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171 Backpacking Beginners How To Get Started

On this episode we delve into the beginning stages of backpacking before you ever even put on the pack. This is a 2 part series. In these next two episodes you’re going to get the raw honest truth and straight talk about the art of backpacking. What’s the most important piece of gear you will ever take on the trail?

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What we talk about:

Glenn, you have homework

I think a Coyote is stalking us

Stop dreaming of Unicorns

The cold reality of pooping in the woods

Don’t cheat your feet

Why are you going out there?

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