Today on the First 40 Miles, there is power in sharing stories—and we’ll tell you why your stories are so important! Then, on the SUMMIT Gear Review, a super simple water filter that uses very long and impressive words to keep you safe on the trail. On Today’s Backpack Hack of the Week, Happy Halloween—now let’s get on to Christmas. And we’ll share our experience with Rainy Pass Repair and a zipper repair that was beyond our skill level.
Today on the First 40 Miles, we’ve always wondered why people make pancakes on the trail…so today we face The Ultimate Pancake Challenge. We’ll also share the top 5 ways to make your pancakes worth the extra effort. On the SUMMIT Gear Review, we have three pieces of gear that all contributed to the success of the Ultimate Pancake Challenge. And we’ll leave you today with a little trail wisdom from someone believes that pancakes equal love.
Today on the First 40 Miles, this is episode 100! And we have a shocking revelation: this is not a backpacking podcast—and we’ll tell you why in our top 5 list today. We’ll also have a fun announcement that will put our First 40 Milers and their stories on center stage. For today’s Backpack Hack of the Week, a simple no cook dinner that packs in flavor, nutritional density, and over 1000 calories.
Today on the First 40 Miles, BLINK: The Eye Episode. Most of us rely on our sight to help us navigate the trail, which means that eye health is a critical part of backpacking. Today’s episode focuses on eye health basics and how to care for your eyes while backpacking. And we’ll be swapping out our SUMMIT Gear Review for a SUMMIT Film Review. For today’s Backpack Hack of the Week, Josh shares his tips for using contact lenses while backpacking. And we’ll wrap up the show with a little trail wisdom from our good friend on the trail, Helen Keller.
Today on the First 40 Miles: New! Improved! Ultralight! Waterproof! Breathable! And loaded with functionality! These are words you might read on the packaging for backpacking gear—but where does the hype end and the honesty begin? Right here. Then on today’s Top 5 List, the top 5 pieces of gear that ensure that you won’t get flustered on your next blustery trip. For today’s Backpack Hack of the Week, Gilbert from the Patagonia Worn Wear program shares a hack for revitalizing a corroded zipper. And we’ll wrap up the show with a little trail wisdom from the son of an organist and an anarchist.