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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.
 
The Training For Trekking Podcast is created to help hikers, trekkers and mountaineers prepare for their bucket list adventures. Rowan shares with you the simple training strategies to get you fit, strong and resilient to tackle anything the trail will throw at you. He also dives deep into subjects such as how to prevent altitude sickness, nutrition while hiking, injury prevention and much, much more. So you can have the very best chance of a safe, enjoyable and successful adventure!
 
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 ...
 
Tom Griffen, artist and modern-day explorer, journeys afoot and lighthearted, 4000-miles across the length of the United States. In this podcast, Tom tells his own stories and those of random strangers he meets along the way. He also describes both the mundane and exciting details of his 3 m.p.h. life windblown on the American roadside.
 
The Guidebook is raw conversations with risk-takers about adventure, work, life, and the emotions behind it all. We’re unveiling the challenges and joys of adventure to inspire you to TAKE THE RISK. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theguidebook/support
 
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The mountains of New Hampshire have brought many exciting experiences to Andrew Drummond. Growing up in the area Andrew has been training his whole life, without knowing it, to be a defining source of knowledge, gear, and stoke for backcountry skiing in the Northeast. After stints skiing and surfing out west, even going up to Alaska to alpine tour,…
 
In this episode, I dive into a number of common mistakes I see from hikers when they are aiming towards injury and pain prevention. Inside, I talk about a number of gear and training mistakes I see again and again from the hiking community, and how to avoid them in the future. == Want to learn more about training for your hiking adventures? Join th…
 
In this episode, I interview Shane Hanna, founder of Ready Sweat Go and we dive deep into the subject of hydration for hikers. Inside we talk about: A few common hydration mistakes many hikers are making Why 'camelling up' might not be a great idea for hikers who are trying to drop pack weight Why electrolytes are so important How a hiker can get a…
 
When Mark Macy was reluctantly pulled in to race the very first Eco-Challenge back in 1995 by a friend, he had no idea what was about to happen and how it would shape his life forever. That first haphazard attempt at adventure racing began a lifelong pursuit of mastering multi-day adventures, competing in every Eco-Challenge that followed, and accu…
 
Todd from team Latitude35 is joining us today via satellite phone to give us an update on the team’s race across the Atlantic Ocean via rowboat. They’re currently in second place with less than a week to go! Just a few days after this call the team experienced one of the most bizarre and wild mishaps I’ve ever heard of. Listen to the episode to hea…
 
In this episode, I explore some simple strategies a hiker can use if they are worried about keeping up with a new hiking group or club (who may be fitter, faster or more experienced then you are). == Want to learn more about training for your hiking adventures? Join the Training For Hiking And Trekking Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/group…
 
After needing a break from her career in film and TV, Sophie took a very fortuitous turn in her life by finding the most random job she could, milking camels. If you didn’t realize camels could be milked, neither did I. To make a long story short, Sophie fell in love with camels and never went back to her old career. Her ongoing 5-year passion for …
 
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are once again joined by Andrew Skurka- and as you might’ve already guessed, it does not disappoint. We touch on a range of different subjects in today’s show ranging from how COVID effected his guiding business, to why wildfires have been so bad in the west over the past couple of de…
 
After years of being in the biggest road cycling races in the world a devastating and life-altering injury left Pete’s career path felt shaken up and in need of more stability. Growing up in Colorado and now residing in the Tahoe area, the outdoors were the places he felt at home and at peace. That’s when Pete started to explore the idea of leaving…
 
In this episode I explore a common trap I see many hikers, coaches and fitness enthusiasts fall into when it comes to their training. == This week, I am enrolling for my signature program, The Online Summit Program. I am looking for no more than 10 hikers who want to get strong and pain-free over the next 12 weeks, so they can conquer every adventu…
 
Today, I discuss a few amazing wins that I have heard from hikers who have been focusing on their training (and we explore why you have to recognise and appreciate the small things over a training journey). == This week, I am enrolling for my signature program, The Online Summit Program. I am looking for no more than 10 hikers who want to get stron…
 
In this episode, I discuss a few common approaches to strength training which I hear from hikers, which do not quite match up to 'best practices' (and which might be limiting your performance on the trail). == This week, I am enrolling for my signature program, The Online Summit Program. I am looking for no more than 10 hikers who want to get stron…
 
In 2014, Jessica and Will decided a “normal” life in Boston wasn’t enough for their family of four. After several potential ex-pat experiences fell through with Will’s job, the family had an appetite to try something new. That idea? Instead of calling one place home why not call the whole world “home”? To dip their toes into this way of living they…
 
Today, I talk about a great step a hiker, trekker or backpacker can make to start off the new year strong and help them towards their hiking aspirations for 2021. == This week, I am enrolling for my signature program, The Online Summit Program. I am looking for no more than 10 hikers who want to get strong and pain-free over the next 12 weeks, so t…
 
Soon after turning 30, Ray, a self-described “two pack a day smoker”, was tired of the direction his life was heading. His younger brother, who was pursuing a healthier lifestyle, was his inspiration to make a change. Ray quickly set his eyes to try to complete a 100-mile ultramarathon. He won. Within the next few years he put his life on a traject…
 
Today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, is 2020 personified. And by that, I mean it's a genuine shit show. Today's show runs the gamut, we drunk dial some fans, introduce a slew of new segments, play some trivia (grab a drink if you'd like to play along), and are given a play-by-play of some soiled denim courtesy of The Real Hik…
 
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, we are joined by Cindy Ross. Cindy is a bonafide renaissance woman. She's published nine books, with two more on the way, she's a triple crowner, illustrator, and avid traveler. But, the bulk of our conversation today centers around Cindy's novel approach to raising children. In a nutsh…
 
After starting out delivering other people's boats, and then training them, Vivian and Nathan began to realize there may be something there and started offering offshore sailing adventures aboard our 47' sailboat, Ultima. Ultimately, they’ve turned their passion into a career giving them a great mix of travel, excitement, endurance, and a sense of …
 
In this episode, I share with you a simple strategy to help give you some insight into where you should be focusing your training to best help you on the trail. == Want to learn more about training for your hiking adventures? Join the Training For Hiking And Trekking Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/trainingforhikingandtrekking/…
 
In this episode I give some insight into the great debate on hiking poles. Are they a 'must carry' on the trail? Or is relying on them compromising your muscle and joint health? == Want to learn more about training for your hiking adventures? Join the Training For Hiking And Trekking Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/trainingforhiking…
 
Vincent is joining us from Norway to discuss his and Børge Ousland’s journey to cross the 20 world's largest glaciers in what they are calling the IceLegacy Project, a way for them to share to the world the need to preserve these special places. From IceLegacy.com “Glaciers are in fast decline due to rising temperatures, causing threat of long-term…
 
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek we are joined by Dr. Kristina Kiefer (that's back to back doctor episodes for those keeping score at home). Dr. Kiefer is a veterinarian with a PhD in Veterinary Regenerative Medicine from the University of Minnesota. But, of greater interest to you, not only does Dr. Kiefer have the medi…
 
In this episode I share with you one of the most significant tips to help your recovery, pain management and mental health, if you are on a pain prevention journey. == Want to learn more about training for your hiking adventures? Join the Training For Hiking And Trekking Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/trainingforhikingandtrekking/…
 
Today I share a simple, effective and specific workout finisher a hiker can use to help develop their muscular endurance for the hills. == Want to learn more about training for your hiking adventures? Join the Training For Hiking And Trekking Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/trainingforhikingandtrekking/…
 
Today we’re catching up with the team Latitude 35 who are competing in the 2020 Talisker Whiskey Challenge, a 3,000+ mile row across the Atlantic Ocean starting December 12. Dixon, Jono, Todd, and Jimmy will be rowing their 28-foot ocean rowing vessel where they will live, eat, sleep, “shower”, row in 2-hour shifts around the clock until they reach…
 
Originally aired October 19, 2018 Joe Kurmaskie, better known as The Metal Cowboy, is an award-winning author of eight non-fiction memoirs of his many travels and adventures. His books, as well as performances, are packed with humor, history, and philosophy of what it truly means to be a human on this crazy Earth. The one thing in Joe's stories tha…
 
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we chat with Dr. Alan Carpenter. Dr. Carpenter is the ultimate testament that age is just a number, as his entry into the long distance backpacking world didn't begin until the ripe age of 65. Since then, he's accumulated somewhere in the vicinity of 20,000 miles on foot and another 10,0…
 
In this episode, I discuss a few simple strategies a hiker can use when they start feeling a flare-up of knee pain while actually on the trail. == I'm currently enrolling for my Hikers Knee Prevention Program and looking for hikers who struggle with knee pain and what to get strong and pain-free over the next 12 weeks, so they can conquer every adv…
 
In this episode, I discuss a few unique situations on the trail which will commonly aggravate knee pain, and how a hiker can best prepare for them. == I'm currently enrolling for my Hikers Knee Prevention Program and looking for hikers who struggle with knee pain and what to get strong and pain-free over the next 12 weeks, so they can conquer every…
 
In this episode, I dive into a number of common mistakes I see from hikers who struggle with knee pain. We explore strength training, mobility work, cardio/conditioning, gear and mindset. == I'm currently enrolling for my Hikers Knee Prevention Program and looking for hikers who struggle with knee pain and what to get strong and pain-free over the …
 
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