BECKER, SHUG, JOHN KELLEY, ROCKY & MORE! - Their Best Backpacking Tips (Episode 200)

September 26th, 2022

Welcome to Season 6! In this episode Dan Becker, Sean "Shug" Emery, John Kelley, Rocky Brown and more guests weigh in with their best backpacking tips. 

Some of the Topics Discussed
-Backpacking Gear 
-Trip Planning and locations
-Tips for Newbies

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199 - The BEST Tips for…Taking Kids, Teens , Spouses, Etc.

September 19th, 2022

Derek and Carl discuss the best tips for taking the younger ones -- many of which you probably have not heard. Many of these tips apply to spouses, girlfriends/boyfriends and newbies.

Some of the Topics Discussed
-Backpacking Gear 
-Trip Planning and locations
-Tips for Newbies, kids, teens, spouses, etc.

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198 - ROB BOURGOIN: Hiking With Bags Over Our Heads, Gear Gone Missing & Another Fake Ranger

September 12th, 2022

Rob Burgoin joins the show as a co-host. A number of interesting and unexpected stories emerge from a recent trip Rob took with Carl. Even though he met Rob just prior to the trip, Carl did not hold back with giving Rob as much nonsense as he could handle.

Some of the Topics Discussed
-Backpacking Gear 
-New to backpacking
-Fanny packs, Toothbrush shaving, Fake Rangers

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197 - Genius Ideas or Foolish Blunders — YOU BE THE JUDGE!

September 5th, 2022

Derek and Carl discuss experiences from the trail (and beyond) to determine if these are legit life hacks or foolish decisions that could get people into trouble. Also, a friend of the show calls Derek out on his poor trivia questions. And Derek calls Carl out on an awkward interview moment with somebody he knows quite well.

Some of the Topics Discussed
-Backpacking Gear 
-Off trail navigation
-Road tripping and gas stations
-Product Review: CAMP Sunglasses

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196 - Two Up and Coming Gear Companies That Can Help You and One…

August 29th, 2022

Three gear companies join the show for this jam-packed episode. Derek and Carl have found two gear companies that they think might be helpful to you and one that Carl feels is price gouging everyone. Also, can shirt sleeves make good tent pole stuff sacks and why are mustaches coming back so strong? And how will Derek do at 'Word Puzzle Trivia'?

Some of the Topics Discussed
-Backpacking Gear 
-Backpacking Accessories
-DIY Backpacking Gear
-Garmin inReach Locator Beacon

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195 - Rodent Revenge, Hiking Liars & Alltrails Misdirection in One Trip!

August 22nd, 2022

There is A LOT to learn from the extremely strenuous July trip this year. Derek leads the interview to figure exactly what happened in the Pacific Northwest this year. Carl challenges Derek to commit to future trips. And what basic piece of gear did most of Carl's family go without on a recent excursion?

Some of the Topics Discussed
-AllTrails App 
-Gear Options
-Pacific Northwest Backpacking
-Food choices
-Trip Planning
-Bad Trail Intel Revenge

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194 - CHRISTINE REED: Gear Talk, Ranger Wisdom & Inspiring Perseverance

August 15th, 2022

Author Christine Reed joins the show to talk about all things backpacking and life. Fun, heart-warming and self-reflective moments from her book, Alone in Wonderland, make for a very engaging conversation with the author. And Carl calls out Derek on a big time trivia blunder. 

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Some of the Topics Discussed
-What's in Christine's Pack
-Gear Options
-Wonderland Trail
-Colorado Trail
-Appalachian Trail
-Identity and purpose as a backpacker and an adult

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193 - Eliminate These 7 Newbie (and Veteran) Mistakes with Jesse

August 8th, 2022

Jesse from Backcountry Forward joins the show as a guest host to discuss common mistakes new backpackers, and sometimes veterans, will make. Also, Jesse makes a pretty hefty accusation about Carl's next trip.

Some of the Topics Discussed
-Shaving Pack Weight
-Gear Options
-Mood Boosters
-Trip Planning

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192 - Little Pack of Horrors

August 1st, 2022

Derek and Carl try to shave more weight from backpackers who are WAY OVERPACKED! Tupperware Mike and Craftroom Jason literally weigh in with their packs, gear, and decisions. Can the podcast help these guys trim their packs?

Some of the Topics Discussed
-Shaving Pack Weight
-Gear Options

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191 - RANGER ANN: Getting Deputized, Dangerous Intel & Secret Trails

July 25th, 2022

Ranger Ann joins the show to talk everything from taking the law into your own hands to the hopeful end of WAG bags. Also, why is the ranger station trail intel so bad and are there secret trails that rangers know about? Special thanks to Tupperware Mike for helping conduct the interview!

Some of the Topics Discussed
-Trip Planning
-Permits and permit violations
-Backpacking Gear
-National Parks
-Capitol Reef National Park (click to check it out!)

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190 - Are You Self-Contained and Selfish or a Gear-Sharing Disaster?

July 18th, 2022

Derek and Carl break down weight savings vs. convenience and make a case for both sides of this debate. But there's one piece of gear they suggest everyone should always bring themselves. Also, Carl challenges Derek with outdoor song-themed trivia.

Some of the Topics Discussed
-Cutting Pack Weight
-The most/least durable gear
-The strongest arguments for and against sharing gear

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189 - The BEST Gear We Found at the Outdoor Retailer Show

July 11th, 2022

We attended this summer's OR Show and picked out the best gear we could find. On-site interviews, gear reviews and the story about Carl finally connecting with Buff are included in this jam-packed, gear-packed episode. There's something for everyone!

Some of the Gear Discussed
-Jetboil MiniMo
-Thermacell Mosquito Repeller 
-Mystery Ranch Bridger 65 Backpacking Pack
-Fox River Socks
-Cusa Tea/Coffee Drink Mix Packets
-Vargo Bot 700 Titanium Mug/Pot

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188 - TAYSON WHITTAKER: The 6 Biggest Gear Mistakes You Might Be Making

July 4th, 2022

Tayson from Outdoor Vitals joins the show to discuss some of the biggest gear mistakes you might be making. Gear choices can impact your comfort, performance  and overall trip enjoyment. Carl and Tupperware Mike suggest their own ideas to Tayson. Also, what has Tayson's long beard been caught in?

Topics Discussed
-Backpacking Gear Mistakes
-Newest Backpacking Gear from Outdoor Vitals 

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187 - SEAN ”SHUG” EMERY: In Defense of Junk Food, Spoons & Chocolate Drawers

June 27th, 2022

Shug joins the show to talk about everything from hammocks to spam to trail food ideology. If you know Shug then you know there's never a dull moment in this interview!

Some Topics Discussed Include:
-Backpacking Gear
-Backpacking Hammocks
-Backpacking Food
-Calling Search and Rescue

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186 - Your Most Bizarre Trail Questions…Answered!!!

June 20th, 2022

Should I bring bear spray in black bear country? Can I burn toilet paper in my cat hole? Can Derek name a national park (other than Yosemite)? These are just the tip of the iceberg of questions here.

Topics Discussed:
-Bear Spray and Black Bears
-Leave No Trace with toiletries
-National Parks
-Backpacking Skills
-Trail Dates
-And much more

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185-10 Tiny Pieces of Gear That You Should Bring! (Or Leave Behind)

June 13th, 2022

What are the small essentials? How big should your knife be? Are portable batteries becoming a necessary part of backpacking? Derek and Carl are joined by Tupperware Mike for this gear-based episode that somehow encompasses strange alternatives to chapstick.

Topics Discussed
-Best Backpacking Gear 2022
-Backpacking Gear List
-Best HIking Gear
-Backpacking for beginners to advanced hikers

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Gear Hacks That Might Change Your Life (Revisited)

June 6th, 2022

This episode explores using gear in creative ways and learning how to handle gear more efficiently to make for more successful trail days. How do you fill that darn filter bag with the small hole? Are there light weight hygiene options? Should you be aware when others are taking care of their business? These questions and much more will be addressed. Also, is there Giardia dirt?

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184 - The Darwin Awards - The Best of the Worst Decisions You’ll Ever Hear

May 30th, 2022

What is the worst decision you've ever made on the trail? Perhaps this episode will make you feel better about that. Derek and Carl highlight some humorous trail blunders that might catch you by surprise. The latest Lifestraw filter is reviewed. And Rocky weighs in about Chia seed water.

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183 -JACKIE KRUEGER: Crazy Stories & Surprising Gear Fails on the PCT

May 23rd, 2022

Thru hiker Jackie Krueger joins the show to share some of the most unique, surprising and downright crazy hiking experiences Derek and Carl have ever heard. And if you've listened to the show enough, that's really saying something. Also, is Carl still bitter about something that happened on a trip 4 years ago? Derek think so.

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182- 9 Pieces of Gear That Succeeded/Failed in Canyonlands

May 16th, 2022

What happened when Derek and Carl took 10 others to Canyonlands? A lot! Surprising stories come out as they review 9 pieces of gear they tested. And also, what did they do right and what did they do wrong?

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