Hauling a Wood Stove on a Frozen River to Our Remote Cabin

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We successfully delivered our new wood stove, chimney pipe and other needed supplies to our off grid cabin cabin. Despite the challenges we faced of warmer weather, a broken hitch and the steep hill up to the cabin, we accomplish the task in one day's time with just enough energy to travel the 60 miles back to where our journey began.
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Ramoo67
Ramoo67 32 րոպե առաջ
Damn that gal is "Man Tuff & Beautiful"!
Len Kubiak
Len Kubiak Ժամ առաջ
You guys do a pretty not so bad job of iifuring things out despite all the comments from all of us arm chair quaterbacks
Lynn Grilli
Lynn Grilli Օր առաջ
Too bad Amazon wouldn't deliver your wood stove! (Sorry, that popped in my mind when you were hauling it through the cabin door). But seriously - OMG, you are the fabric that made our country great 300 years ago. It's nice to know that spirit still exists in some people! I'm loving following your journey!
cyanson71
cyanson71 Օր առաջ
You guys should have used the snowmobile to pull the rope, and used a different kind of block to increase the pull weight. Great job. You have an incredible wife.
Jerry LaRosa
Jerry LaRosa Օր առաջ
The subtitle to this should be: "Woodstove Bootcamp"...
Michael S
Michael S 2 օր առաջ
Late to watching. Can't believe you didn't hook up the free end of the rope to the snow mobile and drive.
Georgette Wood
Georgette Wood 3 օր առաջ
What a team
Adventure Hawk's Ancient Harmony
Adventure Hawk's Ancient Harmony 3 օր առաջ
Winch with a snatch block...or get a Honda Pioneer 1000-5 with tracks.
Nate
Nate 6 օր առաջ
You should of used the snowmobile going down hill to pull the sled uphill, thought that’s what the snatch block was for oh well, awesome vid thanks.
Murray Elliott
Murray Elliott 8 օր առաջ
Do you have personal epirbs? Can you trek out of the wilderness if it all turns to mud?
Lynda Deal
Lynda Deal 11 օր առաջ
I love your site. During the cold snap watched the whole series. I am so interested in the cabin with land by that lake. How are you going to get there in the summer and how are you going to fix it up? Also, what is the reason you would buy such a remote cabin?
Suze
Suze 12 օր առաջ
Dog Coil Spring Mattress : Target
Putin Hynes
Putin Hynes 12 օր առաջ
Where did you learn to tie those knots? Impressive.
Byron Gatlin
Byron Gatlin 13 օր առաջ
You Guys ROCK!!!!
Chin Seng
Chin Seng 13 օր առաջ
If you are thinking long term and will always hauling things in and out, try looking at Yacht/boating accessories, they have better pullets and hand winches.
ทักษิณ ปัญญาเพียร
ทักษิณ ปัญญาเพียร 13 օր առաջ
สวัสดี ครับ 😘😘😘
caroltu
caroltu 13 օր առաջ
What is with the pistol?
jean Louis
jean Louis 14 օր առաջ
next time use two pulleys .. it divides the load .. merci pour l’aventure..
Ann Tomlinson
Ann Tomlinson 14 օր առաջ
Great real video. Super helpful.
arquivoyager2010
arquivoyager2010 14 օր առաջ
I have never seen such a hardworking wife. Amazing !
Terri D
Terri D 14 օր առաջ
Why did you buy a wood stove made in China? Buy American for goodness sake.
Ramon Rodriguez
Ramon Rodriguez 14 օր առաջ
Nice you guys are the best good video 🎼🎶🎺🇵🇷
NorseRanger
NorseRanger 15 օր առաջ
The stove's Gross weight is 246 lbs. Net Weight is 206. It says so right on the box at @1:59. You are right! It's heavy!
thomas quesada
thomas quesada 15 օր առաջ
am-posts.info/list/1Za32mHgvJ3Zrpg/video I hope this help you from getting a hernia. Luv all ur videos. Thank you for bringing us with you.!
Ray Steffen
Ray Steffen 15 օր առաջ
Just a thought for the future, I would think that it would be easier to tie the rope to the end of your snowmobile and ride it back down to the bottom to the lake/river instead of trying to pull it by hand, just a thought
Jim Sippel
Jim Sippel 16 օր առաջ
Great getting the stove up the hill. One snatch block does not lighten the load. You need two to half the load weight.. One attached to the sled and one at the cabin. Tie the rope to the cabin and run down tthru the block on the sled then back to the block at the cabin and thru the block the pull the loose rope and you will decrease the load by 50%.
Cliff Morgan
Cliff Morgan 17 օր առաջ
Lift with your LEGs! Not your back!
Rae Peronneau
Rae Peronneau 17 օր առաջ
The way you shoot your relationship interactions is so lovely. Eric, never cheep out on infrastructure. Remember how much your labor is worth. Save on the details. ;-)
marcelo martinez
marcelo martinez 17 օր առաջ
Darn, ,nothing is made in America 😩
marcelo martinez
marcelo martinez 17 օր առաջ
Why don’t you carry a gas saw?much easier and cut more quickly!!!!
Kevin Zurrin
Kevin Zurrin 17 օր առաջ
You do know the "memory foam" mattress is BS I have one and I still can't remember my dreams
Helen Reid
Helen Reid 18 օր առաջ
OMG I’m exhausted just watching! Great job!
Neil Cutts
Neil Cutts 18 օր առաջ
do you two not get on each others nerves sometmes if so what do you do
TerroristNeutralizer
TerroristNeutralizer 18 օր առաջ
Does your wife have any sisters? Women who can tolerate the outdoors in harsh environments are few and far between.
robert !
robert ! 18 օր առաջ
Eric why did u not connect the end u were on to the other snow machine and pull the sled up
Dave
Dave 18 օր առաջ
Every thing is made in China. In this pandemic their economy has increased by 2.3% Their country the start of the is the only country full out working.
Robert Glenn
Robert Glenn 18 օր առաջ
I enjoy watching your adventures. But I notice that you seem to buy a lot of expensive things to support your lifestyle. Do you have regular jobs? How do you pay for all the things that you cant make?
Keith Searson
Keith Searson 19 օր առաջ
One of the best vids you have made.
Julian Calendar
Julian Calendar 19 օր առաջ
Made in China ! lol....it's come a long wayyyyy
Tim Kelley
Tim Kelley 19 օր առաջ
Great video! When my wife and I were the age of you two (25 years ago), we built a log cabin 40 miles to the south of you at Alexander Creek. I chuckled a few times watching this as it made me remember the similar challenges we had. Like getting heavy stuff up a steep trail to the cabin! The best thing about remote cabins in Alaska is not the cabin, but the adventure it brings into your life. You should have a LOT of cabin adventures ahead! Enjoy!
PA GUY
PA GUY 20 օր առաջ
You need to learn how to work smarter not harder. May I suggest you invest in a 12 volt portable winch so you could winch your supplies up to the cabin on your sleds. easy peasey. Work on a direct path from the lake to the cabin. Wisdom comes with age. I'm an old fart of 72. JMHO
David Rath
David Rath 21 օր առաջ
What if you guys found a roundabout way to the cabin and cut some timber to make it accessible for your snow machines. Great job getting the stove in!
Boarder Homestead
Boarder Homestead 21 օր առաջ
Where did you find the Rig for your revolver, 44 I’m guessing?
Our Cabin In The woods
Our Cabin In The woods 22 օր առաջ
I am really enjoying all these videos.
Edward William
Edward William 22 օր առաջ
Welder here... "Nice heavy duty hitch" (with a weird weld deformation on the left side, yikes).
Lori Waldo
Lori Waldo 22 օր առաջ
I’m happy to see that gun strapped to your chest. Relieved. Thank you 🙏 love you kids.
Mike Lewis
Mike Lewis 23 օր առաջ
To figure mechanical advantage search on line for block and tackle. One of these would also be useful for lifting game to be processed in the yard.
Stephen Meek
Stephen Meek 23 օր առաջ
Greetings from Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 If you can ride the ski doo all the way to the cabin maybe you could try connecting both ski doos together and to the trailer up the hill together.
Boarder Homestead
Boarder Homestead 23 օր առաջ
That was a nice ride to the cabin, but, I can only remember that draining that it took you all to get that in the cabin. Great video and reason watch more. Thanks for sharing God’s blessings.
Carla Fabbro
Carla Fabbro 23 օր առաջ
MAYBE A PULLY ON THE PORCH TO BRING UP THE SLED
Hyper1
Hyper1 24 օր առաջ
Don't know if I like the made in china thing!
Tommy Ray
Tommy Ray 24 օր առաջ
Why didn't you hook your rope to your machine and just drive down hill pulling your sled up! The hill with the snatch block?
TSAR- Pics.
TSAR- Pics. 24 օր առաջ
Maybe tying it to your snowmachine woulda helped pull it up there easier. I know hind sight is 20-20. Lol great job tho
Mary Jones
Mary Jones 24 օր առաջ
You should have put all the bits and pieces in the sledge and hauled up like you did the stove.
Chris Guess
Chris Guess 24 օր առաջ
Crap I hit the three 3 instead of the two 2
Chris Guess
Chris Guess 24 օր առաջ
Have you ever used 3 snatch blocks just as wreckers do when they are pulling a lot of weight? Omg I learned that from a older wrecker friend that i use to help some. You can look it up on some of the wreck channels but it works great with a rope and gives you more power.
D Owen
D Owen 24 օր առաջ
Made in China bummer good luck with that .
Rosa King
Rosa King 24 օր առաջ
Oh my stars! Y’all wore me out watching y’all get your stove up that mountain! Lol. Great job! 👍🏻 I love watching your videos. ❤️
Pat L Smith
Pat L Smith 25 օր առաջ
What part of Alaska do you live and where’s your cabin? Have friends live in Soldotna an Kenai.😎💖
Kathleen Kaufman
Kathleen Kaufman 25 օր առաջ
Good Job!!
Dharok The Wretched
Dharok The Wretched 25 օր առաջ
Never cheap out on things...
Mary McLean
Mary McLean 26 օր առաջ
Wow, that is some weekender!
Joyce Carman
Joyce Carman 26 օր առաջ
Could you have opened the box and talked some of the parts up separate from the main stove?
101 Life
101 Life 26 օր առաջ
Next trip more relaxing?😂 Lol!! You have a whole cabin full of stuff to sort....not so fast !?
judy jenson
judy jenson 26 օր առաջ
Sure glad i found you guys, your fun. All natural, no frills. Love it.
Craig Wilcox
Craig Wilcox 26 օր առաջ
If it wasn't quite so far from Ohio to where you guys are, I'd come give a quick lesson in knot tieing. About 5 or 6 basic knots, you two would be all set. Really like what you are doing, and your energy. At 75+, and a victim of Agent Orange, sometimes I have a hard time just getting ready for bed!
fpstina
fpstina 27 օր առաջ
you need at least 2 pulleys for mechanical advantage, if the rope moves the same distance as the object than you are gaining zero advantage. your rope should be moving much more than the object, than you have an easier time lifting.
Pete Santana
Pete Santana 27 օր առաջ
Must be very expensive all these equipments
Pete Santana
Pete Santana 27 օր առաջ
Great video! Nice viu from the land
Living in the Forest
Living in the Forest 27 օր առաջ
Thanks for another enjoyable adventure this was really cool. I know what wood stoves are like my goodness they are so heavy. Just had mine cleaned out today now I can start burning wood again for the rest of the winner.
Benjamín Ibáñez
Benjamín Ibáñez 27 օր առաջ
How much time does the trip takes actually???
Simple Living Alaska
Simple Living Alaska 27 օր առաջ
About 3 to 4 hours towing, under 3 if we are just on the snowmachines.
Benjamín Ibáñez
Benjamín Ibáñez 27 օր առաջ
To the cabin
pjcd 701
pjcd 701 28 օր առաջ
Using two blocks would have really helped, or using the machine to pull the rope.
Royce Montgomery
Royce Montgomery 28 օր առաջ
why haul all the packing when weight is crucial?
Heather Clayton-Callaghan
Heather Clayton-Callaghan 29 օր առաջ
Do you not know it's easier to climb a hill by zig zapping rather than straight up ?? Also, is there not an approach you can make by starting to come into the cabin by a gradual rise along the hill, either from the left or right, rather than going straight up, bottom to top ?? Encouraging you to try an easier path that will be a permanent access to your cabin, NOT intending to be critical or negative. Blessings and thankyou for sharing.
Keith Bontrager
Keith Bontrager 29 օր առաջ
Should’ve hooked the rope to the snowmobile to get the sled up the hill
James Sowles
James Sowles 29 օր առաջ
You guys need heated snow cat sets 2 people and can pull a trailer. The outlander has cool one should check his out.
Edith
Edith 29 օր առաջ
How are you going to get there during the summer??
In Love With Life
In Love With Life 29 օր առաջ
Ahhh, the good ol' game of "Transportation Packing Tetris". 😉 Despite the hiccups, glad that the delivery was a success and that everyone's well! 👏
michael green
michael green 29 օր առաջ
You know .... if you had a long enough rope, you could have hooked one end of the rope to your snow machine, run the rope through the pulley, and then tied the other end of the rope to the sled. And then, drive the snow machine down the hill back to the river, thus pulling the sled up the hill to the cabin. I don't know if that would have worked or not given the terrain you had to work with. Just a thought.
Daniel Courtney
Daniel Courtney 29 օր առաջ
Now that you have done all the work the hard way. Next time attach the rope to your snow machine and drive it down hill pulling the heavy sled UP hill using the weight (and power) of the machine.
martyhowie75
martyhowie75 29 օր առաջ
Why not use the snow mobile to pull it up with the rope?
Larry Hager
Larry Hager 29 օր առաջ
string that rope in the straigtes line you can find use your snowmobile to winch it
Stephen Mcinally
Stephen Mcinally 29 օր առաջ
Your wife is awesome! I found an awesome wife late in life you’re lucky young Man to me such an awesome woman like this.
A Alexander
A Alexander Ամիս առաջ
Great teamwork 👌
MARIE MCKNIGHT
MARIE MCKNIGHT Ամիս առաջ
You two are simply Amazing! I don’t understand why you do so much.........And. ... LOVE that way of life? I’m exhausted just watching you 😂. Thank you for sharing your adventures!
Jan Coldwater
Jan Coldwater Ամիս առաջ
Yep! I am officially getting old. I am watching you two thinking... “These crazy kids.” 🤪
Gr8daddy
Gr8daddy Ամիս առաջ
Always walk the trail first using snowshoes - virgin snow is loose snow (loose virgins??). Make it as wide as possible and let it set up/freeze a few hours or overnight. This will save you so much trouble - each time afterwards you have a firm base and you can ride up no trouble. I have a cabin 300’ from the lake and steeper than your property and this method has not failed me unless we tried to go up too soon after walking the trail.
USMC forever
USMC forever Ամիս առաջ
Great workout. Stay warm
Mel Shea
Mel Shea Ամիս առաջ
217,737th!🎉🎉🏠
susan dew
susan dew Ամիս առաջ
Sorry but I laughed so hard my tummy hurt lol. You two are amazing ❤️😘❤️
Michael Mingroni
Michael Mingroni Ամիս առաջ
FYI. The pulley didn't give you any mechanical advantage the way you set it up. It only changed the direction of pull from up to down the hill. You would need to attach the pulley to the sled, fix one end of the rope to the cabin, loop through the pulley at the sled, then pull the other end of the rope. Given your situation, something tells me another instance will arise where you'll need mechanical advantage and thought I'd set you straight. Sorry if others have already mentioned this.
Frankly Terrence
Frankly Terrence Ամիս առաջ
Couple of Troopers! Congratulations! Good work!
Gnome Star
Gnome Star Ամիս առաջ
you must be burning tons of calories.
Fannie Smith
Fannie Smith Ամիս առաջ
Oh U.K. They’re all in
Khaiman Fogel
Khaiman Fogel Ամիս առաջ
Could you guys use something like this...or is there a way to use the snowmachine as a motor for a pulley? am-posts.info/list/u8i0ppqolJ3JiZQ/video
J W
J W Ամիս առաջ
Who waters and feeds the chickens when y’all overnight at the off-off grid cabin?
traxxasman417
traxxasman417 Ամիս առաջ
Use multiple blocks to keep increasing pulling power 2 blocks is double power 1/2 the effort. Look up smarter everyday he did a simple explanation on that topic.
MR.IRISH LAD
MR.IRISH LAD Ամիս առաջ
You looked like two Santa elves pulling that thing up!
linda ferman
linda ferman Ամիս առաջ
My husband and I look forward to watching all your video's. Don't you guys ever sit down to eat, no wonder your both so skinny.
Darek Pullin
Darek Pullin Ամիս առաջ
I may have missed it, but what is the brand/model etc of the stove? I'm working on a 250 sq ft off grid camp, and struggling on either a small wood stove or hauling propane in for a wall mounted heater.
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