Today on the First 40 Miles, we have work to do! Winter is summer prep for backpackers! Then we’ll share the top 5 extras that you’ll want to consider next time you pack. For the SUMMIT Gear Review, a daypack that packs down to the size of a baked potato. Next, a Backpack Hack of the Week that will fill up the dark winter days with a flood of backpacking memories. And we’ll wrap up the show with a little trail wisdom from someone who knew how to hike light.
Today on the First 40 Miles, packing for a backpacking trip can sometimes look like the aftermath of an REI rummage sale. Gear everywhere. We can’t help you with that, but we’ll share some tips for packing that will make your trip go a little smoother. For today’s Summit Gear Review, a load of insulation for your next winter adventure. Next, the Backpack Hack of the Week will show you a sleeping bag hack for all you claustrophobes out there.
Today on the First 40 Miles, CREATE: The Outdoor Innovators Episode. If you’ve ever had a great idea for a piece of outdoor gear, we’ll share some stories today that will help to inspire you to take the next step. This episode will feature the creative minds behind some up and coming outdoor gear companies. Then on our Top 5 List, you’ll learn the basic steps for how to coax more great ideas out of your head and turn those ideas into the next big thing.
Today on the First 40 Miles, hiking and backpacking go together like Lewis and Clark, but is it ok have a day in the wilderness where you don’t hike at all? Absolutely! We’ll give you a few ideas for what else you can do. For today’s SUMMIT Gear Review, a pack that is incredibly adaptable. Next, our Backpack Hack of the Week is a soul-filling pot of beans that can only be made on a zero day.
Today on the First 40 Miles, on the shortest, darkest day of the year can we still find a glimmer of light? Yes! We’ll talk about lumens, lightbulbs, and LEDs and what they can do for you in the dark. On the SUMMIT Gear Review, a flexible light that transitions seamlessly from from lantern to landing strip. Next on the Backpack Hack of the Week, if your closet is crammed with coats, we’ll help you find the perfect home for them.