Adventure Life with Aaron Linsdau

Adventure Life with Aaron Linsdau

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Aaron talks about the ultimate cold-weather mittens. They’re great for Antarctica, the Arctic, Greenland, Denali, Everest, Canada, Russia, or wherever you find yourself in cold locations. They’re great for camping, climbing, hiking, adventuring, trekking, mountaineering, skiing, or just about anything else where you need to keep your hands warm and avoid frostbite. Get items from this video at Amazon: Outdoor Research Men’s Alti... Read more

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Sleeping on an air mattress is more comfortable than a thin foam pad while backpacking and camping. Which air mattress do you choose? Aaron talks about his experience with the Neoair air mat. He shows how to maintain, inflate, and fix the mattress. He also shows his fast-inflation technique. He can inflate his air mat in one minute. You will be able too after watching this video. Get items in this video at Amazon: Therm-a-Rest N... Read more

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Aaron shows you how to dry damp clothes while camping in cold conditions. He shows you the best way to dry clothes when you’re on the move. If you don’t have sunny days and hours to dry your clothes, you’re in trouble. If your clothes are sweaty and damp in the evening, with non way to dry them, use Aaron’s technique and you’ll have dry clothes in the morning. Dry clothes quickly without a dryer. Get items in this video at Amazo... Read more

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Aaron has traveled all over the world on 6 continents (missing Australia!) and uses only a small pack. He typically only travels with 2 pairs of underwear. How is this possible? Isn’t that gross? Nope…he has freshly washed undergarments every day. Aaron shows his washing, maintenance, and drying techniques in this video. Get items in this video at Amazon: Icebreaker Men’s Boxers: https://amzn.to/2qtpQmM Icebreaker Women’s Underw... Read more

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Aaron shows you how to sets up his tarp tent. He’s used this little tarp in snowstorms, rain storms, hail storms, lightning, in the Sierras, Rocky Mountains, the desert, and most anywhere else you can backpack. He shares his techniques for limiting weight and making the structure resist rain. He also shows how you DO NOT NEED guy line tensioners. Get items featured in this video on Amazon: Trail Life by Ray Jardine: https://amzn... Read more

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Aaron shows one of the most important features of comfort on a backpack – the hip or waist belt. If this doesn’t fit you properly, you’ll be miserable. Getting the right setup is everything for backpacking. Aaron talks about what matters and what doesn’t. He also dispels the myths about other fit items like shoulder and sternum straps. Get these backpacks on Amazon: Arcteryx Backpacks: https://amzn.to/2PJS2wm Gregory Backpacks: ... Read more

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Aaron takes you to Jackson Hole for the opening of the Teton Photography Club photo gallery at the Teton County Library. Aaron features the images and several photographers of the club. The club is the largest and oldest photo club in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Visit the Teton Photography Club: https://www.tetonphotographyclub.org Get the camera equipment mentioned in this video: Sigma 150-600mm lens for Canon: https://amzn.to/2PN6t... Read more

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Aaron compares the Sony ICD-UX560 audio performance vs a Canon G20, Zoom H5, iPhone, and using a lavaliere in a bunch of combinations. The Sony ICD-UX560 mini-recorder is quite resistant to audible plosives from breath and wind. It’s not completely invincible to outdoor breeze but it does well. The Zoom H5 picks up every plosive. It’s more sensitive but it’s a different class of recorder. Aaron tests in a regular office/room (wi... Read more

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Aaron uses the Meshforce Whole Home Mesh WiFi in his home. He talks about how to set it up and why he likes it as an option versus so many other wireless mesh routers. He talks about it compared to his single-point Linksys RE9000 Wifi router. Get the Meshforce Mesh WiFi here: https://amzn.to/2BLNn4Q Get the Linksys RE9000 here: https://amzn.to/2X4KpSt Check out my video on the Linksys RE9000: https://youtu.be/_xHgU69qQH4

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Aaron shares his process of how he learned the survival skills he’s employed on his expeditions. Survival is a messy business. It’s not attractive and the goal is simply to come home in one piece. Aaron talks about the mess of the experience and how you can start learning survival skills. Get these on Amazon (affiliate links) Adventure Expedition One: https://amzn.to/2tIASTG How to Stay Alive in the Woods: https://amzn.to/2NqLJv... Read more

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Ever thought about being on an expedition. Want to find out great ways to join an expedition. Aaron shares four different techniques of how to start or join an expedition so you can have an adventure all your own. Get Adventure Expedition One on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2tIASTG Explorers Club: https://www.explorers.org/ AAC link: https://americanalpineclub.org/ NOLS WIFR: https://www.nols.edu/en/coursefinder/courses/wilderness-fi... Read more

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  If you own a down sleeping bag, chances you’ve lost some down out of it. It’s frustrating because that down is expensive and you want ever feather inside for the maximum warmth. Aaron shows you the secret trick of how to pull the down back into your sleeping bag. Get the Antelope MF bag on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/2GxLfQf

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Aaron reviews the Kahtoola Microspikes in this video. He talks about fitting, usage, when to and how to use them, and what advantages they give you. Aaron has used the Microspikes shown in this video for years and you can see how well they’ve worn. Get Microspikes on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Myfr25 Watch Aaron’s crampon sharpening video: https://youtu.be/qvNvo7kdle8

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Choosing between Microspikes and crampons can be a difficult choice. There are many factors to consider. Aaron talks about the value of each, where they’re both best to use, and how you can more easily decide between the two. Crampons are for more hard-core mountaineering and Microspikes not as much, but you’ll be amazed to hear where he’s seen them used. Get Microspikes on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Myfr25 Get Grivel G12 crampons... Read more

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Aaron talks about the 12 different considerations he looks at when choosing a sleeping bag. There are many on the market and choosing between each can be difficult. Aaron breaks down the criteria for you and makes it easy to choose the right bag for your next adventure.

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Aaron compares the Western Mountaineering Megalite, Antelope, Puma, and Bison bags. He also talks about the down booties and vapor barrier liner VBL hotsack. He compares the different features, why you would want to choose one over the other, and what his experience has been using these bags around the world. 5:11 Extended warmth tricks 10:15 Baffle systems 13:19 Step comparison 14:37 Temperature regulation    

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Aaron shares 20 tips plus a bonus and 2 DO NOT DO to increase the warmth of your sleeping bag. Aaron has camped all around the planet – Antarctica, Denali, Greenland, Patagonia, etc. Learn his tricks and techniques for getting more out of his sleeping bags.

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Aaron shares his comparisons between the Western Mountaineering Puma and Bison bags. These expedition sleeping bags are meant for the toughest conditions around the world. Which bag should you choose? Watch as Aaron explains where he’s used each and why he made that choice in Antarctica, Greenland, Denali, etc. 1:43 loft comparison 3:34 Ethical sourcing of down 4:23 Girth comparison 5:09 length comparison 6:02 Where they are mad... Read more

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  Aaron used the Western Mountaineering Bison sleeping bag in Antarctica for three months. It kept him warm and safe in polar storms. It’s rated to -40ºF/C and has all the features that you’d expect in an expedition bag. He talks about the zipper, draw cords, baffles, zipper tape, dimensions, and everything else to learn more about this bag. 0:52 Introduction 1:46 Lay down comparison 2:19 Total bag length, width 3:36 Choosing a ... Read more

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Aaron used the Arc’Teryx Beta AR Pants on his world-record expedition to the South Pole. He used them for 3 months straight in the harshest conditions on Earth. He shows the different features and why they might work for you. He also talks about the cost and value versus other expedition pants. Get the Arcteryx Beta AR pants on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2kF7kpg

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