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 6, 2020
Podcast 032 | Jeff Garmire and the Colorado Trail FKT

In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Andrew and Ryan interview some of the folks who came together to make friend’o-the-podcast Jeff Garmire’s recent FKT of the Colorado Trail a success: Maggie Slepian, Dylan Harris, Nik Tizekker, and, of course, the Fastest Known Tiger himself.

October 13, 2020
Unlimited Podcast 002 | Sleeping Bag Temperature Ratings

In this Unlimited video podcast, Rex Sanders and Ryan Jordan discuss sleeping bag temperature ratings, the ISO 23537 temperature rating standard, and how consumers can interpret the standard to make better buying decisions.

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 Aïscha 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!

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