On this episode of Wizard Gear I’ll be showing you the Kukri known as the Vakra from Zombie Tools.
When living out in the wilderness, it’s important to bring tools which have as much utility as possible while taking up a minimal amount of space and weighing as little as possible. The Kukri is the traditional weapon of the Gurkhas of Nepal, and replaces both a machete and camp axe.
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On the episode of Wizard Gear I’ll be showing you one of the most important tools I keep with me at all times – The Boruit Tactical Flashlight.
This hardy flashlight is compact, waterproof and recharges through USB. This means I can keep it in my pants pocket at all times, even during heavy rain, and when it starts to run low I can recharge it using my folding USB solar panel. It has multiple brightness settings up to 1200 lumens. It also has different colored light modes, and various flashing modes for emergency situations.
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Of all tools I keep on me while trekking and living in the wilds, the Leatherman Wave multi-tool is the last one I would give up. It serves so many purposes that I use it multiple times a day, and feel naked without it.
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One of the downsides of having Tubeless Fat Tires is that it’s nearly impossible to re-inflate them if you get a flat on the side of the road, but it seems a bit of Rubber Cement can solve that problem.
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While I’m traveling on foot with just my backpack I always take my folding solar panel to charge my various devices. It can power anything which uses USB, including my phone, lighter, and lots of other useful toys. I love the feeling of independence that is provided by knowing I can rely on the free energy of the sun to keep my technology running.
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After 6 days on foot exploring the Jemez Mountains I’ve decided to head home a day early to avoid long rainstorm which is likely to last several days. In this video I discuss some of the things I learned on this adventure, along with some of the highlights.
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On this third day of my week long adventure on foot in the Jemez Mountains, I come across signs of human activity from many decades ago. Join me as I follow the clues to a forgotten quarry which was likely the focus of attention for those who settled here.
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Welcome to Day 2 of my week long Jemez Mountains adventure! The original plan was to head north towards some caves near a river I know of, but I ran out of water too quickly, and needed come up with another plan. An impromptu trek down an abandoned road ended up working out better than I could have imagined!
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Today I set out on foot exploring the Jemez Mountains for a week. This area is actually on the side of an active Super Volcano called the Valles Calderas, one of the biggest volcanoes is the world. My goal is to reach a river valley many miles away on the other side of a mesa made of solidified ash.
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I’ve been having a lot of issues with flat tires while riding around on my Fat Tire Solar eBike in the Southwest United States, and have been experimenting with ways to solve the problem. In this video I demonstrate how I converted my tires to a tubeless puncture resistant setup, despite the fact that my rims are not tubeless ready, by cutting open a tube to be used as a rim liner.
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