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Backpacking & Blisters

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A podcast for newbies to grizzled veterans of the trail. Each week a new themed episode is released addressing a range of camping, hiking, and backpacking topics.

Latest Episodes

Episode 67 - 8 Rookie Mistakes You Might Be Making

Sometimes we fall into bad habits and don't even realize it. This episode examines inefficiencies that occur due to lack of awareness, affordability, or downright laziness. Carl suggests a cheap way to save pack ounces but Derek isn't buying it (literally and figuratively). Also, how do you know where to go on a first trip or to a new place? And what embarrassing mistakes has Carl made in the past? Check out our new sponsor: Summit Strength! For more backpacking inspiration check out our Youtube Channel! To react publicly or privately to any of our episodes post/message either ourFacebook page. or email:hikercman@netscape.net

49 MIN1 weeks ago
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Episode 67 - 8 Rookie Mistakes You Might Be Making

Episode 66 - The Summer Challenge (Season Finale)

Derek and Carl wrap up Season 2 reflecting on takeaways big and small. The Most Ridiculous Backpacker of All Time vote has concluded and the winner is announced (much to Carl's displeasure). Carl shares a blister story that he's been hanging onto for two seasons. And both guys throw out a video challenge for each other for the upcoming trip. Might this inspire others to create their own trip video challenge? We hope so. Thanks to everyone for becoming part of the Backpacking and Blisters community! To react publicly or privately to any of our episodes post/message either ourFacebook page. or email:hikercman@netscape.net

46 MINMAY 11
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Episode 66 - The Summer Challenge (Season Finale)

Episode 65 - The Death Hike FKT Attempt

This is an episode about embracing the challenge. Do you ever try to stretch yourself to your physical limits? Is there a high probability of disaster potential? "The Death Hike" is an event that Carl is attempting this July with a couple of guys from his backpacking crew -- Jared and Rocky. This episode discusses the details surrounding this Fastest Known Time (FKT) attempt. This includes training, gear, general strategy and putting this event together. Will telling somebody that they won't succeed actually motivate them to succeed? Does drinking fast food salsa a great nutritional trail strategy? And is jumping into a pool with your clothes on a great way to train? These are just a taste of the topics that pop up. Please check out the Trailblaze Challenge mentioned in the tidbits of this episode. It's put on by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. To react publicly or privately to any of our episodes post/message either ourFacebook page. or email:hikercman@netscape.net

58 MINMAY 4
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Episode 65 - The Death Hike FKT Attempt

Latest Episodes

Episode 67 - 8 Rookie Mistakes You Might Be Making

Sometimes we fall into bad habits and don't even realize it. This episode examines inefficiencies that occur due to lack of awareness, affordability, or downright laziness. Carl suggests a cheap way to save pack ounces but Derek isn't buying it (literally and figuratively). Also, how do you know where to go on a first trip or to a new place? And what embarrassing mistakes has Carl made in the past? Check out our new sponsor: Summit Strength! For more backpacking inspiration check out our Youtube Channel! To react publicly or privately to any of our episodes post/message either ourFacebook page. or email:hikercman@netscape.net

49 MIN1 weeks ago
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Episode 67 - 8 Rookie Mistakes You Might Be Making

Episode 66 - The Summer Challenge (Season Finale)

Derek and Carl wrap up Season 2 reflecting on takeaways big and small. The Most Ridiculous Backpacker of All Time vote has concluded and the winner is announced (much to Carl's displeasure). Carl shares a blister story that he's been hanging onto for two seasons. And both guys throw out a video challenge for each other for the upcoming trip. Might this inspire others to create their own trip video challenge? We hope so. Thanks to everyone for becoming part of the Backpacking and Blisters community! To react publicly or privately to any of our episodes post/message either ourFacebook page. or email:hikercman@netscape.net

46 MINMAY 11
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Episode 66 - The Summer Challenge (Season Finale)

Episode 65 - The Death Hike FKT Attempt

This is an episode about embracing the challenge. Do you ever try to stretch yourself to your physical limits? Is there a high probability of disaster potential? "The Death Hike" is an event that Carl is attempting this July with a couple of guys from his backpacking crew -- Jared and Rocky. This episode discusses the details surrounding this Fastest Known Time (FKT) attempt. This includes training, gear, general strategy and putting this event together. Will telling somebody that they won't succeed actually motivate them to succeed? Does drinking fast food salsa a great nutritional trail strategy? And is jumping into a pool with your clothes on a great way to train? These are just a taste of the topics that pop up. Please check out the Trailblaze Challenge mentioned in the tidbits of this episode. It's put on by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. To react publicly or privately to any of our episodes post/message either ourFacebook page. or email:hikercman@netscape.net

58 MINMAY 4
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Episode 65 - The Death Hike FKT Attempt

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