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It actually made a lot of torque. Far more than the pine tar made actually in the first batch guess that a couple years and three years ago I think that's thick a little bit thicker than I wanted, but that probably means very little turpentine and more resin.

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I could add a colder cooler fire anyway, that's. I think I'll. Do is thin that down maybe with some pine tar or a thinner batch of birch tar, [ Music, ], [ Music, ] [, Music, ], [, Music, ], [, Music, ], [, Music, ] [, Music ].

Well, I think I'll finish cutting this stuff up off-camera and get it all hung and tarped over, so that the smoke continues to flavor and dry out. This bear meat. So the reason I'm doing this is that the temperature's, going up to 10 degrees or 8 degrees Celsius tomorrow, and it stays warm all week below freezing at night, but the daytime temperatures are getting up above zero now, so That's, going to do a couple things.

One is that the SAP is gonna start running tomorrow. Lately here - and I know it has by all reports and other places so the here and at lower elevations, then the other thing is, though, my sort of outdoor freezer.

I didn't finish, as you saw in the fall. All I did was dig a sort of a shallow hole. Put the garbage can't steal, garbage, can or been sort of in that little hole filled all the frozen meat into that and then after leaving it out to freeze and then just covered it in the straw bales.

Well, that worked pretty good, but we didn't get a really cold winter, so there was times at the top layer was starting to thaw out, so we would eat that first. But now I'm, just a little bit nervous that temperatures stay up in all this rest of the bear meat spoils.

So what I'm doing is turning it into jerky, so I'm, cutting it into thin strips. I'm smoking. It salting it smoking at drying. It out completely problem with bear meat is that it has to be cooked to a high temperature in order to kill trichinosis larvae that can be in the meat.

So what well? What we & #? 39 ll do with it is it'll crumble? It just put it into other dishes, like beans or soups and stuff like that and can rehydrate it, but point being that it has to be cooked thoroughly still, even though it's.

Dehydrated, so old can, like I said you don't eat it like jerky. Also I'll. Make sure that I cooked it every time before I eat it, so that bursts are ended up turning up pretty well, I was surprised when I saw all this smoke coming out of the tin, all the black smoke that was in the fire.

I thought for sure all of the birch bark, including the oils, were burning and that none of that oil was gonna render out into the can below. So when I pulled that off the fire, usually you would leave the fire and let it cool completely.

So it's safe and that you don't, introduce oxygen to the bottom. Can because that can ignite. But I thought it was not working, so I pulled it all off looked in the can and actually had far more oil than I've ever gotten out of a batch of pine tar.

So he's. Happy about that. I'm, going to use that for all kinds of different things it's got medicinal property, so I'll. Put it on this little tiny scratch that everybody was commenting on in the last video I don't know he add to your question what it was.

It probably just touched it off the bark or something with nothing, just a surface scratch, but anyway I'll, put that on there and it'll act as an antiseptic. I can make soap out of it. I can use it to condition leather.

I can use it as a glue. It's. Actually that's. Getting quite thickens actually would make a very good glue and it can use it for what I plan on mostly using it. For actually is bug repellent. I've heard mixed reports about it.

I think it'll work. Fine for me. You'll, see if my wife, if it works for her and whether she'll, even want that smell on her, but now Mike Ranta. If you know Mike, he's. A Canadian canoe paddler who lives up in Killarney and he's paddled across Canada, a couple times over the last few years and so obviously canoeing across Canada.

All summer long are all season long. He ends up encountering a lot of bugs a lot of biting insects and he's is that I think it exclusively is the only bug repellent and it's got a cool birch bark hat as well.

Actually, if you haven't met Mike, he's living up in Killarney right now, you might want to go visit him. He's, actually building the largest canoe paddle in the world. I went and saw him in the fall when we were up exploring and hiking the area, so we stopped in and saw Mike and and saw the paddle that he was working on.

It was really cool. So hopefully he'll finish that soon and I can go and show you a final footage of that. But anyway I thought that he's, a pretty good indication indicator of how well that works. This perch birch tart or virtue oil for as bugger pellets so like I said that's.

The main reason I'm using it or or making it. So I'm gonna make a couple more batches, hopefully get a full gallon of it. Anyway. I'm gonna shut the video down, like I said so, I can get the rest of this.

Bear meat, cooked or dried out. It's, going to take probably two days, got warm weather and sunshine tomorrow and win so that's. Really gonna help dry it out quicker, and then I'll, get it stored into my glass mason jars.

Until until I'm ready to use it, it's that time of year, where I have to start getting fresh stuff, fresh food, so probably start counting on fish a little bit more and a little bit of small game. That's, still open she wanted to in back tomorrow it I might even go canoeing talking to somebody about meeting up on a nearby river and going for a short canoe trip.

I could have few hour paddle just for something a little bit different starting to get the edge spring is coming, and I'm. Just wasn't a hard winter, but I'm just done with I'm ready to do some different things so excited about that.

So, thanks for your patience and thanks for watching this video and I look forward to seeing up the cabin next time, take care. [ Music, ] ( upbeat instrumental music, ) (, hatchet thudding ) ( ice rattling, ) ( bark rustling, ) (, hatchet thudding, ) ( bark rustling, ) (, hatchet thudding, ), ( bark rustling, ), (, snow crunching, ), (, fire crackling, ), (, wood rattling, ), (, Snow crunching ) ( fire crackling, ), (, snow crunching, ), ( bark rustling, ), ( metal, bucket rattling ), ( bark rustling, ), ( metal bucket rattling ), (, bark rustling, ), (, metal, creaking and rattling ) ( snow crunching, ), ( metal can rattling ) ( Parcels rustling ) (, snow crunching, ), ( metal rattling and scraping ) ( fire crackling, ) ( metal rattling ) ( fire crackling, ) ( metal, scraping ) ( fire crackling ) ( bowls clanging ), ( salt rustling, ) ( paper, rustling, ), ( knife scraping ) ( wind whistling ) ( bowl rattling ) ( knife, scraping ) ( paper, rustling ), (, bowl rattling, ) ( metal rattling and scraping ) ( fire crackling, ) ( metal, rattling, ), (, snow crunching, ), ( metal, scraping and rattling ) ( paper, rustling, ) (, Wind whistling ) ( bowls rattling ) ( water, splashing, ), ( metal, rattling, ), (, snow crunching, ), ( metal, rattling, ) ( fire crackling, ), ( metal, rattling, ) (, wind whistling ) (, snow crunching ) That actually made a lot of tar.

. Far more than the pine tar made actually in the first batch., Like I said a couple years three years ago, I think. It's thick a little bit thicker than I wanted, but that probably means very little turpentine and more resin.

Wow yeah. That's, a lot. That was actually a not a fail, that's. Good. Still need a tighter lid on that or a different pail with a tighter lid. So it doesn't catch fire and it burns a little bit. Slower.

Could have had a colder cooler fire too. Anyway, that's. .... I think what I'll. Do is thin that down maybe with some pine tar. Or a thinner batch of birch tar. ( wind, whistling ) ( metal, scraping ) ( fire crackling, ) (, snow crunching, ), ( metal, rattling, ), (, snow crunching, ), ( steam, hissing, ), (, snow crunching, ), ( wind whistling ) ( snow crunching, ) (, twigs rattling, ) (, snow crunching, ), ( metal, rattling, ) ( wind, whistling ) ( knife scraping ) ( bowl rattling ) ( knife scraping ) ( wind whistling ) ( metal, clattering, ), (, snow, crunching ).

You want me to throw that Come here, you. Very good., ( snow, crunching ). Well, I think I'll finish cutting this stuff up off camera and get it all hung and tarped over, so that that smoke continues to flavor and dry out.

This bear meat., So the reason I'm doing this is that the temperature's, going up to 10 degrees or eight degrees Celsius, tomorrow., And it stays warm all week. Below freezing at night, but the daytime temperatures are getting up above Zero now.

, So that's, going to do a couple. Things. One is that the sap is gonna start running tomorrow. Likely here - and I know it has by all reports in other places south of here and at lower elevations., Then the other thing is, though, my sort of outdoor freezer.

I didn't finish it, as you saw in the fall.. All I did was dig a sort of a shallow hole, put the garbage, can steel garbage can or bin sort of in that little hole filled all the frozen meat into that and then after leaving it out to freeze and then just covered it in straw, bales.

? Well, that worked pretty good, but we didn't get a really cold winter, so there was times that the top layer was starting to thaw out. So we'd, eat that first.. But now I'm, just a little bit nervous that temperatures stay up and all this the rest of the bear meat spoils.

. So what I'm doing is turning it into jerky.. So I'm, cutting it into thin strips. I'm smoking. It salting it smoking it drying it out. Completely. Problem with bear meat is that it has to be cooked to a high temperature in order to kill trichinosis the little larvae that can be in the meat.

. So what I'll do with it is I'll crumble. It just put it into other dishes, like beans or soups and stuff like that., And can rehydrate it, but point being that it has to be cooked thoroughly still, even though it's dehydrated.

. So, like I said you don't eat it like a jerky, so I'll. Make sure that I cook it every time before I eat it., So that birch tar ended up turning out pretty well., I was surprised. When I saw all this smoke coming out of the tin, all the black smoke that was in the fire.

I thought for sure. All of the birch bark, including the oils, were burning and that none of that oil was going to render out into that can below.. So when I pulled that off the fire, usually you would leave the fire and let it cool completely.

So it's safe. In that you don't introduce oxygen to the bottom. Can because that can ignite., But I thought it was not working, so I pulled it all off looked in the can and actually had far more oil than I've ever gotten out of a batch of a pine tar.

. So I was happy about that.. I'm, going to use that for all kinds of different things. It's got medicinal properties, so I'll. Put it on this little tiny scratch that everybody was commenting on in the last video.

I don't know to answer your question, what it was., I probably just touched it off the bark or something.. It was nothing just a surface scratch., But anyway I'll, put that on there and it'll act as an antiseptic.

. I can make soap out of it. I can use it to condition leather. I can use it as a glue. It's, actually, that's, getting quite thick and is actually going to make a very good glue., And I can use it for what I plan on mostly using it for actually is bug.

Repellent. I've, heard mixed reports about it.. I think it'll work, fine for me.! I'll, see if my wife, if it works for her and whether she'll, even want that smell on her., But Mike Ranta. You know Mike he's, a Canadian canoe paddler who lives up in Killarney.

And he's paddled across Canada, a couple of times over the last few years. And so obviously canoeing across Canada all summer long or all season long. He ends up encountering a lot of bugs a lot of biting insects.

And he uses it. I think exclusively as the only bug repellent. And he's got a cool birch bark hat as well actually.. If you haven't met Mike, he's, living up in Killarney, right now.. You might want to go visit him.

. He's, actually building the largest canoe paddle in the world.. I went and saw him in the fall when we were up exploring and hiking in the area., So we stopped in and saw Mike and saw the paddle. He was working on.

. It was really cool.. So hopefully he'll finish that soon and I can go and show you final footage of that.. But anyway I thought that he's, a pretty good indication indicator of how well that works. This birch tar or birch oil for a as a bug repellent.

So like I said that's. The main reason I'm using it or making it.. So I'm gonna make a couple more batches, hopefully get a full gallon of it.. Anyway, I'm gonna shut the video down, like I said so, I can get the rest of this.

Bear meat, cooked or dried out.. It's, going to take probably two days.. We've, got warm weather and sunshine tomorrow and wind, so that's. Really gonna help dry it out quicker., And then I'll, get it stored in some of my glass Mason jars.

Until I'm ready to use it., It's that time of year, where I have to start getting fresh stuff fresh food. So I'll, probably start counting on fish a little bit more and a little bit of small game that's still open.

, So you wan na tune back in tomorrow.. I might even go canoeing.. I'm talking to somebody about meeting up on a nearby river and going for a short canoe trip like a few hour paddle just for something a little bit different.

Starting to get the itch. Spring is coming, and I'm. Just wasn't a hard winter, but I'm just done with it. I'm ready to do some different things., So excited about that.. So, thanks for your patience and thanks for watching this video and I look forward to seeing you at the cabin next time.

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