Wednesday, February 2, 2011

video tutorials

Here is the entirety of my instructional videos. These short little tutorials match what I say in the book.


Ultralight backpacking is a revolutionary act.

Ease of travel with an ultralight pack.


The clothes I wear (and carry) in 3-season weather. 
I also pull my pants down as an educational technique.



The entire contents of my pack, all of it!


All the DINKY stuff, Part ONE. This means the little items.



All the DINKY stuff, Part TWO. 
The first-aid kit, repair kit and the cook kit.


Treating suspect water in the backcountry.


Is it okay to drink UN-treated water?




Muffins are easy. But more important, 
this instructional video features my beautiful hands!



Alas, my claim to fame on YouTube (with over 14,000 hits). 
Also featured is my Main Man, Scott Christy. 
Videographer, none other than Andrew Skurka!


UL Superstar Andrew Skurka creates 
a VERY cool little stove from an old cat food can. 
This is an impressive little unit, 
a monument to simplicity and efficiency.
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5 comments:

Joe Newton said...

The book is ace. The vids are acer! Both inspired me to root out stuff sacks with a vengeance and revel in the resulting simplicity.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand how you do not have a plate or bowl as part of your cook set up? How do you make pasta, wouldn't you need a pot for boiling the pasta and another for the sauce?

Is the cat stove made with a small tin of fancy feast cat meal, what is the size and dimension of the can?

Thanks great videos!!

Anonymous said...

When are you going to post up more of your wonderful educational videos. Like setting up your shelter, cooking a meal, your sleeping system, Any of the wonderful things that you mention in your book.

Mike Clelland! said...

More will be coming! Fear not!

Its winter where I live, so I'll need to wait for spring. But, I may do a RECIPE and FOOD PLANNING video next...

Anonymous said...

Nice job and thanks for the funny and informative videos! I'm doing a fair amount of this already, but its good to see how someone else does it as well.

Keep at it and maybe see ya on the trail in CO or WY.

Haven't seen your book, but a fun trick I did last year was to get an extra extra large zip lock, fill it with water, put something black behind it and leave it in the sun. A while later, nice warm sponge bath water! Felt great after the long haul in and a few days in the back country.