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Weekly Hiking Tip
50 minutes | Oct 5, 2018
Episode 38: Appalachian Trail Mailbag
Dan and Guthook open up the mailbag and tackle a list of questions about hiking the AT by a listener from Down Under. Also, an important announcement about the show... Links: Appalachian Trail Safety Tips Atlas Guides
21 minutes | Aug 30, 2018
Episode 37: Hiking with Small Children
Hiking with a toddler or preschooler can be a really fun experience and can foster a positive attitude...if done right! In this week's show, Dan reveals five tips for helping your next hiking trip with the youngster be an enjoyable experience for all!
43 minutes | Aug 7, 2018
Episode 36: Matt and Julie Urbanski
Matt and Julie Urbanski join the show his week to talk about completing the triple crown, founding a successful running coaching business, and parenting a toddler in a travel lifestyle. Links from the show: Team RunRun The Barkley 100 Julie's Books
48 minutes | Aug 2, 2018
Episode 35 Leave No Trace (we really mean it!)
Dan and Guthook explore the wide world of Leave No Trace wilderness ethics and talk about some of the LNT challenges hikers often face: unattended trail magic, water caches, camp chores, and cat holes. Warning: Provocative content! Download Episode
40 minutes | Jul 17, 2018
Episode 34: Carey Kish
Carey Kish, a Maine-based outdoor writer, joins Dan this week and talks about what it takes to put together a solid guidebook and compile the impressive, newly-released 11th edition of the Maine Mountain Guide, available now at the AMC Store. Download Episode
40 minutes | Jul 12, 2018
Episode 33: Hot Weather Hiking, Skyline Lodge, Ultralighting
The hot weather is back and so is Weekly Hiking Tip! Dan and Guthook talk about staving off heat exhaustion during the height of summer, the Skyline Lodge controversy on Mt. Washington, and tips for ultralighting. Check out Atlas Guide's newly redesigned website!
22 minutes | Apr 22, 2018
Episode 32: Thru Hike Budgeting Redux
Dan takes another look at what it costs to hike a long distance trail. This time around, both explicit and implicit (opportunity) costs are considered and used to answer the question: Should I do this hike? Is it worth it?
26 minutes | Apr 15, 2018
Episode 31: Camping on AT in NY, PCT Section Hike Start Points
In this week's episode, Dan pulls a few backpacking questions from the AT and PCT Facebook pages. He talks about where to camp and how to plan a thru-hike of the NY AT and where a good starting point might be for a summer PCT section hike.
49 minutes | Mar 19, 2018
Episode 30: Stoves
Smell something burning? That's because Dan and Guthook are all about camp stoves in Episode 30! The guys discuss all major backpacking stove technologies, reviewing the pros and cons of canister, alcohol, ESBIT/solid fuel, bottle-liquid, and wood. Link to postal regulations for shipping gas canisters: http://distancehiking.com/updates/shipping-stove-fuel/
21 minutes | Mar 13, 2018
Episode 29: Budgeting for Time
How much time should you budget for a long distance hike? In this week's show, using data from 2013-14 AT and PCT thru hikers, Dan talks about all the factors that influence how much time you might want to set aside for your next long distance hike.
27 minutes | Feb 17, 2018
Episode 28: Hiking with a Partner
A long distance hike with a dedicated partner can put a strain on any relationship. This week on the show, Dan and guest April Robinson discuss tips for keeping partnerships fulfilling, drawing from their experience as partners on the CDT. Download Episode
36 minutes | Feb 6, 2018
Episode 27: Is Water Treatment (really) Necessary?
Treating water obtained in the backcountry has long been considered a common sense, level-headed thing to do. Biology Ph.D. candidate Ethan Linck joins Dan to talk about a February 2018 Slate article he wrote that questions this doctrine. Read Ethan's article on Slate. Distancehiking blog post on water treatment. Download Episode
27 minutes | Jan 28, 2018
Episode 26: Vermont, the Solo Shelter Experience, Mailbag
Guthook talks about his winter hike in southern Vermont and we break open the mailbag!
23 minutes | Jan 20, 2018
Episode 25: Your Knee
In this week's show, Dan dusts off his physical therapy degree and dives into knee injuries! If you're wondering why knee injuries happen to hikers and what can be done about knee injuries on the trail, then listen in!
36 minutes | Dec 31, 2017
Episode 24: Choosing a Shelter
If you're gearing up for a long distance hike this year, you may be in the market for a shelter. In this episode, Dan breaks downs the pros and cons of four different popular shelter types: tents, hammocks, tarps, and tarp tents. Like the show intro music? Check out the musicians! Happy New Year!
25 minutes | Dec 23, 2017
Episode 23: Yankee Swap, 2018 Thru-Hike Prep
If you're long distance hiking in 2018, you're getting really excited as 2017 draws to a close! Dan and Guthook talk about pitfalls of over-preparation and big picture things to think about 3 months out. Dan's holiday office party Yankee Swap fail.
37 minutes | Nov 30, 2017
Episode 22: Guthook, Coast to Coast Walk, Holiday Gifts
Weekly Hiking Tip is back with return guest, Guthook! Guthook shares stories from his recent hike across Northern England via the Coast to Coast Walk. Buckle in for surprise quail hunts and thru-hiking British style. Dan and Guthook share holiday gift ideas for the aspiring long distance hiker in your life! It's a packed show! Download Episode
24 minutes | Jul 3, 2017
Episode 21: SteriPEN
Since 1999, SteriPEN has helped travelers and backpackers worldwide make wilderness water safe for drinking. Dan talks to Miles Maiden, the inventor of SteriPEN, about SteriPEN's past, present, and future. Download Episode
19 minutes | Jun 25, 2017
Episode 20: New Hampshire
If you're thinking about heading to the Granite State to hike, but you wanna get off the beaten path, the Cohos Trail might be just the ticket! In this week's episode, Dan talks to Kim Nilsen, founder and board chairman of the Cohos Trail Association.
15 minutes | Jun 12, 2017
Episode 19: Blister Treatment
Woe is thee who suffers the blister! Listen to Dan this week and learn what you can do to take care of your next blister problem on the trail. Download Episode Music by Kyle Gervais and Dominic Lavoie
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