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Backpacking Tips: Hanging A Food Bag PCT Style
 
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You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg This video describes the PCT method of hanging a food or "bear" bag.
Views: 80593 Backcountry Banter
The Ultimate Ultralight Kitchen
 
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A 4.0 oz compact kitchen for all of your lightweight backcountry needs! Find the components here: -BRS Ultralight Titanium Stove: http://amzn.to/2ksMOGO -Evernew UL Titanium Mug Pot (500ml): http://amzn.to/2ksM2JR -Bic Mini Lighter: http://amzn.to/2jeAZPc My review of the BRS UL Ti Stove: https://youtu.be/5qukSIeTgdo You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg Background music: ICU by Sleepdebt - http://sleepdebt.net http://backcountrybanter.com/2017/01/26/ultimate-ultralight-kitchen-4-oz/ Subscribe and follow me on social media for more updates like this. Or, support me on Patreon and get access to even more content! Website: www.BackcountryBanter.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JoeBrewer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backcountrybanter/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackBanter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backcountrybanter/
Views: 116876 Backcountry Banter
How Much Does It Cost To Thru Hike? - Ask A Thru Hiker
 
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You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg In this new series, I will answer some of the most common questions I receive from prospective thru hikers and backpackers. This week I'll answer one that I receive nearly weekly: How much does it cost to thru hike? You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg Subscribe and follow me on social media for more updates like this. Or, support me on Patreon and get access to even more content! Website: www.BackcountryBanter.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JoeBrewer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backcountrybanter/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackBanter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backcountrybanter/
Views: 36278 Backcountry Banter
Why You Should Switch To A Backpacking Quilt - Ask A Thru Hiker
 
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I am asked quite frequently about backpacking quilts and whether they are viable in the backcountry. This video will help to highlight some of the benefits of quilts while addressing some common apprehensions many people have as well. You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg Subscribe and follow me on social media for more updates like this. Or, support me on Patreon and get access to even more content! Website: http://www.BackcountryBanter.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JoeBrewer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backcountrybanter Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackBanter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backcountrybanter/
Views: 131970 Backcountry Banter
How To Clean A Sawyer Squeeze - Maximize & Restore Your Flow Rate!
 
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Is your Sawyer Squeeze giving you flow rate issues? Has your once river of filtered water become a trickle? Fear not! Using the simple methods outlined in this video you can restore the flow rate of your Squeeze and learn how to store it in a way to prevent future flow rate drops. Footage shot by myself and: @asitmehappens More backflushing tips and info on my website post here: http://backcountrybanter.com/maximize-your-flow-rate-how-to-clean-and-restore-a-sawyer-squeeze/ Shop my store for gear recommendations and ideas: https://www.amazon.com/shop/backbanter Subscribe and follow me on social media for more updates like this. Or, support me on Patreon and get access to even more content! Website: http://www.BackcountryBanter.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JoeBrewer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backcountrybanter Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackBanter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backcountrybanter/
Views: 7456 Backcountry Banter
AT Tips: Money On The Appalachian Trail
 
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You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg In this video I discuss one of the most commonly asked set of questions about the AT: What type of money should I take and how much do I need? Keep in mind that my advice is only based off of my experience and the choices that I made, yours may be different.
Views: 66845 Backcountry Banter
Gear Review: The Lightest Canister Stove In The World - BRS Titanium Stove
 
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Can a $16 stove actually be worth your time and money? This stove is one of the lightest available, and despite its minuscule form, it just might be worthy of your precious pack space. Check it out here: http://amzn.to/1l4AJD2 Or for more details, head to my website here: http://backcountrybanter.com/2016/01/14/gear-review-the-lightest-canister-stove-in-the-world-brs-titanium-stove/ You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg Subscribe and follow me on social media for more updates like this. Or, support me on Patreon and get access to even more content! Website: www.BackcountryBanter.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JoeBrewer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backcountrybanter/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackBanter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backcountrybanter/
Views: 18746 Backcountry Banter
How To Layer Your Backpacking Rain Gear (Like A Thru Hiker)
 
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In my last "Like A Thru Hiker" video, I showed you how to layer your clothing on trail. Today, I'll be showing you how to layer your rain gear on trail. More info on my website including specific gear links: http://backcountrybanter.com/2016/02/11/how-to-layer-rain-gear-like-a-thru-hiker/ You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg Subscribe and follow me on social media for more updates like this. Or, support me on Patreon and get access to even more content! Website: www.BackcountryBanter.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JoeBrewer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backcountrybanter/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackBanter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backcountrybanter/
Views: 59429 Backcountry Banter
Ultralight Tips: Backflushing A Sawyer Filter (The Light Way)
 
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No need to carry around that heavy syringe to backflush your Sawyer filter! Learn a lightweight and super easy way to backflush both the older model Sawyer Squeeze filters and the newer Sawyer Minis. You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg More tips and reviews: http://BackcountryBanter.com
Views: 23562 Backcountry Banter
Ultralight Tips: Rain Kilts Vs. Rain Pants
 
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You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg Sometimes less is more. Rain kilts are a great, lightweight way to keep your shorts dry but legs cool.
Views: 38369 Backcountry Banter
Make Two Ultralight Polycryo Ground Sheets For $10 - Ultralight / Ultracheap
 
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Here's a link to the kit: https://amzn.to/2tpVCPH Polycryo makes for a great ground sheet. Mine survived the CDT with me and is still my go to ground sheet. You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg Subscribe and follow me on social media for more updates like this. Or, support me on Patreon and get access to even more content! Website: www.BackcountryBanter.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JoeBrewer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backcountrybanter/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackBanter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backcountrybanter/ Music in this video is by Strange Music. Check out their music here: https://soundcloud.com/strange-music
Views: 8343 Backcountry Banter
Gear Review: Costco's $30 Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles
 
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For those without a Costco membership, these poles are also available on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/2CT9Tsj Black Diamond Flex Tips: http://amzn.to/2CRuiOq Leki Flextips: http://amzn.to/2Co76q5 Shop my store for gear recommendations and ideas: https://www.amazon.com/shop/backbanter Subscribe and follow me on social media for more updates like this. Or, support me on Patreon and get access to even more content! Website: http://www.BackcountryBanter.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JoeBrewer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backcountrybanter Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackBanter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backcountrybanter/ The music in this video is by Thomas Dalzell, Check out his awesome music here: https://soundcloud.com/tom-dalzell
Views: 20407 Backcountry Banter
The $20 1lb. Summer Quilt - A Gear Review/DIY Tutorial
 
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You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg Subscribe and follow me on social media for more updates like this. Or, support me on Patreon and get access to even more content! Website: http://www.BackcountryBanter.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JoeBrewer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backcountrybanter Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackBanter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backcountrybanter/ MATERIALS: Quilt: Available in-store at Costco only. Grosgrain Ribbon: http://amzn.to/2cxQBQ8 Cord Locks: http://amzn.to/2bKup3W Cordage: http://amzn.to/2cmZDvg MORE INFO ON MY WEBSITE: http://backcountrybanter.com/2016/09/03/20-1lb-ultralight-summer-quilt-gear-reviewdiy-tutorial/
Views: 54801 Backcountry Banter
How To Pitch A Backpacking Tarp
 
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"How do I pitch an ultralight tarp?" is probably one of the most frequent questions I am asked. Hopefully this quick tutorial will help to answer it. Vargo Tent Stakes: https://amzn.to/2MnFR4i You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg Subscribe and follow me on social media for more updates like this. Or, support me on Patreon and get access to even more content! Website: www.BackcountryBanter.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JoeBrewer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backcountrybanter/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackBanter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backcountrybanter/ Music in this video is from Lakey Inspired check out his music here: https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired
Views: 10477 Backcountry Banter
UGQ Outdoor Bandit Top Quilt - Initial Review
 
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Why you should be using a backpacking quilt video: https://youtu.be/P6hX0FmI8vU UGQ's website: https://ugqoutdoor.com Shop my store for gear recommendations and ideas: https://www.amazon.com/shop/backbanter Subscribe and follow me on social media for more updates like this. Or, support me on Patreon and get access to even more content! Website: http://www.BackcountryBanter.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JoeBrewer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backcountrybanter Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackBanter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backcountrybanter/
Views: 17027 Backcountry Banter
PCT Thru Hike 7: Mojave (Mile 558) To Walker Pass (Mile 652)
 
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My PCT trek from the town of Mojave to Walker Pass. It was hot...
Views: 10117 Backcountry Banter
Gear Review: Tenkara USA Sato Fly Rod
 
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Tenkara USA: http://www.tenkarausa.com Sato Rod @ Amazon: http://amzn.to/1JgTM96 My Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/JoeBrewer Find more info on my website: http://backcountrybanter.com/2016/01/21/tenkara-usa-sato-fly-rod-review/ You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg
Views: 17994 Backcountry Banter
The Four Day Resupply - Putting Together 4 Days Of Food For Backpacking
 
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Figuring out what food to pack for your next backpacking trip is never an easy task. Finding that right combination of lightweight yet calorie dense food is tough, and keeping it healthy presents even more of a challenge. Well, fret no longer... Here's a simple way to put together a resupply for 4 days of backpacking. You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg Subscribe and follow me on social media for more updates like this. Or, support me on Patreon and get access to even more content! Website: www.BackcountryBanter.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JoeBrewer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backcountrybanter/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackBanter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backcountrybanter/ Music in this video is from: https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired
Views: 45248 Backcountry Banter
PCT Thru Hike 16: Mt Shasta (Mile 1507) To Ashland (Mile 1727)
 
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Cross the border from California to Oregon with me as I hike the PCT.
Views: 8621 Backcountry Banter
Gear Review: Snow Peak Trek 700 Titanium Pot
 
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You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg The pot and lid come in at 4.4 oz.
Views: 26309 Backcountry Banter
My Favorite Gear From The CDT
 
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This is my favorite gear from my 2015 thru hike of the Continental Divide Trail. Keep in mind, some of this gear has lasted for three thru hikes! That's a pretty impressive resume for any piece of gear. Check out my website for more info on the gear: http://backcountrybanter.com/2015/12/10/my-favorite-gear-from-the-cdt/ You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg Subscribe and follow me on social media for more updates like this. Or, support me on Patreon and get access to even more content! Website: www.BackcountryBanter.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JoeBrewer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backcountrybanter/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackBanter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backcountrybanter/
Views: 63347 Backcountry Banter
Hammock Tip: Instant Ridgeline Organizer
 
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You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg Here is an easy way to gain some storage on your ridgeline without adding any additional weight to your system.
Views: 15026 Backcountry Banter
CDT Thru Hike: My Ultralight Gear List
 
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For spreadsheets and a more detailed breakdown, including individual weights, categories, and more, visit my website here: http://backcountrybanter.com/2015/04/16/cdt-thru-hike-my-ultralight-gear-list/ You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg
Views: 48964 Backcountry Banter
How To Layer Your Backpacking Clothing (Like A Thru Hiker)
 
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Learn how to choose what clothing to take on your backpacking trips, and how to layer it. You'll find more info and a list of some of the items I mentioned on my website: http://backcountrybanter.com/how-to-layer-your-backpacking-clothing-like-a-thru-hiker/ You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg
Views: 170335 Backcountry Banter
CDT Thru Hike 1: Mexican Border To Lordsburg, NM
 
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Join me as I thru hike the Continental Divide Trail, starting on the Mexican/New Mexican border. You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg
Views: 46772 Backcountry Banter
DIY Gear Tips: Making Your Own Silnylon Seam Sealer
 
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You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg You can easily make your own silicon seam sealer (similar to SilNet) to seal your silnylon tarps and projects. For less money (per ounce) you can make a great seam sealer that applies smoother and easier than commercially available products.
Views: 37387 Backcountry Banter
An Introduction To: Tenkara
 
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This video is just a simple outline of the Tenkara method of fishing, for those unfamiliar. I've recently gotten into Tenkara fishing and figured I'd share my discovery with you! It's a great and lightweight way to get into backpack fishing or even just fishing! The gear I use is as follows: -Tenkara USA Sato pole: http://www.tenkarausa.com/shop/product_info.php/products_id/167?osCsid=81023521fd940ad1ad5a40c1df479edb -Tenkara USA Level Line (Orange 3.5#): http://www.tenkarausa.com/shop/product_info.php/products_id/158 -Tenkara USA 5X Tippet Line: http://www.tenkarausa.com/shop/product_info.php/products_id/56 -And assorted flies I've collected over the years If you'd like a great starter package featuring everything I've just listed, plus more, check this out: http://www.tenkarausa.com/shop/product_info.php/products_id/192 You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg Subscribe and follow me on social media for more updates like this. Or, support me on Patreon and get access to even more content! Website: www.BackcountryBanter.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JoeBrewer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backcountrybanter/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackBanter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backcountrybanter/
Views: 31834 Backcountry Banter
How To Make A Rainskirt (Step By Step) - DIY Gear Tips
 
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Learn how to make your very own rain skirt (or rain kilt). You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg Subscribe and follow me on social media for more updates like this. Or, support me on Patreon and get access to even more content! Website: http://www.BackcountryBanter.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JoeBrewer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backcountrybanter Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackBanter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backcountrybanter/ Silnylon – https://ripstopbytheroll.com/products/1-1-oz-silnylon Velcro – http://amzn.to/267GkLD Shock Cord - https://ripstopbytheroll.com/collections/cordage/products/1-16-shock-cord Cord locks – http://amzn.to/1XZrohO Thread – https://ripstopbytheroll.com/products/gutermann-mara-70 Soft Tape Measure – http://amzn.to/1tu9RAW Optional: Grosgrain ribbon – http://amzn.to/267I7QO Music: Actually, Like by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
Views: 18568 Backcountry Banter
AT Thru Hike: 1 Springer Mtn.
 
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You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg
Views: 11735 Backcountry Banter
DIY Gear: Hammock Tarp
 
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You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg This is my DIY hammock tarp. It is made from silnylon with tech line guy lines. Tarp: 15.6 oz in stuff sack Materials for this build were purchased from: diygearsupply.com which I would recommend for any DIY project you have. Their prices were the best and the shipping was fast.
Views: 35006 Backcountry Banter
Klymit Static V Ultralight Insulated Pad - Gear Review
 
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Check the pad out here: http://dro.ps/jb-klymit You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg Subscribe and follow me on social media for more updates like this. Or, support me on Patreon and get access to even more content! Website: http://www.BackcountryBanter.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JoeBrewer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backcountrybanter Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackBanter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backcountrybanter/
Views: 14102 Backcountry Banter
How To Make A Synthetic Top Quilt - DIY / MYOG
 
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Find a full list of materials and download the sketchup file here: how-to-build-a-synthetic-top-quilt-diy-myog 6 total yards of Membrane 10 taffeta nylon (3 yards per quilt side) - http://bit.ly/2rL1mma 2-3 yards of Climashield Apex 5.0 synthetic insulation (buy 3 to account for potential mistakes or if you need to make a longer quilt) - http://bit.ly/2rNuWIn Gutermann Mara 70 thread - http://bit.ly/2k6mDmO 3 yards 1/16" shock cord - http://bit.ly/2k3Sl49 2 micro cord locks - http://bit.ly/2ItEmiT 5/8" grosgrain ribbon - https://amzn.to/2IN7Mf6 KAM snaps & tool - https://amzn.to/2Lajgrh 20" separating zipper size #5 - https://amzn.to/2rPM9QH Shop my store for gear recommendations and ideas: https://www.amazon.com/shop/backbanter Subscribe and follow me on social media for more updates like this. Or, support me on Patreon and get access to even more content! Website: http://www.BackcountryBanter.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JoeBrewer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backcountrybanter Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackBanter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backcountrybanter/ The music in this video is by NQW. Check out their awesome music here: https://soundcloud.com/nqw
Views: 6667 Backcountry Banter
Backpacking Tips: Clothing System
 
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You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg Here I outline the basics of a clothing system for backpacking. I will cover shoes and hats in a different video. I should note that this video does not cover deep winter backpacking and is more intended for 3 season trips.
Views: 19385 Backcountry Banter
DIY Gear: Snakeskins
 
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You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg My DIY tarp snakeskins made from nanoseeum netting. Two lengths of 6ft*9in netting were sewn end to end and then formed into a barrel shape. Tarp & Snakeskins: 16oz
Views: 12467 Backcountry Banter
Backpacking Tips: Water Storage
 
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You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg A rundown of some different options for water storage in the backcountry. For those of you concerned about BPA: Smart Water bottles should not contain BPA. They are a type 01 plastic whereas type 07 plastics are the ones known to contain BPA.
Views: 91450 Backcountry Banter
Backpacking Tips: Cleaning Your Pot
 
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You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg Here is a quick and easy way to clean your dirty cooking pot while in the backcountry. Remember to keep your food scraps far away from streams and your camp!
Views: 37924 Backcountry Banter
DIY Gear: Silnylon Ground Tarp
 
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You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg My latest DIY project is a tarp for use on the PCT. Dimensions: Length: 9'6", Width(Head): 8', Width (Foot): 6', Height (Head): ~42", Height (Foot) ~30" Weight: 9.5 oz in stuff sack All 6 sides feature shallow catenary cuts to help the tarp pitch tighter.
Views: 24762 Backcountry Banter
DIY Gear: Hammock & Bugnet
 
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You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg This is an overview of some of my DIY (Do It Yourself) homemade gear. In this video I focus on my DIY hammock and it's bugnet. Hammock: 15.1 oz, Ripstop Nylon, Amsteel 7/64th Whoopie Slings, Tree Straps, Soft Shackles Bugnet: 2.3 oz, Tulle Fabric For more hammock camping resources, my favorite site is: http://www.hammockforums.net/
Views: 45547 Backcountry Banter
Backpacking Tips: Keeping Your Gear Dry
 
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You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg A simple trick to ensure your backpack stays dry in the rain.
Views: 21030 Backcountry Banter
CDT Thru Hike: Snow Gear And Hiking Update
 
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Late snow in Colorado this spring and high avalanche danger is throwing a wrench in the plans of 2015 CDT hikers. Check out the gear I've just picked up for the snowy hike and my new plan to deal with current conditions. You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg
Views: 9671 Backcountry Banter
Essential Gear: Kahtoola Microspikes  (An In Depth Gear Review)
 
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There are a plethora of traction devices on the market. What makes Kahtoola Microspikes the best? Find out in this video. Purchase Kahtoola Microspikes via this link to help support this channel for free: https://amzn.to/2GifTzP There's a lot of gear out there. And making an informed decision can be hard. In a world of buzzwords, untested gear reviews, and gear of the year awards that reward flashy new ideas over trail tested design, it's easy to get lost in the hype. This series aims to show you the best of the best. Gear that has proven itself to us, year after year, mile after mile. This gear earns its place in your pack. It represents a pinnacle of both form and function. This is Essential Gear. Shop my store for gear recommendations and ideas: https://www.amazon.com/shop/backbanter Subscribe and follow me on social media for more updates like this. Or, support me on Patreon and get access to even more content! Website: http://www.BackcountryBanter.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JoeBrewer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backcountrybanter Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackBanter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backcountrybanter/ The music in this video is by Lakey Inspired. Check out his awesome music here: https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired
Views: 3030 Backcountry Banter
How To Make A Stuff Sack (Step By Step) - DIY Gear Tips
 
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To kick off my new round of DIY tutorial videos, I'm starting with one of the simpler projects. Creating a stuff sack is a great way to get into DIY/MYOG projects and will help prepare you for some of the harder projects you'll undoubtedly encounter later. You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg Subscribe and follow me on social media for more updates like this. Or, support me on Patreon and get access to even more content! Website: http://www.BackcountryBanter.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JoeBrewer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backcountrybanter Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackBanter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backcountrybanter/ The cord locks I use can be found here: http://amzn.to/1VUE5Zq And here is a similar reflective cord to mine: http://amzn.to/1VUE7k8 Check out ripstopbytheroll.com for all of your fabric needs.
Views: 38175 Backcountry Banter
Gear Review: La Sportiva Wildcat Shoes
 
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Having thru-hiked two long trails in these shoes, I feel it's finally time to give them a fair review. Here they are on amazon: http://amzn.to/1upS77l http://backcountrybanter.com/2014/11/12/gear-review-la-sportiva-wildcat-shoes/ You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg
Views: 9492 Backcountry Banter
PCT Thru Hike 14: Half-way Gear Update
 
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You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg Here's a little run down of how my gear has been holding up so far.
Views: 43497 Backcountry Banter
Ultralight Tips: My Sub 1 Ounce Med Kit
 
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After multiple thru-hikes, I've refined my backpacking med kit into a sub 1 ounce compact kit. Though this med kit is suited to my needs, it may not be ideal for others. My advice is to start with a more fully equipped kit and pare it down over time as you figure out what you don't need. You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg
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Ultralight Tips: Introduction/Minimizing Pack Size
 
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You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg Choosing a smaller pack size can help you to eliminate unnecessary gear.
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Backpacking The Wind River High Route (Episode 1) - Total Eclipse Of The Start
 
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Here's a link to my quick-guide to hiking the WRHR: http://backcountrybanter.com/backpacking-the-wind-river-high-route-a-quick-guide/ Follow four of us along one of the most beautiful high routes in the world... The Wind River High Route. Now featuring more totality than ever! You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg Subscribe and follow me on social media for more updates like this. Or, support me on Patreon and get access to even more content! Website: www.BackcountryBanter.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JoeBrewer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backcountrybanter/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackBanter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backcountrybanter/ Music in this video is from Lakey Inspired check out his music here: https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired
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AT Thru Hike: 3 Tray Mountain
 
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Walk and talk coming down Tray Mountain.
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DIY Gear Tips: Making A Silnylon Tarp (Step By Step)
 
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You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg A step by step description of my recent silnylon tarp build.
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DIY Gear Tips: Seam Sealing A Tarp
 
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You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lwrUUg This video covers the steps involved in seam sealing a silnylon tarp. To make your own silnylon sealant, check out my video on the topic.
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