The Colonials on the TGO 2019

Discussion in 'Media Links' started by Gadget, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    Follow Bigfoot has his first instalment up on YouTube,
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  2. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I see Darwin in the group.
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  3. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    I find Bigfoot to be less tiresome
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  4. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Small packs.
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  5. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019
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  6. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    Episode 2
    (WARNING - ropey music selection)
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  7. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Not big on detail except the weight of the ultra ultra light packs.
  8. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Must be quite a drag having to constantly race ahead of the group to place the camera, race back to the group, walk past, run back to the camera, retrieve it, race back to walking party. At least it increases the mileage you can boast about... ;)
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  9. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Gotta say, i'm warming to that bigfoot bloke

    Seems to genuinely enjoy the trip, didn't pretend to be a know-it-all and listened to advice on his kit choices and doesn't seem to be pushing himself, products or his narrative :thumbsup:
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  10. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    38 is stout :thumbsup:
    Looks lovely with a blue sky:)
  11. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    Last one,

    Scary lookin' gaiters
  12. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Maybe it's just the way the footage is edited but it looks like they spent quite a bit of time road walking. Interesting group list at the end.
  13. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    Epically bad music. Enjoyable series. Bigfoot seems a good guy. Hope he does it again.
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  14. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

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  15. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

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  16. Mark James

    Mark James Backpacker

    Really good stuff! Great video that must really have taken some effort to film while on the challenge. Quite amazed at the tiny packs! Impressive!
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  17. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    From some of the comments I’ve seen, I think they will be back. I think they enjoyed it.
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  18. HillBelly

    HillBelly Section Hiker

    I enjoyed those vids. I must confess the American accent triggers a slight negative response in me when I hear it - expecting the person to be a bit loud and over opinionated. My bad. But I warmed to the guy and found him enthusiastic and not overbearing. His gear vids are interesting and gave me food for thought. I liked the bit where he is opting for the little swiss army knife - I've carried that as part of my kit since starting.. and its so handy : )

    Most of my gear and gear choices now seem to be aimed at my winter/late season trekking, but am tempted back into warmer weather hiking and as per Bigfoot - might give the ankle gaiter/shorts a go (I hate running hot) and look at the leggings and something like a minimus pant for camp wear.

    Time to look at lightening the load for some late Summer outings (I'm onto physio now with my knee to get some muscle back!)
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  19. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

  20. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    Darwin’s first episode is up. I like the new sparse commentary style. Some good videography. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

  21. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    Darwin's 2nd episode,
  22. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    I like him :)

    The posh fish and chips made me laugh though.
  23. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Childs portion? Lol
    I normally find him too polished, but enjoyed those, makes the tgo quite tempting...
  24. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    I find he talks like a presenter on CBBC, so less talk is a welcome change.
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  25. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    It's totally unfair and a silly criticism, but he just looks so well groomed lol

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