Backpacking & Blisters: A Hiking, Backpacking, and Adventure Show

Backpacking & Blisters: A Hiking, Backpacking, and Adventure Show

Tips and tales...with a sense of humor. For all hikers, backpackers, campers, adventurers and people who love the outdoors.

Episodes

February 6, 2023 60 min

Brooke Whipple joins the show to discuss Alone, survival, living off grid. Carl challenges her with new, potential reality shows. And what kind of apocalypse scenario would Brooke thrive in?

Check out Brooke's Youtube Channel 'Girl in the Woods'.

NO MORE BACK SWEAT! Check out Vaucluse Gear

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Famous Youtuber Dan Becker joins the show to discuss the best backpacking gear, his trip to Africa, tooth brushing, and much, much more. Podcast Episode #218

Check out Dan's Youtube Channel! 

Contribute to Dan's project to help African slums get clean water! 

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Lloyd Vogel from Garage Grown Gear joins the show to discuss backpacking trends, top selling backpacking gear, and much more!

Check out new and innovative gear from cottage industry companies at Garage Grown Gear.

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What are 6 pieces of backpacking advice that are just plain bad? John Kelley joins the Backpacking & Blisters podcast to co-host and weigh in on this controversial topic!

Check out John Kelley’s awesome YouTube Channel

Check out John Kelley’s ‘Backpacking Podcast’

Some of the Topics Discussed -Backpacking Gear

-Overkill Backpacking Gear

-Testing out and prepping gear

-Eating Yellow Snow

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We've got 8 backpacking hacks that will save you time, money and might even shave some weight. Are any of Derek and Carl's suggestions viable options for you? Let them know!

Some of the Topics Discussed -Rain Clothing Options

-Strategic Trail Nutrition

-Staying extra warm at night...in a pinch.

-Ditching some gear for light weight and cheap alternatives.

 

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Villain Jesse joins the show to discuss the best backpacking gear that's currently under $100. Carl considers buying a couple of items Jesse suggests. And Jesse has never heard of a couple of items Carl suggests. 

Check out Jesse's Great Divide Trail Video Series!

Some of the Gear Discussed - Sawyer Squeeze

-Outdoor Vitals Sun Hoodie

-Toaks Titanium 750ml Cooking Pot

-REI Essential Rain Pants

-Pearl Izumi Thermal Arm Warmer...

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Derek and Carl discuss some things that you simply can't overcome on the trail -- minor or major annoyances. Do these bother you as well?

Some of the Topics Discussed -Backpacking Gear -Navigation Tips and Skills -Blister Causes -Fellow trail users and companions -Trivia

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Derek and Carl break down 8 movie characters that seem to sum up some interesting companions that have been on your trips. There's some good, some bad, and some you want to avoid altogether. 

Some of the Topics Discussed -Trip Planning -Navigation Tips and Skills -Basic Social Skills -Movie Characters -Trivia

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Youtuber Justin Outdoors joins the show to discuss his best game changing gear picks as well as an encounter with a bear that wanted to kill him. Also, was Villain Jesse a villain to Justin? And Derek returns to form with his trivia questions.

Check out Justin's Youtube Channel!

Some of the Gear Discussed -Trekology 2.0 Pillow -Tito Titanium Spoon -Outdoor Research Astroman Sun Hoodie -Hoka Speedgoat Trail Shoes -Garmin inReach...

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Brice, an entrepreneur and CEO of Vaucluse Gear, joins the show to discuss innovative and unique ideas for the outdoor community. Brice shares his own product which seeks to solve the problem of back sweat while also giving feedback to Derek and Carl about their own "innovative" ideas. See below for a full description of Brice's product!

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'As the Crow Flies Hiking' (Brad Felton) joins the show to co-host and debate the best gear options in 4 different categories.

Check out Crow's Content! It's great! -Instagram: @Asthecrowflieshiking -Youtube  -Facebook

Some of the Topics Discussed -Backpacking Gear -Backpacking Tents: Nemo, Zpacks -Backpacking Backpacks: Granite Gear, Hyperlite Mountain Gear -Backpacking Sleeping Pads: Nemo, Thermarest -Backpack...

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Famous backpacker Emily Ford joins the show to discuss the documentary of her winter thru hike of the Ice Age Trail. Villain Jesse co-hosts and has very strong reactions about hiking solo and how to unfreeze a Nalgene. Also...'Dog Trivia'.

Emily Ford's Documentary: Breaking Trail on Outside +

@Emilyonthetrail

Website: https://www.emilyontrail.com/

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Villain Jesse joins the show to conduct a reverse interview. He shares some of his biggest blunders from his Great Divide Trail video series. Derek and Carl discuss how to handle missing gear, bears that can open bear lockers, and much more.

Check out Jesse's GDT Trailer and Episode 1. They're great!

Some of the Topics Discussed -Backpacking Gear -Backpacking -Great Divide Trail (GDT) -Bears, Food Storage and Bear Survival

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Derek and Carl have scoured the libraries of American and the trillions of pages of internet resources to give you 4 insane stories of human survival. How would Derek and Carl handle these situations? How would you? Also, how will Derek do at 'Survivor Trivia'?

Some of the Topics Discussed -Survival Stories -Backpacking -Survival Tips -Survivor...3 Different Ways

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John Kelley and Jeremiah Stringer join the show for a podcast competition. Backpacking tips, trivia and Derek's nonsense ensue. Who won? You be the judge!

John Kelley's Youtube Channel and Instagram Page

Jeremiah Stinger's Youtube Channel and Instagram Page

Some of the Topics Discussed -National Parks -Backpacking Gear -Backpacking Trip Planning -Bees

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Derek and Carl take you on a trip that had the makings of disaster. In this unique, narrative-based episode a recent trip to the Grand Tetons is chronicled with the few (and remaining) people who were actually willing to go despite impending bad weather.

Some of the Topics Discussed -Grand Teton National Park -Backpacking Gear -Backpacking Trip Planning -Backpacking in bad weather

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Rowan Smith from Summit Strength joins the show and drops pearls of wisdom about challenges with training. Per tradition, Carl throws his own ideas at Rowan to see if any of his outside-the-box strategies are any good.

Check out Rowan's Training for Trekking Podcast and the Training for Trekking Facebook Page.

Topics Discussed -Backpacking Gear & Snacks -Training Tips -The Problem with Stair Stepping Machines -The Next Grea...

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Devin Ashby from the Backcountry Exposure joins the show to discuss his experiences with his latest Youtube Video about bad habits and mistakes for backpackers. Carl takes the opportunity to challenge Derek on his own mistakes during trivia.

Some of the Topics Discussed -Waymark Gear -Backpacking Gear -Backpacking Trip Planning -Nemo Sleeping Pads, Platypus Quickdraw

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Derek and Carl run down a list of 10 ridiculous things that have been promoted on Bear Grylls' survival show. Which of these would Derek actually be willing to do?

Some of the Topics Discussed -Survival Dos and Don'ts -Survival Skills -Tips for Newbies

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Welcome to Season 6! In this episode Dan Becker, Sean "Shug" Emery, John Kelley, Rocky Brown and more guests weigh in with their best backpacking tips. 

Some of the Topics Discussed -Backpacking Gear  -Trip Planning and locations -Tips for Newbies

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