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

November 28, 2022 50 min

'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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Derek and Carl discuss the best tips for taking the younger ones -- many of which you probably have not heard. Many of these tips apply to spouses, girlfriends/boyfriends and newbies.

Some of the Topics Discussed -Backpacking Gear  -Trip Planning and locations -Tips for Newbies, kids, teens, spouses, etc.

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Rob Burgoin joins the show as a co-host. A number of interesting and unexpected stories emerge from a recent trip Rob took with Carl. Even though he met Rob just prior to the trip, Carl did not hold back with giving Rob as much nonsense as he could handle.

Some of the Topics Discussed -Backpacking Gear  -New to backpacking -Fanny packs, Toothbrush shaving, Fake Rangers

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Derek and Carl discuss experiences from the trail (and beyond) to determine if these are legit life hacks or foolish decisions that could get people into trouble. Also, a friend of the show calls Derek out on his poor trivia questions. And Derek calls Carl out on an awkward interview moment with somebody he knows quite well.

Some of the Topics Discussed -Backpacking Gear  -Off trail navigation -Road tripping and gas stations -Produ...

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Three gear companies join the show for this jam-packed episode. Derek and Carl have found two gear companies that they think might be helpful to you and one that Carl feels is price gouging everyone. Also, can shirt sleeves make good tent pole stuff sacks and why are mustaches coming back so strong? And how will Derek do at 'Word Puzzle Trivia'?

Some of the Topics Discussed -Backpacking Gear  -Backpacking Accessories -DIY B...

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There is A LOT to learn from the extremely strenuous July trip this year. Derek leads the interview to figure exactly what happened in the Pacific Northwest this year. Carl challenges Derek to commit to future trips. And what basic piece of gear did most of Carl's family go without on a recent excursion?

Some of the Topics Discussed -AllTrails App  -Gear Options -Pacific Northwest Backpacking -Food choices -Trip Planning -Bad T...

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Author Christine Reed joins the show to talk about all things backpacking and life. Fun, heart-warming and self-reflective moments from her book, Alone in Wonderland, make for a very engaging conversation with the author. And Carl calls out Derek on a big time trivia blunder. 

Follow Christine Reed on Instagram: @ruggedoutdoorswoman

Some of the Topics Discussed -What's in Christine's Pack -Gear Options -Wonderland Trail...

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Jesse from Backcountry Forward joins the show as a guest host to discuss common mistakes new backpackers, and sometimes veterans, will make. Also, Jesse makes a pretty hefty accusation about Carl's next trip.

Some of the Topics Discussed -Shaving Pack Weight -Gear Options -Mood Boosters -Trip Planning

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August 1, 2022 44 min

Derek and Carl try to shave more weight from backpackers who are WAY OVERPACKED! Tupperware Mike and Craftroom Jason literally weigh in with their packs, gear, and decisions. Can the podcast help these guys trim their packs?

Some of the Topics Discussed -Shaving Pack Weight -Gear Options

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Ranger Ann joins the show to talk everything from taking the law into your own hands to the hopeful end of WAG bags. Also, why is the ranger station trail intel so bad and are there secret trails that rangers know about? Special thanks to Tupperware Mike for helping conduct the interview!

Some of the Topics Discussed -Trip Planning -Permits and permit violations -Backpacking Gear -National Parks -Capitol Reef National Park (click t...

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Derek and Carl break down weight savings vs. convenience and make a case for both sides of this debate. But there's one piece of gear they suggest everyone should always bring themselves. Also, Carl challenges Derek with outdoor song-themed trivia.

Some of the Topics Discussed -Cutting Pack Weight -The most/least durable gear -The strongest arguments for and against sharing gear

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