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.