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

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  • 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 • 680

  • Alec Steele
    Alec Steele Year ago +961

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

    • vidiotzak
      vidiotzak 3 months ago

      You guys rock! Don't ever stop being you, love it:)

    • baylow
      baylow 3 months ago

      @freq619 They look like Duluth Trading Fire hose trim fit cargo pants.

    • Dis bitch empty ŸËËT
      Dis bitch empty ŸËËT 4 months ago

      Great guys

    • Thomas Mackey
      Thomas Mackey 4 months ago

      Alec Steele Love your stuff. Welcome back to the states.

    • DrHavok1
      DrHavok1 6 months ago

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

  • Nick Ledsham
    Nick Ledsham 2 days ago

    He’s seems to have some sort of fake American accent

  • Temple Guitars
    Temple Guitars 9 days ago

    I love how Alec chops wood like he's hammering steel.

  • SaftSchinken23
    SaftSchinken23 16 days ago

    Fire burning right in Alecs face.
    Alec: NO WAY OMG! xD

  • Kenny M
    Kenny M 20 days ago

    Nice... Alec :) love his enthousiasm 👌 almost all his vids on my belt :p

  • Isaac Hughes
    Isaac Hughes Month ago

    "Enjoy the nature!"
    Proceeds to immediately kill a tree
    😆

  • shinigami891
    shinigami891 2 months ago

    "Enjoy nature" *Immediately starts destroying nature xD

  • Dennis Crider
    Dennis Crider 2 months ago

    My two favorite Brits!

  • KM RC Adventure
    KM RC Adventure 2 months ago +1

    Good video you guys should forge throwing axes and have a contest!

  • Mark Cash
    Mark Cash 2 months ago

    This was awesome. Thank you for sharing this with us, but now Alec is sampling prime beef, elk, and buffalo in Montana USA. You need to visit him now and shoot a wilderness video or two there, and eat some steaks too!

  • DasVERMiT
    DasVERMiT 3 months ago

    Alec Woode

  • Gforce7 Carter-cuss
    Gforce7 Carter-cuss 3 months ago

    Apple is da best

  • Thijs Timmermans
    Thijs Timmermans 3 months ago

    "takes me back to being a child you know, in my backgarden, playing with *knifes* !"

  • MrJames2507
    MrJames2507 3 months ago

    You should do another Video together bushcraft in the US, make some tools in Alec’s new shop then go out to the wild, you guys do great videos together 👍🏻

  • Michael Sexton
    Michael Sexton 3 months ago

    I've watched and enjoyed several of your videos before, not sure why I haven't subbed till just now but you can thank Alec that i did just now lol

  • Talmiior
    Talmiior 3 months ago

    Alec Steele cuts down trees as if he's shaping metal, it's an odd sensation for the eyes.... and no one has commented on this video for over a year

  • David Kay
    David Kay 3 months ago

    Good to see him make fire.

  • TheSolerYeti Rod
    TheSolerYeti Rod 3 months ago

    Is weed legal in the uk

  • BornEpic
    BornEpic 3 months ago

    Alec is a workhorse

  • Steven Bryant
    Steven Bryant 4 months ago

    1:14 fork for giants

  • Peter Teekens
    Peter Teekens 4 months ago +1

    Aleeeeec! Europe misses you...

  • John Sosa
    John Sosa 4 months ago

    Ha ! Cool featuring. Love Alecs channel.

  • TheGoldenCulture
    TheGoldenCulture 4 months ago

    Currently in canada AB i walk to work in 2-3 feet of snow as a usual feb day lol noticed also we dont camp like you guys theres so many dangers here from wolfs bobcats cougars and bears even the moose can kill you if your not carefull and spook one without you or it knowing.

  • Aaron Caine
    Aaron Caine 4 months ago

    Haha the two people I watch daily and both types of the sausages I eat mentioned gotta love those Tesco bad boyz

  • SalandFindles
    SalandFindles 4 months ago

    Holy shit, you guys know each other? Small world.

  • Ghost Erik
    Ghost Erik 4 months ago

    2:20 so glad you started to say something... the video was beginning too feel awkward watching you silently film Alec chop wood "like a machine with that hatchet" ....

  • Karisma Mq
    Karisma Mq 4 months ago

    Great content

  • Viper Chin
    Viper Chin 4 months ago

    Good place to test all that posh damascus.

  • Carbon Copy
    Carbon Copy 4 months ago

    show off !!!!!!

  • Briel 000
    Briel 000 4 months ago

    Alec almost kissed the fire

  • Briel 000
    Briel 000 4 months ago

    Two of my favorite channels right here. What a combo!

  • Luke Harper
    Luke Harper 4 months ago

    First time on channel
    I love alec's ac ent

  • cool Hawk
    cool Hawk 5 months ago

    That hatchet is no where around weight of his hammer and when he does some good old fashioned blacksmithing it just builds up his swing strength with a heavy tool. But with a light tool...

  • MR Bushcraft Survival
    MR Bushcraft Survival 5 months ago

    I was like no way! These two!! Love this!!!

  • lucas gabriel f
    lucas gabriel f 5 months ago

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

  • Alvin Shin
    Alvin Shin 5 months ago

    How to build a one by one in fortnite

  • tai chung
    tai chung 5 months ago

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

  • Blueraptor 718
    Blueraptor 718 5 months ago

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

  • jimmy
    jimmy 5 months 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 5 months ago +1

    The Perfect Crossover doesn't exi-

  • Noisy Boy 8i
    Noisy Boy 8i 5 months ago +2

    Alec is such a lovely person.

  • Hamish FARNSWORTH
    Hamish FARNSWORTH 5 months ago

    First 10 mins

  • Phillip Bobenhouse
    Phillip Bobenhouse 5 months ago

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

  • brownbear992
    brownbear992 5 months ago +1

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

  • Herkus Bagdonas
    Herkus Bagdonas 5 months ago

    More like ligma steeler

  • benlebeh
    benlebeh 5 months ago

    Where are the dead bodies?

  • Shaun Carl
    Shaun Carl 6 months ago

    Awesome video

  • It’s Just Bants
    It’s Just Bants 6 months 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 6 months ago

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

  • Edgy Ralfs
    Edgy Ralfs 6 months ago

    I'm from Latvia to

  • Hugo Costa
    Hugo Costa 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago

    dat set up tho

  • IAMBOT 07
    IAMBOT 07 6 months ago +4

    What is the highest quality steel


    Steele

  • Marc Aurel
    Marc Aurel 6 months ago

    Alec steele. An absoult genius of his craft

  • Patrick Logsdon
    Patrick Logsdon 6 months ago

    12:14 vape god

  • ItsBo
    ItsBo 6 months 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 6 months ago

    This is funny I watch both you guys

  • John VanDerWalker
    John VanDerWalker 6 months ago

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

  • extreme_ primus
    extreme_ primus 6 months ago

    Have you seen my workshop

  • Chloe Hennessy
    Chloe Hennessy 6 months 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 6 months ago

    lol Just like the game Rust lol

  • Joe Nanamous
    Joe Nanamous 6 months ago

    I bet your all sad now that Alec is in Montana

  • Kristians klugis
    Kristians klugis 6 months ago

    hey, from latvia

  • Daniel Emerick
    Daniel Emerick 6 months ago

    is it even legal to own a hatchet over there?

  • JG ChaDinha
    JG ChaDinha 6 months ago

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

  • Grant Eastling
    Grant Eastling 6 months ago

    To another collab! Both of you are great!

  • Nagarider
    Nagarider 6 months ago

    If Alecs hands are small mine must be microscopicly tiny

  • Wulfrvm
    Wulfrvm 6 months 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 6 months ago

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

  • Rick Brunner
    Rick Brunner 7 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 7 months ago

    You guys should do more videos together

  • Steve Isham
    Steve Isham 7 months ago

    I need to know how you built that shelter

  • G W
    G W 7 months ago

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

  • Isa Alfredo
    Isa Alfredo 7 months ago

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

  • Dapper McStàche
    Dapper McStàche 7 months ago

    12:08 Don't do drugs kids :P

  • Scott K
    Scott K 7 months ago

    Need some PO -Ta- TO w/ that steak

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

  • Hannahcode1
    Hannahcode1 7 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 7 months ago

    i didnt know there was nature in england

  • x FlushestMean93 x
    x FlushestMean93 x 7 months ago

    The guys great but his posh accent just annoys me.

  • gericoom
    gericoom 7 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 7 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 7 months ago

  • Mr_ Reee
    Mr_ Reee 8 months ago

    Ligma steeler?

  • Bryan Snell
    Bryan Snell 8 months ago

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

  • Terence Neuhoff
    Terence Neuhoff 8 months ago

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

  • Akbearguide 85
    Akbearguide 85 8 months ago

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

  • Shawn Glennon
    Shawn Glennon 8 months ago

    Awesome chemistry between u two, need more collabs!

  • Kr8andrei
    Kr8andrei 8 months ago

    1:22 a will alec steele in his natural habitat

  • Phd Credible
    Phd Credible 8 months ago

    Alec is freaking awesome!

  • GEODEAHOLIC M
    GEODEAHOLIC M 8 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.

  • Rtistic Pictures
    Rtistic Pictures 8 months ago

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

  • Rusty Shackleford
    Rusty Shackleford 8 months ago +1

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

  • Mark Blackburn
    Mark Blackburn 9 months ago

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

  • David Hall
    David Hall 9 months ago

    ligma?
    ligma what?
    ligma steeler

  • Kevin Chappell
    Kevin Chappell 9 months ago

    Guy and their forts :)

  • Johnny Price
    Johnny Price 9 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 9 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!

  • Sue Wootton
    Sue Wootton 9 months ago +1

    Awesome video

  • Daan Balm
    Daan Balm 9 months ago

    Where can you do this?