Podcast Episode February 27, 2020

Episode 24 | Gear We Love (2020 Edition)



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In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Ryan and Andrew talk about some of the BPL staff’s favorite gear from 2019. From there they transition into a larger discussion of Backpacking Light’s gear philosophy.

Also in this episode:

  • What’s new at BPL
  • Andrew and Ryan’s favorite new gear
  • Public lands news and headlines
  • Interesting conversations in the forums

And tons more!



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  • Ryan Jordan – Director and Host
  • Andrew Marshall – Producer and Host
  • Brian Rigby – Guest Interview
  • Look for Me in the Mountains – Music
  • Featured Image Illustration by Mike Clelland, commissioned by Backpacking Light.


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