Backpacking Shark Tank: ”Genius” Ideas That Will Solve Your Trail Problems! (Episode 210)

December 5th, 2022

Brice, an entrepreneur and CEO of Vaucluse Gear, joins the show to discuss innovative and unique ideas for the outdoor community. Brice shares his own product which seeks to solve the problem of back sweat while also giving feedback to Derek and Carl about their own "innovative" ideas. See below for a full description of Brice's product!

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Some of the Topics Discussed
-Backpacking Gear
-Preventing Back Sweat
-Multiple uses for gear
-Backpacking gear companies
-Vaucluse Gear

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Gear Showdown!!! Debating THE BEST Gear Options with Brad ’Crow’ Felton (Episode 209)

November 28th, 2022

'As the Crow Flies Hiking' (Brad Felton) joins the show to co-host and debate the best gear options in 4 different categories.

Check out Crow's Content! It's great!
-Instagram: @Asthecrowflieshiking
-Youtube 
-Facebook

Some of the Topics Discussed
-Backpacking Gear
-Backpacking Tents: Nemo, Zpacks
-Backpacking Backpacks: Granite Gear, Hyperlite Mountain Gear
-Backpacking Sleeping Pads: Nemo, Thermarest
-Backpacking Stoves: Jetboil, BRS

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EMILY FORD: How to Thru Hike in Winter, Borrow a Dog, Backpack With Old Gear & More! (Episode 208)

November 21st, 2022

Famous backpacker Emily Ford joins the show to discuss the documentary of her winter thru hike of the Ice Age Trail. Villain Jesse co-hosts and has very strong reactions about hiking solo and how to unfreeze a Nalgene. Also...'Dog Trivia'.

Emily Ford's Documentary: Breaking Trail on Outside +

@Emilyonthetrail

Website: https://www.emilyontrail.com/

Check out Jesse's GDT Trailer and Episode 1. They're great!

Some of the Topics Discussed
-Backpacking Gear
-Backpacking
-Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin
-Backpacking with Dogs
-Trail Angels

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Villain Jesse’s IMPOSSIBLY BAD Backpacking BLUNDERS…And How to Overcome Them (Episode 207)

November 14th, 2022

Villain Jesse joins the show to conduct a reverse interview. He shares some of his biggest blunders from his Great Divide Trail video series. Derek and Carl discuss how to handle missing gear, bears that can open bear lockers, and much more.

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Some of the Topics Discussed
-Backpacking Gear
-Backpacking
-Great Divide Trail (GDT)
-Bears, Food Storage and Bear Survival

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Would You Survive This?! 4 Insane Stories of Human Perseverance (Episode 206)

November 7th, 2022

Derek and Carl have scoured the libraries of American and the trillions of pages of internet resources to give you 4 insane stories of human survival. How would Derek and Carl handle these situations? How would you? Also, how will Derek do at 'Survivor Trivia'?

Some of the Topics Discussed
-Survival Stories
-Backpacking
-Survival Tips
-Survivor...3 Different Ways

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Podcast Showdown!!! B&B VS. The Backpacking Podcast (Episode 205)

October 31st, 2022

John Kelley and Jeremiah Stringer join the show for a podcast competition. Backpacking tips, trivia and Derek's nonsense ensue. Who won? You be the judge!

John Kelley's Youtube Channel and Instagram Page

Jeremiah Stinger's Youtube Channel and Instagram Page

Some of the Topics Discussed
-National Parks
-Backpacking Gear
-Backpacking Trip Planning
-Bees

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Grand Tetons and the Trip of Doom (Episode 204)

October 24th, 2022

Derek and Carl take you on a trip that had the makings of disaster. In this unique, narrative-based episode a recent trip to the Grand Tetons is chronicled with the few (and remaining) people who were actually willing to go despite impending bad weather.

Some of the Topics Discussed
-Grand Teton National Park
-Backpacking Gear
-Backpacking Trip Planning
-Backpacking in bad weather

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ROWAN SMITH: How to Overcome Nausea, Disaster Days, Stair Machines & More! (Episode 203)

October 17th, 2022

Rowan Smith from Summit Strength joins the show and drops pearls of wisdom about challenges with training. Per tradition, Carl throws his own ideas at Rowan to see if any of his outside-the-box strategies are any good.

Check out Rowan's Training for Trekking Podcast and the Training for Trekking Facebook Page.

Topics Discussed
-Backpacking Gear & Snacks
-Training Tips
-The Problem with Stair Stepping Machines
-The Next Great Podcast Challenge

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DEVIN ASHBY: Bad Habits and Mistakes EVERY Backpacker Makes (Episode 202)

October 10th, 2022

Devin Ashby from the Backcountry Exposure joins the show to discuss his experiences with his latest Youtube Video about bad habits and mistakes for backpackers. Carl takes the opportunity to challenge Derek on his own mistakes during trivia.

Some of the Topics Discussed
-Waymark Gear
-Backpacking Gear
-Backpacking Trip Planning
-Nemo Sleeping Pads, Platypus Quickdraw

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10 Lies Bear Grylls Told You (Episode 201)

October 3rd, 2022

Derek and Carl run down a list of 10 ridiculous things that have been promoted on Bear Grylls' survival show. Which of these would Derek actually be willing to do?

Some of the Topics Discussed
-Survival Dos and Don'ts
-Survival Skills
-Tips for Newbies

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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

Check out Chicken Tramper Gear and follow them @chicken_tramper_gear

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Check out Salty Britches and follow them @getsaltybritches

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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. 

Follow Christine Reed on Instagram: @ruggedoutdoorswoman

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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