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The Backpacking Podcast

48 EpisodesProduced by John Kelley, Jeremiah StringerWebsite

A podcast all about backpacking; tips, tricks, gear and locations. There will also be a little bit of humor and, hopefully, a little inspiration. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/backpackingpodcast/support

48 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

48 ODIE NORMAN - Making Memories, Living the Dream, and Burning the Midnight Oil

March 5th, 2021

1:10:03

Jeremiah and JK hang out with Odie Norman, AT thru hiker and creator of the Hiker Yearbook.  We discuss everything from the early days of the yearbook through it's introduction to the west coast and PCT hikers.

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47 THE STRAWBRIDGE FAMILY - Triple Crowns, Hiking With Family, and Making a Difference

March 3rd, 2021

1:10:39

JK and Jeremiah get to sit down and talk to the Strawbridge family about their upcoming Appalachian Trail thru hike and finishing up the triple crown of hiking; the PCT, CDT, and now the AT.

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46 HEATHER "ANISH" ANDERSON Defeating Gender Bias, Weight Problems and Breaking Records

February 24th, 2021

1:01:42

JK and Jeremiah sit down for an amazing conversation with 2019 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and the current FKT holder for the Pacific …

45 ANDREW SKURKA Ultralight Backpacking, Bear Encounters, and Beans and Fritos

February 17th, 2021

1:00:58

Jeremiah and JK sit down to chat with one of the originators of ultralight backpacking, and a true adventurer, Andrew Skurka

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44 SINTAX77 Cheeseburgers, Being an Introvert, and The World Watching You Become a Backpacker w/ Sintax77

February 10th, 2021

1:16:17

In this episode, JK and Jeremiah get to sit down with one of the originators of the trail video, Sintax77.

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43 SEAN SHUG EMERY Hangin' Out in Sector 7 with Shug! Whoooo Buddy!!!!

February 5th, 2021

1:39:22

Jeremiah and JK get the distinct pleasure of hanging out with a true backpacking legend, Sean "Shug" Emery. They talk about everything from circus performing, sobriety, and whether or not Shug actually likes camping in …

42 Tarp Camping, False Summits, and Jeremiah Hates Insoles

February 3rd, 2021

1:13:40

JK and Jeremiah chat about future trips, gear and opinions on insoles.  This is all part of a pop-up livestream.

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41 Shut It Down and Sleep In, Ancient Backpacking Gear, and Breaking Other People's Gear.

January 27th, 2021

1:02:54

JK and Jeremiah sit down and chat about recent trips, gear failures, and gear preferences.

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40 Southern Slang, Things to Avoid When Backpacking, and Stories From the Backcountry

January 20th, 2021

1:01:03

JK and Jeremiah talk about things to avoid when you're in the backcountry and share stories of their own mistakes.

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39 BRIAN “FLASH” CARPENTER Bleeding Out, Replica Trail Signs, and Thru Hiking the SHT

January 13th, 2021

1:14:11

JK and Jeremiah sit down with Thru Hiker and Owner of Smoky Mountain Signs, Brian Carpenter.

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38 Season 3 Premiere, Melting Trail Runners and Gear Favorites

January 6th, 2021

56:35

Jeremiah and JK chat about the new season, recent trips and whatever else they can come up with.

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37 Plane Crashes, Vistas for Days, and Hiking the Pinhoti Trail

December 18th, 2020

44:45

Jeremiah and JK talk about JK's most recent trip to Alabama to hike with Brad from "As the Crow Flies Hiking" on YouTube, as well as chatting about some recent trips for Jeremiah and his wife, Bridgette.

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36 Don't Get Lost in the Woods

December 16th, 2020

44:12

JK and Jeremiah talk about getting out in the backcountry responsibly and not getting lost.

(This episode is sponsored by Art of the Trek)

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34 BENNY "PLUG IT IN" BRADEN Clean Up After Yourself......Please! A Chat

December 9th, 2020

1:06:50

Jeremiah and JK sit down to talk with Benny "Plug It In" Braden about his #erasethetracechallenge and celebrate over a year of being PTS free.

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33 DEVIN ASHBY National Parks, Collegiate Backpacking Classes, and Chairs That Don't Exist Anymore

December 4th, 2020

1:09:17

33 JK and Jeremiah have a conversation with the star or Backcountry Exposure on YouTube, the Backpacking Experience Podcast, and the GM of Waymark Gear, Devin Ashby.

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32 BEN MCMILLEN Fanny Packs, Dyneema Sacks, and Bags That Ward Off Bear Attacks

December 2nd, 2020

1:08:49

Jeremiah and JK have a chat with the owner and founder of Hilltop Packs, Ben McMillan, and give away several of their new fanny packs.

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31 JEFF GARMIRE Calendar Year Triple Crowner, Free Outside Author, and All Around Adventure Junkie

November 25th, 2020

1:06:54

31 JK and Jeremiah sit down for a conversation with author of the book, "Free Outside", Jeff Garmire

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30 JUSTIN SYLVESTER Death Defying Deep Winter Backpacking, Serious Bushcraft Skills, and Literally Leading the Blind Up a Mountain

November 20th, 2020

1:07:23

Jeremiah and JK get to sit down and chat with Justin Sylvester of the YouTube channel, "It's Good in the Woods".

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29 MATHEW TREECE Creating an Outdoor Beard Brand, Helping Kids With Cancer, and Being a Star Wars Nerd

November 18th, 2020

1:00:00

Jeremiah and JK sit down for a conversation with the owner and founder of Outdoor Beards, Matthew Treece.

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26 DAN BECKER Actually Backpacks!

November 6th, 2020

1:35:15

Jeremiah and JK hang out with their good friend, Dan Becker.

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25 JASON WISH & RICKY VANDEGRIFT Completing An FKT With A Prosthetic, Friendly Competition, And Destroying Your Body

November 4th, 2020

1:25:09

JK and Jeremiah get the opportunity to sit down with the current and former FKT holders of the Sheltowee Trace, Jason Wish and Ricky Vandegrift.

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24 CHICKEN TRAMPER ULTRALIGHT GEAR Starting with Nothing: Chatting with Up and Coming Cottage Company

October 13th, 2020

59:23

JK and Jeremiah chat it up with Austin and Nathan from Chicken Tramper Ultralight Gear.  Check them out at https://chickentrampergear.com

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23 KYLE O'GRADY Hiking with Syntax 77, Suicide Awareness, and Being Dan Becker's Love Child

September 30th, 2020

1:03:23

Jeremiah and JK get to hang out with Kyle O'Grady, the host of the Trail Tales Podcast and the YouTube Channel, Kyle Hates Hiking.

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22 RUE MCKENRICK American Perimeter Trail - 12,000 Mile Trail

September 28th, 2020

1:00:34

Jeremiah and JK talk with Rue McKenrick about the adventure of blazing the American Perimeter Trail, a 12,000 mile trail that literally goes around the perimeter of the US.

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21 DEVIN ASHBY & JOSH EBERSOLE Backcountry Coffee and Backpacking in Utah

September 24th, 2020

1:31:25

JK and Jeremiah go live with Josh Ebersole, and Devin Ashby surprises Jeremiah by calling in to the show.

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20 SCHILL BROTHERS Smoked Meat, Hammocks in Michigan, and 6 Months of Vacation

September 10th, 2020

1:23:53

We have our first ever livestream, and it's with the O.G.'s of backpacking livestreams, the Schill Brothers.

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19 Hot Takes, Comfort on the Trail and Stop Taking So Many Clothes!!!

August 16th, 2020

1:01:03

JK and Jeremiah give some backpacking hot takes and chat about what it means to be comfortable on the trail.

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18 HIKE OREGON Growing up in Germany, Writing a Book, and Finding New Views

August 5th, 2020

1:00:57

Today's show features our first ever female guest and true outdoor O.G., Franziska of Hike Oregon. She shares with us all the things going on in her crazy life, and plans for a new book and other projects in the future. …

17 Let's Get Serious For A Minute: A Chat About Public Lands

July 15th, 2020

55:22

JK and Jeremiah get serious for an episode as they discuss the importance of public lands and how we can help to preserve them.

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16 Jeremiah's Personal Life, Jacking Up Your Body, and Butt Kicker Hill

July 8th, 2020

1:00:32

JK and Jeremiah talk about how to prepare and take care of yourself to have a better experience on the trail.

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15 Tim Watson has a beard!!!! Season 2 Premiere with Tim Watson

July 1st, 2020

1:01:11

The season 2 premiere kicks off with special guest, Tim Watson.  We talk about everything from upcoming trips, how Tim became a backpacker, and tips on beard straightening.

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14 Linguistic Racism, Comfort on the Trail, and the Pocket UGQ Won't Put in their Quilts with Chad Houghton

May 20th, 2020

1:10:23

Chad Houghton joins the podcast for an unscripted talk about UGQ, how they make their quilts, and how COVID-19 is affecting them.

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13 The Controversy in Your Backpack! Which items cause division in the backpacking world?

May 1st, 2020

28:52

Jeremiah and JK talk about items that cause heated discussions between backpackers.

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12 BENNY "PLUG IT IN" BRADEN Big Beards, 900 Miles of Trail, and dealing with PTS

April 15th, 2020

1:09:52

Jeremiah and JK get the opportunity to chat with Benny "Plug It In" Braden.  Plug It In shares his thoughts on his FKT of the 900 mile club in the Smokey Mountains, the various video projects he's been a part of, and …

11 Gear Failures: Broken chairs, bad pitches, and veshtibules (or vegetables?)

April 9th, 2020

44:17

In this episode, Jeremiah and JK talk about various gear failures they've had while out in the backcountry, and they argue over the correct …

10 DARWIN ONTHETRAIL Tattoos, Vegetarian Pizzas, and Living In A Van with Darwin!

April 1st, 2020

1:22:25

JK and Jeremiah get the opportunity to chat with none other than Darwin from Darwin Onthetrail.  We chat about everything from what got him started backpacking to future projects and encouragement for this year's long …

9 Backpacking Gear Battle Royale

March 26th, 2020

56:49

JK and Jeremiah pit different gear items against each other to see who stands on top of the mountain as the best.

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8 Fireside Chat with Hilltop Packs Owner, Ben McMillan and Mr. Backpacking with Jason Sir

March 22nd, 2020

52:07

Jeremiah and JK get the chance to sit around the campfire at the Red River Gorge with Jason Waugh of Backpacking with Jason on YouTube and Ben McMillan, founder and owner of Hilltop Packs.

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7 Down Insulation, Geese that Attack, and Jeremiah's Strange Night Time Habits

March 14th, 2020

29:18

In this episode, Jeremiah and JK talk about the way that down insulation keeps us so warm when the weather gets colder.  We also find out about a …

6 Winter Backpacking and Sleeping In Way Too Long!!!

March 4th, 2020

52:02

JK and Jeremiah share stories from their recent backpacking trips in Wisconsin and KY, and they share how they stay warm when sleeping in sub freezing temps.

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5 What's On Your Feet? Should Jeremiah Hike Barefoot?

February 26th, 2020

51:07

In this episode, Jeremiah and JK talk about their experiences with footwear on the trail and what works best for them.

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4 JASON WAUGH Jiu Jitsu, Wag Bags, and Jason Hates Mountain House (Backpacking With Jason)

February 19th, 2020

48:27

Jeremiah and JK welcome their first ever guest, Jason Waugh of the YouTube channel "Backpacking with Jason" to talk about a number of topics from fitness, to backpacking out west, and cooking on the trail.

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3 The Backpack Evolution

February 12th, 2020

29:38

In this episode, JK and Jeremiah share their journey of backpacks, from the first ones they purchased to the packs they're using today, and how …

2 Cold Weather Backpacking, and Severe ADHD

February 5th, 2020

56:17

In this episode, Jeremiah and JK talk about cold weather backpacking, how to dress for it, and some of the pitfalls.  The guys also get off topic, …

1 An Introduction. Who are we?

January 5th, 2020

43:29

In this episode, you'll get to know Jeremiah and John as they share their journeys into backpacking, and plans that they have for the future.

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