188 - The 6 Biggest Gear Mistakes You Might Be Making with Tayson

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 - In Defense of Junk Food, Spoons & Chocolate Drawers with ’SHUG’ (Sean Emery)

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 -Crazy Stories & Surprising Gear Fails on the PCT with Jackie Krueger

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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181 - Is the Backpacking Illuminati Manipulating Gear Sales? (And Other Conspiracy Theories)

May 9th, 2022

What 6 Conspiracy Theories have a direct impact upon your gear purchases, trail enjoyment and backcountry knowledge? Or, which ones are just generally interesting. Derek and Carl take a crack at it.

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180- 4 Revolutionary Trip Plans That Will Cause…Adventure!!!

May 2nd, 2022

Is there a way to level up your trip plans to create a unique type of adventure? Derek, Carl and fellow adventurer, Matt, suggest 4 different structures to consider. Also, is a backpacking chore chart appropriate?

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179 - How to Lose Weight on a Backpacking Trip

April 25th, 2022

Can you drop a few pounds on a trip? Derek and Carl think so! They each give their top 4 weight loss tips as it relates to the trip (completely unqualified by a nutritionist). And Derek even has one of the weirdest hydration suggestions you've ever heard.

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178 - We Give 3 REAL Backpackers a Gear Shakedown

April 18th, 2022

Can Derek and Carl lighten your load? They examine the gear and decisions of 3 backpackers from different states to identify areas of improvement. Is their advice legit or nonsense? You be the judge! Also, Derek has a very interesting trivia answer regarding Utah geography.

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177- 10 Innovative Gear Options for 2022 with Jesse

April 11th, 2022

Hiking season is heating up! Will Derek, Carl and guest host Jesse have some gear options that peak your interest for your upcoming miles? Also, why does Jesse talk to himself in bear country? And what does he say?

Some of the gear discussed:
Nathan Safer Run - https://bit.ly/3vkX1a0
Lifestraw Peak Squeeze - https://bit.ly/3jzPrTy
Unpaste
Durston Tents
Waterproof Memo Books Thru Notes
Nite Ize Cam Jam XT - https://bit.ly/3vmcJSt
Seasense Safety Blaster
Rawlogy Cork Ball
Nitecore Battery

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176 - 5 Pro Tips for Trip Planners (and Lazy Coattail Riders)

April 4th, 2022

How can you make your trips better/more efficient/smoother/funner? And who doesn't trust the advice of a podcast that uses the word 'funner'? Derek and Carl weigh with their pro tips and ask for your advice to solve a situation that's been plaguing them.

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175 - How to Avoid or Destroy Bugs with The Tick Terminator

March 28th, 2022

Do bugs tick you off? Then this episode is for you! Brian Anderson AKA 'The Tick Terminator' joins the show to talk about bug avoidance and destruction. Also, are Trapper Shacks safe? Can your dyer kills bugs?
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174 - THE…BEST…POOP TIPS & GEAR!!!

March 21st, 2022

Does Derek or Carl have any suggestions that can help make one of the more uncomfortable parts of backpacking more...comfortable? It's time to find out! Both hosts relay new tips and backpacking gear that might make your time with the cathole a little bit better.

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173 - You Can Do It! The BEST Fishing Tips & Gear For the Backcountry

March 14th, 2022

Who doesn't want an episode about fishing from two guys who don't fish? Fortunately backcountry fishing expert Derek Roedel joined the show to both ease your mind about learning a new skill with his encouraging and achievable tips as well as discuss an 11 oz versatile new fishing pole.
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172 - Our Biggest Gear Purchasing Mistakes (Don’t Do What We Did)

March 7th, 2022

Is there any gear you wished you hadn't bought? Learn from Derek and Carl's mistakes and don't buy the items that have failed them (and continued to fail them in some cases). Also, can Derek pass 'License Plate Trivia'?

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171 - We Bust So Many Myths It Will Make Your Head Spin!

February 28th, 2022

Do backpacking myths and old wives tales drive you the make decisions about gear and backcountry actions that are simply incorrect? Derek and Carl bust a large number of myths to make your backpacking adventures better and more efficient. Also, does Derek have reasonable trivia questions this time? Probably not.

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170 - Danger! Danger! Imposter Rangers & 7 Trail Pitfalls That Can Kill You!

February 21st, 2022

What are the biggest risks on the trail (not counting wild animals or monsters)? Derek and Carl address 7 trail pitfalls and how to overcome them. An imposter ranger harrasses a backpacker and then somehow calls into the show. Also, Derek tries to overcome 'Geography Trivia' after his recent claim about Czechoslovakia still being a country.

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