35 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
    • 4.8 • 309 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.

    34: Burning Out With Dan Becker

    34: Burning Out With Dan Becker

    In this episode, Darwin is joined by YouTube creator Dan Becker to discuss the dreaded BURN OUT that we all face from time to time. Can you really get Burnt Out from Backpacking? What about burn out from doing what you love for a living? How do you "come back" from falling out of love with your favorite thing?


    This Episode Sponsored By:  Sawyer Products and Zpacks

    Use Code OE10 at Zpacks.com to get 10% Off Your Order!

    Subscribe To Dan on YouTube  - @DanBecker

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

    • 1 hr 21 min
    33: Can You TRUST Outdoor Gear Companies?

    33: Can You TRUST Outdoor Gear Companies?

    In this episode, Darwin is joined by Mateo Favero from Zpacks to discuss how the Backpacking Gear Industry REALLY works. They also share the TRUTH about a controversial story from 2020 that people have been speculating about for years. Should you trust what gear companies are telling you? What the heck is vague booking? Find out in this episode!

    Follow Mateo on Instagram - @Call_Me_Mateo
    Check Out Zpacks - Zpacks.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, films, products, and more.
    Follow us on Instagram @the_outdoor_evolution
    Email us at theoutdoorevolution@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 47 min
    32: How To REALLY Train For A Hike

    32: How To REALLY Train For A Hike

    In this episode, Darwin is joined by Dr. Morgan “Blaze” Brosnihan, PT to discuss a better way to train for a Thru-Hike or even a long weekend Backpacking Trip. 
    Does “just get out and hike” actually cut it when it comes to getting in physical shape? What are hikers really overlooking when it comes to preparing for their big adventure? How do you find the “Perfect” hiking shoe?

    This Episode Sponsored By: Sawyer.com

    Check Out Morgan's Website - BlazePhysio.com
    Follow Morgan on Instagram - @BlazePhysio

    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, films, products, and more.
    Follow us on Instagram @the_outdoor_evolution
    Email us at theoutdoorevolution@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 36 min
    31: How To NOT Run A Successful YouTube Channel

    31: How To NOT Run A Successful YouTube Channel

    In this episode, Darwin is joined by fellow YouTuber and Photographer Nick Page to discuss the pressures of running a successful YouTube channel. Being known for a particular style and wanting to pivot doesn't always get the results you hope for when following your creative passions.
    How can something as meaningless as a comment on social media wreak havoc on your mental health, and how do you avoid the inevitable burn-out that faces all creatives?

    Check Out Nick's YouTube Channel - Nick Page Photography
    Follow Nick on Instagram - @nickpagephotography

    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, films, products, and more.
    Follow us on Instagram @the_outdoor_evolution
    Email us at theoutdoorevolution@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    30: Self-Care On The Trail

    30: Self-Care On The Trail

    In this episode, Darwin is joined by Marek Bowers of Rawlogy to discuss why self-care is so vital to the success of an adventure. Whether a Thru-Hike, Weekend Backpacking Trip, Bikepacking Odyssey, or World Travel Excursion, focusing on your physical and mental ailments in the field can make or break your trip. Marek also shares his tips on achieving healthier Muscles, Minds, and Skin while in the backcountry.

    This Episode Sponsored By: Sawyer.com

    Check Out Rawlogy's Website - Rawlogy.com
    Subscribe To The Daily Self - Dailyself.substack.com
    Follow Rawlogy & Marek on Instagram - @Rawlogy


    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, films, products, and more.
    Follow us on Instagram @the_outdoor_evolution
    Email us at theoutdoorevolution@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 11 min
    29: Humbled By Travel

    29: Humbled By Travel

    On this very impromptu episode, Darwin is joined by friend and creative partner, Chris Carter (aka RAD), to discuss the root of why we hunger for travel. What is it about experiencing different cultures around the world, that is so humbling to the soul. They also share some information about an upcoming Travel Series that is in the works.

    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, films, products, and more.
    Follow us on Instagram @the_outdoor_evolution
    Email us at theoutdoorevolution@gmail.com

    Follow Chris on Instagram @chriscarter146 or check out his Youtube Channel

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
309 Ratings

309 Ratings

service recipient ,

Appreciate this Podcast

Thank you for tackling some tough topics in a respectful way. Would love if these topics could be more interactive because they’re so important. Thanks for taking about these topics

nwyman ,

New Listener

I found this podcast after Darwin quit YouTube, I still needed my Darwin fix. Great show with some passionate people.

matt1075 ,

Good stuff

Real good topics , Well rounded . Thanks Nick

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