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
September 24, 2021
Episode 46 | Water-resistant Down

Andrew chats with the down experts at the IDFL Laboratory and Institute about water-resistant down.

September 3, 2021
Episode 45 | Backcountry Creativity

Andrew and Ryan talk about skills and strategies for painting, writing, composing, and photography while backpacking.

August 20, 2021
Episode 44 | The New Reality of Western Wildfires

Andrew and Ryan chat with Jaden Bales from the Wyoming Wildlife Federation about western wildfires.

August 6, 2021
Episode 43 | Ben Kilbourne Reads “Observing Transition Season”

What are you trying to accomplish when you backpack?

July 9, 2021
Episode 42 | Skills Short – Windscreens

In this Skills Short, Ryan Jordan gives a rundown of some common stove windscreens, talks about their pros and cons, and gives some advice on choosing and using the right one for your needs.

June 25, 2021
Episode 41 | Matt Mason: Bikepacking and Public Lands, Part II

In today’s podcast, we are joined once again by Matt Mason for part two of our ongoing bikepacking conversation. This conversation digs a little more deeply into the nuances and logistical questions of bikepacking.

June 11, 2021
Episode 40 | Story Short: The Anthropology of a Trail

Who or what makes a trail? This is the question Backpacking Light author Ben Kilbourne asks himself (and us) as he reads his essay The Anthropology of a Trail.

May 27, 2021
Episode 39 | Matt Mason: Bikepacking and Public Lands

Andrew interviews backpacker turned bikepacker Matt Mason in a Bikepacking 101 conversation.

April 28, 2021
Episode 38 | Skills Short: Tenkara Fishing

In this Skills Short episode, Ryan and Andrew talk about the essential skills and gear needed to take up the sport of tenkara-style fly fishing.

April 14, 2021
Episode 37 | Endurance Training for Backpackers

Ryan and Andrew chat with Dirk Friel, co-founder of TrainingPeaks, about how to get the most out of your endurance training.

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