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I’m pretty sure the first time I heard Eddie Van Halen play guitar was on Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” - although I didn’t know it at the time. I had the Thriller cassette like so many kids at the time and I remember 2 things...1) Vincent Price’s monologue on the song “Thriller” scared the piss…
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Solo – A Grand Canyon Story

Joe from Backcountry AZ takes you on a personal journey through the Grand Canyon. Follow Joe as he travels down the South Kaibab Trail and then out the Bright Angel Trail...taking in all the Grand Canyon has to offer along the way. Joe makes stops at Phantom Ranch and Indian Garden Campground, spends some time…
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Sea to Summit Comfort Plus S.I. – The Gear Shed Episode 2

  Buy Sea to Summit Comfort Plus S.I. The Sea to Summit Comfort Plus S.I. Sleeping Pad is a lightweight yet warm and comfortable sleeping pad. It features many innovative options and is one of the truly "self inflating" sleeping pads on the market. About Sea to Summit Comfort Plus S.I. The Sea to Summit…
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Amazon Basics 75L Backpack – The Gear Shed – Episode 1

Buy the Amazon Basics 75L backpack Amazon has gotten into the outdoor gear game...but is the price of the Amazon Basics 75L backpack too good to be true for a quality pack? Joe and Mike dig down to see if the juice is worth the squeeze. - Internal-frame backpack with 75 L capacity (70 L…
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