BEST light-weight expedition sleeping bag: Western Mountaineering Antelope Review

The bag is great in quite cold conditions. It’s Rated to 5 deg F. Aaron has taken it to -20deg F and been a little chilly but okay. He’s used in the Arctic in Greenland and in the Rockies just under a tarp. The tarp sleeping was a bit cold but he did …

The bag is great in quite cold conditions. It’s Rated to 5 deg F. Aaron has taken it to -20deg F and been a little chilly but okay. He’s used in the Arctic in Greenland and in the Rockies just under a tarp. The tarp sleeping was a bit cold but he did okay.

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Get the Sea to Summit Event Compression Dry Sack at Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2GvbYwR

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Add HUGE WARMTH to your sleeping bag: Western Mountaineering Hot Sac VBL Review

Extend the warmth range of your sleeping bag with this vapor barrier liner. It weighs about 5 oz and can be used as an emergency bivy sack if you’re caught out in the wilderness at night. Aaron used this liner in Antarctica when it was so cold that ev…

Extend the warmth range of your sleeping bag with this vapor barrier liner. It weighs about 5 oz and can be used as an emergency bivy sack if you’re caught out in the wilderness at night. Aaron used this liner in Antarctica when it was so cold that even his Western Mountaineering Bison -40 deg F sleeping bag wasn’t enough. It’s the final answer in keeping you warm in the most extreme conditions on Earth.

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BEST mid-weight expedition sleeping bag: Western Mountaineering Puma Review

Aaron has used this bag on Denali and in Yellowstone in the winter. He hasn’t been cold in this bag yet. It’s rated to -25 deg F. This is a real expedition bag with all the extra features, baffles, and neck tubes you would expect in a serious expediti…

Aaron has used this bag on Denali and in Yellowstone in the winter. He hasn’t been cold in this bag yet. It’s rated to -25 deg F. This is a real expedition bag with all the extra features, baffles, and neck tubes you would expect in a serious expedition bag.

Get the Western Mountaineering Puma bag on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/2GpPblW
Get the Sea to Summit Event Compression Dry Sack at Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2GvbYwR

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Review of Black Diamond Deploy 7 backcountry snow shovel

The medium Black Diamond Deploy 7 is a great shovel for back country snow travel. You can toss it in your backpack and have it if and when you need it. Whether you’re skiing, backpacking, or shoe showing, this is a much better choice than plastic shov…

The medium Black Diamond Deploy 7 is a great shovel for back country snow travel. You can toss it in your backpack and have it if and when you need it. Whether you’re skiing, backpacking, or shoe showing, this is a much better choice than plastic shovels. This is especially useful for avalanche preparedness. Aaron talks about the plus and minus of this medium, 0.7 gallon shovel for snow travel.
It weighs 700 grams according to the specs.

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Link to the Jansport Agave Backpack on Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/2HM2q3P

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Four Against the Arctic

Four Against the Arctic Four Against the Arctic is available from Amazon and is quite enlightening. You learn about an ivy league professor’s search for the story of four Russian sailors. These four men survived six years in the Arctic in 1743 after being marooned with only two days’ supplies. That they survived for more than … Continue reading “Four Against the Arctic”

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Four Against the Arctic

Four Against the Arctic is available from Amazon and is quite enlightening. You learn about an ivy league professor’s search for the story of four Russian sailors. These four men survived six years in the Arctic in 1743 after being marooned with only two days’ supplies. That they survived for more than a week was amazing in itself.

These men’s ship was presumably destroyed by ice, stranding them on an inhospitable piece of land deep in the Arctic. Virtually anyone should have died. Yet they not only survived the first winter but went on for six more. After that long, they were actually living rather than surviving. It was quite mind-blowing.

The actual story of the Pomori (Russian) sailors seems to have been somewhat lost to history. The only person who seemed to recover the history was Le Roy, an academic from the mid-18th century. From David Robert’s writing, Le Roy actually captured few details of the actual saga of these lost men.

Robert’s found the original reference in the book In the Land of White Death. The reference is what began his eighteen-month saga to reach Svalbard and search for remnants of the lost sailors’ hut.

This book was, somewhat, like reading an archeologist chasing through history in the Harvard library, trying to piece things together. Roberts made fun of Le Roy’s academic tone constantly. Yet, Robert’s crazy vocabulary and ivory tower writing style wasn’t been much better.

I listened to the book rather than reading it. This, I’m guessing, made slogging through the author’s bombastic vocabulary liveable. My vocabulary is pretty good but I learned quite a few words I have never heard. The nice thing about listening to the book is it was easy to tune out the rambling parts on philosophy and such.

Would I recommend this book? I have mixed feelings. I say yes because it’s such a fascinating experience to see what it takes to find out about a story that has little remaining of it. I’d recommend listening to the book or purchasing it used. It makes me want to go to Svalbard.

I’ve been to the Arctic once in Greenland an enjoyed it. I wonder what other crazy tales are out there?

Purchase the book from Amazon.com here.

Click here for a link to the overview of the story at Pressreader.com.


The funniest Amazon review is below. It reflected my thoughts exactly.

Thomas G. McCloud

December 20, 2003

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Four Against the Arctic

Four Against the Arctic Four Against the Arctic is available from Amazon and is quite enlightening. You learn about an ivy league professor’s search for the story of four Russian sailors. These four men survived six years in the Arctic in 1743 after being marooned with only two days’ supplies. That they survived for more than … Continue reading “Four Against the Arctic”

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Four Against the Arctic

Four Against the Arctic is available from Amazon and is quite enlightening. You learn about an ivy league professor’s search for the story of four Russian sailors. These four men survived six years in the Arctic in 1743 after being marooned with only two days’ supplies. That they survived for more than a week was amazing in itself.

These men’s ship was presumably destroyed by ice, stranding them on an inhospitable piece of land deep in the Arctic. Virtually anyone should have died. Yet they not only survived the first winter but went on for six more. After that long, they were actually living rather than surviving. It was quite mind-blowing.

The actual story of the Pomori (Russian) sailors seems to have been somewhat lost to history. The only person who seemed to recover the history was Le Roy, an academic from the mid-18th century. From David Robert’s writing, Le Roy actually captured few details of the actual saga of these lost men.

Robert’s found the original reference in the book In the Land of White Death. The reference is what began his eighteen-month saga to reach Svalbard and search for remnants of the lost sailors’ hut.

This book was, somewhat, like reading an archeologist chasing through history in the Harvard library, trying to piece things together. Roberts made fun of Le Roy’s academic tone constantly. Yet, Robert’s crazy vocabulary and ivory tower writing style wasn’t been much better.

I listened to the book rather than reading it. This, I’m guessing, made slogging through the author’s bombastic vocabulary liveable. My vocabulary is pretty good but I learned quite a few words I have never heard. The nice thing about listening to the book is it was easy to tune out the rambling parts on philosophy and such.

Would I recommend this book? I have mixed feelings. I say yes because it’s such a fascinating experience to see what it takes to find out about a story that has little remaining of it. I’d recommend listening to the book or purchasing it used. It makes me want to go to Svalbard.

I’ve been to the Arctic once in Greenland an enjoyed it. I wonder what other crazy tales are out there?

Purchase the book from Amazon.com here.

Click here for a link to the overview of the story at Pressreader.com.


The funniest Amazon review is below. It reflected my thoughts exactly.

Thomas G. McCloud

December 20, 2003

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