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How to Choose 9 Gear Items for Extreme Adventure

Aaron talks about 9 different gear items for an extreme adventure like polar exploration or high-altitude mountaineering. He shares the gear he’s used, how well it worked, and provides some insight for each item. Get items from this video at Amazon: Julbo Goggles: https://amzn.to/2IvuaYv Smartwool Mountaineering socks (men): https://amzn.to/39Ar7ug Smartwool Mountaineering socks (women): https://amzn.to/2U4yALF Outdoor Research Alti Gloves: https://amzn.to/2Fvx1zc Outdoor Research Alti Mitts: https://amzn.to/35xJixM Hot Sac VBL: https://amzn.to/2Vm0ZiD Western Mountaineering Antelope sleeping bag: https://amzn.to/37XyfQG Western Mountaineering Bison sleeping bag: https://amzn.to/2W6eLmL Mountain Hardware Parka: https://amzn.to/2IBSjww Other items in the video: Wintergreen Parka: https://www.wintergreennorthernwear.com/collections/wintergreen-classics Eddie Bauer Parka: https://www.eddiebauer.com/p/388322243/mens-peak-xv-down-jacket Millet Everest GTX boots: https://www.mtntools.com/cat/alpineice/boots/milleteverestboots.htm
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Categories: Antarctica, arctic, climbing, gear, How To, Podcast, and Travel.

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: https://amzn.to/33iii4Y Western Mountaineering MegaLite: https://amzn.to/2XJHm1H Therm-a-Rest Z Lite: https://amzn.to/2HPjmWW  
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Categories: Antarctica, arctic, climbing, How To, and Podcast.

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.

Essential Snow Gear: Kahtoola Microspikes (An In Depth Gear Review)

Aaron reviews the Kahtoola Microspikes in this video. He talks about fitting, usage, when to and how to use them, and what advantages they give you. Aaron has used the Microspikes shown in this video for years and you can see how well they’ve worn. Get Microspikes on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Myfr25 Watch Aaron’s crampon sharpening video: https://youtu.be/qvNvo7kdle8
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Categories: Antarctica, arctic, climbing, gear, How To, and Podcast.

BEST light-weight expedition sleeping bag: Western Mountaineering Antelope Review

The bag is great in quite cold conditions. It’s Rated to 5 deg F. Aaron has taken it to -20deg F and been a little chilly but okay. He’s used in the Arctic in Greenland and in the Rockies just under a tarp. The tarp sleeping was a bit cold but he did okay. Get the Antelope MF bag on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/2GxLfQf Get the Sea to Summit Event Compression Dry Sack at Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2GvbYwR
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Categories: Antarctica, arctic, climbing, and Reviews.

Add HUGE WARMTH to your sleeping bag: Western Mountaineering Hot Sac VBL Review

Extend the warmth range of your sleeping bag with this vapor barrier liner. It weighs about 5 oz and can be used as an emergency bivy sack if you’re caught out in the wilderness at night. Aaron used this liner in Antarctica when it was so cold that even his Western Mountaineering Bison -40 deg F sleeping bag wasn’t enough. It’s the final answer in keeping you warm in the most extreme conditions on Earth. Get the Hot Sac VBL on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2Vm0ZiD Get the Western Mountaineering Bison sleeping bag on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2W6eLmL
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Categories: Antarctica, arctic, climbing, and Reviews.

BEST mid-weight expedition sleeping bag: Western Mountaineering Puma Review

Aaron has used this bag on Denali and in Yellowstone in the winter. He hasn’t been cold in this bag yet. It’s rated to -25 deg F. This is a real expedition bag with all the extra features, baffles, and neck tubes you would expect in a serious expedition bag. Get the Western Mountaineering Puma bag on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/2GpPblW Get the Sea to Summit Event Compression Dry Sack at Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2GvbYwR
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Categories: Antarctica, arctic, climbing, How To, motivation, and Reviews.

Review of Black Diamond Deploy 7 backcountry snow shovel

The medium Black Diamond Deploy 7 is a great shovel for back country snow travel. You can toss it in your backpack and have it if and when you need it. Whether you’re skiing, backpacking, or shoe showing, this is a much better choice than plastic shovels. This is especially useful for avalanche preparedness. Aaron talks about the plus and minus of this medium, 0.7 gallon shovel for snow travel. It weighs 700 grams according to the specs. Get the Black Diamond Deploy 7 shovel on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2WFR9p7 Get the Black Diamond Deploy 3 shovel on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WCusll Link
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Categories: arctic and Reviews.

Four Against the Arctic

Four Against the Arctic Four Against the Arctic is available from Amazon and is quite enlightening. You learn about an ivy league professor’s search for the story of four Russian sailors. These four men survived six years in the Arctic in 1743 after being marooned with only two days’ supplies. That they survived for more than a week was amazing in itself. These men’s ship was presumably destroyed by ice, stranding them on an inhospitable piece of land deep in the Arctic. Virtually anyone should have died. Yet they not only survived the first winter but went on for six more.
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