Sep 132016
 

This video goes in-depth into what I am taking on my sheltowee trace trail thru-hike.  You should also watch the first video regarding food too.

 

Sep 132016
 

Last year I was going to hike the sheltowee trace trail as a thru-hike.  Due to the timing of buying a new house, I had to delay it.  This year I am going to complete it in the fall.  The sheltowee trace trail is currently 323 miles and runs from Burnt Mill Bridge in Big South Fork State Park, Oneida, TN to north of Moorehead, KY.  It runs primarily though the Daniel Boone National Forest.  It is known as “Kentuckys Longest Trail”, Trail 100, and is blazed with turtles because Daniel Boone who traveled the trail was named “Big Turtle” by the Sheltowee Indians.  You can find out more information at these locations:

The Forest Service USDA has a pdf file with info and trail

SheltoweeTrace.com has information

SheltoweeTrace.org has trail notes, information, reroute information, and a store where you can buy maps and ST Gear.

I have also done a few videos that I will link to on my website.  The first is my gear planning.  I am still a few weeks out from the hike and this could change, so I provided a link to my gear list that I am using for this hike at geargrams.com in the video.  I intend to do the hike at not more than 21 days, roughly 14 miles per day with approx 12 hours of daylight available in the fall.

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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 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.