90 episodes

A podcast for newbies to grizzled veterans of the trail. Each week a new themed episode is released addressing a range of camping, hiking, and backpacking topics.

Backpacking & Blisters Derek and Carl

    • Wilderness

A podcast for newbies to grizzled veterans of the trail. Each week a new themed episode is released addressing a range of camping, hiking, and backpacking topics.

    Episode 98 - Ramen Bombs, Spam & Jetboil Hate?

    Episode 98 - Ramen Bombs, Spam & Jetboil Hate?

    Derek and Carl and joined by Youtuber Jesse from Backcountry Forward for an in depth discussion regarding cooking setups. They discuss budget cookware vs. titanium, fuel efficiency issues, just how reasonable it is to bring the Jetboil, and much more. Also, is Spam a common backpacking food?
    Be sure to check out Jesse's channel for a wealth of backcountry information...including how to make the Ramen Bomb!
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    JUST RELEASED!: Part 2: How to Find a Sasquatch - The Encounter(s)
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    or email:  hikercman@netscape.net

    • 55 min
    Episode 97 - A Prepper's Paradise

    Episode 97 - A Prepper's Paradise

    Fieldcraft expert Bill Stoker from Stokermatic Youtube Channel joins the show to discuss essential skills while out in the wilderness. He is a wealth of knowledge and information. Derek and Carl also discuss strategies for these strange times -- head to the hills or hunker down? Carl discusses how to access National Parks that shut down while Derek encourages "onion hands." FYI - this episode was recorded over a week ago and things are changing fast so please keep that in mind.
    Check out Bill Stoker's awesome channel!
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    Please check out our latest video: How to Find a Sasquatch Part 1
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    Twitter Account: @BackpackingBli1
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 96 - Trail...Conspiracies?

    Episode 96 - Trail...Conspiracies?

    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.
    Check out our latest video: How to Find a Sasquatch Part 1...just released!
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    Twitter Account: @BackpackingBli1
    or email:  hikercman@netscape.net

    • 49 min
    Episode 95 - The Best (and Worst) Gear of...1995

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

    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.
    Check out our latest video: How to Find a Sasquatch Part 1...just released!
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    Twitter Account: @BackpackingBli1
    or email:  hikercman@netscape.net

    • 36 min
    Episode 94 - Your Longest Day Yet!

    Episode 94 - Your Longest Day Yet!

    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.
    Check out our latest video: How to Find a Sasquatch Part 1...just released!
    GET MORE CONTENT! Please support us at Patreon to get bonus episodes, videos, and priority invites to B&B "events!" It's a safe and secure way to support your favorite content providers.
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    Twitter Account: @BackpackingBli1
    or email:  hikercman@netscape.net

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

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

    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?
    GET MORE CONTENT! Please support us at Patreon to get bonus episodes, videos, and priority invites to B&B "events!" It's a safe and secure way to support your favorite content providers.
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    Twitter Account: @BackpackingBli1
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    • 50 min

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