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    Summer Concert Festival, RV Remodel & Visiting The Tribe

    hello and welcome guys to the summer concert series here in Seattle Washington I’m here a little early got the RV here got a couple friends with me and here is the White River ampli theater here in Auburn Washington people are trickling in the first show the first band of nine doesn’t start till 1:30 p.m. here and it’s gonna be about 72 degrees today so perfect Northwest summer day I had a couple other options this year I’ve done pain in the grass before but it’s no longer a one day event with four stages it’s a three day event with separate tickets and you can’t even camp…

  • Nutty Narrows, Mighty Columbia River & Golden Gate Bridge
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    Nutty Narrows, Mighty Columbia River & Golden Gate Bridge

    do you knead that blanket you knead it thank you for making biscuits this morning we’re gonna get on the road buddy got all our supplies we need here at a Walley world I’m gonna leave the area today and get into a new state yes before that and get some stops to make so Jax you just get comfortable okay oh okay he looks pretty comfortable to me and you know what else guys I may not be using the bike every single video you see for me just like I may not be using the drone in every single video today I’m gonna make a point of using…

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    Nascar, Indy Car, NHRA Drag, Hot Rods, & DRIVING 180mph!

    good morning everybody walking around downtown Portland this morning just want to get some fresh air before the rain hits got a rain alert it’s gonna rain and thunder all day today so we’ll enjoy the first part of the morning air okay all righty feel the boost ideas I guess this is the headquarters of adidas oh did you know that Paul Bunyan’s got some style got some swag guys yeah Paul Bunyan might sport these awesome Adidas shoes superstar that’s not quirky I don’t know what is huh so the headquarters of adidas is here in Portland Oregon very cool how about that they do have that big…

  • Hiking, Biking, & Camping North Cascades National Park
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    Hiking, Biking, & Camping North Cascades National Park

    good morning everybody check out this view no not the rest area right off the Cascade highway but the river on the other side we’re in Central Washington right now I am going over the Cascade Mountains as I take a little detour under this incredibly beautiful cedar tree this is this is quite an interesting tree let me stand out here a little farther so you can see that’s a cedar tree one that I’ve never seen one quite like that with the Ivy going up the trunk on all sides that’s really neat huh look at all the moss on top of that roof Moss crazy Skagit Wild…

  • Hiking, Biking, & Camping North Cascades National Park
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    Hiking, Biking, & Camping North Cascades National Park

    good morning everybody check out this view no not the rest area right off the Cascade highway but the river on the other side we’re in Central Washington right now I am going over the Cascade Mountains as I take a little detour under this incredibly beautiful cedar tree this is this is quite an interesting tree let me stand out here a little farther so you can see that’s a cedar tree one that I’ve never seen one quite like that with the Ivy going up the trunk on all sides that’s really neat huh look at all the moss on top of that roof Moss crazy Skagit Wild…

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    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 car camping equipment such as tents you can actually stand up in maybe weigh twenty pounds. Stoves with two burners perhaps even a grill. Even cots but in backpacking you have to think in terms of weight and keeping it down. Right now pack weights are usually around thirty pounds or so. Buying the light…

  • Camping Gear : Camping Gear Personal Locater Beacons
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    Camping Gear : Camping Gear Personal Locater Beacons

    Some hikers loved ones really get worried about where they’re going to be and if they’re going to be safe. There are devices out on the market that basically are kind of a panic button, if you will. This is a personal locator beacon. And you get into trouble. You turn it on. It basically sends the cavalry in to rescue you. What you do is you open up the antenna. You turn it on and some units are equipped with GPS, others are not. The GPS ones are nice. But what happens is this sends out a frequency of 406 megahertz that is picked up by a satellite which…

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    Hiking, Biking, & Camping North Cascades National Park

    good morning everybody check out this view no not the rest area right off the Cascade highway but the river on the other side we’re in Central Washington right now I am going over the Cascade Mountains as I take a little detour under this incredibly beautiful cedar tree this is this is quite an interesting tree let me stand out here a little farther so you can see that’s a cedar tree one that I’ve never seen one quite like that with the Ivy going up the trunk on all sides that’s really neat huh look at all the moss on top of that roof Moss crazy Skagit Wild…

  • Camping Gear : Camping Gear Insect Repellent
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    Camping Gear : Camping Gear Insect Repellent

    I want to talk a little bit about insect repellents. There is a whole slue of them on the market it can get kind of confusing. A number of times I walk up to customers and there looking with a blank stare at all the repellents that we have. But a common combination would be a Permethrin spray for your cloths to make the clothing repellent and a topical repellent. Depending on which one that you like a basically with the Permethrin you hang your cloths up you spray it till its damp you let it dry and the clothing is actually repellent. For up to six washings. You get…