Podcast Episode April 8, 2024

Episode 101 | Take Less, Do More, With Glen Van Peski



In today’s episode of the Backpacking Light podcast we’re going to talk to Glen Van Peski about the life lessons we can learn from ultralight backpacking.

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Interview with Glen Van Peski about Take Less, Do More

Our guest today is Glen Van Peski, founder of Gossamer Gear and author of the new book Take Less, Do More, which will be available on April 16. Glen and I have a wide ranging discussion about ultralight backpacking gear, gossamer gear’s new backpack suspension, minimalism, curiosity, and more. Enjoy the interview.

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    Companion forum thread to: Episode 101 | Take Less, Do More, With Glen Van Peski

    In episode 101 of the Backpacking Light podcast we’re going to talk to Glen Van Peski about the life lessons we can learn from ultralight backpacking.e

    Ryan Jordan


    Locale: Central Rockies

    It’s fun to talk to people like Glen about non-backpacking things. I really enjoyed our chat about curiosity as a positive human attribute.

    BPL Member


    Locale: Colorado

    It was a very interesting conversation. Funny thing about curiosity, it seems to create more questions and consequently makes it clear how little we really know. Maybe that’s what can create humility. Nice to know I’m not the only one who ponders the world while hiking in it.

    Michelle P
    BPL Member


    This maybe is the BEST podcast I’ve heard on Backpacking Light. Thank you so much.

    I deeply appreciate the support in solving problems by removing things. It’s something I forget, and yet know intuitively when I get quiet and pause.

    John S.
    BPL Member


    I have not listened yet, but had to say that book cover is stunning.

    Stephen Seeber
    BPL Member


    For those of us that listen to books while hiking, Glen’s book is available on Audible.  When I finish the entertaining novel I am presently listening to, I will turn to something that will probably be more enlightening.

    Q Smith
    BPL Member


    Locale: Texas Hill Country

    Exactly.  He is a giant in the space.  I ordered his book weeks ago and i’m reading it slowly!  Enjoying it and reflecting… which is what many people do at age 70.  Having heard him on the podcast,  now i read it is more like a conversation with the man… kewl

    And, i want the weight of the pack on my waist…


    Ps – years ago you got a lot of negative feedback from life time members… i really like where you have taken BPL and hope you continue to prosper in the endeavor.

    Q Smith
    BPL Member


    Locale: Texas Hill Country

    what?  you listen to people when in the back country?  whoa, not me, no way, no how…

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