Tag Archives: backpacks

039: How to Revive a Dead Pack

Today on The First 40 Miles, what kind of backpacker are you? Find out your type! Then on the SUMMIT Gear Review, a ten essential basic that may require a little educating to use. On the Backpack Hack of the Week, you’ll learn how a simple pinch may save your life. And we’ll wrap up the show with a little trail wisdom from a man who would probably spur some fascinating discussions around the campfire.

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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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