SELF-RELIANCE AS A SAILOR (remote island living)

Jan 17, 2021
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Today’s story is about being out on the water, in the islands, and taking advantage of what mother nature provides. From collecting rainwater to foraging with a friend and using stored power from the sun to have a date night on the deck.
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We’re Jason and Nikki Wynn. We been living #OffTheGrid and exploring the world for 10 years.
Our first six years of #travel were an epic road trip around North America.
Now we’re on a #sailing voyage about the world. Did we have any previous sailing experience, of course not!
Neither of us is overly talented, smart, rich, lucky, or retired. But that doesn’t stop us from reaching far-flung destinations, having wild #adventures and managing everything that makes living aboard a moving vessel possible.
We’re two ordinary people that just so happen to live an extraordinary life.
And this is why we publish our lives on the world wide web. We share in hopes of inspiring you to find your adventure.
Timestamps if you like to Jump Around:
00:00 Rainy Season in Tonga
00:40 Sea Snake Hold-Up
01:35 Intro (short)
01:58 Today's Plan - ReWilding
03:00 Freediving & Spearing Outside the Reef
05:31 Island Gardening & Foraging
07:01 Our Underwater Camera Gear
09:33 Lick It (Not a Great Idea)
10:21 The Nut Cutter
11:39 Pineapple Beer (Tepache) Quick Recipe
14:10 Pizza Night Begins
15:24 Dinner and a Show on CURIOSITY
18:11 Bloopers
#BoatLife #Catamaran #TravelVlog #DigitalNomad #LifeStyle #Sailboats
© Gone With the Wynns 2020

  • 🎸👏👍😘😘😘😘😘

    Monica EspinosaMonica EspinosaDay ago
  • Hello which is the episode with the VPN special please?

    Terence HogbenTerence Hogben4 days ago
    • @Gone with the Wynns thanks bought it👍

      Terence HogbenTerence Hogben3 days ago
    • I believe that's here: Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns4 days ago
  • Wow #15 on trending well done!

    Stan BarkerStan Barker6 days ago
  • That's so funny, y'all are watching Delos!

    qaannatqaannat6 days ago
  • Please do a gag reel of Jason just sticking things in his mouth. Please. We need this.

    Glln WvrGlln Wvr7 days ago
    • 😆😆😂😂

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns7 days ago
  • I watched this video when it came out and I loved the idea of a barbecue pizza. John and I both eat vegan and tonight I decided to make a barbecue pizza and it was fantastic. Mushrooms, onions, pepper and cheese. Topped it off with strawberry cheesecake bites. Stay safe and love your channel.

    Barry DBarry D9 days ago
  • The scenery is so beautiful and stunning.Very enjoyable! Reminds me of my trips where I take the good music like the Guns N Roses, Imagine Draongs or the Delta Parole and then enjoy the powerful feeling of the sea. ¡vamos!

    funnyglowfunnyglow12 days ago
  • You guys are the reason I got into the rv lifestyle .I'm glad you're following your dreams but I miss you guys. 🙏🏿🙏🏿Safe travels 🙏🏿❤

  • Having a poisonous sea snake inspecting my dinghy. What a conversation.

    Michael MillerMichael Miller13 days ago
  • Nice 🍈 🍈 lol

    Darcy NDarcy N13 days ago
  • That pizza is a one person serving

    James PouliotJames Pouliot16 days ago
  • Since you're in 🇹🇴, I bet you could find someone to teach you how to peel the husk off of a coconut 🥥 .... I have freinds and family in Vava'u if you need a connection.

    Breakaway GuyBreakaway Guy16 days ago
  • can smell the sweetness in the air with you guys, may love surround you always...

    Life-ElixirsLife-Elixirs17 days ago
  • Love how guys were watching Delos!

    Trevor d'EntremontTrevor d'Entremont19 days ago
  • Looked everywhere on the site for your cookbook! Your cooking looks so good and we need the recipes please. Have you considered editing a cookbook? Or include the recipes in the show more and content sections?

    Bud ChestnutBud Chestnut19 days ago
    • Well you may want to get your eyes checked because there's a recipe tab on the sailing page of the blog: There aren't a ton of recipes there because Nikki is more of a "fly by the seat of the pants" cook, but maybe we'll get a cookbook someday. Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns19 days ago
  • I love the Ocean. :)

    CaringLoveFaith In God_ONLY TVCaringLoveFaith In God_ONLY TV21 day ago
  • This song please?!

    Crystal MathesCrystal Mathes23 days ago
    • @Gone with the Wynns thank-you dears!

      Crystal MathesCrystal Mathes22 days ago
    • Music is always listed in order of appearance In the description box.

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns23 days ago
  • Whoa,she looked up at you as she was cutting that coconut husk.

    Mark IvyMark Ivy24 days ago
  • Heat is your friend, condensation is from warm humid air hitting a cold surface (the glass).

    cnyap1cnyap124 days ago
  • You guys should try a coconut husk remover if you do get lots of coconuts. Safer and saves time.

    Sandy's YTSandy's YT25 days ago
  • A nice peaceful video - well done! As always you guys provide a nice escape for your viewers.

    ScubaJack wScubaJack w25 days ago
  • So glad I came across this channel. Sending good vibes guys🤙🏼 stay safe

    Chase MorganChase Morgan25 days ago
  • Amazing per usual! The music in the video was super fun and enjoyable!

    steadman hallsteadman hall26 days ago
  • Pretty underwater videos, but I would never go in the water, sharks!

    Hans EtterHans Etter26 days ago
  • Immediately after watching “one of the most poisonous snakes in the world” swim away, says “let’s go swimming.” 😱😬😳

    Erin ThorErin Thor26 days ago
  • Kudos on that amazing pizza! Wonderful video (as always).

    The Spicy ApronThe Spicy Apron26 days ago
  • I can’t watch the machete!! Omg it brings out the Mom in me... careful lol!! Yummy fruit

    Di ODi O27 days ago
  • once it's finished you've got some nice, cheese-flavored olive oil for salads or whatever.... Bon appetite!!!!

    Ailsa NiAilsa Ni27 days ago
  • As always a wonderful video, thanks you guyz. Im gonna have to beng watch you this coming weekend 😆

    Michelle CollinsMichelle Collins28 days ago
  • That is not how you open a dry husk coconut my friend.

    PedroPedro28 days ago
  • You could have put some of that pineapple on the pizza! It’s Canadian eh. Love the channel.

    K MacK Mac28 days ago
    • @Ailsa Ni Crocodile Dundee but nicer lol

      K MacK Mac27 days ago
    • Nice knife and machete skills ! 👩🏻‍🍳

      Ailsa NiAilsa Ni27 days ago
  • We love you both, think your the bomb thank you for keeping us entertained. someday we will become patrons see ya next week.

    Luis RoseLuis Rose29 days ago
  • Wow. Don’t distract her when she is chopping coconut.

    ceerw butyceerw buty29 days ago
    • 😜

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns29 days ago
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    Jörg RamminJörg Rammin29 days ago
  • The drinks and food look SOOOO GOOD 😌

    Natalie KwokNatalie Kwok29 days ago
  • Love escaping the scamdemic as it plays out in NY, while watching your uplifting and beautiful videos. Safe travels! ***Thank you***

    Amy Jane StewartAmy Jane StewartMonth ago
  • Fun vid guys , Nikki would be a pro nut cracker if let lose Lol, may i surgest a wheeled pizza cutter to add to the kitchen drawer

    misha frogmisha frogMonth ago
    • Strange

      ceerw butyceerw buty29 days ago
  • Would putong rice grains in the housing keep the dampness down and maybe less fog

    Curtis LoudCurtis LoudMonth ago
  • The sea krait isn't poisonous it is venomous.....a real heart stopped of an animal

    BlackAnvil47BlackAnvil47Month ago
    • Yes but technically you'll suffocate before your heart stops.

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the WynnsMonth ago
  • Another amazing video! Nikki is amazing and classy. Jason is a goofball and very lucky, but I'm sure he knows that. Keep up the good work.

    Bob McCoyBob McCoyMonth ago
  • Such good videos to watch in these challenging times while we on lockdown ,stay safe everyone xx

    wrighty1957wrighty1957Month ago
  • Sailing uma is worth a look

    Frank PristovFrank PristovMonth ago
  • The machete ands your fingers... Wow!! You were scaring me!!

    Andi DwyerAndi DwyerMonth ago
  • I am Australian and I couldn’t stop laughing at the accent 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    seiom jvonyseiom jvonyMonth ago
  • Love how yall are watching the Delos clan at the Arctic!

    Eve P.KEve P.KMonth ago
  • Nice knife and machete skills ! 👩🏻‍🍳

    Bruce ClyneBruce ClyneMonth ago
  • So much LOL at the end!

    Road CollectorRoad CollectorMonth ago
  • You are going to chop your fingers off.

    JRR ___JRR ___Month ago
    • AHHHHHHHH!!!!!

      seiom jvonyseiom jvonyMonth ago
  • The question is would you have a seven year old boy hold the coconut while you were hitting it with a machete ? Why would the life long use of you hand be any less important? Rule number 1 is always keep your body behind the tool! Throw the machete away it, it has no place on a boat. It's used for clearing fields not handwork. You both are too important to us to get maimed. By the way I'm 20 min from a hospital, how about you?

    James B. Funk IIIJames B. Funk IIIMonth ago
  • Happy-er than a clam sitting at the bottom of the Chesapeake bay passing clam gas...

    Jeff AllenJeff AllenMonth ago
  • 20 seconds in and I'm in love with the hat! I want that hat. And such white teeth! Amazing teeth. Hey. I'm British, we notice things like that; teeth, and trimmed eyebrows on men. Strange

    NeilhunyNeilhunyMonth ago
  • A small piece of paper towel will help with fog moisture

    Patti LogstonPatti LogstonMonth ago
  • I hope Brian, Kazza and the Nugget watches The Wynns too. O almost forgot Brady and Blue too.

    Gary LaaksGary LaaksMonth ago
  • High tide. Because people go clamming at low tide. At high tide, no one is digging for clams!

    Karen AllenKaren AllenMonth ago
  • It’s so wonderful to see you back at home!!! Thank you both for your commitment to this channel. I look forward to seeing you every week.

    alida flusalida flusMonth ago
  • Thats amazing .

    Gap PGap PMonth ago
  • Absolutely gorgeous.

    Brandon BBrandon BMonth ago
  • Question.... Do curious snakes come aboard while sleeping?

    Bill BrownBill BrownMonth ago
    • NO! Absolutely not. And if you have proof they do, don't tell me!

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the WynnsMonth ago
  • As you were enjoying your movie, wine, and pizza that snake has made it's way onto your boat..... Nice looking pizza😊

    Sandy OklahomatransientSandy OklahomatransientMonth ago
  • Your thumb is too close!

    William C SallaiWilliam C SallaiMonth ago
  • Do you have a vacuum cleaner with hose attachment? Do you have large ZipLock bags? Place the camera and a small desiccant bag in housing, but do not close the door, then place in the ZipLock bag. Place the end of the vacuum hose into the bag and turn on the vacuum. After the air in the bag is evacuated, close & secure the camera case. This should resolve your fogging problem.

    William C SallaiWilliam C SallaiMonth ago
  • killers yikes

    Ken PowellKen PowellMonth ago
  • I thought the sound at the begining was fire. "How come fire and rain sometimes sound the same?"

    Joshua PutnamJoshua PutnamMonth ago
  • That pizza looked amazing.

    Anchors Away SailingAnchors Away SailingMonth ago
  • Next time you’re in a place where you can get Amazon packages, you should get a cast splitter. That’s what I’ve used to open coconuts once you hit it with a knife.

    Niko SpinellaNiko SpinellaMonth ago
  • be really brilliant if you hit 500k views with this vlog guys - you did it - congrats xx

    mozmozMonth ago
  • Strewth mate, your accent ain't fair dinkum, when you come and visit us in Straya well get it sorted, it will be ridgey didge then Cobba.

    David TurnerDavid TurnerMonth ago
  • Nikki: I was literally watching you chop that coconut though my fingers as I covered my face with my palm. Always love your episodes!!!

    Ray LaneRay LaneMonth ago
  • BRAVO...2 Story Telling...made w LoVe...:)))~🙏❤️😀👏🌱🏄‍♂️🐬🌴🌈🧿

    Miltos ExarhouMiltos ExarhouMonth ago
  • You don't need a machete to open a coconut nut, you just need your teeth and some will power :-D Polynesian Cultural Center -

    Christian VazquezChristian VazquezMonth ago
    • 😆😆

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the WynnsMonth ago
  • this isnt crock country?

    Alan PriceAlan PriceMonth ago
  • NICE

    Thomas SackettThomas SackettMonth ago
  • Hello, Humans. "People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude."-John C. Maxwell TERRANCE OUT

    yuitr loingyuitr loingMonth ago
  • Where is all the dough coming from?

    Allen HanksAllen HanksMonth ago
    • There's a whole section on the blog devoted to how the Wynns (and other nomads) make money while traveling. Check it out here: Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the WynnsMonth ago
  • "Dinner and a Show".... as if i wasn't jealous enough... that did it. What a lifestyle xx

    Naturally Eco AustraliaNaturally Eco AustraliaMonth ago
  • I would give you guys a piece of advice : De-husk the coconuts on land prior to taking them to the boat. Put them on the ground or a flat rock with the pointy end up and hit them with a rock as large as you can comfortably lift over your head, let the gravity do the work for you.. it will after 3-4 hard blows split the husk 1-2 places and you can then remove the husk with your bare hands without any machete action.. When splitting the nut itself look at the blunt end with the "eye and mouth".. above the eyes you make an imaginary line along the nut, and you hit it confidently with a sturdy knife/parang (if you forage on islands frequently I recommend you purchase a parang, its well worth it) and it will make a straight split along the middle.. do it over a bowl if you want to save the water inside.

    My Dog & IMy Dog & IMonth ago
    • and Sailing La Vagabond. BTW I have that exact same model of oven and it is just the best counter top one I have ever owned.

      yuitr loingyuitr loingMonth ago
  • Oh no I’m all caught up, it’s been great pandemic watching for the past couple of months.....better than Netflix. Now I get to wait a week for the next like the rest of the subscribers....wah wah! 😭😭

    Trevor WardTrevor WardMonth ago
    • Sorry not sorry! 💙💛💙

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the WynnsMonth ago
  • Nicky I think you are way to confident with that machete! Thought we were going to end up with a Horror Movie!

    Jonathan BarrJonathan BarrMonth ago
  • Use the little silica packs that comes in vitamin bottles in you dive camera housing. Absorbs all moisture in the air, no condensation.

    Lloyd TruebloodLloyd TruebloodMonth ago
    • That's what the little strips are. Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the WynnsMonth ago
  • Well, at least I have the same toaster oven as you .......'so close, yet so far away...'

    Scot VerdinScot VerdinMonth ago
  • Would love your pizza recipe.

    Amy WhitlachAmy WhitlachMonth ago
  • Wow Folks, that sea snake and y'all played it cool. Ma'am understand your grew up in a little town in West Texas. My Wife (41 years together as of the 19th Jan. 2021) is from Van Horn where we met while I was farming. Wife was born in Monahans, Tx. Just viewed one of your excursions at the remote Island west of Cook Islands. Gosh, that's what we need, a life of stress free. I reckon, there is no China Virus spreading to those Islands as of yet? I may just keep following you on You-tube and comment in the future. Stay safe and watch those snakes! Jerome And Lupe, Spicewood, Tx

    Jerry DolenzJerry DolenzMonth ago
  • Dude cut the top of your hair to match the sides you look ridiculous

    Richard MondRichard MondMonth ago
  • Really happy to see the vast increase in your viewership. You both work hard and have a close bond and sense of humour.

    Trevor CrowleyTrevor CrowleyMonth ago
  • So nice to see Curiosity & Minion in the ocean again!🤗

    Kings MomKings MomMonth ago
  • I love your USworlds channel. Also, I would love to know if you have a Spotify channel. You have the best music in your videos.

    mtbcldmtbcldMonth ago
    • No but the artists are listed in the description box (in the order they appear) and there's a link to the service Nikki & Jason use to find them all. 😎 Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the WynnsMonth ago
  • Been watching your videos for years, but stopped watching this one after the 'chopping' scene. It will come down to "can the hospital sew the fingers back on again?" Unfortunately, the answer will be 'no'. Will watch the next video, keep safe!

    Michel Paul CoteMichel Paul CoteMonth ago
  • 20 years from now.."Mom, tell us again why you left your thumb in Tonga"

    butti fdftbutti fdftMonth ago
  • You need to invest and practice the local way to peel and shred a coconut! You need a coconut spike and shredder :) Okay you don't "need" to do it, but I would love to watch you guys learn how to use them.

    Evan JohnsonEvan JohnsonMonth ago
  • Right before you mentioned Marc, I was thinking about him. How is he doing?

    Adam MeanyAdam MeanyMonth ago
    • He's great! Getting his meds and feeling good.

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the WynnsMonth ago
  • Google has just introduced me to your channel this evening and now subscribed. I follow 2 other sailing channels Adventures of a Seadog as Barry hails from my country UK and Sailing La Vagabond. BTW I have that exact same model of oven and it is just the best counter top one I have ever owned.

    kfotocamkfotocamMonth ago
    • Welcome aboard! & thanks for subscribing! 💙💛💙

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the WynnsMonth ago
  • Hi guys don't worry Australians have thick skin we will still welcome you

    Greg wGreg wMonth ago
  • Do mosquitoes follow the boat?😎🏁

    Nicole MaddixNicole MaddixMonth ago
  • It was painful watching you slice the coconut, your husband correct. Remember: to guage your risk decisions whether knives, poisonous animals, etc WITH YOUR DISTANCE TO HOSPITAL OR HEALTH CARE.

    Mark EggMark EggMonth ago
  • Camera fogging: you might consider trying to fill the enclosure with CO2 or nitrogen. You can get CO2 cartridges for filling fizzy drink makers whose name I forget. CO2 is heavier than air, do it should be effective to fill the enclosure while it is sitting in the bottom of a bowl. Then close it while still "submerged". You of course can also make your own CO2. Separating the H2O vapor from flame output can be done by freezing.

    Gary BickfordGary BickfordMonth ago
  • They need to make a couple of kids...

    raiderking69raiderking69Month ago
  • My heart was in my mouth watching you battle with that knife!!!!!!

    Gary BarkerGary BarkerMonth ago
  • Dear lord woman, get those fingers away from the coconut.... 😱😱😱

    Libesh BalakrishnanLibesh BalakrishnanMonth ago
  • Nikki, after shucking it, you have to use the dull side of the machete and strike the coconut between the eye ends across the middle. Will crack in one or two strikes

    Chris MasiChris MasiMonth ago
  • Hi Nikki I was wondering if you guys try out Samoa Island similar like Tongan it’s very nice you might like it anyway I thought I’d let you know about the island of Samoa thank you love to watch this boat you guys are awesome sometime watch whole night till morning my gosh you guys are rock stay safe love ❤️ you guys I’m Nesi from Sydney Australia 🇦🇺 my husband from Fiji 🇫🇯 we both love to watch you guys every day it’s Thursday 1:00 am in the morning we are still watching love you guys try out some more Island it’s almost similar is Donlon and Fiji you will enjoy the food and the people there take care Nikki and Jason until next time love from Nesi Kumar👍😘❤️💖💙💝🙏🙌🇦🇺❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

    Nesi KumarNesi KumarMonth ago
    • 👋👋

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the WynnsMonth ago