The Backpacking Experience
The Backpacking Experience
Devin Ashby
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The Backpacking Experience unpacks the experiences we have in the backcountry with interviews from fellow hikers, education and trip reports. We're here to share our passion for backpacking and create a platform for others to share the experiences they have had on the trail. We'll talk with business owners about the gear that helps facilitate these experiences and provide education about backcountry travel through real experience on the trail. The Backpacking Experience is hosted by Devin Ashby, a Utah native, and is supported by the Backcountry Exposure YouTube Channel. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thebackpackingexperience/support
What My Wife Thinks About Backpacking
It was a treat to have my amazing wife join me on this episode. Katie shares her feelings about backpacking, being married to someone who lives and breathes the outdoors, and how the outdoors fits into our family lifestyle.  Thank you to Sawyer for sponsoring this episode. Check out their amazing Picaridin lotion to keep the bugs away! - https://bit.ly/31Yyzh5 Want to plan backpacking trips for others and get paid for it? Become a route guide planner with Art Of The Trek! - Email Nicole for more information. Nicole@artofthetrek.com The Backpacking Experience is supported by Backcountry Exposure on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/backcountryexposure Follow on instagram: @backcountryexposure --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thebackpackingexperience/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thebackpackingexperience/support
Oct 26
1 hr 3 min
Cold Weather Backpacking - Preparing Your Gear and Yourself
The Fall season is upon us and it's time to start thinking about backpacking in colder weather. This episode focuses on some tips for knowing what to expect with colder weather and how to prepare yourself and your gear for cold weather backpacking.  Learn more about the Liberia Project from Sawyer! - https://international.sawyer.com/clean-water-for-all-of-liberia/ - Sawyer Water Filters and Bug Repellent: http://www.sawyer.com Learn about becoming a Route Guide Planner for Art Of The Trek! Email Nicole: Nicole@artofthetrek.com Tell them you were sent by The Backpacking Experience! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thebackpackingexperience/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thebackpackingexperience/support
Oct 1
33 min
Better Trip Planning With Art Of The Trek
There are a lot of great trip planning and mapping apps available to use, but today we're talking with Art Of The Trek on how they are working to become a one stop shop for hikers and backpackers to plan better trips in the backcountry. Thank you to Nicole and Scott for taking time to share such detailed information about everything Art Of The Trek is providing through their website.   - Art Of The Trek: http://www.artofthetrek.com - Buddies: http://www.buddies.artofthetrek.com - Email Nicole: Nicole@artofthetrek.com Learn more about what Sawyer is doing to give back to developing countries: https://international.sawyer.com/clean-water-for-all-of-liberia/ Sawyer: https://sawyer.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thebackpackingexperience/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thebackpackingexperience/support
Sep 13
55 min
Backpacking With Your Dog with Alicia Baker (Girl On A Hike)
Girl On A Hike aka Alicia Baker joins me on this episode to discuss her website Girlonahike.com and how she's helping others know how to hike/backpack with your dog. Alicia writes trail guides that are specific to Utah and where you can hike with your dog in Utah, but also shares info on how to, in general, hike with your dog.  Check out Girl On A Hike: http://www.girlonahike.com The Yellow Dog Project: http://www.theyellowdogproject.com/USA_files/TYDP-8.5x11.jpg Follow Alicia on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/girlonahike ________ Art Of The Trek: http://www.artofthetrek.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thebackpackingexperience/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thebackpackingexperience/support
Aug 10
1 hr 10 min
Understanding Our Impact On Public Lands
When you head into the backcountry, do you consider the impact your visit has on an area? Do you make decisions on what or what not to do that will help keep an area clean? This is the discussion for this episode. Enjoy a conversation about how you can see your impact better and make decisions that follow Leave No Trace principles.  Leave No Trace: http://www.lnt.org My solo trip that inspired this episode: https://youtu.be/OvrOul1e4FQ Follow me on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/backcountryexposure (@backcountryexposure) Thank you to Art Of The Trek for sponsoring today's episode: http://www.artofthetrek.com  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thebackpackingexperience/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thebackpackingexperience/support
Aug 1
28 min
Don't Believe These Backpacking Myths
As a new backpacker do you remember being told certain things that ended up not being true? That's the goal of today's discussion. To break the myth and unpack the topic to understand where it came from.  - Art Of The Trek: http://www.artofthetrek.com The Backpacking Experience is supported by the Backcountry Exposure YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/backcountryexposure --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thebackpackingexperience/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thebackpackingexperience/support
Jun 9
32 min
Learning About Mental Health and Hiking w/ Plug It In Hikes
Benny Braden (Plug It In) joins me to share his story about recovering and living with PTS as a long distance hiker. I am very grateful for Benny being so open and willing to share his story as a hiker and professional, as I hope it helps others who might be working through mental health challenges themselves and need some motivation in their life.  Benny's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/plugitinhikes and his YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnKi9dSMX8xdpUXGlcnSZhQ In the episode we talk a lot about Reboot Recovery, here is where you can learn more about Reboot Recovery: https://rebootrecovery.com/ Thank you to Art Of The Trek for sponsoring today's episode. You can check out their new Buddies feature here: http://www.buddies.artofthetrek.com Want to connect with me? Shoot me an email, backcountryexposure@gmail.com or message me on Instagram. @backcountryexposure or @backpackingexperiencepodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thebackpackingexperience/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thebackpackingexperience/support
May 4
1 hr 14 min
Becoming A Steward Of Our Public Lands w/ Darwin OnTheTrail
How are you giving back to the our public lands? That is the topic of today's episode. I originally had plans for this episode to go a little different, but as Darwin and I got into the conversation we focused on protecting public lands and becoming a steward of our public lands and wild spaces. This is a topic that I am very passionate about and appreciate Darwin sharing his perspective through the film he produced and just in general as consumers of outdoor recreation. We hope that this episode inspires you to find ways to give back to our public lands and become an advocate and steward of public lands.  Download the film, Through The Great Southwest here: https://theoutdoorevolution.com/through-the-great-southwest Darwin's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18exdGWh7piVWisrnDXiZg ** Check out the Outdoor Vitals Satu Pants and Dragonwool Kickstarter: https://satu-adventure-pants-comfort.kckb.st/bfd4d712 ** -- Create trip plans and routes with Art Of The Trek: http://www.artofthetrek.com and find buddies to hike with in your area: http://www.buddies.artofthetrek.com -- The Backpacking Experience Podcast is supported by the Backcountry Exposure YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/backcountryexposure --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thebackpackingexperience/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thebackpackingexperience/support
Apr 26
1 hr 22 min
Backcountry BSing Reversed With The Schill Brothers!
The Schill Brothers of Schill Brothers Outdoors on YouTube join me for an unscripted conversation about life in Ohio, backpacking chairs and more. Check out their YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/3ezPxXE DON'T MISS THE OUTDOOR VITALS SATU PANT KICKSTARTER: https://satu-adventure-pants-comfort.kckb.st/bfd4d712 This episode is sponsored by Art Of The Trek. See the new Buddies feature here: http://www.buddies.artofthetrek.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thebackpackingexperience/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thebackpackingexperience/support
Apr 20
1 hr 9 min
Your PCT Dream Cancelled... Now What? With Luke Pearsall
A look into what it was like for Luke Pearsall to plan his 2020 PCT Thru Hike to then have it cancelled due to COVID-19. Luke shares what he's doing now, future plans and how the COVID-19 virus has affected the thru hiking community.  This episode is sponsored by Outdoor Vitals. Check out their Kickstarter for their all new Satu Adventure Pants and Dragonwool Thermal system. Check out the Kickstarter here: https://satu-adventure-pants-comfort.kckb.st/bfd4d712 This episode is also sponsored by Art Of The Trek: http://www.buddies.artofthetrek.com The Backpacking Experience Podcast is supported by the Backcountry Exposure YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/backcountryexposure --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thebackpackingexperience/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thebackpackingexperience/support
Apr 14
55 min
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