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Backpacking Light Podcast

Backpacking Light Podcast

Backpackinglight.com

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The Backpacking Light Podcast explores the technology, gear, skills, and philosophy of backcountry wilderness travel through stories, interviews, and investigative reports.

Latest Episodes

Backpacking Light Podcast | 028| Making Your Own Backpacking Meals

In this episode of the Backpacking Light podcast, Andrew and Ryan discuss the gear, skills, and hacks you need to create your own backpacking meals. This giant two-hour episode is chock full of actionable tips, with input from Backpacking Light’s resident dehydration expert, Dave Swink, and Aaron Owens Mayhew, MS, RDN, CD from the Backcountry Foodie.

120 MIN1 w ago
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Backpacking Light Podcast | 028| Making Your Own Backpacking Meals

Backpacking Light Podcast | 027| Listener Q & A

In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Ryan and Andrew answer questions solicited from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also in this episode: catching up on quarantine life and new favorite gear.

63 MINMAY 22
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Backpacking Light Podcast | 027| Listener Q & A

Backpacking Light Podcast | 026 | Load Hauling: Featuring Kevin Timm of Seek Outside

In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Ryan and Andrew talk about load hauling - how to go as light as possible when the nature of your trip (packrafting, desert water carries, winter travel, etc.) requires specialized and (often) heavy gear. Also in this episode: Xero Shoes, Rogue Panda, and an interview with Kevin Timm of Seek Outside.

98 MINAPR 22
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Backpacking Light Podcast | 026 | Load Hauling: Featuring Kevin Timm of Seek Outside

Backpacking Light Podcast | 025 | Covid-19: What Does It Mean for Backpacking

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to sweep the world, Andrew and Ryan take a hard look at responsible backpacking in 2020. They are joined by Jeff Garmire: repeat guest, elite long-distance athlete, author, and FKT holder - and Maggie Slepian: thru-hiker, climber, freelance writer, and Managing Editor of the Trek.

45 MINMAR 28
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Backpacking Light Podcast | 025 | Covid-19: What Does It Mean for Backpacking

Backpacking Light Podcast | 024 | BPL Staff Picks: The Gear We Love, and Why We Love It

In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Ryan and Andrew talk about some of the BPL staff’s favorite gear from 2019. From there they transition into a larger discussion of Backpacking Light’s gear philosophy. Also in this episode: What's new at BPL,Andrew and Ryan’s favorite new gear,public lands news and headlines,interesting conversations in the forums, and much more! Please leave us a review and rating, it helps other people find our show!

64 MINFEB 15
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Backpacking Light Podcast | 024 | BPL Staff Picks: The Gear We Love, and Why We Love It

Backpacking Light Podcast | 023 | Henry Shires of Tarptent: Process, Materials, and Philosophy in Ultralight Shelter Design

Henry Shires is the President and Founder of Tarptent, a direct-to-consumer, cottage-industry tent manufacturer known for its light, stable, and roomy shelters. In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Andrew chats with Henry about his design philosophy and process, fabrics, Tarptent’s business journey, the importance of taking time away from your company to recharge, and much more.

55 MIN2019 DEC 21
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Backpacking Light Podcast | 023 | Henry Shires of Tarptent: Process, Materials, and Philosophy in Ultralight Shelter Design

Backpacking Light Podcast | 022 | SKILLS SHORT: Hypothermia and Frostbite - Treatment and Prevention

It may not technically be winter - but snow and temperatures are falling all across the country. To help you stay safe this season, this Backpacking Light SKILLS SHORT centers on frostbite and hypothermia and concludes with a brief discussion of Ryan's favorite winter gear.

31 MIN2019 DEC 12
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Backpacking Light Podcast | 022 | SKILLS SHORT: Hypothermia and Frostbite - Treatment and Prevention

Backpacking Light Podcast | 021 | Backcountry Coffee: Gear, Techniques, and Tips for Brewing the Perfect Cup

Coffee. What makes a good cup, what makes a bad cup, and what are the best ways to java yourself in the backcountry? In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Andrew talks with expert hikers and roasters alike to parse the tools and techniques you need to experience world-class coffee while backpacking.

48 MIN2019 NOV 30
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Backpacking Light Podcast | 021 | Backcountry Coffee: Gear, Techniques, and Tips for Brewing the Perfect Cup

Backpacking Light Podcast | 020 | SKILLS SHORT: Family Backpacking

Introducing children to the world of backpacking can be an amazing, uplifting experience. It can also go totally sideways. In this SKILLS SHORT Ryan and Andrew talk about best practices for family backpacking: route planning, trip types, gear, type one vs type two fun (kid edition!), safety, communication, and more.

36 MIN2019 NOV 27
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Backpacking Light Podcast | 020 | SKILLS SHORT: Family Backpacking

Backpacking Light Podcast | 019 | The Long Trail Fastest Known Time (Unsupported): An Interview with Jeff Garmire

Today’s guest is Jeff Garmire (trail name Legend). In the summer of 2019 Jeff achieved the fastest known time on Vermont’s iconic Long Trail, clocking all 272 miles in five days, twenty- three hours, and forty-eight minutes. Ryan and Andrew talk to Jeff about the nuts and bolts of his Long Trail FKT before transitioning into a conversation about mental health, relationships, and the philosophy of speed records.

60 MIN2019 NOV 1
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Backpacking Light Podcast | 019 | The Long Trail Fastest Known Time (Unsupported): An Interview with Jeff Garmire

Latest Episodes

Backpacking Light Podcast | 028| Making Your Own Backpacking Meals

In this episode of the Backpacking Light podcast, Andrew and Ryan discuss the gear, skills, and hacks you need to create your own backpacking meals. This giant two-hour episode is chock full of actionable tips, with input from Backpacking Light’s resident dehydration expert, Dave Swink, and Aaron Owens Mayhew, MS, RDN, CD from the Backcountry Foodie.

120 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Backpacking Light Podcast | 028| Making Your Own Backpacking Meals

Backpacking Light Podcast | 027| Listener Q & A

In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Ryan and Andrew answer questions solicited from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also in this episode: catching up on quarantine life and new favorite gear.

63 MINMAY 22
Comments
Backpacking Light Podcast | 027| Listener Q & A

Backpacking Light Podcast | 026 | Load Hauling: Featuring Kevin Timm of Seek Outside

In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Ryan and Andrew talk about load hauling - how to go as light as possible when the nature of your trip (packrafting, desert water carries, winter travel, etc.) requires specialized and (often) heavy gear. Also in this episode: Xero Shoes, Rogue Panda, and an interview with Kevin Timm of Seek Outside.

98 MINAPR 22
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Backpacking Light Podcast | 026 | Load Hauling: Featuring Kevin Timm of Seek Outside

Backpacking Light Podcast | 025 | Covid-19: What Does It Mean for Backpacking

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to sweep the world, Andrew and Ryan take a hard look at responsible backpacking in 2020. They are joined by Jeff Garmire: repeat guest, elite long-distance athlete, author, and FKT holder - and Maggie Slepian: thru-hiker, climber, freelance writer, and Managing Editor of the Trek.

45 MINMAR 28
Comments
Backpacking Light Podcast | 025 | Covid-19: What Does It Mean for Backpacking

Backpacking Light Podcast | 024 | BPL Staff Picks: The Gear We Love, and Why We Love It

In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Ryan and Andrew talk about some of the BPL staff’s favorite gear from 2019. From there they transition into a larger discussion of Backpacking Light’s gear philosophy. Also in this episode: What's new at BPL,Andrew and Ryan’s favorite new gear,public lands news and headlines,interesting conversations in the forums, and much more! Please leave us a review and rating, it helps other people find our show!

64 MINFEB 15
Comments
Backpacking Light Podcast | 024 | BPL Staff Picks: The Gear We Love, and Why We Love It

Backpacking Light Podcast | 023 | Henry Shires of Tarptent: Process, Materials, and Philosophy in Ultralight Shelter Design

Henry Shires is the President and Founder of Tarptent, a direct-to-consumer, cottage-industry tent manufacturer known for its light, stable, and roomy shelters. In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Andrew chats with Henry about his design philosophy and process, fabrics, Tarptent’s business journey, the importance of taking time away from your company to recharge, and much more.

55 MIN2019 DEC 21
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Backpacking Light Podcast | 023 | Henry Shires of Tarptent: Process, Materials, and Philosophy in Ultralight Shelter Design

Backpacking Light Podcast | 022 | SKILLS SHORT: Hypothermia and Frostbite - Treatment and Prevention

It may not technically be winter - but snow and temperatures are falling all across the country. To help you stay safe this season, this Backpacking Light SKILLS SHORT centers on frostbite and hypothermia and concludes with a brief discussion of Ryan's favorite winter gear.

31 MIN2019 DEC 12
Comments
Backpacking Light Podcast | 022 | SKILLS SHORT: Hypothermia and Frostbite - Treatment and Prevention

Backpacking Light Podcast | 021 | Backcountry Coffee: Gear, Techniques, and Tips for Brewing the Perfect Cup

Coffee. What makes a good cup, what makes a bad cup, and what are the best ways to java yourself in the backcountry? In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Andrew talks with expert hikers and roasters alike to parse the tools and techniques you need to experience world-class coffee while backpacking.

48 MIN2019 NOV 30
Comments
Backpacking Light Podcast | 021 | Backcountry Coffee: Gear, Techniques, and Tips for Brewing the Perfect Cup

Backpacking Light Podcast | 020 | SKILLS SHORT: Family Backpacking

Introducing children to the world of backpacking can be an amazing, uplifting experience. It can also go totally sideways. In this SKILLS SHORT Ryan and Andrew talk about best practices for family backpacking: route planning, trip types, gear, type one vs type two fun (kid edition!), safety, communication, and more.

36 MIN2019 NOV 27
Comments
Backpacking Light Podcast | 020 | SKILLS SHORT: Family Backpacking

Backpacking Light Podcast | 019 | The Long Trail Fastest Known Time (Unsupported): An Interview with Jeff Garmire

Today’s guest is Jeff Garmire (trail name Legend). In the summer of 2019 Jeff achieved the fastest known time on Vermont’s iconic Long Trail, clocking all 272 miles in five days, twenty- three hours, and forty-eight minutes. Ryan and Andrew talk to Jeff about the nuts and bolts of his Long Trail FKT before transitioning into a conversation about mental health, relationships, and the philosophy of speed records.

60 MIN2019 NOV 1
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Backpacking Light Podcast | 019 | The Long Trail Fastest Known Time (Unsupported): An Interview with Jeff Garmire
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