Posts in General Backpacking
Episode 82 Thru Hiking, Happiness, and Taking Action with Dylan Tonkin

Dylan Tonkin quit his job to Thru Hike the Appalachian Trail not knowing what he'd do afterwards. He went on to hike the PCT and is now a business owner. On this episode, we discuss the importance of finding happiness and what it's like finding it.

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Episode 68 Why Junk Food Works with Kyle Kamp, RDN, LD

Kyle Kamp is a Registered Dietitian who has a big passion for the outdoors.  On this episode, we dive into why a "junk food" diet in the mountains works and what actually happens to the body when it's in performance mode.

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Episode 67 Becoming Adventure Ready with Katie Gerber

Katie Gerber is a certified Nutritionist who specializes in helping outdoor enthusiasts reach their nutrition goals so they're ready for whatever adventure comes their way.  Most importantly, she helps them become Adventure Ready.

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Episode 57 The Hot Springs Trail with Aria Zoner

Aria Zoner is the author of the Hot Springs Trail guidebook and the voice behind wholefoodhiker.com.  He is about as passionate as they come when it comes to backpacking and helping people make the most of their time in the backcountry.

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Episode 56 Going Feral with Jimmy Funkhouser

Jimmy Funkhouser is the owner and founder of Feral, a backpacking outfitter in the Denver area.  On this episode, we dive into what made Jimmy to leave his corporate life to start something of his own and how Feral is set on doing things different.

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Episode 53 The Adventure Photographers Backpack with Allan Henry from Atlas Packs

Hauling photography and video gear into the backcountry can be a huge pain because until Atlas Packs came along, no one had a product that was built for both backpacking and photography.  Now, thanks to Allan Henry and his team, that's pain is gone.

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Episode 51 Born In The Boundary Waters with Granite Gear

Granite Gear was born in the Boundary Waters helping canoe goers portage their gear from one body of water to another. Fast forward 32 years, and they have a wide array of products to include ultralight packs found on all the long trails in the U.S.

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Episode 47 Making It Better with Outdoor Vitals

Tayson Whittaker is the founder of Outdoor Vitals, a brand that he started with $500.  His aim was to create quality ultralight gear without the ultra expensive price tag...and he did it. 

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