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DIY Wood Gas Backpacking Stove

DIY Wood Gas Backpacking Stove

A constant pursuit in backpacking is finding ways to lighten your load. One way you can do this is by getting your cooking fuel from nature as opposed to carrying it in all the time. In this video I demonstrate how to make a lightweight wood gas backpacking stove. This design has been around for a while and is constructed in such a way that causes the wood to reach a state of secondary combustion…

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Aug 8

DIY Cat Food Alcohol Stove

DIY Cat Food Alcohol Stove

In this video I show you how to build an ultralight alcohol backpacking stove with a cat food can. I then go ahead and do a burn test to see how it performs. These are sometimes called a “Fancy Feast Stove” because it uses that type of can. This is one of the lightest alcohol stove options out there for backpackers and can make a great addition to your kit. (more…)

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Aug 1

Climbing Mt. Bierstadt - Georgetown, Colorado

Climbing Mt. Bierstadt – Georgetown, Colorado

Even though Mt. Bierstadt is one of the easier 14ers in Colorado to climb, it is still a challenge for those of us who live at lower elevations. This 14,060 foot mountain is totally worth it though. The views from the top are breathtaking, and the sense of accomplishment you get from conquering a 14er is awesome.

In this video I take you along with us as we hike up this mountain. If you are ever…

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Jul 2
Getting ready for my second 14er in CO. Leading a group this time.

Getting ready for my second 14er in CO. Leading a group this time.

Simple Pack Hanging Trick for BackpackingIf you’re backpacking or are a backpacker, pack weight and space are a precious commodity. This…View Post

Simple Pack Hanging Trick for Backpacking

If you’re backpacking or are a backpacker, pack weight and space are a precious commodity. This…

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Samburu Village Day

One part of our recent mission to Africa was to visit and learn more about the work being done with a local Samburu village near Archer’s Post, Kenya. As part of this day trip we went and visited with villagers in a village called Lorata. This video takes…

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Sea To Summit Pocket Shower ReviewThe Sea To Summit Pocket Showeris a solar shower designed with hikers and backpackers in mind. It’s…View Post

Sea To Summit Pocket Shower Review

The Sea To Summit Pocket Showeris a solar shower designed with hikers and backpackers in mind. It’s…

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Samburu Safari - Kenya

On a recent trip to Kenya, my family and I took a day out of our work there to go on a safari in the Samburu National Reserve near Archer’s Post, Kenya. This video shows many of the things we were able to see and experience while there.

This is an…

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Jan 6
Made it in to the office today :-) #snowshoe #snowpocalypse #snowmageddon

Made it in to the office today :-) #snowshoe #snowpocalypse #snowmageddon

Found out an old acquaintance was into #bushcraft and that he even makes his own custom ferro rods! Think this bushcraft stuff may just catch on some day :-) #survival #primitive #skills

Found out an old acquaintance was into #bushcraft and that he even makes his own custom ferro rods! Think this bushcraft stuff may just catch on some day :-) #survival #primitive #skills