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Wildcamp - Primitive Cooking
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Published on Sep 2, 2016
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In this second video of a two part video series I did with the amazing team over at Wilderness Pioneers in Oxford (UK) I do a wildcamp at their primitive basecamp centred around the theme of primitive cooking

If you missed part one you can view that by clicking the link below in which I take you on a detailed tour of the primitive basecamp itself:

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

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From Forest to Ember - Bow Drill on the Fly
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Published on Sep 12, 2016
Out looking for squirrels, but decided to try a primitive fire method on the fly. This is how I usually like to practice, from start to finish. No squirrels today unfortunately...
 

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Hiking the Superstition Mountains - Desert Backpacking in Arizona
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Published on Sep 15, 2016
Join Sara & I for 3 days of desert hiking, backpacking & camping in the Superstition Mountains. And who knows - maybe Sara will find the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine. GPS Data at www.sintax77.com

Join Sara & I for 3 days of desert hiking, backpacking & camping in the Superstition Mountains. And who knows – maybe Sara will find the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine…

For this desert backpacking trip, we’ll be hiking a loop in the Superstition Wilderness, within the greater Tonto National Forest – about 60 miles east of Phoenix, Arizona. Not only was this a beautiful and scenic hike due to the stark desert surroundings and sharp, rugged peaks, but this particular region has added bonus – a rich history full of intrigue and lore right at home in your favorite spaghetti western flick...

For a easier read, with maps, pics, etc, check out the full blog post / trip report here: http://wp.me/p2ReUQ-h9 Below is a truncated version for YouTube:
...The most notable and famous of those stories being that of Jacob Waltz, or as it’s commonly referred to, the mystery of the Lost Dutchman’s Gold.

Somehow, Jacob knew where a bunch of gold was in these mountains, and he kept it a complete secret, despite rumors throughout the years that he knew about it’s location. People would try to follow him when he went into the mountains, but he always lost them, or at the least, waved a gun at them until they left. Finally, on his death bed in 1891, he confirmed the gold mine and gave some info on it’s whereabouts to two individuals. Apparently, it wasn’t quite enough info, because they never found it after years of searching. Word spread, many more people started searching, and they continue to search until this day...

So what does all this have to do with our backpacking trip? Did we find some gold or something? Am I devoting my life to finding the Lost Dutchman’s Mine? Well no, but it makes hiking around out there pretty cool and Old Westy, if you ask me. At the very least, it gives you something to ponder as you hike along the cactus covered traverses, baked incessantly by a sun they just may have glinted off of Jacob Waltz’s prize back in the 1800’s.

But anyway, back to the hike we did. Here’s the details…
Season / Time of Year: Winter – January 20th to January 23, 2016.
Elevation Range: Minimum – 2,283′ , Maximum – 3,550′
Trailhead Used - Peralta Trailhead – GPS Coordinates N33° 23.858′ W111° 20.873′

Trails Used Day 1 (in order of use)
Peralta Trailhead Parking Lot,
Dutchman Trail
Set up camp in a relatively flat area along the trail, about .75 miles after crossing an intermittent stream.
Day 1 Total Mileage: 2 miles
Day 1 Total Elevation Gain: 344′

Trails Used Day 2 (in order of use)
Continue on Dutchman Trail
Whiskey Springs Trail.
Trail crosses LeBarge Creek (where we stocked up on water)
Red Tanks Trail.
Dutchman Trail.
Set up camp along Dutchman Trail.
Day 2 Total Mileage: 10 miles
Day 2 Total Elevation Gain: 1,325′

Trails Used Day 3 (in order of use)
Continue on Dutchman Trail
Bull Pass Trail
Black Top Mesa Trail, towards the top of Black Top Mesa
Explore the mesa and hunt for the Spanish Hieroglyphs or maybe some of the Lost Dutchman’s Gold, etc.
Back down Black Top Mesa Trail.
Unofficial Bull Pass Alternate Trail
Dutchman Trail.
Terrapin Trail.
Bluff Springs Trail.
Return to Peralta Trailhead parking lot.

Day 3 Total Mileage: 15 miles (plus a couple miles of meandering about on Blacktop Mesa)
Day 3 Total Elevation Gain: 2,933 feet
Trip Grand Total Mileage: 27 Miles
Trip Grand Total Elevation Gain: 4,662′

Notable Gear Used on this Trip:
Nemo Losi 3p Tent
Sara’s backack – ULA Ohm 2.0
Sintax77’s backpack – EMS Longtrail 70 and a Ribz Front Pack
Generic canister stove
Vargo 450ml titanium cups
Toaks 750ml titanium cook pot
Sea to Summit Alpha Light spoons (long version)
Plenty of various sized Platypus Bags for water storage.
Fozzils Bowlz for eating our chili and queso appetizer
Packit Gourmet dehydrated meals
Sara’s sleeping pad – Big Agnes Q-Core SL
Sintax77’s sleeping pads – Thermarest Z-Lite on top of a Klymit Inertia X-Frame
Hammock Gear Burrow top quilts
Montbell UL Down Parkas
Sawyer Squeeze water filter configured in a gravity setup

Highly recommended book for hikes in this area: ‘Hiker’s Guide to the Superstition Wilderness‘
 

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#45
Wild Animal Encounters Series, Part 2
Kullcraven Bushcraft & Survival


Published on Sep 23, 2016
THIS IS HOW I DEALT WITH THE ENCOUNTERS, THIS IS NOT A GUIDE TO TELL YOU HOW YOU SHOULD REACT. EVERY ANIMAL IS DIFFERENT. This is another video with two stories where i have had animal encounters. If you missed a vid, check out the play list here.
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Arctic Forest Winter Shelter Step 1 - Logs
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Published on Sep 24, 2016
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Backpacking Clothes - What I Wear & Pack
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Published on Sep 26, 2016
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

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Maroon Bells Pt 1 - Road Trip! Philly to Aspen in 29 Hours
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Published on Oct 13, 2016
It’s 4:30 PM on a weekday. Can Mike and I make it from Philly to Aspen, Colorado by tomorrow night for a hike the next morning? Hop in and join us for the drive. http://www.sintax77.com

For this multi-part adventure, we’ll be faced with two challenges.

Phase 1 (seen in this video, Pt 1): 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 the next 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).

Departure time: 4:30 PM, after work on 8/30/16.

Total Distance: 1,900 miles (one way)

Time allowance: (yes, without speeding): 32 hours, which would get us to the trail head before midnight the next day.

States traversed: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado

Vehicle: Honda Pilot equipped with queen size air mattress and Igloo Wheelie Cooler.
 

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Maroon Bells Pt 2 - The Hike! - Backpacking in Colorado
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Published on Oct 24, 2016
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′
 

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That Time I Hiked with a Broken Face - Backpacking the Great Gulf Wilderness
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Published on Nov 9, 2016
Join TJ and I for 3 days of Hiking in New Hampshire's Great Gulf Wilderness. Oh, and I also fall on my face. GPS Data at http://www.sintax77.com

For this adventure, we’ll be revisiting an attempt at a hike that I originally did as a solo backpacking trip a few years back. A rather aggressive loop, chalking up 30+ miles and over 15,000 feet gross elevation gain, the plan was to give it another go while giving TJ an ultimate sampler platter of the White Mountains. As fate would have it, things would corkscrew towards another outcome…

For an easier read, check out my complete trip report and blog post here: http://wp.me/p2ReUQ-i1

Trailhead Used: Imp Trailhead on Rt 16 – N44° 19.408′ W71° 13.016′

Full GPS track data and waypoints for various POI’s on this trip are available for download on Sintax77.com's Trip Data Page. http://www.sintax77.com/trip-data/

Trails Used, Day 1 (in order)
Road hike north on Rt 16 to Dolly Copp Campground
Daniel Webster Scout Trail
Appalachian Trail South
Sphinx Trail
Camp along Sphinx Trail, just before junction with Great Gulf Trail

Day 1 Mileage: 12.5 miles
Day 1 Gross Elevation Gain: 6,661′

Trails Used, Day 2 (in order)
Double back on Sphinx Trail
Appalachian Trail South
Trinity Heights Connector to Summit of Mt Washington
Have a Chili Dog at the Summit
Nelson Crag Trail
Appalachian Trail South
Great Gulf Trail
Camp near Gulf Trail along ridge

Day 2 Mileage: 9.2 miles
Day 2 Gross Elevation Gain: 3,658′

Trails Used, Day 3 (in order)
Great Gulf Trail
Short road hike back to car parked at Imp Trail Head

Day 3 Mileage: 3.9
Day 3 Gross Elevation Gain: 108′

Mileage Grand Total for Trip: 25.6
Gross Elevation Gain Grand Total for Trip: 10,319′

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How to get started in Bushcraft PART 1- What is Bushcraft? IMHO
Kullcraven Bushcraft & Survival


Published on Nov 22, 2016
Many people have asked me this question, so I thought i would do a series. This will be my opinions and how i went about it. Enjoy my thoughts on what is bushcraft. :)
 

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Where Should I go? - Solo Winter Backpacking Trip
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Published on Jan 8, 2017
The beginning stages of Planning for my Solo Winter Backpacking Trip. http://www.sintax77.com

For part one of this series, I'll be discussing my upcoming plans for a solo winter camping trip. I'm currently in the very first stages of planning this trip. In fact I haven't even decided on the actual location yet! Got any ideas?

I plan to do continued updates throughout the whole process of planning this winter hiking trip. All the way from location selection, specific route planning, getting there, doing the actual trip, and whatever else may come up in between, so check back for updates.

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