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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: 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: climbing, gear, How To, Podcast, and Reviews.

Teton Photography Club Gallery Opening Nov 1, 2019

Aaron takes you to Jackson Hole for the opening of the Teton Photography Club photo gallery at the Teton County Library. Aaron features the images and several photographers of the club. The club is the largest and oldest photo club in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Visit the Teton Photography Club: https://www.tetonphotographyclub.org Get the camera equipment mentioned in this video: Sigma 150-600mm lens for Canon: https://amzn.to/2PN6tQh Sigma 150-600mm lens for Nikon: https://amzn.to/2pFpN7q Canon 5D IV: https://amzn.to/36B4ep8 Find animals in Grand Teton National Park with 50 Wildlife Hotspots: https://amzn.to/34nmLUe
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Categories: gear, Podcast, and Travel.

Comparing Sony ICD-UX560 audio performance vs Zoom H5 Canon camcorder iPhone Xs plus lavaliere

Aaron compares the Sony ICD-UX560 audio performance vs a Canon G20, Zoom H5, iPhone, and using a lavaliere in a bunch of combinations. The Sony ICD-UX560 mini-recorder is quite resistant to audible plosives from breath and wind. It’s not completely invincible to outdoor breeze but it does well. The Zoom H5 picks up every plosive. It’s more sensitive but it’s a different class of recorder. Aaron tests in a regular office/room (without sound treatment) and also above a beach bluff for a real-world test. At the beach, he tests regular, focused, and wide mic modes. There was a weird subtle
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Categories: gear and Podcast.

Meshforce WiFi Mesh Review – Best Budget WiFi Mesh Router Kit?

Aaron uses the Meshforce Whole Home Mesh WiFi in his home. He talks about how to set it up and why he likes it as an option versus so many other wireless mesh routers. He talks about it compared to his single-point Linksys RE9000 Wifi router. Get the Meshforce Mesh WiFi here: https://amzn.to/2BLNn4Q Get the Linksys RE9000 here: https://amzn.to/2X4KpSt Check out my video on the Linksys RE9000: https://youtu.be/_xHgU69qQH4
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Categories: gear, Podcast, and Reviews.

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.

How to Choose Between Microspikes and Crampons

Choosing between Microspikes and crampons can be a difficult choice. There are many factors to consider. Aaron talks about the value of each, where they’re both best to use, and how you can more easily decide between the two. Crampons are for more hard-core mountaineering and Microspikes not as much, but you’ll be amazed to hear where he’s seen them used. Get Microspikes on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Myfr25 Get Grivel G12 crampons on Amazon: https://amzn.to/32qzJjr (Affiliate links) Watch Aaron’s crampon sharpening video: https://youtu.be/qvNvo7kdle8
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Categories: Antarctica, climbing, gear, How To, Podcast, Travel, and Trips.

How to choose between the Puma and Bison Western Mountaineering Sleeping Bags

Aaron shares his comparisons between the Western Mountaineering Puma and Bison bags. These expedition sleeping bags are meant for the toughest conditions around the world. Which bag should you choose? Watch as Aaron explains where he’s used each and why he made that choice in Antarctica, Greenland, Denali, etc. 1:43 loft comparison 3:34 Ethical sourcing of down 4:23 Girth comparison 5:09 length comparison 6:02 Where they are made 7:02 Secret tools to extend Puma 8:12 Compare interiors 10:11 Compare neck systems 10:45 Enter the Bison 13:34 Enter the Puma 15:15 Compare the foot areas 17:06 Point by point tech comparison
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Categories: climbing, gear, How To, Podcast, and Reviews.

Best Pants for Exploration and Mountaineering – Review ArcTeryx Beta AR Pants

Aaron used the Arc’Teryx Beta AR Pants on his world-record expedition to the South Pole. He used them for 3 months straight in the harshest conditions on Earth. He shows the different features and why they might work for you. He also talks about the cost and value versus other expedition pants. Get the Arcteryx Beta AR pants on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2kF7kpg
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