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 29, 2020
Podcast 031 | 40 Days Unsupported in Russia (Tully Henke)

In this episode of the Backpacking Light podcast: National Public Lands Day, transitioning from summer to fall gear, UV light as a water treatment technology, an interview with adventurer Tully Henke about his epic trek through the wilderness of eastern Russia, and attempting to answer the question: “why do I walk?”

September 1, 2020
Podcast 30 | Adam Federman and the ANWR (Part 2)

In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Andrew follows up with journalist Adam Federman about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

August 1, 2020
Podcast 029 | The Bohohobos’ Big Trek

Ryan and Andrew talk to A├»scha Tomasoa and Jesper Jensen – the Bohohobos – about their epic trek through Scandinavia as novice backpackers.

June 30, 2020
Podcast 028 | Making Your Own Backpacking Meals

This episode of the Backpacking Light podcast is chock full of actionable advice to create your own delicious backpacking meals.

May 30, 2020
Podcast 027 | Listener Q & A

Ryan and Andrew answer listener questions gathered from Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

April 21, 2020
Podcast 26 | Load Hauling

Ryan and Andrew talk load hauling – how to go light when you have to pack heavy. Featuring an interview with Kevin Timm of Seek Outside.

March 28, 2020
Podcast 25 | Covid-19: What Does it Mean for Backpacking?

Andrew and Ryan discuss the ethics of backpacking in light of Covid-19. They are joined by Jeff Garmire and Maggie Slepian.

February 27, 2020
Podcast 024 | The Backpacking Gear We Love, and Why

Andrew and Ryan talk about some of the BPL Staff’s favorite gear, our gear review philosophy, current news, and more!

January 25, 2020
Unlimited Podcast 001 | Stress Fractures

Stress fractures in the lower leg and foot are common injuries among long-distance hikers, hikers who are training for big events, vacation hikers, runners, and older hikers. This video podcast episode discusses the definition, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of stress fractures.

December 26, 2019
Podcast 023 | Henry Shires of TarpTent

Andrew chats with Henry Shires of Tarptent about his design philosophy and process, fabrics, business journey, the importance of taking time away from your company to recharge, and much more.