Tag Archives: Hiking 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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Exploring O’Bannon Woods State Park

Took a trip to O’Bannon Woods State Park to scout out the Adventure Hiking Trail for a future hike. Due to time, I was not able to scout that trail but I was able to check out the Ohio River Bluff Hiking Trail as well as some of the rest of the park. I hope you enjoy this adventure

You can watch the video here: O’Bannon Woods State Park

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Red River Gorge ~ The Quest for Timman’s Arch

A couple of friends and I set out to find the elusive Timmans Arch in the Red River Gorge. We camped at Koomer Ridge and also visited Creation Falls, Rock Bridge, and did some milky way photography on Auxier Ridge Trail. Come along with us on this adventure.

You can watch the video here: Red River Gorge The Quest for Timman’s Arch

Hiking the Mogan Ridge East Trail in the Hoosier National Forest

This trail has eluded me for well over a year now and I was determined to kick its butt. In this video, you will find me complaining the entire way. I come across mud, bugs, spider webs, ticks, and heat. I ended up finishing it and I feel glad that I did. I think this trail would be better to do in the spring or the fall but now that I have completed it, I will leave that to others to decide lol..

You can watch the video here: Hiking the Mogan Ridge Trail

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Gander Mountain Guide Series Hiking Shorts

I recently also purchased a  new pair of hiking shorts that were very comfortable and really helped my range of motion when tackling elevation. I also wanted to pass this recommendation along to you.

You can watch the video here: Gander Mountain Guide Series Hiking Shorts

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Gander Mountain Guide Series Hiking Shirt

I recently purchased a new hiking shirt and I am pretty excited about it. It is so much more comfortable than the cotton shirts I had been using. Much more breathable. I wanted to pass along this recommendation.

You can watch the video here: Gander Mountain Guide Series Hiking Shirt

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The One80 Light

I backed this product on Kickstarter a few months ago and recently received it in the mail. This headlamp is pretty awesome if i do say so myself. I like the fact that no bear can sneak up from the side of me while I am night hiking. I will be able to see him coming. I also like the fact that it is so light and flexible. I like this so much better than a traditional light. I plan on using this one for a long time. You can watch the video here: The One80 Light

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