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Toughest duffel trekking bag – North Face Base Camp Duffel Large

What’s the best expedition duffle bag? When you put your bag on a plane or carry it up a mountain, will it survive? Aaron has used the North Face duffel bag for a few years, and it’s served him well. He ...

Best trekking white gas stove – Review MSR XGK EX Extreme Mountaineering

The MSR XGK mountaineering stove may be the ultimate adventure stove on Earth. It uses white gas. Aaron has used it in the Arctic, Antarctic, on Denali, in deep, snowy, cold, and high-altitude environments. ...

Best INVINCIBLE sleeping pad: Review Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol Ultralight Foam Review

What do you choose to sleep on when you’re trekking, backpacking, camping, hiking, or anything else? The Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol is one of Aaron’s favorite mats to use. It can’t be develop a hole and. ...

Secret Free Transportation at Chicago Midway

If you fly into Midway airport in Chicago, getting in and out of the city can be an expensive hassle. Taxis are expensive. Uber/Lift aren’t hugely cheaper and there’s always a line at the airport. Can you ...

Best snowshoes – Review of MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoe

These are possibly the best snowshoes ever made. They’re great on hills, in steep conditions, in deep snow, and even on rocky ground. Aaron has used them in all types of terrain, from Alaska to the Sierras, ...

Top 3 TIPS: How to Be Courageous

Aaron talks about how to make yourself more courageous. Some people run into a burning building to save others while others run away from the slightest risk. Do you have to be a huge hero to be courageous? ...

Best Portable hand truck dolly for travelers: Review Magnacart

What’s the best portable hand truck or dolly? Aaron has used the Magna Cart for a couple of years now and talks about his experience with it. It’s small, foldable, and can carry a lot of weight for what it. ...

Best little travel backpack: Review Jansport Agave Backpack

What backpack does Aaron use for traveling around the world as a motivational speaker? He picked up his Jansport Agave backpack a few years ago and has been using it ever since. It’s got some nice features ...

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 ...