40 episodes

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

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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.

    Episode 40 |Story Short: The Anthropology of a Trail

    Episode 40 |Story Short: The Anthropology of a Trail

    Who or what makes a trail? This is the question Backpacking Light author Ben Kilbourne asks himself (and us) as he reads his essay The Anthropology of a Trail.

    • 11 min
    Episode 39 | Matt Mason: Bikepacking and Public Lands

    Episode 39 | Matt Mason: Bikepacking and Public Lands

    In today’s podcast, we are joined by Matt Mason. Matt is a multi-hyphenate adventurer and backpacker turned bikepacker. Our chat functions as kind of a Bikepacking 101 class, so if you've been thinking of taking up the sport but don't know where to start, this is a great entry point. We also talk about Matt's efforts at public land advocacy in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.

    • 42 min
    Backpacking Light Podcast | 038 | Skills Short - Tenkara Fly Fishing

    Backpacking Light Podcast | 038 | Skills Short - Tenkara Fly Fishing

    In this Skills Short episode, Ryan and Andrew talk about the essential skills and gear needed to take up the sport of tenkara-style fly fishing.
    Click here for show notes: https://backpackinglight.com/episode-38-skills-short-tenkara-fishing/

    • 28 min
    Backpacking Light Podcast | 037 | Endurance Training for Backpackers

    Backpacking Light Podcast | 037 | Endurance Training for Backpackers

    In this episode, Ryan chats with Dirk Friel, co-founder of TrainingPeaks, about endurance training for backpackers and how to get the most out of limited training time. Also in this episode: hiking in a post-covid world, wilderness permits, bear-canister compatible packs, synthetic insulation, and more.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Episode 036 | Salamander Song

    Episode 036 | Salamander Song

    In this episode, Backpacking Light Managing Editor Andrew Marshall reads his essay Salamander Song - a love letter to the soggy, squelchy, perpetually socked-in Great Smoky Mountains.

    • 17 min
    Backpacking Light Podcast | 035 | Les Stroud

    Backpacking Light Podcast | 035 | Les Stroud

    In this episode, Ryan and Andrew chat with Survivorman Les Stroud about his new book "Wild Outside."

    Also in this episode: training and recovery tools, a new stove from Jetboil, and a book that digs deep into the housing crisis in towns that function as outdoor portals.

    • 1 hr 11 min

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