Backpacking, Backpacking Stove, Camera Gear, Camp, Camp Stove, Camping, Motorcycle Touring, Uncategorized, Vlog, Vlogging

Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Carbon Steel Blade

There has been tons of reviews on the Morakniv Companion and for the price point on this carbon steel fixed blade knife (Under $20) – you cannot go wrong.

The Morakniv Companion does come in stainless and carbon steel versions and we chose the carbon steel version.  In the knife world carbon steel is preferred because carbon steel is easier to sharpen and is a sharper blade vs stainless.

The marketplace is full of more expensive and sometimes collected and coveted knives.  If your looking for a quality inexpensive blade to do general camp kitchen or camp chores in a fixed blade knife –  The Morakniv Companion will get the job done and more. Bottom line – just buy it.

Links to our video content are available on Facebook.  The Morakniv Companion can be purchased from Amazon as we did.

We at VADV Adventures are always on the lookout for innovative, inexpensive and lightweight gear for MotoVloging, Backpacking, Motorcycle Camping or applications where the preferred form factor is small, packable and lightweight.

From the Manufacturer:

  • Fixed blade outdoor knife with 4.1-inch high carbon steel blade
  • Limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty; Made in Sweden
  • Patterned, high-friction grip makes the knife comfortable to hold and easy to handle
  • Blade length: 4.1 inches (104 mm);
  • Blade thickness: 0.08 inch (2.0 mm); Overall length: 8.6 inch (218 mm); Weight w/ sheath: 3.9 oz. (110 g)
Backpacking, Backpacking Stove, Camera Gear, Camp, Camp Stove, Camping, Motorcycle Touring, Tripod, Vlog, Vlogging

Unigear 600D Dry Bag Solution

We at VADV Adventures are always on the lookout for innovative, inexpensive and lightweight gear for MotoVloging, Backpacking, Motorcycle Camping or applications where the preferred form factor is small, packable and lightweight.

The Unigear 600D Dry Bag 5L has become a part of my every day carry (EDC) collection  – It is my “Man Bag”.  I originally purchased the Unigear 600D Dry Bag 5L as a strap on pack solution for my motorcycle enabling me to carry a few more items outside of my saddlebags and still remain waterproof.   This worked out great and I put on several hundred miles with the Unigear 5L attached to my bike and even got compliments along the way of my genius motorcycle pack application – and it matches my bike !!

Uses are many and I have some Ideas for you !!

  • iPad or Tablet protection. ( I use the Unigear 5L every day for this).
  • Gym clothes bag  – won’t stink up your car !!
  • Gear compartmentalization.
  • Dry Bag for water related sports or activities.
  • Camera Gear Bag.

I plan to get another Unigear 2L and 10L – Why?  Well I am going to use one for my cooking gear mostly and the 2L unit (Red) for a first aid kit !!.  The trick to using the Unigear 5L or any other size with electronics or similar is you need a padded liner of some sort – I use Koozies, Towels and Stocking Caps !!  The uses are really endless.  I love the Unigear 5L.

Links to our video content are available on Facebook.  The Unigear 5L can be purchased from Amazon as we did.

From the Manufacturer:

  • LIGHTWEIGHT and DURABLE: Offer proven protection for everything from river running to motorcycle touring; Suitable for quick submersion, protects valuables from dirt, dust, sand and water
  • WATERPROOF GUARANTEE: Provides waterproof protection for your phones, camera, clothes, and documents from Water, Sand, Dust and Dirt
  • SHOULDER STRAP: Comes With an Extra Long Removable and Adjustable Shoulder Sling for Easy Carry and Transport
  • PERFECT SIZE: Different sizes meet your all needs to stay dry and still being able to easily carry. Roll top provides you an adjustable function
  • PACKAGE: Waterproof/snowproof/dirtproof universal size touch friendly phone bag fits all smartphones up to 6 inches diagonal size, credit card, wallet and money
Camera Gear, Motorcycle Touring, Tripod, Vlog, Vlogging

Ulanzi ST-01 Aluminum Metal Universal Smart Phone tripod mount.

 

We at VADV Adventures are always on the lookout for innovative, inexpensive and lightweight gear for MotoVloging, Backpacking, Motorcycle Camping or applications where the preferred form factor is small, packable and lightweight.

The Ulanzi ST-01 is a good solid (Under $15) option for holding your smart phone for shooting video or stills.  We appreciate how the unit cradles our iPhone w/o worry of scratching.  The clamp is compatible with standard ball head screws so the Ulanzi ST-01 can be utilized with a variety of grips and tripods.  After use the unit compresses down to it’s smallest size and does not vibrate or rattle during transit.  It’s darn pretty too !!

Links to our video content are available on Facebook.  The Ulanzi ST-1 can be purchased from Amazon as we did.

From the Manufacturer:

  • ALUMINUM METAL CNC MADE—-Matal Quality ,You can use this Phone Tripod Mount for your whole life ,even to the next generation.
  • SIMPLE and SECURE for your Smartphone—-Easy on, easy off’ any smartphone without tools. Screw / Cold Shoe design for a solid phone tripod mount adapter for your phones
  • 3M-Backed Rubber Pads—-Your Phone is well protected by 3M-backed rubber pads and nothing contacts your phone’s screen. Mounts on any standard tripod (1/4-20) and also stands on its own (tripod not included).
  • UNIVERSAL COMPATIBLE —–The ST-01 Fits any smartphone from 2.1″ to 3.7″ wide, with or without a case: Compatible with Apple iPhone 7 Plus 6s Plus and 6S Plus, Samsung Galary S7 J7,HUAWEI P9 Plus,OPPO R9s HTC One X, Google Nexus ,Sony Xperia Z and many other brands and models.
  • Serious Quality for serious smartphone photographers and VideoMakers—-Perfect for Smartphone Vlogging Filmmaker Video maker on your tripod and slider.
Backpacking, Backpacking Stove, Camera Gear, Camp, Camp Stove, Camping, Motorcycle Touring, Uncategorized, Vlog, Vlogging, Water Filtration

Hydrapak Seeker 2L

We at VADV Adventures are always on the lookout for innovative, inexpensive and lightweight gear for MotoVloging, Backpacking, Motorcycle Camping or applications where the preferred form factor is small, packable and lightweight.

The Hydrapak Seeker 2L is available in 2L and 3L sizes.  The big plus is the Hydrapak Seeker is fully compatible with the Katadyn be free water filters.  The bang for the buck (Under $20) is the dual purpose of use as an ice pack or you can fill it with hot water (max temp 60° C / 140° F) to keep you warm without harm to the unit.

Links to our video content are available on Facebook.  The Hydrapak Seeker 2L can be purchased from Amazon as we did.

From the Manufacturer:

FEATURES

  • Ultra-light water storage solution for camping, hiking, or any backcountry adventure
  • Fold or crush to collapse down and pack into the included 4×4 in. storage bag
  • The flexible design makes it so light and compact, you’ll forget it’s in your pack
  • Attach to your pack or hang with top and side tie-downs
  • External capacity gauge allows you to track your hydration intake or measure out the contents
  •  The 42mm screw cap makes it easy to fill and the rigid rim allows for easy pouring
  • Backcountry water filter compatible, the Katadyn® BeFree™ Filter (sold separately) screws on to the top allowing you to filter more water at camp
  •  Made of ultra-durable, abrasion resistant TPU & RF welded seams for superior durability and elasticity
  • Can be frozen or filled with hot water (max temp 60° C / 140° F)
  • Top-rack dishwasher safe
  • Safe and reliable, 100% BPA & PVC free

SPECIFICATIONS

Capacity:
2 L / 70 fl oz

Weight:
78 g / 2.7 oz

Dimensions:
250.5 mm / 11.25 in x 135.5 mm / 5.3 in

Material:
Thermoplastic Polyurethane; HDPE

Camera Gear, Camping, Motorcycle Touring, PEDCO, ULTRAPOD

Pedco Ultrapod Ultralight Tripod

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We at VADV Adventures are always on the lookout for innovative, inexpensive and lightweight gear for MotoVloging, Backpacking, Motorcycle Camping or applications where the preferred form factor is small, packable and lightweight.

The Pedco Ultrapod Ultralight Tripod is a very inexpensive (less than $15) solution for mounting a compact camera for use as a stand alone tripod/camera or with the included strap the Ultrapod can be used as a selfie stick camera mount utilizing yes – a stick !!

VADV Adventures will be producing a video to demonstrate the merits and limitations of the Ultrapod featured on our youtube channel.  VADV Adventures purchased the Pedco for use in producing video content for the youtube channel.

Links to our video content are available on Facebook.  The Pedco Ultrapod Ultralight Tripod can be purchased from Amazon as we did.

From the Manufacturer:

The UltraPod™ I is a small, lightweight portable camera tripod, injection molded from fiberglass reinforced nylon with aluminum threaded components. It features sturdy, fold-out legs, a unique ball and socket camera mount assembly, and a strong VELCRO® brand ONE-WRAP® fastener for securing to tree limbs, railings, pack frames, or other similar objects. Folds to a compact 4″ length that fits easily into a shirt pocket. The feet of the UltraPod are covered with non-slip vinyl, preventing the tripod from moving. Designed for use with compact cameras, remote flashes, video lights, etc.

  • Fits any camera with a tripod socket
  • Unique ball and socket camera mount assembly positions camera at any angle
  • Molded from fiberglass reinforced nylon with aluminum threaded components
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Fold-out legs with non-slip vinyl feet
  • Removable VELCRO® brand ONE-WRAP® fastener
  • Made in the USA
  • Maximum Safe Load: 3 lbs
  • Pan Adjustment: 360 degrees
  • Tilt Adjustment: +/- 90 degrees
  • Angular Adjustment: +/- 20 degrees
  • Dimensions (folded): 4″ x 1″ x 1.25″, 10.2cm x 2.5cm x 3.2cm
  • Weight: 2 oz., 57g