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Wilderness Camping: Part 1

Wilderness Camping: Part 1

ok well we passed the test mainly because they didn’t really test us at all. we have the green light to go on this trip anyway. so we’re excited. i know i’m excited, are you excited? yeah nervous at all? A little bit. Oh, there’s our truck. Hey, right here. C’mon. The pet resort. Emma’s …


Backpacking Gear & Tips : Leave No Trace when Camping

Backpacking Gear & Tips : Leave No Trace when Camping

Leave no trace: that’s a great way to think when you’re out on the trail. We have to take care of our environment and make sure it’s around for many, many years, and the leave-no-trace philosophy is what it’s all about. In the leave-no-trace, when you camp somewhere, you want to look for established campsites. …


Backpacking Gear & Tips : Insoles for Camping & Backpacking

Backpacking Gear & Tips : Insoles for Camping & Backpacking

When you get yourself some shoes or boots for your backpacking trip, you may also want to consider insoles. Now I know some people say, well the boot ought to fit if I’m going to pay that much for it. But, insoles can actually really enhance the fit of a boot, and make it perform …


Backpacking Gear & Tips : Boots vs. Shoes for Camping & Backpacking

Backpacking Gear & Tips : Boots vs. Shoes for Camping & Backpacking

Now when picking out footwear, one of the decisions you are going to have to make is whether to go with a shoe or a boot. And most people think that the obvious answer would be a boot. But not necessarily. This boot just happens to be the most popular at our store. Its very …


Backpacking Gear & Tips : Car vs. Backpack Camping

Backpacking Gear & Tips : Car vs. Backpack Camping

At Bill Jackson’s when I have a customer come in. I often ask what are you doing are you backpacking or are you car camping? And its important to know the difference. In car camping weight is not as big a issue. Space might be a issue depending on the size of your car but …


Backpacking Gear & Tips : Packing a Backpack for Hiking & Camping

Backpacking Gear & Tips : Packing a Backpack for Hiking & Camping

When you go to pack your pack you want to make sure that you keep the weight close to your body. The way the pack works is the frame will deliver the weight that’s put in the pack to the hip belt and so the closer that weight is to the frame the easier it …



How NYC plans to survive the next superstorm

How NYC plans to survive the next superstorm

– [Voiceover] Water is flooding into New York City. – [Voiceover] Looks like LaGuardia is just sinking into the ocean there. – You gotta take a look at this. All the winds have picked up and this is what happens, debris-like pieces of the boardwalk have come for three blocks. – Sandy is coming. The …


Backpacking Gear & Tips : Picking a Backpack for Hiking & Camping

Backpacking Gear & Tips : Picking a Backpack for Hiking & Camping

At Bill Jackson’s, I often walk up to our pack wall and see a customer with a blank stare as they look at all the different packs that we have. And, pack selection is right up there with boot selection, I mean those are, boots and packs, those are the two things that you actually …


Backpacking Gear & Tips : Shoe Fitting for Camping & Backpacking

Backpacking Gear & Tips : Shoe Fitting for Camping & Backpacking

I’m going to talk a little bit about shoe fit now. When you go to an outfitter, there’s going to be someone there who’s going to be a boot fitter. And it’s their job to find the right boot or shoe for you. And their going to have an idea of, in their stock, what …

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