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SinChats - Going Back to Sawyer Squeeze instead of Sawyer Mini?
 
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A discussion on whether I or not I should go back to using the Sawyer Squeeze instead of the Sawyer Mini water filter. http://www.sintax77.com After some issues with reduced flow rate, occasional clogging, and an increased need for back-flushing, I've begun to wonder if I should return to using the original Sawyer PointONE Squeeze instead of my beloved Sawyer Mini filter. What do you think?
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Sawyer Mini Vs Saywer Squeeze Water Filter System
 
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Comparing the Sawyer Mini Water Filter & Sawyer PointONE Squeeze water filtration systems for backpacking and camping. http://www.sintax77.com Product Details and Current Prices Sawyer Squeeze Filter http://amzn.to/2uycCVK Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System http://amzn.to/2eOfZlV Sawyer Replacement Bags http://amzn.to/2uD7luj
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How to Make a Reflectix Pot Cozy for your Ultralight Cook Pot
 
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How to make an ultralight Cook Pot Cozy using Reflectix for backpacking and camping. http://www.sintax77.com A simple, lightweight, and inexpensive way to insulate your cook pot, and save your hands from burns. Great for cooking dehydrated meals and keeping food & beverages hot longer when you're out in the wilderness.
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2014 Ultralight Backpacking Gear List
 
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A look at my Ultralight Backpacking Gear List. Printable lists at http://www.sintax77.com Detailed & Organized gear lists along with weights and categories may be downloaded at http://www.sintax77.com/?page_id=199 Summer Ultralight Gear List at a Glance: Backpack - Osprey Hornet 46 Bug Net Bug Spray - 100% Deet Caribiner - Full Size Caribiner - Medium Compass Cookset - Alcohol Duct Tape First Aid Flashlight - Preon 2 Flip Flops Gear Name Hammock Hand Sanitizer Head Lamp Klymit Repair Kit Knife - SOG Blink Lighter - Eddie Bauer Long Sleeve Shirt - Md Wgt Map Print Outs Pack Cover - Medium Paracord - 25 feet Rain Suit - Dri Ducks (Frogg Toggs) Sawyer Filter Bag - 32oz Sawyer Filter Bag - 64oz Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter Sleeping Bag - Fleece Sleeping Pad - X-Frame Space Blanket Spork - Light My Fire Sunscreen -Travel Size TP Tent Spike (2) Toilet Paper & Napkins Toiletry Kit Underwear - Synthetic (2 Pair) Watch - Digital Water Bottle - .5 Ltr Water Bottle - 1 Ltr Wet Wipes Wool Socks - Lt Wgt (2 pair) Zip-lock Bag - Gallon Zip-lock Bag - Sandwich
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Two Hammocks, One Tarp - Dutchware Double Chameleon Hammock & Spreader Bar System
 
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Hanging Two Hammocks & One Tarp on a single set of Trees using the Dutchware Chameleon Hammock with Beetle Buckles and Spreader Bar. http://www.sintax77.com Dutchware Chameleon Kickstarter Link https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/703694747/chameleon-hammock-by-dutchware?mc_cid=9b4c48c1c3&mc_eid=da2cedc2ea Hammock Length: 11 foot for flatter diagonal lay. Hammock Width: 58 inches Spreader Bar Lenght: 36 inches (can be cut shorter if prefered) For this video, Sara and I will be experimenting with our new double hammock system by Dutchware to hang both of our hammocks side by side without the need to find 3 or even 4 trees in order to set up without having the two hammocks bump into each other. The key pieces of hardware that make this possible are the Dutchware Spreader Bar pole with end pins that lock into the holes on the new Dutchware Beetle Buckles suspension system. When attached at the head end, the spreader bar will keep the two hammocks at a comfortable distance apart. For the video, we’ll be using a 36 inch spreader bar pole, shorter poles can be used as well, or you can even cut down your existing poles to shorter lengths. This can help minimize see-sawing, as well as create opportunities to use narrower tarps, Speaking of tarps, one of the very attractive points of using this system is the ability to pack just a single tarp to be shared by two hammocks. However, you’ll have to keep in mind that you’re required space will be a bit wider than usual. This is especially compounded by non-rectangular tarps, such as those cut in the popular hexagonal shape. Because tarps of those kind are only at their full length along the middle seam, you may find that you’re hammocks don’t quite fit underneath anymore, due to the tapered sides of the tarp. My 10’x12 Hennessy Deluxe Hex Tarp is a hexagonal cut and suffered this symptom. For future trips, I may experiment with a narrower spreader bar, or I may just get a dedicated rectangle shaped tarp for use with this hammock system. Link to Sara's Instagram @SarasGreatAdventures https://www.instagram.com/p/BPWG10Ygk-I/ Product overview from Dutch “The Chameleon is a full-featured hammock designed from the ground up. Each of the components that go into the Chameleon have been developed by us to create a versatile and modular light weight hammock that adapts to its environment. Because you can remove and change out components, the Chameleon will be the only hammock you will ever need.” Website: www.Dutchwaregear.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/dutchware Twitter: www.twitter.com/Dutchwaregear Google+: https://plus.google.com/117120054998098346774 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/dutch0365/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/dutch3323 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dutchware_gear
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SinChats - Sawyer Squeeze Update - Switching from the Mini
 
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An update on my recent switch from the Sawyer Mini back to the Sawyer Squeeze water filter. http://www.sintax77.com Link to prior video: SinChats - Going Back to Sawyer Squeeze instead of Sawyer Mini? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb0rYJvlowg
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Dream Hammock Darien - Ultralight Hammock Review
 
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A review of the Darien Ultralight hammock, by Dream Hammock. http://www.sintax77.com Model: Darien Length: 10ft Width: 60 inches Layers: Single Layer Outside Fabric & Color: 1.0 ACU Camo Suspension: Cinch Buckle Asym Lay: Right Total Weight (including suspension and stuff sack): 17.5 ounces Also available with whoopie sling suspension, double or single layer, and various color and weight fabrics, DWR, non-DWR, calendared finish, pure finish, rip-stop, taffeta, nylon, polyester, you name it. Just go check out the fabric page at www.dream-hammock.com already! :) Link to my order stats and photo on Dream Hammock website: http://www.dream-hammock.com/order_detail.html?order=1157
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Backpacking Gear on a Budget - What to Prioritize?
 
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What backpacking gear list should you choose if you're on a tight budget? Here's my take on some budget backpacking tips. http://www.sintax77.com
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Hammock Gear Burrow 40 - Down Top Quilt Review
 
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A review of the Hammock Gear Burrow 40 Top Quilt. http://www.sintax77.com Specs for the HG Burrow 40 Down Top Quilt (Standard Model) Length: 74" Width: 50" Fill Weight: 7.0 oz Total Weight: 11.6 oz **Total weight for Model Shown in this video: 13.7oz + .40 oz stuff sack, due to upgrading outer fabric to the slightly heavier Argon 90. Outer Fabric: Argon 90 Woodland Camo (.90 oz per sq yard) Inner Fabric: Argon 67 Black (.67 oz per sq yard) Fill Weight: 7oz (Quilt uses a Baffled construction for optimal warmth) Other Temp Ratings available in the Burrow series: HG Burrow 50 (sewn through construction) HG Burrow 0 (Baffled constrution) HG Burrow 20 (Baffled constrution) All models available with down overstuff as desired.
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Backpacking Tips - Easy Route Planning - The String Method
 
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How to find custom Backpacking loop hikes... fast. http://www.sintax77.com All content, including music and video, are original works, created by Sintax77.
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DIY Ultralight Titanium Cook Pot Alternative
 
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A low cost, ultralight Titanium cook pot alternative for backpacking that you can make yourself. http://www.sintax77.com Taking a look at a lightweight, inexpensive (okay, pretty much free, if you like coffee) backpacking cook pot that you can make from a Chock full'o Nuts Coffee can.
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Python Straps vs Cinch Buckles - Hammock Suspension System Choices
 
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Why I switched to Dutch Cinch Buckles from Kammok Python Straps as my primary hammock suspension system. http://www.sintax77.com Cinch Buckle Hammock Suspension System: 2 Dutch Clips 2 Dutch cinch Buckles 2 15 foot 1 inch webbing straps 2 7/64" Amsteel loops for connection to Hennessy Hammock (Dutch sells slightly longer loops for use with Hennessy Hammocks or shorter ones for all others, so make sure to choose accordingly) Total Weight: 10.5 ounces Kammock Python Straps Hammock Suspension System: 2 10 foot Kammock Python Straps 2 Black Diamond Neutrino Climbing Carabiners Total Weight: 14.5 ounces
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First Look - Apex Tarp Shelter by GO! Outfitters
 
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Taking a look at my second item from GO! Outfitters, the Apex Camping Tarp Shelter. http://www.sintax77.com For full specs and the latest details, check out their Kickstarter Page here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/go-outfitters/951363531?token=647c42fb It looks like they have a pretty sweet early bird special for any viewers that want to make a pledge and get their hands on one. This is an 11' x 9.5' 70D Polyester Tarp that comes standard with 6 aluminum stakes and 8 guy-lines which can be configured in a variety of ways in conjunction with the Apex tarp's 20 tie-out points. Personally, I'll probably tie permanent lines to the 4 main corners and use removable a removable setup (either via larks head or hardware, like Dutch Hookworms) for the remaining lines for maximum adaptability on the fly. **A note on the side middle side tie-outs: The official production model has the middle tie-outs on each side, unlike the configuration seen in this video. I believe this was simply due it being a pre-production model. The tarp itself weighs 20 oz. Included guy-lines and aluminum stakes weigh a total of 8 ounces. I can see this tarp work great with any of my current camping hammocks, or as a nice stand alone shelter for minimalist ground sleeping situations. Color options are Forest Green, as seen and Slate Grey. There are also plans for an additional door kit as well, which may shed some light on the importance of those extra tie-out points on each side. For full specs and the latest details, check out their Kickstarter Page here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/go-outfitters/951363531?token=647c42fb
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Flat Packable Ultralight Backpacking Bowl - Fozzils Bowlz Review
 
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A review and my thoughts on the Fozzils flat packable bowl for ultralight backpacking & camping. http://www.sintax77.com Fozzils Bowlz are a unique and lightweight backpacking and camping bowl that packs down flat, but quickly converts into and bowl and 16 oz measuring cup using four simple plastic snaps. The flat configuration also gives you the ability to use Fozzils Bowlz as minimalist plate or makeshift serving platter at camp. In this video, I specifically review the bowl, but Fozzils also has a 3 piece set consisting of a bowl, cup, and plate bowl that function in similar fashion. The ability to clean it while flat, combined with it's non-stick silicone coating makes for easy cleanup in the field as well. The plastic is also BPA free. Weight for each bowl is 1.4 oz (40 grams). Link to where I found them on Dutchware Gear: http://www.dutchwaregear.com/fozzils-bowlz-bowls-two.html
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Investing in a Cuben Fiber Tarp - Thoughts & Considerations | Hammock Camping
 
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A discussion on Cuben Fiber Tarps for Hammock Camping - specifically, the Hammock Gear Cuben Hex Tarp models, both with doors and without doors. http://www.sintax77.com I recently received a message from a viewer asking for feedback / advice regarding the potential purchase of an ultralight cuben fiber tarp for hammock camping and backpacking, as well as the pros and cons related to some of the options available for these tarps Below are his two main questions, which Mike and I used as a jumping off point for our discussion on these tarps.  While our reference point throughout the video is HG Cuben Hex Tarp line of tarps (also know as Dyneema Tarps), this discussion is pretty much applicable to cuben tarps in general as well as cuben fiber's properties as a backpacking gear material. Lyle's Questions & Talking Points: I'm considering purchasing the Hammock Gear Cuban Fiber Tarp, but given the price I thought I'd ask some people who own it a couple of questions. 1) 11ft vs 12ft I have an 11ft hammock (Warbonnet - Blackbird XLX)... I'm leaning towards the 12ft length, only because I like the idea of greater coverage. 2) Doors vs no-doors This is my biggest question ... if I should order it with doors...or can get away without them? I'm primarily a 3 season camper...BUT, I would like to do more winter camping. When would you have preferred a "door" version of this tarp vs. a "non-door" version? I've seen you use this tarp in several of your videos.  Is there anything you'd do/choose differently if you were purchasing this tarp again? Other Topics Discussed: Cuben Fiber Cost The advantage of cuben fiber’s lower volume in addition to the more obvious weight savings. Cuben fiber strength & durability considerations for hammock camping. Tarp ridgeline length and finding the right trees. Tarp ridgeline length vs doors for rain and snow camping situations. Tarps Seen in the Video (all weights are tarp only, no lines etc): Hennessy Expedition Asym Stock Standard Tarp 70D Nylon, 10 oz (283 g) , 5.25′ x 8.25′ (it’s an asymetrical shape, so actual ridgeline legnth is still 11′) http://amzn.to/2x9Y3tf Hennessy Hex Tarp 70D Nylon, 23oz (652 g) , 12′ x 10′ (be aware that there is a slightly shorter version out there for the same price, mine is the 12' version. i'm not sure if it's discontinued or what happened) http://amzn.to/2ePlzVB Hammock Gear Cuben Hex Tarp (Dyneema) 12′ without doors, 7.87 oz (223 g) , 12′ x 8.5′ http://www.hammockgear.com/dyneema-cuben-fiber-hex-tarp/ Hammock Gear Cuben Hex Tarp (Dyneema) 12′ with doors, 5.55 oz (157 g) , 12′ x 8.5′ http://www.hammockgear.com/standard-dyneema-cuben-fiber-tarp-with-doors/ Hammocks Seen in the Video Hennessy Expedition Asym Zippered Model http://amzn.to/2x9Y3tf Dream Hammock Darien (Sintax77’s digital camo one) http://www.dreamhammock.com/Darien.html Dream Hammock Thunderbird (Mike’s yellow one) http://www.dreamhammock.com/ThunderBird.html Dutchware Gear NylonD netless hammock (Sara’s purple one) https://dutchwaregear.com/11ft-netless.html Dutchware Gear Half-Wit Hammock (Sintax77’s olive drab one) https://dutchwaregear.com/half-wit-hammock.html Dutchware Argon Vented Winter Sock https://dutchwaregear.com/vented-winter-sock.html Want to help support the channel? The next time you're about to do some shopping, go through the Amazon link on my website & a portion of your session will help support the next trip ...at no additional cost to you! http://www.sintax77.com Want a free sticker? Send a SASE to my PO box: Sintax77 PO Box 8163 Wilmington, DE 19803 Business Inquiries: [email protected] Gear samples and chain letters may be sent to the above PO Box as well.
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SinChats - Thoughts on Hiking Poles?
 
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A discussion on hiking poles / trekking poles for backpacking. http://www.sintax77.com Hiking poles seen in the video: Black Diamond Ultra Mountain FL hiking poles ( 3 piece, folding, z-pole style) Swiss Gear Adjustable Hiking Poles
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Renovo Trio Water Filter - Final Thoughts & Detailed Review
 
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My final thoughts & a detailed look at the pros and cons of the Renovo Trio water filtration system for backpacking & survival situations. http://www.sintax77.com As discussed in the video, the Renovo Trio water filter is a solid and capable system for water filtration while in the field. Whether or not it's the best filter for you depends on your personal needs and environment, which we'll discuss in the video. It should be noted that this video wasn't intended to be a "versus" between the Renovo Trio and the Sawyer Squeeze / Sawyer Mini water filter systems, but it would leave a pretty big void if those systems where ignored. As you'll see, the Sawyer filters are the most similar, and yet different in many ways, systems to the Renovo Trio. Ultimately, I would say that if your in the market for either, you'd be cheating yourself not to investigate the merits of both and choose which is right for you. Hopefully, this video helps make that decision at least a little bit easier for someone out there who's on the fence. But hey, even if you could care less about these particular water filters, this video makes for a perfect excuse to nerd out about microns, viruses and bacteria along the way, so at the very least, we've got that going for us. Specs and Water Filter Description as per Manufacturer: UF Filter Pore Size: .05 Microns Dimensions: 7.1" x 1.4" Weight: 3.5 oz. Capacity: 1000L Flow rate:= 200 ml/min 1. Pre-filter: Similar to a coffee filter, the purpose of the pre-filter is to remove large particulates in the water. This enables the Trio to be used in turbid water sources. This filter element is rated at 5 microns. The Trio comes with 4 replacements of the pre-filter. 2. Renovo Trio UF hollow fiber membrane The Ultra Filtration (UF) hollow fiber membrane is unique in a couple ways. First, it has a large surface area that enables a high flow rate. Second, the membrane has a smaller pore size than most other hollow fiber membrane filters. When the hollow fiber membrane has reduced flow, simply back flush the filter with clean water and continue use. It is recommended to back flush this element before putting in storage. 3. Renovo Trio Activated carbon tip The last filter element is a carbon impregnated fiber. To be effective, water must be in contact with the carbon so the carbon can absorb the contaminates. Many water filters use a granular carbon that can develop pathways or channels through the medium which reduces exposure. Block carbon is by far the best method of exposing water to the medium but has a significantly low flow rate. Using a carbon impregnated fiber, the Trio is able to maximize exposure while minimizing the pathways or channels that can develop in other filters. A note on the Packaging The innovation does not stop with the filter technology. The Renovo Trio is packaged in a hermetically sealed bag that extends the life of the filter. Activated carbon, when exposed to air can begin the degrade and lose the effectiveness of the medium. Because of the unique packaging of the Trio, it can be stored for many years and retain the effectiveness of the filter. Each replacement filter elements come in a hermetically sealed bag as well.
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Sintax77 on YouTube - Why should YOU Subscribe?
 
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An introduction to Sintax77 - Backpacking, Hiking, Firearms, Gear, Roadtrips and the Great Outdoors http://www.sintax77.com Subscribe to Adventure.
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Backpacking Sit Pad Options & Dutchware Sit Pad Review for Hiking & Camping
 
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A discussion on sit pad options for backpacking, hiking and camping, along with a review of the Duchware Folding Sit Pad. http://www.sintax77.com I this video, we'll discuss some options for taking a seat on the trail without getting a sore rear end. Over the years I've experimented with several sit pad options, but most recently, I've become quite attached to my Dutchware Folding Sit Pad. Weighing in at a scant 17.15 grams, I find it to be a great balance of ultralight backpacking minimalism and function. Link to the Dutch Sit Pad: http://www.dutchwaregear.com/folding-sit-pad.html Link to the folding full size Z-Lite Pad: http://amzn.to/2gT84Dg Also seen: My DIY sit pad made of Reflectix. Want to help support the channel? The next time you're about to do some shopping, go through the Amazon link on my website & a portion of your session will help support the next trip ...at no additional cost to you! http://www.sintax77.com Want a free sticker? Send a SASE to my PO box: Sintax77 PO Box 8163 Wilmington, DE 19803
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First Look - Hammock Gear Incubator 40 Underquilt
 
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Unboxing my new hammock underquilt, the Hammock Gear Incubator 40 Under Quilt. http://www.sintax77.com A quick look the latest addition to my hammock camping gear list.
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Backpacking Clothes - What I Wear & Pack
 
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A discussion on clothing choices for backpacking, hiking & camping trips. Gear Lists at http://www.sintax77.com In this video, I go over each backpacking clothing item that I'll be wearing for an upcoming backpacking trip, as well as spare and alternate clothing options that I'll be packing for the hike. These are pretty much the same clothes take I would take on just about any 3-season hiking trip. Backpacking Clothes Seen in the Video (worn) Synthetic short sleeve tee shirt Synthetic long sleeve t-shirt Convertible camp pants (zip-off shorts) Baseball cap Synthetic sport underwear Darn Tough merino wool socks (quarter length) Trail runners – Merell Moab Ventilator shoes Gore-Tex trail runners – Adidas Terrex Swift-R shoes Mid-top boots – Garmont Zenith GTX Mid Cheap sunglasses Backpacking Clothes Seen in the Video (packed) Microfleece hat Synthetic lightweight gym shorts Long underwear (synthetic or merino wool) Spare underwear (2 pair) Spare Socks (1 pair) Flip-flops Down parka Dri-Ducks rain suit Want to help support the channel? The next time you're about to do some shopping, go through the Amazon link on my website & a portion of your session will help support the next trip ...at no additional cost to you! http://www.sintax77.com Want a free sticker? Send a SASE to my PO box: Sintax77 PO Box 8163 Wilmington, DE 19803
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SinChats -  Do You Use a Water Bladder for Backpacking?
 
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Here's a question I get every so often: Do you still use your water bladder for backpacking and if not, why? Let's weigh the pro's and cons. http://www.sintax77.com The water bladder seen in the video is an Osprey 2L HydraForm Reservoir - 70 fl. oz, similar to a Camelbak bladder, but with a bit more rigid design allowing it to maintain the same shape regardless of water level. From looking online, it seems like the Hydraform model is no longer in production. The Osprey Hydraulics LT Reservoir - 2.5 Liter seems to be the next incarnation by Osprey.
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Pack Choices for Beginner Backpacker? Big, Small or Ultralight?
 
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What size pack should a beginner get for backpacking and hiking? http://www.sintax77.com Below is a list of the packs seen in the video, but they are really just examples of some different categories of backpacking and hiking packs / systems. There are lots of great packs out there to fit different uses and body types. EMS Longtrail 70 - Men's Backpack Osprey Hornet 46 - Unisex Backpack Gregory Deva - Women's Backpack Surplus Alice Pack - Medium Surplus Load Bearing Vest equipped with butt-pack.
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Pitching a 3 Season Tent in Winter - Snow Camping - Sintax77
 
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Pitching a 3 season tent for winter use. A highlight from my full length video 'Snow Hiking Vermont - Winter Backpacking & Frigid Camping in the Green Mountains ' http://www.sintax77.com See the full length video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1dGKq3nMWA I'll also show my favorite backpacking snow shovel, as well as how I create some "dead man" anchors to secure my three season tent in the snow using regular plastic grocery bags, since aluminum spikes would simply slip out of place in the deep snow. Tent shown is a Kelty Salida 2. Location is the Big Branch Wilderness Area within Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest. For a detailed look at the gear I packed for this trip, check this video out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF0YCKgROCQ
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Trail Boss Powder - Not Just for Cowboys
 
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Taking a look at one of my favorite powders, IMR Trail Boss. This is a great powder for Cowboy Action Shooting, due to its very high volume relative to other powders on the market. It basically mimics black powder, but it's 100% modern and smokeless. But the fun doesn't stop with cowboy style guns. With a little creativity you'll find a multitude of possibilities to experiment with. Want to see what it's like to shoot a powder puff load in your high-power deer rifle without the dangers of extremely low powder volumes? How about getting your favorite semi-auto to cycle something with less bark? Of course you can always do your fair share SASS style, low-recoil single-action speed shooting with it too! The gun seen in this video is a Ruger New Vaquero. The particular load that I'm making is a 158 grain semi wad-cutter over top of some Trail Boss powder in a 38 special case.
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Rust Proof your DIY Cook Pot!
 
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For this Backpacking Gear Tip, I'll show how I upgraded my DIY cook pot with some rust proof treatment. http://www.sintax77.com So far I've testing this on my coffee can DIY cookpot, but it should work great on just about any item in your DIY backpacking cook set.
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DIY Ultralight Cookset - Dirt Cheap!  (3oz)
 
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Making a ultralight cooking set for backpacking and hiking using household items without spending a dime. //////////////////////////////////////// Sure it's no Titanium pot, but it also didn't cost me $50 - $100. Honestly, I think the Titanium cook-sets look pretty cool, but I've got plenty of other hiking gear that I deserves an upgrade before I do that. For now, the solution was pretty simple: 1 Cat Can Stove - Made from a 3oz can of Fancy Feast Cat Food 1 29oz Tin Can - In my case, it was some canned tomatoes. They were quite tasty. Pieces of aluminum foil to use as a custom lightweight lid. Some denatured alcohol from my basement to use as a cheap, reliable fuel source. Plastic Water Bottle to hold the fuel. Total Weight without Fuel: 3oz Total Weight with enough Fuel for 4 batches of Ramen Noodles: 5.25oz Optional - 1 Light My Fire Spork (Any fast food utensile could work too) Optional - Plastic Medicine Cup to measure fuel (you know, from that old bottle of 'tussin) ///////////////////////////////////////// So there you have it, simple, effective, lightweight and practically free. Weight-wise it's hard to beat. Now, ounce for ounce, alcohol doesn't necessarily;y have the best weight to energy ratio, but where it shines is it's ability to scale to your needs. You can bring exactly as much (or little) as you need. Compare that to an MSR fuel canister (white gas etc) weighing in at about a half pound a piece. Of course, the canister / gas stoves stomp all over my little set-up in terms of cooking and boiling times. And don't even bring up the issue of melting snow, another win for the pressurized gas stove. Both systems have their advantages, so you'll have to take close a look at your needs before choosing what goes in your pack. For my needs though, this will work just fine. Now I'll just sit back and wait for someone to tell me how dangerous cooking in a tin can is for my health :D ///////////////////////////////////////////////// All content, including music and sound effects, is original and created by myself. All music and sound effects are original works, created by myself, Sintax77 and are in no way owned or copyrighted by any third party.
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Mail Call - Back from Zion NP,  Alcohol Stove Mods, Backpacking Pillows
 
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Free Camping Pillow https://tribe.outdoorvitals.com/sintax-free-pillow (the pillow seen in this video) Tips, tricks, and discussion on various Backpacking, Hiking & Camping topics. For an easier read, check out my full blog post here: http://www.sintax77.com/mail-call-zion-alcohol-stoves-backpacking-pillows/ Topics Discussed / Items Seen: My recent backpacking and camping trip to Zion National Park with the Outdoor Vitals Crew. They make cool multi-use gear like this: https://amzn.to/2BvL4FM Or check out their full product line here: http://bit.ly/2xtLKaf Using my GoRuck GR1 Backpack for Airplane Travel https://www.goruck.com/gr1/ Got some new boots! Merrel MQM Flex Mid botts https://amzn.to/2wgH06r My new Outdoor Vitals Backpacking Pillow http://bit.ly/2xtLKaf Colter & Co Bug Repellent Handkerchief https://amzn.to/2LebVWw Awesome Instagram for Hiking and Backpacking: OutdoorDetour https://www.instagram.com/outdoordetour/ (we hiked together on my recent Zion trip) Alcohol Stove Types and Modifications - Fancy Feast, Super Cat Stove, Tomcat Stove, etc Carbon Felt for Alcohol Stoves (plumber's pad) https://amzn.to/2LedbJe Thanks to both Keith and Triple Nickel Outdoors for sending some cool DIY alcohol stoves! https://www.youtube.com/user/muzzo909 Final version of the HangTime Hook is released and available at Dutchware Gear https://dutchwaregear.com/product/hangtime-hook/ How do I plan a backpacking trip? Check this vid out https://youtu.be/q3x1HF_vAts The mysterious red blazes on Pennsylvania's Black Forest Trail Want to help support the channel? The next time you're about to do some shopping, go through http://www.sintax77.com/Amazon (or bookmark it) & a portion of your session will help support the next trip ...at no additional cost to you! Want a free sticker? Send a SASE to my PO box: Sintax77 PO Box 8163 Wilmington, DE 19803 Gear samples may be sent to my PO Box as well. Business Inquiries: [email protected]
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GCI Slim Fold Cook Station - Make your Vehicle Adventure Ready
 
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A review of the GCI Outdoor Slim Fold Cook Station. https://amzn.to/2odxIo4 - Link for full specs In this video camping gear review, I give a run down of the various features of the GCI slim fold cook station, as well as my own personal experiences with the GCI camp cook station for car camping and various camp cooking applications. Disclosure: This post or video contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission for purchases made through my links. Cross reference, do your own research and make your own decisions, duh ;) For an easier read, check out my full blog post here: http://www.sintax77.com/gci-slim-fold-cook-station-review/ Specs and Features as per the manufacturer: Folds flat for storage Easy to open, set up and close Four multi-use fold-out side tables – beverage, wine glass, garbage bag, paper towel and utensil holder (weight limit per table: 30 lb / 13.6 kg) Aluminum counter top (weight limit: 48 lb / 21.8 kg) Lower rack for storage/dry goods (weight limit: 35 lb / 15.9 kg) Powder-coated steel frame Open size: 20.9 x 52 x 32.3 in (53 x 132 x 82 cm) Folded size: 20.9 x 3.7 x 34.6 in (53 x 9.5 x 88 cm) Unit weight: 18.9 lb (8.6 kg) Want everything PLUS the kitchen sink? Check out the Master Cook version https://amzn.to/2LsctYY Want to help support the channel? The next time you're about to do some shopping, go through http://www.sintax77.com/Amazon (or bookmark it) & a portion of your session will help support the next trip ...at no additional cost to you! Want a free sticker? Send a SASE to my PO box: Sintax77 PO Box 8163 Wilmington, DE 19803 Gear samples may be sent to my PO Box as well. Business Inquiries: [email protected]
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My Ultralight Backpacking Gear List - Sintax77
 
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A look at my current sub-10 pound 3-Season Ultralight Backpacking Gear List. Printable list at http://www.sintax77.com In this video we'll take detailed look at all of the items in my current 3-Season Ultralight Backpacking system load-out. This is the exact same load-out that I used in West Virginia during early October for the Ultralight Backpacking in the Cranberry Wilderness video. On this trip the overnight and morning lows got down as low as the mid-thirties and I made it by using the gear seen. Now, I wouldn't take this load-out for sustained expected temps in that range, but in a pinch, at least I know I can get by. This is pretty much my go-to backpacking system for everything except for winter, from Tennessee up to Maine. As seen in the video, I use a hammock camping system, running at 9.5 pounds, but I'll show you some modifications for ground sleeping as well as warmer weather options to save weight (as low as 7.5 lbs), in both the video as well as my different gear lists, which are available on the Gear Lists page of my website, for those who wish to see specific weights, categories, and item descriptions. Below is a simplified list of the items seen. Link to Cranberry Wilderness trip video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_0Bgyad4KM Link to Full Blog Post: http://www.sintax77.com/2015-ultralight-backpacking-gear-list/ Backpack - Osprey Hornet 46 Pack Cover - Dutchware Argon Frogg Toggs Rain Jacket http://amzn.to/2uxSh2C Jacket - Montbell UL Down Parka Shirt, Long Sleeve - Md Wgt Underwear - Synthetic (1 Pair) Wool Socks - Lt Wgt (1 pair) http://amzn.to/2eOcP1o Shorts Shirt, short sleeve Hat - Fleece Cook Pot - Toaks 750ml Titanium http://amzn.to/2uYwJNy Cookset Stuff sack (came with Toaks pot) Fire Steel - Light My Fire, Mini http://amzn.to/2h42lf0 Matches - Waterproof http://amzn.to/2h42UFE Pot Cozy, DIY made from Reflectix http://amzn.to/2uYMgx2 Spoon - backup, disposable Spork - Sea to Summit Alloy, Long http://amzn.to/2h49w7g Windscreen - Vargo, Aluminum, folding http://amzn.to/2h3TkD1 Stove - Esbit DIY (made from pellet tin) Fuel - Esbit Solid Cubes http://amzn.to/2h3zW8P First Aid Sunscreen -Travel Size Bug Spray - 100% Deet http://amzn.to/2u01SvF Spare AA Batteries Headlamp - Fenix HL21 w/ battery http://amzn.to/2u06OAI Hammock - DH Darien w/ suspension Tarp - Hammock Gear Cuben Hex Tarp Tent spike - Titanium http://amzn.to/2vK4gZK Ground Cloth - Tyvek, sm http://amzn.to/2u03jKD Under Quilt - HG Incubator 40 Top Quilt - HG Burrow 40 Bear Bag Line, carabiner and Zing-It line http://amzn.to/2h3JwJ9 Zip-lock Bag - Sandwich Stuff Sack 4L Sea to Summit Ultra-sil http://amzn.to/2h43Bie Stuff Sack - 6.5LSea to Summit Ultra-sil http://amzn.to/2h48kQZ Toilet Paper Toiletry Kit Wet Wipes Hand Sanitizer Compass, Brunton Classic http://amzn.to/2eOdRui Knife - SOG Blink http://amzn.to/2h4ct7x Lighter - Eddie Bauer Sawyer Filter Bag - 64oz http://amzn.to/2tZBqT4 Sawyer Filter Bag - 16oz http://amzn.to/2h3UvlV Water Bottle - 1.5 Ltr, Disposable Water Filter - Sawyer Mini http://amzn.to/2h48FDf
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Hiking the Pemi Loop - 3 Day Backpacking Trip
 
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Come along for 3 Days of Hammock Camping, Hiking, and Backpacking on a classic Pemi Loop in New Hampshire's White Mountains. GPS data at http://www.sintax77.com The Pemi Loop, made popular by it's distinction as one of "America's Hardest Day Hikes" in a May, 2005 Backpacker Magaizine article, is not actually an "official" trail, but rather a series of AMC (Appalachian Mountain Club) trails joined to create a 31.5 mile tear drop shaped loop in New Hampshire's Franconia Wilderness Area. For this hike, I'll be solo hammock camping with my Hennessy Hammock and the larger 12' x 10' Deluxe Hex Tarp, due to the threat of cold and wet late summer weather. In the White Mountains, weather can turn on a dime even with the brightest of forecasts, so when the weather report actually says things are going to be iffy, you'd better take it seriously. For this trip we'll experience a wide range of conditions - from hazy summer heat, to gusty bursts of hail and chilling nighttime lows. Gear List Highlights: Hennessy Expedition Asym Hammock http://amzn.to/2uBUV7E Hennessy Deluxe Hex Tarp http://amzn.to/2v0Z3yR equipped with Zing-it guy lines & Dutchware Wasps for quick, knot-free setup Hammock Gear Incubator 40 underquilt Hammock Gear Burrow 40 Topquilt Osprey Hornet 46 Backpack Fenix HL21 Headlamp http://amzn.to/2u06OAI DIY Cookpot w/ DIY cat can alcohol stove Ribz Front Pack http://amzn.to/2v1rIUv for Carrying Camera Gear Samsung H300 HD Camera (3 spare batteries), GoPro Hero 3 Black, RAVpower 10,400mAh USB battery pack, Garmin 650t GPS http://amzn.to/2eQjPLc Pemi Loop Direction: Clockwise Parking and Start Point: Lincoln Woods Visitor Center N44° 03.820' W71° 35.300' Trails Used, Day 1: Lincoln Woods Trail Osseo Trail Franconia Ridge Trail Garfield Ridge Trail Setup Stealth Camp Summits: Mt Flume, Mt Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt Lincoln, Mt Lafayette Mileage: 11.5 Miles Gross Elevation Gain: 5,787' Trails Used, Day 2: Garfield Ridge Trail Twinway Trail Bondcliff Trail West Bond Spur Trail Bondcliff Trail Lincoln Woods Trail Setup Stealth Camp Summits: Mt Garfield, South Twin Mountain, Mt Guyot, West Bond Mountain, Mt Bond, Bondcliff Mileage: 17 Miles Gross Elevation Gain: 4,659' Trails Used, Day 3: Lincoln Woods Trail Return to Car Mileage: 4.5 Miles Gross Elevation Gain: 62' 3 Day Pemi Loop Trip Totals: Mileage: 32.5 Miles Gross Elevation Gain: 10,508'
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Classic Gear Find - MSR Rapidfire Stove
 
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A quick look at my latest used gear find, the MSR Rapidfire stove. http://www.sintax77.com I picked this stove up for an upcoming winter trip in the Northeast, where melting snow will most likely be my primary, if not only, water source. Why did I buy a 25 year old canister stove when I have a modern version that cost and weighs a mere fraction? Liquid feed mode, that's why! By running a gas stove with the canister inverted, I can manage to run my gas canister stove at considerably lower temperatures. Which is kind of a good thing when your only water source for several miles is in the form of fluffy white snow. Now, you can buy a modern version from MSR that weighs less, no doubt about it, but it will also cost 2 to 3 times as much and won't have anywhere near the historical geek value, so let's give this a shot. And yes, it does look remarkably similar to the MSR Whisperlite stove. We'll get into all that in the full review video, I promise...
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Red River Gorge Revisited - Kentucky Hiking, Hammock Camping & Backpacking
 
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Join the crew as we revisit the Red River Gorge for 3 days of hiking, hammock camping and backpacking in Kentucky. GPS Data ar http://www.sintax77.com The Red River Gorge a unique Geological Area within Kentucky's Daniel Boone National Forest. This area hosts an impressive collection of natural arches (or natural bridges, as they're often call), spread across some relatively young forest in the hills of eastern Kentucky, about 1 hour shy of Lexington. The Red River Gorge has the highest concentration of rock arches east of the Rock Mountains (over 100). This makes Red River Gorge a visually impressive hiking area, as well as one of the world's top rock climbing destinations. This is actually my second exploration of the RRG. My first backpacking experience here was a solo hammock camping trip in October, a couple of years back. On that trip, I covered more ground and saw a nice sampling of the area's more well known arches, but helpful feedback from some of my viewers who were more versed in the area alerted me to the fact that I had missed out on some pretty cool unofficial trails and spots. In fact, I had walk right by a few of them. I made a mental note to get back down to the Red River Gorge some day and give it another go. Finally, the opportunity arose for that trip, and to sweeten the deal, I managed to round up an outdoor posse for this renewed exploration the RRG. This time around, I'll be joined by my wife as well as my friend Mike and his wife Danielle. And while my last trip was a 2 day, higher mileage affair, we decided to extend this backpacking trip to 3 days and to drop the mileage back a bit to create a trip with more emphasis on time to relax at camp. Actually, our night two camp site was one of the very areas that several viewers had suggested I check out on my next visit - an unofficial (but completely legal) camping spot called Hanson's Point. The actual point has an amazing view out into the gorge, and the nearby camping opportunities are large, flat, and nicely shaded. The route we chose for this trip starts out at the same trailhead as my previous Red River Gorge trip video, but shortly after starting, it deviates onto an unofficial spur trail for another viewer suggested feature, called Indian Staircase. This area offers an impressive view into the gorge as well. It also boasts a pretty cool feature that gives it it's name - a series of foot and hand holds carved into it's sandstone face to assist with traversing it's steep grade. As the name would suggest, legend says that local Native Americans originally created these features, but who actually created these carvings remains a mystery and the source of some debate. Regardless of the true history, it's a very cool place and well worth checking out. While I didn't personally find the route overly steep or exposed, it should be pointed out that this trail could be a bit nerve wracking for some sensitive to heights. Leaving you pack stashed at the base is certainly helpful and will save you a few ounces of sweat as well. GPS track data along for each day's hiking route, along with waypoints for campsites and other points of interest, can be downloaded on my Trip Data page. Trails Used, in order (with Trail Numbers): Park at Bison Way Trailhead 37.83685,-83.609546 Day 1 Bison Way Trail 210 Unofficial Spur Trail to Indian Staircase at GPS coordinates Sheltowee Trace Trail 100 Cross State Road 715 and River via suspension bridge Rough Trail 221 Set up camp along Chimney Top Creek Stats for Day: 9.2 Miles ; 1,413 feet of elevation gain Day 2 Rough Trail 221 Hanson's Point Spur Trail (unoffcial) Set up near near Hanson's Point Stats for Day 2: 3.2 Miles ; 731 feet of elevation gain Day 3 Hanson's Point Spur Trail (unoffcial) Rough Trail 221 (short segment towards Sheltowee Tr ) Sheltowee Trace Trail 100 Road Hike along Red River back towards Bison Way parking area. Stats for Day 3: 5.9 Miles ; 377 feet of elevation gain. Grand Totals for Trip: 18.3 Miles ; 2,521 feet of elevation gain
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Hiking the Great Smoky Mountains - Backpacking Trip - 3 Days, 57 miles
 
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Join me for a 3 day, 57 mile backpacking loop through the Smokies. GPS data at http://www.sintax77.com Trailhead: Lakeview Drive, +35° 27' 26.32", -83° 31' 35.75" Trails Used, in order: Day 1 (20.5 miles) Begin at Lakeview Tunnel at the end of the "Road to Nowhere" Benton MacKaye Trail / Lakeshore Trail Bear Creek Trail Welch Ridge Trail High Rocks Vista - Great views of Fontana Lake! Cold Spring Gap Trail Hazel Creek Trail End at Backcountry Campsite 82 Day 2 (24.5 Miles) Hazel Creek Trail Lakeshore Trail / Benton MacKaye Trail End at Backcountry Campsite 76 Day 3 (12 Miles) Lake Shore Trail / Benton MacKaye Trail End at Lakeview Drive (Road to Nowhere) Trailhead and the Car! Downloadable GPS Data at http://www.sintax77.com/?page_id=186 Season: Early Summer (First week of June) Detailed Gear List to follow in separate video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9p6bCC8RuE but here's the major items: Osprey Hornet 46 Backpack Hennessey Hammock - Expedition A-Sym http://amzn.to/2tZP5t1 Sea to Summit Toaster - Fleece Sleeping Bag Liner (used as primary bag) http://amzn.to/2vJGD3h Klymit Inertia X-Frame Sleeping Pad 13 pounds Base Weight - Still working on that Ultralight Backpacking System! Link to National Park Service Map: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/upload/GSMNP-Map_JUNE14-complete4-2.pdf Nat Geo Map Used http://amzn.to/2uxYnjr All content, including video, music and sound effects, are original works created by myself, Sintax77.
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SinChats - Single vs Double Layer Hammocks?
 
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A discussion on Single Layer and Double Layer hammocks. Which one works best for you? http://www.sintax77.com For this edition of SinChats I mull over the advantages, disadvantages and potential reason for going with a double layer hammock over a single layer hammock, and vice versa. Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section!
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Sara Goes to the Cabin! (Her Car Doesn't Make It)
 
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Sara finally does a cabin trip! Oh, and her car gets stuck in the snow. So we drag all our stuff up the mountain instead of driving. ;) http://www.sintax77.com I'm not sure if this was exactly what Sara was picturing as her first trip to our hunting cabin, but nonetheless it made for some great memories. Join us for 3 days of wood stove stoking, PA game lands hiking, BBQ grilling, cabin chores, and just plain relaxing in the woods. Want to help support the channel? The next time you're about to do some shopping, go through the Amazon link on my website & a portion of your session will help support the next trip ...at no additional cost to you! http://www.sintax77.com Want a free sticker? Send a SASE to my PO box: Sintax77 PO Box 8163 Wilmington, DE 19803 Business Inquiries: [email protected] Gear samples and chain letters may be sent to the above PO Box as well.
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Hiking Red River Gorge - Kentucky Backpacking in Fall
 
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Come along for 2 Nights of November Fall backpacking and hiking in Kentucky's Red River Gorge. GPS Trip Data at http://www.sintax77.com For this adventure, we'll be visiting a very unique Geological Area within Kentucky's Daniel Boone National Forest, called Red River Gorge. This area hosts an impresssive collection of natural arches (or natural bridges, as they are often call), spread across some relatively young forest in the hills of eastern Kentucky, about 1 hour shy of Lexington. In fact, Red River Gorge has the highest concentration of rock arches east of the Rock Mountains (over 100). This makes Red River Gorge a visually impressive hiking area, as well as one of the world's top rock climbing destinations. For this trip, I'll be hiking a 3 day, 2 night backpacking loop through the heart of the Geological Area, which is flanked by the Clifty Wilderness area to the East and Natural Bridge State Resort Park to the southwest. For those of you who interested, I recorded full GPS track data for each days hike, which can be downloaded on my site's Trip Data page here: http://www.sintax77.com/?page_id=186 For a thorough overview of my backpacking gear used and complete gear list, check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9p6bCC8RuE (the only substantial changes for this trip were heavier boots and a 30 degree sleeping back instead of lighter fleece bag) For details on how I find and plan trips check this video out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3x1HF_vAts Trails Used, in order (with Trail Numbers): Park at Bison Way Trailhead 37.83685,-83.609546 Day 1 Bison Way Trail 210 Sheltowee Trace Trail 100 Cross State Road 715 and River via suspension bridge Rough Trail 221 Gray's Arch Trail 205 Set up camp near Gray's Arch (must be at least 600 feet away) Stats for Day: 13.1 Miles ; 4,652 feet of elevation gain ; 4,425 feet elevation loss Day 2 Gray's Arch Trail 205 Pinch-em Tight Trail 223 Buck Trail 226 Koomer Ridge Trail 220 Hidden Arch Trail 208 Cliff Trail 206 Silvermine Arch Trail 225 Koomer Ridge Trail 220 (backtrack and continue) Set up camp near junction of Koomer Ridge Trail and Rough Trail Stats for Day 2: 13.5 Miles ; 3,913 feet of elevation gain ; 4,125 feet of elevation loss Day 3 Rough Trail 221 (short segment towards Sheltowee Tr ) Sheltowee Trace Trail 100 Road Hike along Red River back towards Bison Way parking area. Stats for Day 3: 3.29 Miles ; 561 feet of elevation gain ; 574 feet elevation Grand Totals for Trip: 29.89 Miles ; 9,126 feet of elevation gain ; 9,124 feet of elevation loss
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Hiking Colorado - Maroon Bells Backpacking Trip & Hammock Camping
 
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Join Mike & I on the Four Pass Loop for 3 days of hiking, backpacking & hammock camping. GPS data at http://www.sintax77.com For this multi-part adventure, we’ll be faced with two challenges. Phase 1 (seen in the prior Pt 1 video): Driving on a substantial time crunch from the east coast to Colorado, without any hotels or road food purchases. This will not only keep the budget low, but will also save us a ton of time by not having to check-in/out, be tempted to sleep in, decide where/what to eat, stand in lines etc. Sleeping will be done in the car (while the other person drives) and all meals will be comprised of cooler-stored left-overs and pre-purchased beverages. The only stops allowed: bathroom breaks and gas pumps. Phase 2 (covered in this video, Pt 2) will be a multi-day hike of the Four Pass Loop, within the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness, located just outside of Aspen Colorado (about 3 hours west of Denver). We chose to do the loop in a counter-clockwise direction. Trailhead Used: Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness Trailhead N39° 05.979′ W106° 56.260′ Full GPS track data and waypoints for various POI’s on this trip are available for download on the Trip Data Page. Trails Used, Day 1 (in order) Maroon Snowmass Trail Camp near Snowmass Lake Maroon Bells Day 1 Elevation Profile - Sintax77 Maroon Bells Day 1 Elevation Profile – Sintax77 Day 1 Mileage: 9 miles Day 1 Gross Elevation Gain: 3,202′ Trails Used, Day 2 (in order) Geneva Lake Trail North Fork Cutoff Trail North Fork Trail West Maroon Pass Trail Camp near West Maroon Pass Trail Maroon Bells Day 2 Elevation Profile - Sintax77 Maroon Bells Day 2 Elevation Profile – Sintax77 Day 2 Mileage: 15 miles Day 2 Gross Elevation Gain: 4,488′ Trails Used, Day 3 (in order) West Maroon Pass Trail Maroon Snowmass Trail Return to vehicle at Maroon Snowmass Trailhead Maroon Bells Day 3 Elevation Profile - Sintax77 Maroon Bells Day 3 Elevation Profile – Sintax77 Day 3 Mileage: 4.8 Day 3 Gross Elevation Gain: 305′ Mileage Grand Total for Trip: 28.8 Gross Elevation Gain Grand Total for Trip: 7,995′ Want to help support the channel? The next time you're about to do some shopping, go through the Amazon link on my website & a portion of your session will help support the next trip ...at no additional cost to you! http://www.sintax77.com Want a free sticker? Send a SASE to my PO box: Sintax77 PO Box 8163 Wilmington, DE 19803
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MalloMe Camping Cookware Mess Kit Review
 
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A Review of the MalloMe Camping Cookset. https://amzn.to/2O6ZIEX - link for full specs. The MalloMe Cookware set is a 10 piece nesting mess kit for backpacking and camping that I've had for about year now, with great results. ...For an easier read, check out my full blog post here: http://www.sintax77.com/mallome-camping-cookware-mess-kit-review/ While I typically pack pretty minimal for my solo backpacking trips, for group backpacking trips and snow melting in the winter, I've grown to really like this budget mess kit. It's also quite nice for more involved backpacking meals and trail food cooking. Items included with the MalloMe Cookware Set: Aluminum 1 Liter Pot Pot Lid Aluminum Frying Pan 2 BPA Free Bowls Folding Stainless Steel Spork BPA Free Soup Spoon / Ladel Wooden Spoon Spatula Cleaning Sponge Folding Stainless Steel Fork (free bonus) Nylon Travel Bag Drawstring Pouch Other Trail & Backpacking Cooking Items Seen: Toaks 450ml titanium cup https://amzn.to/2KmPpdE Toaks 750ml titanium cook pot https://amzn.to/2vfBsJK Sea To Summit Alpha Light Long Spoon https://amzn.to/2MdiVV2 Budget Canister Stove https://amzn.to/2n7iNv6 Want to help support the channel? The next time you're about to do some shopping, go through http://www.sintax77.com/Amazon (or bookmark it) & a portion of your session will help support the next trip ...at no additional cost to you! Want a free sticker? Send a SASE to my PO box: Sintax77 PO Box 8163 Wilmington, DE 19803 Gear samples may be sent to my PO Box as well. Business Inquiries: [email protected]
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SinChats - Sara's New Pack - ULA Ohm 2.0
 
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A look at Sara's new hiking and backpacking pack, the ULA Ohm 2.0 http://www.sintax77.com Specs etc, as per ULA: Volume Breakdown Main Body: 2,100 Front Mesh Pocket: 500 Side Pocket: 400 ea Ext. Collar: 500 Hipbelt Pockets: 100 General Guidelines Rec'd Max Load: 30 lbs or less Rec'd Base Weight: 12 lbs or less Pack Weight (Torso-M, Hipbelt-M): 32.5 oz (camo cordura will add about 2 oz) all weights are as shipped and include all removeable items, in the case of the Ohm, about 5 oz. Total Volume: 3,960 cu in //about 63 liters For more info visit their official website at http://www.ula-equipment.com/product_p/ohm-2.0.htm
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Backpacking Food!
 
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Backpacking Food ideas, tips, and products. http://www.sintax77.com
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Backpacking Gear for Hammock Camping - Which Items to Buy First?
 
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A discussion on which backpacking gear items to buy / upgrade first when first getting started with hammock camping. http://www.sintax77.com A viewer, Chuck C., recently sent me the following question: “I have been buying my gear spread out so the wife won’t kill me. Rank these in the order you would buy: Cuben Fiber Tarp Down Under Quilt Down Top Quilt Hammock Backpack In the video I try to answer this question as well as get some discussion going on the topic of hammock camping gear in general. Which items would you upgrade or buy first? Blog Post Link: http://wwww.sintax77.com/backpacking-gear-for-hammock-camping-which-items-to-buy-first Want to help support the channel? The next time you're about to do some shopping, go through the Amazon link on my website (or use this link http://amzn.to/2rG0ly5) & a portion of your session will help support the next trip ...at no additional cost to you! http://www.sintax77.com Want a free sticker? Send a SASE to my PO box: Sintax77 PO Box 8163 Wilmington, DE 19803 Gear samples may be sent to my PO Box as well. Business Inquiries: [email protected]
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Blister Prevention - Sock Liners for Hiking
 
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A discussion on using sock liners for preventing blisters while hiking. http://www.sintax77.com After watching me deal with some blister issues in one of my prior backpacking videos, a very kind viewer sent me some sock liners to use on future trips to prevent blisters. These are basically short nylon pantyhose that are worn as a base layer underneath of your primary hiking sock. A big “thank you” to Mike H for sending me these, since I was procrastinating way too long on trying these out. Have you found sock liners to be beneficial for preventing blisters? Or perhaps you’ve got some other tips or tricks that you find helpful for preventing those pesky, fluid filled, hike ruiners? If so, feel free to post your favorite methods for how to prevent blisters in the comment section! Want to help support the channel? The next time you're about to do some shopping, go through the Amazon link on my website & a portion of your session will help support the next trip ...at no additional cost to you! http://www.sintax77.com Want a free sticker? Send a SASE to my PO box: Sintax77 PO Box 8163 Wilmington, DE 19803
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Accessory Guide - Dutchware Chameleon Hammock System
 
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Setup & accessories for the Dutchware Chameleon Hammock System for Lounging & Hammock Camping. http://www.sintax77.com For an easier read, check out my full blog post here: http://www.sintax77.com/accessory-guide-dutchware-chameleon-hammock-system/ Gear & Accessories Seen / Setup in Order of Appearance: Dutchware Chameleon Hammock Body in Hexon 1.6 https://dutchwaregear.com/product/chameleon-hammock/ **Note - Denali's nails are pretty worn down, so we took the chance with him hopping in for the video. I wouldn't officially recommend it with a lighter fabric like this though. Particularly with the how much nail sharpness & weight can vary from dog to dog. ** Beetle Buckle Hammock Suspension w/ Dyneema Straps https://dutchwaregear.com/product/beetle-buckle-complete/ Dutchware 32″ Spreader Bar for hanging two hammocks on one pair of trees https://dutchwaregear.com/product/582-spreader-bar-poles/ Double Dutch Bug Net (for dual Chameleon Hammock setup) https://dutchwaregear.com/product/double-dutch-bugnet/ Bird’s Nest Bug Net (for any gathered end dual hammock setup) https://dutchwaregear.com/product/birds-nest-bugnet/ Chameleon Asymmetrical Bugnet with built in mesh side car (reversible, so you can make it accessible from either inside or outside the hammock) https://dutchwaregear.com/product/chameleon-integrated-sidecar-tops/ Symmetrical Bug Net https://dutchwaregear.com/product/chameleon-symmetrical-bugnet/ Solid Removable Side Car & Mesh Removable Side Car (reversible, so you can make it accessible from either inside or outside the hammock) ) https://dutchwaregear.com/product/sidecar/ Dutchware Print 2 Fabric Options accessories & hammock bodies. https://dutchwaregear.com/product-category/print2fabric/printed-hammocks/chameleon-printed-hammocks/ Chameleon Asymmetrical Top Cover with Vent https://dutchwaregear.com/product/chameleon-top-cover/ Chameleon Solid Asymmetrical Top Cover with integrated side car https://dutchwaregear.com/product/chameleon-integrated-sidecar-tops/ Chameleon Symmetrical Winter Top Cover with optional Moonlight vent cover https://dutchwaregear.com/product/chameleon-symmetrical-top-cover/ My super fancy hat - Notch Classic Multi-cam Operator https://amzn.to/2K3hzLI Want to help support the channel? The next time you're about to do some shopping, go through http://www.sintax77.com/Amazon (or bookmark it) & a portion of your session will help support the next trip ...at no additional cost to you! Want a free sticker? Send a SASE to my PO box: Sintax77 PO Box 8163 Wilmington, DE 19803 Gear samples may be sent to my PO Box as well. Business Inquiries: [email protected]
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Gregory Optic 48 Review
 
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A review of the Gregory Optic 48 Backpack. https://amzn.to/2JZr9hD The Optic line of backpacks is aimed at weight conscious and ultralight backpackers. There is a larger Gregory Optic 58 for those with additional space needs as well as a women's version called the Gregory Octal. All of these packs are very similar, so this review should hopefully be applicable to hikers looking at any of these backpacks. For an easier read, check out my full blog post here: http://www.sintax77.com/gregory-optic-48-review/ Product Links for full details and specs on these packs: Unisex / Men's Gregory Optic 48 https://amzn.to/2JZr9hD Unisex / Men's Gregory Optic 58 https://amzn.to/2LPDzxG Women's Gregory Octal 45 https://amzn.to/2OoKYCn Women's Gregory Octal 55 https://amzn.to/2uSgZuv Check out my full 7.5 lb Summer Ultralight Backpacking Gear List using the Optic 48 here: https://lighterpack.com/r/3pzcpt You can see the Optic 48 in action on my 'Hiking the Standing Indian Loop - 3 Day Hammock Camping' video where I take it out for a 3 day, 2 night backpacking trip in the Nantahala National Forest here: https://youtu.be/AAMYIjrI8a8 Want to help support the channel? The next time you're about to do some shopping, go through http://www.sintax77.com/Amazon (or bookmark it) & a portion of your session will help support the next trip ...at no additional cost to you! Want a free sticker? Send a SASE to my PO box: Sintax77 PO Box 8163 Wilmington, DE 19803 Gear samples may be sent to my PO Box as well. Business Inquiries: [email protected] *Optic 48 pack furnished by Gregory for Trial & Evaluation. Opinions expressed are my own.
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SinChats - Choosing an Ultralight Backpack for my Wife
 
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A discussion on our progress choosing a newer, lighter ultralight backpacking pack for my wife. http://www.sintax77.com Packs seen in the video: Gregory Deva 70 (my wife's older, heavier pack) Osprey Hornet 46 (my current pack) Ultralight packs that we've been looking at the most so far: Gossamer Gear Gorilla ULA Ohm 2.0 Gossamer Gear Mariposa ULA Circuit Z-Packs Arc Blast
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Ultralight Backpacking in the Cranberry Wilderness
 
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Come along for 3 days of Ultralight Backpacking and fall Camping in West Virginia's Cranberry Wilderness. GPS Data & Gear List at http://www.sintax77.com For this adventure, I'll be taking my newly refined ultralight backpacking loadout for a three day overnight hiking and camping trip in West Virginia's Cranberry Wilderness. After my last couple of vista-packed trips, I've had some requests for more footage & discussion once we get to camp - site selection, shelter setup, fire making, cooking, etc. Well, this video has plenty of all that, and then some. In fact, this ended up being my longest feature length video so far. For those of you looking for something a little lighter, there's a full back catalog of shorter videos that might hit the spot, but if you're ready to get into the finer details of ultralight backpacking gear and spending time outdoors (from my own warped perspective of course), then this is the video for you. A little gift for the hardcore fans ;) Full trip report available on my website here: http://www.sintax77.com/ultralight-backpacking-in-the-cranberry-wilderness/ Parking: North South Trailhead on State Route 150 38.276530, -80.237829 Trails Used Day 1 Start at North South Trail Head on West Virginia SR 150 TR 688 North South Trail TR 267 Laurelly Branch Trail TR 271 Middle Fork Trail Setup Camp on Hell for Certain Branch This is a large campsite across from trail on opposite side of the Middle Fork River with plenty of fresh water available from the nearby river. Day 1 Total Mileage: 13.2 miles Day 1 Gross Ascent: 1,102' Trails Used Day 2 Backtrack on TR 271 Middle Fork Trail towards junction from previous day Continue on TR 271 Middle Fork Trail TR 207 Big Beechy Trail Setup Camp just after summit of Sugar Creek Mountain. This is a medium-small Campsite, in a beautiful mossy area. Make sure to pack in enough water, as there are no nearby sources. The elevation was around 4,400 feet and the landscape was somewhat conducive to wind, so be prepared for temps that are possibly quite a bit lower than locally forecasted. Day 2 Total Mileage: 9.06 miles Day 2 Gross Ascent: 2,405' Trails Used Day 3 Continue on TR 207 Big Beechy Trail TR 272 North Fork Trail TR 688 North South Trail towards SR 150 Return to North South Trailhead Parking Lot Day 3 Total Mileage: 3.17 miles Day 3 Gross Ascent: 367' Total Mileage for Trip: 25.39 miles Total Gross Ascent for Trip: 3,974' Link to download GPS track data and recorded waypoints for this trip: http://www.sintax77.com/trip-data/ Link to download a PDF Copy or spreadsheet of the Gear List used for this trip, including detailed notes and weights: http://www.sintax77.com/gear-lists/ Notable Pieces of Gear: Dream Hammock Darien Hammock with cinch buck suspension and Dutch Clips Hammock Gear Cuben Hex Tarp 12'x8.5' Zing-It Guy lines with Dutch Wasps for tensioning Osprey Hornet 46 Backpack Hammock Gear Burrow 40 Top Quilt Hammock Gear Incubator 40 Underquilt Frogg Toggs Rain Jacket http://amzn.to/2eOmHYY Esbit Solid Fuel Cubes http://amzn.to/2uCHG53 Toaks 750ml Titanium Pot with lid http://amzn.to/2uYxZQT Vargo Windscreen / Pot stand http://amzn.to/2vJYaZ0 Sawyer Mini Water Filter http://amzn.to/2h3ej8O Montbell UL Parka - 850 fp down Adidas Terrex Swift-R trail runners http://amzn.to/2uDjQpM
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Sara Goes to Ireland! - Pt 1 Dublin Arrival & County Wicklow
 
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Join Sara & I as we travel to Ireland. http://www.sintax77.com Itinerary for Day 1 Arrive at Dublin Airport via Wow Air Pick up our rental car at the airport. Grab some breakfast (eggs and beans!) at Brams Cafe on St Aidan’s Park Rd. Check in at the Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin. Head south to Wicklow Gap in the Wicklow Mountains Explore some ruins along St Kevins Way (30 km trail from Hollywood to the valley of Glendalough) Head to the West Wicklow House in Bessington, County Wicklow for a pint of Guinness and some dinner. Return to the hotel for some much needed sleep. Link to Blog Post: http://www.sintax77.com/sara-goes-to-ireland-pt-1-dublin-arrival-county-wicklow/ Stay tuned for part two, where we head west towards the Irish coast to see the Cliffs of Moher and stop for some tasty fish n’ chips at Dolan’s in Limerick City, Ireland. Link to top rated Ireland Travel Guide on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2qPSVF8 Want to help support the channel? The next time you're about to do some shopping, go through the Amazon link on my website & a portion of your session will help support the next trip ...at no additional cost to you! http://www.sintax77.com Want a free sticker? Send a SASE to my PO box: Sintax77 PO Box 8163 Wilmington, DE 19803 Business Inquiries: [email protected]
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Glock 23 Extended Mag vs Standard (Micro Review)
 
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A closer look at using a 22 round magazine in the Glock model 23.
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Katadyn BeFree Upgrade! - Larger Water Bag & Gravity Filter System
 
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Using the Katadyn BeFree Water Filter w/ a HydraPak Seeker 2L reservoir & gravity filter tubing setup. http://www.sintax77.com After a previous review of the Katadyn BeFree water filter, I discovered and acquired a compatible water reservoir bag that would increase my filtering capacity to 2L - the HydraPak Seeker collapsible water bottle (also available in a 3 liter version). The main challenge with the BeFree filter is finding a water bottle or reservoir with wide mouth 42mm threads, which the HyrdaPak has. Link to full Blog Post: http://www.sintax77.com/katadyn-befree-upgrade-larger-water-bag-gravity-filter-system In the video I go over my thoughts and experiences using the Katadyn BeFree in conjunction with the HydraPak Seeker 2L and Sawyer Squeeze 64 oz Pouch as part of a gravity water filter system, as well as a stand alone squeeze style system using just the HydraPak Seeker and BeFree. System Components Seen in the Video & Amazon Links for current pricing: Katadyn Befree Water Filter With Hydrapak 0.6L Collapsible Flask http://amzn.to/2pl1ASx Hydrapak Seeker 2L Water Storage Bag, Mammoth Grey (for dirty water) http://amzn.to/2pl3UZV Sawyer Inline Adapters for Screw On Filters http://amzn.to/2pkZORi 1/4" Food Grade Plastic Tubing http://amzn.to/2q3UmS5 Sawyer Squeeze Bag - 64 oz Pouch (for clean water) http://amzn.to/2r0YQpI Want to help support the channel? The next time you're about to do some shopping, go through the Amazon link on my website & a portion of your session will help support the next trip ...at no additional cost to you! http://www.sintax77.com Want a free sticker? Send a SASE to my PO box: Sintax77 PO Box 8163 Wilmington, DE 19803 Business Inquiries: [email protected] Gear samples and chain letters may be sent to the above PO Box as well.
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