Category Archives: Interview

“Why am I wandering around outside in a soaking wet jacket?”



Patrick and I put the LoftTek Adventure Jacket through the paces of a quick fall into a river (or, uh, a bathroom sink). I also speak with Tayson from Outdoor Vitals about the insulation (LoftTek) that powers this new puffy and why it’s better than down in (almost) every way. Go check out their Kickstarter and … Continue reading “Why am I wandering around outside in a soaking wet jacket?”


A Million Ways to Die on the PCT



Sabrina RETURNS! Super excited to have Sabrina back in Dallas to give us all of her great PCT stories. Remember: the Eagle Rock Loop Guidebook is available now! Hike the ERL this fall! Resources: Topo Athletics Terraventure (Women’s) Topo Athletics Terraventure (Men’s) Sabrina’s Instagram Bodhi’s Instagram Info on the Greater Patagonia Trail


Getting Your Car Stolen in the Desert



Mario and Audra tell their stories of getting involved in climbing, backpacking (to climb), and introducing kids to climbing. If you want to read the blog post Mario mentioned, you can find it here. CHECK OUT THE EAGLE ROCK LOOP GUIDEBOOK! I had a great time making it and I’m certain you’ll enjoy it (the … Continue reading Getting Your Car Stolen in the Desert


Brown Girls Climb + BioLite’s Kickstarter



Bethany founded Brown Girls Climb (@browngirlsclimb) as a community for women of color to rally around rock climbing and each other. We chat about Bethany’s outdoor journey as we sit beneath the giant blue bear. BioLite is running a Kickstarter RIGHT NOW for their new headlamp. I’ve got my grubby little paws on one and … Continue reading Brown Girls Climb + BioLite’s Kickstarter


How the American Hiking Society works for You



Wesley Trimble tells us about his own outdoor journey and how you can get involved with the good work being done at the American Hiking Society. Resources: CP and the PCT (Wesley’s short film) Wesley’s blog American Hiking Society How to Hike in Hot Weather Stuff You Can Buy to Help the Show: REI’s Labor … Continue reading How the American Hiking Society works for You


Trail-Blazing Tech from the Summer Market



A collection of interviews with the companies making the coolest tech and gadgets for camping and backpacking. There’s a definite mix of backpacking gadgets AND car camping accessories, even ones that might be just as comfortable on your patio as at base camp. Treat Yo’ Self: Zippo Electric Handwarmers BioLite Firepit (NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon) … Continue reading Trail-Blazing Tech from the Summer Market


Parks Project Joshua Tree Interview

How Parks Project saves Joshua Trees



Sevag Kazanci talks with Cody about giving back to the wild places that inspire campers and backpackers (and looking great while you do it!) Parks Project works with top-notch designers to create products that won’t become “landfill gear.” Those products (t-shirts, hats, candles, etc.) are sold and a huge portion of the proceeds supports a specific … Continue reading How Parks Project saves Joshua Trees