All posts by Heather

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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001: Are You Really Bringing That Screwdriver?

If you’re new to hiking and backpacking then this podcast is for you. We’ll talk about the essentials, how to lighten your load and how to make the most of your time on the trail. This episode features the top 5 things you can leave home on your next backpacking trip, we'll review a piece of survival gear that should go with you on every outdoor adventure, and you'll learn how to make a trail essential out of something from your recycle bin. Welcome to The First 40 Miles!

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