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202: The Slow, Methodical Accumulation of Gear

Today on the First 40 Miles, so you’re convinced! Backpacking is your new thing and you’re headed out to buy the latest and best of everything from the packing list.  Wait!  We’ll share a few reasons to slow down before you buy.  Then we’ve got a 4-in-1 piece of gear that will keep you warm and protected from the elements.  For today’s hack, a simple paradigm shift that will give you the most psychological bang for your buck when it comes to using your stove.

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063: Outdoor Themes for 2016

Today on The First 40 Miles, what happens when thousands of outdoorsy people get together in one place? A city full of happy and healthy people. Then, on today’s top 5 list, we’ll share the top 5 themes that have tree-huggers, peak-baggers and hill-hikers all excited. Next, on the SUMMIT Gear Review, you’ll find out which knife replaced the heirloom that Josh has been carrying since he was a scout. On the Backpack Hack of the week, you’ll learn how to use your fuel can to track fuel consumption. And we’ll wrap up the show with a little trail wisdom from our good friend on the trail, again, Mr. Emerson.

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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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