Episode 106 - The First 40 Miles

May 25th, 2020

The pioneers of the backpacking podcast join the show to reflect upon the ups and downs of their trail experiences. Heather and Josh from the First 40 Miles podcast share about their biggest trail fears, their most controversial statements, and how to determine Jelly Belly flavors when blindly putting them into your mouth. 

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Episode 105 - The Junk Drawer of Backpacking

May 18th, 2020

What is the junk drawer of backpacking? And why do we put so many different items there? Derek and Carl each suggest tips for organizing a particular area of your pack better -- what you should be putting there and what you should not. Derek, of course, suggests something that he doesn't do himself and violates backcountry rules. Also, Carl got ahold of an interesting item that Derek had previously brought up in trivia -- the Selk bag!

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Episode 104 - Backpacking Shark Tank

May 11th, 2020

The concept of Shark Tank revolves around entrepreneurs pitching their inventions to potential investors. Derek and Carl have come up with their own backpacking creations that they pitch to their own version of a shark, Tayson from Outdoor Vitals. Are any of these "products" viable? Also, Tayson challenges everyone to come up with names for upcoming OV products for some free gear. 

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Episode 103 - B&B Radio

May 4th, 2020

A variety of topics of discussed on this "call-in" show where fellow adventurers pose questions and comments about all things backpacking. 

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Episode 102 - Where to Hide Your Wallet & Other Weird Tips

April 27th, 2020

Do you pack your wallet or hide it in the car? How do you overcome a trail argument? How do you keep chips intact? This is just scratching the surface for the series of tips shared from Derek, Carl and many of their fellow adventurers. Also, Derek finds some unexpected items you may or may not have heard of.

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Episode 101 - Derek Challenges a Bigfoot Expert

April 20th, 2020

It took a while but Derek and Carl finally convinced a Bigfoot expert to the join the show. Owner of the Sasquatch Outpost in Bailey, Colorado and cohost of the podcast "You Don't Know Squatch," Jim Myers discusses his personal experiences and fields all the questions Derek has ever wanted to ask. Derek also responds to some challenges of his own...particularly about the Osprey being a budget pack. And Carl, again, tries to set up a listener call-in show. The first attempt failed.

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Episode 100 - Highline

April 14th, 2020

Chris Smead made a full, feature length backpacking movie called Highline! This episode features an interview with Chris along with Matt "Details" Favero about the epic journey that took place in the Uinta Mountains in Utah. Along with the story of the film, Carl asks questions about filtering cow poop water, putting cream cheese on one's feet to prevent blisters, and much more. Check it out at Highlinefilm.com!

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Episode 99 - Budget vs. Premium Gear

April 7th, 2020

Gear expert Justin Outdoors joins the show and reveals some gear you should consider that is high quality and highly affordable. Check out his awesome Youtube channel here! Derek and Carl chime in with a couple of their own gear ideas and, of course, disagree about what constitutes budget vs. premium. Derek believes Osprey and Zpacks to be in the budget category. Carl asks Derek's advice for how to get a free backpack. Also, is Backcountry Line Dancing trending?

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Episode 98 - Ramen Bombs, Spam & Jetboil Hate?

March 30th, 2020

Derek and Carl and joined by Youtuber Jesse from Backcountry Forward for an in depth discussion regarding cooking setups. They discuss budget cookware vs. titanium, fuel efficiency issues, just how reasonable it is to bring the Jetboil, and much more. Also, is Spam a common backpacking food?

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Episode 97 - A Prepper’s Paradise

March 23rd, 2020

Fieldcraft expert Bill Stoker from Stokermatic Youtube Channel joins the show to discuss essential skills while out in the wilderness. He is a wealth of knowledge and information. Derek and Carl also discuss strategies for these strange times -- head to the hills or hunker down? Carl discusses how to access National Parks that shut down while Derek encourages "onion hands." FYI - this episode was recorded over a week ago and things are changing fast so please keep that in mind.

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