Building a Bushcraft Shelter WITHOUT TOOLS and Sleeping in it

I head out into the woods with my dog Monty to build a shelter without using any tools and only using materials found on the ground. We finally start to hear the sounds of spring as we cook up delicious food over a campfire!

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Bushcraft Tools
Knife: Benchmade Bushcrafter 162 -
Saw: Agawa Canyon Boreal21 -
Axe: Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe -
Firesteel: Exotac Firerod -
Shovel: Poly Pro Tools Tuffy -

Sleep Gear
Sleeping Bag: Military Surplus Extreme Cold Bag -
Sleeping Pad: Thermarest NeoAir Trekker -
Winter Sleeping Pad: Thermarest NeoAir Xtherm -
Pillow: Nemo Fillo -
Sleeping Bag Liner: Sea to Summit Reactor Extreme -

Tent: Eureka Midori 3 -
Square Tarp: Aquaquest Guide Tarp -
Large Tarp: Kelty Noah’s Tarp -

Camp Comforts
Chair: Helinox One Chair -
Chair Ground Sheet: Helinox Ground Sheet -

Cooking Pan: Primus Campfire Frying Pan -
Great Grate: Coghlans Pack Grill -
Food Prep Knife: Opinel Filet Knife -
Eating Utensil: Light My Fire Titanium Spork -
Water Pot: MSR Alipine Stowaway Pot -
Coffee Filter: MSR Mugmate -
Stove: Trangia 28 -
Seasoning: Montreal Steak Seasoning -

Snowshoes: TUBBS Panoramic -
Boots: Muckmaster Muckboots -
Jacket: Carhartt Shoreline Jacket -
Bibs: Carhartt Shoreline Bibs -

Water Filtration
Water Filter: MSR AutoFlow Gravity Filter -

Watch: Casio Pro Trek -
Headlamp: Black Diamond Storm -
Camera: Nikon D5500 -
Camera Lens: 18-140mm Nikkor Lens -
Microphone: Rode GO Mic -

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Dry Bag: ...
Gear Sled: ...

Music by: Matthew Posa (Me you silly)

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  • Hey guys! Spring is *FINALLY HERE!* I got to build a shelter this year before the bugs hatched and it went pretty well! I have been itching to see the ground for a good month and I am currently scratching that itch as hard as I can. I am packing to head back into the woods to go on an overnighter in my canoe so I may not get to read and respond to all of your comments until tomorrow! Sorry about that! This will most likely be the last shelter build of the season until fall as the bugs will most likely be hatching this week and be out in full force! Let me know down in the comments what you thought about this shelter!

    Matthew PosaMatthew Posa2 жыл мурун
    • Matthew why don't you get one of those big Primus food thermoses and put the evenings leftovers in it for a warm breakfast?

      TheBibliofilusTheBibliofilusАй мурун
    • I’m late to the party☀️really enjoy your series! You have great commentary and sitcom-esq skills. I believe I heard you say you are in a band. I figured you have some sort of stage experience. Pixar/Disney voice overs? You’d be stellar!! Monte looks like a Hallmark card sitting by the fire...totally posing!

      Anita ColottoAnita Colotto2 ай мурун
    • Should’ve made a rake out of a couple 4 or 5 foot branches with a few off shoots at the ends.

      DJ RossDJ Ross3 ай мурун
    • Deer snort orrrrrrrr Sasquatch fart?! Nobody knows. Lol!

      Dion St. MichaelDion St. Michael6 ай мурун
    • @Randy Handy He should call ahead. Make a reservation.

      Dion St. MichaelDion St. Michael6 ай мурун
  • 👍👍👍👍

    worawansa chaiyawongworawansa chaiyawong23 саат мурун
  • PS if Monty could actually talk he'd probably sound like Morgan freeman

    DakotaDakota2 күн мурун
  • Videos 2 years old but I got a new 65inch tv and I wanted to see what a legend and his young stead looked like in XL lol

    DakotaDakota2 күн мурун
  • Hey matthew, uhmm one thing i have noticed about monty is that he/she ha not needed to go toilet and one question is has monty ever needed to go toilet

    XXXTentacion*-_-*Fan Rip XXXXTentacion*-_-*Fan Rip X6 күн мурун
    • Yes

      Matthew PosaMatthew PosaКүн мурун
  • Some dude is gonna find this and think it's proof of bigfoot lol

    -Umbra--Umbra-9 күн мурун
  • It will take only one match stick and few minutes to wipe your palace sit

    Lhap TsheringLhap Tshering24 күн мурун
  • The smashrooms scared the shit outta me

    Luke DeetsLuke Deets27 күн мурун
  • Monty is the construction supervisor

    Martin RasconMartin Rascon28 күн мурун
  • I really enjoy your videos. Very relaxing, funny, and inspirational. Love you and Monty 🥰

    LanieLanie28 күн мурун
  • Monty has “SPE” Sleeping Pad Entitlement! 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂😝😂😝😝🤣. You crack me up on every episode! 🥰

    Kathryn HelmKathryn HelmАй мурун
  • "Anywhooo..." Can you get any more Canadian?? 🤣❤🤩

    Ellen MarchEllen MarchАй мурун
  • Wow.. I wish I could make that kind of shelter someday. It looks fun.

    칼리시 Calisea칼리시 CaliseaАй мурун
  • Pigs don't sweat

    Caboi TommyCaboi TommyАй мурун
    • Well pig animals do sweat but very little, like on their nose. But the saying is from pig iron cooling and seeing the beads of water on them indicating they are safe to handle.

      Matthew PosaMatthew PosaАй мурун
  • Seriously, who wouldn’t love Monty?

    Abby NormalAbby NormalАй мурун
  • some tips- build only enough to contain what you need, and fill the void with extra leaf. Any extra space will need to be heat up by a fire, or bodies, in order to keep a survivor warm- otherwise too much chill seeps in. This could be mitigated if you can somehow get the outer walls extremely well insulted. Also- using a long stick with a kayaking paddle type of motion, you can scoop and gather HUGE piles of leaves. Doing it all by hand will have your hands and arms wrecked by the end of it! When surviving, fill the whole void of your cocoon with leaves, even your clothes if you have to, and point the entrance EAST for the sun to warm you as much as possible, and have your fire close to the entrance but don't catch your house on fire :)

    The Sun Token- World's First Solar Dome Pipe!The Sun Token- World's First Solar Dome Pipe!Ай мурун
  • Wow The dog is so gentle

    Abraham LiloAbraham LiloАй мурун
  • Love all the energy, building the tent up and still running around playing with your dog. I wish I had that energy level. :)

    Aaron HousemanAaron HousemanАй мурун
  • 52:00 haha poor Monty

    Pratha YonzonPratha YonzonАй мурун
    • 55:11 Oh my gosh! haahahha

      Pratha YonzonPratha YonzonАй мурун
  • so a big wind starts blowing lol

    the lighthousethe lighthouseАй мурун
  • ❤️🥰

    sioned williamssioned williamsАй мурун
  • You demean a creature who has surrendered his dignity for you. I am amazed dogs put up with our bullshit

    Dave WolfDave WolfАй мурун
  • I want to go to that Forest, I like the echo

    Mankar CamoranMankar CamoranАй мурун
  • Oh great, now somebody is going to see this and say, some Sasquatch and his dog made it.

    Cletus Spuckler Stable JeaniusCletus Spuckler Stable JeaniusАй мурун
  • If you can get a Chevy stuck that’s how you know it’s deep snow

    Matronly MaidsMatronly MaidsАй мурун
  • Hey! Matthew. This is James Mackey... I would love to see more bushcraft shelters like this... I know it is hard work but it is worth it... love to see your creative ideas 💡 in this... hard work makes the even meal you prepare tastes that much better...😉 thanks again for the videos... I have been subscribed for two years now...

    James Mackey City SkaterJames Mackey City Skater2 ай мурун
  • Get a bushcraft rake.a branch with 3or4 limbs and save your legs

    jamil Rashardjamil Rashard2 ай мурун
  • It’s hot it’s like 50 degrees 🤡 me being in 104 weather in az

    Nathan CunninghamNathan Cunningham2 ай мурун
  • Im so glad you do natural builds. Also. Keep this up. I usually always pack two tarps. And some rocks. I'm a flintknapper. But learned to keep my load light because of two bad legs lol Hence, my nickname Possum lol I'll be doing shelter videos soon when my other foot heals. Plus some primitive fun.

    Possum OutdoorsPossum Outdoors2 ай мурун
  • Best way to get monte to come 10:38 lol amazing fight dance

    Mike PMike P2 ай мурун
  • You are just gorgeous, I love your videos, kisses from England (:

    llory O'Donnellllory O'Donnell2 ай мурун
  • Owl's!?!?!?! OR!!!!!!! Bigfoot!?!?!? lol

    A AA A2 ай мурун
  • Nooo poor baby 51:31 😱

    D GD G2 ай мурун
  • Matt running with or against the Dog! hahaha :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))) your Krazy dude!!!! in a good way

  • 1:04:24 is my favorite part 😂I do the same thing with my dog ♥️ great video!

    Janaca PeevyJanaca Peevy2 ай мурун
  • Sleeping bag entitlement...

    #doyoumindifiplaythrough#doyoumindifiplaythrough3 ай мурун
  • Matthew I really enjoy your videos. You always seem so happy and up beat. You got it all. Personality plus. Your an enjoyment to watch. Debra and German shepherd Bella and rotty Samuel.

    Debra knottDebra knott3 ай мурун
  • I was kind of thinking it would have been hilarious if Monty would have snatched and ate the frog when you guys were close up. I have a dark sense of humor! Great vid as always.

    Brian G73Brian G733 ай мурун
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    Fatlong73Fatlong733 ай мурун
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    Joseph CallawayJoseph Callaway4 ай мурун
  • find a branch for a rake ?!

    KiLmAllKiLmAll4 ай мурун
    • No tools

      Matthew PosaMatthew Posa3 ай мурун
  • I would have to have a gun or something just in case of bears or something.

    Deandre ParhamDeandre Parham4 ай мурун
  • 51:55 This is so cute💘

    いくよ、マジでいくよ師匠いくよ、マジでいくよ師匠4 ай мурун
  • That was a Bigfoot near the end.

    Saqua2289Saqua22894 ай мурун
  • This needs to get into the algorithm. It's just the most wholesome content!

    StroopwafelStroopwafel4 ай мурун
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    Shawn MasseyShawn Massey4 ай мурун
  • Take what I say with a grain of salt, not too much salt nor too little but the right amount of salt 🤣✌️

    Stuart CruickshankStuart Cruickshank4 ай мурун
  • Dog: why my owner always speak alone ?

    jt komjt kom4 ай мурун
  • Was just about to type, maybe you should make a rake,then you said it

    David ThirkillDavid Thirkill4 ай мурун
  • في عرب

    حمزة العباديحمزة العبادي4 ай мурун
  • Stunning pile of 💩👍

    Cherie Blair🧙‍♀️Cherie Blair🧙‍♀️5 ай мурун
  • 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👑👑👑👑👑💝💝💝💝💝👑👑👑👑👑❤❤❤❤❤💚💚💚💚💚🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

    Lim Lie FungLim Lie Fung5 ай мурун
  • Its now time for brewski number twoski o yeah eh

    Michael AndrzejewskiMichael Andrzejewski5 ай мурун
  • You auta play some Jewish akilahava akilahava music when your kicking leaves around.that would be funny

    Michael AndrzejewskiMichael Andrzejewski5 ай мурун
  • Omg you’re so funny 😆

    Katie Gray OfficialKatie Gray Official5 ай мурун
  • Squatchie!

    Muddyh2o2 InitMuddyh2o2 Init5 ай мурун
  • 1:40:06 LOLLL

    Luis_lz5Luis_lz55 ай мурун
  • grate job

    Adam HarropAdam Harrop5 ай мурун
  • Can you go back to this place curious to see if it's still standing ?

    Gene RogersGene Rogers5 ай мурун
    • I dont think this one would be, maybe the sticks but not the leaves!

      Matthew PosaMatthew Posa5 ай мурун
  • Would like a shirt with cooking spatula and throwing stick

    Gene RogersGene Rogers5 ай мурун
  • I like smashrooms

    Gene RogersGene Rogers5 ай мурун
  • Did you hear the woodpecker

    Gene RogersGene Rogers5 ай мурун
  • Idk why but at 51:51 the dog looks like Igor drone the movie

    Andrew MaldonadoAndrew Maldonado5 ай мурун
    • From

      Andrew MaldonadoAndrew Maldonado5 ай мурун
  • There were rakes all around you!

    Crazy KansanCrazy Kansan5 ай мурун
  • Is this a cooking channel?

    Billdor the GreatBilldor the Great5 ай мурун
  • Bruh! The spices! That much cayenne would have me farting blood.

    Chris WalkerChris Walker5 ай мурун
  • love from india

    Naveen Nimesh VLOGSNaveen Nimesh VLOGS5 ай мурун
  • Monty is like are u part beaver dad because your always cutting wood and breaking it up And making piles with it and I only want one stick ?? 😂

    Loretta WhiteLoretta White5 ай мурун
  • Please keep making videos. We enjoy watching!

    Christina JenkinsChristina Jenkins5 ай мурун
  • 56:25 dat squatch probably. lol

    SoberbioNumeroUnoSoberbioNumeroUno5 ай мурун
  • Lucky it's autumn.. Or Fall in your language Or no building materials

    AndrewkafpAndrewkafp5 ай мурун
  • Next time use a branch as a broom then your legs won't be sore the next day.

    Bonnie UrsoBonnie Urso5 ай мурун
    • I wanted to use no tools!

      Matthew PosaMatthew Posa5 ай мурун
  • I live in a hilly area so all the jungle is so rough and slippy...I love your jungle I could stay the whole day enjoying my day ...Mizoram

    Linda pautuLinda pautu6 ай мурун
  • Your shelter looked very cosy. You have a lot of patience. LoL 😁 well done 👍. I love this chanel. I even watch all the adds .

    339soma339soma6 ай мурун
  • Sounds like an Ape !!

    kay johnsonkay johnson6 ай мурун
  • Anyone else come here looking for Monty in a pirate hat?

    Garbojax McBruceGarbojax McBruce6 ай мурун
  • Just love your videos dude!!! I’m trying to watch all of the olds ones as well as new!!!

    Chris WatsonChris Watson6 ай мурун
  • I carry a pair of tire grip tracks for taking my Xterra through deep soft snow. Time and energy savers.

    Laura WeissLaura Weiss6 ай мурун
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    H SH S6 ай мурун
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    Mike HawkMike Hawk6 ай мурун
  • The Toad was playing Possum probably thought you were a predator lol

    L.B. WalkerL.B. Walker6 ай мурун
  • Takes a bite, stops like he might say something profound aaaaaand proceeds to take another bite. Lol

    Dion St. MichaelDion St. Michael6 ай мурун
  • Winter camping...spring camping...fall camping...I think it’s safe to say, you like camping. Lol. Our changing seasons are what make Canada such a beautiful place to live in my opinion. Like you, I get so excited for the changes. Maybe that’s also why it’s an outdoor enthusiasts dream come true as well.

    Dion St. MichaelDion St. Michael6 ай мурун
  • I love black pepper. Smells so good. Mmm

    Dion St. MichaelDion St. Michael6 ай мурун
  • I find it comforting that Matt is such great company for Monty and cares enough even to talk to him.

    Dion St. MichaelDion St. Michael6 ай мурун
  • You dont have Chris Pratts body but your voice and face. You looked him

    Victor FloresVictor Flores6 ай мурун
  • I was more focused on the dog than the fort

    Guy PerfectGuy Perfect6 ай мурун
  • Matthew food is mmmmm Awesome

    Rene VandykRene Vandyk6 ай мурун
  • I put it on Facebook Matthew in hope it helps you and Monty

    Rene VandykRene Vandyk6 ай мурун
  • Wel Matthew when i seen this it toldly love this chanel i am whacking you're Chanel keep it up Matthew and Monty thums up

    Rene VandykRene Vandyk6 ай мурун
  • Well Matthews

    Rene VandykRene Vandyk6 ай мурун
  • Wel Matthews

    Rene VandykRene Vandyk6 ай мурун
  • Matthew thats a Awesome bush craft love it

    Rene VandykRene Vandyk6 ай мурун
  • I know Matthew its Monty fault got stuck

    Rene VandykRene Vandyk6 ай мурун
  • Do you mind me asking? Do you bury your edible compost or sprinkle it out for foraging animals when you leave? Anyone else? I’m kinda new to hardcore camping.

    Heart MindHeart Mind6 ай мурун
    • It really depends on where. Usually I pack out most I can but if it's something I dont feel is harmful I will either bury it or burn it. You dont really want to leave it out cause you dont want to attract animals for other people. The best bet is to pack everything out. The only times I bury or burn is if it is an extended trip and I cannot carry excessive food smells with me.

      Matthew PosaMatthew Posa6 ай мурун
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    Mr MossMr Moss6 ай мурун
  • Monty says there is a big foot close by and he wants to go home now!

    Jody BundrantJody Bundrant6 ай мурун
  • Monty looks just like my old collie sadie, she died of old age of16 , 18 yrs ago, I still think of her often and miss her so much! I've had a few dogs since her but there's no dog that could ever replace her!

    Jody BundrantJody Bundrant6 ай мурун
  • Mathew you crack me up. I am a middle age woman living in AZ but grew up in WI, MN & CO. Have you tried cooking chicken over the fire in one of those grates you push together and hold over? It is delicious.

    Kelli JochKelli Joch6 ай мурун
    • I dont think so!

      Matthew PosaMatthew Posa6 ай мурун
  • Thanks for these videos. i always learn something new and you never know when you might need this information.

    linda kinglinda king6 ай мурун