Monthly Archives May 2019

End running knee pain with these 2 tricks

Have you developed knee pain from running but somehow want to keep running? Aaron developed this problem over a decade ago. He would be out running and knee pain would hit. He had to walk 5 miles home because it hurt too much. He found two techniques or hacks that helped him keep running well into his forties without knee pain! It’s all about a secret workout and a ball of foot rather than heel strike! Link to Men’s Asics Kayano 25 on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Ee6h6n Link to Women’s Asics Kayano 25 on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2vRUXbf Link to Superfeet footbeds: https://amzn.to/2VtQU49
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Sleeping bag showdown – 3 BEST Western Mountaineering sleeping bags

What sleeping bag do you choose? There are hundreds of choices on the market. Then when you choose a manufacturer, which temperature range do you choose? How much loft does each bag have? How will that impact your sleeping? Is the bag rating for comfort or survival? Aaron talks about all of these things and compares the Western Mountaineering Megalite, Antelope, and Puma sleeping bags. One is for summer, one is for winter, and one is for expeditions. See how much down loft there is in this video. Link to the Western Mountaineering Megalite 25 deg F on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2XJHm1H
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Best sleeping bag liner – Review Sea to summit Thermolite

Extend your sleeping bag warmth with this liner. Aaron has used his for nearly 20 years and it really does work. It gives you 5 degrees extra warmth so you don’t have to own so many sleeping bags. It can also be used as an absurdly small travel sleeping bag when you’re backpacking Europe or Asia if your sheets aren’t all that clean. Check it out. Get the Sea to Summit Reactor Thermolite liner on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2E26Qjn Get Adventure Expedition One on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2tIASTG  
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Best warm air mat for backpacking – Review Thermarest neoair xtreme

Aaron has used this air mattress on Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, and on multiple winter treks. It’s amazingly warm for its weight and compresses down to an incredibly small size. Aaron talks about how to inflate, protect, and use this air mattress. In extreme conditions, Aaron adds the Z-rest mat for extra insulation from the cold nylon. Get the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite at Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2FJgN5p Get the Z-rest mat on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2HPjmWW Get Adventure Expedition One on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2tIASTG
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Categories: denali, gear, and Reviews.

Best expedition stuff sacks – Sea to Summit nylon sacks

Aaron has used the Sea to Summit dry and silicone bags on multiple expeditions around the world to protect his gear and food. He talks about his experience with them and why you might consider using them for your backpacking and trekking trips. The Ultra-SIL sacks are incredibly light, too! Get the Sea to Summit Sil-Nylon bags at Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2DAxAqZ Get the Sea to Summit Waterproof bags at Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2ZvQcBU
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BEST Computer Audio Interface: Review of Scarlett 2i4

Is the DECEPTIVELY POWERFUL Scarlett 2i4 Audio Interface Worth the Money? The Scarlett 2i4 digital audio computer  interface is incredibly powerful and can future-proof your recording efforts. When Aaron first bought it, he barely used any of its abilities. Now he gets huge mileage out of it. Learn what the box can do for you and why it’s worth the upgrade. Here’s an Amazon affiliate link to the Scarlett 2i4: https://amzn.to/2Er3M2g Link to the Audio-Technica AT-2035 on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2UzrBcQ Amazon International links for Scarlett 2i4: Amazon Canada: https://amzn.to/2H4427H Amazon France: https://amzn.to/2T6qILU Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2Ucpb39 Amazon Italy: https://amzn.to/2SvLDTh Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2NuE4LG International
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Best sleeping bag compression sack – Review Sea Summit eVent

Aaron has used the Sea to Summit Event compression dry sack on multiple expeditions around the world to protect his sleeping bags. He talks about his experience with them and why you might consider using them for your trips where protecting your sleeping bag matters. Get the Sea to Summit Event Compression Dry Sack at Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2GvbYwR Other bags Aaron has used: Get the Sea to Summit Waterproof bags at Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2Ynf2Te Get the Sea to Summit Sil-Nylon bags at Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2DAxAqZ Get Adventure Expedition One on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2tIASTG  
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Categories: denali, gear, How To, and speaking.

Best expedition down air mat – Review Exped Air mattress

If you want the ultimate expedition air mattress, the Exped DownMat is what you have to get. Aaron used this mat on his Antarctic and Arctic expeditions. Regular air mattresses “suck” the heat out of your body at night. This air mattress has down inside of it to prevent heat loss. It’s rated to -34 deg. Below that, Aaron adds the Thermarest Z-Mat to eliminate cold conduction through the nylon at extreme temperatures. Aaron talks about the uses. There are multiple versions of this air mattress: Exped DownMat XP 9 with pump bag on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Vs5vw0 Exped DownMat 9M integrated
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Best security camera system? Review Amazon Blink XT cameras

When you are considering security cameras for your come, there are a huge number of choices. In fact, there are so many that people overload and give up. Consider the Blink cameras from Amazon. They work pretty well and are completely wireless. They’re controlled by an app from your smartphone, so you can check on your home from anywhere in the world. Note that they are a consumer system, so they’re not safety-critical, nor do they connect with an alarm company. Watch Aaron’s review to see if they might work for you. Link to Blink system on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2VRvqxx Link
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Categories: electronics, gear, Home, and How To.

Best running shoes? Review Asics Kayano 25

What are the best running shoes? There are literally hundreds of options out there. Aaron has used these shoes for over a decade, putting many thousands of miles into multiple pairs. He talks about why he likes them, how they feel, and what their big advantage for people with wide feet are. Asics claims they’ll last for 6 months of hard use. Roadrunner sports claims they’ll last 500 miles. Does that claim hold up? Find out. Link to Men’s Asics Kayano 25 on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Ee6h6n Link to Women’s Asics Kayano 25 on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2vRUXbf Link to Superfeet footbeds: https://amzn.to/2VtQU49
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