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    VIDEO: Bluefin Hikes & Hangs on the East Coast Trail

    Hey gang,

    I have a 14 minute video of my overnight hike and hang near Aquaforte on the East Coast Trail in Newfoundland, Canada. I hike and show some cooking and my Vargo stove and my hammock setup.

    My total weight of everything including food and water was 26 pounds.

    I was not too happy with the final weight as I had a 3 pound sleeping bag. I now have a custom Hammock Gear Burrow topquilt on the way to me. I kept a list of gear I took and can reduce my pack weight a little more. I took too much food and clothing. I will be lighter on my next outing.

    I had a great trip, I hope you enjoy the video and maybe you can subscribe to my channel.

    Take care,
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    Just finished watching a while ago. Always look forward to seeing your adventures in the North pal. You never disappoint. I love that dry sense of humor ... even when you bury your foot in muck! HA!

    WARNING: Will discuss Rhurbarb Strawberry Pie and Livermush at random.


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    Hey, Bluefin, thanks for taking us along again.

    A few questions:
    Were you happy with the modifications on your hammock?
    Does the trail ever get down onto the water's edge, or is it all cliffs with the trail above?
    Did you see anyone on the trail? Looks pretty quiet!

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    Beautiful Location for a hang

    Loved the video. That was great location for a hike and hang. Thanks for sharing the video. Loved the luxury that you brought. I'm sure it went well with that scrumptious dinner.

    By the way, I know what you mean about the sleeping bag. I got the email today that my burrow has just shipped. Can't wait to try it out, but the temperatures will have to drop here before I can. Lows only in the mid 20's C. High's are in the mid 30's C. Too hot for camping right now.

    Thanks again!

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    I have no audio at work, but will watch this as soon as I get home.

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    That is sure pretty country you hike in. Glad you had your gators on when you stepped in the mud, otherwise you would have wet feet.

    Thanks for taking us along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    Just finished watching a while ago. Always look forward to seeing your adventures in the North pal. You never disappoint. I love that dry sense of humor ... even when you bury your foot in muck! HA!
    Thanks Hawk-eye, Glad I took the gaiters along.

    Quote Originally Posted by sturgeon View Post
    Hey, Bluefin, thanks for taking us along again.

    A few questions:
    Were you happy with the modifications on your hammock?
    Does the trail ever get down onto the water's edge, or is it all cliffs with the trail above?
    Did you see anyone on the trail? Looks pretty quiet!
    Hey sturgeon,

    I love the mods on my hammock. I had a mod 4 with triple zipper pulls on both sides. It is awesome !

    That section of trail is mostly cliffs and you are above the water at most points. That is only a 15 km section of several hundred kms of East Coast Trail.

    On day two of my hike I did meet a couple from Quebec. They did not have a very good map of the trail so I gave them mine. I had a GPS with me and I was going back the way I came in. It was very quiet and tranquil, just what I needed.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigLazy View Post
    Loved the video. That was great location for a hike and hang. Thanks for sharing the video. Loved the luxury that you brought. I'm sure it went well with that scrumptious dinner.

    By the way, I know what you mean about the sleeping bag. I got the email today that my burrow has just shipped. Can't wait to try it out, but the temperatures will have to drop here before I can. Lows only in the mid 20's C. High's are in the mid 30's C. Too hot for camping right now.

    Thanks again!
    Glad you liked the video. I usually take one can of beer for a treat. Evenat 16 ounces (I take a large beer) it is still worth it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mudman View Post
    I have no audio at work, but will watch this as soon as I get home.

    Hope you enjoy it as much as I did hiking it.


    Quote Originally Posted by KSC View Post
    That is sure pretty country you hike in. Glad you had your gators on when you stepped in the mud, otherwise you would have wet feet.

    Thanks for taking us along.
    Thanks for watching, and yes the gaiters were worth it. At that time there were lots of wet places on the trail.
    Take care,
    Bluefin


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    Bluefinn,,,always fun watchin your trips. When you had tea you picked up the pot with your index figure with a little silicone thing on it ,,,what is that???. The islands and the cliffs look beautiful. Thanks

    bill
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    I look forward to seeing your adventures. You don't disappoint. Thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbiraman View Post
    Bluefinn,,,always fun watchin your trips. When you had tea you picked up the pot with your index figure with a little silicone thing on it ,,,what is that???. The islands and the cliffs look beautiful. Thanks

    bill
    Thanks for watching, glad you liked it. the orange silicone pot grabber came with my GSI Minimilist pot. It just fits over two fingers and it works great I use it for all my pots. I think you can get them as a separate product now for about $ 2.50. I may have seen it on MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op). that is where I got the pot.

    Quote Originally Posted by raiffnuke View Post
    I look forward to seeing your adventures. You don't disappoint. Thanks for sharing!
    Hey raffnuke,
    Glad you enjoyed and thanks for watching. I hope to get a few more videos out this summer.
    Take care,
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