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Unperfect in Moab Part 2

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Aaaaaaaand out!

After a cold night curled up next to Buddy Heater (yes we kept it going), I woke up at o-dark thirty to get us back up the hill. I did that with a suprising lack of drama, and soon we were backing up the mountain. After a good coffee stop and provision run, we were on our way to camp spot number 2!

We hope you enjoy the video! If you have any feedback or questions we’ll respond to your comments!

Here are some of the items you saw us using!

Yes, we DO get a small cut if you buy one of these items but MOSTLY we put these here because we get lots of requests about what we were using! We don’t officially endorse any of this stuff, and some works better than others. it you have questions, contact me!

Michael

Backwoods country bumpkin. Overland enthusiast and lover of the great outdoors.

Comment(8)

  1. Thank you for sharing this with us, had a great time tuning in last night.  The production quality and especially text overlays were great haha!  Glad you both are back safe!

  2. Ok, had some chuckles watching your latest video, but only because you two were in a safe place while shooting the video, and it was after your rig slid to a stop and you seemed to be reveling in the fact nothing too horrible happened!

    What was the motivation for heading to Moab in winter? It just seems like maybe you pushed a bit too far which got you into a little bit of a jam. I guess I'm really interested in what you learned on this trip.

  3. In the beginning, as soon as you inserted the "we just argued " thing my girl and I looked at each other and laughed ! Always stressful packing…lol. Loved the video…you guys rock ! 🙂

  4. Great video and glad you took the time – and risk – to share with the Community (and/or world) the vulnerability of a not so perfect trip. Having seen all your videos and knowing your abilities and capability I am sure that anything short of perfection is the exception rather than the rule.

    This was an important video to share since for a lot of us things are not always perfect and I think there is a tendency to be overly hard on ourselves or even think this is not a hobby for us and that would be a shame.  Things aren't always perfect and this video – the exception rather than the rule – was fantastic to share!! So @Michael and @Corrie thanks for that and always looking forward to all you have to share!!

    Stay safe & happy wheeling!!!

  5. Great video.  Enjoyed it from beginning to end. It's a great example of how conditions can change even in familiar places. Sometimes it's abnormally cold weather, unexpected trail conditions or even the darkness of night that can alter your perspective and perception of what you thought you knew about a situation.

    Thanks for sharing as it reflects a real experience and helps others learn.

  6. Great video and glad you took the time – and risk – to share with the Community (and/or world) the vulnerability of a not so perfect trip. Having seen all your videos and knowing your abilities and capability I am sure that anything short of perfection is the exception rather than the rule.

    This was an important video to share since for a lot of us things are not always perfect and I think there is a tendency to be overly hard on ourselves or even think this is not a hobby for us and that would be a shame.  Things aren't always perfect and this video – the exception rather than the rule – was fantastic to share!! So @Michael and @Corrie thanks for that and always looking forward to all you have to share!!

    Stay safe & happy wheeling!!!

    Thank you so much for the support and for watching! We really appreciate it and our number 1 goal is to make it accesible to folks, and also to realize it doesnt have to be perfect. Of course, in this case we didn't have to try too hard! 🙂

  7. Great video.  Enjoyed it from beginning to end. It's a great example of how conditions can change even in familiar places. Sometimes it's abnormally cold weather, unexpected trail conditions or even the darkness of night that can alter your perspective and perception of what you thought you knew about a situation.

    Thanks for sharing as it reflects a real experience and helps others learn.

    Thank you for watching!

  8. Great video as always Michael.  Nice shades :wink::sunglasses:

    Re: cold weather fire starting….

    I am by no means an expert but I have started a few fires in the winter, a few on purpose even! (Kidding!)

    My story:

    -It was about -40

    -Getting dark

    -matches+paper just wasn't cutting it – couldn't get the temperature of the cold sticks up high enough for them to combust

    -gas can on roof hand pump failed (replaced since then and ALWAYS have a shaker siphon with me now)

    -I had an attachment for a 1 lb propane bottle that is typical for soldering when plumbing

    -so cold out I still had a heck of a time lighting anything

    -having to tip it over to light the fire on the ground made the propane torch catch itself on fire and the fire spread down the side of the bottle

    -after throwing the bottle into the nearby snowbank like it was a grenade I went back to the FJ to see what else I could use (yes, I retrieved it when I figured it wasn't going to explode anymore!)

    -road flare for the win!

    I was finally able to bring the temperature up enough on the sticks for them to light and stay lit.  By this time it was full dark and the warmth was VERY welcome.

    So, not only are road flares good for on the road in an emergency… they also are a good LAST resort for fire starting.  Just try not to breathe in the fumes as I'm sure it's carcinogenic, lol.

    (I just realized this ended up way more long-winded than I figured so if you need to have me start a new thread let me know, lol)

  9. I love the Moab sets of videos. You guys did a phenomenal job detailing your trip and experiences. It’s such an amazing place, but also can be rather unforgiving at times. I was laughing out loud at your comments about me and my LR4 – hahaha! It was quite an honor, as they say you tease the ones you like? HAHAHA!

  10. Yes, I thought this particular video  was among the best you have done. The cozy almost unplanned feel, the soundtrack, and the back and forth commentary (along with the cameo by Jon Snow) made for a great overall package. As we were watching it, my Wife commented on how she is looking forward to our next big adventure. Cheers.

  11. Yes, I thought this particular video  was among the best you have done. The cozy almost unplanned feel, the soundtrack, and the back and forth commentary (along with the cameo by Jon Snow) made for a great overall package. As we were watching it, my Wife commented on how she is looking forward to our next big adventure. Cheers.

    As far as lighting a fire in less than ideal circumstances goes, I'm a firm believer of: "when in doubt…get the darn gas can out…."

    I have to say my girlfriend and I had the exact same reaction to the video, definitely got us excited for our next trip too!

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