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About Trail Days Online!

Backpacking Light Trail Days Online! is a live, online user conference featuring backcountry experts and enthusiasts presenting on the topics of outdoor gear materials, design, and engineering; backcountry skills trends and experiments; make your own gear techniques and projects; backcountry routes, trips, and trails; outdoor industry trends related to hiking, backpacking, and other backcountry activities; and more.

Trail Days Online features three evenings of presentations, with each presentation ranging from 20 to 30 minutes in length, followed by up to 10 minutes of live audience Q&A.

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Trail Days Online Sponsorship Info

The generous support of Trail Days Online Sponsors allows us to make this event free to the public. Trail Days Online 2024 sponsorships are now sold out, but if you’re interested in future or other opportunities, please submit your info here.

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Event Program

Module 1

Day 1 Live Stream

  • Welcome to Trail Days Online! (Ryan Jordan)
  • Fastpacking & Multi-Day Running in the Backcountry (Bryon Powell)
  • Bikerafting Iceland: the Forgotten Coast (Guest Panel with Chris Burkard)
  • Eat Well to Hike Well (Drew Smith)
  • The Nose of a Bear: A Science-Based Approach to Packing Your Food in Bear Canisters and Bear Bags (Ryan Jordan)
Module 2

Day 2 Live Stream

  • Llama Packing: Hike Further, Longer (Sarah Bennett)
  • 12 Weeks to Trek Ready (John Zombro)
  • The Free Outside (Guest Panel with Jeff Garmire)
  • Packrafting Arctic Canyons in Tuktut Nogait National Park (Steve Evans)
Module 3

Day 3 Live Stream

  • American Chestnut: the Redwood of the East (Nikki Stavile)
  • Kayaking Maine’s Largest Lake (Willow Belden)
  • Take Less, Do More (Guest Panel with Glen Van Peski)
  • Hydrophobic Down: Past, Present, and Future (Frank Kvietok)