Alcohol Penny Stove

8 oz water 5-6 minutes

First penny stove that I made figured a short film would be interesting hopefully testing this out camping in Colorado

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Solo adventure

Solo Adventure to the summit. Mt. Crosier 9,280 ft. 8 miles roundtrip. 10 f Degrees Wind 15-35 mph Decided to camp on top of a mountain ended up finding a spot with a rock wall to block most of the wind that did not stop all night. Tied the rain fly to two different logs to help retain the fly from flying away and using trekking poles to help keep the fly stable. Also collected two flat rocks to block the wind from the open sides of the hammock. All in all it was a great experience. Every time I go outside I learn a small detail I could make better next time. Thats what survival is about making the right decisions and the ability to withstand what nature throws in your path.

Winter camping in endless snow.

Hennessy Hammock Safari Zip in winter use. After work friday night headed up to the mountains to get some ledgit winter camping under the belt, ended up snowing the whole time from friday at 10:00 P.M. till saturday at 3:00 P.M. decided to make it back to the car since the snow has not let up and with 8" inches of New snow it was going to be a trek back to a car buried with new snow. Always learning something out on the adventures from staying dry, finding dry fire wood, being resourceful with objects laying around. Buried logs in the snow for the rain fly to attach to walls held up good with the snow piling up.

I planned for two nights of camping but ended up making the call to get out of the snow before it was to late. It was a good idea

3 camping trips 3 weekends in a row

Signal Mountain Solo 3 mile adventure looking for snow not to much snow at Pingree Park

3' feet of snow up in the Snowy Range Mountains no new snow looking to test the hammock with fresh snow.


8" inches of new snow had fallen since friday 10:00p.m. till saturday 3:00 p.m.

Winter time wind shelter.

Moving boulders using wedges and levers

The side wall is finished and the back wall is ledgit piece by piece the shelter is being built.

The creator of this wind shelter 3 hours of work. since the 30mph gusts of wind kept the valley cold I built it behind a rock.

360 degrees of wind cover some of the boulders took some effort moving them into the right place wedges and levers were used in the building process

Used with an Emergency tarp some of the heat from the fire bounced off the rocks and stayed in the shelter.

With gusts up to 30 mph and wind chills to -17 degrees this shelter definitely provided warmth, shelter and was a great place to cook food away from the tent.