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ICE FALL-THROUGH: Extreme Survival without Dry Clothes

ICE FALL-THROUGH: Extreme Survival without Dry Clothes

In this survival scenario: Deep into backcountry… Freezing temperatures At least 20 kilometers away from civilization with just a few hours of daylight left. Two day hikers cross a beaver dam when disaster strikes… Submerged into freezing cold water your phone and electronics will die Threatened by hypothermia You better have the basic skills and minimal equipment to make it out yourself… Alive! Got a shovel, got some snow Smooth gefixt ouwe! Take care about nature;) Then the day finally came The winning giveaway challenge We have been looking forward to it, yes… No, it’s nice… Turned out to be a perfect day for it It’s a beautiful day for it It was cold tough: minus 15 last night and it’s about -5, -3, something like that at the moment Tonight it’s gonna be minus 10 celcius So… hikers crossing beaver Dam: things go bad… you only have two items each. What are your two items? Yeah, which are the items: First of all, Emergency space blanket. It’s durable one, like a tarp. You can use it like a tarp has to reflect inside. Right And a firesteel Right, very good. My two items are a kukri So that’s a large cutting tool which is nice. And the other one is in my pocket. I have a piece of fatwood and I simulate you know… having gathered that along the trail, somewhere earlier on the day It’s very wise for outdoors-men to bring a little with them Especially when you don’t know where you are Okay, and we have packs Yes, if you see us with packs: its camera gear and we have some emergency pack, with dry clothes Which shouldn’t be used Only when things get bad, because this is quite serious stuff… Yes, I think we’re ready! Whoo! The injuries man… Ahh, we have injuries. Oh… the worst part… To make things even worse the simulation is: you fall in, you get injured So there is four different types of injuries I have them here: four of them And we both gonna pick… The legs and the arms, left to right okay Is that your ritual? We’ll find out… I’m grabbing one… And then you put it back and I pick again Left arm that is lucky man you are right-handed. He is a lucky guy Okay Hope I’m lucky too Left arm. So that one is out Right leg!! Oooh noo… I can’t walk My right leg… Did we tell that actually… Tomorrow we have to walk back to civilization Yes with this injury yes, that’s going to be a fun walk and it’s a couple hours Yeah, about 4 hours Yeah So, nice one dude, haha Okay, let’s go… Let’s go into the ice Okay, come on the ice, come on the ice Haha I thought I go through immediately Dude, I’m sorry that I’m laughing What the **** man This is stupid… You can stand on it This is sick! Okay, we’re gonna jump, yeah? yeah! We will go any second now… Man oh man oh man Okay ready? Three, two one… Hahahaha…!! Okay again… It’s not fun, it’s not fun. Haha Whaaaaaaaa…! I want to go out dude We will be fine I’m cold man, it’s gonna get colder… I’m chill man Let’s go Yeah? I tried doing the I self rescue technique here Flipper with the legs… where you flipper up your legs first breaking the ice behind you until your body is horizontal to then gently slide forward onto the ice distributing your weigt However the ice was thick enough here so this technique was not really possible
and necessary in these circumstances Ah, snap… whooooooo….! I bring this oh my arm… ****, I can’t use my arm and the leg… We’re here… other side of the thing fallen tree shelter Okay let’s stay here You see any resources? A lot of birches yeah birchbark Okay, give me the fatwood You have only one arm and the kukri Okay take off my boots You have the fatwood? Are we okay here? for a basic shelter Yes You have the fatwood? here… Put the clothes off… I have only one hand man Ah, that’s is one way to clean your boots… You’re going completely out? It”s soaken man It takes too much time man putting all this clothes off. I have one hand now. What do you want me to do? You have only one leg… you’re running around Yeah, I have to go to the camera I don’t understand this trousers man… Dude! pull om my jacket please mind my arm Oh, sorry… haha. Ah… Okay Making a fire base here Jackpot Birch twigs Where we making the fire? here? Yeah, there where I opened the ground When you fingers are numb these small tasks.. extremely difficult I’m losing the fatwood man… Where? Near my pack, I seen it Near your pack?… Dude, your leg man… It’s not going well man. I’m doing nothing. And the kukri? where’s the kukri? Dude, I gave your **** Ah, I put it up here… **** Ah, my fingers… Okay Be quick now This freakinn sheath man what? ooh, that one… Okay, I making a fire base more birch Okay, I’m gonna split it you know water doesn’t soak into the fatwood because it has so much resin I need a little baton… here little twigs more Okay dude… How are you getting on? You’re doing well? Mmmh… Where’s the firesteel? The firesteel is in my pocket of my jacket I need a better base to work on It’s not there man… In the top pocket top pocket here, dude… Put this safe somewhere in your hat or something Yeah, … In my hat, in my hat… yes Okay, I go for more **** … Cool the birch bark is great Okay, I think we’re good man. We are good, but have we got bigger twigs yeah here… okay bigger twigs Okay, base… I take the birch bark nice and fine put my hand gloves out, because they are wet Dude You need to start scraping You go on this side Are we ready? Yeah, ya okay gentle, gentle, gentle… Yes Nice! Oh, I love that smell that fatwood smell We could have done without the Fatwood, I think… Yeah What about this? Throw it all on there All on there save the fatwood It’s really the fatwood burning now but you see… the other twigs are very wet so would have been very hard without the fatwood And making feathersticks would have taken too much time, here… Look at that… We got it, man. We got it! Black smoke Your leg heh… Yes! yes, I shouldn’t stay on it Okay more firewood man. Big, big guys what about this? you brought this? Yeah Cool Dude It’s okay? Yeah Okay, can I take the kukri with me? Yeah maybe you should wring out some clothes. Yeah, I should… This fire is going This is a nice drying rack This is pretty dry already man Don’t burn your stuff… maybe wait for the fire to get bigger first yeah and … can you make a point on this? It’s warmer with this on man… Yeah, put it back on Shouldn’t have putted that out Nice man, nice! What can I do man? Yeah wring out clothes man… And don’t sit on the fire, cause I need to put more stuff on it. It’s okay like this I think it’s better to keep this on. It dries very quickly I’m starting to get pretty warm again I get more Dude… yeah Come on. Give that here I can do that… you should get more branches. I handle this one… here? No, i need it Pick up some warmth man That is nice Ooh, on top of your boots Can we try and… Oh, you have only one arm Dude, I’m just gonna mind myself for a minut. I haven’t sat by this fire yet. Yeah, you should come here We need something to not stay in the snow your tarp My tarp, yes Why are we not using our tarp? Put it a bit as a reflector from this side Dude, your buff is burning your buff This is why you need a big fire… to dry things not a small one Hang it up on that one It’s already freezing man You wanna stay here? for a little bit I’m going to We’re doing great Ah yeah Completely frozen … pants, haha That’s mad I think it dries quicker when you have it on Okay, let’s not waste time… We both sit by the fire, get comfy… it will go out… Ah, now you are in business Nice! Is there room for my pants to? Yes Only your things… It’s your pants… Well, not really in business, are we? Dude you’re burning them Can you put something for support there? You are on that side, so… It’s not cool man I asked you if you can put… Yeah of course I can, but sure I have other things to do like Completely frozen… it sure is cold… Ah, ****** it I think we found the better place Thicker logs… exactly what we need Ah, we are in business dude we are Okay, more firewood nice one I make it in smaller pieces There you go… for me? yeah why you throw it all the way there? otherwise it’s gonna mess up with my clothes Look after my self now for a minute Yeah, you should go here okay Where is your underpants? it’s hanging way to far off should be the closest There is no ***** room tough, is there? Yeah, but then room should be made, come on here… No man, cause you gonna ***** burn it, like… here… Come on man, easy No, I’m pissed off… for what? because I’m getting all the ***** wood and you have all your stuff nicely laid out and you’re chilling here and my **** is just left… you know what I mean? No It’s not cool, man I take care about your stuff as much as I do about mine I don’t feel it, but thanks anyway Can I put my pants there? yeah I think we should stay at this location man Uhm, well no, but like here, just in here… it’s really tightly packed with… conifer trees and that will really… you know where do you want to make a fire? Oh yeah, that’s true. Well then maybe we should stay here he? We should stay here and make the shelter right here Yeah, right under there Cool You did a great job with the firewood. Thank you, man! Yeah, no problem It was easy Well, it was just walking up and down haha The feed are the coldest man Yeah I’m gonna go and make a bench of some sort Might be out of battery… Lots of holes in it really? yeah use it as a blanket Whoo! Gonna open this up for our shelter under here… move the fire a little more in front later on Julius making the shelter Cutting branches and… getting things done This one should have been… Priority number one yes Alright little update… Yeah, I think we do pretty well, I’m starting to warm up, I’m completely stable at the moment And you too right? yeah, I’m getting chillier now because the sun is settling It’s getting colder… Yeah, so we really should make some haste now with putting the shelter up Making a shelter yeah Think we should first start with bedding and then put the tarp behind it, move the fire in front and a lot of firewood for the night yeah Yep Okay man, I’m ready to build! The beaver already done half the job Nice one Dry firewood and a lot of it awesome man, awesome! Well, we’re gonna need it Could night coming up… Meanwhile at the fireplace: things are still drying bed is being made Things are looking… better But my feed are cold! Yeah The steam coming off the stuff Oh dude… your hoodie, man You putting it way too close, dude… It wasn’t close now it’s too close when the fire is getting bigger Yeah, but it needs to be big man This is burned… socks are burned… this is all burned… Well, my pants are burnt too My hoodie man… That is ***** up… my hoodie Your pinewood, is it? yes Yeah be careful with the drying your clothes… That’s why a big fire dries things, a small fire burns things… when it’s a small fire you have to get things really close to it for it to dry when it’s really big it can be drying from a distance When your equipment and burns away… it breaks your heart. It’s dry atleast… Well yeah, but sure… Okay, more firewood Okay, some basic bedding floor raised a little bit of the ground, nothing fancy, but… should be effective to keep us from the cold ground Fill that up with some pine branches… This is the other side of the beaver pond … pretty cool! Our camp will just be behind those conifer trees More firewood over here … They chewed through that one that’s massive I only have one hand I can use… really… I say it’s nearly the most difficult so far of the challenge Would you not turn your clothes dude? Yeah nice, new burn holes…. How’s your shelter coming along? Well… The bedding is alright My feet are getting cold. it’s not nice… cold the whole time… already… Ah, this one hand business… ***** Little feet break… Well… it’s starting to get dark… Soon it gets dark and cold, man. Yes but what’s going on here? But we got a pile of firewood That is great, isn’t it? How are we doing, Julius? Hooo…! How are we doing…? Well… we are stable only the feet are… getting stressed out with the cold cause… the boots are still soaking wet of course It’s getting colder too, though. you know you feel that, don’t ya? yeah, yeah Maybe the hard part is still to come… I did say so now, yeah… Check out part 2 coming up next week: with a cold rough night and finding our way back to civilization Would be great to hear from you folks in the comments also check out the other videos of this winter trip with head-to-head bushcraft battles, making shelters and stuff, igloo building and a lot more bushcraft and survival fun Stay tuned, subscribe See you on the next one…!

100 thoughts on “ICE FALL-THROUGH: Extreme Survival without Dry Clothes”

  1. Check out part 2 here: in which we survive through the night and try making our way back to civilization. As always great to hear your opinion in the comments!:) :). Thanks a lot for watching, take care and enjoy the outdoors! Cheers, Julius & Dylan

  2. How can you sit back and relax while ur mate is working…. wtf dude do something, is normal that he got mad i would 2….

  3. Next time you need to fake a foot injury. Tape a small pebble inside of your shoe. It's irritating enough to remind you not to step but won't hurt "to bad".

  4. Great video guys! Really love to see theory putted in realistic situations. You cheated with your leg a bit πŸ™‚ but next time determent how badly damage is. I will guess now that your leg was not so badly damaged. πŸ™‚ But we can see that your leg put you down for walking a lot around and this is ok. Also, Stressful situations taking from the man hi`s inter nature, so it is normal to say something you think even if you can hurt someone feelings. This is totally normal. Also, you help us to see that in realistic situations, as much as you experienced, you can make a mess around. πŸ™‚ So, more realistic exercises and practice leading to cleaner problem solving. Thank you for this experiment! πŸ™‚

  5. 1 hand man:You have one leg and you're running around, thats funny haha
    looks like spielberg its in panic mode because nuts wet and the one man guy doing so much work =)))

  6. Oh my god they are smothering the fire just let the other sticks burn before placing more on. But otherwise good video πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  7. No one took their injuries seriously. Next time maybe tie up in slings or splints. Or perhaps kick each other in the balls. Lolz! Great video guys!

  8. A man fell through the ice while night fishing here last week. He was so cold and confused that he wound up naked and broke into a summer cabin on the side of the lake. Neighbors called the cops, who found him unconscious.

  9. This video isn't available on your video list. I had to go to your playlist to find it. Its probably why it doesnt have more views. Watching on an android phone

  10. Really impressive challenge guys. Enjoyed the vid. Here's a little advice on fire starting, for what it's worth. Seemed like it took a very long time to get a decent fire. Skip ahead to 8:24 for the info that will help you.

  11. I think that ground pine would of been very nice for Ground inslolation In the early stages after you got fire a lot of things could of been better but I totally get you both were freezing and That you can’t think rationally when cold like that so well done

  12. for a good vidΓ©o like this u have to get wet ur entiere body, not just legs…. the dangerous part is when u have ur chest freezing….. because ur body try to save ur vital organs….. just legs freezing have no sense to show at the poeple how to survive when ur freezing…

  13. the russian guy cheated the whole time, right after falling in the water you should have tied your leg in a spoke… because you used it the whole time, like its normal… you are suppose to have injury…. good job irish man

  14. Julius, I deeply respect your attitude. I hope I cam maintain politeness and civility in situations such as these. Dillan (I think that's your name?) great job catching yourself in your bad mood and mitigating it. You guys have a wonderful style of teamwork.

  15. It's easy to see how tempers flare and poor decisions are made when you're in such severe discomfort. So many of these 'survival' videos never explore what it's like when the going gets really tough. Great video.

  16. I just found your channel, I subscribed as soon as I watched your debri video which is where I hit the link for this crazy video, you guys are so cute, crazy but cute. ? What are your names / I hope I never need these survival skills but thanks for the video just Incase. Stay safe and stay warm πŸ”₯! Keep the great video’s coming

  17. Where is this place and what country are you from please? Several times I was afraid you would burn up your clothes lol I should wait to write until the end, this is a great video, very captivating and I couldn’t help but feel cold at times even though I’m in my cozy cabin

  18. I''d jump inside of my SOL 2 person Emergency Bivvy bag ($20, 1/4 lb, mylar) then it wont matter if I have my wet clothes still on. I'd get rid of the clothing, get inside of the 2-layer (absorbent on one side, water proof on the other) painter's drop cloth bag 3×8 ft, $10 for twice that much of it, from Wally's. 1 lb bag. Then get the mylar around me again. I installed full length and end zippers, so that I can wear the bags as a poncho. Ditto the bugnet bags. I'd move to where I could start a fire, or use the UCO candle lantern (beewax ONLY) to warm me in the seated/reclining position, as I dried out one piece of clothing at a time. Get dressed again, move to where I can have a fire, dry out the backpack and all the other gear.

  19. good video im not trying to be a dick and i understand when your freezing shit sucks. but the guy getting the wood is actually pretending he has no arm and getting shit done. the other guy with no leg has been using it the entire time and honestly and making horrible decisions. hypothermia or not. not being a dick just calling it how i see it. thank you for the video and im glad both of you are ok and survived.

  20. Am i the only one who is hearing german words sometimes in this video? For example 5:14 he says " aba schnell" wich means "now quickly"
    or at 8:01 " ah scheisse" – " oh shit".

  21. Thanks for telling me about this bro so glad to be watching this gonna tell everyone on my socials bout this πŸ’―πŸ™πŸ½

  22. Action packed Peewee!
    Even if help is only 5 mins away it's pretty gutsy!.. frost bite in these conditions can set in FAST if the fire fails and you keep trying to light one and you run out of energy!

  23. If it was – 10 or lower and not snowing, one thing I did whit my gore-tex uniform was to just let I freeze and then knock the ice of. It will not dry it completely but it will be dry enuff to wear and protect me from the wind.

  24. Julias is such a tough SOB !!!The way he dealt with the pain was just amazing….i mean most of the times you could hardly even notice that he was injured at all πŸ˜‰

  25. I've never had to do it – but instructions are to immediately roll around in the snow when you get out. It somehow pulls a lot of the moisture out of your clothes… "they" say. πŸ˜‰

  26. Poor Dylan is running around in wet skivvies while dude is nice and toasty drying out all of his own shit. Hilarious
    Great team work.
    I love your videos guys u r both amazing

  27. 9:30 minutes in. All I can think of is Julius….you are cheating dude. Maybe you could have tied a splint to stop your knee from bending and limit your movement. I get it, your adrenaline was pumping. (I know this is an older video, still regular comments help keep it being seen. Love your channels πŸ™‚

  28. This video showed why being vegan dosnt work his limited body fat made him go in to shock and was completely useless at first. Vs the other guy who lasted a lil longer

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