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On “Outdoor Explorer” we invite you to step outside into Alaska. Follow us to a new trail or fishing hole, learn what to pack, when to go and most importantly, how to stay safe. Learn about life-long fitness and get inspired to go outside in the back country or on the bike trails.

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On “Outdoor Explorer” we invite you to step outside into Alaska. Follow us to a new trail or fishing hole, learn what to pack, when to go and most importantly, how to stay safe. Learn about life-long fitness and get inspired to go outside in the back country or on the bike trails.

    Revisiting Fly for pie

    Revisiting Fly for pie

    On this Outdoor Explorer, we will air a repeat of the show “Fly for Pie.” The show about women pilots in Alaska, which first aired in May 2020, has won awards from the Alaska Professional Communicators and the National Federation of Press Women.

    Boating safety in Alaska

    Boating safety in Alaska

    As we prepare for the boating season it is worthwhile to review the equipment and safety precautions needed.

    Travel School #4: Homeward bound

    Travel School #4: Homeward bound

    On thi next Outdoor Explorer, we will have the last of the series Travel School with Jodi Harskamp and Neal Stanbury and their children, Tui and Leif. The last time we checked in they were visiting the parks of Florida. Unexpectedly, Jodi gets called back to work and the homeward bound journey begins.

    Dead Reckoning: Learning from Accidents in the Outdoors

    Dead Reckoning: Learning from Accidents in the Outdoors

    Most accidents occur for similar reasons: not being prepared, poor equipment, being in a rush, or a lack of skill. Some accidents, however, are unpredictable. Learning from others is a great way to avoid the perils of being outdoors. Emma Walker, author of Dead Reckoning, will share her stories.

    Brewing coffee in the outdoors

    Brewing coffee in the outdoors

    If you’re a coffee lover and an outdoor enthusiast, at some point you’ve probably wondered how you can indulge in better coffee while also enjoying your favorite outdoor spaces. This week on Outdoor Explorer, our guests are Tim Gravel, co-owner of Kaladi Brothers Coffee and fellow lover of the outdoors, and Gina Shively, an avid outdoorswoman. We talk about making better coffee in the backcountry and our favorite ways to drink this magical beverage in the outdoors.

    Trail building in Alaska: Summer of 2021

    Trail building in Alaska: Summer of 2021

    Trails are one of the primary infrastructures in the outdoors. They lead us to destinations or are an end unto themselves. Trails provide opportunity for observing nature, getting exercise, and relaxation. Trail building in Alaska has come a long way since people went straight up the fall line. On this week’s Outdoor Explorer we will discuss the summer of 2021 trail building projects and how to get involved.

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38 Ratings

38 Ratings

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One of the best podcasts ever

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Thanks for the AK content

Probably won’t make it back to AK, but love hearing about the variety of topics with good hosts

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