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
Episode 32 | Jeff Garmire on 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
Episode 31 | 40 Days Unsupported in Russia

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
Episode 30 | Journalist Adam Federman on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Part II

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

August 1, 2020
Episode 29 | 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
Episode 28 | 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
Episode 27 | Listener Q & A

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

April 21, 2020
Episode 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
Episode 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
Episode 24 | Gear We Love (2020 Edition)

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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