Podcast Episode December 18, 2023

Episode 94 | Backcountry Cooking + SOS Buttons

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In today’s episode of the Backpacking Light podcast we’re going to talk about pressing the SOS button, as well as gear and best practices for backcountry cooking in ultralight style.
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In this Episode:

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Main Topics

  • A decision framework to help you answer the question, “When should I press the SOS button on my satellite communicator?”
  • Backcountry cooking gear, techniques, and best practices for solving the problems that come with carrying minimalist cook kits.

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