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
February 19, 2024
Episode 98 | Canister Stoves in the Winter

In episode 98 of the Backpacking Light podcast we’re going to learn how to get the most out of your ultralight canister stove for winter backpacking.

February 5, 2024
Episode 97 | Backpacking with Dogs

In episode 97 of the Backpacking Light podcast we’re going to learn what it’s like to hike with your dog in the backcountry.

January 22, 2024
Episode 96 | Building Resilience for Backcountry Adversity

Listen Summary In episode 96 of the Backpacking Light podcast we’re going to learn how to build resilience in the backcountry. In this Episode: What’s New at Backpacking Light? Thriving…

January 8, 2024
Podcast 95 | Natural Fibers in Outdoor Performance Apparel

In episode 95 of the Backpacking Light podcast we’re going to learn about the types of natural fibers that make up the fabrics we use for base layer and insulating apparel.

December 18, 2023
Episode 94 | Backcountry Cooking + SOS Buttons

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.

December 4, 2023
Episode 93 | Wilderness Emergency Rescue

In today’s episode of the Backpacking Light podcast, we’re going to talk about wilderness emergency rescue from the very different and unique perspective of an air ambulance service operating in the Canadian Wilderness.

November 20, 2023
Episode 92 | Tenkara, Ultrarunning, and Performance Minimalism

In today’s episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast we’re going to talk about a very unique way to enjoy tenkara fly fishing in the backcountry, and the idea of minimalism vs. performance minimalism.

November 13, 2023
Episode 91 | Fishnet Mesh Base Layers

In episode 91 of the Backpacking Light podcast we’re going to talk about fishnet base layers and the Swedish ideal of lagom.

November 6, 2023
Episode 90 | Alpaca Wool Baselayers

In today’s episode of the Backpacking Light podcast we’re going to talk about four season tents, a new ABC watch that could dethrone the Garmin Fenix, and alpaca wool fabrics used for next-to-skin base layer apparel.

October 2, 2023
Episode 89 | Fall Layering Systems

In episode 89 of the Backpacking Light Podcast, we are going to talk about fall layering systems.

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