Primitive Rabbit Soup Lunch and Preserving the Skin (episode 06)

I begin the day with the intention of beginning to build the new hut. Then nature presents me with an opportunity that I was not expecting and instead I end up preparing a cottontail rabbit for a very primitive lunch. I also make good use of the skin and save the bones for future survival bushcraft projects. There are some graphic images in this video that some people may find offensive so viewer discretion is advised.

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My equipment:

Camera: Nikon D7500
Sound: Zoom H4N
Editing: Final Cut Pro X on MacBook Air
Location: Parts Unknown

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):

Who films you?
Me. I travel alone, shoot, edit, upload, everything, all alone. On a few occasions I may be accompanied by a friend.

How many cameras do you use?
Usually I use just one camera. When I have underwater scenes then I also use a GoPro camera. I get different angles by moving the camera around and repeating the action to create a more cinematic viewing experience for the audience.

Where is this place?
In order to protect the integrity of the natural landscape I prefer to be very vague about the locations I use. There are places that I used to visit that were so beautiful and untouched but the consequences of social media brought all kinds of people to visit and sadly some people do not respect nature and have badly damaged these places. Therefore I do not share locations.

Where did you get your sandals?
I first started wearing sandals on outdoor adventures in February 2014. I’m so glad that I did because wearing these Luna Sandals has really helped strengthen my feet. You can see their selection of adventure and running sandals at this link:
(Note: I receive an affiliate commission from any sales derived from clicking on the link above)

Do you workout?
Yes, I workout, but not in a gym. I have some weights that I use and also do a lot of bodyweight exercises. I also run and sometimes swim. I hike frequently to collect wild foods and to shoot these videos so I'm very active all the time.

Are you vegan or vegetarian?
I wish I could maintain my health on a primal diet that does not include animals but unfortunately that did not work well and I ended up with health problems as a result of those attempts. From my studies, observations of nature, and personal experience I have come to believe that the best diet for optimal human health is a primal diet (paleo).

Do you get lonely when you’re alone?
No, I don’t get lonely. I’m actually so busy shooting video, taking photos and doing so many other things like making cordage, cooking, weaving, etc. that I really don’t have time to think about my lonely condition. Sometimes when something profound happens on an adventure I can’t wait to share it with people, but other than that I do not get lonely.

How many languages do you speak?
My first language is English but I also speak fluent Spanish and Portuguese. I also speak very little Russian. I may soon begin learning more languages.

How old are you?
I was born in 1972. At the time of this video I was 48.

Where did you get the music in your videos?
This series is the first one that I am making all the music myself. I recently made a drum and maracas (rumba shaker). I am now using them to create the intro and ending music in my videos, but before in the past I have used royalty free music from several sources including PAlife. Sometimes I bought the music but usually it was free.


  • A Francisco
    A Francisco7 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Good pm I'm watching from philippines stay safe God bless

  • OsamahXLion
    OsamahXLion23 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    You should wash the meat with water before roasting it. It's healthier that way

  • MXAya
    MXAya3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    No pude ver después de que diste gracias por la vida del conejito, pero se que es supervivencia y adelante un poco el vídeo 😅 igual sigo viendo, me gustaría que hicieras una serie así en Oaxaca o alguna otra región mexicana.

  • merry rommel
    merry rommel4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Style Tarzan

  • Silas Hill
    Silas Hill5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    For some reason the insides of animals don't bother me. It might be that my brother skinned a rabbit right in front of me when I was like 6 and then I had nightmares about the rabbit coming back to life and latching onto my brothers face. LMAO

  • Joaquín ._.
    Joaquín ._.6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Doomguy doesn't like this

  • van mui Nguyen
    van mui Nguyen7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • Yeah Right
    Yeah Right7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • Glen Achilles
    Glen Achilles8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Saya melihat anda kasian,anda sangat lapar dan seperti nya tidak ada sumber makanan alam

  • มานัช ภาพทอง
    มานัช ภาพทอง9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Shouldn't have killed the rabbit at all.

  • Fabian Trujillo
    Fabian Trujillo9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    For the rabbit skin tanning, I imagine cutting it open to lay flat makes things easier. Gonna keep checking out your videos! Maybe the primitive wine one next haha

  • truthbknwn
    truthbknwn9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Its not that rabbit meat lacks nutrition, its that a diet of meat without any carbohydrates causes a condition (acidosis) that can make you ill.

  • Ledi Ann
    Ledi Ann10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


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  • Bear Wylde (Primal Earth Skills) II
    Bear Wylde (Primal Earth Skills) II12 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Chad, I believe the rabbit was dropped by a bird that was fending off another bird attempting to steal the rabbit or it lost its grip. The trauma on the side and the way the fur was dislodged is a good indicator of this. I have seen many times birds drop rabbits, squirrels, mice, etc., and the impact looks much like the rabbit you found. I read a comment that someone believes that the rabbit may have been hit with a rock. If this were the case, there would have been a fur trail leading away from the rabbit where the rock/stone impacted, but there was simply fur at the immediate impact sight, which indicates an impact from falling from above. If it had been diseased there would have been obvious signs inside the cavity when you skinned it, but there were none.

  • Niccola di mambro
    Niccola di mambro12 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Debió haber sido el conejo más sabroso del mundo

  • Nam Hoàng
    Nam Hoàng13 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Ngl my pet rabbit was about to kick you to save the rabbit in the computer

  • kriti editz
    kriti editz15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Please don't kill innocent animals 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 god will never forgive you 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🚩🚩🚩🚩

  • OperationLeyenda
    OperationLeyenda18 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Did you take a survival course to learn this?

  • one piece
    one piece18 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Be careful for virus

  • Shenanigans with les
    Shenanigans with les19 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Tell me again why you thought the best place to smell the rabbit was it's crotch area?

  • sanablue1
    sanablue119 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    It worries me a bit that you didn't clean your hands before eating... I don't know a lot about this outdoor survival thing but isn't it kinda bad to eat the well cooked food with the hands that still have raw stuff on them? But anyway, another great episode! I love watching these during my break at work, they really calm me down and brighten my mood. :)

  • Jadgabsac player
    Jadgabsac player20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • Jadgabsac player
    Jadgabsac player20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    don’t eat a rabbit

  • Jadgabsac player
    Jadgabsac player20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    i love this video is so cool

  • Pяiήςε ᎠᎡᎪςυᏞᎪ
    Pяiήςε ᎠᎡᎪςυᏞᎪ21 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • Bagas Saputro
    Bagas Saputro21 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Ngga bisa Bahasa Inggris🗿

  • Dake Long
    Dake Long23 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I apriciate that you thank the animal . i dont belive many hunters today do that . thank you for honoring the animals (sacrifice).

  • Vinayak Pawar
    Vinayak Pawar24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    " Hello , may i know how much fee to make promotion ?" what kind of promotion you want ? " may i know can you promote my platform?"

  • Alex Joestaar
    Alex Joestaar24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Cuanto tiempo puede durar una piel?

  • Joshua R
    Joshua R24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Hey Chad you look like a party boy.

  • Red
    Red24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    rip rabbit

  • MediaxFeendz
    MediaxFeendz24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    How do you have time to get all these shots edit upload and run a PAlife channel while "surviving " in the wild

  • Rafael L.
    Rafael L.24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    thanks Chad

  • ASTRO Grant
    ASTRO Grant24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    What if he jumped the rabbit, beaten it to death and set it up... hmmmm

  • Yousuf
    Yousuf24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    How come there was no blood when he cut the rabit?

  • Panda Pofi

    Panda Pofi

    21 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The rabbit was a paid actor mate

  • CilicianElite
    CilicianElite24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Amen God is good. Much respect brother! :) be safe and well!

  • creeper art
    creeper art24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    "hey mister have you seen my pet rabbit it ran off last night"

  • El Cowboy Aleman
    El Cowboy Aleman24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    i´m wondering how can be so built. His diat seems sooo low in calories

  • FeelGoodSoundtrak
    FeelGoodSoundtrak24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Vegans rn 👁️👄👁️

  • Holy Valkyrie
    Holy Valkyrie24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Mind too weak to watch rabbit turn into food. Give you a thumb up despite can't finish the video.

  • Bartes Maria-Cooking
    Bartes Maria-Cooking24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • Tai p
    Tai p24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This guy reminds me of conan exhiles! Lol

    ERIK KARDASH25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Откуда штаны взялись

  • Aktivera_0


    24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Они и так у него были

  • Azazel. Will
    Azazel. Will25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    What if venomous snake kill the rabbit ?

  • The Pinata
    The Pinata25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Holy shit. You're 48? I thought you were in your early 30's.

  • Dullahan
    Dullahan25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    PAlife:demonises a vid with cursing Also PAlife: monetises a vid of a rabbit being beheaded and skinned PAlife doesn’t make sense 😂

  • crazybeartimba
    crazybeartimba25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    he's surviving covid-19

  • DemiVik
    DemiVik25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    i bet that was yummy

  • Nueroendoctrine carcinoma a family destroyed
    Nueroendoctrine carcinoma a family destroyed25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I wish I knew someone like this, I am so sick of cancer treatments and want to leave and just live until .... so sick of all the noise and people and stuff. I lived on BBR for a while, loved it, never been healthier.

  • Nueroendoctrine carcinoma a family destroyed
    Nueroendoctrine carcinoma a family destroyed25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I can live without the net, my phone others , etc, but not my meatsies, I wonder if I could get delivery out in the bush once every two months??? lol

  • Nueroendoctrine carcinoma a family destroyed
    Nueroendoctrine carcinoma a family destroyed25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Viggo Mertenson, the actor who plays arragon, is a hunter, knows this kind of stuff, during the filming of TLOTR he hit a rabbit with his car, pulled over ate it, only to find out later, that in Australia, their rabbits carry some rare disease, and nobody eats the rabbits.. lmao true story I swear.

  • Rey Rivera
    Rey Rivera25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    What's nuts about this video is how little he talks to himself.

  • fei wang
    fei wang26 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • Андрій Сікорський
    Андрій Сікорський26 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Шкода за кролика, але виживати у дикій природи потрібно.)))

  • All My Movies
    All My Movies26 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    7:44 like a banana

  • Ali Nasir
    Ali Nasir26 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • Josué Novaes
    Josué Novaes26 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Meu ovo e moreno e as novinha gosta frito com um pouco de sal

  • H.T.Z【Henny 陶震】
    H.T.Z【Henny 陶震】27 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    很喜欢这样子的视频!nice place

  • Aaron Rawago
    Aaron Rawago27 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    What does your camera man eat??🤣🤣🤣

  • Aaron Rawago

    Aaron Rawago

    25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    @D B Tripods don't move the camera around as well, there's a man holding the camera. He just doesn't show his face often. If you look at the other videos you'll see him

  • D B

    D B

    25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Tripods don't eat

  • zam suri family kita
    zam suri family kita27 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • adi archt
    adi archt27 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • Mr Been Watch
    Mr Been Watch 27 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    It the cool life but full of freedom

  • kazuhiro nagata
    kazuhiro nagata28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    your REAL Tarzan

  • insect world
    insect world28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    CRSTY28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Idk why but so entertaining superb content

  • Aryan Meghwanshi
    Aryan Meghwanshi28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I love this place and all things you do ❤️

  • 吽尼梭哈
    吽尼梭哈29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • Robert Hurtt
    Robert Hurtt29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    If you want a better life ask these words,dear lord please come into my heart in jesus name amen

    WYOッIDI0TS29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Poor little rabbit .😪

  • Golden Betta Tube
    Golden Betta Tube29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Watching with love ❤️

  • Ricardo Peralta
    Ricardo Peralta29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    My tendence primal is very bad and eat pure fuck

  • Papone Studio
    Papone Studio29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I love this channel I’m from Laos 🇱🇦 in south east Asia

  • Абдин Османов
    Абдин Османовਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Как же он наверно просирается после такой трапезы

  • Кирилл Шиленок
    Кирилл Шиленокਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    видео и сама идея ооочень крутые, но ютуб в переводе на русский позиционирует вас в некоторых моментах как женщину😅 а так очень интересно, в 3:30 ночи смотрю

  • Залим Байкулов
    Залим Байкуловਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Нельзя мертвичину есть это грех

  • pritam baraily
    pritam barailyਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    How ur camera charging? N ur nail it's good in conditions well maintain.....

  • Айбол Жолшораев
    Айбол Жолшораевਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Казактар корсе лайк😀😀😀

    ZAGOAN NEONਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Subscribe aing atuh

  • Farmer's Son
    Farmer's Sonਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Great 👌🙏

  • Gucci monicalen
    Gucci monicalenਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This is like minecraft but real life

  • DarkArt_TV
    DarkArt_TVਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    на таком питании этот дядя высох бы за 2-3 месяца

  • Rus Pesca
    Rus Pescaਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    22:56 quail calls. You could trap them easly, or search for their eggs. I don't know if they are protected in your state!

  • วิภาวินี คําเขียว
    วิภาวินี คําเขียวਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    ใครแปลไทยให้อ่ะ น่ารักจังมีซับไทย

  • Irfan Murad
    Irfan Muradਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Very amazing episode i like to follow.However humanbeing advanced in technology which make him live in comfortable life but always likes living simple life far away from annoying and difficulities of life.

  • eg6tec
    eg6tecਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Never hated adds so much ffs

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  • Mr. Shepherd's pie
    Mr. Shepherd's pieਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    what a chad!

    TFOS_RISA RATINਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Indo hadir

  • Tony T
    Tony Tਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    food videos are always the best videos

  • chxmmyz
    chxmmyzਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Just grab the fish

    TRUTH CHANNELਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This is all staged. How does he shave in the wild? With snail shells 🐚? 🤦‍♂️🤣🤣🤣 And how does he charges his camera ?

  • D B

    D B

    25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I don't really care. I don't think anyone else does either mate

  • zv.c48 سناب
    zv.c48 سنابਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    اوصخ منك مفيه

  • Kyle Shebilske
    Kyle Shebilskeਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    What part of the world is this... austraila?

  • Jensen Decker

    Jensen Decker

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Western USA is what I’m guessing

  • Mohammed GAME
    Mohammed GAMEਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    حرام اكل الميته

  • chickenassasintk
    chickenassasintkਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    anyone know what the rabbit probably died of?

  • Seb _
    Seb _ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Regarding brain tanning: The remnants of flesh and fat must be removed before rubbing in the brain. It really depends on the way you want to use the leather but the fur should be removed aswell. After rubbing in the skin you should squeeze the hide severval times and strech it, so it becomes soft. You can also smoke it to make it more waterproof. Most of this is primarly for larger skins, like dear. Rabbit skin is a lot weaker. Since you want to make a bag out of it, it should be fine

  • Primitive Archery Man
    Primitive Archery Manਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Great producer.