Friday, March 23, 2018

Backpacking in a Blizzard - Winter Storm Backpacking Overnight Adventure

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A major winter storm is on the way and...

As the temperature drops...
The Snow begins to fall...
The winds pick up...
The Lone Wolf Heads Out!

This is Luke's latest Winter Overnight Adventure.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Truth About Heated Jackets - Ororo Men's and Women’s Heated Jacket

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The Truth About Heated Jackets!

Today Susan and Luke are reviewing Heated Jackets from Ororo and we will be going over what is great and not so great about this new tech.


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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Bushcraft! - Expedition Research Kettle and Bushcraft Grill Set - Review

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Today Luke is reviewing two bushcraft products, both from Expedition Research; the Kettle and the Bushcraft Grills.


Expedition Research Bushcraft Grill Set – Review

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Price : Retail $20 but at the time of filming these were running for $17

Weight :
Small : 128g / 4.5oz
Mini : 69g / 2.4oz
Carry Bag : 10g / .3oz


Expedition Research Expedition Kettle Review
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Price : $20 Retail.   $18 on amazon at the time of filming

Weight : 6.2 oz
Hard Anodized Aluminum Construction

New Deep Dish 90-Degree Pour, Stay-On Lid. One Hand Pour Operation.

New Silicone Coated "Stand-Up" & "Lock-Down" Handle. Boil Water in the "Stand-Up" Position for Safety and "Lock-Down" for Storage.
New "Micro-Pour" Precision Spout.
Free Carry Bag Included.
BPA Free.
600ml capacity – 20oz

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Versus - Stove Speed Test #2 - Optimus Crux Lite

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Today Luke continues his search for the fastest backpacking stove on the market!  This is VERSUS and I'm testing the Optimus Crux Lite stove.  In the first video of this series, we put the MSR Pocket Rocket 2 against BRS 3000T; now we will see how the Optimus Crux Lite compares.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Behind the Scenes - After the Camp - Secret Sunrise Overnight Adventure

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Recently you have watched as Susan and I ventured into the backcountry to enjoy a beautiful sunrise, now it's time to go behind the scenes with everything that you didn't see!

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Cookies! The Best Ever! - Viewer Mail #41

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It's mail time again and as always I are honored and thankful!
Oh man.......these are some good cookies!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Backcountry Secret Sunrise Overnight Adventure

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Thank you all of joining Susan and I for our next overnight adventure.  This involves an ambitious trip into the Backcountry of Western NC and a mission to experience a bitterly cold Sunrise!

After the Camp is coming up on Monday where we will go behind the scenes of what you see in this Adventure.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

How to Setup the Outdoor Vitals Dominion 2.5 Person Backpacking Tent

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Being able to see how easy a tent can be pitched is very important to the purchasing process.  With that in mind, here is how to setup the  Outdoor Vitals Dominion 2.5 Person Backpacking Tent.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

'Tactical' and Reversible - Carinthia G Loft Reversible Jacket Review

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Olive Green and Sand!

Today Luke is previewing the Carinthia Reversible Jacket and you will have the chance to buy it if you are interested.  Find out why now.

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Cost : $200USD

G-Loft Reversible Jacket


1.10lbs for the large700 g (Size L)

Out-In-Side Fabric
100% Polyamide (poly-ah-Myde

G-Loft ISO+ Filling


Comfort Temperature (EN 342):
5F /- 15°C

Extremely lightweight due to its thermal efficiency
soft and downy to the touch
retains full insulating power even when wet
does not absorb humidity
allows moisture to escape
machine washable

excellent ability to regain loft after several compressions
anti-allergenic, anti bacterial
ykk zippers
wind flap
chin guard
2 large outer pockets
elastic drawcord at hem
elastic cuffs
a compression bag is included if you purchase new; since I purchased used, it didn’t come with it.
Synthetic fill is good for wet and damp conditions which is light, warm and breathable

I am unable to review this product adequantly because it doesn’t fit me proper and I will explain how this came to be.  I was on ebay recently looking for something or another and I happen upon a listing for this jacket.  It was a small but for the price, I figure I would gamble on it.  Well I received the jacket and it is very nice but unfortunately it is too small for me.

So what follows are my impressions of the jacket with limited use.  More than anything, I wanted to make a video on this jacket so that I could get some awareness on this product out there.. This is something that you can have imported here to the USA but it will be very difficult to locate this for sale in the usa as it mainly found in Europe.  Speaking of which Carthina they have been making sleeping bags for civilians and for military applications for over 70 years.  They are based in Austria and are known for very high quality and also, a generally high price.  Military grade products in most if not all cases.

Thoughts on this jacket :

Very well made, very warm, compressible. Stitching is very good

Smart design.  No matter which way you wear it, you have two outside pockets and to inside pockets.  All of which are zippered.

I am familiar with G-Loft from other Carthina products and it is VERY warm and is very close to being as capable as Down.  Probably the closest matching when it comes to synthetic materials.

The material has a cold feeling to it but warms up quickly.

High collar which can block the wind from you neck.  It can also be cinched around the collar to block out snow.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Packit Gourmet Austintacious Tortilla Soup Camper's Cafe

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Today for this episode of the Camper's Cafe, Luke and Susie have the Packit Gourmet's Austintacious Tortilla Soup!  While it's very good there is one alarming aspect, find out what that is now!

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