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Hey, BirdShooter here. I am a Hiker, Backpacker (GAME '94), Author (Best Hikes With Dogs Georgia & South Carolina) and frequent visitor to the backcountry - especially in the Southeastern U.S.



If you are interested in hiking and backpacking topics like long distance trails, backcountry destinations, trans-continental adventures and major mishaps and learning experiences from the trail – then subscribe here. Since 2011, I’ve worked to podcast both novice and experienced travelers on the trail and hope you enjoy the interviews. You can also click to n2backpacking.com for bonus shows and older episodes.

n2backpacking Steve "BirdShooter" Goodrich

    • Wilderness
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Hey, BirdShooter here. I am a Hiker, Backpacker (GAME '94), Author (Best Hikes With Dogs Georgia & South Carolina) and frequent visitor to the backcountry - especially in the Southeastern U.S.



If you are interested in hiking and backpacking topics like long distance trails, backcountry destinations, trans-continental adventures and major mishaps and learning experiences from the trail – then subscribe here. Since 2011, I’ve worked to podcast both novice and experienced travelers on the trail and hope you enjoy the interviews. You can also click to n2backpacking.com for bonus shows and older episodes.

    Episode 80: Hiking With Kids

    Episode 80: Hiking With Kids

    In Episode 80, Dan Kreesberg joins the show to talk about raising an outdoor kid.  Dan is a naturalist, teacher, and a writer with numerous books, articles, and newspaper columns to his credit - many focused on teaching children how to appreciate the wilderness.  So in the podcast tonight, we discuss camping, hiking, and backpacking with kids - whether they are a toddler, child, or teenager. 



    Dan and I cover topics including taking kids on their first wilderness trip, what to do before you leave the house, what to do when you hit the trail, and we discuss some common mistakes that parents make.  Dan also tells us about his 40+ years of backpacking, how he raised an outdoor family, and shares his hiking plans now that his kids are grown adults.  Check out Dan's website to learn how to raise an outdoor kid or Best Hikes With Kids for more information. 



    Subject: Hiking With Kids

    Interviewees: Dan Kreesberg

    Interview Date: October 6, 2020

    Runtime: 1:12:06





    You can stream this episode for FREE by clicking the bar below or follow this link to subscribe to the podcast (via iHeartRadio, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Blubrry (Android), Facebook, Google+, Twitter, RSS or email). We have posted our most recent episodes on these podcast networks and hope you enjoy them.



    You can also support the show by purchasing downloads in groups of 10. For example, download Episodes 1-10 or 11-20 directly from N2Backpacking for $10. It's a great way to hear older shows, access bonus shows, and download podcasts for your off the grid travel. A list of 10 Packs is here, and your contributions are appreciated. Thanks for being a loyal listener, and drop us an email or post a comment to let us know how we are doing! Best wishes, BirdShooter



     

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 79: Summer In Spain

    Episode 79: Summer In Spain

    In Episode 79, Phillip (aka 3 Dub) joins us again to talk about his summer backpacking ~2400 miles in Spain and Portugal via multiple routes on the Camino de Santiago in 2019.  We last spoke with Phillip two years ago in Episode 56 when he talked in detail about his first hike on the Camino.  There's great information on how to hike the trail in that podcast, but he returns to the show tonight to talk again about the historic routes and why he did multiple thru-hikes of the trail last year.



    We also discuss Phillip's time on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Tour de Mont Blanc these last two years, what drives him to explore these long distance trails, and he shares a recent adventure where he left his backcountry campsite in the middle of the night.    



    Subject: Summer In Spain

    Interviewees: Phillip (3 Dub)

    Interview Date: August 20, 2020

    Runtime: 1:09:00





    You can stream this episode for FREE by clicking the bar below or follow this link to subscribe to the podcast (via iHeartRadio, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Blubrry (Android), Facebook, Google+, Twitter, RSS or email). We have posted our most recent episodes on these podcast networks and hope you enjoy them.



    You can also support the show by purchasing downloads in groups of 10. For example, download Episodes 1-10 or 11-20 directly from N2Backpacking for $10. It's a great way to hear older shows, access bonus shows, and download podcasts for your off the grid travel. A list of 10 Packs is here, and your contributions are appreciated. Thanks for being a loyal listener, and drop us an email or post a comment to let us know how we are doing! Best wishes, BirdShooter



     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 78: Brooks Range

    Episode 78: Brooks Range

    In Episode 78, Sarah Histand tells us about her three week traverse of the Brooks Range in Northern Alaska.  She is a native Alaskan who has done multiple packrafting and backpacking trips across the Brooks Range and throughout the State.  So Sarah talks about the logistics of the summer trip - including trailheads, resupply, the wildlife, and how to maintain communications across this vast wilderness that stretches ~700 miles across northern Alaska into Canada's Yukon Territory.



    Did I mention that Sara is a personal trainer?  Well she is ... and she has designed a website to get you into shape for your next backpacking adventure.  We also discuss the importance of preparing your body for the backcountry, common injuries that hikers and backpackers face, and simple exercises that you can do at home to prepare for your next multi-day adventure.  



    Subject: Brooks Range

    Interviewees: Sarah Histand

    Interview Date: July 30, 2020

    Runtime: 1:15:37





    You can stream this episode for FREE by clicking the bar below or follow this link to subscribe to the podcast (via iHeartRadio, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Blubrry (Android), Facebook, Google+, Twitter, RSS or email). We have posted our most recent episodes on these podcast networks and hope you enjoy them.



    You can also support the show by purchasing downloads in groups of 10. For example, download Episodes 1-10 or 11-20 directly from N2Backpacking for $10. It's a great way to hear older shows, access bonus shows, and download podcasts for your off the grid travel. A list of 10 Packs is here, and your contributions are appreciated. Thanks for being a loyal listener, and drop us an email or post a comment to let us know how we are doing! Best wishes, BirdShooter



     

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 77: Scottish Highlands

    Episode 77: Scottish Highlands

    In Episode 77, Philip Werner shares his experiences with the TGO Challenge which is a ~200 mile sea to sea crossing of the Scottish Highlands in the United Kingdom.  The event draws close to 400 people each year and requires a pre-approved route across the mountain ranges and bogs of Scotland.  Philip has completed two TGO backpacking trips and tells us the basics about the 15 day event.   



    In the show, we also discuss his his popular website SectionHiker.com, Phillip's guidebook on and passion for the White Mountains, and his transition from the software industry to a better life pursuing the wilderness.   



    Subject: TGO Challenge

    Interviewees: Philip Werner

    Interview Date: July 10, 2020

    Runtime: 1:01:12





    You can stream this episode for FREE by clicking the bar below or follow this link to subscribe to the podcast (via iHeartRadio, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Blubrry (Android), Facebook, Google+, Twitter, RSS or email). We have posted our most recent episodes on these podcast networks and hope you enjoy them.



    You can also support the show by purchasing downloads in groups of 10. For example, download Episodes 1-10 or 11-20 directly from N2Backpacking for $10. It's a great way to hear older shows, access bonus shows, and download podcasts for your off the grid travel. A list of 10 Packs is here, and your contributions are appreciated. Thanks for being a loyal listener, and drop us an email or post a comment to let us know how we are doing! Best wishes, BirdShooter



     

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 76: Backcountry Eats

    Episode 76: Backcountry Eats

    In Episode 76, Aaron Owens Mayhew joins the podcast.  She is a registered dietary nutritionist, long distance hiker, and entrepreneur that offers some tips on eating healthy and feasting like a King or Queen as you explore the backcountry. In the show, Aaron provides some tips on meal planning and offers some suggestions for inexpensive, tasty, and lightweight meals. She also tells us some common misconceptions and mistakes that backpackers make on the Trail.



    Aaron has spent the last two years traveling the country, running her meal planning business, and embracing the vanlife.  So join us for this interesting conversation on how she made a major pivot in her life and can help you with your next backcountry feast.  Or for more information on recipes and meal planning, check out her Backcountry Foodie website.  



    Subject: Backcountry Eats

    Interviewees: Aaron Owens Mayhew (Sling)

    Interview Date: May 7, 2020

    Runtime: 56:04





    You can stream this episode for FREE by clicking the bar below or follow this link to subscribe to the podcast (via iHeartRadio, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Blubrry (Android), Facebook, Google+, Twitter, RSS or email). We have posted our most recent episodes on these podcast networks and hope you enjoy them.



    You can also support the show by purchasing downloads in groups of 10. For example, download Episodes 1-10 or 11-20 directly from N2Backpacking for $10. It's a great way to hear older shows, access bonus shows, and download podcasts for your off the grid travel. A list of 10 Packs is here, and your contributions are appreciated. Thanks for being a loyal listener, and drop us an email or post a comment to let us know how we are doing! Best wishes, BirdShooter



     

    • 56 min
    Episode 75: Harrison’s Pierce Pond Camps

    Episode 75: Harrison’s Pierce Pond Camps

    In Episode 75, Tim Harrison snowmobiles to the top of Bates Ridge in northern Maine to catch up after our visit to Harrison's Pierce Pond Camps last fall.  The camp is 1/10th of a mile off the Appalachian Trail and is coveted by thru-hikers for the hearty 7am breakfast - served to backpackers in the scenic backdrop off Pierce Pond Lean-To and 16 miles from the nearest township.



    In the show, Tim tells us about running the camp since 1986, his experience with hikers over the years, shares some happy and sad moments at Pierce Pond, and offers some suggestions for those backpacking in Maine.   Sound interesting?  Then listen in or learn more about the camp here.  



    Subject: Harrison's Pierce Pond Camps

    Interviewees: Tim Harrison

    Interview Date: April 8, 2020

    Runtime: 46:28





    You can stream this episode for FREE by clicking the bar below or follow this link to subscribe to the podcast (via iHeartRadio, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Blubrry (Android), Facebook, Google+, Twitter, RSS or email). We have posted our most recent episodes on these podcast networks and hope you enjoy them.



    You can also support the show by purchasing downloads in groups of 10. For example, download Episodes 1-10 or 11-20 directly from N2Backpacking for $10. It's a great way to hear older shows, access bonus shows, and download podcasts for your off the grid travel. A list of 10 Packs is here, and your contributions are appreciated. Thanks for being a loyal listener, and drop us an email or post a comment to let us know how we are doing! Best wishes, BirdShooter



     

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