Mar 14, 2022
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are running back the Appalachian Trail panel. This time, your favorite cinnamon connection are working in tandem to share some more of their top, trail-tested advice for hiking the AT. This includes how to prevent against the biggest threat presented by the Trail, the right resupply strategy (or lack thereof), how to train for the Trail, and much more.
We wrap the show with a triple crown of traits you'd want in a hiking partner and we chat about some of our favorite down jacket options.
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AT Panel with Chaunce & Badger
Time stamps & Questions
00:03:48 - QOTD: How do you feel about mint chocolate chip ice cream?
00:10:40 - BPR Announcements: WE ARE GOING TO TRAIL DAYS!
00:13:10 - Badger Tip #1: Permethrin your clothes!
00:19:34 - Chaunce Tip #1: Give shelters a shot
00:23:47 - Badger Tip #2: Dry out your gear
00:25:21 - Don’t worry about tidying your pack
00:26:52 - Chaunce Tip #2: Train vertically
00:28:34 - Alternatives to stair stepper machines
00:30:38 - Why running isn’t enough training for the AT
00:31:47 - Badger Tip #3: Don’t pre-plan resupplies on the AT
00:40:22 - Chaunce Tip #3: Instead of researching sights, research trail towns and history
00:44:29 - Be sure to have a seasoned hiker give you a shake down
00:49:15 - Panel wrap up
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