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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

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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.

    Epiosde 71: It’s Your Camino

    Epiosde 71: It’s Your Camino

    In Episode 71, Ken Strange joins the show to discuss his recent book It's Your Camino which documents his ~500 mile hike with wife Aurora through the countries of France and Spain.  In the podcast, Ken gives us some history of the Camino, talks about working with Martin Sheen (who starred in the movie The Way), gives us some tips on how to publish a book, and tells us about his chance TV interview on the Camino about the disappearance of childhood and family-friend Anne McCarrick.



    Ken is a retired FBI agent who met his wife during a six year stint working for a prince in Saudi Arabia.  He and Aurora, both strong in their Catholic faith, eventually made their way back to Spain to hike the Camino and explore the many alburges, churches, and castles on the former Roman footpath.      



    So if the Camino is firmly on the your wish list - you are going to enjoy this interview.  And you can check out Episode 56 and 30 for further motivation.  Happy Holidays - and may Santa bring you a long distance Trail for Christmas!



    Subject: It's Your Camino

    Interviewees: Ken Strange

    Interview Date: December 19, 2019

    Runtime: 1:25:44





    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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    Episode 70: Backpacker Christmas

    Episode 70: Backpacker Christmas

    In Episode 70, we discuss some great hiking and backpacking gift ideas for the Holidays.  Cardiac and Drone Boy are back on the show to talk about outdoor gear for beginners, weekend warriors, long-distance hikers, and kids - and just in time for the Holiday shopping season.  We also offer up some backpacking gifts for $50 or less, and review some not so wonderful gift ideas from Christmas past.



    You can see the live video recording of this podcast on Drone Boy's YouTube channel, or click below to follow us on your favorite podcast app - including iHeart Radio where we recently launched.  Happy Holidays!



    Subject: Backpacker Christmas

    Interviewees: Scott (Cardiac); Gary (Drone Boy)

    Interview Date: November 24, 2019

    Runtime: 1:04:37





    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



     

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    Episode 69: A Dozen Ways To Die

    Episode 69: A Dozen Ways To Die

    In Episode 69, Cardiac and Drone Boy are back after a nearly two year hiatus to discuss a "Dozen Ways To Die In the Backcountry" - an article that first appeared in Backpacker Magazine in 2008 and was recently published online.



    The topic tonight is timely since we record Halloween eve and take a "stab" at the Top 12 reasons hikers and backpackers get killed in the wilderness.  We also discuss what was left off the list (and merits inclusion) plus offer up some lessons to assure you are not a casulty in the wilderness.



    You can see the live video recording of this podcast on Drone Boy's YouTube channel, or for a bonus show that covers this topic in a more rowdy and explicit manner check out Episode 62 "Backpacker Feud".



    Subject: A Dozen Ways To Die

    Interviewees: Scott (Cardiac); Gary (Drone Boy)

    Interview Date: October 30, 2019

    Runtime: 1:01:32





    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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    Episode 68: Teenage Thru-Hiker

    Episode 68: Teenage Thru-Hiker

    In Episode 68, "IronWill" Callahan joins the show to tell us what it's like being a teenage thru-hiker on the Appalachian Trail.  In February of this year, Will left Springer Mountain at the age of 17 and hiked northbound to Woods Hole in Virginia where he discovered he had a fractured tibia.  After taking a break to heal, he returned to the trail to finish his hike - completing the Vermont to Virginia section southbound.



    In the podcast, Will talks about what it's like being one of the youngest thru-hikers on the trail.  He also describes the southbound experience and tells us about hiking solo after the thru-hiker masses cleared out.  



    For more on Will's journey you can click over to his Instagram account to see some photos from his hike.



    Subject: Teenage Thru-Hiker

    Interviewees: Will (aka IronWill)

    Interview Date: October 6, 2019

    Runtime: 38:28





    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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    Episode 67: Jotunheimen National Park

    Episode 67: Jotunheimen National Park

    In Episode 67, Kaylee (aka "Smiles") is back on the show to tell us about her summer hike across Jotunheimen National Park.  The park is recognized as one of Norway's premier hiking and fishing regions and it has 250 peaks that rise above 6,000 feet - including Northern Europe's two highest peaks, Galdhøpiggen and Glittertind.



    In the interview, Kaylee tells us about her solo journey through the park, hiking the famed Bessengen Ridge, walking hut-to-hut, and how this route compares to her travels on the Tour Du Mont Blanc further south in Europe.  Kaylee also hints at what is next on her backpacking list - so listen in for all the details. 



    For more on Kaylee's adventures you can click over to her Instagram account or see more photos from her hike at this link



    Subject: Jotunheimen National Park

    Interviewees: Kaylee (aka Smiles)

    Interview Date: October 6, 2019

    Runtime: 57:26





    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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    Episode 66B: Motor City Ramblers

    Episode 66B: Motor City Ramblers

    In Episode 66, the Motor City Ramblers tell us about their 1994 thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail. This is the third release in a special bonus series to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our hike, and it was recorded at Trail Days on May 13, 1995 in Damascus, Virginia.







    In this episode, we flashback 25 years to Damascus to sit by the river and talk about the Motor City Rambler's Appalachian Trail thru-hike. The interview was done in a field, with a small handheld mic and cassette tape recorder. So don't expect high fidelity - but I'm grateful to have this and all 11 recordings of my thru-hiking buddies and A.T. Class of 1994. For access to this A.T. bonus series buy any 10 Pack, and use promo code "AT1994" as the coupon code.







    Subject: Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Bonus Series (Motor City Ramblers)Interviewees: Bob & DianeInterview Date: May 13, 1995Runtime: XX:XX















    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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Customer Reviews

SSkor ,

Solid podcast!

Not a fly by night podcast. I started listening to BirdShooter in 2012 and appreciate that he's still going. Many interesting guests and great topics. Apologies for waiting this long to show my appreciation. Great interview with Bart Smith recently.

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Thx!

I am new to hiking and backpacking. The Camel makes me laugh. Such a Peasant. Anyway, your content is great and it fires me up being in the Outdoors! Thank you so much. Continue the great work!

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