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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.

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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.

    Making Your Own Backpacking Meals

    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. 

    • 2 hrs
    Listener Q&A

    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.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Load Hauling

    Load Hauling

    In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Ryan and Andrew talk about load hauling - how to go as light as possible when the nature of your trip (packrafting, desert water carries, winter travel, etc.) requires specialized and (often) heavy gear. 

    Also in this episode: Xero Shoes, Rogue Panda, and an interview with Kevin Timm of Seek Outside.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Covid-19

    Covid-19

    As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to sweep the world, Andrew and Ryan take a hard look at responsible backpacking in 2020.

    They are joined by Jeff Garmire: repeat guest, elite long-distance athlete, author, and FKT holder - and Maggie Slepian: thru-hiker, climber, freelance writer, and Managing Editor of the Trek. 

    • 45 min
    The Gear We Love, and Why We Love it

    The Gear We Love, and Why We Love it

    In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Ryan and Andrew talk about some of the BPL staff’s favorite gear from 2019. From there they transition into a larger discussion of Backpacking Light’s gear philosophy. 

    Also in this episode: What's new at BPL, Andrew and Ryan’s favorite new gear, public lands news and headlines, interesting conversations in the forums, and much more!

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Henry Shires of Tarptent

    Henry Shires of Tarptent

    Henry Shires is the President and Founder of Tarptent, a direct-to-consumer, cottage-industry tent manufacturer known for its light, stable, and roomy shelters. In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Andrew chats with Henry about his design philosophy and process, fabrics, Tarptent’s business journey, the importance of taking time away from your company to recharge, and much more.

    • 55 min

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