203: Pardon Our Dust

Show Notes: Episode 203: Pardon Our Dust

Today on the First 40 Miles, all of our backpacking gear is in moving boxes, sitting in the barn, waiting for us to unpack them!  We’re keeping the podcast going through our move, and we couldn’t have done it without a few of our fabulous listeners who will be contributing to the show today.


  • Old 100-year-old home, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, and a whole bunch of projects
  • Backpacking gear in boxes and bins
  • Pardon our dust…

Three listener stories

-George’s story

-Chad’s story

-Laura’s story

Backpack Hack of the Week™: Easy Warmth with Down Booties

  • Keeps your feet warm
  • Inexpensive down booties can be found for as little as $12

Trail Wisdom

Work is good, provided you do not forget to live.
—Bantu Proverb

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