Feb 28, 2022
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are talking all things Appalachian Trail (drink?). Everybody's favorite honorary third co-host, Jabba, joins us in a roundtable of tips we would offer someone looking to take on a long distance backpacking trip on the AT (drink). We touch on budgeting tips, ways to reduce your pack weight, advice for ensuring you complete your goal, insight on how to transition post-trail, and much more.
We round out the show with a triple crown of dance moves, some fast facts from the AT Class of 2021, and a fun announcement about the cinnamon connection's very own visit to the AT this year (drink).
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AT Panel with Chaunce, Badger, & Jabba
Time stamps & Questions
00:05:08 - QOTD: What is the correct thermostat temperature for sleeping?
00:11:13 - BPR Announcements: We’ll be at Trail Days!
00:12:23 - Introducing the AT Panel
00:13:28 - Badger’’s Tip #1: For NOBOs, earlier start dates may be favorable but southern Appalachia weather may not agree
00:21:05 - AT hiking experience
00:22:13 - Chaunce’s Tip #1: Avoid the town experiences in the beginning, so you can slow down later on the trail
00:25:04 - Jabba’s Tip #1: Have some type of game-plan for post-trail life
00:31:06 - Badger’’s Tip #2: Mentally prepare yourself for the hike
00:34:15 - Did your “Why?” ever changed on a hike?
00:34:54 - What was your “why” for the PCT in comparison to the AT?
00:44:06 - Chaunce’s Tip #2: Keep a stricter budget
00:44:57 - How do we feel about hiker “Go Fund Me” pages?
00:54:44 - Jabba’s Tip #2: Figure out your footwear
01:02:53 - Badger’’s Tip #3: You don’t need as much water on the AT
01:11:45 - Chaunce’s Tip #3: Strategize your days around the rain, when convenient
01:14:11 - If you’re going to hike the AT, get Verizon!
01:15:25 - Let’s family/friends know when you won’t be having service
01:16:47 - Jabba’s Tip #3: Experience the social bubble & allow yourself to pivot
01:19:20 - Panel wrap-up, thanks Jabba!
Triple Crown of dance moves
5 Star Review
“Love is Blind” Debrief
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