Backpacking Light Podcast
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The Backpacking Light Podcast explores the technology, gear, skills, and philosophy of backcountry wilderness travel through stories, interviews, and investigative reports.
||CleanBackcountry Filmmaking & Photography||Tools, Techniques, and Tips for Creating Visual Media in the Backcountry||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNavigation||Off-trail route planning and navigation from the Whitetail Trek||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoundtable Conversation with Wilderness Adventure Guides||In response to reader feedback and in the interest of exploring new formats, Ryan and Andrew are experimenting with new types of episodes to bring you a few different variations on the podcast. This episode features a conversation with a few of the...||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBackpacking Food and Nutrition||In this episode we tackle the science, myths, and dogma surrounding backpacking food and nutrition. Featuring guest Brian Rigby, certified sports nutritionist and author. We tackle food and nutrition issues as they relate to thru-hiking, ketogenic...||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDyneema Composite Fabrics||In this episode we dive into the design, manufacturing, and applications of Dyneema Composite Fabrics. We interview Wes Hatcher, Applications Manager for DSM Dyneema, along with cottage ultralight backpacking company founders Graham Williams...||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSynthetic Insulation||Ryan and Andrew explore the science, technology, and applications behind synthetic insulation. We interview Max Neale about his two-year project reviewing lightweight synthetic-insulated jackets, the nature of expedition risk, and his party's recent...||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
In-Depth and Well Made
This podcast is fantastic and extremely helpful if you are looking to gain knowledge in the area of backpacking. It’s clear the creator of this podcast has plenty of experience on the trail.
Great information about synthetic insulation
Really enjoyed the podcast. Learned a lot about pros and cons of down and synthetic insulation. How different activities and different environments have different solutions (i.e. what works best in given conditions.) Looking forward to future episodes.
Great podcast, very informative. The DCF episode had the look of one of the most boring podcasts you could ever listen to, but was EXCELLENT, both in information to be gleaned and fairness to each school of thought.
The one real criticism I have to offer has to do with episode 5. The subject matter is of high interest to me, because I’ve spent a great deal of time “off trail”. The questions raised by the BPL crew were insightful and showed great depth of observation during the trip itself, so as a discussion, it was very well run, as per normal. However, though he is clearly not an unintelligent person, the guest said “uhhmmm” and “uhhhh” so often (it’s quite possible that he spent more time saying those two words than all his other words combined) that it makes the podcast into a sort of aural water torture. Perhaps a little coaching in the art of public discussion could help certain guests present themselves in a less grating manner.
Other than that, I can’t say enough good things about this podcast, and I look forward to each new episode!