Aug 062016
 
view from eagles nest / eagle point buttress

This is the video from my recent hike at red river gorge on numerous unofficial and official trails to form a loop. It takes about 4.5 hours to complete, including stopping for lunch, and requires advanced back country navigation skills. I would recommend you use a gps for this hike (if you want the gpx file for this hike, just let me know via a comment on youtube).

Jul 272016
 

One of the biggest surprises for hikers is how “hard” those hills and mountains are, especially if you have gotten out of shape either during the hiking off-season or due to job, age, etc.  Hiking is an awesome way to stay in shape but getting in shape “on the trail” can be very hard.  So I created a video (the first of a planned series) on how to strengthen your legs and improve your cardiovascular system using a relatively cheap recumbent exercise bike you can buy at walmart.  The nice thing about having the bike at home is that you don’t have to plan your fitness around a gyms “open for business” times and you can do this while at home watching tv, watching the children, or whatever you normally do.  This is great to stay in shape for those “off seasons” or if you just watch to get in shape in general (I lost over 40 lbs using this exercise bike).  The bike I use is the Gold’s Gym Recumbent Bike.

Jul 212016
 

This is a super lightweight, ultralite, multi-fuel, backpacking stove that can also be used for hiking, camping, bushcraft, survival, prepper. It is made of titanium which is stronger than metal but lighter than metal. It fits inside the gsi minimalist pot giving you a complete cook system that is lightweight, able to burn biomass, alcohol, or esbit tablets. This makes it very versatile.  I demonstrate cooking with esbit / hexamine (used by the military)

Jul 212016
 

This is a super lightweight, ultralite, multi-fuel, backpacking stove that can also be used for hiking, camping, bushcraft, survival, prepper. It is made of titanium which is stronger than metal but lighter than metal. It fits inside the gsi minimalist pot giving you a complete cook system that is lightweight, able to burn biomass, alcohol, or esbit tablets. This makes it very versatile.  I demonstrate cooking with alcohol (Heet fuel line antifreeze or denatured alcohol such as Klean Strip Green)

Jul 212016
 

This is a super lightweight, ultralite, multi-fuel, backpacking stove that can also be used for hiking, camping, bushcraft, survival, prepper. It is made of titanium which is stronger than metal but lighter than metal. It fits inside the gsi minimalist pot giving you a complete cook system that is lightweight, able to burn biomass, alcohol, or esbit tablets. This makes it very versatile.  I demonstrate cooking with biomass (sticks, twigs, leaves, ground cover, etc)

Jul 212016
 

This is a super lightweight, ultralite, multi-fuel, backpacking stove that can also be used for hiking, camping, bushcraft, survival, prepper. It is made of titanium which is stronger than metal but lighter than metal. It fits inside the gsi minimalist pot giving you a complete cook system that is lightweight, able to burn biomass, alcohol, or esbit tablets. This makes it very versatile.

Jul 212016
 

This is a really simple method to make your own home-made firestarter for use when tinder is wet.  It is cheap, easy to make, and super lightweight.  There is not reason why you shouldn’t have these with you when hiking, camping, backpacking or out practicing bushcraft, survival, or even have them in your bug out bag for preppers.  If you liked this video, there are many more on my youtube channel.

Jul 212016
 

This is a video I did about how to add a firestarter (ferrorod) to a multiple tool and keep it secured in the case.  It makes a great addition for EDC (every day carry) and can be used for hiking, backpacking, camping, bushcraft, survival, prepper.  In the video description on youtube, there is also a link to my amazon store where you can buy the same gear.  Like, subscribe, share, and comment on youtube if you have questions.

Jun 242016
 
Screenshot from 2016-06-24 13-55-22

I hate when an application gets updated and then you have to remember how to make settings work that already worked previously.  So I am making this post as a reminder since it seems to not be a lot of info about it online.  If you don’t want to send things you delete to trash, which then requires you to go empty trash for it to really be deleted ….. then add a “Delete Permanently” to your right-click menu items.

Pretty simple to do …. just follow these steps:

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Apr 072016
 

I accidentally blew away my 2015 UL gear list, so I recreated them and the url changed.  The contents are mostly the same.  Here are the links:

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