Life in the outdoors


A video in portuguese for all those who speak the language and that regularly watch my videos and are subscribers to my channel. Thank you for the support and warmth.

Um vídeo em português para todos aqueles de expressão lusófona que regularmente assistem aos meus vídeos e que estão inscritos no meu canal. Obrigada pelo apoio e carinho.


What I carry in my backpack

I was tagged by Donald a.k.a. Topwolf1964

I’m tagging:
RealitySurvival –
kertw1 –
wawhiker –

So, I’ll let you know who tagged who and I’ll put a “(#)” next to the names of those who have responded to the tag and made a video of their own. I checked these out yesterday and a few today, so there may be new additions. I’m not subscribed to most of these people, so only by going to their channels to check would I know if they’ve made a video or not.

So as far as I can tell, it started with scubadude1970 (#) who tagged Oregonmikes, Reallybigmonkey1 (#) and SoulSurvivorX2.

Reallybigmonkey1 tagged eltenda (#), Topwolf1964 (#) and Survivalstudent (#).

Eltenda tagged only one person: houseoffire72 (#) who tagged Bravethewilds (#), MrCoop1967, Whitetailbushcraft and polishedcornerstones. Bravethewilds tagged wayofthewilds.

Topwolf1964 tagged alonewolverine1984 (#), CampSmarts (me) and SoulSurvivorX2. Alonewolverine1984 tagged outdoor700, survivalmike and ausurvival. I tagged RealitySurvival, kertw1 and wawhiker.

Survivalstudent (tagged by reallybigmonkey1) tagged andersbork (#), briargoatkilla (#) and expertsurvival. Andersbork tagged 1097411 (#), alonewolverine1984 (who had already been tagged by Topwolf1964) and saradreaming (#). 1097411 tagged simplysurvival01 (#), Ghostsquatter1 and SRSS2012. Saradreaming tagged TheWoodsmenJoe (#), beactivelife and giutoniolo.

Expertsurvival (tagged by survivalstudent) tagged varavild, jediknightofthewoods and outdoordude93.

TheWoodsmenJoe (tagged by saradreaming) tagged bushcraftbartons, JoeandZachSurvival, karenchakey (#) and allenh60. karenchakey tagged fog360 (#) robertmccallum1 and SurviveN2. Fog360 tagged alloutdoor1, strat2206 and g0vqw.

SRSS2012 (tagged by 1097411) tagged medicjimr, shugemery and fog360 (who made a video but refers to being tagged by karenchakey).

So, as far as I know that’s it! It’ll will change soon though. Some people are really fast at turning these out!

Picking a winner

Congratulations to the winners!

My first unboxing video! John, aka IntenseAngler, sent me the prize I won on his subscriber appreciation giveaway. I thought I should share these moments with you! It was so much fun to participate in his contest that it gave me the last push I needed to have my own giveaway. If you have a channel and an excuse to have a giveaway, I suggest you do it. Not only is it fun for those that win, but also for those that participate and for the one who is hosting it.

This is the link to IntenseAngler’s video announcing the giveaway:

This is the link to my Video Response:

This is the link to IntenseAngler fishing for a winner:

Camp Smarts now has over 100 YouTube Subscribers! This is a giveaway to celebrate that fact.

1st Prize: 1 Trangia Aluminum Mess Tin; 1 Tool Logic Signal Fire; 1 Altoids Smalls; 1 “Survival” Bandana; 1 AMK SOL Emergency Bivvy; 1 Paracord Bracelet; a $20 Gift Certificate
2nd Prize: $20 Gift Certificate

To gain entries to the giveaway:
YouTube – “Like” + “Favorite” + Comment (“100”) = 1 entry
Blog – “Follow” + “Like” post + Comment (“100”) = 1 entry
Facebook – “Like” + “Like” post + Comment (“100”) = 1 entry
Twitter – “Follow” + Retweet my giveaway tweet + tweet me (@CampSmarts) a comment (“100”) = 1 entry
YouTube Video Response = 5 entries
If you do all of the above, you can gain up to 9 entries to this giveaway!

Make sure I can verify on your feed that you “like” and “favorite” this video. I will reply to your comment and confirm your entry once I have verified that you have completed each step.

Video Responses can be about anything related to hiking, backpacking, portaging, survival, bushcraft, fishing… VR must include 3 shout-outs: 1 to Camp Smarts (me :-), 1 to a channel that has more subscribers than you and 1 that has fewer subscribers than you.

Contest closes May 11th, 2012 and the winner will be picked on May 12th. However, the announcement video might only be uploaded on the 13th or 14th (these videos sometimes take 8 hours to upload, if there are no errors 🙂

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