All Videos

Here is a collection of all the video content in various categories I’ve released for your browsing enjoyment.

How to Make Backpacking Pot Cozies

This is how I make pot cozies for my cooking system in the backcountry. Pot cozies are a real game changer because they save you fuel, reduce the risk of burning your food and just make cooking easier. For example, if you have something like rice that you need to bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes you would simply bring it to a boil and then remove it from the heat and put it in the pot cozy for twice the amount of time you would simmer for. So in this case, you let it sit in the cozy for 20 minutes and it comes out perfectly.

They’re also great for just keeping things warm. When I make pancakes I’ll cook one up and then add it to the cozy without the pot in it. By the time I’m done three or four pancakes they’re all still wonderfully warm in the cozy, just waiting for syrup!

They’re also really light to boot! Check ’em out…

A Solo Backpacker’s Kitchen / Mess Kit

This is my kitchen setup for when I go on solo backcountry trips. It includes my pot and pan, soap, handkerchief and other items I cover in the video. I’ve also put in a little review of the Sea To Summit X-Bowl and X-Cup.

By the way, I just want to be clear that any reviews I do are my personal tastes and preferences. I just like to mention those responsible for making the gear I like. I have no affiliations with any companies that would sway my opinion.

Solo Canoe Trip with my Dog

This is a solo trip I did with my dog Maddy (aka The Goose) in Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario Canada. We did a there-and-back trip starting at Wendigo Lake and moving South to Clam Shell Lake.

The weather was better than I could have hoped for with lakes of glass for almost the whole trip.
It was a nice relaxing trip and a great way to end the season.

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All-In-One Travel Strop Knife Sharpening System

This is a travel strop system I’ve come up with so I can keep my knife perfectly sharp while I’m on the trail. It’s small, lightweight and can really bring an old dull knife back to life. I like it so much that it’s not just my travel strop anymore, but my full time sharpening system. It’s just nice to have everything you need right there in your hand.

Making Shepards Pie in the Backcountry

This is a favourite meal of mine when I go canoeing. It really fills you up and it doesn’t feel like you’re missing out on anything because you’re in the woods, it has that home-cooked taste and feel.

Super Quick and Easy Siberian Hitch knot

This is a demonstration and description of the very useful Siberian Hitch knot. I’d have to say this is the knot I tie the most. Mainly because I use it to put up my tarp. It can be tied around trees very quickly and can even be tied with mitts on, making it great for cold weather.

Starting a Fire with a Ferro rod (aka flintstick or Firesteel)

This is the process I go through when starting a fire with my firesteel and birch bark.
In the areas I travel birch is generally easy to come by and it makes for great tinder. There are other things you can use such as mashed up dry grass, fluffed up cedar bark, etc… but when I can find it I always grab the birch. Though please be kind and don’t take it from living trees. If you find a standing birch you should be able to find enough bark on the ground to serve your purpose.