Tag Archives: gear

178: Test of Time

Today on the First 40 Miles, some gear is fun for just a few trips, but other gear stands the test of time.  We’re going back into The First 40 Miles Archives, to find out which gear made the final cut.  Then, we’ll dive into the five different types of trails and how to navigate them.  The rest of the show is just fun and games, and we’ll wrap it all up with a quote from James Fenimore Cooper.

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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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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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