Today on the First 40 Miles, DRIP: The Rain Episode. Don’t let the rain keep you from getting outside! We’ll have some great gear recommendations for your next drippy trip. Then, a 3 layer rain jacket designed to sock it to Mother Nature. For the Backpack Hack of the Week, a way to keep your maps from disintegrating in a downpour. And we’ll leave you with a little trail wisdom from a man who is known for his humor…or wisdom… we can’t tell the difference.
Today on The First 40 Miles, FLOW: The Water Episode. If you like H2O, we’ve got some great info for you today! We’ll highlight the most common forms of water treatment on the trail. For today’s top 5 list, if you’ve been on the fence about how to store your water, we’ll give you some good reasons why you might want to skip the bladder. Then on the SUMMIT Gear Review, you’ll learn how thousands of thru hikers have treated millions of liters to stay hydrated on the trail. On today’s Backpack Hack of the Week, we’ll sing a little ditty to help you remember a simple water treatment formula. And we’ll wrap up the show with a little trail wisdom from the American Government.
Sometimes the hardest part of a hike is the eight hours when your feet aren’t moving. Learn some tried and true tips for sleeping while on your next backpacking trip. The Top 5 List will give you some great insights for “hiking your own hike” to maximize personal growth. Next, Heather and Josh review a lightning fast way to boil water for your next freeze dried meal. Then, the humble dollar store liquid laundry detergent bottle comes to the rescue to help banish the dreaded 'trail stank'.