Bushcraft ft. ALEC STEELE - Fire Lighting, Steak, Axe work - Epic Day at The Camp!

  • Published on Feb 13, 2018
  • I head to the Bushcraft Camp in the Forest for a day of Fire Lighting Skills with Alec Steele, the incredible Blacksmith TheXvidr!
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    The aim of the day was to try and teach Alec to light a fire using a number of different fire lighting techniques. Ranging from the traditional flint & steel fire, to making feather sticks as well as using a tinder fungus and dried grass.
    To begin with, we needed to process the wood using Alec's forged Axe and a folding bow saw. Alec split the fire wood with his hatchet and he further processed it down into kindling using the knife that he had helped me forge in a previous video. Once Alec got the fire going with feather sticks and a ferro rod, we cooked up some fresh steak on the grill. Closely followed by sausages! It was then time to teach Alec how to light a fire with flint & steel, a cramp ball fungus and the classic birch bark fire using bark from the silver birch tree (betula pendula) which has a high resin content. It was great to get Alec out into the woods for a day of Bushcraft and Fire at the Camp!
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Comments • 643

  • Alec Steele
    Alec Steele 11 months ago +866

    Thank you so much for having me visit, Mike! I had a blast!

    • DrHavok1
      DrHavok1 Month ago

      Always a treat to find Alec Steele in another TheXvid-er's video

    • Grant Eastling
      Grant Eastling Month ago

      Dude I love you! Lol wasn't expecting to see you in this video! I watch your videos all the time. Loving this!

    • TJ Shine
      TJ Shine 2 months ago

      Alec, you're definitely going to get more acquainted with the outdoors in Montana!

    • Dbeaumont Resident
      Dbeaumont Resident 3 months ago

      Amazing episode!! You both are so cool!!

    • brandon abee
      brandon abee 3 months ago

      you are such a happy guy always!

  • lucas gabriel f
    lucas gabriel f 9 days ago

    some say Alex still roams the forests of England looking for his tools and workshop

  • Alvin Shin
    Alvin Shin 10 days ago

    How to build a one by one in fortnite

  • tai chung
    tai chung 11 days ago

    4.43, this is the most english "kindling" ive ever heard

  • Blueraptor 718
    Blueraptor 718 12 days ago

    Every TheXvid channel I find is british
    The UK has taken over TheXvid

  • jimmy
    jimmy 13 days ago

    Alec, I watch your workshop videos,,,,,,don't you drink tea?? ,,....I thought most of the Brits drink tea. What do you drink in Montana,,,,,beer maybe???

  • Personal Vortex
    Personal Vortex 14 days ago

    The Perfect Crossover doesn't exi-

  • Noisy Boy 8i
    Noisy Boy 8i 15 days ago +2

    Alec is such a lovely person.

    Hamish FARNSWORTH 15 days ago

    First 10 mins

  • Phillip Bobenhouse
    Phillip Bobenhouse 18 days ago

    Where do I find how you built your camp it's not in the description

  • brownbear992
    brownbear992 19 days ago +1

    holy shit, my 2 favorite British you tubers in one video 0.o

  • Herkus Bagdonas
    Herkus Bagdonas 19 days ago

    More like ligma steeler

  • benlebeh
    benlebeh 26 days ago

    Where are the dead bodies?

  • Shaun Carl
    Shaun Carl Month ago

    Awesome video

  • It’s Just Bants
    It’s Just Bants Month ago

    You and Alec should start a channel together doing more stuff like this, where you make primitive items and use them in the woods.

  • Seth Holt
    Seth Holt Month ago

    Choke down on the handle Alec you would get alot more power our of the hatchet

  • Etiosy YT
    Etiosy YT Month ago

    I'm from Latvia to

  • Hugo Costa
    Hugo Costa Month ago

    Hello, what axe and what knife are you and Alec using? Don´t have sound in my computer right now.
    Best regards!

  • Thor Odinson
    Thor Odinson Month ago

    Great video, very relaxing to watch you two banter and spend some time in the woods. Hope I can do this kind of thing in the not-too-far future!

  • J J Russ
    J J Russ Month ago

    dat set up tho

  • The Randoms 07
    The Randoms 07 Month ago +4

    What is the highest quality steel


  • martinschmidt
    martinschmidt Month ago

    Alec steele. An absoult genius of his craft

  • Patrick Logsdon
    Patrick Logsdon Month ago

    12:14 vape god

  • ItsBo
    ItsBo Month ago

    i just watched the episode on alecs channel where he spilled his coffee on his laptop and broke it, then i come here and he spills more coffee lol

  • ripfletching
    ripfletching Month ago

    This is funny I watch both you guys

  • John VanDerWalker
    John VanDerWalker Month ago

    It is always fun watch boys play. Thanks for the great video!

  • extreme_ primus
    extreme_ primus Month ago

    Have you seen my workshop

  • Chloe Hennessy
    Chloe Hennessy Month ago

    Alec you need an ESEE 5 or a 6 for bushcraft! I’d recommend a few others but they’re spendy. But well worth it. I’ve had my ESEE 5 for awhile now and there’s nothing I can’t do with it and a Stihl Timber Cruiser.
    Yes I could have bought a “boutique” axe but the Stihl was 36 dollars and it does what I need it too.

  • Miguel Sotelo
    Miguel Sotelo Month ago

    lol Just like the game Rust lol

  • Joe Nanamous
    Joe Nanamous Month ago

    I bet your all sad now that Alec is in Montana

  • Kristians klugis
    Kristians klugis Month ago

    hey, from latvia

  • Daniel Emerick
    Daniel Emerick Month ago

    is it even legal to own a hatchet over there?

  • JG ChaDinha
    JG ChaDinha Month ago

    Braaiii !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Grant Eastling
    Grant Eastling Month ago

    To another collab! Both of you are great!

  • Nagarider
    Nagarider Month ago

    If Alecs hands are small mine must be microscopicly tiny

  • Wulfrvm
    Wulfrvm Month ago

    only a bushcrafter and a blacksmith couldn't get through 3 minutes of splitting kindling without stopping to talk about the tool

  • Wulfrvm
    Wulfrvm Month ago

    lol Alec swings an axe the exact same way he swings a hammer

  • Rick Brunner
    Rick Brunner 2 months ago

    I think you made his day :) . Ill visit and sub him, wanna see you make youre knife. Keep on Keeping on. Thanx

  • Carlitos S
    Carlitos S 2 months ago

    You guys should do more videos together

  • Steve Isham
    Steve Isham 2 months ago

    I need to know how you built that shelter

  • G W
    G W 2 months ago

    i thought it was my ears that smelled like onions but i made tacos today

  • Isa Alfredo
    Isa Alfredo 2 months ago

    Who is the cat with glasses😱 leaves him in the video hahahahhh😍 please Mike 🙏

  • Dapper McStàche
    Dapper McStàche 2 months ago

    12:08 Don't do drugs kids :P

  • Scott K
    Scott K 2 months ago

    Need some PO -Ta- TO w/ that steak

    And Alec steel gets bitch eye at 7:41. 😂😂

  • Hannahcode1
    Hannahcode1 2 months ago

    I love Alec! his work is incredible, and he's coming to live in Montana! The woods must have inspired him. Ya - it surprised me to see the two of you together. Great video!

  • Mr Cheeser
    Mr Cheeser 2 months ago

    i didnt know there was nature in england

  • x FlushestMean93 x
    x FlushestMean93 x 2 months ago

    The guys great but his posh accent just annoys me.

  • gericoom
    gericoom 2 months ago

    What a good feeling it could be using your own hand made axes and knifes and seeing them in work.

  • Cenzie's Crazy Corner
    Cenzie's Crazy Corner 2 months ago

    Just saw this, not sure if it's been said but... You can take the Steele out of nature, but you Can't take the nature out of Steele ;)

  • DinosGhost64
    DinosGhost64 2 months ago

  • Mr_ Reee
    Mr_ Reee 2 months ago

    Ligma steeler?

  • Bryan Snell
    Bryan Snell 3 months ago

    Alec's excitement in getting that fire lit was awesome. I found myself excited for him! haha!

  • Terence Neuhoff
    Terence Neuhoff 3 months ago

    As a matter of interest, at angle was the knife sharpened at?

  • Akbearguide 85
    Akbearguide 85 3 months ago

    My two favorite youtube dudes in one video. I love it.

  • Shawn Glennon
    Shawn Glennon 3 months ago

    Awesome chemistry between u two, need more collabs!

  • Kr8andrei
    Kr8andrei 3 months ago

    1:22 a will alec steele in his natural habitat

  • Phd Credible
    Phd Credible 3 months ago

    Alec is freaking awesome!

    GEODEAHOLIC M 3 months ago

    very cool vid. i've been a big fan of alec for a while, i found this by accident, you put out excellent product too.

  • Shane Foster
    Shane Foster 3 months ago

    Alec could probably keep splitting wood for days considering he swings hammers all the time. Side business? lol

  • Prestige Worldwide
    Prestige Worldwide 3 months ago +1

    This vid literally just brought my two favourite worlds together. Blacksmithing and bushcraft. Just amazing.

  • Mark Blackburn
    Mark Blackburn 4 months ago

    Literally the only two yt channels I've been watching this summer.

  • The Gaming Group
    The Gaming Group 4 months ago

    ligma what?
    ligma steeler

  • Kevin Chappell
    Kevin Chappell 4 months ago

    Guy and their forts :)

  • Johnny Price
    Johnny Price 4 months ago

    Yo mate it's been a while since I've seen your vids. It was epic to see Alec out there and to see his reaction to creating fire. 💯💪

  • Josh Redd
    Josh Redd 4 months ago

    Watching him light the fire was amazing! I loved hearing you explain the small details of what you're doing too! Maybe it seems like common knowledge for bushcraft, but I'm new to it and will soak up any of that information!

  • Daan Balm
    Daan Balm 4 months ago

    Where can you do this?

  • Rodrick Robins
    Rodrick Robins 4 months ago

    You can see Alec's excitememt! He's just bubbling like a child. Love the outdoors!!

  • Ha Tran
    Ha Tran 4 months ago


  • Evan MacHendrick
    Evan MacHendrick 4 months ago

    Good lord this looks like a day in paradise to me

  • Smiley Guy
    Smiley Guy 4 months ago

    Ark survival :))

  • Xandar Fox
    Xandar Fox 4 months ago

    dude you gotta be one of the coolest channels out there. the fact that you made that mad hectic cabin out there

  • Nguyen Thoa
    Nguyen Thoa 4 months ago

    thang tay nay no noi mua dao o ha noi

  • Naqib Aziz
    Naqib Aziz 4 months ago

    Whooowwwww..aleecc steell..hahaha..great colab

  • Shang Yu
    Shang Yu 4 months ago

    Love it!

  • klary lary
    klary lary 4 months ago

    The ligma steeler

  • Philip Miller
    Philip Miller 4 months ago

    Yay weather!

  • kd III
    kd III 4 months ago

    Two of my top 10 youtubers on the same vid this is awesome haha
    It's great to see this

  • Hornet600Fahrer
    Hornet600Fahrer 4 months ago

    "enjoy the nature"
    *chopping down baby tree*

  • Janis Braze
    Janis Braze 4 months ago

    Latvia is the best

  • Down Shift
    Down Shift 4 months ago

    Favorite episode so far, love it!!

  • Gaius Julius Ceasar
    Gaius Julius Ceasar 5 months ago

    If bear grylls ever does the island with TheXvidrs......please please please you two have to sign up

  • Mr. Bill7718
    Mr. Bill7718 5 months ago

    What a wild suprise to see Alex Steele! I love that guy! Keep up the awesome job!

  • Hypogaming
    Hypogaming 5 months ago

    Lignem Steele balls bitches

  • Jared Breen
    Jared Breen 5 months ago

    Great video. Awesome content. Keep up the great work it really satisfying to watch

  • Protein
    Protein 5 months ago

    Is this in the UK?!

  • Oliver Hopkin
    Oliver Hopkin 5 months ago

    2:56 is that the cod hitmarker sound?

  • mishjaM
    mishjaM 5 months ago

    alec butchered the Latvian name but no matter what great vid and channel keep it up

  • Vasiliy Feofanov
    Vasiliy Feofanov 5 months ago

    Отличное видео
    Весёлые парни

  • MMORPG87
    MMORPG87 5 months ago

    ive seen alot of alec videos and soon as i discover ur channel the second vid I watch boom there he is lol. yall should do nights out together and come up with things that would be useful that Alec can forge and yall use vs buying supplies.. possibly even makng a camp with an earth forge for alec to put in some hammer time out in the elements

  • shane fahy
    shane fahy 5 months ago

    You should try and make a wood bin for your wood pile just as it might help protect the wood from snow and rain

  • can we get 1000 subscribers with no videos?

    Im happy that Im from Latvia

  • Sujo na Lama
    Sujo na Lama 5 months ago

    Alec looks so happy!

  • William Barnhart Blacksmith WB Blacksmithing

    Alec needs to forge you a fireplace crane to replace the wooden one someday!

  • TheCrazedButt Stabber
    TheCrazedButt Stabber 5 months ago

    That base in the woods look kukkin cool

  • Andrew Linde
    Andrew Linde 5 months ago

    Great video you two 👍 I so wish I could make my own knife & have day's out like both of you 😁

  • Bobby Hempel
    Bobby Hempel 5 months ago

    Just to let you know you should not cook with pine wood or any other would have that type Pines and Cedars and firs released toxic smoke full of lots of pitch which are not good for you please stop cooking with pine use Hardwoods Hickory oats Beach and the like.

  • Gissmoo420
    Gissmoo420 5 months ago

    Of course he a machine with the hatchet if you pound steel all day he must have four arms of a god

  • Teran Barlow
    Teran Barlow 5 months ago

    Would that bark technique work with Aspen trees or just those? The bark just looks rather similar

  • Patrick P
    Patrick P 5 months ago

    Nice, two TheXvidrs that I love watching their channels. Thanks guys.

  • Hector Soto
    Hector Soto 5 months ago

    Holy shit !! Just came upon this vid. Two of my favorite you tube channels of all time. Just mashed up. Holy shit !! Yes!!