Viking bushcraft trip – snow, tipi, pine tea, wilderness, reindeer skins, cooking meat etc.

Day 2 on a trip. I finish building the tipi, enjoy the beauty of last nights snowfall and do primitive cooking. Open the full video description for more information.

This is part 2. Here can you see all videos from the camp


Date: 17-10-2019

Day: 0°C (32°F)
Night: -4°C (24.8°F)

Location: Sapmi – the land of the Sami people in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. Clean and remote classic northern wilderness. Fresh water rivers. Pine, spruce and birch forrest. Mountains, bears, wolves, eagles, reindeers etc. No wildlife is giving campers problems. I can’t give you any information about my location, only that I am somewhere in Sapmi. You need to be the owner or get the owners permission if you want to do the same in Sapmi.

Consuming: Water and pine tea. Meat (cow).


A few questions:

1. Is reindeer skins warm enough?
Yes – absolutely. It is some of the best. Native people in some of the coldest areas of the world, such as Inuit and Sami, used reindeer fur for the warmest winter gear – coats, boots and sleeping bag etc.

2. Is the water safe?
Yes – Sapmi is clean and remote nature.

7. Why add wood on the outside on the tipi?
It help prevent the moss from falling down. In this case am I only planing on using the shelter doing winter and soon will all the moss freeze together and a lot more snow will come and add a lot of weight… Because of that can I get way with only two poles, one on each side of the door opening.

8. Is the shoes waterproof?
Yes – or just the same as all leather shoes. Keeps a lot of water out – but only if they are well made and you take care of the leather. It is some of the most comfortable shoes I have tried to use on trips like this.


Website including gear list and all other basic information


Video gear: Canon EOS RP, Canon 50 1.8, Røde videomicpro+, Zoom h2n, iMovie.