006: Pipe Organs vs Harmonicas

Are you planning on bringing a musical instrument on your next backpacking trip?  This episode may have you rethinking that “unitasker” harmonica.  Next, backpackers grab an unusual piece of wood to burn to stay warm while they wait to be rescued.  We'll review a women's pack, then end with the perfect calorie-dense trail dessert: chocolate!

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005: Pick Any Two

Buying backpacking gear can be confusing, but it doesn't have to be! Learn the one trick that will help you buy great gear. Next, find out why you need to pack a one ounce bottle of alcohol your next trip (Hint: It's not what you think). We'll review a piece of clothing that would make your grandma jealous. And the Backpack Hack of the Week™ features a must-have item that pairs perfectly with your tube of sunscreen.

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004: How to Close the Backpack Gap

When was your last hiking or backpacking adventure? We'll talk about how to close the gap between your last adventure and your next one. Next, learn the secrets to avoid losing your backpacking gear on the trail. We'll review a low cost, lightweight piece of truly breathable rain gear. And you'll learn how to make a high calorie Mediterranean favorite on the trail that will go perfectly with that smashed pita bread in your pack.

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003: Shave the Ounces and the Pounds Will Follow

Get ready to lose some excess pack weight--and then add it back a few grams at a time. We'll also review a budget sleeping pad and find out how it actually worked on a recent camp out. If you're planning on making your next backpacking trip a creative retreat, then stay tuned to learn how to make an ultralight DIY Plein Air Watercolor Kit to toss into your pack for when creativity strikes on the trail!

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002: Surprising Places to Find Backpacking Stuff

In this episode we talk about trail magic and surprising places to find hiking and backpacking stuff. We'll also review a waterproof hiking shoe that won't give you "squeaky toes". The show wraps up with a super fast recipe that will keep you fueled up on the trail.

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