An Introduction to Backpacking | Essential Gear

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I’m here to answer the questions that many have asked me – “What do need to go backpacking?”
There are many things to consider, but I hope to get started with the essentials, and hopefully in the future add more video on this topic.
1. Osprey Atmos 65 Backpack:
2. Osprey Aether 70:
3. Therma Rest Z-lite Pad:
4. Aqua Quest Tarp:
5. Jet Boil:
6. Katadyn Pocket Filter:
7. Black Diamond Store headlamp:

The ultimate backpacking gear mail call (III)

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Continuing the mail call series! Here’s what I was sent recently. Everything in this video was sent to me by the manufacturers.

Gear mentioned:
Anortrek hammock:
CNOC Vecto water bag:

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Backpacker Magazine Gear School: Fit A Backpack Right

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Finding out your torso length is half the battle. Backpacker’s Gear editor Kristin Hostetter explains all the strategies to you need to find a good-fitting backpack–from how to simulate a fully-loaded pack, to what to look for in hip belts and shoulder straps. Learn how to find your perfect pack at Gear School – straight from the pages of the March 2007 Gear Guide.

Get Barreled in Tahiti with C.J. Hobgood & Samsung Gear VR 360

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Hiking Gear for Multi-Day Trip | Everything Needed for Backpacking (Checklist included)

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My complete hiking gear essentials load out. Everything that I bring with me on trail for a multi-day or overnight hike. Checklist for gear is included. Great for beginners who need to know what to bring when they first start hiking/backpacking or seasoned veterans of hiking who like to compare gear.

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Gear for a 3 Day Backpacking Trip

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Packing up for a 3 day hike this weekend… Expecting a full day of thunderstorms on the first day, and sunny/clear days the next two. Temps will be as low as the mid 30’s (F) and up to 70+ F. My BPW will be between 7.9 – 9 lbs, with about 5 – 6 lbs of food & water, which will give me a total pack weight of around 15 lbs!

Read the write up on my blog here (complete with links to gear, as well as a very detailed gear list):

Gear Testing Overnighter – Traditional vs. Ultra Lightweight Backpacking?

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Rainy overnight backpacking adventure to test out some gear sent to me by companies.

I have not been paid for testing.

Each gear will have its own test/review video released in the coming weeks!


Gear used/tested in video:

Tent: NatureHike Opalus 3 (3 person 4 season tent);

Water Filter: Katadyn Hiker Pro;

Cook set: Optimus Terra HE:

Stove: Optimus Polaris Optifuel:

Outer Rainjacket: MontBell Dyna Action
Mid Layer: MontBell UL Therma Wrap

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My Backpacking Gear List

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A review of my current backpacking gear, by category.

-Gregory Rambler 60 (62 Liter)
-Stansport 10×12 Tarp
-ENO Double Nest Hammock
-ENO Slap Strap Pro
-ENO Bug Net
-Stansport 50 Degree Sleeping Bag
-Mountain Hardwear Ultralamina 32 Degree Sleeping Bag
-Timber Creek Pillow
-CamelBak Bladder 3Liter
-Stainless Steel Nalgene
-Nalgene Bottle
-Water Purification Tablets
-MSR Fuel Canister
-“No Limits” Cannister Stove
-Optimus Terra Weekender
-GSI Stainless Mug
-GSI Utensils
-Stanley Insulated Mug
-Fire Bag (Matches, Zippo, EZ Fire Starter, etc)
-Bug Spray
-First Aid Kid (Gauze, cough drops, band-aids, ACE Bandage, Ice Pack, Snake Bite Kit, Ibuprofen, Pain reliever, anti-diarrhea, toilet paper, alcohol pads, etc.
-Clothes Bag
-Columbia Glennaker Rain Jacket
-Outdoor Research Hat
-Vibram Five Fingers
-Chaco Z/2 Unaweep
-Merrell Trail Glove
-CRKT M21-04G
-Wenger EvoGrip S18
-Trail Map (depending on area) and Compass
-Petzl Tikka Plus 2 Headlamp
-550 Cord Bag
-Microfiber Towel
-Anything else I left off..

Awesome Gear for Camping, Backpacking and Hiking #20

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Nemo Moki 3 Person Tent
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Drawstring Stuff Sacks
Sea to Summit Clear Stopper Dry Bag
Osprey Men’s Levity 60 Pack
Salewa Fanes Hooded TirolWool® Celliant® Insulated Jacket

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How I fit all my backpacking / wild camping gear into my osprey exos 48 backpack

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Backpack Osprey Exos 48 UK
Naturehike Cloud peak Tent UK
Montane Prism Gloves UK
Thermarest NeoAir Xlite UK
Alpkit Skyehigh 700
Steripen Water purifier can be seen in this video

Cloud Peak tent shown in this video

How I fit all my wild camping gear in my osprey exos 48 backpack

Updated 2 Night Backpacking Gear Loadout

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We’ll be heading out on a 2 night backpacking trip on a 15 mile loop considered to be strenuous.

This is the current gear loadout, and is what I consider to be lighter weight at around 35-40 lbs.

Everyone’s physical capabilities are unique and can handle different weight. This is what I can handle and enjoy my time with the creature comforts.


Some gear Mentioned in this video;

-Stove set:

-Sleeping Bag (Mountain Hardwear Ratio 15 degree bag):

-Tent (TBD)

-Sleeping Pad (Thermarest):

-Sea to Summit E-Vent Compression dry sack:

-Sleeping Pad (Sea to Summit Insulated):

-Camp Knife (Esee 6):


-Pocket Bellow:

-Gloves (Mechanix Mpact):

-Bear Spray:

-Backpack (Gregory 100Liter backpack):

-Mini stove :

-Water filtration:

-Bear bag:

-Pocket Knife:



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Extreme VR Roller Coaster: Virtual Reality 3D Video for Samsung Gear VR Box

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Extreme VR Roller Coaster: this side by side 3D video of an underwater virtual reality rollercoaster can be viewed with a stereoscopic vision device headset like Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard, VR Box for a side by side (SBS) extreme virtual reality vision.
Ride the vr roller coaster running near Zeppelin airships and hot hair balloons.
This is the most extreme, biggest, most intricate underwater roller coaster 3d vr box video that I have published on this YouTube channel.

Other OniricFlow VR 3D videos in SBS format (side by side):

Virtual Reality Fastest Underwater Roller Coaster:

VR Underwater Roller Coaster:

Vaude Brenta 40L Backpack Gear Review

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The Vaude Brenta 40 liter pack is a great pack for 1-2 day overnight trips. I have used this as a daypack too but for most day hikes its just too big. The pack has many built in features like a zipper that let’s you access the main compartment. Built in rain cover that stows away in its own pocket and great designs from the F.L.A.S.H should strap system to the Aerolex Easy Adjust Suspension System. The only cons i would say are the hip belt pockets. They are just too small. All in all though…Comfortable pack for 1-2 night trips. I could stretch it to 3-4 night with the right gear.