Backpacker Radio #33: Andrew Skurka and Second Chance Hiker
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by adventuring legend, author, blogger, and backcountry guide Andrew Skurka. This is a very meaty show; we touch on a huge number of subjects, including his ridiculous backpacking endeavors, his favorite backcountry routes, his bear bagging recommendations, the current state of rain gear, specific gear recommendations for an AT or PCT thru-hike, and so much more. Strap in; this is a fun interview filled with a ton of valuable insight. We also debut a new segment, featuring a popular YouTube personality by the name of Second Chance Hikes, and close out the show with a triple crown of survival items.
Subjects discussed in the episode include:
- Recorded at Wayfinder in Denver
- Gossamer Gear Anniversary Video
- Use code “TREK15” at GossamerGear.com to save 15%
- Sawyer Micro Squeeze
- Sawer Micro vs. Sawyer Squeeze
- Use Code “trek10” at Greenbelly.co to save 10% off your order.
- Use code “thetrek” at us.foursigmatic.com (our link) to save 15%
- Smiles intro!
- Andrew Skurka Interview
- Zion Williamson needs a new pair of shoes
- Andrew “Paul Revere” Skurka
- Sea to Sea Route
- Great Western Loop
- Jeffrey Garmire aka Legend recently became second person to complete this trail
- Alaska-Yukon Expedition
- Andrew’s Guided Trips
- InsectShield and other factory treated permethrin treatments
- Andrew’s Bear Bagging Recommendations
- Yosemite High Route
- Pfiffner Traverse
- Wind River High Route
- Columbia Outdry
- Andrew Skurka’s Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide 2nd Edition
- Sleeping bag / quilt insulation for the Appalachian Trail
- How to keep your down preserved on a damp / humid trail
- Andrew made a grizzly bear shit itself
- Future expedition that excites Andrew
- Second Chance Hiker on YouTube
- Triple Crown of survival items
- Danny Devito
- Song: Walking Slow by Animal Years
- Check out Trail Correspondents!
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