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My Log Cabin Camp's Surroundings | The Secret of the Fifth Forest Lake

May 29, 2021
Hello friends! I'm Max and in this video I'm going to tell you about my trip to five

forest

lake

s surrounding my log

cabin

camp

that I established in this extreme rocky terrain of Karelia in 2015 by building a log

cabin

and working on the dam of my pond. they are exciting activities, but my sore arms and back needed a short rest, so I decided to explore the nearby

forest

lake

s, fishing and swimming there. In recent years, I have gained a lot of experience building bushcraft kayaks. The keyword here is bushcraft. meaning i could kayak as needed while traveling on foot using available materials and minimal supplies brought in my backpack once done i load my backpack onto the kayak and continue my journey by water this is what i did in 2018 but with a little update, let's start from the beginning, although you may have seen my kayak built from spruce branches and stretch film in 2017, which was suitable AS IS for traveling on Lake Ladoga, the largest lake in Europe, if be careful, it's not.
my log cabin camp s surroundings the secret of the fifth forest lake
It's easy to tear the plastic skin of kayaks in a deep body of water; however, when traveling from one forest lake to another, it's nearly impossible not to pierce the kayak's skin with a branch as you kayak through the dense foliage and extreme rocky terrain you've got. It's been a while since I wanted to explore the five nearby Forest Lakes in more detail, however it's virtually impossible to do so on foot. The way to explore these lakes is by water to prepare myself for such exploration. I reinforced my stretch film kayak with polyether resin and red cloth in 2017, while the stretch film does a great job of waterproofing the kayak, the added polymer cover protects it from tears. it took about 3 kilograms (7 pounds) of resin and 50 grams (2 ounces) of fabric the reinforced deck doubled the weight of the original kayak but its strength was significantly improved Fortified bushcraft kayak served me well I use it for traveling and fishing a lot without experiencing a single incident of water leakage even though the new shell is pretty strong I didn't want to risk leaving the kayak on shore over the winter as it could get wet or get crushed by snow or large animals that's why the kayak it was suspended under the protection of this century old pine tree if you ever try to climb a large fir tree you know it's a lot harder to climb than say a pine tree the numerous dry lower branches are bad obstacles that you have to break with your head and shoulders as you climb up its stumps that actively catch on you and whatever you are trying to lift cannot be trusted.
my log cabin camp s surroundings the secret of the fifth forest lake

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Such branches cannot be relied on for support and can break at any time. It is important to use at least three limbs for support at all times while climbing. I described the tree climbing technique in more detail in one of my old videos called "How to get a great Christmas tree without cutting one down" while lowering the kaya. k I realized I wasn't careful enough and damaged its composite shell in a couple of places, which means I need to reinforce it further, so I put a piece of fiberglass and 3 kilograms (7 pounds) of resin polyether and added another 5 kilograms (11 lbs) to the boat my kayak is no longer ultralight but it is now much stronger and I can start my journey through the extreme terrain knowing that it will not be damaged beyond repair I could easily fit all the supplies in my homemade kayak packframe you probably saw it in my other videos by the way you don't see my video equipment mounted on the packframe as it's in use at the moment but even a cumbersome tripod will easily fit on it I'll have to pick it up again when I'm done shooting this footage for you , you probably noticed that it is now easier to navigate and moor, since I am not worried about crashing the skin of the kayak against the rock on the shore, the polymer cover reliably protects the foot l of the stretch film my only complaint is you can't look at the bottom of the lake through the bottom of the kayak anymore time is the most valuable resource as you can see the sun is already high when i start my trip the second lake it is connected to the former by a creek, however most of the creek is not navigable I had to make my way on foot through dense brush along the creek bank as soon as the creek became navigable halfway through .
my log cabin camp s surroundings the secret of the fifth forest lake
I got back into the kayak to paddle my way through the dense foliage by paddling the kayak this time the second lake is noticeably clearer and has steep rocky cliffs on its north east and north west side while its south shore is flat this is probably the reason why which the water in the lake gets very hot it is a picturesque lake but hard to get to the third lake was not easy to get to as it is located on the other side of a high rocky hill from the second to make matters worse a heavy storm brought down numerous trees a few years ago, downed trees are scattered inland along the marshy banks and even underwater present the greatest Lenge challenge to an explorer of this beautiful but extreme rocky and marshy terrain, they say a smart fellow would walk around of the mountain instead of climbing it, however, this old wisdom does not work in Karelia, since the rocky hills have fewer fallen trees and dense brush. as you can see from above there are numerous downed trees scattered around that are just rotting and infecting other trees with diseases and pests this is a type of wood i used to build my log cabin once i saw the spatter probably an attack from a hunting pike I cast my bait on the spot several times, the

fifth

cast got me a small pike the perfect size for a person.
my log cabin camp s surroundings the secret of the fifth forest lake
I'll cook it in my dirt oven when I get back to

camp

because I didn't want to take it with me. I buried him. under a thick layer of moss which is a natural fridge with a temperature of +5 Celsius (40 Fahrenheit) set 24 hours a day while I was setting up my video equipment a sudden gust of wind sent my kayak sailing luckily I noticed the embarrassing behavior r from my "red runaway" he immediately ran to the shore with a tripod and even filmed the process of stopping the kayak for you while towing it. I found out that my body is not advanced enough to get on it in deep water there should be some kind of improvement, maybe a diet would help...))) I refreshed myself while swimming in the lake, which gave me a new burst of energy to cross another cliff to the fourth lake once i got there i decided to cook i settled in a picturesque place where i found many animal tracks while in the open air and especially after a vigorous bath i got hungry, so it's time to prepare a quick meal.
I made instant noodle soup and drank Ivan-tea. it is a traditional russian herbal tea made from fireweed and fermented at home using my own vacuum method. Ivan tea not only has an amazing aroma and taste, but also has many medicinal properties. Ivan tea is loaded with minerals, tannins, carotenoids and vitamin C. in russia it is also lime led a warrior tea as it provides stamina and energy talking about its time to go I decided to explore and take the kayak to the

fifth

lake using two different routes I wanted to climb the rocky cliff to have a better view of the

surroundings

but dragging my kayak there would be irrational, there is a better way to water in this case, also I wanted to find the best hiking trail to the last lake as I plan to keep this kayak there permanently and hike there directly from my log cabin campsite the 5th lake is the largest and furthest from my campsite so keeping my tactical fleet there makes sense and of course while boating in Kayaking through the forest lakes, I did a few casts on each one to see which one has the best pike spoon fish I just caught. some pike and perch, but that doesn't mean there aren't other fish.
I found small crabs in the fourth lake, so I'm thinking of setting up a small scale crawfish farm there in the future once I get to the fifth lake. on foot i started reading and to go back to the room for water to pick up my kayak that's why i brought this little inflatable packraft with me you probably noticed a bulky package attached to my packframe all the time yes it was this sputnik packraft this packraft is ultralight as its terminal plastic polyurethane skin is quite thin, however I found this packraft to be quite reliable, at least it held up well while splashing against rocks during my Baikal river rapids rafting last year, the only shortcoming of this packraft that I noticed is its poor tracking ability for a boat to go in a straight line, but for covering shorter distances on forest lakes it's not a problem once I inflate the packraft knowing that I have a reliable means to get back to the previous lake by water i started looking for a hide for my bushcraft kayak i will not reveal the place in this video for privacy reasons but i will show my campfire culinary feast I had at the end of this beautiful summer day.
I need a green twig, a potato and some slices of salami. I usually use this simple DIY slicer, but since I'm shooting a video it will make sense to show a less tech way to spiralize a potato once the twig is inserted. to prevent the blade from cutting the potato in two halves creating a long strip every time I prepare this primitive dish I think of a Möbius strip the topological phenomenon that produces a half twisted strip with two serfaces but only one side you can't cut a Möbius cut in two halves across as I think about this mathematical phenomenon.
I inherently spread the spiral onto the skewered sliced ​​salami and made slits in the slices to start adding them to the potato spiral. I usually fill all the holes in the potato spiral with sausage bits. For best results, okay, we're done with the cutting process and it's time to build a campfire and boil water to make tea. My homemade flat bowler not only boils water quickly just by placing on the side of a campfire, but it also fits better in the backpack once the campfire is established we can place a coiled potato skewered on two rocks and turn it periodically to make sure it stays on. grills evenly if you use my vertical grill method shown in the video above, you don't have to rotate the skewer, but it takes much longer to prepare today.
I didn't have time for that, as I started cooking dinner shortly before sunset. Note: I did not add any spices or salt to the potato spiral as it will get the seasoning out of the sausage and while grilling on the fire salami it will add some fat to the potato spiral further enhancing its flavor in combination with the smoke from the campfire. moss dish now it's time to taste the final product. I realize that even fried nuts and bolts would look tasty if eaten in such a beautiful place while sitting by a campfire under the sunset.
However, I will insist that this primitive artisanal dish is very tasty. I think the best way to complement this meal would be to serve freshly brewed Ivan tea with some dessert. I spent the night sleeping by the campfire but before I went to sleep I climbed the highest pine tree on the cliff for some phone reception and texting that I was fine with my loved ones the northern sunset is particularly beautiful in the summer but it's time to go back to my temporary camp since coming down from this tall tree and cliff in the dark is not much fun the next morning, after an energizing swim in the lake and a simple breakfast, I towed my kayak to his new hiding place at the last lake and hung him under a big pine tree.
After that, I started my way back to the log cabin campsite. on foot, the way back was shorter and easier because I used the previously explored trail instead of looking for a path between steep cliffs, swamps and dense bushes, plus I only had to carry a floating device and it's a paddle now, by Of course I picked up my previ pike which I left in the makeshift mossy fridge at the third lake pike will be today's main dish once I got back to the log cabin camp I built a fire in my earthen oven and boiled water for the tea this is a Polish recipe known as pike cooked in pot while the oven is heating I descaled and sliced ​​the pike then started the artisan cooking magic I added salt and pepper to the slices and placed them in the bottom of the pot and then I put sliced ​​onions on top of the pike and finally we're ready to add a Bushcraft

secret

ingredient and the

secret

ingredient is a good old mayonnaise as you can see my oven of earth survived two winters without problems.
I placed a pot on some cold rocks to prevent the pike slices from overcooking this is all there is to cooking a Polish pike because a traditional pot doesn't have handles. I made a grabber. They work very well together. I can't help but admire the simple wisdom of our ancestors while the pike was cooking its magnificent aroma wafted through the camp preventing me from thinkinganything but a gluttonous indulgence finally the main course of the day is cooked and I have prepared a little feast on the porch of my log cabin it's a simple cookout but add a few simple touches and you get a delicious and memorable dinner after two days of exploring I feel completely refreshed and ready to work on my log cabin and other bushcraft projects for example I am going to make this razor horse but this is a story for another video this is Max Egorov from Saint Petersburg, Russia, if you liked this video, maybe you could share it with your friends, let good people see good videos P.S.
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