Two weeks after his video of camping in a roundabout in Langford went viral, Steve Wallis has returned to the West Bank, this time for stealth camping on an island in Lake Langford.
In his video posted Thursday, April 21, the Alberta YouTuber paddled to the island on an inflatable raft under the guise of a bird photographer. Once on the island, he realized he couldn’t have picked a better cover story because the trees on the small lot were filled with birds.
This led Wallis to rethink his sleeping arrangements. Not having enough room to set up his tent, he combined his stealth camping video with a makeshift shelter video he is also known for and used his overturned raft as shelter from the overnight rain.
“And now for the exciting thrill of sitting still and being quiet and hiding,” Wallis said in the video as he settled in for the evening. Little did he know that changing hosting plans would only be the start of a series of misfortunes.
In a hurry to get to the island before arousing suspicion, Wallis told viewers he didn’t bring enough water for cooking and drinking, which led to an impromptu meal that also went wrong. spilled out of the pot at some point. And as he was packing his bags the next morning to leave, his camera was damaged.
While many would watch his adventure and say it was a failure because of these misadventures, loyal viewers know that Wallis is no stranger to improvisation, with many of his videos devoted to building shelters from everything from bubble wrap to body bags.
As of April 23, the video had been viewed more than 500,000 times, and many of the thousands of comments praised Wallis for maintaining her positive attitude despite the trip not going unlike most of her recent outings.
In a video posted on April 7, Wallis camped inside the Langford Parkway roundabout outside City Center Park without incident, although he was nearly found several times during the night.
He previously told Black Press Media that he was taking a long-awaited trip to Vancouver Island and would produce several videos featuring places locals will recognize. Having spent a lot of time living in an RV in the Goldstream area years ago and with his family and friends on the island, Wallis said he had been looking forward to returning to the area for years , but the pandemic and destructive flooding last winter kept the trip delayed.
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