16 episodes

Outdoor Evolution founder & contributor Darwin Rakestraw is joined by rotating co-hosts on a podcast that seeks to go beyond the usual conversations in the outdoor community. As more people turn to hiking, cycling, van-life and the outdoors - making use of public lands and Mother Nature - the questions we ask ourselves as a community need to move beyond the surface level. The Outdoor Evolution Podcast is all about the current, difficult and important discussions in the outdoor community.

The Outdoor Evolution Podcast Outdoor Evolution Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Outdoor Evolution founder & contributor Darwin Rakestraw is joined by rotating co-hosts on a podcast that seeks to go beyond the usual conversations in the outdoor community. As more people turn to hiking, cycling, van-life and the outdoors - making use of public lands and Mother Nature - the questions we ask ourselves as a community need to move beyond the surface level. The Outdoor Evolution Podcast is all about the current, difficult and important discussions in the outdoor community.

    15: Post Adventure Blues

    15: Post Adventure Blues

    In this episode, Darwin is  joined by fellow 2021 CDT Thru-Hiker, Triple Crowner, and Wilderness Therapy Instructor Justin Helmkamp to talk about what happens after the hike (or adventure) is OVER. There's always a focus on the highs and lows during a long adventure, but what about the many difficulties folks can run into in the weeks and months after finishing something like a thru-hike? What can someone completing a long, meaningful experience expect when they get back home? What can you do to fight off the "Post Adventure Blues?

    #Giveashit Company Spotlight: Rawlogy

    To get early access to episodes, bonus media, and exclusive merch,  join The Outdoor Evolution by supporting us on Patreon.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    14: Is Bikepacking Better?

    14: Is Bikepacking Better?

    In this episode, Einstein is back on the show to join Darwin in a discussion about all things bikepacking! Over the years we have occasionally shared our love of two-wheeled adventures, but this episode is fully-dedicated to why bikepacking/touring is so awesome. How is it similar/different to backpacking? Is it really that hard to transition from hiking to cycling? And finally... Is Bikepacking Better??

    #Giveashit Company Spotlight: Garage Grown Gear

    To get early access to episodes, bonus media, and exclusive merch,  join The Outdoor Evolution by supporting us on Patreon.
    Go to www.theoutdoorevolution.com to keep up to date with all of our new articles, courses, products, and more.
    Follow us on Instagram @the_outdoor_evolution
    Email us at theoutdoorevolution@gmail.com

    Follow Einstein on Instagram @youth.retired

    Bikepacking Links!
    Outdoor Evolution Bikepacking Buyer's Guide
    bikepacking.com
    Adventure Cycling Association

    • 47 min
    13: We're Back!

    13: We're Back!

    Welcome to Season 2 of The Outdoor Evolution Podcast!

    Fresh off his CDT thru-hike, Darwin is joined once again by Emory to chat about his experience on trail this Summer hiking over 2,800 miles from Canada to Mexico. They also catch up on other projects OE has been working on, and what you can look forward to hearing on this season of the pod!

    #Giveashit Company Spotlight: Appalachian Gear Co

    Learn How To Backpack - https://www.learnhowtobackpack.com

    To get early access to episodes, bonus media, and exclusive merch,  join The Outdoor Evolution by supporting us on Patreon.
    Go to www.theoutdoorevolution.com to keep up to date with all of our new articles, courses, products, and more.
    Follow us on Instagram @the_outdoor_evolution
    Email us at theoutdoorevolution@gmail.com

    Follow Emory on Instagram @emory_by_land
    Go to https://byland.co/podcast to learn more about The By Land Podcast and find it wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    12: How Creators Make a Living

    12: How Creators Make a Living

    In this episode, Darwin & Emory open up about what a career as a media creator might look like. If you're interested in getting into creating outdoor media professionally, or are just curious about how some creators make a living, this is the episode for you! Darwin draws on his personal experience of six years as an outdoor media creator, and answers some common questions people have about how sustainable it is. How do I start? What can I expect for the first year? How will this affect my personal life? All of these, and more, answered on this episode!!

    This is the final episode of the first run of episodes for The Outdoor Evolution Podcast. If you've listened to them all - we appreciate it and please like, comment, subscribe, and contact us with any thoughts you've had on the first 12 episodes! If you haven't, we encourage you to go back and check them out during our brief hiatus before a run of brand new episodes later this year! We'll be coming back to you with new stories, important discussions, and maybe even be joined by some new voices...stay tuned!!!

    To get early access to episodes, bonus media, and exclusive merch, join The Outdoor Evolution by supporting us on Patreon.
    Go to www.theoutdoorevolution.com to keep up to date with all of our new articles, reviews, products, and more.
    Follow us on Instagram @the_outdoor_evolution
    Email us at theoutdoorevolution@gmail.com

    Follow Emory on Instagram @emory_by_land
    Go to https://byland.co/podcast to learn more about The By Land Podcast and find it wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    11: Backpacking Vs Thru-Hiking

    11: Backpacking Vs Thru-Hiking

    In this episode, Darwin is joined yet again by Einstein to debate the key differences between Backpacking and Thru-hiking. Are they even different? How so? Why do people seem to look down on one or the other, depending on their preference?

    To get early access to episodes, bonus media, and exclusive merch, join The Outdoor Evolution by supporting us on Patreon.
    Go to www.theoutdoorevolution.com to keep up to date with all of our new articles, reviews, products, and more.
    Follow us on Instagram @the_outdoor_evolution
    Email us at theoutdoorevolution@gmail.com

    Follow Einstein on Instagram @youth.retired
    Check out Einstein's website: unpublishedeinsteinthoughts.com

    • 38 min
    10: Kickin' Rocks

    10: Kickin' Rocks

    In this episode, Darwin & Emory chat about rocks. More specifically, rock cairns. When do cairns & stick shelters go from being a necessary to a nuisance on our public lands? What’s the gray area between necessary use and leaving a trace consist of? Does a little harmless stack of rocks really make a big impact on the natural environment?

    To get early access to episodes, bonus media, and exclusive merch, join The Outdoor Evolution by supporting us on Patreon.
    Go to www.theoutdoorevolution.com to keep up to date with all of our new articles, reviews, products, and more.
    Follow us on Instagram @the_outdoor_evolution
    Email us at theoutdoorevolution@gmail.com

    Follow Emory on Instagram @emory_by_land
    Go to https://byland.co/podcast to learn more about The By Land Podcast and find it wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

bigbadbenjamin ,

Opening my eyes to so much

These podcasts really are something different. Wasn’t what i was expecting at all.
Real deep dives into subjects I had no real idea about.

mdjmurray ,

Really good show

This is like a breath of fresh air in the podcast world. Just as mentioned in one of the episodes, I discovered this from one of your YouTube videos and binged the whole lot in little over a day. Looking forward to more episodes.
Many thanks,

js040487 ,

Love this!

So glad you have decided to create a podcast. First two episodes were a great listen!

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