Episode 131 - A Game-changing Stove, Adventure Revenge & a Mystery…Solved!!!

March 1st, 2021

Derek and Carl discuss a new stove on the market that might help you out (especially in the long run). What is adventure revenge? And Carl has come up with a plan to solve a backpacking mystery discussed on the podcast once and for all. Derek has a very, very strong reaction to this. 

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Episode 130 - Dear Derek (A Marginal Advice Episode)

February 22nd, 2021

Fellow adventurers from across the nation and beyond submitted a number of backpacking related questions to the podcast seeking the advice and wisdom from outdoor "expert" Derek. Topics range all over. There's something for everyone. Also, is Derek the kind of guy who microwaves Tuna in a crowded breakroom and then leaves to eat it somewhere else? Last thing: does anybody read these descriptions?

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Episode 129 - ‘Alone’ Winner Dave McIntyre!

February 15th, 2021

Season 2 winner of the hit TV show 'Alone', Dave McIntyre, joins the show and discusses survival, behind-the-scenes details, life after the victory and much, much more. Derek and Carl react to his wealth of information and evaluate their own chances of success at the show. Also, Derek gets challenged on his thought that bringing only 1 pair of underwear on a trip is appropriate. 

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As mentioned in the episode Dave McIntyre's The Fall. Also you can book him for a speaking engagement here.

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Episode 128 - Derek vs. Carl - Debating Trail Controversies

February 8th, 2021

Strangely, this is the first time Derek and Carl have had a formal debate episode. Five "hot" topics were chosen for the guys to debate. Derek comes prepared, Carl doesn't think he needs to. Also, does name dropping a much-discussed ranger win Derek a point? And can it be cold when the sun's out?

Carl reviews this awesome pack -- the Crown2 -- from Granite Gear.

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Episode 127 - The Top 5 “Easiest” Ways to Lighten Your Load

February 1st, 2021

Can you shave pounds without spending any money? Yes! A number of options discussed by Derek and Carl are free! Are all of them 'easy' as the title suggests (and Carl intended)? You be the judge. Also, Carl gets ahold of a customer service rep from a company that he's been trying to reach for about a year. And did a successful trail prank get thwarted by one of the B&B crew after all?

The SCRUBBA was also reviewed in this episode. Check it out here.

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Episode 126 - Stop Making These 8 Mistakes!

January 25th, 2021

This is not your typical record of mistakes. Whether you're a beginner or a trail veteran, you're probably making one or eight from Derek and Carl's lists. It's time to fix these problems! Derek offers up some surprisingly legit solutions. Also, Carl discusses podcast review drama.

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Episode 125 -Fun Facts for Gear Nerds (and Normal People)

January 20th, 2021

Derek and Carl explore some details about gear that you just may not know...and may actually help you. Carl attempts to lay some ground rules for the episode and challenges Derek on the "fun" portion of his gear facts. Each of the guys share what they are nerds about. Derek is somehow a water nerd (whatever that means). 

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Episode 124 - Trendy Ideas That Are Going to Die

January 11th, 2021

Derek and Carl discuss trends related to backpacking and the outdoors that they will predict will soon die out. They, of course, completely disagree with each item on their counterpart's list. Carl challenges Derek about how trendy his ideas are in the first place. Derek doesn't believe half of Carl's ideas even exist as an issue. Also, why is Derek listening to another podcast about horoscopes? 

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Episode 123 - 9 Lies Your Sales Clerk Told You

January 4th, 2021

Derek and Carl address some information passed on by outdoor sales clerks that might not be completely true. Some of them are funny and absurd while others are things you might still believe. The guys do their best to explain these falsehoods and Carl attempts to bring science into one of his explanations. Also, is Derek a liar? Carl challenges Derek with some old stories that haven't been shared on the podcast before.

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Episode 122 - B&B Radio Volume 2

December 28th, 2020

Derek and Carl field a variety of questions and comments from fellow adventurers. Just a few questions/topics that came up: how do you handle a creepy group member, do other people (besides Derek) use old episodes as "research", and what does Derek have nightmares about?

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Also, guest Chris from Bexar Outfitters has some helpful videos!

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