EXTREME COLD WINTER CAMPING

EXTREME COLD WINTER CAMPING


Hello everyone, this is Billy Rioux. Today, I’m in the biggest lake around Montreal Which is called “Lac des Deux Montagnes”. It’s beautiful! But it’s cold! It’s about minus 20 (Celsius) With the windchill is about minus 25 My goal will be to get all the way to the middle of the lake and spend the night there. There is several little island like this on this lake. This is one of them. I’m gonna stop here, gathering some woods and I’m gonna make a fire in the middle… To warm myself tonight. There is one thing I’ve learned in winter camping. Is do not sweat! That’s why I open my jacket and make sure the sweat goes out. I’ve been hiking now for an hour There is at least 2 hours and a half of sunlight. before it gets too dark. So I’ve got to hurry up. Ok, I’m right now in the middle. The wind is coming from the east. So I don’t want my door facing east. This is from climbing equipment. Ice screw. And this is a good anchor for my tarp. Make a knot and tight it just here. So this is one and I’m gonna do the same thing with each corner. It’s important is to keep a very low ceiling to keep the heat. I’m gonna put snow all around so it will be windproof. Because the wind is a killer here. Just perfect! I feel inside the heat coming out my body. There is at least 8 feet long (to stretch yourself). It took me about a hour to do it. Very easy to do. I can’t wait to spend the night here. I’m gonna make a small fire to warm up a bit myself, do some cooking and mostly just watch the beautiful sunset. I just got some ice, I’m gonna make some water, boil it and I will had some moose meat and vegetables. That will be a good stew for tonight. There is not a lot of heat coming inside, because the fire is very small, but still, it’s peace for the soul. Hey everyone, it’s cold! The worst when you do winter camping is to wake up, get up and dress yourself and get out. This is no easy thing… Ok, one step at the time! I’m on the lake, waking up!, 7 o’clock, beautiful morning. It was cold, I slept and woke up, my feet cold very cold, but I spent the night! I had a good time, I’m happy now. I’m ready for a coffee! That was Billy Rioux, spending the night on the lake. Thanks for watching, see you next time.

61 thoughts on “EXTREME COLD WINTER CAMPING

  1. Bonjour Billy

    Je viens de Montréal. Je veux savoir si on a le droit de faire du camping sur le lac de deux montagnes pendons l'hiver? Si c'est légal je serais intéresse cette hiver. Pardons pour mon écriture. Anglais c'est ma première langue.

    – Michael

  2. c'Est fou a quel point il y a une grande proportion de Québecois dans les vidéos de bushcraft/camping sauvage

  3. BILLY, LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE HAVING TOO MUCH FUN …… I JUST DID A NIGHT OUT (JANUARY 16,2016) IT WAS -16 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT AND IT WAS A BLAST SO I FEEL YOU ON THE AMOUNT OF EXHILARATION THAT CAN BE FELT WHEN STAYING OUT IN COLD COLD WEATHER I ENJOYED YOUR VIDEO HAVE A GREAT ONE AND KEEP IT COLD….. YET BE ABLE TO WARM IT UP IF NEED BE………………………..

  4. SOUNDS LIKE YOU NEED AN EXTREME COLD WEATHER SLEEP SYSTEM WILL RUN YOU ABOUT $250-$400 U.S DOLLARS BUT YOU DO NOT NEED A TENT YOU CAN SLEEP IN THE DRIFT OF SNOW IF YOU CHOSE TO COME S WITH A 15 DEGREE BAG AND -30 BAG AS WELL AS A BIVOUAC THAT IS MADE OF GOR-TEX SO IT IS WATERPROOF AND COMES WITH A COMPRESSION BAG THIS SYSTEM IS AWESOME I HAVE ONE AND GIVE A BIG FAT THUMBS UP 10/10

  5. Billy you should have brought along two bricks and heated them in the fire and then wrapped them in cloth then put them in your sleeping bag extra warmth!

  6. Ack.. i am glad you survived. Looks way to cold to be out there sleeping. Glad you made it safe. Thanks for sharing your awesome video. I enjoyed it, as usual.

  7. Why would you put yourself through this?
    To sleep in a thin tent at -30,on the snow in the middle of nowhere?… WHY??????

  8. sorry man but i don't believe you, do you have sleep in this place whit -25 whitout sleeping bag, without a tent without a mat and with that jacket…..ahahahaha

  9. This most excellent channel happily monopolizes my YouTube time- thank you sir!
    But I've been scouring your content awaiting the arrival of the rich, musical, multipurpose, and eternally québécois "tabernak!" lol thanks again!

  10. Billy Rioux ! Extrêmement très bien fait mon potte. Juste une petite question…WITH BALLS THAT BIG, HOW THE FUCK DO YOU WALK ???!!!…Seb in Montreal…LOL…

  11. The worst isn't when you wake up in the morning, it's when you wake up at night and have to pee!! Lol
    Lake of two mountains? Just a half hour from me. I could never sleep on ice, ever since I went through while ice fishing.

  12. I give you a lot of credit for doing that. Was that some sort of challenge for you or were you trying to recreate some adventure? Last night I tried camping in my backyard on the patio. I was layered up pretty good, so I was nice and warm, but I wasn't expecting this. I live on a busy street and the vehicles going buy were quite noisy at night. The city also decided to do leaf collection. All I kept hearing was beep, beep, beep, as there vehicles would back up again and again. I heard them throughout the whole neighborhood. It was driving me crazy. I never realilzed how noisy it was at night in the city. At night, the sound seems to travel so much farther. Finally at 2 am in the morning I had enough. I had to get some sleep so I could work the next day. I went in the house and went to bed. Anyway, I was just testing my gear for a hopeful winter overnight trip.

  13. Too funny. You look excited but yet nearly frozen to death , a great night in a winter shelter indeed.

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