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The Practical Backpacking™ Podcast features informative interviews with adventurers and leaders in the outdoor community. More episodes are available at www.practicalbackpacking.com/show/

The Practical Backpacking™ Podcast features informative interviews with adventurers and leaders in the outdoor community. More episodes are available at www.practicalbackpacking.com/show/
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The Practical Backpacking™ Podcast features informative interviews with adventurers and leaders in the outdoor community. More episodes are available at www.practicalbackpacking.com/show/

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English


Episodes

PBP Episode 54 - The Unseen Africa

6/16/2014
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This episode features an intercontinental talk that I had with Francis Tapon. Francis is in the midst of a 4-year adventure in which he will visit the 54 countries of Africa. Part of his mission involves creating a television show that will depict unique features concerning life, culture, and experience throughout Africa that might otherwise be missing or is seldom presented in mainstream programming. Wilderness hiking, car camping, and travel backpacking are essentially the ways in which...

Duration:00:59:36

PBP Episode 53 - Tell it on the Mountain

4/16/2014
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In this episode Shaun Carrigan, producer of the long-awaited Tell it on the Mountain film, talks about the inspiration, experiences, and challenges behind producing this adventurous tale that follows the journeys of several hikers along the Pacific Crest Trail. Tell it on the Mountain entertains everyone from the casual hiker to the mileage-minded goal setter. Listen in to get some behind-the-scenes 411 on the making of this two-hour film that is now available via digital download and DVD.

Duration:00:35:24

PBP Episode 52 - Brunton Solar Power

4/4/2014
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This episode is all about power in the backcountry. Chris Currah, Product Line Manager for Brunton, talks with me about solar and portable power options to charge everything from headlamps to laptops. Chris explains some basic terms associated with solar panels including amperes (amps), volts, watts, and photovoltaic cells. Various power solutions are discussed to keep electronic gear going for longer adventures in the wilderness.

Duration:00:54:54

PBP Episode 51 – Hiking Goals

2/18/2014
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In this episode, Kolby Kirk (Condor) talks with me about his hiking goals, journaling, trail adventures, and creative projects. Kolby speaks candidly about his hiking experiences and shares his personal approach to getting the most out of his time spent in the wilderness. The Hike Your Own Hike mentality is alive and well in Kolby’s […] The post PBP Episode 51 – Hiking Goals appeared first on Practical Backpacking™ Podcast.

Duration:01:26:51

PBP Episode 50 – Eric Ryback Hiking Legend

3/24/2013
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This episode features my talk with hiking legend Eric Ryback. Eric hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1969, the Pacific Crest Trail in 1970, and the Continental Divide Trail in 1972. He is recognized as the first person to thruhike the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail. And he was the first person to […] The post PBP Episode 50 – Eric Ryback Hiking Legend appeared first on Practical Backpacking™ Podcast.

Duration:01:07:51

PBP Episode 49 – Outdoor Research Handwear

12/15/2010
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In this episode I interview, Ammi Borenstein, the Director of Design and Development for Outdoor Research. Ammi answers use-specifc questions regarding the company’s wide-ranging line of gloves and mittens. He provides thorough details regarding the technical materials included in various handwear models, for protecting the hands in a variety of wilderness situations. The post PBP Episode 49 – Outdoor Research Handwear appeared first on Practical Backpacking™ Podcast.

Duration:00:31:59

PBP Episode 48 – Eddie Bauer First Ascent

12/9/2010
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This episode features details regarding cold-weather insulation clothing in the First Ascent line from Eddie Bauer. To get the facts on layering, insulative clothing, and insight into the history and outdoor gear offerings of Eddie Bauer, I speak with the company’s Director of Technical Outerwear and Technical Sportwear: Andrew Turner. Andrew has extensive knowledge of […] The post PBP Episode 48 – Eddie Bauer First Ascent appeared first on Practical Backpacking™ Podcast.

Duration:00:54:00

PBP Episode 47 – Trail Designs Ti-Tri Sidewinder

11/28/2010
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In this episode, I talk with Russ Zandbergen about the Trail Designs Ti-Tri Sidewinder stove system and inferno wood-burning insert. Russ is the President and Co-Founder of Trail Designs LLC and maintains the innovative manufacturing company along with fellow-founders Lee Zandbergen and Yosemite-resident Rand Lindsly. With detail and pride, Russ explains the Ti-Tri’s multi-fuel capabilities […] The post PBP Episode 47 – Trail Designs Ti-Tri Sidewinder appeared first on Practical...

Duration:00:43:56

PBP Episode 46 – Exped DownMat

10/18/2010
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This episode presents a conversation that I had with Kaj Bune. Kaj is the Director of Marketing for Exped LLC in North America. Our talk centers on the company’s DownMat – Exped’s popular goose-down backcountry sleeping mat that features an integrated pump. Kai shares detailed information about the DownMat’s design and its wide range of […] The post PBP Episode 46 – Exped DownMat appeared first on Practical Backpacking™ Podcast.

Duration:00:47:03

PBP Episode 45 – Hammocks 101

2/13/2010
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This episode is all about hammocks. I’ve asked Brandon Waddy of Warbonnet Outdoors to help answer some basic, introductory questions regarding camping hammocks and hammock accessories. Brandon and I discuss the types, benefits, and features of hammocks. And offer some practical tips for the use of hammocks in the backcountry. Whether you’re a curious beginner […] The post PBP Episode 45 – Hammocks 101 appeared first on Practical Backpacking™ Podcast.

Duration:00:46:44

PBP Episode 44 – RailRiders

11/23/2009
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This episode features my conversation with John d’Arbeloff – the President and Founder of RailRiders. Our talk focuses primarily on the company’s popular VersaTac pants and Eco-Mesh shirt. However, there’s a generous overview of several other RailRiders products. John tells us about the fabric, features, and function of his tough and practical outdoor clothing line. The post PBP Episode 44 – RailRiders appeared first on Practical Backpacking™ Podcast.

Duration:00:46:27

PBP Episode 43 – Blue Mountain Heritage Trail

9/3/2009
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In this episode I talk with Dick Hentze. Dick is the Chairman of the Board for the Blue Mountain Heritage Trail Association [501(c)(3)]. Dick amd others are working hard to establish a new, long trail for backpackers and other outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy year-round. The Blue Mountain Heritage Trail (BMHT) is a loop trail of […] The post PBP Episode 43 – Blue Mountain Heritage Trail appeared first on Practical Backpacking™ Podcast.

Duration:00:25:40

PBP Episode 42 – Walking the Amazon

7/7/2009
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This episode features my interview with former British Army Captain Ed Stafford. Ed is in the midst of an expedition of a lifetime – backpacking the entire length of the Amazon River. Driving himself through constant obstacles and denying fear’s hold on him, Ed’s spending over 2 years trekking thousands of miles of dense jungles, […] The post PBP Episode 42 – Walking the Amazon appeared first on Practical Backpacking™ Podcast.

Duration:00:47:07

PBP Episode 41 – Backpacking Couple

4/16/2009
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In this episode Lawton Grinter (Disco) and Felicia Hermosillo (P.O.D.) share what it was like to backpack as a couple for over 5,000 miles. In recent years, the couple hiked both the Continental Divide Trail (see Walkumentary) and the Pacific Crest Trail, living on love, patience, trial and error, and whatever they could fit into […] The post PBP Episode 41 – Backpacking Couple appeared first on Practical Backpacking™ Podcast.

Duration:00:48:07