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Best sleeping bag liner – Review Sea to summit Thermolite

Extend your sleeping bag warmth with this liner. Aaron has used his for nearly 20 years and it really does work. It gives you 5 degrees extra warmth so you don’t have to own so many sleeping bags. It can ...

Best warm air mat for backpacking – Review Thermarest neoair xtreme

Aaron has used this air mattress on Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, and on multiple winter treks. It’s amazingly warm for its weight and compresses down to an incredibly small size. Aaron talks about how to ...

Best expedition stuff sacks – Sea to Summit nylon sacks

Aaron has used the Sea to Summit dry and silicone bags on multiple expeditions around the world to protect his gear and food. He talks about his experience with them and why you might consider using them ...

BEST Computer Audio Interface: Review of Scarlett 2i4

Is the DECEPTIVELY POWERFUL Scarlett 2i4 Audio Interface Worth the Money? The Scarlett 2i4 digital audio computer  interface is incredibly powerful and can future-proof your recording efforts. When Aaron ...

Best sleeping bag compression sack – Review Sea Summit eVent

Aaron has used the Sea to Summit Event compression dry sack on multiple expeditions around the world to protect his sleeping bags. He talks about his experience with them and why you might consider using ...

Best expedition down air mat – Review Exped Air mattress

If you want the ultimate expedition air mattress, the Exped DownMat is what you have to get. Aaron used this mat on his Antarctic and Arctic expeditions. Regular air mattresses “suck” the heat out of your ...

Best security camera system? Review Amazon Blink XT cameras

When you are considering security cameras for your come, there are a huge number of choices. In fact, there are so many that people overload and give up. Consider the Blink cameras from Amazon. They work ...

Best running shoes? Review Asics Kayano 25

What are the best running shoes? There are literally hundreds of options out there. Aaron has used these shoes for over a decade, putting many thousands of miles into multiple pairs. He talks about why he ...

Best tactical flashlight? Review Fenix PD35

What flashlight do you choose? There are 1000’s of options. Aaron has used the Fenix PD35TAC. It has multiple modes, so it can be a little complicated to use compared to a Surefire. Which flashlight should ...

ULTRALIGHT knife field sharpener: Review Smith’s Pocket Pal Knife Sharpener

Aaron has carried this sharpener into the field on multiple trips. It has the features of the larger Smith Sharpener but it also can sharpen serrated edges. This is a great feature for knives with classic ...

Best ultralight big blade knife – Review Spyderco Manix 2

Aaron has used the Spyderco Manix on several climbs and outdoor adventures. He talks about why he likes this knife as an ultralight but a very tough adventure knife. Spyderco is a quality maker and Aaron has ...

TIPS – Traveling with service animals in the airport

Do you need to travel and fly with a service animal? How do you manage their needs? It can be tough to fly especially when they need to answer the call of nature. Several airports now offer areas for them to ...