Category Archives: Backpacking

DIY Low Cost Gravity Water Filter for Backpacking and Hiking

I normally use a Saywer Squeeze system to filter my water when I am out hiking and backpacking. If you have ever used one, you know that filling the bag that comes with it is next to impossible. I know most folks use a cut off bottle to do it. But then when you do finally get it filled you have to awkwardly fill your clean bottle in the weirdest of positions. I wanted something easy to fill that I could just let gravity do the work so that is why I did some research on YouTube and found a system I liked. In this video, I show you how to make one for yourself using a filter and bag you can get on Amazon. The filter is called a hyrdoblu and I tested it fully this weekend and it works great. The flow rate is acceptable and filling up the bag is very easy no matter what kind of water source you are using. The best part of it is that the filter is relatively cheap on amazon. You can find it here: http://amzn.to/2yKt33y You could also use a dry bag of whatever size you like, for instance in the video I am using a 2L dry bag, but you could use a larger one for group camping. Here is an example of one that comes in many sizes: http://amzn.to/2xX9PZm

You can watch the video at this link: DIY Low Cost Gravity Water Filter

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Exploring a Secret Waterfall at Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve

My friend Jen and I took a day trip to nearby Ohio to check out a waterfall I read about in Backpacker Magazine. The picture of it in the magazine was just beautiful so I had to go check it out in person. I hope you enjoy the video.

You can watch the video here: Secret Waterfall Video

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Colorado 2017: Roadtrip and Mt Elbert

This is the first video from my week long trip to Colorado. This one shows some of the roadtrip through Kansas as well as climbing Mt Elbert.

You can watch the video here: Colorado Roadtrip and Mt Elbert

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Alum Bluffs Cave Trail

One of the best hikes in the Smoky Mountains by far. Best views, challenging, and a lot of fun to hike. Check out the video here: Alum Bluffs Cave Trail

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The Peninsula Trail Overnighter

Had a fantastic time out on Lake Monroe near Bloomington Indiana. Me and a gaggle of other outdoor YouTubers took the five mile trail to the shore line and camped out. It rained on us almost the entire hike in but stopped when we got there. Check out the fun here: Peninsula Trail Overnighter

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Hiking the Tecumseh Trail 2017

Come along on a 40 mile, 4 day journey on the Tecumseh Trail in Indiana. Me and and three friends spent four days recently on the second longest footpath in Indiana.

You can watch the video here: Tecumseh Trail 2017

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A Weekend of Adventure

This past weekend I set out to test some new gear and had an awesome time hammock camping. The next day, I day hiked to some old stone cabin ruins with a new friend and was amazed at what we found.

You can watch the video here: A Weekend of Adventure

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