Episode 96 - Trail…Conspiracies?

March 16th, 2020

At times there are some strange things afoot on the trail. Derek and Carl explore some of these strange cases. Carl thinks Derek struggles with his story-telling skills. And Carl responds to the critical remarks from many fellow adventurers regarding the Buff.

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Episode 95 - The Best (and Worst) Gear of…1995

March 9th, 2020

It's that time of year when everybody comes out with their "best of" gear list for current and new models. If you've been listening for long enough you have probably figured out that Derek and Carl do not follow the pack. What about gear that has stood the test of time -- gear you probably have if you've been hiking for a while. And what about gear that's still around that shouldn't be? Maybe there's a way to repurpose some of that stuff. Also, a listener challenges Derek and Carl on their reaction to limiting packs to 25% of one's body weight. Carl fights back.

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Episode 94 - Your Longest Day Yet!

March 2nd, 2020

This is not a training episode! At least it's not in the traditional sense. Whether you're looking to knock down some miles or your permit dictates a heavy day, there are some ways to prepare for your longest day on the trail. Derek and Carl discuss strategies for putting more miles in on the trail. Awesome Youtuber "JK is Hiking" joins the show with his own story and his own perspective. Also, the Snickers bar debate is revisited.

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Episode 93 - 9 Pieces of Bad Advice You Should Stop Taking

February 24th, 2020

Women should never hike alone. Your pack weight should be about 25% of your body weight. These pieces of advice (and more) were submitted to Derek and Carl by fellow adventurers who seem to think they received some bad input. The guys discuss nine such suggestions and, of course, have serious disagreements. Also, they update their upcoming trips. And finally, have John Muir quotes become cliches?

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Episode 92 - Love It or Ditch It?

February 17th, 2020

Are you bringing items that should be left home? Everybody has an item or two (or more) in their pack that could easily be replaced with a lighter option or simply gotten rid of. Derek and Carl examine a number of these items that don't always get the attention they deserve but probably end up in your pack anyway. Will they suggest to ditch gear that's near and dear to you or will they downplay the importance of a critical piece of your arsenal? Probably. Also, Derek introduces the most outrageous gear people have brought in his trivia questions.

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Episode 91 - Don’t Go Out There Alone!

February 10th, 2020

It's hard to find the right people to go with...but it's worth it! Expert Devin Ashby from famed Youtube Channel Backcountry Exposure joins the show to share some of his experiences with different folk on the trail as well as the dos and don'ts of setting up a group trip. Derek and Carl come up with their own list of ways to find the right people to backpack with. Also, Derek has the most awkward response to a listener comment...maybe ever!

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Episode 90 - Don’t Pack Your Fears!

February 3rd, 2020

Are you packing extra items because you're simply concerned about the 'what if?' Probably. Most of us do that. But there are ways to prevent overpacking these unnecessary pieces of gear. There are lighter options and better methods to make sure you're simply not overloading your pack. Also, was Derek a podcast saboteur in the last episode as he made judgments about gear he'd never tried out?

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Episode 89 - These Gear Companies Can Help You!

January 27th, 2020

When you go to your local outdoor store or shop online you find the usual big name gear companies that dominate the market. Derek and Carl have 5 up and coming gear companies that you may or may not have heard of before that can help make your trip better. For ultralighters to newbies to budget conscious folk to clothing wearers to people who eat food...there's something for everyone! Also Derek and Carl get into a minor argument about trivia (shocking).

Rakaia Designs even quoted Derek from this episode. Check them out!

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Episode 88 - 5 Skills That Will Improve Your Trip!

January 20th, 2020

This is not your typical list of backpacking skills. Youtuber Kevin Outdoors joins the show to provide some insight on a few skills that will make your trip better. Derek and Carl then chip in with a couple of their own unexpected trail talents. Also, Derek administers a trivia that causes some controversy. 

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Episode 87 - Trust the Trail

January 13th, 2020

Derek and Carl are joined in this episode by the Trust the Trail podcast.

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