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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, ...

Review of Black Diamond Deploy 3 backcountry snow shovel

The small Black Diamond Deploy 3 is a solid little shovel for back country snow travel. You can toss it in your backpack, not really notice it, but have it if and when you need it. Whether you’re skiing, ...

How to be profitable for 45 years straight

  Is it possible to be profitable for 45 years straight? Is it possible never to have a single layoff in those 45 years? Yes it is. There is one surprising company that’s achieved this goal. Southwest ...

What’s the BEST Glacier Ice Axe? Black Diamond Raven Pro Review

Aaron’s favorite glacier ice axe is the Black Diamond Raven Pro. It’s incredibly light and versatile. The head is made out of stainless so it never rusts and it blows most other axes away in terms of ...

What’s the BEST Hybrid Ice Axe: Black Diamond Venom Review

Aaron’s favorite hybrid ice axe is the Black Diamond Venom. It’s a lot of glacier with the ability to climb fairly steep slopes without smashing your hands. Aaron talks about what it’s like, how it works, ...

What’s the Heart of the Monster site in Idaho? The Nez Perce Legend

Roadside travel in Idaho can yield some fascinating locations. The Heart of the Monster sounds scary but in fact, is a fascinating and worthwhile stop while you’re driving toward or away from Lewiston, ID. ...

More Things I Would NEVER TAKE BACKPACKING!

What other items should you NOT bring on a backpacking trip? Aaron has backpacked his whole life, so he has experience with what works and what doesn’t. He’s the author of Adventure Expedition One, the guide ...

Things I Would NEVER TAKE BACKPACKING!

What should you bring on a backpacking trip? More importantly, what SHOULDN’T you bring on a backpacking trip? Aaron has backpacked his whole life, so he has experience with what works and what doesn’t. He’s ...

How do you go SOLO into the WILDERNESS

Going solo in the wilderness can be a dangerous proposition. How do you prepare and plan for it? Aaron provides a quick introduction into what it takes to travel safely into the wilderness by yourself. There ...

What is EXOTIC PERU like to travel in?

Get the Lonely Planet Peru guide at Amazon.com here: https://amzn.to/2EeUPaS Peru is an incredible country to travel to. The food, culture, and ancient structures are hard to beat in the New World. The ...

How to SURVIVE in YELLOWSTONE in the WINTER

Get Antarctic Tears that talks about skiing Yellowstone in the winter: https://amzn.to/2Ef66rD Aaron has skied across and through Yellowstone in -45 degree temperatures for several years. He knows what it’s ...

How to MANAGE FAILURE: Is it the end of the road?

Read about how Aaron managed fear on Denali at Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/2EeUd54 Is failure the end of the road for you? How do you manage failure? It seems that when something goes wrong, everything goes ...