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Unpacked: Reservations Required

From first-come, first-served to limited lotteries and everywhere in between, permits are increasingly becoming a fact of life for backcountry adventures

Episode 39 | Matt Mason: Bikepacking and Public Lands

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

The Overlook: Understanding Livestock Grazing in Wilderness Areas

BPL columnist Ben Kilbourne uses a close encounter to examine the practice of livestock grazing on public land.

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?"

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.

Podcast 017 | Adam Federman on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Public Lands Policy Under the Trump Administration

Jimmy Carter created the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in 1980, and it’s been a contentious subject ever since. A bonanza of biodiversity, the ANWR also potentially sits atop one of America’s last untapped oil reserves. In this episode, Andrew talks to Adam Federman, a journalist covering the recent push by the Trump administration to lease oil and gas rights in the refuge. Adam is a reporting fellow with Type Investigations, where he’s spent the last few years covering energy, public land, and the Trump administration’s environmental policies.

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