Join my WIFE of nearly 20-years, and I on a WINTER survival challenge in the NORTH of CANADA as we struggle to stay WARM and FED! We FISH for food with just a few basic fishing tools and bust through thick ice with an axe to get the food below.


Eating Bone Marrow:
Eating Muskrat:
Hare and Grouse:
Massive Catfish:
Black Bear:
Eating Beaver:
Eating Porcupine:
Black Squirrel:

Primitive challenge with a few simple basic tools.

I bring along a snowshoe hare that I snared using simple metal wire.

I’ll show you how to catch a fish using just a tree branch!

I’ll teach you to cook a fish over a fire without a frying pan!

Can we stay warm and comfortable? Can we catch enough food to keep our energy levels up using just line and a hook?

We use a saw and basic tools to make a bushcrafter shelter in the a Northern Canadian forest using materials around us like conifer bows and cedar.

I attempt a friction fire using primitive technology – a cedar spindle, hearth board, and some birch bark and cedar shavings for a tinder bundle. Can I get a fire lite in tough winter conditions?

Can you eat snow? Find out! Will I be able to keep my wife warm and avoid frost bite?

How do you catch a fish with just line and a tree?

My bushcraft knife is by Grohmann knives!

Gear and Products & Sponsors Used

Grohmann Knives:

Trout & Bird:


Woodobo Spice [Good on Fish, Bird & Muskrat – So far!]

2 table spoons salt
1 table spoon paprika
2 teaspoons pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon chilli powder (optional – I don’t add this)