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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: adversity, Antarctica, arctic, denali, How To, motivation, Reviews, training, and Travel.

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.

How to Choose Western Mountaineering Bags – 4 Sleeping Bag Roundup

Aaron compares the Western Mountaineering Megalite, Antelope, Puma, and Bison bags. He also talks about the down booties and vapor barrier liner VBL hotsack. He compares the different features, why you would want to choose one over the other, and what his experience has been using these bags around the world. 5:11 Extended warmth tricks 10:15 Baffle systems 13:19 Step comparison 14:37 Temperature regulation    
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Categories: Antarctica, How To, Podcast, and Reviews.

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: denali, 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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Categories: gear, Podcast, and Reviews.

How to Keep Rocks and Sticks out of Hiking Boots – Rocky Mountain Low Gaiters

How do you keep rocks and sticks out of your boots while hiking? Aaron has used these gaiters for decades and has keep junk out of his boots with them. He has worn out several pairs over the years as proof that they’re incredible. Aaron shows how they fit and talks about hiking, climbing, and camping with them. Get the Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain Low Gaiters on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2lpVI9W Get Outdoor Research Men’s Crocodile Gaiters: https://amzn.to/2lg4A20 Get Outdoor Research Women’s Crocodile Gaiters: https://amzn.to/2mYi6I5
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Categories: gear, Podcast, and Reviews.

Best Full Gaiters for Everything – Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters

Aaron talks about the best gaiters he has used around the world – the Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters. They’re great in all conditions from mountaineering to polar exploration. He also talks about what gaiters can do for you and how they can improve your outdoor experience. Get Outdoor Research Men’s Crocodile Gaiters: https://amzn.to/2lg4A20 Get Outdoor Research Women’s Crocodile Gaiters: https://amzn.to/2mYi6I5
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Categories: Podcast and Reviews.

OSMO POCKET 9 MUST HAVE Accessories for iPhone Users

If you buy the DJI Osmo Pocket as an iPhone user, you’re going want a several accessories to get everything you can out of the Osmo Pocket. Aaron has compiled his list of accessories that he’s used. He explains, shows, and illustrates why you’ll need these. The cables and connectors are iPhone-centric, but you can use everything else with an Android phone. 2:19 Wireless Base 3:36 Wireless Base Tripod Mount 5:31 GoPro Adapter 7:55 Polar Pro Tripod Mount 10:56 iPhone to Osmo Pocket Cable 11:40 External Battery 12:43 Pan Tilt Wheel 15:35 Mini Tripod 16:13 ND and Polarizer Filters Get
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Categories: electronics, gear, How To, Podcast, and Reviews.