The Backpacking Light Podcast

The Backpacking Light Podcast explores the technology, gear, skills, and philosophy of backcountry wilderness travel through stories, interviews, and investigative reports.

Latest Podcast Episodes
November 22, 2022
Episode 72 | The Cottage Industry

In this episode we talk to Garage Grown Gear CEO and co-founder Lloyd Vogel where we’ll be diving into the outdoor gear cottage industry.

November 15, 2022
Episode 71 | Sleeping Bag Layering Systems

In today’s episode of the Backpacking Light podcast, we’re going to talk about how to use multi-layered sleep systems to stay warmer on multi-day trips in cold weather.

November 2, 2022
Episode 70 | Fall Backpacking & Cold Feet

In this episode of the Backpacking Light podcast, we talk about how to mitigate cold feet during fall-season backpacking conditions.

October 11, 2022
Episode 69 | Ultralight Shelters in Inclement Weather

Episode 69 of the Backpacking Light Podcast dives into ultralight shelters and how their structures hold up during inclement weather.

September 30, 2022
Episode 68 | Unpacking the New Garmin inReach Messenger

In today’s gear short episode of the Backpacking Light podcast, we’re going to talk about the brand new Garmin inReach Messenger and how it fits into the broader market of satellite communications devices for backcountry users.

September 9, 2022
Episode 67 | How to Poop in the Woods (Skills and Tools for Backcountry Pooping)

Ryan and Andrew chat about new gear and techniques for the age-old question: how to poop in the woods (safely, cleanly, and responsibly).

August 26, 2022
Episode 66 | Hiking Cameras: Compact, Durable, and Lightweight Cameras for Hiking and Backpacking

In this episode, Ryan and Andrew discuss some small, pocket-sized cameras for backpacking.

August 9, 2022
Episode 65 | Empowering Young Women in the Outdoors with Amanda Hatley

Andrew and Ryan chat with She Summits Co. founder and director Amanda Hatley.

July 22, 2022
Episode 64 | BPL Author Spotlight: Contributor Drew Smith

In this episode, Andrew chats with Backpacking Light Staff contributor Drew Smith about the PCT, desert hiking, ponchos, and more.

June 21, 2022
Episode 63 | BPL Author Spotlight: Staff Writer Mark Wetherington

In this episode, Andrew chats with BPL staff writer Mark Wetherington about his favorite articles, backpacking in the south, and more.

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