The First 40 Miles is a podcast for people who are new to hiking and backpacking.
The First 40 Miles podcast is hosted by Heather and Josh Legler. About the hosts…
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@TheFirst40Miles Binge listening to your podcast on my commute from episode 1. Very helpful for a newbie getting ready to start w/ 12 yo.
— Derek Hudson (@dghudson) April 21, 2017
I can’t wait for my phone to alert me to new episodes. It’s my crack!
—iTunes user NWKMateo on April 19, 2017
@TheFirst40Miles Love the podcast! I'm late to the episodes, but I look forward to them weekly now. Keep up the great work!
— Kingazjay 🌵 (@WaypointVisuals) April 9, 2017
I really like the transparency of the hosts and how they are trying to provide hacks to campers. Great quality ideas for newies and experienced family camping – Rebecca @tetonhammocks
—iTunes user Soda67 on March 31, 2017
I really enjoy these podcasts — really great information for beginners and probably even some seasoned backpackers. I enjoy their humor, their stories, the gear reviews, and the “trail wisdom.” Keep up the good stuff!
—iTunes user Swyper Don’t Swype! on March 30, 2017
@TheFirst40Miles Kudos and thanks to you both for delivering a weekly podcast. Not always easy I bet. We look forward to it each week.
— Brian Blanton (@brianblanton) March 23, 2017
Lots of great tips on good stuff to bring and how to make everything affordable. And they both have such a great attitude towards everything. *update– The only thing I don’t like about this podcast is the long 1 week wait between each episode 😉!
—iTunes user Wanderingtraver98 on March 21, 2017
The First 40 Miles are the happiest podcast I listen to. I appreciate their sunny outlook no matter what the trail throws at them. As a rookie backpacker, I have learned a great deal from Heather and Josh, most importantly that it will probably be okay whatever happens, but it’s still best to dress for the weather and to keep things as dry as you can and to learn to read a map–and to bring a map! By design there is not a lot of new information for experienced hikers, but I would guess they’ll still be fun to listen to even after one puts their first 40 miles on their first pair of boots or trail runners. They cover a new topic in every short and snappy podcast, and occasionally interview a guest. If you’re thinking about getting out on the trail, but aren’t sure where to start, this is the place. Have a great hike!
—iTunes user Newton’s Apple on March 12, 2017
The are such a happy and positive couple. You can hear the smile in Heathers voice. Makes me fall to sleep with a smile on my face!
—iTunes user Insurance Agent in Cali on February 21, 2017
The 1st 40 is a refreshing podcast that has found the right balance between listenability and information. I’m new to backpacking and was looking for a podcast to help me get oriented to the depths of this world. I especially like that the episodes are 30 minutes or less and have a good flow from both the format and the easy delivery of the hosts. Lots of good tips and perspective — makes me want to hit the trails (and I know I’ll be prepared). Thanks guys!
—iTunes user Hurricane on the Plains on February 20, 2017
— Allison (@AVD_Learns) February 20, 2017
Excellent backpacking podcast for either someone who is new to the activity, or someone well versed. Their genuine love for the outdoors is easily noticed and their excitement for backpacking/camping is contagious! Highly recommend!
—iTunes user Mistachins on February 8, 2017
I love this podcast. I like the husband and wife team. As a rookie backpacker/hiker I find their podcast useful and entertaining.
—iTunes user Spectrum Rider on February 5, 2017
Hi, I would class myself as a novice hiker and had horrible experiences in the past when I was completely overweight. Last summer my husband and I embarked upon a #vanlife 6 week tour around Europe and we hiked the Barvarian Alps and I realised taht I turned into that person who loves to hike <3 I just had a listen to E116 on my run and actually the stories you told, and the way to related teh take homes I really loved. I know it's ok now to have less than easy hiking experiences and actually our greatest challenges become our most meorable points! Thank you so much for sharing Cam —iTunes user Jigksjddksvsiw on January 31, 2017
I have learned a lot by listening. I enjoy the fact they are well thought out and about thirty minutes long. I really like the SUMMIT gear reviews all gear reviewers should use that acronym. Genius!
—iTunes user Pastor Matthew on January 30, 2017
I really enjoy the podcast. Very informative and practical. Best of all, the hosts are down to earth and it is clear that they really enjoy backpacking and the outdoors.
—iTunes user NinerK on January 23, 2017
Love this podcast, it’s cute and unique.
—iTunes user DJM1216 on January 13, 2017
@TheFirst40Miles just found your podcast. I dig it. I will most definitely be sharing my stories on your site when I get home.
— R.J. Jefferson (@RJJEFFERSON) January 5, 2017
Great job. Well worth the listen. You will always learn at least one new thing every show.
—iTunes user NC Biker on December 7, 2016
I enjoy how positive and nice the hosts are to each other. I listen each week for a healthy dose of outdoor-life-spiced marital bliss.
—iTunes user k2utah on November 22, 2016
@TheFirst40Miles Found your podcast in June, Just finished listening to all 100 shows. Congrats on your milestone, here's to a hundred more!
— Michael Gersten (@gerthdr) October 11, 2016
Really been enjoying this podcast and glad I found it. Upbeat and great info. Carefully prepared and well made. Kudos
—iTunes user Greenfish888 on October 9, 2016
I love this show so much I have listened to several episodes a couple times. It really is the whole families backpacking podcast. They provide great tips in their backpack hack of the week, the SUMMIT gear reviews are as objective as I have heard, and they are very open to discussion and input from listeners. Most importantly the podcast doesn’t go too far from trail talk and is very well produced. 👏
—iTunes user Mindless behavior on October 9, 2016
@TheFirst40Miles love your podcast. I'm about to listen while I go to sleep in my hammock.
— Marty Epp-Carter (@epp_carter) October 9, 2016
@TheFirst40Miles I heard ep #92 and so loved the song at the end. It was so beautiful. My Dad was born and raised Maui. I like you both!
— HapaHaoleHowie (@HowieUjr) October 8, 2016
Lots of great tips on good stuff to bring and how to make everything affordable. And they both have such a great attitude towards everything.
—iTunes user Wanderingtraver98 on October 4, 2016
Wish I would have discovered this prior to our first 40 miler. Still great to listen to, continuing to learn a lot from our Oregon neighbors.
—iTunes user Slow listener on October 2, 2016
@TheFirst40Miles I just found your podcast and love it. I'm glad I finally did. It's great! Thanks.
— HapaHaoleHowie (@HowieUjr) October 1, 2016
I wish there was more of this podcast. I just can’t seem to get my fill of The First 40 Miles. I had a 3 day trip planned on a section of the AT when I stumbled across this 3 weeks befor the trip. Josh and Heather fueled my backpacking fire and talked about so many things I haven’t thought of before. The Backpack Hacks, Summit Gear Review, along with their personal experience, aided my first, super successful, backpacking experience. Y’all are awesome and keep it up.
—iTunes user Get out! doors on September 27, 2016
@TheFirst40Miles I listened to all 97 episodes this week and all of the HYOH episodes. Now I can't wait to get out on the trail!
— Dane Elletson (@dane78) September 23, 2016
@TheFirst40Miles Love your podcast! Keep up the good work.
— bryan k petersen (@brypeter) September 14, 2016
My son turned me on to this podcast. He kept sharing the DIY and fun facts, even had some of the items on his wish list. Now I am hooked and setting a goal to get out for short trips now and will plan a larger one next summer. Thank you for your information and happy banter. I went back to episode 1 and working my way forward.
—iTunes user tawnycleveland on September 8, 2016
As a beginner backpack I find your podcast fun as well as informative. Plus you two are the cutest couple! Thank you for this podcasts!
—iTunes user bmweiss190 on August 9, 2016
I LOVE this podcast! I came across this on a whim planning our first backpacking trip to Colorado 🙂 The information I’ve received from these podcast have been so valuable. I listen on my earbuds at work and on the way home and just finished episode 40! Which, in my opinion, has been the best yet 🙂 I loved the unedited version. When you laugh, I laugh. I do have to agree with the review that your voices are very soothing but nothing I have fell asleep to 😛 I always enjoy the backpack hack of the week and the SUMMIT reviews. Thank you for sharing all your knowledge, for newbies like me!
—iTunes user MrsDecker on July 29, 2016
— Batman (@citypossum) July 28, 2016
@TheFirst40Miles started to listen a month ago and I enjoy you two!Never imagined listening consecutively, started from day 1, now on ep 65😃
— Luis Ángel (@laxvii) June 19, 2016
About to tackle my first X* miles in 19 years. Thanks to @TheFirst40Miles for inspiration and advice! *we'll see how far I get.
— ✨JD McCoy 🔭 (@jdstar) June 11, 2016
Love this podcast! I like that they seem at ease in talking about new products, hints and adventures. I have been hiking for several years but never on a long backpacking trip. I want to change that. My goal in the near future is backpacking The Colorado Trail. I just started listening so I have to catch up but I will include your tips into my hiking trips too. Thank you for sharing, love to listen and learn!!
—iTunes user KaylaC6500 on May 25, 2016
After 40+ episodes, this is the only podcast that I’ve listened through from Episode 1. I’m still gaining helpful tidbits from their show as one with about 20 overnight trips and over 300 miles of backcountry experience. As their intro upfront would indicate, their show is probably less insightful for seasoned thru hikers. Josh and Heather: If you’re still looking for an overnight north of the boarder, consider the Mt Assiniboine area near Banff/Canmore, AB. Thanks for the show!
—iTunes user Backpacker Diaries on May 24, 2016
My wife and I want to get into backpacking. This podcast is great for introducing the tips and tricks to backpacking. Super personable hosts, and well made.
—iTunes user Patchy_22 on May 12, 2016
Good info, nice length, great reviews… a bit cutesy for me but solid in many ways.
—iTunes user yawfren on May 4, 2016
— HappyGoneTravelling (@happygonetravel) April 30, 2016
They deliver exactly what they promise, information for the beginning backpacker. They also deliver great product information, hiking tips and ideas, and hacks for the rest of us. The Legler’s, Heather and Josh, share their experiences in their short podcast format in a way that’s both interesting and entertaining. Not sure if it’s ironic but I listen to them while hiking, as well as on my daily walks in the neighborhood. I’ve been hiking for several years and always on the hunt for new ideas and valuable information; the Legler’s can be counted on to deliver both. Great job guys!!
—iTunes user ejlaney on April 24, 2016
I love this podcast, it’s a must for anyone interested in backpacking. They seem like really good people, the kind you want to meet on the trail.
—iTunes user Team Joaquin on April 20, 2016
Hello Legler family, I just want to say thank you for all the effort you do in producing a wonderful podcast about backpacking, hiking, and all stuff related to it. I can’t stop myself listening to your podcast, I especially like the evergreen series. I learned so much in a matter of weeks, I’m saving money now and in the fall will buy my hiking gear. Your podcast has great reviews and information, that made me more of a wiser consumer. Thank so much for all you do.
—iTunes user naranza on April 13, 2016
@TheFirst40Miles I discovered your podcast earlier this year & just love listening to you guys & all of your trail wisdom! 💕😊
— Nicky Ball (@DukeBall1) April 5, 2016
@TheFirst40Miles zipping right along through the episodes & learning so many new things! Highly recommended!
— j. reid (@Daddypantz1220) April 2, 2016
— Snowqueen & Scout (@SQandScout) March 31, 2016
Very informative and keeps your interest. I’ve recently gotten into backpacking and this podcast has helped me avoid some common mistakes, discover fresh ideas for my hikes, and stay motivated to get out on the trail. Getting ready to do my first through hike on Indiana’s Knobstone Trail soon, and you are helping me make it happen. Thanks for the hard work you put into the show!
—iTunes user xaJoshua on March 30, 2016
— Ashley (@stylistashleyk) March 23, 2016
— Gina Bégin (@ginabegin) March 22, 2016
— Cait Flanders (@caitflanders) March 6, 2016
I’m going back to catch up on all their episodes. I enjoy the information and banter between them. They’re aren’t claiming to be experts or pros, but are sharing their experience and experiences. They share a lot of information and a bit of silliness which I enjoy. Keep it up Heather and Josh!
—iTunes user Lola from NC on March 6, 2016
I was interested in hiking for exercise and solitude but I had no clue where to start. I found this podcast and have been listening ever since. I love the relaxed style of the podcast – I feel like Heather and Josh are sitting at my kitchen table. They are so candid about their experiences and embarrassing moments – I am less afraid to create my own lol. I have been inspired to get out on the trail and set some goals.
—iTunes user Trail Newbie on March 6, 2016
i’m a relatively new backpacker so i need all the tricks i can get. you two radiate absolute love for the trail and each other. i get much more things done when i listen to your podcast (: can’t wait for the weather to get a bit better so i can get back out ! peace & love
—iTunes user wild-mountain-mama on February 26, 2016
Extremely helpful information for beginner to intermediate hikers and backpackers; keep up the great work!
—iTunes user Proudziggy123 on February 19, 2016
steadily getting through all episodes of @TheFirst40Miles… can't wait get out and hike. doing a little trip in May!
— andy iakobson (@andyokoakley) February 18, 2016
@TheFirst40Miles Currently binge-listening. Finally, basics without being an infomercial for exotic gear. Cool DYI. Luv the improv stuff💚👍
— Bill Carlin (@BillCarlinOFR) February 12, 2016
Appreciate both of you taking time in creating this podcast. I have just found a new love for backpacking. Not as hardcore as you guys going all camping. Just living the day hike for now. Thanks for the advice and tips! Especially covering ways to not blowing the budget with all the gear considering how expensive they are. Keep up the great work. I will be listening! I’m sure many more will follow you as soon as they find the same love you have for backpacking adventures. Happy Trails!
—iTunes user Mitzi_Pie on February 1, 2016
Heather and Josh are awesome. I really appreciate the time and effort they put into their podcast. I am getting back into backpacking and even though I am not hardcore, I really love it. Listening to their podcast gets me excited for the next outing! I am a gear junkie so I love the Summit gear reviews the most. Keep up the great work and thank you for your efforts!
—iTunes user Otdent on January 27, 2016
Love this show, such great info.
—iTunes user themusicisdead on January 14, 2016
Perfect if you’re getting into hiking or have lots of experience and just looking for some new skills and perspectives.
—iTunes user Icarus DelSol on January 10, 2016
I love that they take a non-pretentious, non-judgmental approach to giving ideas and reviews. I love all of the family and kids backpacking tips and ideas.
—iTunes user CU250 on January 6, 2016
Basic and simple, but enjoyable.
—iTunes user Lars Johnson on January 2, 2016
Thanks for the great job you do on this podcast! Especially impressive is the consistent weekly releases. The sound and editing are really well done. I’m not new to camping, but am somewhat new to backpacking. The clever ideas and hacks are fun! It’s great to hear about their kids experiences, since I have kids I take out also. Keep it up! You guys deserve paid sponsorships!
—iTunes user caribouluvr on December 31, 2015
After living most of my life in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Washington States’ Cascades, I now find myself in the Midwest where I am lucky to see mountains once every year or two. This podcast helps keep my interest in backpacking during the long stretches between trips, and keeps me up to date with current trends in gear and techniques. Thanks Leglers, I would love to come across you both on the trail someday, as you are a pleasure to listen to, both talking and singing!
—iTunes user Catman Jim on December 29, 2015
Heather and Josh have such innocent enthusiasm for my favorite hobby. I’ve been backpacking for over 20 years, and I still find the little tidbits and tricks that they provide to be very useful. Just listening to them makes me want to get out on the trail every weekend. I can’t wait for Heather’s recipe book either.
—iTunes user Knitastic on December 18, 2015
I have to start with I’m a gear head so I really like the gear reviews. Clearly a lot of time and effort goes into this program. They are both super intelligent and great communicators, but they keep it light without making it a pub show. The website with show notes and direct links to the gear that is reviewed is just so professionally done. I’m hooked and am about half way through the past episodes. Keep up the great work, hope to see you guys on the trail…
—iTunes user Hummy585 on December 11, 2015
I spend most of my workday indoors under depressing fluorescents and being able to tune in, think about my hikes, and get great ideas to try when I get home is wonderful. I am brand new to podcasts, this was my first ever, and I do not regret it.
—iTunes user FootballFan6578 on December 9, 2015
There is so much information in this podcast. Love the length, the information provided and the format. I am feeling much more confident about a backpacking trip in my future. Thanks the hints, reviews, positive energy.
—iTunes user Newly adventurous on December 2, 2015
@TheFirst40Miles just found your podcast, love it! Can't wait to listen to all of them 🙂
— Emma (@hikeoutthebox) November 8, 2015
Josh and Heather’s show is awesome! I’m new to the hiking world, but they have inspired me to get my kids and go for more hikes! I live the outdoors, but never was into hiking. I’ve realized with their help that it’s a great way to get my young family outside together. Thanks guys!
—iTunes user Squashhollowfarm.com on November 5, 2015
I’m a budding dirtbag, who’s late to the party at 36 years old. The hosts do a great job of presenting information in a way that I can understand, even with my limited experience. My wife and I are taking our first-ever bike camping this weekend, and I’m using so many of the tips I’ve gained from Heather and Josh. (We’re even sleeping in our new REI Passage2 tent!) Thank you so much for putting out this podcast! It’s professional-level quality in sound, format and content.
—iTunes user toddjemery on October 21, 2015
— Fireside Provisions (@FProvisions) October 20, 2015
@TheFirst40Miles Recently gotten back into backpacking & found your podcast on a random search. You guys are great. Keep up the good work!
— Patrick Graney (@betthearm) October 8, 2015
I love the outdoors and get out there in a variety of ways. It has been a long time since I did a simple backpacking trip though. I stumbled across this podcast and have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the first 14 episodes; I’m doing a shake-down trip this weekend.
—iTunes user Damikes on September 30, 2015
Great podcast! Thanks! Keep it up. Love the gear reviews!
—iTunes user Frostymedic2709 on September 28, 2015
Great trail wisdom, you clearly know your outdoors! Keep up the good podcasts!
—iTunes user Aydenoutdoors on September 24, 2015
Heather Legler shares her knowledge and advice with the help of her husband Josh. Every episode covers s different subject, a new gear review and a backpacking hack for the thrifty backpacker. I’ll be sorry when I find that I’ve listened to all the podcasts.
—iTunes user Colemanzero on September 23, 2015
I’m new to backpacking and was preparing for a trip to the Tetons and Yellowstone when I searched for related podcasts. I’m so thrilled I found the First 40 Miles because it really helped me prepare. If you’ve got a ton of experience, the content may be a bit simplistic for you but you will still enjoy the product reviews and sincerity with which the information is presented. I’ve already passed on the link to at least 10 of my friends who are “thinking” about getting into backpacking. Another great thing about the podcast is that they take the time to give you real show notes on their website. Since I listen while driving or walking, this resource has been awesome. Yes, they get a bit corny sometimes but I think it adds to the charm and I appreciate the lack of “slickness” in their presentation. Thanks for helping me through my first 40 miles…
—iTunes user i.go.slo.mo on September 19, 2015
I’m an entry-mid level experience backpacker. This podcast has given me tons of useful information. I love the backpack hacks segment, always great ways to save money and space in your pack. The product reviews are always unbiased and seem very honest. Thanks for producing a amazing podcasts and keep it up!!!
—iTunes user Jose junito bean eato on September 3, 2015
I randomly got the idea to start hiking one day. With no experience I decided to do some research. I quickly found books and websites online, and shortly after that stumbled upon The First 40 Miles. It’s all the information relevant to me in a condensed well structured show. I’ve started at episode 1 and I’m going through them all to get caught up. It’s great! I even just purchased my first pack, and started on some short hikes here in Clearwater Florida. It’s pretty flat here but one day I’ll get to the mountains, and I’ll probably be listening to The First 40 Miles on the way to them.
—iTunes user Pointforward on August 26, 2015
Heather and Josh put on a well organized, informative and entertaining podcast. It is well worth your time to give it a listen.
—iTunes user Mighty Orphan on August 20, 2015
I’ve been trying to find another backpacking/hiking podcast that has the same level of quality as this one. I like some of the other ones, but find this to be the most helpful for me, a beginner backpacker. I enjoy their nerdy humor and we’ve really taken their gear reviews to heart. As we prepare to do more with our pups, this has been an invaluable resource. Thanks Heather and Josh!
—iTunes user Nicole_Diane on August 18, 2015
@TheFirst40Miles Congrats on The First 40 Podcasts! Love the show; keep it up.
— DJ (@David_J_Haffner) August 19, 2015
@TheFirst40Miles I absolutely adore your podcasts! They're the highlight of my daily commute, no matter where I'm going!
— Brenda Correa (@b_bpc) August 18, 2015
I listen while walking on the stairclimber, and average at least a mile. So today will be my First 40Miles.. https://t.co/6vRjgLUvfe
— Hiking Dad (@dadhikes) August 18, 2015
I just started listening to camping/hiking podcasts and found this to be my favorite. Good format and good information. I started from the beginning and am up to #18. I should be able to listen to the rest on my driving to Colorado for some camping/hiking.
—iTunes user ntxmike2 on August 15, 2015
One of my top podcasts! Very informative. Well prepared and presented. Friendly and charming! Thanks Leglers!
—iTunes user JaceMoonstrider on August 7, 2015
Spending too much $$ on gear? @TheFirst40Miles has some great tips on their podcast for re-purposing or making your own stuff.
— Jeremy Schroeder (@thedoproject) August 4, 2015
While admittedly for backpacking beginners, even experienced hikers & backpackers can find value in this podcast. I listen at work while daydreaming about spending more time in the backcountry. A bonus – I’m in Oregon too so can relate to some of the local comments! Great show guys!
—iTunes user AKBnPDX on August 3, 2015
I love these guys! They get me through work and fill me head with knowledge that I never would have thought about. I am a beginner and for the time being a solo backpacker.. So they help me out insanely, and they are always a joy to listen to!
—iTunes user Easy money on July 28, 2015
So one of the things that frustrates me most about podcasts (are you listening Gimlet Media?) is that I can’t take notes while I’m listening, or highlight sections, or generally mark it up. I know there are apps that try to solve this but here’s the elegant way that this podcast solves the problem: comprehensive notes on each episode giving all of the information you need either before, during or after an episode. On top of that, the sound quality is excellent, which is very rare in an amateur podcast, and they actually edit themselves – excellent work and well done. I’ll be a listener for, I suspect, a long time.
—iTunes user PhlashPhlash on July 14, 2015
I feel like I know Josh and Heather and will be so so excited if I ever run into them in the trail (I’m in Oregon too). This podcast is just what I was looking for as I do my grand re-entry into backpacking after a long hiatus raising kids. As others have mentioned, it is a great format, fabulous sound quality, enjoyable hosts, and there is information information information. I particularly like the trail notes on their website so I can look up specifics about the things they’ve mentioned in episodes.
—iTunes user CurlingSue on July 12, 2015
@TheFirst40Miles I have never been on a backpack excursion but I want to and I LOVE your pcast!!
— Toby Howell (@tobyhowl) July 8, 2015
I just found TFFM a month or so ago, and I am so glad I did. I have listened to most of the episodes several times. (Now my wife and kids are listening too). It’s easy to do because they always sound like they are having a good time, you just want to listen to them. It’s fun, funny, and informative.
—iTunes user chilaw2004 on July 5, 2015
So many podcasts are the hosts chatting aimlessly, or laughing too much about things that aren’t funny but this podcast is so well put together, clearly planned out, the audio is fantastic and it has useful and interesting information. I love it!
—iTunes user Polly56789 on July 2, 2015
This show makes any human want to leave and get in the open trail!! I really appreciate all the info relayed. Especially the reviews and the tips. I’m adding backpacking to list of “definitely gonna do’s”!
—iTunes user tobyhowl on July 1, 2015
@TheFirst40Miles Just found your podcast. Awesome! I am a "noob" BP'er and the information you provide is helping me A LOT. Thanks
— Sir Mark Lopiccola (@marklopiccola) July 2, 2015
@TheFirst40Miles started your show last week, listened to all already! Trying to instill my little ones with an outdoors love. Great show.
— Derik Hill (@derikhill) June 27, 2015
— HuffPost Podcasts (@HuffPostPodcast) June 24, 2015
I LOVE this podcast! Every episode has both something fun and something useful. We’re getting geared up for our journey back into nature and this podcast has been great inspiration for us!
—iTunes user MidvaleMom on June 22, 2015
For someone who is wanting to get into backpacking and hiking this is a fantastic podcast to listen too! Loads of great information and tips for anyone who loves backpacking / hiking!
—iTunes user Gennabee on June 14, 2015
@TheFirst40Miles i listened to ep 27, you'll never stand in line for a view and I'm hooked! thanks for all the good insight!
— jonathan harper (@jheeeeezzy) June 13, 2015
I’m a late in life backpacker & this podcast is awesome! It’s informative, helpful and unpretenious. Love the insights from Heather & Josh!
—iTunes user Ericj117 on June 12, 2015
@TheFirst40Miles Hey there, Leglers! Love your podcast. Going on my first backpacking trip in Sept, and do I have a lot to learn.
— DJ (@David_J_Haffner) June 11, 2015
Amazing podcast about all I want to know and more about backpacking. Great tips and funny stories narrated with the most soothing and relaxing voices. Keep it up and thank you. Enzo 😉
—iTunes user hulaboy3 on June 10, 2015
other podcasts of this sort provide lots of fun. this one is great cause it follows a format they advertise. very informative, even to seasoned backpackers. keep up the good work.
—iTunes user Richigan one million on June 10, 2015
— Language Expeditions (@RichardLardi) May 30, 2015
I can’t believe I just found this podcast. I’ve been an avid camper and hiker for years, and this is a truly professional podcast for the outdoor adventurer. I look forward to listening to this every Tuesday, keep up the good work!
—iTunes user DublinGreen89 on May 27, 2015
@TheFirst40Miles Hey guys loving the show. Thanks for sharing your journey.
— Ryan (@ryan__day) May 26, 2015
This is a great podcast! I am just getting started in backpacking and I love this show. It has great info and good ideas. The hacks are smart and simple and I love the SUMMIT gear review! Keep up the great work!
—iTunes user Grandpa Dirt on May 20, 2015
@TheFirst40Miles love the podcast just started today and have listened up to episode 16. Great job again
— Cosmic Cowboy (@Eels88) May 13, 2015
I’ve been listening to this podcast from the beginning and I really like their insights. It’s nice that they are a couple and care about backpacking not just for the individual but for the whole family. Great podcast. Keep up the good work!
—iTunes user Krystlerees on April 27, 2015
— Hiking Dad (@dadhikes) April 19, 2015
This podcast covers topics for novice and more advanced backpackers. I love the variety of topics and the anecdotes that accompany many of the stories told. Looking forward to the more in depth episodes!
—iTunes user Saldimyer, April 14, 2015
After finding this podcast, I binge-listened to every episode (3 hour round-trip commute). I now look forward to each new Tuesday episode. Cute, delightful couple / backpacking monsters equal just the right mix for me.
—iTunes user Crunchy Guero on April 7, 2015
— Martin (@martinhald) April 2, 2015
I can’t say enough good things about this podcast. Heather Legler and her husband Josh are extremely genuine and they come across as the exact sort of people you hope you meet up out on the trail. Even as an experienced backpacker I have learned tips and new ideas from them. Living in the NE where backpacking is only a three-season activity (for me at least) there podcast has helped keep me motivated and connected to one of the things I love during a long winter.
—iTunes user Kaltastic on March 21, 2015
Filled with accessible information as well as cool hacks to make backpacking easier or more affordable. Really fun stories, great advice, and all of it is family friendly. I quickly breezed through every episode soon after I found this podcast.
—iTunes user Sam from Ohio on March 19, 2015
Great for beginners or for a fresh perspective for a veteran hiker. Useful information rather than localized beer reviews or the same old 15 year old trail stories that seem to be the pass for backpacking podcasts on iTunes. Heather and Josh are a treat to listen to.
—iTunes user JAGinNJ on March 13, 2015
Thanks for helping me with my first 40. Working out the gear can be painful.
—iTunes user TheYachtCaptaim on March 13, 2015
I love how each episode begins with great music, is short, is structured in such so that it is easy to follow, and ends with an inspiring quote. Each episode teaches me at least one new thing as a beginner hiker who would like to try backpacking. I especially love the easy DIY hacks and recipes. The hosts are a joy to listen to and seem to be the sorts of people I would love to be friends with! My one critique is that I would like show to go beyond a US and European centric focus in its suggestions and quotations. I am aware that this may require hosts to do a bit more research so as to avoid sharing misinformation or unintentionally making blanket statements about a culture and landscape. However, From one of the episodes I gathered that listeners come from all over the world.
—iTunes user Rpen90 on March 13, 2015
This Podcast makes me forget about the mounds of snow and the below zero temperature outside. I enjoy the stories, but especially the insightful Gear Review each week. This podcast introduces me to tips and tricks to get the Family out enjoying nature more often. Look forward to enjoying many more episodes.
—iTunes user Bncbuck on February 20, 2015
I enjoy podcasts while walking my dogs, and stumbled upon this one recently. As a beginning backpacker I was searching for advice and tips and this is just the ticket. The length is perfect, with enough info to satisfy without being too much or too long. I’m reviewing episodes on the website now since I can’t take notes while walking/listening. Keep it up you two! I’ll be passing this info on to my new friends in the Sierra Club Wilderness Basics Course!
—iTunes user Pilot daughter on February 17
I’m new to hiking and backpacking, and I find this podcast to be super informative. I love the organized format, as I know what segments are covered every week. The hosts are really enjoyable to listen to, and I always look forward to the next week’s episode.
—iTunes user shaker | maker on February 13, 2015
I love the concept and it is so fun to hear the stories
—iTunes user Blang2323 on February 10, 2015
This is a very informative series that offers useful tips, tricks, and advice for any level of backpacker. I particularly enjoy the recipes and top 5 lists. Always looking forward to the next episode!
—Posted by iTunes user Exon12058 on February 7, 2015
@TheFirst40Miles Thanks for the great podcast, it keeps me motivated as I wait out the winter until hiking season returns.
— Mike Holleran (@mholleran1) February 5, 2015
I literally just stumbled upon the Legler’s podcast, and I am SO happy I did! It is fairly new—wish I knew about it sooner! They are both humble, genuine, personable, informative and entertaining! I just love how real they are with their experiences. I especially love how they love backpacking with their kids as well. Excited for more episodes!
—iTunes user mcwangerson on February 4, 2015
I love how high quality this podcast is. Both Josh and Heather are open to learning from each other and being transparent with the audience about their journeys. The sound quality is great, which makes it easy to listen to… and they have loads of reviews and creative options for hiking and backpacking! Keep them coming, guys! 🙂
—iTunes user AnneWoods on February 3, 2015
@TheFirst40Miles Just started listening to the podcast, love it! 🙂 Keep up the good work and keep hiking! 🙂
— fiend_138 (@fiend_138) January 30, 2015
Clear, articulate, informative, and fun. I look forward to each Tuesday to hear the latest episode. Thank you, Heather and Josh!
—iTunes user SoledOut on January 27, 2015
@TheFirst40Miles just discovered your podcast last week …I'm already all caught up and waiting for more!
— C Doescher Bloom (@xmagnolia) January 26, 2015
@TheFirst40Miles Hi, I stumbled across your podcast on iTunes, sounds great. Keep up the good work
— Ben Franklin (@B_Franklin23) January 24, 2015
I myself have never been on a “full-on” backpacking trip. However, with what I’ve learned from this podcast, I think I can do it! Thanks Leglers!
—iTunes user Trentfisher1 on January 14, 2015