SELF-RELIANCE AS A SAILOR (remote island living) 

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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
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Jan 17, 2021




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dkchen 6 hours ago
I use to live in Tonga... what a wonderful set of islands.
Monica Espinosa
Monica Espinosa 3 days ago
Terence Hogben
Terence Hogben 6 days ago
Hello which is the episode with the VPN special please?
Terence Hogben
Terence Hogben 5 days ago
@Gone with the Wynns thanks bought it👍
Gone with the Wynns
I believe that's here: www.gonewiththewynns.com/sailing-was-good-overboard Curious Minion
Stan Barker
Stan Barker 8 days ago
Wow #15 on trending well done!
qaannat 8 days ago
That's so funny, y'all are watching Delos!
Glln Wvr
Glln Wvr 9 days ago
Please do a gag reel of Jason just sticking things in his mouth. Please. We need this.
Gone with the Wynns
Barry D
Barry D 11 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.
funnyglow 14 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!
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 🙏🏿❤
Michael Miller
Michael Miller 15 days ago
Having a poisonous sea snake inspecting my dinghy. What a conversation.
Darcy N
Darcy N 15 days ago
Nice 🍈 🍈 lol
James Pouliot
James Pouliot 18 days ago
That pizza is a one person serving
Breakaway Guy
Breakaway Guy 18 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.
Life-Elixirs 19 days ago
can smell the sweetness in the air with you guys, may love surround you always...
Trevor d'Entremont
Love how guys were watching Delos!
Bud Chestnut
Bud Chestnut 21 day ago
Looked everywhere on the GWTW.com 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?
Gone with the Wynns
Well you may want to get your eyes checked because there's a recipe tab on the sailing page of the blog: www.gonewiththewynns.com/sailing 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
CaringLoveFaith In God_ONLY TV
I love the Ocean. :)
Crystal Mathes
Crystal Mathes 25 days ago
This song please?!
Crystal Mathes
Crystal Mathes 24 days ago
@Gone with the Wynns thank-you dears!
Gone with the Wynns
Music is always listed in order of appearance In the description box.
Mark Ivy
Mark Ivy 26 days ago
Whoa,she looked up at you as she was cutting that coconut husk.
cnyap1 26 days ago
Heat is your friend, condensation is from warm humid air hitting a cold surface (the glass).
Sandy J
Sandy J 27 days ago
You guys should try a coconut husk remover if you do get lots of coconuts. Safer and saves time. us-first.info/player/video/Z9alfWx_fpSpe2A.html
ScubaJack w
ScubaJack w 27 days ago
A nice peaceful video - well done! As always you guys provide a nice escape for your viewers.
Chase Morgan
Chase Morgan 27 days ago
So glad I came across this channel. Sending good vibes guys🤙🏼 stay safe
steadman hall
steadman hall 28 days ago
Amazing per usual! The music in the video was super fun and enjoyable!
Hans Etter
Hans Etter 28 days ago
Pretty underwater videos, but I would never go in the water, sharks!
Erin Thor
Erin Thor 28 days ago
Immediately after watching “one of the most poisonous snakes in the world” swim away, says “let’s go swimming.” 😱😬😳
The Spicy Apron
The Spicy Apron 29 days ago
Kudos on that amazing pizza! Wonderful video (as always).
Di O
Di O 29 days ago
I can’t watch the machete!! Omg it brings out the Mom in me... careful lol!! Yummy fruit
Ailsa Ni
Ailsa Ni 29 days ago
once it's finished you've got some nice, cheese-flavored olive oil for salads or whatever.... Bon appetite!!!!
Michelle Collins
As always a wonderful video, thanks you guyz. Im gonna have to beng watch you this coming weekend 😆
Pedro Month ago
That is not how you open a dry husk coconut my friend.
K Mac
K Mac Month ago
You could have put some of that pineapple on the pizza! It’s Canadian eh. Love the channel.
K Mac
K Mac 29 days ago
@Ailsa Ni Crocodile Dundee but nicer lol
Ailsa Ni
Ailsa Ni 29 days ago
Nice knife and machete skills ! 👩🏻‍🍳
Luis Rose
Luis Rose Month ago
We love you both, think your the bomb thank you for keeping us entertained. someday we will become patrons see ya next week.
ceerw buty
ceerw buty Month ago
Wow. Don’t distract her when she is chopping coconut.
Gone with the Wynns
Jörg Rammin
Jörg Rammin Month ago
Natalie Kwok
Natalie Kwok Month ago
The drinks and food look SOOOO GOOD 😌
Amy Jane Stewart
Love escaping the scamdemic as it plays out in NY, while watching your uplifting and beautiful videos. Safe travels! ***Thank you***
misha frog
misha frog Month 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
ceerw buty
ceerw buty Month ago
Curtis Loud
Curtis Loud Month ago
Would putong rice grains in the housing keep the dampness down and maybe less fog
BlackAnvil47 Month ago
The sea krait isn't poisonous it is venomous.....a real heart stopped of an animal
Gone with the Wynns
Yes but technically you'll suffocate before your heart stops.
Bob McCoy
Bob McCoy Month 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.
wrighty1957 Month ago
Such good videos to watch in these challenging times while we on lockdown ,stay safe everyone xx
Frank Pristov
Frank Pristov Month ago
Sailing uma is worth a look
Andi Dwyer
Andi Dwyer Month ago
The machete ands your fingers... Wow!! You were scaring me!!
seiom jvony
seiom jvony Month ago
I am Australian and I couldn’t stop laughing at the accent 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Eve P.K
Eve P.K Month ago
Love how yall are watching the Delos clan at the Arctic!
Bruce Clyne
Bruce Clyne Month ago
Nice knife and machete skills ! 👩🏻‍🍳
Road Collector
Road Collector Month ago
So much LOL at the end!
JRR ___
JRR ___ Month ago
You are going to chop your fingers off.
seiom jvony
seiom jvony Month ago
James B. Funk III
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?
Jeff Allen
Jeff Allen Month ago
Happy-er than a clam sitting at the bottom of the Chesapeake bay passing clam gas...
Neilhuny Month 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
Patti Logston
Patti Logston Month ago
A small piece of paper towel will help with fog moisture
Gary Laaks
Gary Laaks Month ago
I hope Brian, Kazza and the Nugget watches The Wynns too. O almost forgot Brady and Blue too.
Karen Allen
Karen Allen Month ago
High tide. Because people go clamming at low tide. At high tide, no one is digging for clams!
alida flus
alida flus Month 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.
Gap P
Gap P Month ago
Thats amazing .
Brandon B
Brandon B Month ago
Absolutely gorgeous.
Bill Brown
Bill Brown Month ago
Question.... Do curious snakes come aboard while sleeping?
Gone with the Wynns
NO! Absolutely not. And if you have proof they do, don't tell me!
Sandy Oklahomatransient
As you were enjoying your movie, wine, and pizza that snake has made it's way onto your boat..... Nice looking pizza😊
William C Sallai
Your thumb is too close!
William C Sallai
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.
Ken Powell
Ken Powell Month ago
killers yikes
Joshua Putnam
Joshua Putnam Month ago
I thought the sound at the begining was fire. "How come fire and rain sometimes sound the same?"
Anchors Away Sailing
That pizza looked amazing.
Niko Spinella
Niko Spinella Month 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.
moz Month ago
be really brilliant if you hit 500k views with this vlog guys - you did it - congrats xx
David Turner
David Turner Month 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.
Ray Lane
Ray Lane Month 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!!!
Miltos Exarhou
Miltos Exarhou Month ago
BRAVO...2 Story Telling...made w LoVe...:)))~🙏❤️😀👏🌱🏄‍♂️🐬🌴🌈🧿
Christian Vazquez
You don't need a machete to open a coconut nut, you just need your teeth and some will power :-D Polynesian Cultural Center - us-first.info/player/video/gLaKaaZmn6R-aXU.html
Gone with the Wynns
Alan Price
Alan Price Month ago
this isnt crock country?
Thomas Sackett
Thomas Sackett Month ago
yuitr loing
yuitr loing Month ago
Hello, Humans. "People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude."-John C. Maxwell TERRANCE OUT
Allen Hanks
Allen Hanks Month ago
Where is all the dough coming from?
Gone with the Wynns
There's a whole section on the blog devoted to how the Wynns (and other nomads) make money while traveling. Check it out here: www.gonewiththewynns.com/make-money-travel Curious Minion
Naturally Eco Australia
"Dinner and a Show".... as if i wasn't jealous enough... that did it. What a lifestyle xx
My Dog & I
My Dog & I Month 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.
yuitr loing
yuitr loing Month 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.
Trevor Ward
Trevor Ward Month 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! 😭😭
Gone with the Wynns
Sorry not sorry! 💙💛💙
Jonathan Barr
Jonathan Barr Month ago
Nicky I think you are way to confident with that machete! Thought we were going to end up with a Horror Movie!
Lloyd Trueblood
Lloyd Trueblood Month ago
Use the little silica packs that comes in vitamin bottles in you dive camera housing. Absorbs all moisture in the air, no condensation.
Gone with the Wynns
That's what the little strips are. Curious Minion
Scot Verdin
Scot Verdin Month ago
Well, at least I have the same toaster oven as you .......'so close, yet so far away...'
Amy Whitlach
Amy Whitlach Month ago
Would love your pizza recipe.
Jerry Dolenz
Jerry Dolenz Month 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
Richard Mond
Richard Mond Month ago
Dude cut the top of your hair to match the sides you look ridiculous
Trevor Crowley
Trevor Crowley Month ago
Really happy to see the vast increase in your viewership. You both work hard and have a close bond and sense of humour.
Kings Mom
Kings Mom Month ago
So nice to see Curiosity & Minion in the ocean again!🤗
mtbcld Month ago
I love your US-first channel. Also, I would love to know if you have a Spotify channel. You have the best music in your videos.
Gone with the Wynns
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
Michel Paul Cote
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!
butti fdft
butti fdft Month ago
20 years from now.."Mom, tell us again why you left your thumb in Tonga"
Evan Johnson
Evan Johnson Month 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.
Adam Meany
Adam Meany Month ago
Right before you mentioned Marc, I was thinking about him. How is he doing?
Gone with the Wynns
He's great! Getting his meds and feeling good.
kfotocam Month 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.
Gone with the Wynns
Welcome aboard! & thanks for subscribing! 💙💛💙
Greg w
Greg w Month ago
Hi guys don't worry Australians have thick skin we will still welcome you
Nicole Maddix
Nicole Maddix Month ago
Do mosquitoes follow the boat?😎🏁
Mark Egg
Mark Egg Month 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.
Gary Bickford
Gary Bickford Month 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.
raiderking69 Month ago
They need to make a couple of kids...
Gary Barker
Gary Barker Month ago
My heart was in my mouth watching you battle with that knife!!!!!!
Libesh Balakrishnan
Dear lord woman, get those fingers away from the coconut.... 😱😱😱
Chris Masi
Chris Masi Month 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
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