Posts by New Century Expeditions

Forty Below Camp Booties – Best Glacier Camp Boots Ever

Aaron has used the Forty Below Camp Booties on Denali for over a month over the last few years. He talks about the feel, fit, and finish of the Camp Booties. He has stood in these booties at -30ºF and been perfectly comfortable at 14,000 feet (4,267 m) on Denali. He shows how they fit inside of your double mountaineering boots. Get Forty Below booties here: Get other items in this video from Amazon: Western Mountaineering down bootie: La Sportiva Baruntse:
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Categories: climbing, gear, and Podcast.

How to Choose the Right Tent for Backpacking Expeditions Camping In-Depth

Aaron shows you three different tents to show you what he’s used in Antarctica, Greenland, Denali, car camping, and Yellowstone. He compares and contrasts the different styles of tents, shows how long it takes to put them up, and what each tent’s strengths and weaknesses are. He talks about multiple factors: Number of people, Capacity winter vs summer, Double vs single wall, Weight, Wind resistance, Tear resistance, Snow skirt, Ease of setup, Ventilation, Vestibule for gear, Internal height, Number of doors, Pockets, Gear hanging, Guy lines, Footprint – (biggest scam ever), is seam sealer required He also illustrates a few
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Categories: climbing, How To, Podcast, Travel, and World Beyond.

Ultimate Expedition Mittens For Cold Weather – Outdoor Research Alti Mitts

Aaron talks about the ultimate cold-weather mittens. They’re great for Antarctica, the Arctic, Greenland, Denali, Everest, Canada, Russia, or wherever you find yourself in cold locations. They’re great for camping, climbing, hiking, adventuring, trekking, mountaineering, skiing, or just about anything else where you need to keep your hands warm and avoid frostbite. Get items from this video at Amazon: Outdoor Research Men’s Alti Mitts: Outdoor Research Women’s Alti Mitts: Outdoor Research Men’s Revolution gloves: Outdoor Research Women’s Revolution gloves: Outdoor Research Men’s PL gloves: Outdoor Research Women’s PL gloves:
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Categories: Antarctica, climbing, How To, Podcast, and Reviews.

Best Backpacking Air Mattress – Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite Review

Sleeping on an air mattress is more comfortable than a thin foam pad while backpacking and camping. Which air mattress do you choose? Aaron talks about his experience with the Neoair air mat. He shows how to maintain, inflate, and fix the mattress. He also shows his fast-inflation technique. He can inflate his air mat in one minute. You will be able too after watching this video. Get items in this video at Amazon: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite Ultralight Backpacking Air Mattress: Western Mountaineering MegaLite: Therm-a-Rest Z Lite:
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Categories: climbing, gear, How To, Podcast, and Reviews.

How to Dry Damp Clothes While Backpacking or Climbing for Camping

Aaron shows you how to dry damp clothes while camping in cold conditions. He shows you the best way to dry clothes when you’re on the move. If you don’t have sunny days and hours to dry your clothes, you’re in trouble. If your clothes are sweaty and damp in the evening, with non way to dry them, use Aaron’s technique and you’ll have dry clothes in the morning. Dry clothes quickly without a dryer. Get items in this video at Amazon: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite Ultralight Backpacking Air Mattress: Western Mountaineering MegaLite: Therm-a-Rest Z Lite:  
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Categories: Antarctica, arctic, climbing, How To, and Podcast.

How to Wash and Travel With ONLY 2 Pair of Underwear For a Month

Aaron has traveled all over the world on 6 continents (missing Australia!) and uses only a small pack. He typically only travels with 2 pairs of underwear. How is this possible? Isn’t that gross? Nope…he has freshly washed undergarments every day. Aaron shows his washing, maintenance, and drying techniques in this video. Get items in this video at Amazon: Icebreaker Men’s Boxers: Icebreaker Women’s Underwear: ExOfficio Men’s Give-N-Go Boxer: ExOfficio Womens Underwear | Panties for Women | Give-N-Go Full Cut Brief:  
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Categories: climbing, How To, Podcast, Reviews, Travel, and Trips.

Camping sub-zero in October How-To – Coal Creek Jedediah Smith Wilderness Wyoming

Aaron takes you to a sub-zero experience in Wyoming in October. He hikes on the Coal Creek Trail on the western side of Teton Pass between Jackson, WY and Victor, ID. The temperature drops well below zero for your viewing enjoyment. He shows you what it’s like to set up a camp, sleep under a tarp in sub-zero temperatures, how to handle boots and socks, and the wake-up process. He shows you how to keep your feet warm despite temperatures below your sleeping bag rating. Aaron demonstrates using the Western Mountaineering Antelope sleeping bag being used 20 degrees below its
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Categories: Antarctica, arctic, climbing, How To, motivation, Reviews, training, and Travel.

How to Carry an Ice Axe and Use It Properly – Learn at Home First

Aaron demonstrates the proper carry and use of an ice axe is the comfort of his back yard. This is the best place to start learning before you go out on the snow. Aaron shows a glacier and hybrid climbing ice axe, protection devices, and tricks about ice axe handling. Get these items on Amazon: Black Diamond Venom Ice Axe: Black Diamond Raven ProIce Axe: Black Diamond Ice Axe protector: Black Diamond Spike protector: Black Diamond ice axe leash: Watch my ice axe reviews: Black Diamond Raven Pro: Black Diamond Venom:
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Categories: climbing, How To, motivation, testimonials, training, and Travel.

How to Pitch a Tarp Tent With Trekking Poles

Aaron shows you how to sets up his tarp tent. He’s used this little tarp in snowstorms, rain storms, hail storms, lightning, in the Sierras, Rocky Mountains, the desert, and most anywhere else you can backpack. He shares his techniques for limiting weight and making the structure resist rain. He also shows how you DO NOT NEED guy line tensioners. Get items featured in this video on Amazon: Trail Life by Ray Jardine: Beyond Backpacking – Backpacking Light: Tarp tents: Tent stakes: Tent guyline: Leki trekking poles:
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Categories: climbing, How To, Podcast, training, Travel, and World Beyond.

How to Position and Adjust a Backpack Hip Belt for Maximum Comfort – Other Pack Myths Busted

Aaron shows one of the most important features of comfort on a backpack – the hip or waist belt. If this doesn’t fit you properly, you’ll be miserable. Getting the right setup is everything for backpacking. Aaron talks about what matters and what doesn’t. He also dispels the myths about other fit items like shoulder and sternum straps. Get these backpacks on Amazon: Arcteryx Backpacks: Gregory Backpacks:
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Categories: climbing, How To, Podcast, Travel, and Trips.