Category Archives: Budget Backpacking Gear

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

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My Very First Bushcraft Knife (Morakniv Bushcraft Knife)

I am not necessarily a bushcrafter. By that I mean I haven’t really gotten into it personally but I love watching what others make out in the woods. I do recognize that even as a hiker, it is important to be prepared and to have a quality knife. That is why I chose this Mora. You can watch the video here: My First Bushcraft Knife

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Esbit Solid Fuel Stove VS Rucas Alcohol Stove

I purchased an Esbit Solid Fuel stove from an Army Surplus store and tried to boil water with it. Then I compared it to my Rucas Alcohol stove and my alcohol stove blew it away with regards to boil time. You can watch the video here: ESBIT VS RUCAS

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Outdoor Pro Gear LHB-1000 Headlamp Unbox and Review

I recently picked up a new headlamp and wanted to share how impressed I am with it. You can watch my video unboxing and review here: Outdoor Pro Gear LHB-1000 Review

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Budget Hiking and Backpacking Series Episode 7

In this final installment of the budget series, I talk about some miscellaneous items that could be very useful.

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Budget Hiking and Backpacking Series Episode 6

In this video I discuss my main pack that I got on Ebay for about $60 and go through some of the features.

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Budget Hiking/Backpacking Series Episode 5

Here is the latest in my budget series hope you enjoy.

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