Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Viewer Mail - Unboxing 7



Today we're looking at some viewer mail that was sent in to The Outdoor Gear Review.  As always I'm honored and thankful.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Tarp Basics 101 : Creating Doors



This is Tarp Basics 101 and today Luke is going over the process to create doors with your tarp.  More to come!


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Paradise Found - Overnight Adventure




It looks like Youtube had some sort of Glitch so this has been reuploaded and the audio seems to be corrected.  Happy Holidays my friends, enjoy the Adventure.  This is Paradise Found.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

VLOG - Gearing Up - Part 2


Welcome to a new series with TOGR!

Talk, gear, randomness, preparing for adventures and more!

In this episode Luke continues to alter and change his loadout for the next overnight adventure which will be live on Christmas Eve.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Snugpak Scorpion 3 - Preview



Today Luke previews the Snugpak Scorpion 3 Tent!  Inexpensive 4 Season Protection!



http://www.snugpak.com/outdoor/scorpion-3

http://www.amazon.com/Snugpak-92880-Scorpion-Tactical-Shelter/dp/B003U9853C

Price : Retail is $399 but can be picked up on Amazon at the time of filming for $269.95

When you’re spending quality time outdoors, the last thing you need is for the rain and wind to spoil your fun. Scorpion is an expert in this field.

A new addition to the Snugpak range, the Scorpion 3 is a sleek, three person tent, designed and built to fend off those fierce winds that kick up from time to time, and for long term hard use. With its 5000mm PU fly, it can also handle large amounts of rain, making sure you and your gear stay dry.

The Scorpion 3™ is also a Fly First pitch type tent so you can quickly set up the fly and seek shelter from the elements.

• One door and three vents for comfortable air circulation

• Ten internal mesh pockets to keep your kit off the ground creating more available floor space (5 on each side)

• All seams are sealed and taped

• 190t Nylon PU 5000mm groundsheet to ensure the tent stays 100% waterproof (bath tub style)

• Shape / Style 3 person tent

• Flysheet is a lightweight 210t Polyester RipStop with a 5000mm waterproof polyurethane coating

• Inner Tent constructed of 190t Nylon with Polyester Mesh

• 50D Polyester No-See-Um-Mesh Mosquito Net.

• Flame Retardant

• Hanging loop at the head end of the sleeping compartment

• DAC® Featherlite NSL® anodized poles with pressfit connectors

• All DAC® Poles are made from TH72M aluminium

• Alloy Stakes (18 + 2 Spare Stakes)

• Available in Olive Outer with Black Inner only

• Trail Weight - 2.93kgs (Fly, Poles & Inner Tent)

• Pack Weight - 3.4kgs (Fly, Poles, Inner Tent, Stakes, Guy Ropes & Stuff Sack)

For individuals over 6’5 you may want to try this tent out to see if it will work for you.  I had a friend of mine hope in and he fit comfortably at that height but if he was any taller it wouldn’t.

Like most three person tents you can cramp three people in but two will be comfortable.  three will be close.

Great for Stealth camping

Thick material

Sturdy

Solid

Impressive quality

Bathtub floor

Vestibule will keep out the rain

Easy setup

Very warm.

I use a foot print with all of my tents and this is no exception.  That is a personal choice to extend the life of the product.

There are three poles, and each pole is color coded to a small piece of fabric on the end of pole sleeve (2 identical poles with green pole selections to match to two sections of green band, and gray to gray). This tent is a fly first pitch.

The pole sleeves were really reinforced, and I see them lasting a long time as it is a tougher material rubberized type of material.

COLORS AVAILABLE Olive

WEIGHT Trail Weight - 2.93kgs (Fly, Poles & Inner Tent)

Pack Weight - 3.4kgs (Fly, Poles, Inner Tent, Stakes, Guy Ropes & Stuff Sack)

PACK WEIGHT 2930g

PACK SIZE 43cm(L) x 21cm(W)

ORIGIN Imported

SEASONS Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

SHELTER WEIGHT 5.00 LBS TRAIL WEIGHT 6.44 LBS (Fly, Inner Tent & Poles) PACK WEIGHT 7.47 LBS


Friday, December 11, 2015

Viewer Mail - Unboxing 6





Today we're looking at some viewer mail that was sent in to The Outdoor Gear Review.  As always I'm honored and thankful.


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Aqua Quest Defender Tarp - Review



Up for review is what I consider the perfect Bushcraft tarp; the Aqua Quest Defender Tarp!!!

Link : http://www.amazon.com/Aqua-Quest-Defender-Tarp-Waterproof/dp/B004I4EXVG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1445455876&sr=8-2&keywords=aqua+quest+camo+tarp

Price: $130 on the Aqua Quest web site.

$75 on Amazon

Heavy Duty Nylon Material

Extremely Durable

The company likes to describe this as Compact but no this is no compact in the least.

10 x 7 ft Medium

Available in a lot of colors

Camo, Camouflage, Brown, Black, Olive, Tan, Green

Waterproof : Yes

Materials:  70D nylon + Heavy TPU coating + Reinforced stitching + Heat taped seams

Weight : 2lbs 12oz.  Almost 3lbs. The tag on the package is printed incorrectly.

 packed size of 12 x 6 x 2.5 inch,

VERSATILE: With 20 reinforced webbing loops around the perimeter, pole inserts in all four corners, and 1 top center loop for overhead hanging, you've got all angles covered. Set it up in virtually any situation

USA SERVICE & WARRANTY: Aqua Quest is based in the Pacific Northwest, where they have designed and tested waterproof gear since 96. All products are protected by AQ's Two-Year 'No Worries Warranty'. Toll-free customer service Mon-Fri, 10-5 PST, at 1-844-775-7770.

This is what I consider to be the perfect bushcraft tarp.

More attachment points than I have ever seen!  If you are a fan of origami and tarps, this is a dream come true.

Cons:
The quality is excellent, the materials are very strong.  Typically when you have strength, there is weight and this is a heavy tarp.  3lbs for a tarp is heavy especially when a lot of tents these days are approaching the 1lb mark.

Not a great backpacking tarp because of weight.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

VLOG - Gearing Up - Part 1 (Vote Now)



Welcome to a new series with TOGR!

Talk, gear, randomness, preparing for adventures and more!

Make sure to vote on our next Overnight Adventure as you will get to decide on whether it's a Stealth Adventure or a Backcountry Exploration Adventure.  It's up to you!!

Vote now on the right side of the page.




Monday, December 7, 2015

Holiday Appreciation Giveaway - BK16 & Kershaw Volt SS - Enter Now



Happy Holidays Everyone!

It's time for a giveaway for 2 Lucky Winners!

Prize 1 :  Custom BK16; oh so nice!

Prize 2 :  Kershaw Volt SS; so sharp!

Two chances to win and the winners will be picked at random.

To Enter :

One : Be a subscriber

Two : With christmas coming up, what is that one piece of outdoor gear product that you would like to receive?

You can comment down below on Youtube, on Facebook or my the web site.

Merry Christmas everyone.  Thank you for making TOGR what is today.




Friday, December 4, 2015

Eberlestock V90 Battleship - Preview



You asked for it so here it is; This is the preview of the Eberlestock V90 Battleship!  This is a favorite amongst Preppers, Hunters and Soldiers; let's find out why!

Link : http://www.eberlestock.com/V69%20Destroyer%20and%20V90%20Battleship.htm

Price : Price : $429

Weight: 8 lbs, 12 oz (Empty)

Capacity: 6050 cubic inches (99 liters)

Color: Coyote Brown (V90MC), Dry Earth (V90ME), Hide Open Rock Veil (V90HK), or Unicam (V90MJ)

Features of Eberlestock V90 Battleship Pack:

Large, 6050 cubic inch backpack

Adjustable internal frame

Spacious front pocket with radio rack along back wall

Bottom pocket can be separated or joined with main pocket

Fold-out rain cover

Storm collar allows for extra pack expansion

Compression straps double as grapple straps for equipment lashing

PALS/Padlock webbing for additional pouches and accessories

Wider, extra-cushioned waist belt for improved weight distribution

Side hydration pockets and mesh sleeves

High strength and lightweight

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Viewer Mail - Unboxing 5



Today we're looking at some viewer mail that was sent in to The Outdoor Gear Review.  As always I'm honored and thankful.


Fenix HL50 - 365 Lumens Headlamp - Review





We've taken a break from the Flashlight/Headlamp category and today it returns with the Fenix HL50 Headlamp Review.

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Links :

Gear Best Link : http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_142392.html

Amazon Link : http://www.amazon.com/HL50-Headlamp-extension-EdisonBright-alkaline/dp/B00LGYO3SE

Fenix Link : http://www.fenix-store.com/fenix-hl50-led-headlamp/

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Price : $50.00

Weight with AA : 3.4oz

Includes extension tube so you can use a AA battery

Maximum output of 365 lumen using CREE XM-L2 (T6) LED

Uses one 3V CR123A Lithium battery or AA (Ni-MH, Alkaline) battery

57-gram(1.83oz) weight (excluding battery)

All-function switch in the head for easy and fast operation

AA battery Extension tube, EdisonBright AA Alkaline & CR123A Lithium batteries included.

Ultra compact design and powered by CR123A battery, the 2-meter submersible all-weather HL50 headlamp helps you reach new heights in your outdoor adventures. The Fenix HL50 headlamp features 365 lumens neutral white output and the ability to use either CR123A or AA batteries. You can also pop the lighting head out for handheld or keychain use with the always-ready HL50.

Features

·Utilizes Cree XM-L2 T6 neutral white LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours

·63.8mm×32mm×30mm(2.51inch x1.26inch x1.18inch)

·57-gram(1.83oz) weight (excluding battery)

·Digitally regulated output - maintains constant brightness

·Reverse polarity protection to protect from improper battery installation

·All-function switch in the head for easy and fast operation

·High output burst mode

·Made of quality aluminum alloy and stainless steel

·Premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish

·Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating

AA battery Extention tube, EdisonBright AA Alkaline & CR123A Lithium batteries included.

Rugged construction, with an aluminum body and a steel retention bracket.

* A flood beam that covers almost my entire field of view, but has enough output to light up objects at over 100 feet away.

* A neutral white emitter delivers a more accurate and pleasant color rendition of objects.

* The ability to use either AA or CR123a cells allows me to choose the optimum battery for different conditions and usage scenarios.

* The light can be removed from the headband and used separately as an angle light, standing up on its tail end.

Unlubbed threads.  Not anodized

The user interface has 3 constant output levels - the low level is good for close up tasks, and the high provides plenty of light to see what's ahead. The light remembers the last mode used. It also has a momentary burst mode for the times you need the maximum amount of light. The rubber o-rings protect the light from immersion under water, and the metal construction means it won't crack if you accidentally drop it or step on it.

Low

medium

high turbo

I have owned the plastic cased LED headlamps that take multiple AAA batteries and they were a pain in the butt to change batteries and they broke which led me to this purchase. Replacing a battery takes less than a minute with no hinges or clips that could break or come loose.




Monday, November 30, 2015

Front Runner Flip Pop Tent - Review



Today up for review is the Front Runner Flip Pop Tent which was seen in the Lone Wolf Mountain Workcamp Overnight Adventure.

Link : http://www.frontrunneroutfitters.com/front-runner-flip-pop-tent.html

Price : $166 but at the time of review it’s $139

Two person ground tent. Instant set up: Just throw the tent and watch it unfold - then push in the tent stakes. Quickly folds up flat as a pancake. Store away in the heavy duty canvas carry bag with straps to sling over your back or to secure on top of or underneath your roof rack.

FEATURES: Rain fly. Ventilation. Reflective guy lines. Aluminum tent stakes. Side pockets.

The Flip-Pop is a quality 2 person pop-up tent that sets up in seconds.

The waterproof Fly Sheet (1500mm) 60 "and breathable inner tent are all fixed to the fiberglass poles.

Excellent ventilation with large screened entry, breathable inner tent, 2 windows, and rear vent.

Super fine insect screens will keep out the all the bugs.

Comfortably fits 2 people.(2.350M) 92.5" Long x (1.43M) 56.3" Wide.

2 Mesh side pockets for wallets, keys, flashlights, phones, tooth brushes, etc.

2 overhead loops for flashlights or hanging lightweight garments.

Heavy duty canvas carrying case with built in straps can be used as a back pack, or to store away for travel secured to your roof rack.

Folding instructions conveniently fixed to carry bag.

The sturdy 190D Oxford 3000mm floor will keep you dry.

This tent is made of flame resistant fabric and meets the flammability requirements of CPAI-84.

The tent, carry bag and stakes weigh only (3.4Kg) 7.5 lbs.

For folding information, see the folding instructions in the INSTALLATION tab.​​

Interior Size:

L  92.5"/235cm x W  56.3"/143cm  x H  38.6"/98 cm

Fly Sheet Size:

L 102.4"/260cm x W  63"/160cm x H  40.2"/102cm

Folded Size:  

34"/ 86.4cm  x  3" / 7.6cm

Materials:

Fly sheet :190T polyester PU coated water proof 1500mm

Inner tent :190T Breathable

Floor: 210D Oxford 3000mm

Fiberglass Frame: 6.00mm

Carry bag: 600*300D Oxford

This tent is made of flame resistant fabric and meets the flammability requirements of CPAI-84.

Weight:

3.4 kg (7.5 lbs) (weight incl. tent, stakes, carry bag)




Thursday, November 26, 2015

Random Chat and Lunch : Episode 4





It's Thanksgiving here in the USA and Luke has plenty to be thankful for.  Join TOGR for a Random Chat and Lunch.

Thank you all for your support.

Happy Holidays.

Strength and Honor.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Ohuhu Nylon Hammock - Review



Up for review is the strong and inexpensive Ohuhu Nylon Hammock.

Colors: Blue and Orange

$17.99

They offer hammock straps for $9.99

LINK :  http://www.amazon.com/Ohuhu-Portable-Camping-600-Pound-Capacity/dp/B00VTGNCPO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1445463854&sr=8-2&keywords=ohuhu+hammock

Crafted with 100% high strength breathable nylon fabric, which is light, quick drying, strong, mildew resistant, machine washable, and so silky soft and comfortable.

Large Size Fits For Most Situations - 115" Long x 55" Wide of unfold size is enough for most requirements.

Easy to pack and storage, it is easily folded and fits into an integrated pocket with 8.5" x 5" x 5" of folding size

Maximum support weight: 600lbs, which accommodates up to two adults.

The hammock is equipped with hook holder for easy & convenient use.

Material: Nylon

-Size: 115" x 55"

-Package demissions: 8.5" x 5" x 5”

Eagles Nest JungleNest. There is a noticeable quality difference, but the ENO is a $100 hammock. That this competes at all at a fifth of the price is remarkable. Overall, it seems just as functional, if not quite as nice. If you have doubts about hammocking or don't want to invest a lot of money, this is far from a bad option.

This is the perfect hammock to test the waters with.  Meaning if you are thinking of doing some hammock camping but you’re not sure if it’s really for you, this is a very good place to start.




Monday, November 23, 2015

How to Wrap Cordage - Method One



This is how I go about wrapping my cordage.  Fast.  Simple.  Effective.  This method one, others are coming soon.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Lone Wolf Mountain Workcamp - Overnight Adventure





In this Overnight Adventure, Luke enjoys some old fashion hard work.

This is the Lone Wolf Mountain Workcamp, thank you all for watching.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Lone Wolf Mountain Workcamp - INTRO - Overnight Adventure



This is the INTRO for the Lone Wolf Mountain Workcamp; my next Overnight Adventure!   Hard work, a warm fire, and an interesting night.

The full adventure is coming soon.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Random Chat and Lunch : Episode 3



It's time for an old fashioned Random Chat and Lunch!

In this Transmission you get to meet Maddie (We call her MADS) while Luke shares some stories and more.

Kick back, get some coffee, and stay awhile.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

Yukon Outfitters V1 Freedom Hammock



This is the Yukon Outfitters V1 Freedom Hammock.

Link : http://www.amazon.com/Yukon-Outfitters-Freedom-Double-Hammock/dp/B00PBGA1K2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1445457655&sr=8-1&keywords=yukon+freedom+hammock

Price: $54. on Amazon

$80 on the Yukon Web Site

Made in the USA

Colors: coyote black Drab

Dimensions: 119" L x 60" W

Weight: 10.4 oz.

Weight Capacity: 300 lbs.

Seamless single panel construction

Mil-Spec parachute nylon

Innovative heavy duty 1" nylon loops incorporate double box X stitching for clipping or attaching to tree straps, whoopie slings, or anchor points

Extremely lightweight

Reinforced ends and hems

Made in USA

No Seams

You will need a suspension system, this does not even come with carabiners.

Military grade parachute nylon

I like that it is a seamless design here, not that it matters too much, but if you can eliminate a seam, especially one on which you find yourself lying, it can't be a bad thing.

There is a Version 2 of this hammock called the V2 and it will support up to 500lbs

Cons : does not include the tree straps but at this price, no hammock does that I know of.

No straps.

No ropes and that is disappointing.

Eagles Nest Outfitters Slap Strap, Set of 2 is a good set of straps if you are interested




Friday, October 30, 2015

Keen Marshall Waterproof Hiking Boots - Review





Boot Review!!!! Today Luke reviews the Keen Marshall Waterproof Mid Hiking Boots.

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http://www.keenfootwear.com/product/shoes/men/marshall-mid-wp

Price : Retail price is $140.  Amazon price is around $120.  I was able to pick up my pair at Sierra Trading Post for $65 with the use of a coupon code.

Colors : This will depend on what you find online.  From what I understand all but two of the colors have been discontinued.

Lightweight, flexible and well-cushioned, Keen Marshall Mid hiking boots offer extra ankle support and waterproof breathable protection for long days off the beaten path.

Sporting ubiquitous bumper toes, Keen Hybrid shoes have a loyal following of comfort lovers who are addicted to the metatomical EVA-cushioned footbed that supports and cradles feet in any environment

KEEN.DRY® waterproof breathable membrane

Mesh upper with synthetic overlays

Padded collar and tongue

Heel pull tab for easy on-off

KEEN.PROTECT reinforced rubber toe cap provides added impact protection

Moisture-wicking mesh lining

Removable EVA insole

Durable, high-rebound polyurethane midsole

TPU stability shank

Non-marking rubber outsole with 4mm lugs

Made in China

Non-Insulated,Waterproof (All)

Waterproof materials: KEEN.DRY®

Gusseted tongue

Upper: Textile with synthetic overlays

Lining: Textile

Removable insole

Midsole: Polyurethane

Outsole: Rubber

Height: 4-1/2"

Heel height: 1"

Weight (pair): 2 lb. 15.1 oz/428 g


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fenix MC11 Angle Flashlight - Review



Time for a flashlight review!  Everyone loves those right?  This is the Fenix MC11 Angle Flashlight!

Link TinyWind.com : http://www.tinywind.com/fenix-mc11-angle-light-cree-modes-lumens-flashlight-black-p-15609.html

Link Fenix: http://www.fenix-store.com/fenix-mc11-2014-led-flashlight-multi-functional-angle-light/

Price : Retails $49.95 but is on sale for 39.95

This is the most recent version with the updated pocket clip and aluminum body.  The older version was made of plastic and had breakage issues

Features
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Uses Cree XP-G2 R5 LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours
Three modes of operation
High: 105 Lumens (Ni-MH Battery: 2 hours 15 min; Alkaline Battery: 1 hour 40 min.)
Mid:  50 Lumens (Ni-MH Battery: 6 hours; Alkaline Battery: 4 hours 45 min.)
Low: 3 Lumens (Ni-MH Battery: 90 hours; Alkaline Battery: 100 hours)
BURST MODE: 155 Lumens
Digitally-regulated output: maintains constant brightness
Reverse polarity protection
Control button on the head for fast, convenient operation
Burst mode provides immediate access of maximum output
Aluminum alloy has the premium type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
Flashlight Length: 3.9″ (99mm)
Flashlight Width: 0.8″ (21.5mm)
Head: 1″ (25mm)
Weight: 3.1 oz. with battery and clip

Batteries: Four 18650 rechargeable Li-ion or eight 3V CR123A Lithium batteries
Included: Body clip, diffuser lens and lanyard

Warranty: Limited Lifetime Guarantee from Fenix Lighting US


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Kershaw Volt SS Knife - Best Bang for the Buck - Review



You've asked for it and so here it is! The Kershaw Volt SS Stainless Steel Knife review.




$20 on Amazon.  Double the cost on other sites.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES
SpeedSafe assisted opening
Frame lock
Flipper
3-position pocketclip
Steel: 8CR13MOV, bead-blasted finish
Handle: 410, bead-blasted finish
Blade Length: 3.5 in. (8.9 cm)
Closed Length: 4.25 in. (10.8 cm)
Overall Length: 7.75 in. (19.7 cm)
Weight: 4.3 oz. (122 g)

This is a small knife that handles like a big knife.

When it comes to looks, it’s simple.  What I would call minimalistic.  There is no nonsense, nothing superficial.

The thick hollow grind preserves tip strength and rigidity

I love the recessed jumping along the body of the knife.  It’s function and looks awesome.

Locks solid.  Disengages well.

Good pocket clip.

made for the traditional saber grip

When it comes to the flipper, I’m a fan of it.  Quick, easy but not too easy. There is a bit of weight behind it which feels like quality.  Once pressed, it springs open.  That may make it somewhat dangerous to those who are less knowledgable about blades.

Quick but not fast.

This is my current GO TO EDC knife and clearly it has been used.

For what you are getting this blade is insanely affordable.

The 8CR13MoV steel holds a great edge.  Easy to sharpen as well.






Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

Wood N' Stream Maniac 8” Brown Crazyhorse Boots - Review



It has been a while since I have done a boot review so let's change that with the Wood N' Stream Maniac 8” Brown Crazyhorse Boots.

Model # 2100

$139.00 on Amazon

Link : http://www.weinbrennerusa.com/dspNavCategory.cfm?rootID=124&catID=165&prodid=732

·       M 8 - 12 ,13,14
·       W 8 - 12 ,13,14

Wood N' Stream Maniac WATERPROOF 8" Uninsulated Hunting Boots are loaded with comfort and protection for maximum hunting success!

 Breathable X-StreamTM waterproofing keeps you dry and cool in rain, slush or snow. ScentmaskTM helps you target your whitetail before it smells you.

3MTM ScotchguardTM Protector creates a water-resistant barrier without affecting breathability.

Compression-molded EVA midsole includes a removable, breathable insert with strike-zone protection for all-day shock-absorbing comfort.

·              Visible Gel System Hiker outsole with self-cleaning lugs for excellent multi-directional traction
·              Custom-fitting exoskeleton vamp with free-floating lace system
·              Tuff Skin high-abrasion leather with mesh uppers
·              Reinforced heel and toe guard
·              Padded tongue and collar
·              Speed laces
·              Rear pull-on loop
·              Each approx. 10"h., 26 ozs.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

SwissLink.com General Purpose First Aid Kit



Today we are taking a look at the SwissLink.com General Purpose First Aid Kit.  I picked this up to replenish my supplies and to see if it was worth the $25.

Link : http://www.swisslink.com/products/emergency_products_survival_gear/general_purpose_first_aid_kit-5-409/

Contents :

2 - 2"X6 yards gauze bandages, 1 - 6" elastic bandage, 2 - 4"x4" sterile sponges, 16 - 3" bandages, 1 ice pack, 1 tweezer, 1 scissor, 1 pill bottle, 1 eye pad, 1 hand soap, 4 pain relievers, 1 - 1st aid instructions, 6 safety pins, 1 pair examination gloves, 4 aspirin, 1 first aid cream, 1 triple antibiotic, 1- 1/2" tape, 3 alcohol wipes, 3 iodine wipes, 3 antiseptic wipes, 3 clean wipes.


Monday, October 12, 2015

Arc'teryx Nozone 75 backpack



Today we have an Arc'teryx pack, the Nozone 75 backpack.

Also Luke discusses how to save a lot of money by shopping Sierra Trading post.

Link : http://www.sierratradingpost.com/arc’teryx-nozone-75l-backpack-internal-frame~p~9351y/

Info :

C2 suspension system bonds internal pack fabric, HD80 foam and quick-dry back panel into lightweight back panel

Removable twin extruded 6005 T-6 aluminum V-stays for increased lightweight support further stabilizes heavy loads

Ergonomically shaped thermoformed shoulder straps with comfortable Hypercell foam cushion and breathable SpacerMesh lining

Body made of 210 denier nylon 6 fabric

High-wear areas reinforced with 420 denier nylon 6 fabric

Adjustable, removable, quick-snap thermoform waist and sternum straps

Floating lid with external zip pocket

Spindrift collar with two drawcord systems expands pack capacity

Adjustable side-compression straps lock down cargo and feature ice-axe carrying loops

Easy-access stretchy water bottle side pocket

Included bungee cord for front daisy chain




Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Outdoor Research Helium Pants - Review





Months ago I reviewed the Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket and today up for review is the Helium Pants.

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Available in two colors : Grey and Black
Sizes : Xs - XL

Prices : $120 on the Outdoor Research site and around $81 on Amazon at the time of filming this video.

Material : 100% Nylon

Features
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Ankle Zippers; Fully Seam Taped
Waterproof
Breathable
Lightweight
Fully Seam-Taped
Elastic Waist with Drawcord
Ankle Zippers
Stuffs into Back Zipper Pocket
Fabric: Pertex® Shield+ 2.5L, 100% nylon 30D ripstop
Weight for the Medium size 4.5oz
When folded in it’s own pocket like this, it is 5”x6”

When it comes to most rain pants, they tend to have longer inseams.  These pants have shorter inseams which means better fit….for myself at least.  Some people like longer inseams; it’s a personal preference thing so keep this in mind before purchasing.

These pants are indeed waterproof as I have worn them in some knock down thunderstorms.  Very light weight, great quality, won’t take up much room in your pack and are perfect for spring, summer and fall.  For the winter months I tend to do with more technical laminate materials like Goretex.  In other words, stronger materials that can handle the abrasive nature of ice.

Perfect for those who are looking to cut weight from their loud outs while not sacrificing protection from the rain.

When it comes to cost, $80 is just about right for the materials.  Similar products are around the same range price wise.




Monday, October 5, 2015

Army Specifics Mystery Backpack





Many of the viewers asked for this video and here it is!

Today we are looking at and discussing the Army Specifics Mystery Backpack.

Friday, October 2, 2015

20% Off Coupon Code for One Full Priced Item at Moosejaw.com

10/2/15
www.Moosejaw.com
20% off one Full Priced Item
-You must use the code TWENTY20 for the code to work.



Offer valid 10/2/15 through 10/11/2015 but may be changed or canceled at any time without prior notice.

Excludes ski, skate, snowboard brands, gift certificates and select other products. Excludes Amundson, Arcteryx, Benchmade Knives, Beyond Yoga, Bic, Birkenstock USA, Black Diamond Clothing, Burton, Canada Goose, Carlisle, Cushe, CW-X, Dagger, DFX Sports & Fitness, Duvetica, Dynafit, Extrasport, Fjallraven, Filson, Five Ten, Fox, Garmin, Giro, GoPro, Harmony, Helle Knives, Helly Hansen, Hilleberg, Hoka, Hunter, Joshua Tree, Manduka, Mountain Hardwear, Muck Boots, Necky, Nite Ize, NRS, Ocean Kayak, Old Town, OluKai, Ortlieb, Outside Inside Gifts, Pakems, Patagonia, Perception Kayaks, Smith, Snow Peak, Sorel, Sperry, Sterling, Super Natural, Surftech, Suunto, Terra Nova, The North Face, Timberland, Under Armour, Western Mountaineering and Wetterlings. Exclusions may be added at any time without prior notice.

Out on Foot - Overnight Adventure



It's Overnight Adventure time and I am excited to present to you all, Out on Foot.  I hope you enjoy this outing as much as I did.

Strength and Honor.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Sunwayman C22C Flashlight Updated Review - Warning : Do Not Buy



This is an Updated Review of the Sunwayman C22C Flashlight along with a warning concerning the Sunwayman brand of products.  This is exactly why I continue to test out products even after the initial review.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

Out on Foot - Overnight Adventure - INTRO





This is the INTRO for our latest Overnight Adventure, Out on Foot.

The actual Adventure is coming soon.

Enjoy.



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Monday, September 21, 2015

Osprey Atmos AG 50 - Review





The Osprey Men's Atmos 50 AG pack provides an incredible level of comfort not seen for a very long time!  It's Review Time!



Overview Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLRS4L8AHyM



Link : http://www.ospreypacks.com/en/product/mens/atmos_ag_50



$229 looks to be the retail price but I have seen this pack as cheap as $172 on Amazon at the time of filming.



Anti-Gravity™ suspension* system to a new line of ventilated backpacks.  This 3D suspension system contours your body providing seamless comfort allowing the user mobility with ease on any multi-day backpacking trip.



Adjustable harness

Compression straps

Fit-on-the-Fly™ hipbelt

FlapJacket™

Internal compression

Internal reservoir sleeve

Removable floating top lid

Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment

Tool attachment



Load Range 25-40lbs



FABRIC

MAIN   100D x 630D Nylon Dobby

ACCENT   210D High Tenacity Nylon

BOTTOM  420HD Nylon Packcloth

Friday, September 18, 2015

MST Part 2 - Day Hike Adventure Series



Join Luke and Susan while they explore the Mountain to Sea Trail (MTS).  This is Part 2 of their Day Hike Adventure series!

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INTRO Song :
Pop Metal

Pop Metal by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fjallraven Kajka 75 Backpack - Review



Here's a pack that has been in testing for a very long time; the Fjallraven Kajka 75 Backpack.  It's unique with a lot of great features but at the same time, it is heavy and expensive.

Find out more now.

Fjallraven Kajka 75 Backpack - Review



Here's a pack that has been in testing for a very long time; the Fjallraven Kajka 75 Backpack.  It's unique with a lot of great features but at the same time, it is heavy and expensive.

Find out more now.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Terra Nova Adventure Tarp 2 - Review



Today we are reviewing the Terra Nova Adventure Tarp 2.

Reenforced tie-outs.  Inexpensive.  Good quality.

Friday, September 11, 2015

MST Part 2 - Day Hike Adventure Series - INTRO



This is the INTRO for Part 2 of the Day Hike series featuring the MST.

The Adventure is coming soon.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

British DPM Basha Tarp - Review




Today we are reviewing the British DPM Basha Tarp.  It's a bit heavy but it has all of the bells and whistles that you could want in a tarp.

$40 on ebay a few years ago.

This British DPM Basha/Tarp is superb piece of kit as it lightweight, highly packable and strong.

woodland DPM and latest MTP multicam versions

A lightweight, robust shelter sheet featuring a fully tape-seamed hem and reinforced suspension points and attachment loops. It also has press studs attached so you can attach more than one together making a supremely versatile shelter sheet.


Compact & lightweight
PU Coated Ripstop Polyester
British DPM
16 x suspension points
2 x mosquito net suspension points
Weight: 2lbs 5oz
Measurements:8’3” x 6’11”

Issued to Troops Serving in Iraq and Afghanistan
Lightweight Strong Nylon
Silicone Waterproofing Along Centre Seam

A basha is a really simple but extremely effective shelter and can be put up practically anywhere. Lightweight and easy to pack and carry it is a really handy shelter. I've used one for years and it really does beat a stuffy tent and really will keep you dry in even the hardest of downpours (believe me!!).


Monday, September 7, 2015

BOOM Swimmer Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker - Review





Today we are reviewing the BOOM Swimmer Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker; it's weird looking but with great sound quality.

Link : http://www.amazon.com/BOOM-Swimmer-Waterproof-Wireless-Bluetooth/dp/B00F51C796


Friday, September 4, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Nitecore MH12 USB Rechargeable Flashlight - Review



Today we are reviewing the Nitecore MH12 USB Rechargeable Flashlight.  It's a good performer but with some quirks.

Find out what they are now!

Link : http://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/mh12


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Dutch Army Woodland Pack - Large



110L worth of space!!!  Too much for your typical backpack but would make an awesome long duration B.O.B. pack!

We've taken a look at the medium Dutch Army pack, now it's time for the Large!

Link to the Medium Pack : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2Z6_U5oERk

Monday, August 31, 2015

Random Chat and Lunch : Episode 2




It's time for a Random Chat and Lunch.  All sorts of subjects covered; personal stuff, gear stuff, and more.  This is Episode 2.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Mammut Ultralight Bivy - Review



The Mammut Ultralight Bivy is compact, light weight and perfect for the cooler months.  Let's take a look at it now.

Link : http://www.mammut.ch/store/US/en_US/B2C-Category/Equipment/Sleeping-Bags-and-Pads/Accessories/Ultralight-Bivi/p/2490-00550-2088-195-3




Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sunwayman C21C Thunder Hammer - DOA





Well Well Well...

Up for review is the Sunwayman C21C flashlight....

Will it impress Luke?

Will it even turn on?

Find out now.



Link : http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_126324.html




Wednesday, August 26, 2015

German Army Folding Sleeping Mat





The German Army Folding Sleeping Mat goes hand in hand with the German Army Flecktarn Combat Pack.  Kick back, get some coffee and let's take a look at it.

If you are interested in one of these, check out eBay as that will be your best bet for locating one.  CAUTION: Check the shipping charges as many sellers will attempt to charge too much.




Monday, August 24, 2015

Bushcraft USA 10’ x 10’ Tarp - Review




Not long ago we discussed the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Flat tarp which was extremely expensive and today, we are going to the opposite end of the cost spectrum with the Bushcraft USA 10’x10’ Tarp.  Kick back and get some 'joe.'

Friday, August 21, 2015

Eachine 12000mAh Power Bank - Review





I've been testing out the Eachine 12000mAh Power Bank for some time now and I'm ready to share my thoughts and opinions.  On paper this should be a great product but some serious concerns remain.



Link : http://www.eachine.com/Eachine-X-power-X2-2Gen-12000mAh-Power-Bank-p-65.html


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Dutch Army Woodland Pack - Medium




Today we are checking out an awesome piece of Military Surplus;

the Dutch Army Woodland Pack - Medium size.

Around $60 on the net and can be found at military surplus sites easily at the time of filming.


Monday, August 17, 2015

Viewer's Choice : September 2015 - Overnight Adventure




It is time to vote for the September Overnight Adventure.
On the right side of the page you can vote on the pack, the shelter and the sleeping bag.

Packs :

Osprey Atmos AG 50

Arc’teryx Altra 65

Gregory Baltora 75


Tents :

Nemo Tanto SE Bivy

Nemo Obii Elite 1p

Snugpak Stratosphere


Sleeping Bags :

Marmot Aspen Minimalist

Snugpak Jungle Blanket

Thermarest Tech Blanket

Friday, August 14, 2015

MST Part 1- Day Hike Adventure Series




This is Part 1 of our new Day Hike series featuring the MST.  In this episode "Bravo 2" joins us while we walk, talk and even dance a little (sweet moves kid!!!)  We hope that you enjoy the adventure as much as we enjoyed spending time together.




Thursday, August 13, 2015

Thrunite TH10 vs Fenix HL55 : Headlamp Comparison







It's a face-off between the Thrunite TH10 and the Fenix HL55 headlamps.  Same battery type; similar lumens; which is worth your hard earned money?






Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Spec Ops Recon Ruck Ultra Frame Sheet Mod





Today we are doing a Frame Sheet Mod to the Spec Ops Recon Ruck Ultra pack.



Link for Frame Sheet : http://www.ebay.com/itm/121609240953?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT



Link for Pack : http://www.specopsbrand.com/recon-ruck-ultra-tactical-rucksack.html




Monday, August 10, 2015

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Flat Tarp




Today we are taking a look at the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Flat Tarp.
Super Strong, Ultralight and expensive!

Link : https://www.hyperlitemountaingear.com/hiking-climbing-shelters/tarps/hmg-flat-tarps.html

- Made in America
- Sizes available
     6' x 8'
     8' x 10'
     8.5’ x 8.5’
- Constructed with CF8 Cuben Fiber
- Fully bonded radial double reinforced tie-outs with line locs
- Fully bonded, "stitchless" ridgeline seam
- 16 Perimeter tie-outs
- 4 tie-outs placed in the center, one-third, and two-thirds of the interior body
- Comes with a Medium CF8 Stuff Sack for storage
- Includes 10 ultralight 2.8mm Spectra Core Guy Lines guy lines
     6x | 4’ sections
     4x | 6’ sections


Friday, August 7, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015

Tent Buying Guide - The Outdoor Gear Review







For those of you who are considering buying a tent, today we are going over some of the considerations that should be made before you make your purchase.

Friday, July 31, 2015

BivySak.com Summer Box - Unboxing



Today we are taking a look at the Summer Bivysak.com Subscription Box.  What's inside?  Let's find out.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Outdoor Research Advanced Bivy




I've been testing out the Outdoor Research Advanced Bivy for a number of months; let's take a look at it now.

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Car Camp Overnight Adventure



Let's head on out and do some car camping! Thank you all for joining Susie and I for this adventure. We hope that you enjoy it.


Thursday, July 23, 2015

ThruNite TH10 Headlamp - Preview and Test



Today we are taking a look at the ThruNite TH10 Headlamp (functions, features) followed by some nighttime performance and torture tests.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Arc'teryx Bora 80 - An Inexpensive Alternative




In the past we took a look at the Arc'teryx Altra 65 pack which is very, very expensive.  Today we are looking at an inexpensive alternative; the Arc'teryx Bora 80 backpack.


Monday, July 20, 2015

Car Camp Adventure : INTRO




My friends here is the INTRO for the upcoming Overnight Adventure.  The Car Camp Adventure.

Of course this is the INTRO, not the actual campout.  That video will be posted soon.


Friday, July 17, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015

Alpenlore Survival Belt - Review




Today we are reviewing the Alpenlore Survival Belt.

LINK :
http://www.alpenlore.com/shop.html
$64.99 for the polymer buckle or $79.99 for the Cobra buckle

Thursday, July 9, 2015

ThruNite Archer 2A V2 Flashlight




Today we have the ThruNite Archer 2A V2 Flashlight up for review.
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$45.95


Five modes: firefly, low, medium, high and strobe.

- LED: CREE XP-L V6 LED with a lifespan of 20+ years of run time.

- Modes & Run-time: Firefly:0.055lumen(672 hours); Low:17lumen(96 hours); Medium:75lumen(11 hours); High:450lumen(100 minutes); Strobe:450lumen(140 minutes).

- Max output: 450lumen using two AA batteries.

- Max run time: 672hours (Firefly mode)

- Max beam distance: 130 meters.
- Peak beam intensity: 4232 cd.
- Impact resistant: 2 meters.

- Waterproof to IPX-8 Standard (1.5meters)

- Dimensions: 160mm in length, 23mm bezel diameter.
Accessories:
1.      pocket clip
2.      spare O ring

Monday, July 6, 2015

Part 6 - T.O.G.R. - Question Submission




This is Part 6 of the Question and Answer Series.
Drop your questions and comments down below and they will be addressed in a future episode.


Friday, July 3, 2015

Sunwayman C22C Dual LED Flashlight - Dual LED Powerhouse!




Today we are taking a look at a flashlight with a truly new design; dual LED's (CW and NW)!  This is the Sunwayman C22C Dual LED Flashlight.

Link : Gearbest.com
http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_165477.html

Sunwayman.com
http://www.sunwayman.com/fo/pd_137_en.html

Main Features:
● Main light Cree XM-L2 U2 LED, side Light Cree XP-G2 R5 LED, with a lifetime of up to 50000 hours
● Slightly depress the side switch to turn on / off the flashlight as well as selecting desired output mode
Main white light: Turbo (1000 lumens, automatically lower to high after 3 mins continuous use); high (580 lumens, 2 hrs ); mid (130 lumens, 10 hrs ); low (35 lumens, 30 hrs ); strobe; SOS;
Neutral white side light: High (180 lumens, 3 hrs.) - mid (46 lumens, 9 hrs) - low (16 lumens, 45 hrs); strobe; SOS
● Powerful magnet built at the tail to ensure easy-stand of the light on any iron surface
● Tungsten steel spike at the end of the tailcap can be used for emergencies
● Constant current circuit, constant output
● Effective range of 208 meters
● Uses one single 18650 or two CR123A batteries
● Working voltage: 2.8 - 8.4V
● High quality metal smooth reflector for main light maintains great throw distance and spread with an ideal beam pattern; side light uses optical lens
● Dimensions: 110mm (length) x 28mm (head diameter) x 25mm (tailed diameter)
● Weight: 88g(battery excluded)
● Aerospace-grade aluminum alloy, stainless steel retaining ring on the top
● Military specification type III-hard anodized body
● Waterproof: IPX-8 standard
● Ultra-clear tempered glass lens resists scratches and impacts
● Tactical forward click switch for momentary on

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Winner's Announcement : Father's Day Flashlight Giveaway



Winner's Announcement : Father’s Day Flashlight Giveaway
…………………

They are;

John Bowman

Shadowman

SwedishOutdoor

Kelly Kennedy

Chuck Griffin

Michaela Dale

Preston Gladd

Rich Schwartz

Nick Dean

P.A. Vonk

If you are a winner, please check your youtube inbox because I have sent you a message requesting

your name
you address
and your phone number.

The winners have one week to get in touch with me or I will have to give their winnings to another viewer.

Another contest is coming up soon.
Amazon Germany: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00I2H2BQE
Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IEWOCP0/
Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00I2H2BQE
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00N3NUW0O
Amazon France: http://www.amazon.fr/dp/B00I2H2BQE/
Amazon Italy: http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00IFWUT1A
Official website:  www.thrunite.com

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Arc'teryx Altra 65 Backpack - Preview



Today we are taking a look at one of the most expensive backpacks out on the market today; The Arc'teryx Altra 65!
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Link :

http://arcteryx.com/product.aspx?language=EN&gender=mens&model=Altra-65-Backpack

Highly breathable suspension system creates a direct link between spine, suspension and bag

Suspension is bonded directly to the pack body for comfort and stability; features twin removable aluminum stays for reliable load support

Anatomically shaped shoulder straps feature a core layer of perforated, air-permeable foam lined with breathable mesh for next-to-the-skin comfort

Shoulder straps adjust both vertically and horizontally for a personalized fit

Rotating Load Transfer Disc™ lets the hipbelt pivot, following your natural movements for agility and stability

Thermoformed, triple-density hipbelt promotes airflow and evaporative cooling

Removable and expandable top lid comes with 2 zippered compartments and a map pocket

Extendable collar with drawcord adds capacity to the main compartment for handling large loads

Dual side zippers allow quick access to the main compartment through the front panel

Features a hydration-reservoir sleeve with port and hose clip for the drinking tube (reservoir sold separately)

Front kangaroo pocket is perfect for stashing gear you may need in a hurry

2 stretch-mesh side pockets with elastic drawcords secure your water bottles or snacks

4 compression straps and padded compression wings let you cinch down your load for jostle-free carrying; features micro daisy chains for lashing on gear

100-denier Invista HD Mini Ripstop™ nylon and 210-denier Ripstorm™ nylon fabric is light and strong; silicone/polyurethane coating resists punctures and water

Pack base is made of burly, 420-denier Invista HD plain weave nylon to stand up to years of heavy use

Arc'teryx Altra 65 pack features a padded bottom, Hypalon™ trim and reinforced high-wear areas to bolster durability

Monday, June 29, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

ThruNite Archer 1C V2 Flashlight




Today we are looking at the ThruNite Archer 1C V2 Flashlight.
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Links :

Amazon Germany: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00I2H2BQE
Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IEWOCP0/
Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00I2H2BQE
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00N3NUW0O
Amazon France: http://www.amazon.fr/dp/B00I2H2BQE/
Amazon Italy: http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00IFWUT1A
Official website:  www.thrunite.com

LED: CREE XP-L V6 LED with a lifespan of 20+ years of run time.

- Modes & Run-time: Firefly: 0.055lumen(168 hours); Low:17lumen(11 hours); Medium:75lumen(200 minutes);

High:500lumen(40 minutes); Strobe:500lumen(50 minutes).

- Max output: 500lumen using one 3.7v 16340 battery.

- Max run time: 168hours (Firefly mode)

- Working voltage: 0.9v to 4.2v.

- Battery: 1 CR123 or 16340 battery.

- Max beam distance: 124 meters.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Black Diamond Axis 33 Pack



Today we are looking at the Black Diamond Axis 33 Pack.
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LINK : http://blackdiamondequipment.com/en/climbing-packs/axis-33-pack-BD681151FREDSM_1.html

ergoACTIV suspension with SwingArm™ shoulder straps and thermoformed backpanel

Top-loading zipper closure, tuck-away helmet holder and rope strap

Ice-tool PickPockets™, three-point haul system and ladder-lock crampon straps

Removable, padded hipbelt with fixed webbing belt

Hydration compatible

Volume :
[S] 31 L (1,892 cu in)
[M] 33 L (2,013 cu in)
[L] 35 L (2,136 cu in)
Average Stock Weight :
[S] 1.52 kg (3 lb 2 oz)
[M] 1.54 kg (3 lb 3 oz)
[L] 1.56 kg (3 lb 4 oz)
Materials :  420d nylon

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Bushcraft Overnight Adventure II - INTRO




This is the INTRO for the latest Overnight Adventure; The Bushcraft Overnight Adventure II.

The Adventure is Coming Soon.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day Giveaway - Enter Now



In honor of Father's Day ThruNite and TOGR are giving away 10 flashlights!  Enter Now!!!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Gregory Savant 58 Backpack - Preview




Today we are taking a look at the often requested Gregory Savant 58 backpack.


http://gregorypacks.com/en/GM59188.html

Retails for $200 but can be found for less than $140.

Checkout Sierra Trading Post!

The female version of this pack is called the Sage : Available in 35L, 45L, 55L

This pack was designed to for weather protection and organization.

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Eberlestock Mystery Box - UnBoxing




A package arrives and an unknown Eberlestock pack is inside.
What could it be?  Let's find out together!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

ThruNite TN15 Flashlight - High Power Thrower!





For all of the flashlight lovers out there today we are taking a look at the ThruNite TN15 Flashlight; the High Power Thrower!

Link : http://www.thrunite.com/thrunite-tn15-1-remote-switch/

LED: CREE XM-L LED with a lifespan of 20+ years of run time.
- Runs on: 2x 18650( 3200MAH)
- Working Voltage: 2.7-12V
- Output mode/Runtime*: Strobe(975 lumens/226 minutes), Turbo(975 lumens/126 minutes),
High(652 lumens/199minutes), Medium(266 lumens/9.7 hrs), Low(19 lumens/177 hrs), Firefly(0.29 lumens/62 days).
- Peak Beam Intensity: 66560cd
- Max beam distance: 515m.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Vanquest IBEX 30 - Red Rock Mavrik U.45 - Arc'teryx Khard 45 : Comparison




Today we are comparing the Vanquest IBEX 30, the Red Rock Mavrik U.45, and Arc'teryx Khard 45 packs.  Similar but with differences; major differences in price.

Monday, June 8, 2015

BivySak com Spring Box - Unboxing




Today we are taking a look at the Spring Bivysak.com Subscription Box.  What's inside?  Let's find out.  Enjoy the bloopers at the end too.


Friday, June 5, 2015

Osprey Atmos AG 50 Backpack



Today we are taking a look at the Osprey Atmos AG 50 pack which has some truly new features not seen before!

Osprey Men's Atmos 50 AG


Link : http://www.ospreypacks.com/en/product/mens/atmos_ag_50

$229 looks to be the retail price but I have seen this pack as cheap as $172 on Amazon at the time of filming.

Anti-Gravity™ suspension* system to a new line of ventilated backpacks.  This 3D suspension system contours your body providing seamless comfort allowing the user mobility with ease on any multi-day backpacking trip.

Adjustable harness
Compression straps
Fit-on-the-Fly™ hipbelt
FlapJacket™
Internal compression
Internal reservoir sleeve
Removable floating top lid
Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment
Tool attachment

Load Range 25-40lbs

FABRIC
MAIN   100D x 630D Nylon Dobby
ACCENT   210D High Tenacity Nylon
BOTTOM  420HD Nylon Packcloth

Thursday, June 4, 2015

ThruNite TC10 Flashlight




It's ThruNite Thursday and today we are taking a look at the ThruNite TC10 Flashlight; ThruNite's first rechargeable flashlight.  Is there room for improvement?  Find out now.

Link : http://www.thrunite.com/thrunite-tc10-new-arrival/

- Rechargeable LED (CREE XM-L2) flashlight with intelligent overcharge protection.
- More compact than other rechargeable LED flashlights on the market.
- Smooth reflector for far beam in search, hunting, law enforcement and military applications.
- Stout design for tactical use with titanium coated stainless steel bezel.
- USB interface for easy use everywhere.
- ThruNite ITC (Intelligent Temperature Control) technology to prevent possible light damage from overheating.
- Five modes: firefly, low, medium, high, and strobe.
- Reversed polarity protection system prevents damage to the light.
- Ultra clear tempered glass lens with anti-reflective coating.
- Aircraft grade aluminum body structure with knurling for firm grip.
- Premium type III hard anodized anti-abrasive finish.
- Memory function to set any mode (except strobe) for immediate use.

Specification
- LED: CREE XM-L2 with a lifespan of 20+ years of run time.
- Runs on: 1 x 18650 (ThruNite 18650 3200mAh).
- Working Voltage: 3-5 V.
- Charging Current: 1A.
- Working Temperature: -20℃-40℃.
- Output mode/Runtime*: Strobe (900 lumens/ 4 hrs), High (900 lumens / 103 minutes),
Medium (227 lumens / 6 hrs ), Low (12 lumens / 123 hrs), Firefly (0.1 lumens/83 days).
- Peak Beam Intensity: 21280cd.
- Max beam distance: 292m.
- Impact resistant: 2 meters.
- Waterproof to IPX-8 Standard (1.5 meters).
- WEIGHT: 165g(without batteries).
- Dimensions: 153.5 mm in length x 40.8 mm in diameter.

Accessories: Holster x1, Spare O ring x1, Lanyard x1, Pocket Clip x1, USB Charging Cord x1.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Snugpak Jungle Blanket



Today we're going to take a look at another Snugpak product and this is the Jungle Blanket.
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BTHREMK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

$40

Temperature rating 45 degrees, low 36 degrees
76"x64" weighing only 25 ounces
Travel soft insulation
Compresses down to 6"x6" for lightweight, compact traveling
Includes compression sack

Monday, June 1, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015

RavPower RP-PB19 Deluxe Series 15000mAh Battery Pack




Today we look at the RavPower RP-PB19 Deluxe Series 15000mAh Battery Pack.

http://www.ravpower.com/15000mah-portable-charger-power-bank-black.html

$39.99 on Amazon and on the Ravpower Web site

Colors : White and Black

Weight : 11.4oz
Measurements :
 5 x 0.9 x 3.2 inches

Warranty: 12 Months Warranty (very nice to see this)

Package Included:

- 1 RAVPower RP-PB19 PowerBank

- 2 USB to Micro USB cables

- 1 User Guide

- 1 Travel pouch

Thursday, May 28, 2015

ThruNite Archer 1A V2 - Flashlight



Today we are taking a look at the ThruNite Archer 1A V2 Flashlight.
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Link : http://www.thrunite.com/thrunite-archer-1a-v2-cw/
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Features :
- LED: CREE XP-L V6 LED with a lifespan of 20+ years of run time.
 - Modes & Run-time: Firefly:0.055lumen(408hours); Low:17lumen(22hours); Medium:75lumen(5hours);
High:180lumen(115minutes); Strobe:180lumen(3.5hours).
 - Max output: 180lumen using one Ni-Mh AA battery.
 - Max run time: 408hours (Firefly mode)
 - Working voltage: 0.9v to 4.2v.
 - Battery: 1 AA or 14500 battery(not included).
 - Max beam distance: 71 meters.
 - Peak beam intensity: 1261cd.
 - Impact resistant: 2 meters.
 - Waterproof to IPX-8 Standard (1.5meters)
 - Weight: 60g without battery.
 - Dimensions: 110mm in length, 23mm bezel diameter.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hiking and Backpacking Tips Part 1 : The Outdoor Gear Review




Join Luke and Susan today as we begin going over tips for those who desire to hike and backpack.  This is part 1 with many others parts coming.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Snugpak Stratosphere - Preview




Today we are taking a look at the Snugpak Stratosphere Bivy.

$136.32 on Amazon

http://www.snugpak.com/outdoor/tents-shelters/stratosphere

COLOURS AVAILABLE Olive
PACK     2.49lbs
 WEIGHT 1.13kg (including pegs)
DIMENSIONS 90"(L) x 41.7
(W) x 19.2
(H)

PACK SIZE 12.2
(L) x 5.5
(W)


SEASONS Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

This is a free standing ivy but it will blow around if not staked in.  The 2 Bow Poles and 7 Stake Points of this 1 man tent

• Zip: Full length side zip
• Fabric Outer: 50D Nylon Rip stop (5000mm HH)
• Highly Breathable (5000g/ m2 Moisture Permeability)
• Fabric Bottom: 70D Nylon Taffeta with PU coating (8000mm HH) (bath tub style)
• Poles: 8.5 mm Aluminium (Outside diameter) with screw lock tip
• Seams are waterproof and taped
• Ultra compact 1 Person shelter
• Stands up to severe weather
• Makes sure you stay dry
• Small Pack size
• Ultralight alloy pegs

Friday, May 22, 2015

Winners Announcement 'Creeper Walk' - ThruNite Giveaway





Today we are announcing the winners for the ThruNite Flashlight Giveaway as part of the 2015 'Creeper Walk' - From Dusk Till Dawn.
Thank you everyone for entering; if you won, send me your addresses and phone numbers.

1. andrew mathers
2. teyacapan
3. ethorman
4. Francois Pellerin
5. BigBoyHawk88
6. 99lade

LINK : www.thrunite.com

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Vanquest IBEX-30 Pack



Today we are taking a look at the Vanquest IBEX-30 pack.

Link:
http://www.vanquest.com/products/ibex-30-backpack.html

$189.00

Black
Grey
Coyote
Recently Added two Multicam Variants.

 3.25 pound | 1474 gram

While not a unique design, this is a fresh take on it.  Arc’teryx has the Khard, Red Rock has their own version and now Vanquish has theirs.

Measured at 13” top / 12” bottom (L) x 22” (H) x 8” top / 10” bottom (W),

A continuous YKK #10 zipper opening gives you 270-degree top-to-bottom & front-to-back access to the foam-padded main compartment.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Change of Plans - Overnight Adventure - INTRO



This is the INTRO for our latest Overnight Adventure, A Change of Plans.

The actual Adventure is coming soon.
Enjoy.

Monday, May 11, 2015

'Creeper Walk' 2015 - ThruNite Flashlight Giveaway



Today we are announcing the 'Creeper Walk' 2015 ThruNite Flashlight Giveaway with six lucky winners!
Enter now!

To ENTER :
Go to www.thrunite.com and look at their products.  See what they offer and then in the comment section down below state what features/functions/etc that you would like to see added to future ThruNite Flashlights.  PLEASE only comment on Youtube so that ThruNite has easily access you're suggestions/recommendations.  Thank you.

Friday, May 8, 2015

From Dusk Till Dawn : Creeper Walk 2015




This is From Dusk Till Dawn - The 2015 'Creeper' Walk!  Kick back and enjoy some coffee while Luke and Susan hike 34 miles; from Damascus VA to Abingdon VA and Back!

Sponsored by ThruNite and their updated line of Archer Flashlights!
Link : www.thrunite.com

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket



Today we are taking a look at the Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket.
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Price ranges from $105 - $160 depending on retailer.
Links:

Amazon : http://www.amazon.com/Outdoor-Research-Mens-Helium-Jacket/dp/B0071JW8TE

Outdoor Research : http://www.outdoorresearch.com/ch_en/or-gear/jackets/mens-helium-ii-jacket.html

Available in a lot of colors including this cool coyote cooler!

Available in all of the typical sizes too; Small to XXL.

Fit: Standard Fit

Fabric : Pertex® Shield+, 2.5L, 100% nylon, 30D ripstop

Center Back Length: 28 1/2in. (L)

Avg. Weight (oz./g): 6.4oz / 180g (L)

Waterproof
Breathable
Lightweight
Fully Seam Taped
YKK® AquaGuard® Center Front Zipper
Fully Adjustable Hood
Single-Separating Front Zipper
Zippered Napoleon Pocket
Internal Pocket Doubles as Stuff Sack
Carabiner Loop
Elastic Cuffs
Drawcord Hem

I have been hiking with this jacket for a few months now and I’ve been nothing but impressed with it.

No internal moisture build up and no rain penetrates and it packs small and is light.