Episode 120 - Travels With Hafa

December 14th, 2020

Author Nathan Pettijohn joins the show to share his story Travels With Hafa. Billed for adventurers, vagabonds, and dog lovers there's a little something for everyone in this travel memoir. Also discussed are controversial dog topics and a show Nathan pitched to a producer called Pet Bucket List

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Episode 119 - Talk to Yourself…From the Future

December 7th, 2020

In this awkwardly named, Derek-themed episode, the guys discuss each of their top 3 pieces of advice to their younger selves. Carl then brings up the top 3 critical reactions from the Canyonlands episode. And they are pretty critical. The third part of this episode allows Derek to react to the "Who Dunnit" movie. He was fooled for months but says he has no reason to be embarrassed. Also: Time Travel Trail Trivia.

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Episode 118: The World’s Toughest Race with Sonja Wieck

November 30th, 2020

The World's Toughest Race (The Eco Challenge) is currently the best running adventure-based series on Amazon Prime. Sonja Wieck, from team Iron Cowboy, joins the show to discuss all things adventure. Dubbed the race "that eats Iron Men for breakfast" Sonja discusses all aspects of adventure and what it's like to have Bear Grylls give you some encouragement...from a helicopter. Also, how would Derek fair in such an event?

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Episode 117 - Spice Up Your Meals (Without a Spice Wheel)

November 23rd, 2020

Jesse from the famous Backcountry Forward Youtube channel joins the show as a guest host. He brings helpful tips and comedic genius to an episode that features uncommon and unexpected ways to improve your backpacking meals. Derek chimes in at the end with his ridiculous and embarrassing Thanksgiving Day story.

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Episode 116 - A Series of Unfortunate Canyonlands Events

November 16th, 2020

Derek and Carl recount a series of bad decisions from preparation to execution that led to another backcountry debacle. Fellow adventurer, Nate from the July crew, joins the show to give his perspective on the decision-making. Derek plays referee. 

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Episode 115 - “Small” Upgrades That Make a Big Difference

November 9th, 2020

Derek and Carl discuss "minor" adjustments that they've tried over the years that improved their outdoor adventures. The word "small" is in quotations because Carl's list involves items that are on the costly side while Derek's list involves two items that Carl challenges. In fact Carl claims that one of Derek's items is the worst answer he's ever given on the podcast while another of his items he's discussed at least 5 times. You be the judge.

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Episode 114 - The Random Gear Box

November 2nd, 2020

We all have gear that's been collecting dust for years. What do we do with it? And are any of us at risk of becoming a gear hoarder? (Derek certainly thinks Carl has already crossed that threshold.) This episode discusses the various options we have for the gear we rarely use and how to evaluate its value. Derek and Carl dig through their own random gear boxes to basically judge each other based on the stuff they've kept. Also, are there some items you may have cast aside that could still be worth hanging onto?

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Episode 113 - Cold Soaking & Other Terrible Ideas

October 26th, 2020

Season 4 is underway! Derek and Carl kick things off by discussing some outdoor trends that simply are not very good. And, regarding Derek's list, "trends" is a term that should be used loosely.

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Episode 112 - 10 Strangers In The Winds

September 14th, 2020

What happens when you invite 10 strangers to attend a backpacking trip in a remote part of Wyoming? The trip includes a high mileage day, a multiple mountain pass day, off trail scrambling, and elevations around 12,000'. Is this a recipe for disaster or an opportunity for a new adventure? Derek and Carl recap a unique trip filled with unique characters. Also, a new bad place to store bear spray (as evidenced by a spray victim) is discussed.

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Episode 111 - Calling Upon Search & Rescue…for the 2nd Time

August 24th, 2020

Derek and Carl recount the narrative of the disastrous FKT attempt in Yosemite last summer. Carl thought pulling out of the event prior to the trip would help avoid a catastrophe. But did he actually cause one? Also, is the greatest National Parks SAR operation slightly inefficient? You be the judge.

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Episode 110 - Uncommon Gear Reviews & Trip Report

August 10th, 2020

Back from Ansel Adams Wilderness, Derek and Carl review a number of items not commonly referenced by most critics (including some that really have no business being on the trail). Carl challenges Derek about his contributions to the trip and insinuates that he might be the culprit of the "rock-in-the-pack" prank. In response to an odd trivia question, does Derek believe Mary and Joseph made their journey to Bethlehem 1000 years after Jesus was born?

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Episode 109 - On The Trail 2020

July 27th, 2020

Derek and Carl are out with the crew in Ansel Adams Wilderness. Each member offers up opinions and tips from their own experiences. Carl accuses Derek of putting a rock in his pack. Knowlton crafts a backcountry sailboat. And Rocky sings a song about maps.

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Episode 108 - How To Avoid 3 Common Hiking Problems

June 23rd, 2020

In the first summer episode, Derek and Carl are joined by Rowan from Summit Strength to address some common physical problems people experience on the trail. Rowan gives some options for how to better train and improve balance and strength to avoid these problems. Derek claims he rarely gets hurt and is challenged during trivia to identify some common and uncommon ailments.

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Episode 107 - The Season Finale

June 3rd, 2020

Derek and Carl cover a lot of ground in this episode. Derek challenges Carl to a What's that sound? game with backpacking related noises. Everyone listening can play along of course. A Farm to Feet sock review, Season 3 agreements, summer predictions and a big time announcement make up the rest of the episode...along with some mp3 tidbits and the Ham radio reaction.

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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 are 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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