Portable Ham Radio Camping gear & shelter presentation

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by OH8STN, Sep 19, 2020.

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  1. OH8STN

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  2. W5KAL

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    Watched the youtube video. Very good information.
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  3. K6MTS

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    Good stuff Julian. My guess is if you do a bit more searching around you may find a sleep system and pack that performs just as well and saves you some lbs, but thanks for sharing your gear info. fwiw, Every Aug/Sept I take a 7 night trip into the Sierra Nevada Range here in CA. Much warmer than your climate but quite rugged, usually above treeline 10-12k feet elevation.

    Typically my trips are about 85% being about the solitude and beauty of nature, and about 15% to play radio. Comm gear is KX2, Lipo Batts, Endz Fed wire, 28' mast, total HAM gear about 7.5lbs. Big Agnes silver spur tent, Western Mountaineering bag, Exped pad, ULA Catalyst pack, MSR white gas stove, typically 40-44lbs total weight including everything (food, fluids, fuel, etc). Shorter winter trips of course will weigh more due to heavier bag, tent, and more fuel. Have not done the hot tent thing yet, but as I age (60 now) they intrigue me more each year...

    Thanks and keep coming with the great vids.
    Mark / K6MTS
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  4. KG7HVR

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    thanks Julian,
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  5. W1TRY

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    Another excellent video Julian, thank you. LOVE seeing Snapper (I hope I got that right,) she's a doll!
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  6. ZS6ANT

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    Thank Julian good points made in the video.
    When i pack my gear for an outing the non - radio stuff is always added last and not really planned.
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  7. N1IPU

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    Great vid and you raise good questions. I rely on MRE type food products in the field and if game is caught I will roast over and open fire. I skip the fry pan exclusively. Just a pain to carry and clean. With you on Milspec gear though. I use and artic bag for sleeping. I also knew when the dog was getting cold because he would crawl up next to me. Can't really train that though. Just set an alarm when it get's damn cold and stoke the stove. When single handed sailing I would never get more than two or three hours anyways so I kind of trained myself to sleep near awake over time. I just caught up whenever I could drop the hook. Keep up with those vids, appreciate the work you put into them.
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  8. ZS1LEM

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    Julian, nice video, was your stove actually in your backpack?
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  9. KI4UYA

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    Love your channel videos Julian. Nice to see somebody actually doing off grid operating.
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  10. OH8STN

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    Thank you for that. It's not the normal type of video I'd publish, but hoping it's interesting.
    Julian oh8stn
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