Trapper Jacks Swamp Survival Adventure


Watch as Jack builds a fishing camp on top of swamp mud. Using only the surrounding materials,Jack teaches you how to build bonfires that dont touch the ground.Learn how how to sleep in mud without getting wet. Learn how to feed yourself . Deep in a florida swamp without food or modern equipment,primitive survival techniques are discussed and demonstrated.

25 Comments on "Trapper Jacks Swamp Survival Adventure"

  1. 72shane11 | July 17, 2010 at 7:45 pm |

    Looks like heaven to me brother. Keep up the good work and stay safe.

  2. trapperjacksurvival | July 17, 2010 at 8:29 pm |

    @ydnarnosfatsug the plant that i use is arrow leaf (the shiny green leaves of the second layer of my bed). i burn the leaves in a smudge fire the smoke keeps them away. the roots from that plant i crush up and toss into the water to poison fish,an extreemly good method of fishing.

  3. ydnarnosfatsug | July 17, 2010 at 9:06 pm |

    How do you not get eaten ALIVE by misquetos and ticks? I dont even hear any buzzing around in the video. where I live in wis. Bears wolves N coyotes are the least of your problems sleepin outside. The bugs will drain you dry by morning. Curious. great video. Looks suprizingly cozy out there in the swamp haha

  4. junglemighty3 | July 17, 2010 at 9:45 pm |

    thanks jack! but i have some more questions. i am VERY interested in your videos. Ok, i want to be able to survive off my surroundings like you but i am very limited all i have is a couple magnolia trees and pine tree for resin and i can go down to a lake and catch some fish but making hooks is very hard because i have no cactusses in my area. so im usually making spears from stone and a thin tree branch but i wish i could find something else better i could use! thanks

  5. how do you identify bracket fungi?

  6. pedalpusher101 | July 17, 2010 at 11:30 pm |

    Well it is winter time now and cold as heck. That summer looking weather sure has me missing the warm weather. Good video Jack. I got me a fungus, can wait to burn it.

  7. trapperjacksurvival | July 18, 2010 at 12:10 am |

    those types of tree fungi are not dangerous

  8. sfboy94124 | July 18, 2010 at 12:56 am |

    hey jack! I like your videos a lot but i have a question. Would it be a risk if I am not sure what fungus is safe to eat and i burn it with the oil, lets say a survival situation. Would that expose me at risk and getting poisoned?

  9. us101stairassault | July 18, 2010 at 1:38 am |

    I learn so much from you, thank you for your vids! You always have something new while the million other bushcraft videos seem to go over the same things again and again. 5/5 great job!

  10. buxterbootle | July 18, 2010 at 1:53 am |

    “The forrest helped, and I respected it.” Awesome quote, great vid, and 5 stars. I learned something new with the bracket fungus.

  11. iSurvivalSkills | July 18, 2010 at 1:57 am |

    Good stuff man thanks 4 sharing 5/5!

  12. trapperjacksurvival | July 18, 2010 at 2:52 am |

    i dont feel isolated in the wilderness. every thing is designed to co exist. so i feel comfortable with the woods. and the woods provide.

  13. trapperjacksurvival | July 18, 2010 at 3:18 am |

    fish bone make great fish hooks. so the bones get used, large fish i filet the smaller ones i usualy cook whole.

  14. nonamelef | July 18, 2010 at 3:23 am |

    What, if anything, do you do to keep your spirits up when in these situations (alone, a survival situation)?
    Thanks!

  15. nonamelef | July 18, 2010 at 3:39 am |

    Looks like you’re gonna eat pretty good there! Nice job. Do you fillet the fish? What, if anything, do you do with the rest of the fish?

  16. MisterThomasPAINE | July 18, 2010 at 4:31 am |

    Jack, what part of FL were you in? We have a weed down here that you rub on your skin to keep the bugs off. I dont know the name of it, I just know when I see it. I’ll find out the name and get it to you.

  17. trapperjacksurvival | July 18, 2010 at 5:01 am |

    on the bottom side. the bottom side has thousands of pores that hold the oil and pull air into the bracket as it burns,

  18. EatTheWeeds | July 18, 2010 at 5:23 am |

    Do you put the oil on the top sided of the fungus, or the bottom side of the fungus?

  19. trapperjacksurvival | July 18, 2010 at 6:01 am |

    if you have a covering to use… other wise the leaves do the job.i have even used leaves to cover up with on cold nites. leaves make good insulators, use them to your advantage

  20. wait man i like you im subscribed now post more man im an everglades nut to last trip war 50 miles roughly 60% canoe.
    spent 8 days wish i wouldve taken longer

  21. i like the vid awesome stuff but?
    you said youve been hiking thru?
    and your 5 miles in?
    from 5:50 to 5:60 i heard a woman and children in the backround its very faint maybe 30-50 yards off guaging the tone. i maybe be wrong ive been up for 39 hours so far

  22. 0MrENigma0 | July 18, 2010 at 8:18 am |

    Hey great. We got to see what type of fish you catch with your custom hooks and the stove in use. 🙂

    Did you just lay on the bed the way it was, or did you have something you layed down over the leaves?

  23. joe2trees | July 18, 2010 at 9:15 am |

    nice vid please make more !!!

  24. trapperjacksurvival | July 18, 2010 at 9:37 am |

    I use pine sap in that streatch of woods the best thing is citronella oil from south fla. up here we use burn pine sap

  25. nevettsteeleiii | July 18, 2010 at 10:19 am |

    how do you keep the mosquitoes off of you?

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