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Backwoods Beast

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About Backwoods Beast

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    Aspiring Mars Explorer
  • Birthday 06/03/1986

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    Reno, NV
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    Hiking, Drones,Travel, Ghost Stories, Alien Mysteries, Photography, Meeting Humans, Seeing Whats Out There.
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    Nikon D3600, iPhone 6s and my Phantom 4 drone
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    2010 Nissan Xterra

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  1. Thanks Chris!! You're the best!! Maybe we could do a video sometime, you fly drones too??
  2. Hello Everyone! This place is well known and pretty popular but check out the first 2 minutes of drone footage if you have the time. Still working on my editing skills but getting better!ūüėĀ
  3. Has anyone else heard any more on this story? The first thought I had is that it was an exploration gone wrong but the vagueness of everything just seems weird. Like what did he have in his hand? Why is there so much security at a place where "the government formerly tested nuclear bombs". Did security follow him for 8 miles or did he walk up to security at a place he arrived after 8 miles? Who was he? Anyways, just remember to be careful out there, read all the signs, and if authority approaches you, obey all their commands, ESPECIALLY if you have no witnesses around. https://www.ktnv.com/news/man-killed-after-trespassing-at-nuclear-site-in-nevada
  4. Hmm. Perhaps it doesn't recognize the file type? is it a .mov .mp4 or something common like that? Found this on the internet. I dont know if it is the same as your situation but it may give you a few new ideas. https://youtu.be/pc9XKejA5zo
  5. Just a tip too, you could ".zip" all of your files, this puts them in a condensed form and saves space if you don't plan on using the files frequently.
  6. Just a few questions, when you are dropping your files into pp are you dropping only your go pro footage in or do you put other clips into your sequence first? Then, are you having this issue with your playback in pp or is it an issue with an exported video? What kind of processor are you running?
  7. So this is always an interesting place to visit. The Lovelock Caves, where it is rumored that Giants Skeletons were once found here. I say rumored because the story seems to be getting more convoluted over the years and the actual account may not beet what was written about. Nonetheless, it is for sure that a taller tribe of Red Headed native Americans lived here and it is in Th Piute tales about their ancestors going to war with these people. this cave is the last stand of that battle.
  8. First we should all decide on location that would be fun for all of us, sounds like there may be a larger than usual group. Then just pick a weekend. Obviously I opt for Something in Northern Nevada but I can make it down South too as I've yet to do any exploring down there.
  9. I love it, It's not as gnarly as my jeep but it get the job done. Really would like to get a quad though to get to some of these far out places.
  10. Bob, You're Truly an inspiration. Keep up the great work! I remember when I found you almost 2 years ago you were barely over 100k and now you've blown up!
  11. We got a tour of the Goldfield hotel. Hope you like the video. Please like and subscribe.
  12. Thanks for replying guys. I bought a 2010 Nissan Xterra. Still need to get better tires and a tow package before she/s ready for the desert. But only 36k miles so I'm happy with the purchase.
  13. This is a video I did about a month ago where my mom and I explored to old Tea House on fannette Island. We also took the tour of the Vikingholm in Emerald bay shores. At the end of the video I get some blurry footage of an old ship wreck at the bottom of the lake. Hope you Enjoy.
  14. So I blew my jeep engine and Sadly I will have to take a short break from Exploring until I can get back on the road. hope all is well with everyone, John G.
  15. Here is a backpacking trip we took near the Lake Tahoe area at a place in the Desolation wilderness called Dardanelle's Lake.
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