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    Great Bushcraft Channels 1.0
    Zed Outdoors



    Published on Jan 16, 2016
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    This video kicks off a new and ongoing series of videos where I will be talking about youtube channels I watch regularly and enjoy a lot. All of which are in the field of Bushcraft, Outdoors and Crafts

    Please click the following three links below and head on over to those channels and subscribe to them as they are relatively humble in size and deserve way more subscribers then what they currently have

    1. Back Garden Bushcraft - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCIQ...

    2. TankTracksBushcraft - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT20...

    3. Cveg - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBn4...

    They all put out great high quality videos and be sure to binge out on their awesome content, trust me you won't be disappointed

    As always a sincere thanks for watching

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    Ray Mears' Bushcraft S02 E04 Sweden Full Watch
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    Published on Aug 2, 2015
    Thank you for watch :)
     
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    Woodcraft Kitchen - Maine Guide Style EP1
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    Published on Feb 2, 2016
    New series here covering how we do things up North as Guides, well at least some of us. I have quite a few videos in mind for this series and am excited on getting it done. I wont giveaway too much as others tend to watch these and run with my ideas before i have a chance to do them haha.
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    Woodland Management + Charcoal Making
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    Published on Feb 26, 2016
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    I spent a day at friend Lee Stoffer's woodland doing some general management of the woods and trying our hand at a few different projects such as charcoal making, etc

    This is a short video diary of the day itself covering some of what we did. It was a very relaxed atmosphere with the kids being able to run around freely and play what with it begin half term holidays for them

    Feel free to check out Chris's and Lee's YouTube channels respectively and subscribe to them if you haven't done so already by clicking the links below:

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    I've also posted a photo album of our day out on Facebook, to view that please click the link below:

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    I hope you enjoy this video and as always appreciate you watching
     
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    Off Trail - Father and Daughter Day Hike Adventure
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    Published on Feb 28, 2016
    Join Luke and Maddie as they head off trail for some free hiking on a cold winter's day. Exploring, laughter, bloopers, turkeys and more!
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    Hiking the High Desert - Backpacking in Canyonlands NP
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    Published on Mar 3, 2016
    Join Sara and I in Utah for some desert camping, hiking, and backpacking in Canyonlands National Park. GPS Data at http://www.sintax77.com

    For an easier to read along with photos, maps and other goodies, check out my full trip report blog post here: http://wp.me/p2ReUQ-e0

    For this adventure, we did a 2 day, 1 night backpacking trip through the Needles District of Utah's Canyonlands National Park, followed by a little day hike visit to Arches National Park on the way back to Salt Lake City to catch our flight back home. In fact, this was actually the first trip we've ever done via flight instead our usual road warrior routine. That being said, we still got at least a moderate dose of driving during this trip, as the drive from SLC airport to Moab and Arches NP is about 4 hours. From there it was another 1.5 hour drive south to the Needles District, the southernmost district in Canyonlands.

    Full GPS track data and waypoints for this trip can be found on the Trip Data page.

    Parking Location: Squaw Flat Trailhead 'A' 38.143017,-109.803700

    Day 1 Trails Used (In Order)

    Squaw Canyon Trail
    Lost Canyon Trail
    Camp at Lost Canyon Campsite 2 (LC2)

    Total Mileage: 6 miles
    Gross Elevation Gain: 768'
    Gross Elevation Loss: 682'

    It should be pointed out that campsites in the Needles district are restricted to designated areas only, and must be registered in advance. This can can be done either online or in person at the visitor's center and costs $30. Since I live about 2,000 miles away, and spots tend fill up well in advance, I went the online route. I reserved my spot about a month in advance and still managed to get the spot I was after, but I could see other areas that were already booked up pretty solid. When stopped in the visitor's center on the day of our hike in, we caught a glimpse of the availability board and I was hard pressed to see any open spots, so reserving on the same day in person probably isn't the best game plan. The nice thing is, the spots seem to be nicely spread out. For instance, there were three campsites in the entire Lost Canyon area that we chose to visit, with about a mile of trail in between them. So, while we did have to be a bit more rigid in our planning than usual, and the $30 fee was definitely the highest I've ever paid for backcountry permit, we really did feel like we had a whole canyon to ourselves to call home for the afternoon and night. The site was also tucked back a decent way off the main trail and situated with an amazing view. I'm sure all the spots are awesome, but I would highly recommend LC2 to anyone on the fence about where to camp in Canyonlands. It was a great spot.

    Speaking of things that make a campsite great, Lost canyon was one of the few areas in Canyonlands NP I could find in my research that had a high probability of reliable water. We crossed over several water sources within less that a mile of the campsite, due to the fact that the sites are located in the bottom of a relatively lush canyon within close proximity to the brook that runs though it. It's quite a stark contrast to the treeless universe or rock, sand and sun lying only a few hundred feet above. It also didn't hurt that the area experience some decent rains and flash flooding several days before. I tagged a couple of these spots in GPS file for this trip, but keep in mind that water flow conditions could be much different depending on time of year and amount of recent rainfall. If you're planning your own adventure, I would definitely suggest more recent reports and / or just bringing enough water for the duration of your stay.

    Day 2 Trails Used (In Order)

    Lost CanyonTrail
    Peekaboo Trail
    Squaw Canyon Trail
    Return to Squaw Flat Trailhead A and parking lot.

    Total Mileage: 3.8 miles
    Gross Elevation Gain: 427'
    Gross Elevation Loss: 440'

    I'll save the full story for the video, but this was truly an amazing trip! I'll tell you what though, southern Utah may bitten me and infected me with the desert bug. Hmmmm, where to next...

    Stat Totals for the Full 2 Day Loop
    Total Mileage: 9.8 miles
    Gross Elevation Gain: 1,195'
     
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    Bushcraft Kit: Projects + Modifications
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    Published on Mar 5, 2016

    In this video I show you the kinds of bushcraft and crafts related projects and modifications I will be doing in videos over the coming weeks and months on this channel

    To view the excellent leather working tutorial I mentioned in the video please check out the following video from my friend Mike aka 'Agile woodsman' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNlqN...

    As always I appreciate you watching

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    HUNTING CHAGA WITH BIG AL
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    Published on Mar 12, 2016
    My friend Big Al and I spent the afternoon hunting for chaga. We had a decent haul and checked out a new place. You will find chaga on white and yellow birch trees. I'm sure you know about the benefits of chaga tea. It is full of antioxidants and is good for immune support among other great things. It is considered by many the Diamond of the woods..
     
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    Reading and Identifying Wild animal tracks on a day hike
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    Published on Mar 20, 2016
    Went on a day hike and come across a few animal tracks, so I share with you all, pretty nice outing.
     
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    New Brunswick Coastal Nature Hike
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    Published on Apr 5, 2016
    Peter from Fsbushcraft and myself , decided to explore a new trail. it was 4.2km over all, so a nice hike. Join us in our adventure :)
     
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    Woodcraft Kitchen (Cookware) EP2
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    Published on Apr 18, 2016
    Displaying some of the stuff I use regularly on canoe and snowshoe trips, and even at classes sometimes
     
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    Great Bushcraft Channels 2.0
    Zed Outdoors



    Published on Apr 23, 2016
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    This video is part of an ongoing series of videos where I will be talking about youtube channels I watch regularly and enjoy a lot, all of which are in the field of Bushcraft, Outdoors and Crafts

    Please click the following three links below and head on over to those channels, hit the subscribe button and be sure to let them know I sent you over

    1. TA Outdoors - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2SM...

    2. Haze Outdoors - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDzw...

    3. Dean Read - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV4o...

    They all put out great high quality videos so be sure to binge out on their awesome content, trust me you won't be disappointed

    As always a sincere thanks for watching

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    Sara Goes Hammock Camping ...Again! - Hiking and Pancakes in Virginia
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    Published on Apr 25, 2016
    Join Sara and I for some hiking, trail cooking, and backpacking on a hammock camping trip in Shenandoah National Park. GPS Data at http://www.sintax77.com

    For this hiking adventure, Sara and I will be revisiting Shenandoah National park for Sara's second dose of hammock camping out in the wild along with a healthy dose of backcountry cooking and camp food. We did a previous backpacking trip not too far from here in Shenandoah a mere two weeks before, and it went quite well. It wasn't, however, exactly the experience that we had set out to do.

    **For an easier read, check out full trip report and blog post here: http://wp.me/p2ReUQ-ev

    You see, for that particular trip, I may have sold it as a rather relaxed excursion. And depending on your perspective, it very well may have been just that. But for Sara, who's most recent backpacking memories prior to that trip were that of a grueling elevation-fest through the White Mountains, it wasn't quite the reprieve we were looking for.

    The required prescription was a high dose of low mileage, potent lounging, and dense pancakes. Thankfully, the trip seen in this video hit the spot. Below are some details and trip data for the trip, although there isn't much of it. But that's exactly what we were going for.

    Parking: Meadow Spring Trailhead (Mile 34 on Skyline Drive)
    N38° 38.304' W78° 18.823'


    Day 1 Trails Used (in order):
    Hazel Mountain Trail
    Turn Left on White Rocks Trail
    Camp along White Rocks Trail
    (see my GPS Data for potential campsites on either side of tail on my trip data page: http://www.sintax77.com/trip-data/
    After setting up camp, take a half mile round trip down to Hazel Falls, for happy hour.

    Hazel Falls Day 1 Elevation Profile - Sintax77

    Day 1 Stats:
    Mileage: 3.2 miles (includes half mile excursion from camp down to Hazel Falls and back)
    Gross Elevation Gain: 390'
    Gross Elevation Loss: 1,175'

    Day 2 Trails Used (in order):
    Wake Up, Eat Pancakes (this is important - trip will not work properly without this step!)
    White Rocks Trail
    Right on Hazel Creek Trail

    Hazel Falls Day 2 Elevation Profile - Sintax77

    Day 2 Stats:
    Mileage: 2.5 miles (not nearly enough to burn off those pancakes, you're gonna go to the gym tomorrow...)
    Gross Elevation Gain: 699'
    Gross Elevation Loss: 75'

    Total Mileage for Trip: 5.7 Miles

    Hazel Falls 2 Day Trip Route Overview- Sintax77

    Notable Gear Used for Sara:
    Dutchware NylonD Hammock with Aluminum Cinch Buckles & Nylon Tree Straps
    Hennessy Deluxe Tarp (10' x 12' 70D Polyester)
    Hammock Gear Burrow 20° Top Quilt
    Hammock Gear Incubator 0° Underquilt
    Osprey Hornet 46 Backpack
    Thorfire BD04 USB rechargable LED Flashlight
    Princeton Tech Byte Headlamp
    ThruNight Titanium Keychain LED Flashlight
    EMS Knitted Hat

    Notable Gear Used for Shawn:
    Dream Hammock Darien Ultralight Hammock
    Hammock Gear Cuben Hex Tarp
    Hammock Gear Burrow 40° Top Quilt
    Hammock Gear Incubator 40° Underquilt w/ Epsilon 1.5 Multicam Fabric
    EMS Longtrail 70 Backpack
    4Sevens Preon 2 LED Flashlight
    Fenix HL21 Headlamp
    Generic Canister Stove (watch my review video here)
    MSR Flex Skillet w/ cheap dollar store utensils for cooking

    Notable Backpacking Food for this Trip:
    Bisquick Shake 'n Pour Pancake Mix
    Packit Gourmet Dehydrated Maple Syrup and Blueberries
    Packit Gourmet Queso Dip with a regular ol' bag of Tostito's Scoops (wheat, because we're obviously healthy and stuff)
    Packit Gourmet Texas State Fair Chili
     
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    Woodcraft Kitchen Ep3 (Banana Maple Walnut Rum Bread)
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    Published on Apr 30, 2016
    The bread actually came out very god despite the slight burnt layer on the top. Next time I will do one video at a time ha
     
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    Great Bushcraft Channels 3.0
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    Published on May 10, 2016
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    This video is part of an ongoing series of videos where I will be talking about youtube channels I watch regularly and enjoy a lot, all of which are in the field of Bushcraft, Outdoors and Crafts

    Please click on the following three links below and head on over to those channels, hit the subscribe button and be sure to let them know I sent you over

    1. OutdoorsLifeOfBrian - https://www.youtube.com/user/Woodmans...

    2. Forrester Bushcraft - https://www.youtube.com/user/ArdethVi...

    3. WanderingThe Wild - https://www.youtube.com/user/ExpertSu...

    They all put out great high quality videos so be sure to check out their awesome content, trust me you won't be disappointed

    As always I appreciate you watching

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    How To Connect With Other Bushcrafters
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    Published on May 14, 2016
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    One of the most common questions I get asked is 'How do I connect with other Bushcrafters'? In this video I share my thoughts on the matter

    Please click on the link below to access the resource section I refer to in the video and please assist me in recommending Bushcraft groups, forums, etc I should add to it so as to help others

    http://zedoutdoors.com/resources

    As always I appreciate you watching

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    A Taste of the Appalachian Trail - Hiking & Hammock Camping w/ the Amok Draumr 3.0 Hammock
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    Published on May 15, 2016
    Join Sara & for some backpacking, hiking and hammock camping along the Appalachian Trail in Virginia's James River Face Wilderness. GPS Data at http://www.sintax77.com

    For this fall backpacking trip we'll be dipping into the world of the Appalachian Trail while testing out some new hammock camping gear - most notably, the Amok Draumr 3.0 Hammock system...

    For an easier read with more details, check out my full blog post and trip report here: http://wp.me/p2ReUQ-eN

    ...The Draumr 3.0 is a rather unique flat hammock that I touched on in a previous video, 'Amok Draumr 3.0 – A Super Flat Hammock? – First Look'. As discussed in that video, the Draumr works in conjunction with an inflatable sleeping pad to create what is essentially a floating bed. It can also be used in a chair configuration for lounging at camp. In addition to testing out the Draumr, I'll be trying out some whoopie slings rigged up with some Dutch Whoopie Hooks. The hooks allowed for a really quick and simple way to attach and detach the whoopie slings to my trusty Darien Dream Hammock.

    With our shelter and sleeping methods squared away, we were ready for some exploration of the east coast's most fabled long distance hiking path - the Appalachian Trail, the "AT" as it's affectionately called by those of us who prefer a nice acronym now and the. While I've incorporated pieces of the AT into many of my trips before, this particular hike seemed to really capture the spirit and flavor of the Appalachian Trail.

    Trailhead and Parking: James River Footbridge N37° 35.819' W79° 23.474'
    The James River Face Wilderness Area is a protected area located within the Jefferson National Forest, about 1 hour north of Roanoke, Virginia.

    Route Taken and Trails Used, Day One

    Cross the James River Foot Bridge
    Turn left to continue following the AT.
    The trail will eventually turn away from the river and and head deeper into the woods,following along Matt's Creek.
    Arrive at Matt's Creek Shelter for a snack break at the picnic bench, and an entertaining peek at the shelter log.
    Head up the ridge to continue on the Appalachian Trail
    5 miles into the hike there will be a decent lunch spot (marked in my GPS data) with a nice, flat sunny area for lounging before ascending further up the the ridge. This spot was also the last flowing water source we encountered for the rest of the day. If you plan to camp up on the ridge in the same area that we did, make sure to stock up on enough water for the rest of the day, as well as tomorrow for breakfast and the hike out, to be safe.
    Continue on the AT until arriving at the three way junction with Balcony Falls Trail and Sulphur Springs Trail.
    Continue along the Sulphur Springs trail for a little less than a mile.
    Camp at the site listed in my GPS Data.
    Day 1 Total Mileage: 6.8 Miles
    Day 1 Total Elevation Gain: 2,297'

    Route Taken and Trails Used, Day Two

    We chose to immediately start our day back on our old friend, the AT. This was possible by doing a very small "bushwack" west from the campsite until you run into the adjacent campsite then head south on the AT by turning left.
    Continue along the AT until you hit the triple junction with Sulphur Springs, the AT and Piney Ridge Trail.
    Head down the Piney Ridge Trail, towards Hunt Club Road, which will eventually bring you to Rt 501 Lee Jackson Highway.
    Turn left (north) to do a road hike along Lee Jackson Hwy for a short bit.
    We chose to make a more expedient route back to the car, by continuing to walk along the road, over the auto bridge's pedestrian sidewalk. This route gave us a pretty cool view of the man made waterfall, as well as an alternate view of the rail trestle and footbridge that we had traveled over the previous day.
    Arrive back at the Jame River Foot Bridge Parking lot and prepare yourself for cheeseburger time.
    Day 2 Total Mileage: 8 Miles
    Day 2 Total Elevation Gain: 486'

    Trip Mileage Grand Total: 14.8 Miles
    Trip Elevation Gain Grand Total: 2,783'

    Notable Gear Used for Sara:
    Dream Hammock Darien Ultralight Hammock w/ Whoopie Slings Dutch Whoopie Hooks
    Hammock Gear Cuben Hex Tarp
    Hammock Gear Burrow 20° Top Quilt
    Hammock Gear Phoenix 30° Underquilt (3/4 length)
    ULA Ohm 2.0 Backpack
    Thorfire BD04 USB rechargable LED Flashlight
    Princeton Tech Byte Headlamp
    ThruNight Titanium Keychain LED Flashlight
    EMS Knitted Hat

    Notable Gear Used for Shawn:
    Amok Draumr 3.0 Hammock - See my first look video on it, or check out Amok's Website for full weights and stats. http://www.amokequipment.com/usd-gree...
    Amok Stock Tarp for use with Draumr Hammock (30D Double Silicone Coated Ripstop Nylon, Fully taped seams, Reflective guy lines)
    Hammock Gear Burrow 40° Top Quilt
    Hammock Gear Incubator 40° Underquilt w/ Epsilon 1.5 Multicam Fabric
    EMS Longtrail 70 Backpack
    4Sevens Preon 2 LED Flashlight
    Fenix HL21 Headlamp
    Generic Canister Stove
     
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    South Wales Camp May 2016
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    Published on May 28, 2016
    a quick tour of the camp we used for 5 days in South Wales.
     
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    SinChats - What's Your Backpacking Style? Mileage Killer or Camp Chiller?
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    Published on May 31, 2016
    What's your Backpacking & Hiking Style? Do you like to hike hard & pump out the miles, or do you prefer to spend spend more time at camp, or taking breaks at vistas? http://www.sintax77.com

    Join in the discussion on this edition of SinChats.
     
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    Campfire Cooking - Fantastic or Fantasy? "Eggs and Bacon In A Bag"
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    Published on Jun 7, 2016
    We are at it again in a series we call "Campfire Cooking - Fantastic or Fantasy?" Where we take the commonly seen on social media "campfire recipes" and put them to the test to see if they are any good when made in the real world on real fire, so come along and join the O's as we bring you "Eggs and Bacon In A Bag" :)

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    Woodcraft Kitchen Ep6 (T-Bone Steak Rock Frying)
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    A video inspired by my buddy Mitch at NS. Ive been meaning to try this out on my own and finally had a chance. Give it a try!
     
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    Red River Gorge Revisited - Kentucky Hiking, Hammock Camping & Backpacking
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    Published on Jun 12, 2016
    Join the crew as we revisit the Red River Gorge for 3 days of hiking, hammock camping and backpacking in Kentucky. 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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    SIMPLE Sapling Tarp Shelter
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    Published on Jun 16, 2016
    This is a simple shelter that can be constructed in many environments with ease and can provide great shelter.
     
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    Solo Hammock Wildcamp
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    Published on Jun 17, 2016
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    It's been a while but I finally managed to get out for a solo wildcamp and have filmed my time out in the woods

    My Blog is temporarily having some maintenance work done so is unavailable till early next week, for now you can view the photos I took by clicking the link below:

    https://www.facebook.com/ZedOutdoors/...

    My Bahco sheath was kindly gifted to me by PangValleyLeather, you can view his profile here - https://www.facebook.com/Pang-Valley-...

    This is where I got my Dromedary bag from - http://www.heinnie.com/msr-dromedaryr...

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    Search for a Maritime Bigfoot, Episode 1: The search for evidence
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    Published on Jun 30, 2016
    IT IS ALL ABOUT GETTING THE CHILDREN OUT INTO NATURE IN FUN WAYS THEY ENJOY! VIDEO IS SHAKY AND WIND NOISE AT TIMES! Having some fun with a Mythical Creature. Bigfoot!!! Getting out and enjoying nature while looking for evidence.
     
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    Great Bushcraft Channels 4.0
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    Published on Jun 30, 2016

    This video is part of an ongoing series of videos where I will be talking about youtube channels I watch regularly and enjoy a lot, all of which are in the field of Bushcraft, Outdoors and Crafts

    Please click on the following three links below and head on over to those channels, hit the subscribe button and be sure to let them know I sent you over

    1. ScrambledO - https://www.youtube.com/user/ScrambledO

    2. Wildsoul Vee - https://www.youtube.com/user/Wildsoul62

    3. Carlisle195 - https://www.youtube.com/user/carlisle195

    They all put out great high quality videos so be sure to check out their awesome content, trust me you won't be disappointed

    As always I appreciate you watching

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    Denali's First Hike - Backpacking with our Dog
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    Published on Jun 30, 2016
    Join Sara and I as we take our puppy, Denali, on his very first overnight backpacking & camping trip. GPS Data at http://www.Sintax77.com

    For this adventure, we were joined by a brand new hiking partner - our 7 month old puppy dog, Denali...

    For an easier read, check out the full trip report and blog post here: http://wp.me/p2ReUQ-fx

    While Denali is no stranger to walking and hiking (we've tried to make that a regular part of his life since we adopted him at 2 months old), this will be his very first foray into an overnight backpacking trip. Or to put it in terms from his perspective; his first time sleeping out in the woods, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, nary a shred of carpet or plush dog bed to be seen.

    Our chosen destination was a 14 mile loop comprised of several trails in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park. I was made aware of this trip via the super-helpful website called "Hiking Upward". For those of you hikers along the mid-Atlantic who haven't heard of this site before, I highly suggest checking it out some time. Since this was a bit of a last minute trip, coupled with the fact that it was our pup's first time backpacking, I wanted everything to go nice and smoothly, and their detailed trip reports were a welcomed asset.

    The first half of this circuit was of the higher elevation variety, consisting primarily of a ridge walk along a the Neighbor Mountain Trail, as well as a section of the Appalachian Trail. Day two would be mostly along the Jeremy's Run Trail. As the name would suggest, the Jeremy's run trail closely follows the contours of Jeremy's Run, a stream that we would traverse 14 times before returning to the metallic confines of our car. Below is an overview of our route, along with trail head parking location and other points of interest. For those of you interested, I recorded full GPS track data during this backpacking trip. along with campsites and other notable POI's which can be downloaded on my Trip Data page.

    Trailhead and Parking: Jeremy's Run Trailhead N38° 44.456' W78° 18.716' (by Elkwallow Picnic Gound and the Wayside Store)

    Trails Used Day 1 (in order)
    Starting from the Jeremy's Run Trailhead,
    Take the Appalachian Trail (south)
    Turn right (west) on Neighbor Mountain Trail
    At intersection, turn right (east) on Jeremy's Run Trail
    Set-up camp along Jeremy's Run at N38° 42.629' W78° 21.913'

    Day 1 Total Mileage: 9 miles (This is the mileage to the actual campsite. My solo mileage for the day, including scouting and backtracking, totaled 13.5 miles)
    Day 1 Total Elevation Gain: 1,785'

    Trails Used Day 2 (in order)
    Continue on Jeremy's Run Trail
    At intersection, continue north on Appalachian Trail
    back to the Jeremy's Run Parking Trailhead and parking area.

    Day 2 Total Mileage: 16 miles (This is the mileage to the actual campsite. My solo mileage for the day, including scouting and backtracking, totaled 13.5 miles)
    Day 2 Total Elevation Gain: 1,391'

    Total Mileage for Trip: 15 miles
    Total Elevation Gain for Trip: 3,176'
     
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    Woodcraft Kitchen Ep9 (Woodsman Pound Cake)
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    Published on Jul 3, 2016
    Some more dutch-oven cooking. This is an amazing dessert folks, try it out one time!
     
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    Search for a Maritime Bigfoot, Episode 2: New Location and Possible Evidence?
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    Published on Jul 1, 2016
    GETTING OUT ENJOYING NATURE AND HAVING FUN. Another investigation took us into another area, Scouting the area to find what is around the area for wildlife of all kinds.
    Episode 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KWQV...
     
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    Train to Trail - Harpers Ferry Winter Backpacking Trip - Hiking in West Virginia
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    Published on Aug 4, 2016
    Join Mike and I for for a “Train to Trail” Winter Camping, Backpacking, Campfire cooking, & Hiking adventure

    in Harpers Ferry, WV. GPS Data at http://www.sintax77.com

    We tried something a bit different for fun on this winter camping trip – instead of driving, we decided to take an Amtrak train directly to the trailhead. This is actually and idea that Mike and I had been kicking around for a while now. The first challenge was finding an interesting trail that was actually close to a train station, without a need for secondary transportation or an excessive walk. After a bit of research, we determined that Harpers Ferry, West Virginia fit the criteria quite well. The train practically dumps you right on the Appalachian Trail. We booked our tickets, packed our bags, and hit the trail, er, I mean, train station.

    For an easier read, check out my full blog post and trip report here: http://www.sintax77.com/train-to-trai...


    With 4 days and 3 nights off, we had decent amount of time to play with on this trip. The challenge however, would be that we needed to plan an out and back trip that didn’t put us to far away from the train station on our final morning, rather than doing a loop like we normally prefer. Fortunately, we quickly realized that to be a perfect excuse to do a a laid back, more camping, less hiking kind of trip.

    The plan? After leaving the train behind,we would hop on the Appalachian trail for a few miles – just long enough to feel the seclusion of the deep winter woods, and set up a base camp for the duration of the trip.

    Other than that, we really had no hard set plans, other than relaxing, having a good time, and brushing up on our campfire cooking skills. Did we succeed? I guess you’ll just have to watch and see…

    Trailhead: Harpers Ferry Amtrak Train Station


    Trails Used
    Leave Harpers Ferry via Appalachian Trail South
    After around 3 miles, bushwack West to unofficial campsite.
    Return via Appalachian Trail North

    Notable Gear Used on this Trip by Mike

    Gregory Palisade 80 backpack
    EMS Down Parka
    EMS Ascent Hard shell Jacket
    MSR Whisperlite International stove
    Dream Hammock Thunderbird Hammock
    Hammock Gear Burrow 20 top quilt
    Hammock Gear Incubator 20 underquilt
    Hammock Gear Cuben Hex Tarp with doors
    Portable bluetooth speaker with fancy lightshow
    GSI cookset

    Notable Gear Used on this Trip by Sintax77

    EMS Longtrail 70 backpack (2011 version)
    Montbell UL down parka
    EMS Ascent Hardshell
    MSR Rapidfire stove (see my video on it here) *no longer manufactured – modern equivalent is the MSR Windpro.
    MSR Flex Skillet
    Dollar Store tongs and turner for cooking
    Sea to Summit Alpha Cutlery Set
    Fozzils Bowl / Plate
    Dream Hammock Darien Hammock
    Hammock Gear Burrow 0 top quilt
    Hammock Gear Incubator 0 underquilt
    Hammock Gear Cuben Hex Tarp (standard model, no doors)
    Pocket Chainsaw
    SOG Flash I tanto blade pocket knife
     
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    Woodcraft Kitchen Ep11 (Fishfry)
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    Published on Aug 15, 2016
    Using the stamped-steel fry pan we did in the last video, as well as some native NH white perch we recently caught for this fish fry. It was amazing for sure!
     
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    Primitive Basecamp
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    Published on Aug 26, 2016
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    I was invited down to the see the amazing team over at 'Wilderness Pioneers' and experience their incredible Primitive Basecamp based in beautiful Oxford (UK)

    In this part one of a two part series I take you on a tour of the basecamp itself and in part two (coming soon) I do an actual wildcamp there centred around the Primitive theme

    I have also posted up some detailed photos to accompany this video, to view those please click on the link below:

    https://www.facebook.com/ZedOutdoors/...

    As mentioned in the video please head on over to Wilderness Pioneers new YouTube channel and be sure to give them a follow as they are doing some amazing work, you can do that by clicking the link below:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrfE...

    To find out more about Wilderness Pioneers and the work they do please click on the link below:

    http://www.wildernesspioneers.co.uk

    As always I appreciate you watching

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    Hidden Woodsmen MC Ruck Overnighter and Good Food
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    Published on Aug 27, 2016
    First overnighter with the Hidden Woodsmen MC Ruck. Really liking this thing so far! Check him out if you haven't already at thehiddenwoodsmen.com
     
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    Woodcraft Kitchen Ep13 (Turkey Cabbage Stirfry)
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    Published on Aug 29, 2016
    Great little quick meal that is easy to do. It I also Gluten Free if that's what you're into.
    Ingredients:
    1/2 head of cabbage
    1 celery stalk
    1 garlic clove (large)
    1 cubanaro pepper
    1 onion (small)
    1/2 lb of ground turkey
    salt and pepper to taste
    chili powder to taste
    1/2 tsp ground ginger
    1/2 tsp paprika

    Brown turkey in pot or pan in oil with a little salt and pepper. Chop up vegetables and add them in with the turkey once brown. Add an additional drizzle of oil when you add the veggies. Stir occasionally. Once complete, add more salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
     

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