Tips, Gear Used, & Things I Could Have Done Differently while Climbing Mt Washington in Winter.
Primary Winter Ascent Gear Shown
My Preferred map for Mt Washington Hikes: AMC Map: Presidential Range: White Mountains Trail Map
Other Gear Seen / Discussed
Opening Music: Beethoven – Coriolan Overture, Op. 62, 1807
Stock Footage: Various Public Domain pieces from the U.S. War Department, circa WWII.
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Topical discussion on various Backpacking, Camping, Hiking & Travel topics.
Topics Discussed / Links to Items Seen on this Episode
Hiking the Florida Trail?
White Water Rafting Trips?
My previous canoe camping trip experience.
Some fresh threads from
Lucid Skis up in Maine Thoughts on winter gloves for camping and backpacking trips.
Sealskinz Ultra Grip water proof gloves Camera that Sara used for the northern lights pics in our recent Iceland video.
Panasonic GM1 Camera (no longer in production, I scored Sara’s on Ebay)
Venus Laowa 7.5mm F2.0 ultra wide angle lens.
Mittens / Overmits for camping. Discussion on camping saws for backpacking trips.
Canadian Shield Pocket Chainsaw recommended by viewer
Coleman Folding Saw Finding Flight Deals
How we came about going to Iceland (twice)
A huge thank you to Dwayne for the Xmas gift box.
How to make easy and amazing trail pizza, with packable ingredients.
MSR Flex Skillet for ultralight backpacking camp cooking. There’s noting like a post-hike burger.
I need to do a solo winter backpacking trip somewhere within drving distance of the Mid-Atlantic. Any suggestions?
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Tips, Gear & our Experiences with getting a puppy / Dog into Backpacking, Hiking & Camping.
Dog training for trips, daily walks as a puppy etc.
Age to start hiking with a dog?
Trip planning and strategies your dog’s first backpacking trip.
Differences in trail selection, water sources, etc.
Hiking dog food – nutrition, packing options, need for increased consumption.
Usage of dog backpacks for hiking.
Sleeping arrangements, leashes and leads for around camp and on the trail.
Some discussion on each of our dog’s camping trips so far.
Items that we bring for our dog camping trips (see below)
Dog Backpacking Gear / Items Seen
Discussion of various Hiking, Camping & Backpacking tips / topics. I guess it’s kind of like a low budget Backpacking Podcast using viewer mail and comments to pick the talking points. Or something like that.
Topics Discussed on this Episode
Where I’ve been the last few weeks.
2017 Deer Camp Cabin Video out now on my dad’s channel, Whiterook85 Our recent trip to Iceland with a camper van.
Incorporating viewer comments into Mail Call episodes.
Carol gives us some life advice.
Various playlists available on the Sintax77 channel homepage.
People want to see cheeseburgers.
Two Bobs on YouTube EDC Knives?
Thoughts on Hiking Poles / Trekking Poles for backpacking and hiking.
Hiking Poles for 3-Season vs Winter / Snowshoeing Trips
Water containers for backpacking water filters.
New Sawyer Micro Water Filter that came with my Saywer S3 Water Filter.
Gravity water filters vs smaller personal use filters.
Michael L. loves the sound of my voice.
Proper use of carabiners, Dutch Clips, etc when setting up hammock suspension straps.
Subs vs Hoagies?
Bringing “real food” on backpacking trips for your first meal or two.
Winter Ultralight Backpacking?
Gear List Videos
Finding Trail Maps
Some viewers think I quit making hiking / backpacking vids? (nope)
Using the “Subscription Bell” to get notifications for my new vids.
Winter Survival Topic – Beer Strategy
Never wear a Pittsburgh hat in Philly
2 liter bag options for Katadyn BeFree (HydraPak 2 & 3 liter wide mouth bags)
Snowshoeing and courtesy to cross country skiers.
Dealing with “mono-rails” on winter snow hikes.
Doing a winter summit in 80mph winds (my High Winds Hiking Video)
Items Seen in the Video
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Packages, Viewer Mail, and Discussion on some recent and Past Trip Videos.
Haunted by the need to Camp in an Abandoned Place, Mike and I decide do a Backpacking Trip to the Abandoned Lyndonville Radar Station in the Remote Woods of northern Vermont.
Lyndonville AFS, also known as the North Concord Air Force Station, was a cold war era radar base that functioned as a ground control intercept and warning station from 1956 to 1963. Built as a defensive measure against the ever growing threat of a Soviet nuclear attack, it’s mission was to provide the Strategic air Command with 24/7 data on aircraft approaching the eastern US. Roughly 25 miles from the Canadian border, near the town of East Haven, Vermont, it’s location was chosen due to it’s far northeast orientation, under the assumption that this would be a likely attack vector for soviet nuclear bombers attacking major metropolitan areas on the east cost, including the US capitol itself.
Today the base sits abandoned on the remote ridge of East Mountain, with all of it’s radar towers still standing as a reminder of the post WWII escalation that almost brought the world to it’s end. On the upside, the views are fantastic.
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