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Two Days til Her PCT Thru-Hike

5/21/2018
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We. Talk. Food. Sabrina left for the PCT TWO DAYS after we did this episode. She was in final planning mode and was getting her last ducks in a row. Here are all the foods she recommended: Smashmallow Baker on Main ZipFizz Snickers (Almond AND Hazelnut) Excalibur Dehydrator (it makes food) We compared poison ivy (great audio … Continue reading Two Days til Her PCT Thru-Hike →

Duration:01:36:29

Overnight on the Appalachian Trail (Part 3)

5/14/2018
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The CONCLUSION to Kinsey and Cody’s Appalachian Adventure. Resources to plan your AT hike: Postholer’s AT map (the trailhead and weather overlays are super helpful!) The trailhead we started from Gear I mentioned: Osprey Exos 58 (I LOVE THIS PACK!) MSR Water Filter (smaller and updated since I purchased) Gear Kinsey mentioned: NEMO Rave – … Continue reading Overnight on the Appalachian Trail (Part 3) →

Duration:00:58:12

Overnight on the Appalachian Trail (Part 2)

5/7/2018
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Trekking poles are tricky. I talk about how I use them to go up and downhill. If you’re interested in the Nature’s Call Merit Badge system, send me a Facebook message (just click the “Send Message” button) and we can chat about you’d like to see in the program! Resources to plan your AT hike: Postholer’s … Continue reading Overnight on the Appalachian Trail (Part 2) →

Duration:01:10:59

Overnight on the Appalachian Trail (Part 1)

4/30/2018
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My wife Kinsey’s first backpacking trip! We stayed at the Moreland Gap Shelter on the AT. We met a lot of thru-hikers and even more sections hikers. You can hike the AT in bite-sized pieces if you only have a week or two a year to get out! Resources to plan your AT hike: Postholer’s … Continue reading Overnight on the Appalachian Trail (Part 1) →

Duration:01:30:20

How to Burn Your Space Blanket… The Bushwhack-Mountaineer Way

4/23/2018
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For hundreds of years, people have walked the Camino de Santiago from all over Europe. Our guest this week, Jeremy Enns is a podcast producer and long-time hiker and backpacker. He told us the story of the time he woke up to find a friend burning his space blanket for warmth (and to ward off … Continue reading How to Burn Your Space Blanket… The Bushwhack-Mountaineer Way →

Duration:01:18:40

My FIRST River Diary + Tentsile Una Review

4/16/2018
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The Big Red Canoe, affectionately named “Clifford” by my wife, made his first splash in the San Marcos River. It. Was. A. Blast. I threw my little brother into the water. I got wet. I got cold. It was all worth it. The good people over at Tentsile were kind enough to send over their … Continue reading My FIRST River Diary + Tentsile Una Review →

Duration:01:23:53

The ULTIMATE Camp Food Taste Test

4/9/2018
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I contacted every company that makes camp food, freeze-dried or not. These are the kickass companies who supported our community by getting back in touch with me AND sent a ton of samples for us to test on this episode and upcoming episodes: OvaEasy (fear not the egg crystal, boys and girls) Omeals (free samples available … Continue reading The ULTIMATE Camp Food Taste Test →

Duration:02:25:53

How a Plane Crash Changed Rock Climbing Forever

4/2/2018
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Dirtbaggers rolled in cash, they bought steak dinners and left $100 tips, they showed up with new gear and nice vans to live in. The winter of ’76/’77 was a crazy time to climb in Yosemite Valley. The source of the cash? Thousands of pounds of primo weed in Lower Merced Lake. Camp 4, infamous … Continue reading How a Plane Crash Changed Rock Climbing Forever →

Duration:00:56:13

How ONDA Blazed a Trail in the Oregonian Desert

3/26/2018
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Renee Patrick, prolific thru-hiker and adventure blogger, works with the Oregon Natural Desert Association to craft a brand-new, 750-mile route in the Oregonian high desert. She tells us her outdoor story, which began in the woods of Wisconsin, took her to Africa with the Peace Corps, and led her to the AT (Appalachian Trail), PCT … Continue reading How ONDA Blazed a Trail in the Oregonian Desert →

Duration:01:24:09

10-Year Globetrotting Couch-Surfer invents BivyPack

3/19/2018
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Kenny Flannery has been hitch-hiking, couch-surfing, and (stealthily) camping for the last 10 years. He doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. How to Travel the World on a Shoestring Kenny just started. He caught a ride from New York City to Wyoming on a family trip, then a friend bought him a train ticket and … Continue reading 10-Year Globetrotting Couch-Surfer invents BivyPack →

Duration:00:58:58

Caprock and Palo Duro with SlingFin

3/12/2018
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Tested out a new backpacking tent from SlingFin on this episode. David and I give a thorough, whiskey-fueled review of SlingFin’s 2Lite Trek. Guys, seriously, SlingFin is making cool stuff and they have been awesome to the podcast. They lent me the 2Lite Trek I used in this episode. David and I loved this tent. … Continue reading Caprock and Palo Duro with SlingFin →

Duration:01:21:25

Re-Inventing the Rain Jacket

3/5/2018
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The co-founders of Perilous Outdoor Company, Michael and Konner, share their outdoor journey (altitude sickness in Colorado and hail in Big Bend) AND their vision for a new rain jacket, one with an integrated pack cover. As promised in the episode, as soon as these guys go to market I’m buying a jacket (and then … Continue reading Re-Inventing the Rain Jacket →

Duration:01:11:14

Liz and Danny Share Thru-Hiking Wisdom and Their 7000mi Plan

2/26/2018
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Pro-tips abound with veteran thru-hikers Liz and Danny. To everyone asking to hear from Liz again, you’ve been heard! If you’re looking for those Liz and Danny approved footwear selections, here ya go: Alta Lone Peak – Men’s Alta Lone Peak – Women’s La Sportiva Wildcat – Men’s La Sportiva Wildcat – Women’s If you’re … Continue reading Liz and Danny Share Thru-Hiking Wisdom and Their 7000mi Plan →

Duration:03:59:01

Cairn and Conor McElyea Upgrade Backpacker Adventures… Every Month

2/19/2018
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Conor McElyea, Senior Product Guru with Cairn, told his outdoor and professional story (hint: it involves a lot of mosquitos, a search for snow in a drought, and a smidge of tricking friends into the backcountry). Upgrade your adventures this month: Sign up at GetCairn.com (use the code “NATURE5” to save $5 off your first … Continue reading Cairn and Conor McElyea Upgrade Backpacker Adventures… Every Month →

Duration:01:53:47

A (Brief) History of Water Filters

2/12/2018
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Remember when you died of cholera? Dysentery? If you’re reading this, you didn’t die of those diseases. Water filtration and cleanliness is what keeps those diseases at bay. Slate.com recently published an article about why you shouldn’t filter your backcountry water, basically accusing the outdoor recreation industry of perpetuating myths about waterborne pathogens that only … Continue reading A (Brief) History of Water Filters →

Duration:00:38:51

Patagonia’s Fight to Protect Our Wild West(ern) Lands

2/5/2018
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Patagonia’s Ron Hunter, manager of employee activism, joined Cody to talk about his life spent outdoors and why it inflamed his passion to protect wild spaces. From the 1950s, camping in national parks on family road trips, to Yosemite’s hallowed Camp 4 in the 1970s, Ron Hunter has spent a lifetime in love with America’s … Continue reading Patagonia’s Fight to Protect Our Wild West(ern) Lands →

Duration:01:25:45

Why Joe Robinet Became a Outdoorsman

1/29/2018
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It all started in an empty lot in his neighborhood, next door to a mechanic’s shop. Make-believe with childhood friends turned into study and discipline, which took Joe to college, then into the woods as a guide. Joe’s Axe Recommendations I asked Joe for advice on axes during the interview. Here’s what he recommended: Gransfors … Continue reading Why Joe Robinet Became a Outdoorsman →

Duration:01:26:52

Building a Quinzee in the Canadian Wintry Wilds

1/22/2018
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Chris Penny is a lifelong Canadian outdoorsman. He’s been camping and playing in the snow since he was a kid in Ottawa. Building a Quinzee and Urban Camping at the Bus Station Chris told a story of building a quinzee that was too big to sleep in and the time he wouldn’t pay for a … Continue reading Building a Quinzee in the Canadian Wintry Wilds →

Duration:01:35:04

Trail Diary: Winding Stair Winter Overnight

1/15/2018
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After a week of everyone in my office coming down with the flu, I got sick of fluorescent lights and coughing co-workers. So I ran away to one of my favorite places: Ouachita National Forest. Winter Overnight at Winding Stair I hiked a couple miles in and made camp under the rock shelf where I … Continue reading Trail Diary: Winding Stair Winter Overnight →

Duration:01:44:55

The Magical History of the Camp Stove

1/8/2018
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The Year was 1850. Victorian high society was obsessed with the picnic. They translated all the baubles and sophistication of a Victorian dining room outside. They were really into the juxtaposition of the formal dining experience and the informality of the outdoors. Up until this point, picnics consisted of cold food: meats and cheeses, fruit, … Continue reading The Magical History of the Camp Stove →

Duration:01:43:57

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