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re-inventing the rain jacket hiking

Re-Inventing the Rain Jacket



The co-founders of Perilous Outdoor Company, Michael and Konner, share their outdoor journey (altitude sickness in Colorado and hail in Big Bend) AND their vision for a new rain jacket, one with an integrated pack cover. As promised in the episode, as soon as these guys go to market I’m buying a jacket (and then … Continue reading Re-Inventing the Rain Jacket


Palo Duro and the ultimate winter camping hack

Palo Duro and The Ultimate Winter Weather Camping Hack



Followed Annette McGivney’s advice and went to Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas Panhandle. Learn how Patrick and I planned the trip and what gear was necessary for winter camping in the second largest canyon system in the United States. Patrick and I had a blast. The Lighthouse is an amazing natural rock formation. Insert … Continue reading Palo Duro and The Ultimate Winter Weather Camping Hack


Nature's Call Annette McGivney backpacking interview

Annette McGivney and Pure Land: How the Outdoors Can Overcome Trauma



Annette McGivney is the southwest editor of Backpacker Magazine and the author of Pure Land, available now. She explains her history with backpacking and the way that it helped her in her struggle with PTSD. Pure Land: A True Story of Three Lives and The Search for Heaven on Earth Annette’s newest book weaves together … Continue reading Annette McGivney and Pure Land: How the Outdoors Can Overcome Trauma


Kit Carson: How the West was Lost… by Winning It



Kit Carson is more than a man; he’s a distillation of the American West. He’s the sort of guy where the idea of him eclipses who he was. People started writing fictional accounts of his deeds long before he was dead. So-called “Blood and Thunder” Western stories could be had for a quarter back east. … Continue reading Kit Carson: How the West was Lost… by Winning It