Archives for Travel

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.

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.

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: Get the camera equipment mentioned in this video: Sigma 150-600mm lens for Canon: Sigma 150-600mm lens for Nikon: Canon 5D IV: Find animals in Grand Teton National Park with 50 Wildlife Hotspots:
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Categories: gear, Podcast, and Travel.

How to Learn Survival Skills to Stay Alive

Aaron shares his process of how he learned the survival skills he’s employed on his expeditions. Survival is a messy business. It’s not attractive and the goal is simply to come home in one piece. Aaron talks about the mess of the experience and how you can start learning survival skills. Get these on Amazon (affiliate links) Adventure Expedition One: How to Stay Alive in the Woods: Survival Hacks: Boy Scout Field Guide: Boy Scout Handbook: Minus 148:  
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Categories: How To, Podcast, training, and Travel.

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: Get Grivel G12 crampons on Amazon: (Affiliate links) Watch Aaron’s crampon sharpening video:
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Categories: Antarctica, climbing, gear, How To, Podcast, Travel, and Trips.

How to See Working Out Paying Off

  It’s hard to see the value of working out. You get all sweaty, sore, and tired. And there just doesn’t seem to be much change in your body. You have to understand that it takes time to see the payoff but it’s totally worth it. Aaron talks about his experience working out and how it’s benefited him in so many ways. If you work out, you’ll potentially see these benefits, too.
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Categories: motivation, Podcast, training, Training session, and Travel.