The Backpacking Podcast
By John Kelley, Jeremiah Stringer
The Backpacking PodcastSep 29, 2021
166 Urban Hiking Part 2 - The Essentials
JK and Jeremiah continue the conversation on Jeremiah and his wife, Bridgette's, trip to France to begin the Camino De Santiago. More importantly, they decide what really needs to go on this trip and what can stay home.
165 The Backpacking Podcast vs. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Jeremiah and JK ask popular A.I. engine, Chat GPT, what is the perfect loadout for a backpacking trip in the Rocky Mountains.
164 Urban Hiking in Foreign Countries - Part 1
In today's episode, JK and Jeremiah discuss Jeremiah's upcoming hike of the Camino De Santiago in France and Spain later this month. How is he planning for this trip? What will he and his wife, Bridgette, bring for luggage/backpacks, and a lot more.
163 Tarp Fails, Redemption, and Bug Nets
JK and Jeremiah chat about recent trips, gear failures, gear redemption, and personal preferences when it comes to bug prevention.
162 MIYAGI and MILOSH - Blue Mohawks, Creek Bathing, and Facial Hair Conspiracies
In this episode, we get to hear stories from a notorious backpacking pairing. Be ready to laugh until your gut hurts as Jeremiah and JK sit down to chat with Miyagi on the trail and his brother from another mother, Milosh.
161 Colette Vartanian = Salty Sports Drinks, Potassium Overload and What is an ELECTROLYTE?
JK and Jeremiah chat with Colette Vartanian, MS, RD, a Sports Dietitian and Athlete Care Manager that works at Skratch Labs, a company that makes sports nutrition that helps you perform better without tasting gross. She’s be sharing her knowledge on sports nutrition and how to get the most out of your food while hiking.
160 Q&A - Beard Oil, Bucket List Hikes, and ......
JK and Jeremiah went live and took the time to answer several questions ranging from their favorite YouTube channels to their favorite freeze dried meals. The laughs were constant, and the question were incredible.
159 Lucy Barnard - Cartels, Columbia, and Canine Caretakers
Join us as we chat with Lucy Barnard, an Austrailian woman who started her hike in Argentina and will end it in Alaska! She’s currently hanging out in Central America and making time for us, and we can’t wait to hear her adventures!
158 Weird Gear We Take On Trail
157 Rue McKenrick: $40 Shoes, Swamp Toilets, and Not Taking Yourself So Seriously
Our favorite ultra long trail hiker, Rue McKenrick is back on the podcast to share some of the many adventures he’s experienced while creating the American Perimeter Trail
Go to https://americanperimetertrail.org/ to learn more about the work that Rue is doing.
156 - MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saying Goodbye to the Beard
On this episode, we celebrated the life of one we will all miss terribly. Several special guests showed up to share their condolences for the evening’s festivities. We laugh. We cry. We remember.......Jeremiah's beard. Our Guests on this episode: Jason Waugh https://www.youtube.com/@UCobwtnc4-EUkVZzo1RaaLrA Tim Buck https://www.youtube.com/@BackpackingwithBuckley Taylor McDonald https://www.youtube.com/@SouthernHike
155 Marty Morissette - Outdoor life in the CANADIAN WILDERNESS
JK and Jeremiah hang out with our friend from the great white north of Canada, Marty Morisette. We talk about everything from surviving crazy cold weather to getting your kids out in the backcountry. We also chat about life as a youtuber and social media outdoorsman while trying to keep working a 9 to 5.
Check out Marty on these platforms:
154 Fatal Flaws In The Backcountry
Jeremiah and JK chat about 5 fatal mistakes that could actually be life threatening and how to prevent them from happening.
153 Does Jeremiah Know His National Parks?
JK tries to stump Jeremiah on his National Park knowledge. Think you can beat the King of Kentucky Backpacking in a battle of wits?
152 JESSICA MILLS ("Dixie" from Homemade Wanderlust) - An Alabama Girl Becomes a Backpacking Phenom
In this episode, the guys are chatting with Jessica “Dixie” Mills from Homemade Wanderlust. They discussed her recent Kilimanjaro trip, past adventures, and gave the livestream audience the opportunity to ask questions. If you ever wondered if Dixie was the genuine article, this episode will prove she definitely is.
151 Who Decides What Ultralight Is?
JK and Jeremiah discuss what it takes to get to that allusive title of "ultralight" while still disagreeing on the merits of Chick-Fil-A and whether or not Jeremiah is buying what JK is selling.
150 The Government CAN Fine You For Using Cameras in National Parks/Forests
Tonight, Jeremiah and JK chat about a recent trip that Jeremiah took this past week and what exactly happened. We also take some time to talk about the ruling that has made it nearly impossible for YouTubers, or possibly anyone to film in the backcountry without paying for a permit.
149 Dirty Secrets Backpackers Won't Talk About
JK and Jeremiah talk about those things that most people won’t talk about in public when it comes to backpacking. Some are weird. Some are rude. Some are just down right disturbing. Laugh along with us as we discuss the secret underbelly of backpacking
148 How to Prepare for a BIG Hike and Not Fail!!!!
In this episode, Jeremiah and JK talk about preparing for a hike that's more than just a week or just simply larger in scale. How do you get ready? What gear do you need? Hopefully, we can answer some of those questions.
147 - ANDREW SKURKA: Gear Tips, Trail Guidance and Being the Professor of Backpacking
Jeremiah and JK get to hang out with outdoor legend, Andrew Skurka, to chat about everything from recent adventures to the gear he uses out on trail. This is like getting a masterclass in backpacking from a true professional. If you'd be interested in registering for one of Andrew's trips, go to: www.andrewskurka.com
146 Chasing a Polar Vortex and Being Let Down in the Red River Gorge
Jeremiah and JK spend some time talking about recent trips, bad weather and even the College Football Championship.
145 We REACT To Your COMMENTS!!!
We sincerely apologize for the audio in this podcast. We had some technical difficulties, but were able to use our laptop audio. In this episode, JK and Jeremiah react to viewer and listener comments. How rough were you guys on the podcast? Listen to the podcast and find out.
144 Your Tent is NOT WARM ENOUGH, and Some of Your Other Gear Might Not Be Either.
Jeremiah and JK discuss how to have the proper gear for winter backpacking. Are tents better than hammocks? Are quilts better than sleeping bags? Hopefully, you can find some answers in this episode.
143 Hypothermia Kills!!! How To Dress Warm In Cold Weather
JK and Jeremiah have a little chat about dressing properly in cold weather. How do you layer? How do you stay dry? Can Jeremiah and John agree on any of this? Listen up and find out.
142 New Gear We're Using in 2023: Good Choices? Bad Choices?
Jeremiah and JK chat about some of the new gear they're excited about getting out on trail with in 2023. Are they making good choices? You decide!
141 Our Favorite BACKPACKING GEAR of 2022!
Jeremiah and JK discuss the gear that they were most excited to discover in 2022, as well as some close runners up.
140 JASON WISH Secret FKT Attempts, Dealing with Injury, and Knowing When to Call It Quits
In this episode, Jason Wish makes a surprise visit to the Casa De Stringer. We talk about everything from his many FKT attempts to what shoes he's fallen in love with in the last year.
139 JESSE MANNTAI - Grizzly Bears Are Bumble Bees and Wise Men Prepare At Night
In this episode, JK and Jeremiah get to have a great conversation with Jesse Manntai of the YouTube Channel Backcountry Forward. We talk about everything from finishing the GDT to getting married, and, as always, Jesse keeps the positivity going.
Check out Jesse's wild adventures on his YouTube Channel, Backcountry Forward: https://www.youtube.com/@BackcountryForward
138 GREG MORTON and KATE LYSAUGHT - From Feral to Fitting Back In: a Journey from the AT and Back.
Tonight, we're going to enjoy chatting with 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers, Greg Morton and Kate Lysaught about their adventures on the trail. There's a ton of great conversation, laughter, and, quite possibly, a great poop story.
137 JASON WAUGH - Gear Failure, Digging For Poop, Visits From Fireball Angels
John and Jeremiah are joined by Mr. Backpacking With Jason, Sir for an episode full of laughs, stories from the trail and of course, pooping.
136 Truck Tents, New Socks, and Long Hikes in the Woods
135 - Jeremiah Takes Over and Everything Falls Apart!
What happens when Jeremiah takes the reigns of the Backpacking Podcast? What kind of shenanigans will he try to pull off? Could this mean the end of the Backpacking Podcast? Probably not, but that definitely sounds epic!!!!
134 - Q&A with the Guys
Questions were asked, questions were answered, and everyone had a great time during this live stream. We tackle everything from gear to our most coveted hikes.
133 Buckley and Bridgette Stringer - Hiking World's Collide in the Red River Gorge
Jeremiah is going in solo this week on the livestream, but he has two fantastic guests in our good friend, Buckley, and Jeremiah's better half, Bridgette. Everything from YouTuber meetups and basement renovations is discussed. There's no shortage of laughs.
132 Gear Companies Should HIRE US! Disappointments and Confusion Over New Gear
In this episode, JK and Jeremiah discuss gear purchases that made them scratch their heads at companies' decisions in production.
131 JAYMIE SECORD - Conquering Kilimanjaro and Becoming Joe Wilderness
JK and Jeremiah get the chance to talk with Canada's own, Joe Wilderness, Jamie Secord. We'll be talking about all of his hiking exploits and his most recent bucket list hike up to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. We'll touch on the preparation, the hike itself and the mental gymnastics you play in order to climb the world's tallest free-standing mountain.
130 Jeff Garmire - FKT Life: Hallucinations, Hunger, and Finishing with a Splash
Jeremiah and JK are excited to hang out with the one and only Tiger King, Legend himself, Jeff Garmire. After completing his FKT of the John Muir Trail, Jeff will share how the journey was and whatever else comes to mind. We can promise you, that whatever else, will be highly entertaining.
129 Kelly Hays - Heartbreak on the PCT and Moving Forward
Jeremiah and JK hang out with AT thru hiker and van lifer, Kelly Hays, as we chat about recent adventures and her tough decision to step off the Pacific Crest Trail.
128 Ripped Toenails, Far Out Updates, and The Dream Job
JK and Jeremiah talk about life, trails, and recent updates to the Far Out app that are of significance to them. They also chat about a hiker's dream job.
127 Rob Pelton: Inspiration from Nepal, Being a Hammock Master, and Enjoying Life
Join us tonight for the livestream as we chat with Rob Pelton of YouTube fame and one half of Chewing the Fat. We'll be talking about everything from hiking the Superior Hiking Trail, Spending time in Nepal, and severe cold weather backpacking.
126 Devin Ashby: Backpacking with Kids, Futuristic Wag Bags, and Making the Ultimate Day Pack
In this episode, we're talking with the OG of the outdoors and start of Backcountry Exposure on YouTube, Devin Ashby. We'll be talking about everything backpacking, as well as chatting about his 9 to 5 as general manager of Waymark.
125 Shaved Eyebrows, High End Gear, and Challenge Hikes: An EPIC Q&A!
Jeremiah and JK risk it all by doing a live Q&A Episode that may be one of the most entertaining episodes we've ever had.
124 Brad Felton: The High Uintas, Smelling like Beef and Cheese, and Open Air Defacation
JK and Jeremiah hang with Brad Felton from As The Crow Flies Hiking on YouTube. We talk about everything from his recent trip to the Uinta Mountains in Utah, backpacking with other YouTubers, and there's even an appearance from Backpacker Bob....the homeless hiker.
123 Brian "Flash" Carpenter and Ben "Guru" Minegar - Hiking the JMT and Living to Talk About It
In this audio only episode, Jeremiah and JK sit down to chat with two guys who just finished the world famous John Muir Trail in California. They share their triumphs, their struggles, and how to deal with rodents on trail.
122 Broken Backs, KY Heat, and Falling Trees
Jeremiah and JK chat about everything from cancelled trips to making YouTube videos.
121 Tannins in the Water, Backcountry Bidets, and Burning Plastic in the Campfire
Todays episode is all about "This vs. That". Jeremiah and JK compare different pieces of gear, different styles of backpacking and even hit on a bit of a controversial topic at camp.
120 The 7 Most ANNOYING People You Hike With
In this episode, JK and Jeremiah discuss the 7 types of people that can drive you crazy when on trail. Is it possible that they're talking about themselves?
119 Someone Shaved Jeremiah's Hair On Trail, Ban Horses From Hiking Trails, Visiting South Dakota
John and Jeremiah deep dive into Jeremiah's recent trip to South Dakota with a crew of other backpackers. Jeremiah was forced to wear terrible facial hair and hike on trails that were shared with horses all while hiking the Black Hills of South Dakota to see Little Devils Tower & Mount Rushmore.
118 Walking Tacos, Attempted Vehicular Manslaughter, and Beautiful Bald Mountains
In this episode, we give a sincere thank you to everyone who sent wag bag messages to our friend, we chat about recent trips, and discuss just how crazy people can be in the Smoky Mountains.
117 Summer Hacks, New Gear and John Rants Like an Old Man
Jeremiah and JK share some hacks they use on trail in the summer while talking about topics that get John a little heated.
116 Are Wag Bags Going to Be Put Into Law?
116 JK & JSJeremiah and JK chat about several topics, but really dive into whether or not the wag bag will become a law in all national parks.
115 Going Ultralight On Big 3, Motorcycles To Save Gas, Hiking South Dakota, Ditching Stuff Sacks
John & Jeremiah discuss how to become more ultralight and how, as you get older, it often becomes a necessity.
114 When Karen Strikes, The Kentucky Crud, and Waterfalls for Days
JK and Jeremiah sit down to chat about Jeremiah's most recent trip to the Sipsey Wilderness in the great state of Alabama.
113 RUE MCKENRICK: Rise of Backpacking, Conservation by Blazing Trails, Walking Perimeter of the US (14,000 mi)
Jeremiah Stringer and Rue McKenrick talk about blazing the American Perimeter Trail, a 14,000 mile trail that hugs the perimeter of the the United States. They discuss everything from the rise and popularity of backpacking to utilizing trail blazing in order to help with conservation efforts in the US.
112 New Gear, Summer Travel, and Double Booking
Jeremiah and JK sit down for a chat about the upcoming summer months, future plans and a little gear talk.
111 MIYAGI AND TRIPS: Road Trips, Embarrassing Moments, and Growing Old Together On Trail
JK and Jeremiah sit down with some of their favorite people, Miyagi and Trips. We talk about everything from how they met, started their backpacking adventures and where they're heading next. We also dive deep into one of Trips' most embarrassing moments on trail.
110 JOSUE "SPIDER MEATBALL" GOMEZ: Beating the Odds, Mental Stress, and Winning
The guys hang out with Spider Meatball himself, Josue Gomez. Josue is the videographer at Zpacks, and his story of discovering the trail and mental wellness is inspiring.
109 Car Camping Gone Wrong, Hiking the Whites, and Seam Sealing Should be Standard
JK and Jeremiah talk about everything going on in the world of backpacking, and even share a little from some recent trips.
108 HUNTER'S TRIP/TAPS AND TRAIL: Finding Love on the AT and Figuring Out What To Do With It
JK and Jeremiah get to sit down for an incredible conversation with Hunter and Jessika, better known as "Hunter's Trip" on YouTube and Instagram and "Taps and Trail" on YouTube and Instagram. We talk about everything from their common love for gear, fitness and the trail.
107 TIM BUCK: Desert Hiking, Friendships on Trail, and A Mess No One Wants to Clean Up
JK and Jeremiah sit down for a chat with "Backpacking with Buckley" creator, Tim Buck. We talk about everything from our favorite places to backpack to some very embarrassing stories that might make your stomach turn.
106 KYLE O'GRADY Actually Likes Hiking, but NOT Podcasting, and He's Hiking the PCT!
Jeremiah and JK sit down with friend of the show, Kyle O'Grady to chat about his upcoming hike of the PCT, and he shares how he's taking a break from his popular podcast, "Trail Tales". Of course, Kyle shares his unique humor and roasts Jeremiah with the help of JK.
105 BACKPACKING & BLISTERS - Sasquatch, OG Podcasting, and Private Pooping
104 ELEVATED OATS - Building a Conscious Brand With Your Best Friend.
103 PAPA BEAR HIKES - Long Trail Hiking, Leading the Scouts, and Find Joy in the Next Generation
Jeremiah and JK chat with Martin Armitage, better known as Papa Bear from the Papa Bear Hikes Podcast. Martin is a Podcaster, Author and Outdoor enthusiast who has worked for years with the Boy Scouts of America. Join in as we chat with Papa Bear himself.
102 KELLY HAYS - Michael Jordan, Thru Hiking and That Van Life
101 SEAN "SHUG" EMERY - Royalty of Minnesota, Hammock Camping, and Cold Weather
Jeremiah and JK get the opportunity to hang out with the true OG of Backpacking YouTubers, Sean "Shug" Emery. Come hang out with us as we get the opportunity to talk with the legend himself.
100 DAN BECKER: Future Trips, Favorite Gear, and Would Dan Use the Poop Hammock?
Join us for episode 100 as Jeremiah and JK chat it up with Dan Becker. We talk about everything from his youtube success to future plans and a few questions that he wasn't quite ready for. Laugh along as we dig deep into the man himself!
99 Real Life, Heart Attacks Aren't Real, and New Tent Fabrics
JK and Jeremiah sit and chat about anything and everything, while still being able to bring it back to the newest fabrics being used in backpacking gear.
98 STEVEN SMITH: Mexican Coke, Coffee Is No Good, and Driving 15 Hours is Easy
In this episode, we chat with Steven Smith of My Life Outdoors and learn a little bit more about the man in front of the camera and behind the website. If you'd like to learn more about Steven, check out his website over at www.mylifeoutdoors.com or check him out on instagram @mylifeoutdoors and youtube @MyLifeOutdoors
97 Mosquitos Like the Smell of Sweat and Hot Tenting in January
Jeremiah and JK chat about everything from what scents and colors attract insects to finding the most comfortable way to relax in the backcountry in the wintertime.
96 The TRUE KY Hiking King, Free Blackmarket Tyvek, and Hiking in a BRONCO???
Jeremiah and JK talk recent trips and all the fun involved.
95 JEREMY RODEFFER - Creating a New Piece of Gear and Making it Count
JK and Jeremiah take some time to sit down and chat with Jeremy Rodeffer of the YouTube Channel, "All Things Outdoors" about his creation, the Polar Jammer and, even more importantly, the cause behind it.
Go check out Jeremy's Etsy page: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ATOD16
94 Shuffleboarding While Living on Coffee and Keto
JK and Jeremiah take a little more serious approach to the podcast and discuss diets and healthy lifestyles, and whether they are sustainable over the long haul. How does this affect backpacking?
93 THIS vs THAT: JK and Jeremiah Duke It Out!
Jeremiah and JK battle over backpacking preferences without losing their cool....or do they? This episode is sponsored by Outdoor Beards. Check them out at outdoorbeards.com
92 Filter Wishes Do Come True and Tales From The Trail
JK and Jeremiah discuss the new Platypus Quickdraw filter and share about recent trips.
91 Let's Fix the SAWYER SQUEEZE!
JK and Jeremiah take apart one of the most popular water filters in the backcountry, the Sawyer Squeeze.
90 Energy Drinks, Losing Your Kentucky-ness, and Gear That Surprised Us
JK and Jeremiah talk about gear that surprised them with how much they loved them, and, of course, get way off topic.
89 Best Packs of 2021
88 Q&A - Favorite Hiking Movies, Winter Backpacking, and Winging It
87 CHRISTINE REED - Writing a Book With No Reservations And Still Seeking Adventure
86 Far Out Name Changes, Backpacking with Youtubers, and Jeremiah's Merch
JK and Jeremiah sit down to chat about recent trips, gear preferences, the Guthook/Far Out name change, and whatever else can come up in a livestream.
85 GREIR FLYNN - Long Trail Newby, Travel Nursing, and Van Life
Greir is new to backpacking, but decided to take to the PCT and started an extensive section hike. He also is living a nomadic lifestyle trying van life where he works as a travel nurse.
84 MOMMY & ME ADVENTURES - Hiking Almost 2200 Miles With a 7 Year Old
83 NIKI RELLON (BIONIC GYPSY) - Hiking AT On Prosthetic Leg, Falling 45 ft, Rescued on Katahdin
Niki is the first female to complete the entire Appalachian Trail on a Prosthetic Let. She is a backpacker, author, inspirational speaker, trained chef, trained EMT, boxer and much more
Book: "Push On: My Walk to Recovery on the Appalachian Trail"
82 PIE ON THE TRAIL: Bonus Episode - Traveling Abroad, Long Trails, and Bagels
JK and Jeremiah have an incredible conversation with international traveler and long trail hiker, Pie. We talk about everything from his recent hike through Iceland to his love of bagels and summer sausage.
81 DOC - Poop Embarrassment on Trail, Hiking the JMT, and Getting Struck by Lightning
Host of The John Freakin' Muir Podcast, Doc knows a little bit about everything, but not enough about anything to be an expert. Keeping his nose above the waterline and his toes above the tree line.
80 CHICKEN TRAMPER - A Cottage Company Success Story
Jeremiah and JK catch up with the guys from Chicken Tramper after a year to see how they've grown, talk about hiring employees, and what's on the horizon.
79 JESSE MANNTAI - Canadian Long Trails, Ramen Bombs, and The Perfect #2
JK and Jeremiah hang out with Jesse Manntai from Backcountry Forward about his recent hike of the Great Divide Trail, as well as his other backpacking adventures in the Canadian Rockies.
78 JONATHAN SLIDER - Bringing the Outdoors to Today's Youth
Jonathan runs the nonprofit "Trailblazing Hope Outdoors". It is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to provide a modality of healing through outdoor recreation for youth in our community.
Visit Trailblazing Hope on the web: https://www.trailblazinghope.com/
77 BRIAN "THE FLASH" CARPENTER - Long Trails, Mortal Wounds, and Woodworking
Jeremiah and JK sit down and chat with Brian "The Flash" Carpenter and discuss his many long trail experiences, as well as his side business, Smoky Trail Signs.
76 Jeremiah and JK Q&A
Jeremiah and JK answer a number of questions across the board from hammock camping, to tents, to the essential pooping in the woods.
75 The 2021 Gear BATTLE ROYALE!!!
JK and Jeremiah compare gear items to see who is the gear champion for 2021.
74 Battling An Outbreak, Nutrition, and Keeping Your Head On Straight
74 Jeremiah and JK talk about the battle to stay healthy on the trail on multiple levels; overall health, nutrition, and keeping your mental health at the forefront.
73 New Tents, E Bikes, and Angry Virtue Signaling
Jeremiah and JK chat about new gear, teaching people about backpacking, and people's passion about the backcountry. Can you have too much backpacking in your life?
72 BRICE BURTON - Giving Back, Raising A Young Hiker, and Wag Bag Shenanigans
JK and Jeremiah spend some time chatting with the founder of The Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Project, Brice Burton. We talk about everything from Pacific Northwest backpacking to bringing up the next generation of backpackers.
Check out The KOAP at https://www.kentuckyoap.org
71 JK and Jeremiah Are Dreaming of NEW GEAR!!!
Jeremiah and JK talk about gear they're wanting to get their hands on for the fall backpacking season. Do they want tents? New clothes? Hammock gear? Settle in and enjoy the conversation.
70 This Episode is About NOTHING, But It's ENTERTAINING!
JK and Jeremiah sit down to talk about anything and everything from JK's recent bout with Covid to Jeremiah going kayaking. Sit down, relax, and enjoy the show!
69 TAYSON WHITAKER - Changing Perspectives, Carving a Legacy and Outlasting the Critics
JK and Jeremiah sit down to talk with the founder and owner of Outdoor Vitals, Tayson Whitaker. Tayson shares everything from the beginnings of OV and future innovations, and even lets Jeremiah share some things he doesn't like about one of their products. If you'd like to check out Outdoor Vitals, go to https://www.outdoorvitals.com
68 Can the LITTLE GUY WIN? Cottage Gear vs Big Box Gear!
Jeremiah and JK chat about the differences between cottage brand companies and big box brand companies. What are the pros? What are the cons? Is one more important than the other? We'll leave that for you to decide.
67 How to TICK OFF Other Hikers! What Drives Backpackers Nuts?
JK and Jeremiah talk about all the ways that backpackers can be truly annoyed on the trail.
This episode is sponsored by Outdoor Beards. Check them out at: https://www.outdoorbeards.com
66 Recent Trips, Trail Closures, and Personal Responsibility
65 JEFF GARMIRE - The Barkley, Backpacker Rivalries and Battle Royals
Jeff Garmire is back! Today, we talk about the Barkley Marathon, long distance racing, and then things go sideways. This could be the funniest episode of the podcast to date!
64 Weird Things People Take on Trail, and A Giveaway Update
Jeremiah and JK talk about the strange things that people sometimes take on the trail, and also give an update on how you can win some pretty amazing prizes from out online giveaway.
Here's the link for the giveaway: https://forms.gle/R5wznWU5SAuqoM778
63 Yellow Blazing, Hammock Camping, and Being a Man of Your Word
JK and Jeremiah sit down to chat about recent trips, backpacking methodology and whatever else pops into their heads.
62 A HUGE Thank You, Backpacking Coffee, and LOTS OF GIVEAWAYS!!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of the support over the last year and a half. To show our appreciation, we had a livestream giveaway where we gave away gear from multiple companies, and Ben McMillan, from Hilltop Packs, made a ground breaking announcement about the future of his company. If you missed the giveaway, have no fear! We are also doing an "audio podcast only" giveaway from multiple companies with lots of great gear. STAY TUNED!
Click on THIS LINK to qualify to win some really great gear in the "Mr. Backpacking With Jason Sir Memorial Giveaway!"
61 LLOYD VOGEL - Cottage Brands, Ultralight Backpacking and Building a Brand
GarageGrownGear.com Lloyd Vogel -Likes Gear. Lots of it. Lloyd was born and raised in the booming metropolis of Milwaukee, Wisconsin! He discovered his love of kayaking along the shores of Lake Michigan, and spends his ever diminishing free time kayaking, backpacking, playing ultimate frisbee, and eating disproportionally large meals. Lloyd got his start in business through Big Outdoors, which merged with Garage Grown Gear in March 2017. Prior to that he was a special education teacher. While the world of startups and education are plenty different, a background in herding kittens has helped him in both professional pursuits.
60 DAN DURSTON - Yo Yo Thru Hiking, Not Really Guiding Trips, and Designing a Revolutionary Tent
JK and Jeremiah sit down for a chat with Backpacker and gear designer, Dan Durston.
59 HUNTER MUSGROVE - Cottage Company Love, Sandal Hiking, and Learning to Use a Camera
Jeremiah and JK get the opportunity to talk with Hunter Musgrove from "Hunter's Trip" on YouTube. We chat about everything from living in multiple states, to falling in love with backpacking, to hiking with sandals.
Find Hunter on Instagram: @hunterstrip
58 Q&A with JK & JEREMIAH
Jeremiah and JK take some time to answer real time questions from people tuned in to their livestream. There's lots of laughs and lots of fun in this one.
57 JULIA SHEEHAN - Long Trails, Best Camp Foods, and Aiming For the Triple Crown
JK and Jeremiah sit down for a conversation with long trail hike, Julia "Rocket" Sheehan. We talk about everything from her time in the military to he current goal of completing hiking's triple crown. You can find Julia on YouTube and Instagram via the links below.
56 RANDY PIERCE & JUSTIN SYLVESTER - A Blind Climb Up 48 Mountains
Jeremiah and JK chat with Randy Pierce and Justing Sylvester about their climb up all 48 4000 footers in New Hampshire.
55 APRIL FOOLS - Backcountry Ranting, Recent Trips, and Responsibility in the Backcountry
JK and Jeremiah chat about recent experiences backpacking and the ongoing battle of money and YouTube.
54 DAVE MORROW - Outdoor Photography, Backcountry Responsibility, and Finding the Perfect Shot
Jeremiah and JK sit dow to talk with an outstanding photographer in Dave Morrow.
53 DAVID GRAY - Camping with Dogs, Nature Photography and Artistic Inspiration
JK and Jeremiah sit down for a chat with David Gray about everything from photography to his many trips.
52 RUE MCKENRICK - American Perimeter Trail Update, Wearing awkward clothes on the trail, and What's Next
JK and Jeremiah sit down with the creator of the American Perimeter Trail, Rue McKenrick to get an update on how the trail is doing, and what's next for him.
51 FROZEN from Outdoor Adventures - Dealing w/ Mental Health, Becoming a Dad, and Hiking Long Trails
JK and Jeremiah sit down to chat with Outdoor Adventures' Frozen about life on the trail, how it changes your life, and how to adjust to life after.
50 JUSTIN HICK Gear Reviews, Canadian Rockies, and Long Trail Hiking
JK and Jeremiah sit down to chat with Justin Outdoors himself, Justin Hick, about life, hiking, and being an outdoor YouTuber.
49 CHRIS SMEAD Movie Making, Rock Climbing, and Planning for the Future
JK and Jeremiah sit down to talk with the founder of Outmersive Films, Chris Smead, about past projects, his time in the backcountry, and what the future holds.
48 ODIE NORMAN - Making Memories, Living the Dream, and Burning the Midnight Oil
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.
47 THE STRAWBRIDGE FAMILY - Triple Crowns, Hiking With Family, and Making a Difference
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.
46 HEATHER "ANISH" ANDERSON Defeating Gender Bias, Weight Problems and Breaking Records
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 Crest Trail, Heather "Anish" Anderson.
45 ANDREW SKURKA Ultralight Backpacking, Bear Encounters, and Beans and Fritos
Jeremiah and JK sit down to chat with one of the originators of ultralight backpacking, and a true adventurer, Andrew Skurka
44 SINTAX77 Cheeseburgers, Being an Introvert, and The World Watching You Become a Backpacker w/ Sintax77
In this episode, JK and Jeremiah get to sit down with one of the originators of the trail video, Sintax77.
43 SEAN SHUG EMERY Hangin' Out in Sector 7 with Shug! Whoooo Buddy!!!!
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 the cold.
42 Tarp Camping, False Summits, and Jeremiah Hates Insoles
JK and Jeremiah chat about future trips, gear and opinions on insoles. This is all part of a pop-up livestream.
41 Shut It Down and Sleep In, Ancient Backpacking Gear, and Breaking Other People's Gear.
JK and Jeremiah sit down and chat about recent trips, gear failures, and gear preferences.
40 Southern Slang, Things to Avoid When Backpacking, and Stories From the Backcountry
JK and Jeremiah talk about things to avoid when you're in the backcountry and share stories of their own mistakes.
39 BRIAN “FLASH” CARPENTER Bleeding Out, Replica Trail Signs, and Thru Hiking the SHT
38 Season 3 Premiere, Melting Trail Runners and Gear Favorites
37 Plane Crashes, Vistas for Days, and Hiking the Pinhoti Trail
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.
36 Don't Get Lost in the Woods
JK and Jeremiah talk about getting out in the backcountry responsibly and not getting lost.
(This episode is sponsored by Art of the Trek)
35 Hot Takes, Wide Feet, and Witch Doctors
34 BENNY "PLUG IT IN" BRADEN Clean Up After Yourself......Please! A Chat
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.
33 DEVIN ASHBY National Parks, Collegiate Backpacking Classes, and Chairs That Don't Exist Anymore
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.
32 BEN MCMILLEN Fanny Packs, Dyneema Sacks, and Bags That Ward Off Bear Attacks
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.
31 JEFF GARMIRE Calendar Year Triple Crowner, Free Outside Author, and All Around Adventure Junkie
31 JK and Jeremiah sit down for a conversation with author of the book, "Free Outside", Jeff Garmire
30 JUSTIN SYLVESTER Death Defying Deep Winter Backpacking, Serious Bushcraft Skills, and Literally Leading the Blind Up a Mountain
Jeremiah and JK get to sit down and chat with Justin Sylvester of the YouTube channel, "It's Good in the Woods".
29 MATHEW TREECE Creating an Outdoor Beard Brand, Helping Kids With Cancer, and Being a Star Wars Nerd
Jeremiah and JK sit down for a conversation with the owner and founder of Outdoor Beards, Matthew Treece.
28 BRYCE NEWBOLD Going Stupid Ultralight, Running Marathons, and Basic Bushcraft
Jeremiah and JK talk with Bryce Newbold
27 AMY ROUTT Conquering the JMT, Backpacking with Your Fiancé, and Fostered Doggy Accidents
JK and Jeremiah sit down for a conversation with JMT Thru Hiker, Amy Routt.
26 DAN BECKER Actually Backpacks!
Jeremiah and JK hang out with their good friend, Dan Becker.
25 JASON WISH & RICKY VANDEGRIFT Completing An FKT With A Prosthetic, Friendly Competition, And Destroying Your Body
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.
24 CHICKEN TRAMPER ULTRALIGHT GEAR Starting with Nothing: Chatting with Up and Coming Cottage Company
JK and Jeremiah chat it up with Austin and Nathan from Chicken Tramper Ultralight Gear. Check them out at https://chickentrampergear.com
23 KYLE O'GRADY Hiking with Syntax 77, Suicide Awareness, and Being Dan Becker's Love Child
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.
22 RUE MCKENRICK American Perimeter Trail - 12,000 Mile Trail
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.
21 DEVIN ASHBY & JOSH EBERSOLE Backcountry Coffee and Backpacking in Utah
JK and Jeremiah go live with Josh Ebersole, and Devin Ashby surprises Jeremiah by calling in to the show.
20 SCHILL BROTHERS Smoked Meat, Hammocks in Michigan, and 6 Months of Vacation
We have our first ever livestream, and it's with the O.G.'s of backpacking livestreams, the Schill Brothers.
19 Hot Takes, Comfort on the Trail and Stop Taking So Many Clothes!!!
JK and Jeremiah give some backpacking hot takes and chat about what it means to be comfortable on the trail.
18 HIKE OREGON Growing up in Germany, Writing a Book, and Finding New Views
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. We also might rant a little about some gear that went sideways.
17 Let's Get Serious For A Minute: A Chat About Public Lands
JK and Jeremiah get serious for an episode as they discuss the importance of public lands and how we can help to preserve them.
16 Jeremiah's Personal Life, Jacking Up Your Body, and Butt Kicker Hill
JK and Jeremiah talk about how to prepare and take care of yourself to have a better experience on the trail.
15 Tim Watson has a beard!!!! Season 2 Premiere with Tim Watson
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.
14 Linguistic Racism, Comfort on the Trail, and the Pocket UGQ Won't Put in their Quilts with Chad Houghton
Chad Houghton joins the podcast for an unscripted talk about UGQ, how they make their quilts, and how COVID-19 is affecting them.
13 The Controversy in Your Backpack! Which items cause division in the backpacking world?
Jeremiah and JK talk about items that cause heated discussions between backpackers.
12 BENNY "PLUG IT IN" BRADEN Big Beards, 900 Miles of Trail, and dealing with PTS
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 his struggles and victories in dealing with PTS. He also shares a little about the movie, "Highline" that got to be a big part of.
Highline is now available for download on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, Vimeo and Microsoft Video.
11 Gear Failures: Broken chairs, bad pitches, and veshtibules (or vegetables?)
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 pronunciation of vestibule.
10 DARWIN ONTHETRAIL Tattoos, Vegetarian Pizzas, and Living In A Van with Darwin!
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 trail class.
9 Backpacking Gear Battle Royale
JK and Jeremiah pit different gear items against each other to see who stands on top of the mountain as the best.
8 Fireside Chat with Hilltop Packs Owner, Ben McMillan and Mr. Backpacking with Jason Sir
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.
7 Down Insulation, Geese that Attack, and Jeremiah's Strange Night Time Habits
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 traumatic experience that JK went through as a teen and how Jeremiah practices late night hygiene in his tent.
6 Winter Backpacking and Sleeping In Way Too Long!!!
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.
5 What's On Your Feet? Should Jeremiah Hike Barefoot?
In this episode, Jeremiah and JK talk about their experiences with footwear on the trail and what works best for them.
4 JASON WAUGH Jiu Jitsu, Wag Bags, and Jason Hates Mountain House (Backpacking With Jason)
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.
3 The Backpack Evolution
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 technology has changed in packs.
2 Cold Weather Backpacking, and Severe ADHD
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, talking about everything from hygiene to Jeremiah's sticker collection.
1 An Introduction. Who are we?
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.