All posts by cody.owen

Daniel Boone: Frontier Real Estate Agent



Carson Sailor is back to discuss Boone, North Carolina’s namesake, Daniel Boone. We learn that most of Boone’s legend was made up by soulless marketers to sell mediocre land in Kentucky but Daniel Boone was a cool guy who found a way to get businessmen to fund his cool HYOH-style lifestyle. Resources: Carson’s other episode, How … Continue reading Daniel Boone: Frontier Real Estate Agent


Can a Tesla Model X Replace My Jeep Wrangler?



Tesla believes their Model X can take me into the backcountry. I took one for a test drive and asked a lot of questions of their sales rep to decide if I think this is true. Resources from this episode: Tesla’s Model X (go check one out) Outside Magazine’s Tesla article Chacos – the most … Continue reading Can a Tesla Model X Replace My Jeep Wrangler?


How Mountain Men Won the American Revolution



They hiked 200 miles in 2 weeks, killed the guy who insulted them and changed the course of American history while completely drunk. Carson Sailor, Executive Director of the Southern Appalachian Historical Association, sat down with me in Boone, North Carolina to talk about the mountain men of the Lost Province and their outsized impact on … Continue reading How Mountain Men Won the American Revolution


Two Days til Her PCT Thru-Hike



We. Talk. Food. Sabrina left for the PCT TWO DAYS after we did this episode. She was in final planning mode and was getting her last ducks in a row. Here are all the foods she recommended: Smashmallow Baker on Main ZipFizz Snickers (Almond AND Hazelnut) Excalibur Dehydrator (it makes food) We compared poison ivy (great audio … Continue reading Two Days til Her PCT Thru-Hike


Overnight on the Appalachian Trail (Part 3)



The CONCLUSION to Kinsey and Cody’s Appalachian Adventure. Resources to plan your AT hike: Postholer’s AT map (the trailhead and weather overlays are super helpful!) The trailhead we started from Gear I mentioned: Osprey Exos 58 (I LOVE THIS PACK!) MSR Water Filter (smaller and updated since I purchased) Gear Kinsey mentioned: NEMO Rave – … Continue reading Overnight on the Appalachian Trail (Part 3)


Overnight on the Appalachian Trail (Part 2)



Trekking poles are tricky. I talk about how I use them to go up and downhill. If you’re interested in the Nature’s Call Merit Badge system, send me a Facebook message (just click the “Send Message” button) and we can chat about you’d like to see in the program! Resources to plan your AT hike: Postholer’s … Continue reading Overnight on the Appalachian Trail (Part 2)


Overnight on the Appalachian Trail (Part 1)



My wife Kinsey’s first backpacking trip! We stayed at the Moreland Gap Shelter on the AT. We met a lot of thru-hikers and even more sections hikers. You can hike the AT in bite-sized pieces if you only have a week or two a year to get out! Resources to plan your AT hike: Postholer’s … Continue reading Overnight on the Appalachian Trail (Part 1)


How to Burn Your Space Blanket… The Bushwhack-Mountaineer Way



For hundreds of years, people have walked the Camino de Santiago from all over Europe. Our guest this week, Jeremy Enns is a podcast producer and long-time hiker and backpacker. He told us the story of the time he woke up to find a friend burning his space blanket for warmth (and to ward off … Continue reading How to Burn Your Space Blanket… The Bushwhack-Mountaineer Way