The Backpacking Light Podcast explores the technology, gear, skills, and philosophy of backcountry wilderness travel through stories, interviews, and investigative reports.
Jeff Garmire and the Colorado Trail FKT
In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Andrew and Ryan interview some of the folks who came together to make friend’o-the-podcast Jeff Garmire’s recent FKT of the Colorado Trail a success: Maggie Slepian, Dylan Harris, Nik Tizekker, and, of course, the Fastest Known Tiger himself.
Backpacking Light Podcast | 031 | 40 Days Unsupported in Eastern Russia (Tully Henke)
In this episode of the Backpacking Light podcast: National Public Lands Day, transitioning from summer to fall gear, UV light as a water treatment technology, an interview with adventurer Tully Henke about his epic trek through the wilderness of eastern Russia, and attempting to answer the question: "why do I walk?"
Backpacking Light Podcast | 030 |Adam Federman and the ANWR (Part 2)
In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Andrew follows up with Type Investigations journalist Adam Federman to find out what’s new with the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Then, Ryan reads his essay “What is Ultralight Backpacking: How We Talk About Ultralight.”
Backpacking Light Podcast | 029| The Bohohobos' Big Trek
In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Ryan and Andrew talk to Aïscha Tomasoa and Jesper Jensen - the Bohohobos - about their epic trek through Scandinavia as novice backpackers.
Also in this episode: relationships while backpacking, gear, a new Backpacking Light website coming soon, and more!
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.
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.