With most of the country locked down under a polar vortex of frighteningly cold weather, I thought it was a good time to share this video.

Shug is a guy who makes videos on YouTube about camping and outdoorsy stuff. When he heard about forecasted temperatures well south of minus 30 degrees, he did what any sensible person would do — he called up his buddy and proposed that they go camping in the woods.

So they set off in search of plunging temperatures and the peaceful quiet of a brutally cold day in the woods of Minnesota.

(And here’s the link for that 100-percent wool shirt Shug mentioned in the video. I just popped it on my wish list.)

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Winter camping with Shug: How to survive at -40ºF
Follow along as outdoor expert and YouTube personality Shug treks into the woods for some arctic-weather camping.