Category Archives: Campfire

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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Road Trip Preparations: Cooking Food on the Road

For my upcoming trip, I wanted to make sure I was able to prepare my own foods while van camping. I also wanted to make sure whatever I chose did not take up a lot of space in my van. In this video, I demonstrate the portable butane single burner stove I found on Amazon

You can watch the video here: Cooking Food on the Road

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Colorado 2017: Estes Park Campground, Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake, Adams Falls

In this video, we arrived at Estes Park Campground to stay for a few nights (cannot say enough good things about this campground by the way) and we explored RMNP, Trail Ridge Road, and Grand Lake. This was a few days of some pretty awesome adventuring

You can watch the video here: Colorado 2017 part three

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Colorado 2017: Buena Vista, Crestone, Naked Hot Springs, and Great Sand Dunes National Park

This is part two of my recent trip to Colorado. In this video, we find some amazing camp spots, my friends go to a clothing option hot springs, and I explore the Great Sand Dunes National Park

You can watch the video here: Colorado 2017 part two

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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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Clark Jungle Hammock First Hang Experience

I was very anxious to get out this past weekend to test out my new Clark Jungle Hammock. As luck would have it, I got invited to go camping with a couple of my friends and so I was off to the Charles C. Deam Wilderness to test it out. Turned out we got some torrential rains and thunderstorms but I am happy to report that the hammock was comfy and dry and held up nicely.

You can watch the video here: Clark Jungle Hammock

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Creekside Hammock Camping at the Red River Gorge

In this video, I return to a familiar place to try my hand again at hammock camping. I originally set out to find the elusive Timmons Arch that I could not find on a previous trip and was again skunked. Oh well, I enjoy a fantastic campsite by the water. 

You can see the video here: Creekside Hammock Camping

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