Videos uploaded by user “Utah Steve”
Gear Review: The Teton Sports Explorer 4000 Internal frame backpack
I've been using this pack for a while now and figured it was time to give my thoughts concerning it. As always, your thoughts and positive input are welcome :) Here are the specs for the pack: The Explorer 4000 is packed with features normally found only on more expensive backpacks such as a full-length adjustable torso that allows this pack to be adjusted for those 5 feet, 1 inch tall all the way up to 6 feet, 4 inches tall. The padded back and airflow system provides padding in the perfect spots while allowing substantial airflow to prevent your back from getting too hot. Its contoured shoulder, lumbar, and hip pads help ensure a comfortable trip. The Explorer 4000 also features a padded water bladder pocket for your favorite water bladder up to 3 liters in size. Side zippered pockets, mesh pockets, and a top zippered pocket provide plenty of room for smaller accessories. There's even two spots for walking sticks. A top-loading main compartment and a sleeping bag compartment complete the pack. Includes bright yellow attached rain fly and is hydration system ready. Features: Rugged, internal frame backpack with 4,000 cubic inch capacity Dual aluminum stays adjust to the contour of your back Full-length adjustable torso and adjustable shoulder straps for a more comfortable fit Padded shoulder straps, padded waist belts and padded lumbar area for maximum comfort, with airflow system to reduce heat Separate sleeping bag compartment Includes a bright yellow attached rainfly and is hydration system ready Height-adjustment shoulder straps accommodate a wide range of torso lengths Specifications: Capacity: 4,000 cubic inches Dimensions: 34 by 18 by 12 inches (full capacity) Pack Weight: 5 lbs Shell: 600D Diamond Ripstop
Views: 17679 Utah Steve
Product preview: The Black Diamond Moji 100-lumen lantern
Today I'm looking at the Black Diamond Moji 100-lumen lantern. I have yet to test it in the field, but here's a preview of what you can expect from this great little lantern. I haven't seen any previews/reviews for this on youtube, so I hope you'll enjoy it :)
Views: 31946 Utah Steve
My Luxury Items: A You Tube Collaboration!
Christine Machado (This Girl Hikes) invited me and a few other You Tubers to join in a collaboration talking about our favorite luxury (non-essential) items that we bring along on the trail. I won't spoil it here, but please do check out the other collaborators in the following links... These are some great people with some great channels! Catherine Gregory- https://www.youtube.com/user/CatGPhoto Homemade Wanderlust- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQhq Jaxx Drinkwater- https://www.youtube.com/user/Jaxxdrin... Roger Lamb- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCham Christine Machado https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCec1YPYa0mcChewHtHSVbrw
Views: 1314 Utah Steve
Gear Preview The Teton Sports Oasis 1100 Hydration Pack
I just got this pack and have only used it a couple of times. So far, I love it!The video is a little blurry...I didn't realize my camera was out of focus until editing time. D'oh! Note: The Daily Vlog that I talk about in this video is now called the Utah Steve's Sometimes Vlog.
Views: 3898 Utah Steve
The Alps Mountaineering Self-Inflating Sleep Pad Review
I've been using this sleep pad for a couple of years now...here are my thoughts :)
Views: 5161 Utah Steve
Tagged! My Top 5 Backpacking Gear Items (Tagged by Backcountry Exposure)
Utah Steve on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/utah_steve22/ The Snugpak Jungle Blanket: Snugpak Jungle Blanket, Olive https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BTHREMK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_-BvHAbRPA6EQV The Outdoor Vitals Aerie 30: Outdoor Vitals Aerie 30°F Down Underquilt / Sleeping Bag, Use As Ultralight Underquilt, Sleeping Bag, Or Double Bag https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HP6D8WI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_qDvHAbYGNRTZK The Esbit Cook Stove: Esbit CS585HA 3-Piece Lightweight Camping Cook Set for Use with Solid Fuel Tablets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001UERXOQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_UEvHAbMDEA74C The Honest Outfitters Double Hammock: Honest Outfitters Double Camping Hammock With Hammock Tree Straps,Portable Parachute Nylon Hammock for Backpacking travel 118L x 78W Inches Orange/Grey https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LTEQ83I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_MFvHAbRXBCGDX The Washburn Rover Backpacking Guitar: Washburn RO10TR Rover Steel String Travel Acoustic Guitar - Transparent Red https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000H927P0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_oIvHAb7JSJ1E0 Revhiker Outdoors Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/RevHiker Catherine Gregory: https://www.youtube.com/user/CatGPhoto Mr. Tmax: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnnFSY0Kef0RWwex6cWhnBw
Views: 1650 Utah Steve
My Top Three Backpacking Must-Haves... A Collaboration
I was invited by Devin from Back Country Exposure to participate in a collaboration with other youtubers, talking about my top 3 essential backpacking must-haves. So in this video, I cover my Sawyer Mini water filter, my Osprey pack organizer, and my Esbit cook system. The other guys in this collaboration have some great ideas in their own videos and I strongly encourage you to check them out. Their channels are as follows: Participating Channels: - Jaxx Drinkwater https://www.youtube.com/user/JaxxdrinkH20 - RevHiker Outdoors https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUZQY2plXUC3VDaLPnOnMEw - Wasatch Gear Review https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn3P9kmFCV2jAkuWS_AnTIQ - Backcountry Exposure https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVyZtccA-oMchXHai-CJyPA - Tim Watson https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz9oaOU0R02JOB7u8gM7U1w
Views: 2914 Utah Steve
DIY Tuesday: Build your own Porta Potty in 3 minutes for under five bucks!
In this DIY Tuesday episode of Utah Outdoor Adventures with Utah Steve, I'm building a porta-potty for dirt cheap and it only takes minutes to put together. How you use it is up to you :)
Views: 3694 Utah Steve
Unboxing, setup, and preview: The Eureka Spitfire Tent
In this episode, I'm unboxing, setting up, and previewing the Eureka Spitfire tent. This is an upgrade for me from the Eureka Solitaire, which was more of a bivy/tent and didn't allow room for sitting up inside of it. Also, the Spitfire has a decent vestibule for storing gear, which is a plus. My sons Murphy, Dylan and Jude help out here, and Bob, my Saint Bernard, was along for moral support. Here are the specs from the Eureka Website: Set up is fast and easy with post and grommet corner attachments and clips to attach the tent body to the Spitfire 1 frame. 2 pole hoop tent with vestibule 9 mm DAC Featherlite 7000 series aluminum frame Post and grommet corner attachments make set up of the Spitfire 1 easy Only 2 stakes required to secure Spitfire 1 tent body; clips attach tent body to frame Large side entry door for easy access 4 storm guyouts on fly Sizeable mesh panels provide generous air flow in the Spitfire 1 Poke-out vent in fly with zippered access in mesh roof cloth Inside storage pocket holds essentials Also available in a 2 person model!
Views: 5843 Utah Steve
Cooking trout on a George Foreman Grill
I was goofing around with a new Father's Day gift that I happened to get a day after catching a bunch of Trout at Butterfly Lake in the High Uintas of Utah. Things went well...so for what it's worth, here's my first-ever "outdoorsy" cooking video.
Views: 3899 Utah Steve
Backpacking the Uintas: Ruth Lake, An Overnight Adventure!
On Friday, August 15, 2014, my son, Murphy, and I backpacked in to Naomi Lake in the Uinta National Forest for an overnighter. We camped, fished, got freaked out by forest monsters, went into the lake, and so much more...c'mon, you know you wanna go along with us ;)
Views: 6969 Utah Steve
A Cool Way To Fold Your Backpacking Clothes
I found this idea at random online and thought it was pretty cool...just a compact, all-in-one way to fold clothes for a better fit inside your backpack. Hope you like it as much as I did!
Views: 402 Utah Steve
Gear Preview: The Camp Is Easy Hammock
Just quick preview of a new piece of gear, the "Camp is Easy" hammock. Looking forward to trying it out this spring/summer/fall. For more info, visit www.campiseasy.com
Views: 314 Utah Steve
Gear Preview: The Golden Bear Sierra 2 Backpacking Tent
I found this little gem at Big 5 Sporting goods here in Utah. It's a 2-person backpacking tent that weighs just 2.5 pounds. You won't believe the deal I got, and I'm really looking forward to putting it to use! UPDATE AUGUST 2017: While testing this tent, I found that failed spectacularly: condensation was bad, it leaked and collapsed on me during a rain storm. The idea is there, but I suggest spending a bit more on the Eureka Spitfire. You get what you pay for, guys. Here is the video showing what happened on an overnighter... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9f6wKzkQuc
Views: 4859 Utah Steve
Product Review: The RavPower 8400 mAh Portable Charger
After using the RavPower 8400 mAh charger for a couple of years now, I have a fully formed opinion of it. I have to say, I am really impressed. In this episode, you'll find out why.
Views: 113 Utah Steve
Backpacking the Notch Mountain Trail: An Overnight High Uinta Adventure!
On Thursday, August 20, 2015, my son, Murphy and I backpacked down the Notch Mountain Trail to Notch Lake, northwest of Bald Mountain in Utah's High Uintas. It was a six-mile out-and back hike (not including some exploring we did while there). We fished, camped, and over all just had a great time in the amazing Uinta Mountains.
Views: 721 Utah Steve
Backpacking Hayden Lake, Episode 1: Hiking in and setting up camp (August 2017)
Last August, Mr. Tmax and I backpacked in to Hayden Lake in the High Uinta Mountains. In episode one of this series, we're hiking in and setting up camp.
Views: 207 Utah Steve
Thrift Store Thursday: The Ozark Trails Jr Dome Tent
In this Thrift Store Thursday episode of Utah Outdoor Adventures with Utah Steve, I came across a small tent that I was able to land for $10. It's a quaint little tent and was in almost new condition. The tent is made for kids, but is lightweight and could easily pass for an inexpensive backpacking tent.
Views: 2803 Utah Steve
Car Camping the West Desert: Part two
PART TWO: In this episode of Utah Outdoor Adventures with Utah Steve, I went camping in the amazing West Desert with my two oldest boys, Ash and Murphy. It was a rainy, cold, adventurous experience, but so much fun. We laughed, hiked, explored, and got out the metal detector. We literally had hundreds of acres all to ourselves.
Views: 1330 Utah Steve
My WInter Gear (Day Hike Loadout) 02/23/19
In this episode, I'm just doing a quick run through of my day hike gear for winter weather. I did not include most clothing in this video because I plan to go further into that in an actual hiking video. Email me: [email protected] Find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/utah_steve22/
Views: 114 Utah Steve
Backpacking The Maples near Snowbasin, Utah
The weekend of June 10-11, I backpacked in and spent the night at an abandoned campground called The Maples near the Snowbasin ski resort in Huntsville, Utah. This is part one of two...
Views: 149 Utah Steve
Unboxing and Gear Testing the Teton Sports 4-Person Tent
In this episode, we're unboxing a bunch of new gear as we look toward summer. Among the gear is a Teton Sports 4 person tent, which I tested in my backyard. How do you think it went? Email: [email protected] Find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/utah_steve22/ Song Credits: Easy Lemon 60 Second by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200077 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 118 Utah Steve
Gear Review: The Xersion Packable Down Jacket (RE-UPLOAD)
Okay, I fixed a couple of issues with this video from the first time I uploaded it. The jacket weighs .75 of a pound, not .75 of an ounce. Also, I reffirmed here that this is a true down jacket and is NOT synthetic as one commenter stated. I also provided proof of this. If you're interested in this very warm, very affordable jacket, it has unfortunately been pulled from the JCPenney website and replaced with a synthetic version that also includes a zipper on the front. They no longer carry the down version, but you might be able to find something similar in their clearance section. I hope this clears things up!
Views: 2279 Utah Steve
Day Hiking Waterfall Canyon, Ogden Utah
I hoofed it up Waterfall Canyon on a beautiful Sunday afternoon recently. It was spectacular and perfect. Come with me!
Views: 169 Utah Steve
Steven Grames (Utah Outdoor Adventures) Channel Trailer!
Hi there! This is just the intro video for my channel, Steven Grames (Utah Outdoor Adventures). I'm a musician, writer, poet and outdoors enthusiast. Hope you like it! And, as always, feel free to like, comment, share, subscribe. Thanks, guys!
Views: 192 Utah Steve
Gear Review Wednesday: The Eureka Solitaire Bivy/Tent
In this episode of Utah Outdoor Adventures with Steven Grames, I'm doing an in-field review of the Eureka Solitaire bivy/tent. The segments were filmed on Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake. It was my first time using it, and here I'll give you some of my first impressions of this awesome and affordable tent. By the way, this is a solo tent that I bought for backpacking, but I shared it with my 6-year-old son, Dylan. It was a tight squeeze!
Views: 3088 Utah Steve
The Esbit Stove Preview!
In this episode of Utah Steve Outdoors, I'm previewing the Esbit solid fuel stove. It runs about $20 on Amazon. I bought it in an effort to lighten my pack weight and wanted something that took up less space. Here, I take a closer look at it and give it an outdoor test run. I have a new channel, if you're interested... It's called "Utah Steve Daily" and is my daily vlog, which details a bit more about me personally. At this point, there are only a couple of episodes up, but there is a new one every day, so if you like people vlogs, check it out and subscribe! Thanks for all your support, guys! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7ncknLlZXiJEJFg7RKhw4Q
Views: 169 Utah Steve
A day at Pineview Reservoir, Utah (and a tragedy averted)
On May 17, 2014, my boys and I spent the day fishing at Pineview Reservoir in Huntsville, Utah. We had a close call with Julian (Jude) the youngest, but thankfully we all made it home safe and sound :)
Views: 838 Utah Steve
USV #151: Trial Lake 2018...Part One!
I recently went on an overnighter with my sons, Dylan and Jude into the Uinta Mountains. We had a great time, slept in the SUV, made S'mores, fished and explored. I had so much fun with my best buddies. Here's part one of several...
Views: 128 Utah Steve
The Journey to King's Peak: Episode One, Henry's Fork Trailhead to Elkhorn Crossing 080618
Day one of an epic hike through the Uinta Mountains in Utah with my son, Murphy. We're slowly making our way toward King's Peak, the highest point in Utah. In this episode, we journey from the Henry's Fork Trailhead to Elkhorn Crossing where we wander into the woods and set up camp for the night.
Views: 225 Utah Steve
Hammock Camping Cold Water Canyon in the Snow!
Toward the end of November, I decided to get out in the snow and not only winter camp for the first time in years (I won't tell you how long), but also hammock camp for the first time. I also hiked to the top of the Indian Trail. It was a great overnighter...and many lessons were learned, as you'll see.
Views: 3508 Utah Steve
Fishing with Kids, Episode Two: 21st Street Pond (Late September 2017)
After getting skunked in the first episode at Glassman Pond, we did much better at the 21st Street Pond in Ogden. The fishing was decent, even if things did get a little tangled...
Views: 287 Utah Steve
Gear Preview: The Osprey Ultralight Zip Organizer
I have to say, I LOVE this thing. It has made backpacking and hiking a snap. I never head for the hills without it.
Views: 9721 Utah Steve
Backpacking Wall Lake in the High Uintas (my first solo overnighter!)
Mid-July 2016, I went on my first solo overnight backpacking trip (somebody usually tags along). It was absolutely awesome. I will definitely be doing this a lot in the future. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Views: 614 Utah Steve
Solo Camping the Spiral Jetty, Episode 4 (Dec 2017)
In this final video in the Spiral Jetty series, I wrap things up with a deluxe Ramen lunch, complete with ingredients a la Tmax.
Views: 122 Utah Steve
Gear Review: The Ravpower 8400mAh battery charger
Today I'm reviewing the The Ravpower 8400mAh battery charger. It's a great little piece of equipment that I will definitely be including on future backpacking trips. I've tested it thoroughly and give it five stars :)
Views: 389 Utah Steve
Gear Preview: The Summit Outfitters Self-inflating Travel Pillow Preview
I just got myself a new self-inflating pillow from Summit Outfitters. It runs about 20 dollars on Amazon. I gave it an initial test run here, as well as talked about some of my experience with other products. This would be great not only for outdoor ventures, but could make a great travel pillow on a bus, plane, in the car...wherever. I'm pretty impressed with it so far.
Views: 318 Utah Steve
DIY ultralight backpacking stove and cook pot: cheap, easy and light!
In this episode, I'm making an alcohol stove and cook pot out of very inexpensive things from the grocery store...like a cat food can and a chili can. It's super easy and super cheap!
Views: 2479 Utah Steve
Backpacking Hayden Lake, Episode 4 (Finale): Here, fishy, fishy! (August 2017)
In this final episode of the Hayden Lake backpacking trip into the Uintas with Mr. Tmax, we finally get a fish and savor every bite as Joe uses his expert culinary skills to fry that bad boy up! This is the final episode in this series. I hope you've enjoyed it!
Views: 128 Utah Steve
Day Hiking the Hidden Valley Trail, Episode One: Finding the Hidden Trail (mid Nov 2017)
I recently went on a solo day hike along the Hidden Valley Trail in Ogden, Utah. In this first episode, I get a little lost due to the Hidden Valley Trail being very, well, hidden. I finally got my bearings and was on my way... Here is the link for the Antelope Island Hike : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqwgIP5Lwqw&t=442s Here's the link for the Birdsong Trail Hike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nufpxXxPHCs&t=1s
Views: 148 Utah Steve
Gear Review Wednesday: The Steri-pen Traveler UV Water Purification
In this episode of Utah Outdoor Adventures with Utah Steve, it's Gear Review Wednesday once again, and this week I'm reviewing the Steri-Pen Traveler water sterilization pen. Unlike many other water filtration system, the Steri-pen uses UV light to destroy 99.999% of all bacteria and pathogens. So let's weigh the pros and cons of this magic wand and find out just how well it works...
Views: 309 Utah Steve
Spring in Utah's West Desert: 2017!
We spent a cold and windy night in Utah's West Desert recently (we: my oldest son, Ash, his wife, Abby and Dylan, Jude and myself). We took the tent trailer out for the first time this year. With temps overnight dipping into the 20s, I was glad we weren't in tents. A nearby US Army base paid us a visit a few times by buzzing our camp with Blackhawk helicopters, which was way more impressive than what it looks like on the video. I used the Go Pro until the card was full (the reason I gave in the video was incorrect...Go Pro does not make quicktime videos. They turned out to be extra .wav files), and my Samsung S7 Active phone for the remainder. Hope you like it!
Views: 236 Utah Steve
Gear Preview: The Fontic Packable Lightweight Backpack
IN this episode, I'm previewing a great little backpack from Aishanglang Sportswear Company called the Fontic Packable Handy Lightweight Travel Backpack/Daypack. It was sent to me by the company to try out, and here are my thoughts so far... for more info. check it out on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FTZM4ZY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Views: 129 Utah Steve
Thrift Store Thursday: The Magic Heat Emergency Stove
New 'Thrift Store Thursday' episode from Utah Outdoor Adventures with Steven Grames: This week's outdoorsy find at the local thrift store is the Magic Heat Emergency Stove. I bought two of them for just five bucks each, never been used. In this episode, I'm testing the thing out to see how it performs vs other small camp stoves. I also snagged a Camelbak Chute water bottle, a $27 value, for just 69 cents. Amazing! Of course, as always, there are outtakes at the end...
Views: 129 Utah Steve
Repackaging an MRE to reduce weight/garbage
IN this episode, I decided to take an MRE that I had on hand and repackage it according to what I was actually going to take with me on a hike, as well as to reduce its overall weight. It turned out pretty well, and I took it with me on a hike the next day. I didn't use everything in the MRE, as you'll see, nor did I have to worry about where to put all of the packaging garbage while on the trail. Also, I taste-tested a portion of the meal in this video.
Views: 168 Utah Steve
Product Preview: The Foxelli H2O Beetle Hydration Backpack
The good people at Foxelli sent me yet another item to test out: The H2O Beetle Hydration pack. This is a great little pack for everything from mountain biking, to running, to hiking and more. I have to say, I have been really impressed so far. Here are some of my initial thoughts...
Views: 116 Utah Steve
Solitude on Wheeler Creek, Episode One: Feb 2018
Another video from my new "Solitude" series, I headed back to the Wheeler Creek Trail in nearby Ogden Canyon for a freezing (literally) cold overnighter by myself. This is the first of 3 episodes from this trip. Hope you like it! Utah Steve on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/utah_steve22/
Views: 153 Utah Steve
Rainy Day Solo Hike/Gear Test: Frogg Toggs vs Coleman rain suits
Last week, it was raining buckets near my house, so I decided it was the perfect time to get outside and test some rain gear: The Frogg Toggs rain suit vs the Coleman one. Who do you think won? It was quite the adventure...
Views: 7603 Utah Steve
Car Camping the High Uintas with Mr Tmax, Part Two: Dinner! July 2017
In this second part of several, Mr Tmax and I teamed up again for a car camping overnight adventure in the High Uintas at the 10, 000 foot level. Here, Mr Tmax is in charge of dinner via Dutch Ovens! Oh, and a funny thing happened to me on my way through the woods...
Views: 89 Utah Steve

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