REBUILDING THE FORT and Dealing with BUGS!


Hello! How you guy’s doing? I’m out in the woods today obviously, as you can hear from the buzing sound We’re not bringing [dog name] out here today There are too many bugs I don’t want him to have any bad experiences he is still very young. I’m going to be out here all day He’s going to get eaten alive He’s just going to be laying here, eaten alive I’m going to have to drive home. And, uh, drop him off at home half way through the day anyways I understand that. I knew it was going to be very buggy hear because it is very buggy in the woods right now And we’re in the middle of the woods There is not a breeze There are some birds chirping; so that’s a plus! I’m just going to get some bug spray up on here Start her off good, you know So today we’re going to revamp the fort We’re going to tear all of this down What’s left of this We’re going to start building the back wall It’s going to be a complete re do; like, uh Big back wall Big back high wall, slanted roof, vaguely Build sides But today I’m going to get all of this down I’m going to even probably retie this We’ll see how it goes. Maybe I’ll get a little smokey fire going, too keep the bugs at bay, but, as long as I have this on it’s not too big of a deal. That’s why I wore the long sleeve cool guy shirt, you know. So, even my big support log fell Which isn’t surprising because it was on top of snow a bit. We’ll have to drop this down just a touch too to make that fit, but that’s okay So we gotta keep this guy (excursion sounds) (Sound of leaves crunching under feet) I left my uh reflector oven out here The last time I was out here was with Doug and [inaudible] So that’s going to come home with me I only brought an Axe and a saw a banana and a water bottle Okay (Flying insect sounds) If I can reuse all this stuff, obviously I will So I had a video ready for Friday This past Friday. I missed the uh.. I missed the post date because I was uploading my video that I had shot and filmed and edited and I was uploading it from my editing software into my computer VIA my external hard drive and there is a lot going on at my house you know I got a baby, an eight (8) year old And I got Tripper who is a wild, wild dog Things happen External hard drive got knocked out broke and I lost all my files. I lost a bunch of Scout stuff A bunch of Autumn when she was a baby That video; tons of videos Home videos The good news is I sent it to Toronto and there is like a forensic data recovery thing that’s going to help me out hopefully.. But that didn’t help the video coming out Friday Especially when I had skip–when I had missed two weeks Prior to the videos put out So, anyways My apologies It’s the video of Tripper’s first backing trip ever and it was a really fun time; it was a good video It’ll come out in a bit, I gotta wait a couple weeks for that data service to get back to me So, anyway Kind of sucks, but It is what it is. Nice dry piece of wood right there Oops (Laughs) Okay, it’s a good amount of wood Good pile of wood here (Wood cracks) As you can see here my silly Bed Is no more, I lost the big piece on it But that’s okay, we’re going to revamp everything Some dry wood under there, a little cooking grill. So As you can see This side slopes down I figure if I put this support over on this side It will even it out and it will hold this support log in place because it’s down on this side I left a little bit of a lip on this side I don’t know–I can’t remember if this was the top or the bottom last time Hoping that the lip holds this in place a little bit more. Okay Bah, I got bugs in my gloves! I’m going to put some weight on here And it’ll hold it good too Alright You know what Wonder if I should just slide that over to the end here No I’m going to flip this around We’ll see how this side looks Yeah a bit better Okay I’m going to have to tie that together there.. but that’s okay. Ohhh, it’s getting warm. It’s gettin warm. Check this out, this is one black fly bite There, and it’s starting to travel. See the spider web? The leg, going down One black fly bite No joke. I got one on the back of my head too, behind my ears (laughs) I react horribly to them Obviously. First order of business Now that I’ve cleared that all away Is to make the back wall. I’ve got to pound some big longs in as stakes into the ground Pretty far, so.. Let’s do that now I don’t have a backpack with me like I said. I only have a few things, so, I’m going to hang my Axe mask up here so I don’t misplace it I saw one log over here that I knew would be good for that And I could just replace it for the back wall. Here it is. Nice solid pine. Spruce.. whatever it is. Ahh, mosquitos.. To be safe I think I’ll cut this log right in half. It’s a bit long Uh, that way, but I’d rather have it too long and sticking out then I can trim it down after than cut it too short for no reason and waste it Because this is going into the ground I do want it to be as smooth as possible so it doesn’t make more work when we try to pound it in. So, first thing, get rid of these nobs. Old limbs Alright, now I’m going to sharpen it up. There is a really nice easy way to do this Should be able to do it in three (3) or four (4) hits One Two Three and then, see, the bottom just needs a little bit of pointing. We’ll do that in one hit. There ya go. Okay, so one done. One and done! The top was a little bit shorter. And it’s a little bit wider too so I’m going to go on a higher angle and narrow it down. To a point Whoops! No three on that one, okay. Both of those are done. A good idea too is to chamfer the edges so they don’t mushroom out on you You just kind of take a little bit of material off the circle of the top And it helps it not mushroom out so bad or split Now that I got all the logs cleared away back there, it’s time to measure how far back I need to go.This log is from that pile of back logs All of those are going to stationary size because I’ve already cut them to size So, I can measure it with this and be good to go. So, what I’m thinking of Is having a little bit of overhang, still with the logs and having the back log up about this high. And that’s, I think I can go, there. There is plenty of room Especially if my bench is right on the edge or even back a touch Have tons of room for head, head height, and storage So I think that’s what I’ll do Going to right about here With the back wall So I got to pound some stakes right there So the idea is to put one on either side and leave a space in the middle big enough for some logs so that is about big enough for some logs I could even tie it up at the top after but we’ll just stick that there. stick that there oop and get to hammerin’. Get to hammerin’! Now I don’t mean to sharpen my own axe or anything *whacks log* *log bounces back* oh my goodness it must’ve hit a root but I have been known for my axecuracy (accuracy) *chuckle* axecuracy (accuracy) I’m saying accuracy but with an axe instead eh about there *sniffle* axecuracy (accuracy) okay she must have hit a root or something but they are in there pretty good Axecuracy okay they’re in there *sniffle* ahhhh *sits down* *breathing heavy* This little mesh makes it hard to breathe lesser of two evils though Cool. Thanks for coming I hope you guys enjoyed it I hope you guys, uh yeah, are looking forward to the next installment of the fort. I’ll see you later. Captions added by the following:
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The Insect Song for Preschoolers I Bug Songs I Nursery Rhymes and Kids Songs I The Teolets

The Insect Song for Preschoolers I Bug Songs I Nursery Rhymes and Kids Songs I The Teolets


Learning Objectives: Animal Kingdom-Bugs and Insects Dum Diddy Dodo Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Funny little bugs everywhere Everywhere! The ants go marching, marching for food One by one in the grass The ants go marching, marching for food All day long! Busy bees around the flowers buzz Buzz, Buzz, Buzz Buzz, Buzz, Buzz Busy bees around the flowers buzz All around the flowers! Crawling spiders spin their web Spin their web Crawling spiders spin their web Crawling and spinning their web! Hungry caterpillars chomp on the leaves Chomp on the leaves Hungry caterpillars chomp on the leaves On the yummy leaves! The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink Blink, Blink, Blink The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink All around the trees! Dum Diddy Dodo Dum Dum Dum Funny little bugs everywhere Everywhere! Dum Diddy Dodo Dum Dum Dum Funny little bugs everywhere Everywhere! The ants go marching, marching for food One by one in the grass The ants go marching, marching for food All day long! Busy bees around the flowers buzz Buzz, Buzz, Buzz Busy bees around the flowers buzz All around the flowers! Crawling spiders spin their web Spin their web Crawling spiders spin their web Crawling and spinning their web! Hungry caterpillars chomp on the leaves Chomp on the leaves Hungry caterpillars chomp on the leaves On the yummy leaves! The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink Blink, Blink, Blink The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink All around the trees! Dum Diddy Dodo Dum Dum Dum Funny little bugs everywhere Everywhere!

Hungry? A pop-up resturant sells bugs and insects for lunch


When you’re on-the-go and feeling hungry,
the idea of tucking into some fast food can be appealing. But at a pop up restaurant in Cardiff – the
food on offer may not be that appealing to everyone. On the menu are cricket chocolate chip cookies,
bug blinis, salt and vinegar crickets, locust and scorpion lollipops among some other delights. Deep fried insects are regularly eaten as
street food in places like Bangkok. Local delicacies include crickets and worms
which come in a range of flavours including, salt, cheese, seaweed and barbecue and cost
around 65 pence each. But for the British tongue – it’s safe to
say they’re an acquired taste.

The Bugs That Turn Strawberry Yogurt Red

The Bugs That Turn Strawberry Yogurt Red


Narrator: No one likes
finding bugs in their food when they’re not expecting it. But I hate to break it to you, you’re actually eating them all the time. I’m not just talking about the critters that end up in juices or jams by accident. Some bugs are in our food because, well, we put them there. If you think it’s fruit that turns this strawberry
yogurt red, think again. Yes, there are in fact
strawberries in there, but they’re there for flavor
and texture, not color. That bright red comes from
something else called carmine. Oh, and it’s made from squashed bugs. Squashed female cochineal
bugs, to be specific. They’re tick-sized critters
native to Mesoamerica where they suck the juice
from prickly pear cactuses. Greig: And if you squish them,
they are bright red inside and kind of a purply,
deep purple-red color, and that’s the source of cochineal, cochineal dye, carmine,
whatever you wanna call it. Narrator: For thousands of
years, people have been using these bugs to dye everything
from clothes to pottery. But it wasn’t until more recently that they made their way
into commercial foods. From 1955 to 2010, the
consumption of food coloring rose by 500% in the United States. That’s mostly thanks to artificial colors like Red 40, Yellow 5, and Blue 1. But in the late 20th
century, consumers became increasingly concerned
about synthetic chemicals in their foods and demanded
more natural ingredients. So many companies turned to carmine. It’s FDA improved and tasteless. It resists degradation from
light, heat, and oxidation, and unlike some synthetic colorants, it hasn’t been linked to
cancers or tumor growth. Greig: Now, some people
apparently have allergies to it, but compared with the downsides of the chemical dye, it’s very benign. It’s like using beet juice. Narrator: And just like
that, carmine ended up in strawberry and cream Frappuccinos and cake pops at Starbucks, in Tropicana grapefruit juice, and, yes, in Yoplait yogurts. Just look for carmine or cochineal extract on the label to see for yourself. But today, carmine is becoming
harder and harder to come by. Some companies like Campari Group, maker of the famous Campari
aperitif, have phased it out for economic reasons in the US. Greig: It’s expensive to
make. I mean, it’s easier to just make a chemical dye, and this is a very specialized, you have to farm these little bugs, and collect billions of pounds of them, and dry all them and all that, so I think that just wasn’t as practical. Narrator: Other companies
took it out because, well, people still don’t like eating
bugs, especially vegans. In 2012, a vegan news site outed Starbucks for using cochineal in its Strawberries and Crème Frappuccino, saying that it’s not vegan, and a month later, the
company said they’d switch to a bug-free alternative. In fact, Yoplait now remains one of the only major brands that sells food colored with carmine. But even Yoplait may phase it out after customers expressed concerns about eating bug parts. Greig: So I just think it’s ironic people are freaked out about
insects, about eating insects, even though we eat 2 pounds of insects a year
on average by accident. Narrator: And to show just
how harmless they are, we tried some. Jones: Nope, just tastes like yogurt! Not buggy at all, in fact. Not that I would know what
that would taste like, but I’m really just getting
plain Greek yogurt taste.

Removing Bug Guts Made Easy

Removing Bug Guts Made Easy


Cleaning Bug Guts Made EASY. Hey Guys! Brian
here. Here’s a quick tip. As you hit the road this summer in the warmer weather, you are
bound to get pelted with all these bugs on the front of your RV. It’s just a fact of
life. It’s inevitable. They can’t avoid you and you can’t avoid them. But there’s one
thing you can do to help making cleaning up those bugs and all those guts and stuff a
little easier which is something I do each time I head out on a big trip. And that’s
to put a nice healthy coat of wax on all of the front facing areas of your RV that are
going to get hammered with bugs. What I do it get one or two good coats of wax on the
front and the parts that will be facing forward. And buff it out real nice. You’ll not only
end up with a nice shiny front end of your RV, but you’ll also make it a lot easier to
clean up those bugs at the end of the day and keep your RV looking pretty clean throughout
your trip. So I hope that’s helpful. Have a great trip and have a great summer out there
RVing. See you guys later!

What is an Insect?

What is an Insect?


Funtastic Hop Hop Creep Creep Crawl Crawl Fly Fly Fly, fly, fly! An insect has two antennae An insect has six legs An insect has a head An insect has a thorax An insect has an abdomen And so do I. An insect has two antennae An insect has six legs An insect has a head An insect has a thorax An insect has an abdomen And so do I Insects, insects Insects everywhere You see them in the park You see them in the grass You see them in the dark You can see them in the air Insects, insects Insects everywhere You hear them buzzing by You hear them hiss or squeak You hear the hum at night You hear them in your sleep Hop Hop Creep Creep Crawl Crawl Fly Fly Insects everywhere! Subscribe to our channel. And remember… Be Funtastic! We love you Bye Bye

For These Tiny Spiders, It’s Sing or Get Served | Deep Look


Behold a very small and rather cute spider. This is clypeatus. A jumping spider. He doesn’t spin webs. Instead he uses silk as a lifeline, reeling
it out as he hops from place to place. But right now, he’s looking for a mate. The thread of a female spider that he can
trace back to its source. Problem is, she may have other priorities. While he’ll jump on pretty much anything
that moves…She only mates once. She’s picky. So he’s going to make his case… on the
dancefloor. Male jumping spiders perform courtship displays
that would make Bob Fosse proud. Jazz hands, leg-lifts…they even shimmy their
pedipalps. But he needs a soundtrack. So, by beating together the front and back
halves of his body, he creates vibrations that travel through the ground. This is what her ears look like. Tiny membranes stretched across slits in her
legs. To study these jumping spider pulses, researchers
at the University of California Berkeley use a sophisticated laser vibrometer developed
for quality-testing cars and airplanes. It turns those vibrations into something we
can hear. And guess what? It’s a song. The first verse sounds like this. A fast heartbeat. Thump thump thump thump thump thump thump. Then, more thumping. Followed by something new. A “BOOM.” This is verse two. That pattern, over and over again. For verse three he adds a third element. Almost like he’s casting a spell, right? From species to species, and there are thousands
of different jumping spiders, the songs vary. But one thing never changes: Male jumping
spiders sing like their lives depend on it. Because they do. She may mate with him. She might refuse. But she might just eat him instead. When the Berkeley scientists prevented the
males from singing while they danced, the females were three times as likely to hunt
them as prey. So he needs to go big. The closer he gets to her, the more danger
he’s in. The dance and the song get more and more urgent. But even with all that… She’s still calling the shots. Hi, it’s Amy. If female spiders are picky, with males, the
bar is so, so low. He’ll do this courting song and dance with
pretty much anything. In the lab, scientists use frozen specimens
this one. A dead female spider! And he still tries to mate with her. While you’re here, subscribe to Deep Look,
and thanks for watching.

Review of the Bug-A-Salt, a bug killing weapon.

Review of the Bug-A-Salt, a bug killing weapon.


Okay, I’m going to review the Bug-A-Salt.
Its a gun that shoots salt that is supposed to kill bugs. Here’s how you fill it up with
salt. This is its ammo, if you will. To pump it up, slide this lever, and take off the
safety like this. before shooting bugs, I thought I’d get an idea of is power by shooting
a piece of thick card stock. It made a small dent, but otherwise nothing. So next I tried
a regular sheet of paper. Again, it made a dent, but that was all. I tried a piece of
foil. it left a lot of tiny dents. I decided to try again keeping the foil stretched tightly.
This time it penetrated through. Ok, time for some bugs. I tried this little
beetle bug I found. It knocked him several feet away, but overall he seemed fine. I tried
one more time. Again, he seemed annoyed but otherwise unharmed as he goes about his business.
Next I tried this wasp that was trying to build a nest inside my power strip in my garage.
It knocked him for a loop, but he was also unharmed. Next I tried this fly I found in
my kitchen. Wow. It actually worked well. He died almost instantly, as you can see here.
Next I tried a couple of spiders. here’s the first one, and the second one. Neither spider
was hurt by this. So I found this tiny grasshopper. As you guessed, he was not hurt. I tried one
more time, but again, he was not hurt. Al right, so what are my final thoughts on
the bug-a-salt? Well, I think its a great idea! I love the idea of being able to shoot
at bugs without worrying about damaging my property with a projectile. um, in practice,
doesn’t work so well as you can see in the video, um, works well against flies, but I’ve
tried a variety of other insects, no nothing. I tried a bunch of june bugs. I shot one of
them about 20 times. I didn’t get it on video because it was too dark outside. I want to
show you something else that really irritates me about this design, its this safety thing.
Every time you pump it up, you have to disengage the safety. It re-engages it every single
time. And I can’t tell you how many times I went to shoot a bug, and I had it just in
my aim. Pull the trigger, nothing happened. Then I have to take back, pull the stupid
safety back, and by that time, the bug has moved or whatever. Really, really irritating
that the safety resets itself every single time. But anyway, as you can see its not particularly
effective against wasps, I certainly wouldn’t try attacking a wasp nest like this, you’re
just going to wind up getting yourself stung. In fact, that’s another disadvantage I have
to tell you about. There were at least two or three occasions in my video where I was
shooting spiders or wasps. the spiders actually came back, I mean it actually hit the spider
and blew the spider off the wall and back onto me. That’s why the video ends so abruptly
on the spider videos because I had to brush the spider off of me. And when I shot the
wasp in my garage, that wasp came after me. I had to take off running. If I’d had another
camera setup you know about 50 feet away, you’d have seen me hauling butt with this
thing in my hand. Because it was not real pleased about getting knocked four feet away
from where it was but otherwise it was unharmed. So I guess my final review is if you like
shooting flies, this is probably the device for you. If you need to kill any other kind
of bug, don’t waste your money. Send me some comments, tell me what you’d like to see in
the next video. If you happen to live in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area and you want to do a
joint video sometime, let me know that as well and I’ll see you next time.

What was my day like?  Foundation Find  Termite Find

What was my day like? Foundation Find Termite Find


We got two inspections in a marketing
event I’m not performing the home inspections my guys are I’m gonna sneak
up on them and see if I can find anything today the secret to real estate
agents hearts are through their stomachs and also good service just let me know
this is heavy extremely heavy didn’t get much video of the conference
they didn’t really want me videoing in there but it went really well I crushed
it let’s try to make it over to Robert’s inspection and try to figure out if we
can find anything good to show you on it we got two good finds in a funny one
this is a flood house they started ripping some walls out and we found some
termites and the garage foundations failing let me go show you those issues
all right so for the first time I’m going to show you the termites and I’m
gonna show you why they chose this area but mainly I want to show you what
termite damage looks like so let’s show you that so you can see how this on its
the woods almost like paper like and you have a lot of mud inside of here
this is all related to termite damage you also get these mud tubes here this
is what they use to travel Oh perfect yeah so you can see you can see how it’s
a little thick it’s not so granule II like if I touch this and this was ants it would
just fall right out let’s say use this for cover and then here you go all
around the window too as well pulling across the top right here across
the top right here in down same scenario Robert found termites in
this corner it’s actually a pretty good find and I’ll show you why they chose
this area too as well so right here in the corner really hard to find but he’s
able to pull back the wood and there’s a lotta termite activity through this the
stud right here alright so the main reason why they chose the chose this
area on the house it’s the perfect area for them they have wood to ground
contact they’re going to have a constant saw at the source of moisture coming off
the roof right here and also at the base you have a lot of wood to ground content
they were able to stay there and nobody could ever know that they were moving
because the sheet rock was in place they probably got a little bit of debris on
the inside let me show you why they chose the garage so on the garage the
reason why they chose this spot same scenario would a ground contact you also
have this nice little tree perfect amount of shade and moisture so let me
get a little closer so you can see Robert likes to call this the termite
honey hole alright for this next issue the garage foundation has failed this
happened a lot whenever it flooded in the area there’s a lot of movement
across the slab good thing the house is ok there was just very very little
movement but the garage is split in half and let me show you how I know and what
I was looking for ok so you can see right here or the crack goes straight
through the slab goes all the way down to the bottom and it travels all the way through one of the main
reasons why this happened is you have the tree over here get the flood it
costs a lot of movement and that’s the reason why the slab dropped not an
engineer but it’s just an educated guess alright so for the funny one I just
wanted to show it to you real quick I have a perfectly working shower in this
the flood home they like they like the way it looks I guess they kept it so you
know you know the shower pan is perfect it’s holding this water all the grout
looks good you know I got hot and cold water no your your shower might be I
mean your also might be flooded but you still can take a shower all right you
know the spiel by now if you please like and subscribe to the videos and if you
have any questions please reach out leave a comment thanks bye