glass be on mars. Its thought the ppl there had a nuclear war ending life on that planet.

  • MStyleOne
    MStyleOne 10 months ago +1

    The humans are not parasites in my mind, the one's who lead the humans are...The problem is we have never been taught better. I said the same in the past about humans and even that they dont deserve to live. I realised that we also have been taught to think negative about our own species, especialy by the media...Religions often tell us that the earth and everything in it was created for us and used to think that was a very arogant, parasitic way of thinking. But maybe they were right, maybe it was created for us after all, but in a way like your children are also yours, and its your responsibility to take care for them because you are the adult, the bigger, smarter and better person. We are one of the smartest species on the planet and if we use our brains, love and compasion in a good way everything will be alright...Like i said, the schools and media need to put their focus on learning the humans to take care for the earth. We learn very early and very fast its very normal to have a wife, kids, a job, a house, a car...We learn how we need to eat, drink and look. Basicly your whole life is dictated and its all good, it's "normal"...We should learn to coexist and it has to be as normal as getting your drivers license. (after all what matters more?) When we are born we are pure, it all depends on the poisen we have been fed.

  • pete johnson
    pete johnson 10 months ago

    I'm with you Graham, you are a thinker, your ideas have more sense than a lot of so called experts, have, 👍✅

  • Brother John
    Brother John 10 months ago +1

    The earth is flat dont trust NASA trust GOD

  • Judith Meyer
    Judith Meyer 10 months ago

    Whoa there, Kimosabe!! Ive not burnt leaves for 40 years and have recycled for a long time. You guys are great 👍!!

  • Gary
    Gary 10 months ago

    If we came from Mars and we did destroy it then whats to say we won't go back and do it again.

  • Daryl Moo Young
    Daryl Moo Young 10 months ago

    You guys are awesome keep up the great content love it greetings from Canada and merry Christmas and happy new year to you and your families wishing you all a successful and prosperous new year for 2019 :-).

  • aicha kermal
    aicha kermal 11 months ago

    They have certainly disbelieved who say that Allah is Christ, the son of Mary. Say, "Then who could prevent Allah at all if He had intended to destroy Christ, the son of Mary, or his mother or everyone on the earth?" And to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them. He creates what He wills, and Allah is over all things competent.

  • Susan Esguerra
    Susan Esguerra 11 months ago

    Nice combination,partner ,father and son,,,mirudakede tanoshi kibun,,,,so much fun watching your videos,your Dad was so interesting. ,omoshiroi hito, gambatte kudasai,,,

  • bbbndggd
    bbbndggd 11 months ago

    Its nice that you have the plastic on the back and front of your shelter, but aren't the sides wide open?

  • lesley r
    lesley r 11 months ago

    this theorie wow :) love the video

  • Army Dog
    Army Dog 11 months ago

    interesting theory

  • Wendy Sealy
    Wendy Sealy 11 months ago

    Hello guys. I am a 63 yr old woman and totally enjoy this series. In fact i stayed up all night long never went to bed until the following day. I was born and raised in the Caribbean and relate to the many ways in which you operate outdoors. I live in the United States now, but the woodfire and the taste of outdoor cuisine cannot escape my mind. My dad was a carpenter and so was my husband. I would spend long hours watching them and helping when i can. You took me back to all that. At times there were laughter because you guys might have said something funny like your reasoning on the extinction of life on other planets due to mankinds negligence. I love how you kept improving the structure with dad's help. I love the various bush craft tools and how you explained they purpose. I also watch that cute cabin that was made from pallet wood. I loved it when your dad caught that rainbow trout and cooked it. That was so cool. I so love the aroma and taste of fresh fish. Thank you both for these wonderful and educational videos. You mentioned a quick meal your mom had made with the eggs seasoning and bread crumbs. I noticed that you did not waste the tiniest morsel of that. Iknow it was good. I am going to try that. awesome .

  • Free Spirit Walter

    Im totally on your father theory... I've been for years..and i tell you more, we are the most advance in the galaxy we are the Alien.

  • pavel karel
    pavel karel Year ago

    Plastic shit

  • donnie moss
    donnie moss Year ago

    maybe we messed up the other planets so royally that they had to put adam and eve into an escape pod and sent it to earth

  • Ludvig Söderberg

    Hjälper det där

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomas Year ago

    Your channel is so good, it remind's me of when I was at school in the 60's, aged about 7 and I learn't the skills you show.

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomas Year ago

    I love the crunch of polethene, you know it will break down into small pieces, eventually............