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An overweight, 61-year-old retiree, with zero hiking experience, decided to hike the entire 2,185.3 mile length of the Appalachian Trail in 2014. What could possibly go wrong? As his brother, Mike, commented, "It's a bit like taking up boxing and fighting Mike Tyson in your first bout." Join Steve and his guests as they discuss all aspects of the trail, from gear to Lyme Disease, then back to trail magic and injury.
 
Stories from the Trail is the hiking community's only live call-in show, created by and for people who love to talk trail. We go beyond the Appalachian Trail don't limit our conversations to hiking. Hosts Reptar, Gary Sizer (aka "Green Giant", author of Where's the Next Shelter?) and Megan Thompson (aka "Voldemort") will bring you their conversations with people who live outside. SUPPORT THE SHOW! https://www.patreon.com/StoriesFromTheTrail
 
Scott & Ariane have been guiding outdoor hiking treks for years. Follow their funny yet educational stories and experiences as they share “everything outdoors”. From backpacking the Appalachian Trail to the Pacific Crest Trail. You never know who they will meet along the way. If you embrace Mother Nature, this show is for you. Trust The Trail will inspire you to connect with the outdoors in a whole new way.
 
From the Appalachian Trail to the Pacific Crest and everything in between. Backpacker Radio is a show all about the wonderful world that is thru-hiking and long distance backpacking. Co-hosts, Zach "Badger" Davis and Juliana "Chaunce" Chauncey muse on the backpacking life and the latest from the trail every other week. Topics include but are not limited to news, trail culture, interviews, gear, advice, and all you can eat buffets.
 
What's it like to hike and live in the backcountry for 5 months? Host and thru-hiker Kyle O'Grady, who has completed every last step of the Appalachian Trail, interviews other thru-hikers, peak-baggers, and backpackers who are almost as crazy as him. Is life while thru-hiking really as glamorous as the social media stars make it out to be? Is pooping in the woods really that big of a deal? Find out these answers and more on Trail Tales.
 
Trail Correspondents is a teleportation machine to the trail- in audio form. Every other week, a select handful of thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and the American Discovery Trail, give us a glimpse into the world of long distance backpacking. Through their eyes and vocal cords, we learn all about the highs, lows, and nitty gritty details that go into a half-year, cross-country trek. Trail Correspondents is the next best thing to being on ...
 
In the Out and Back Podcast presented by Gaia GPS, host and Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Andrew “Shanty” Baldwin dives deep into conversation with long-distance hikers, record-breaking athletes, offroad travelers who sold everything to live full-time on the dusty backroads, and other awesome guests who have mastered their backcountry craft. In every show, Shanty goes one-on-one, tapping into each backcountry expert’s superpower so you can take their experience and knowledge with you on your ...
 
Hiking and backpacking can seem intimidating - especially as a beginner. Each week, Mallory Moskowitz will share the best ways to get out on the trail more often, we'll chat all things backpacking gear, hiking food, safety tips, epic fails, and more. If you're a brand new hiker, or an experienced hiker looking for new inspiration, this podcast is for you.
 
70 years ago, the Appalachian Trail was thru-hiked for the first time by WWII veteran Earl Shaffer. The2180 is a series of 70 stories from 70 people who have made the Appalachian Trail a part of their life, and in the process, have found a larger understanding of themselves and the world around them through the crown jewel of the American hiking experience.
 
Whether you're planning a weekend overnight or a months-long hike of the Appalachian Trail, Weekly Hiking Tip will save you time, money, agony, and facilitate a fun, successful journey into the outdoors. Join Dan Feldman, author of Long Distance Hiking and 2-time thru-hiker, each week as he shares backpacking tips from aches and pains to z-rests.
 
A weekly scripted podcast where we delve into some of the most blood curdling topics; true crime, dark history, the occult, and more. If it goes bump in the night, than it's on the table. For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com
 
After working in finance for 8 years, I quit my city job and spent 18 months travelling the world, climbing Kilimanjaro, backpacking around South America and doing a ski season. I used this time to help me decide on what I wanted to do with my life. ​ I set up Tough Girl Challenges as a way of motivating and inspiring women and girls. I'm the host the Tough Girl Podcast where I interview inspirational female explorers, adventurers, athletes and everyday women who have overcome great challeng ...
 
Carolina Outdoors Show Sponsored By Jesse Brown's Outdoors Bill Bartee and Don Yager bring their passion and years of outdoor experience to the airwaves of WBT each Saturday morning at 5am. If it's an outdoor adventure they've done it or they know someone who has and they spend an hour each weekend sharing those adventures with you. Take a look at this list and see if any of these interest you: Scouting a field for dove turkey or deer Paddling both on flat and white water Climbing rock on th ...
 
Preston Cline, Coleman Ruiz, and the Mission Critical Team Institute share research and explore the questions vexing the most elite teams in the world, from Special Operations soldiers to Firefighters, from Trauma Medics to Professional Athletes, and from Astronauts to Tactical Law Enforcement.
 
The By Land Podcast is here to help you have a better and more enjoyable experience in the outdoors. Whether backpacking, hunting, hiking, or simply enjoying the outdoors with family and friends, there is always a better way to do things and that is what this podcast offers. You deserve the very best experiences and By Land is here to help you attain them by simplifying the process, breaking down complicated subjects, and learning from people and organizations from around the world who are e ...
 
We are a show about the Unexplained but Real. We are a father and son team who love learning about people's experiences and encounters with the unexplained. If you have had an encounter and experience that you cannot explain, we would love to hear from you. From Cryptids to Ghosts to UFO's and conspiracies, we are interested. Please check us out and leave us a rating and/or review.
 
Raging rivers, hungry bears, huge avalanches—no matter how prepared you are, a walk in the woods can go from innocent to disastrous in the blink of an eye. Out Alive is a podcast series about real people who survived the unsurvivable. Each survivor takes you through what happened, from the packing mistakes to the missed signals to the plain bad luck, while experts and witnesses weigh in on how things went wrong.
 
Join David and Garrett as we talk about everything camping. Whether you tent, RV or cabin camp, we've got you covered. David's two boys, Isaiah and Jonah, will drop in every once in a while to provide their input on what kids love about camping. We want to make your camping experience fun and relaxing, and we want your kids to have the time of their lives.
 
Podcast by John Knowles focusing on the most interesting people, places, and events in Central Illinois... and Beyond! I interview guests and ask them, "What's That Like?" Athletes, Historians, Scientists, Researches, Adventures, Event Promoters, Business Owners... You Name It! Are you interesting? Maybe you should be a guest on "What's That Like?"
 
This is the Shale Law Podcast, brought to you by the Center for Agricultural and Shale Law. This podcast was created to keep you in the know on current events and legal developments in the shale industry. We go in depth into spotlight articles and other content posted on our blog at http://www.pennstateshalelaw.com/.
 
Common Land explores the creation stories behind protected areas. In each season of the show, we take a deep dive into the history, science and politics behind the establishment of one particular patch of protected common land. National parks, monuments, conservation areas, national scenic trails - any area that has been granted protected status by government is fair game for exploration on this new documentary style podcast series. Season one is focused on a National Conservation Area in Id ...
 
The one-stop Western Maryland vacation station for visitors, residents, and everyone in between. Learn about & celebrate the history, culture, music, and outdoor/recreational opportunities in these beautiful Appalachian mountains. Find out the latest on new businesses, upcoming events, the real estate/lake residential market, and so much more. And most importantly; Stay Wild, My Friends! All at www.wildful.wordpress.com and on all the major social and podcasting sites.
 
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We have a story today of a young man who walked away from a life of extreme poverty to find himself (literally) on the Appalachian Trail. Matthew Emerson's story is now a book, and his visceral experiences set the scene for his journey and a new life at the end. Matthew's insights gleaned from his hike resonated with me, and we share a frank discus…
 
Ben Crawford first appeared on the podcast for Episode 50, right after he and his family thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2018. Since then, he’s been working on writing a book about their family story and just recently published it for all to read and enjoy. I had the pleasure of having Ben on the podcast yet again to talk about the book, the wr…
 
Two years ago, hikers found a dead man in a tent. A year before that, he had left his tech job, with no phone or identification, to find peace on the Appalachian Trail. To this day, nobody knows who he is or why he died. In this episode, Kim dives into the mystery that captivated the internet. One day, the man called himself Denim for his jeans; th…
 
Please enjoy my talk with Warren Doyle. Warren talks in details about his 50 year history with the Appalachian Trail. Includes actually setting the record for the fastest known time in 1973 age 23 and more recently his role in supporting Liz Anjos who became the fastest northbound supported female hiker.…
 
When "Lyin Randall" said he knew what had happened to Laura Ramsay and Robert Mountford Jr. no one believed him. Robert Mountford Jr. and Laura Ramsay were hiking the Appalachian Trail to raise money for mental health, a noble endeavor that would end in the most horrible way possible for the two passionate social workers. Written and Narrated By: C…
 
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Nathan Hankes. Nathan is an army veteran, having served a tour in Iraq as a drone operator for the United States Army in the aftermath of 9/11. Upon returning from his tour, Nathan turned to the Appalachian Trail to sort out the residual anger and anxiety he was dealing …
 
Hear more about my worst every bear encounter on the Appalachian Trail, plus some lessons learned along the way that can help us as hikers - and help protect bears in our beloved recreation areas. Learn to hang a bear bag here -> https://www.youradventurecoach.com/how-to-hang-a-bear-bag/ Download my complete backpacking gear list here -> https://ww…
 
Every so often, Kim likes to gift an hour of the national radio show — commercial free and ready to listen to on your schedule. The show airs on more than 400 stations across the U.S. and on demand. Kim dives into all things shopping to help you find the best tech gifts for everyone on your list. From the tech obsessed to the tech-phobic, you'll fi…
 
In this best of episode, Kim sits down with a good friend of the Komando Show, Howard Scott Warshaw. He's notorious for creating what's regarded as the worst video game in history. A little hard on the ego, huh? Well, he's definitely bounced back. Howard and Kim talk about his start at Atari, how he became the therapist for all of Silicon Valley’s …
 
On this episode you will get a live trail report as Scott guides one of our Guests deep into the second largest Canyon in Arizona, the Sycamore Canyon. A waterless Creek bed, harsh environment, blistering heat and rarely any trail markers. How did we cache water? and Where? Get ready for a LIVE Podcast right from the trail. by the way…you can alway…
 
In this best of episode, Kim chats with author and computer scientist Jaron Lanier — one of the founding fathers of virtual reality — about what it could look like if we truly had control over our info online. You may think advertising runs the internet, but the big data behind it is where the real profits come from. We're being followed all around…
 
In this episode, I'll break down some hiking gear myths and share exactly what gear I think was totally worth the investment and what backpacking gear you want to be careful about before you buy or what you can skip altogether! Affiliate links and hiking resources mentioned in this episode: My favorite Six Moon Designs Tent: https://alnk.to/dpkiIIR…
 
In this best of episode, Kim dives into the world of automated cars. Self-driving cars aren’t some crazy future tech … They’re here now. That raises some questions. Do they actually work? Is it safe? Is it worth shelling out $8,000 for Tesla’s “full self-driving” option? To find out, Kim sat down with Consumer Report’s Head of Connected and Automat…
 
Learn more about avalanche safety at avalanche.org. Find an avalanche education class with the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education. Learn more about Summit Country Search and Rescue and donate to your local search and rescue organization. Remember, podcast listeners can get UP TO 50% OFF ON A GAIA GPS MEMBERSHIP! Episode Highlig…
 
Paul Merhige had once been a young man set on the path of excellence, but tragically was derailed by mental health issues. Without professional help and estranged from his family, his resentments festered, which came to a head when his parents sought to bring him back into the family fold on Thanksgiving Day 2009. Written and Narrated By: Cole Weav…
 
Dive into the week in tech news with Allie, Ben, Cassidy and host Mike. Amazon's online pharmacy is here, but think twice before you order. Plus, Twitter jumps on the stories bandwagon, Baby Yoda climbs aboard a SpaceX ship and Chrome's new update is the biggest performance booster in years. The team talks holiday shopping (have you started yet?) a…
 
Another full show today, with Alan Carpenter taking up long-distance hiking in his 60s and still going today, well into his 70s. Alan's story is a testimony to his persistence, while his joy at the people and sights of the various trails he has done shines through. He does get a little banged up from time to time. In our conversation, you'll hear a…
 
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Paul Barach. Paul is an avid adventurer, but today, we focus in on his trek along Japan's Shikoku Pilgrimage, a 750-mile route that visits nearly 90 temples. This was Paul's first backpacking trip, as evidenced by everything that went wrong, including suffering from heat…
 
Natalie Reynoso joins Trail Tales to talk about the John Muir Trail... and what could go wrong when hiking it! We all know about the little random things that can go wrong when backpacking, and we cover basically all of them in this episode. Check out her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/natreynoso/ Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? …
 
Give this a listen to hear 10, kind of random, but still awesome hiking tips for both new and experienced backpackers. Resources mentioned in this episode: The Badass Backpacker's Bundle, download for free here -> www.youradventurecoach.com/bundle FITS socks - the best (in my opinion) socks for backpackers -> https://alnk.to/h6ya2zG (affiliate link…
 
Chris Cage quit a corporate job to travel and eventually hike the Appalachian Trail. When he was finally done, he had a choice to make. Either go back to corporate life or find a way to fund his new lifestyle. He chose the latter and founded Greenbelly Meals. Chris has had to make some big life-changing decisions that all came at a cost, but that’s…
 
In this episode of Tech Refresh, Allie, Ben, Cassidy and Mike talk Netflix's new TV channel (really!), a $6K camera from Leica, and the never-ending notifications always buzzing and beeping at us. Plus, the latest tricks scammers are using to steal your money and a tribute to the late Alex Trebek. And find out if Mike can finally guess correctly in…
 
Follow Courtney on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with her physical, psychological, and gustatory adventures. Remember, podcast listeners can get UP TO 50% OFF ON A GAIA GPS MEMBERSHIP! Episode Highlights 3:55: How Courtney went from being an elite cross country skier to an ultramarathon runner.6:52: Courtney’s first 100-mile race did not go acc…
 
It's a slightly shorter show this week, with Laura Sheehan, or Rocket, as our principal guest. Julia was a member of my last AT class; the Class of 2019. We never met on the trail, but I was made aware of the popularity of her YouTube videos. She is a very self-aware hiker, acknowledging the changes she saw in herself, having sold everything to upr…
 
John D. White was a man of God, but he hadn't always been a pastor. John had a colorful past, one that his congregation was well aware but they believed he had repented and paid for his sins. Tragically Rebekah Gay would pay the price for that mistake. Written and Narrated By: Cole Weavers Sound Production and Editing By: Matt Black Want More Tales…
 
Sophia Garber joins the podcast to tell the story of her 2020 Northville Placid Trail thru hike in the Adirondacks. She hiked it very shortly after Flossy and I did, and despite the similar time-frame... her hike sounded way more fun! So if you thought my NPT story was kind of a downer, give Sophia's a listen and hopefully you will get a different …
 
People say there are only two certainties: death and taxes. But another thing is also certain: technological advancement. In this fascinating, thoughtful and surprisingly funny podcast, Kim explores the deathcare industry, where tech startups are shaking up the funeral profession. Cutting-edge technology is changing the way we’re buried, and creati…
 
This week, Allie, Ben, Cassidy and Mike talk Amazon's potential plans to take over rural delivery, new ways debt collectors can harass consumers and a get-rich-quick scheme spreading through a popular app. Plus, the crew reveals the new most-popular video on YouTube and debates a 24-hour break from tech. Spoiler: It's not going to happen.…
 
This week's guest, Dan Schoenthal, is an unlikely thru-hiker. He suffers from Parkinson's Disease and, as you'll learn, he has pushed through this impediment, getting an impressive start on the 2200-mile journey. I spoke with Dan a few weeks ago, and he mentioned a fund-raising effort he was making in conjunction with his hike. That particular fund…
 
The White Mountains legend is back for another episode! We talk about Philip setting the FKT for the White Mountains Redlining project, and how it was much tougher than he estimated it to be. As per usual, Philip details the highs and lows of his achievement, and sets the record straight about what his next project will be. Follow Philip on Instagr…
 
There really is nothing like a concert. The feeling of the music, the energy, the sound. Then the pandemic hit. Musicians are taking their acts digital, and you're probably wondering what all the hype is about. We brought in Stephen White, CEO of StageIt, a web-based venue that hosts live shows via webcam. By the end of this episode, you’ll be able…
 
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, brought to you by Backcountry.com, we are joined by Neville Harris. Neville is the owner and head honcho at Woods Hole Hostel, regarded as one of the top hostels (if not the top hostel) along the entire Appalachian Trail. Neville shares a bit about her meditation practice and the impact …
 
Enjoy my conversation with legend and teammate, Harry Moffitt, our MCTI Director, Australia & New Zealand, Psychologist, and Veteran of the Australian Army's most elite unit. Thanks, Harry! The Station Foundation https://thestationfoundation.org The COMMIT Foundation https://www.commitfoundation.org/ Doug Zembiec https://vimeo.com/169599802 Drown P…
 
As annoying as this is to say, expect the unexpected, I don’t think anyone's first trip goes exactly as planned or exactly how they thought it would. But that being said, I do have some tips to share to help you prepare for your first or next backpacking trip! Be sure to download the Badass Backpacker's Bundle here https://www.youradventurecoach.co…
 
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to check out this episode of our brand new podcast, Tech Refresh. The talented team at Komando.com dives into the week in tech news and all things digital. Plus, an old favorite is back: Brand New or Not True! See if the crew can stump Mike with a mighty convincing fake tech product. Check it out, an…
 
Learn more about Buzz Burrell and FKT records at fastestknowntime.com. Listen every Friday to the Fastest Known Time podcast, featuring the rising stars in speed records around the globe. You can also follow the FKT community on Instagram. Remember, podcast listeners can get UP TO 50% OFF ON A GAIA GPS MEMBERSHIP! Episode Highlights 4:15: Buzz defi…
 
Anybody who shared the trail with me last year must have heard of the Purple People. They seemed to be ubiquitous, turning up night after night at hostels, shelters, and homes to play their own music to lighten everybody's lives. The fact that they wore and carried everything in a vibrant lilac color didn't exactly allow them to blend into the crow…
 
While the phrase Hike Your Own Hike may sound kind of simplistic - because it is - I bring this up because over the years, especially with the explosion of hikers on social media, the phrase 'hike your own hike' has started to get this really negative, judgmental twang to it that I hate. And I want to reclaim this phrase and take it back on behalf …
 
On this episode we delve into the most talked about topic with Hikers. Which hiking shoe is the best? Trail Runners or Hiking Boots? What is the difference, and which one is better for the long distance hiker? What we talk about: We had to embrace a new kind of suck Winter Storm and Mother Nature You ask, we answer Hiking Boots have a purpose and i…
 
Justin Outdoors joins the show to talk all about the Canadian Rockies, winter backpacking, and much much more. He has an awesome YouTube channel that focuses on gear reviews, trip videos, and hiking tips! Go check him out: https://www.youtube.com/user/jhick777 Huge thanks to CS Instant Coffee for sponsoring this episode! Go check them out through m…
 
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