Backpacker Radio 100 | Jennifer Pharr Davis + The Real Hiking Viking
Today is our centennial show, and oh boy, is it a beast.
For starters, as a thank you to you, our beautiful listeners- we are giving away some awesome prizes, including a Gossamer Gear tent, pack, and trekking poles- but really that just scratches the surface. We’re chatting with Jennifer Pharr Davis and Brew Davis about their current COVID Recovery Tour- a family road trip touring the national parks, and a concerted effort to both prioritize their mental health and inspire others to do the same. In hilarious Hiker Trash fashion, the Davis fam conducts this interview from their hotel room’s bathroom floor, because, kids.
We wrap the show with a wild and somewhat inebriated series of segments- including some newbies such as Never Have I Ever backpacking edition, Gross or Not Gross, and Random Backpacking Advice of the Day. And to really crank this one to 11, the segment portion of the show features our bud and resident yeti, Jabba aka The Real Hiking Viking aka Tom.
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Interview with Jennifer Pharr Davis & Brew Davis
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- Jennifer Pharr Davis’s Website
- Blue Ridge Hiking Company
- Brew Davis on Spotify
00:05:04 – QOTD: If your belly button was a real button, what would you want it to do?
00:08:00 – Explanation for winning prizes!
00:14:05 – Interview with Jennifer Pharr Davis and Brew Davis
00:15:00 – What is your most recent book?
00:16:53 – Where are you right now? What are you drinking? And what are you drinking it out of?
00:18:00 – You’re drinking what out of a what?
00:19:15 – Give us a brief intro on Blue Ridge Hiking Co. and how things have gone with COVID?
00:23:18 – The outfitter is new then?
00:24:10 – Can you talk about the President’s Council?
00:26:45 – Is there a certain time they add or remove people from the President’s Council?
00:28:00 – You serve (or served) on the board for the ATC? What is that like?
00:33:48 – What has it been like being a parent to two kids during the heart of COVID?
00:40:13 – Can you talk about what the National Parks tour is?
00:47:47 – What part of the tour is for work?
00:53:23 – How are your kids doing? Who is this trip for?
00:57:25 – How has COVID impacted your screen policy?
01:04:40 – How did you do the schedule for the National Parks tour?
01:06:00 – How do you stay on top of the changes with the pandemic and everything?
01:08:35 – Where in the tour are you now? Where have you visited?
01:12:17 – Can you tell a story about Al Capone and Hot Springs?
01:13:47 – Do you set goals based on your kids hiking desires? How do you choose which treks you take on?
01:23:53 – Do you have any parting words of wisdom for us?
01:26:53 – Where should people go if they want to keep up with the National Parks Tour?
- The Best Backpacking Meals of 2021 by Katie Kommer
- New Writer Applications on The Trek
- Zach’s Assistant Internship
Random Piece of Backpacking Advice of The Day
Gross or Not Gross
TRIPLE CROWN of band names
Never Have I Ever
5 Star Reviews
Prize package 1: Gossamer Gear The One Shelter, $100 gift card at Backcountry.com, 2 pairs of Goodr shades (upcoming advertiser), a 5-meal sampler from Greenbelly, a signed copy of Appalachian Trials or Pacific Crest Trials and Hiking from Home, a Trek Hat, AND A BPR STICKER
Prize package 2: Gossamer Gear Gorilla Pack, $100 gift card at Backcountry.com, 2 pairs of Goodr shades (upcoming advertiser), and a 5-meal sampler from Greenbelly, a signed copy of Appalachian Trials or Pacific Crest Trials and Hiking from Home, a Trek Hat, AND A BPR STICKER
Prize package 3: Gossamer Gear LT5 Poles, $100 gift card at Backcountry.com, 2 pairs of Goodr shades (upcoming advertiser), a signed copy of Appalachian Trials or Pacific Crest Trials and Hiking from Home, a Trek Hat, AND A BPR STICKER
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