Backpacker Radio Episode #6: Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck on Dirt-Bagging for a Year, The Best Headlamps for Thru-Hiking, and Curing Anxiety on Trail
For most, disappearing to the trail for a month or two is a dream vacation. Serial thru-hiker and peak bagger Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck and his wife Grace are about to travel the world, while living out of their backpacks for the next year. We snagged Twinkle during his last night in town to learn how he saved for this epic adventure, what gear he’ll be taking, and advice to those who want to follow in his footsteps. We also talk about the best headlamps for a thru-hike and how thru-hiking can remedy anxiety.
Topics discussed in this episode include:
- Twinkle’s upcoming, year-plus long adventure
- The Hayduke Trail
- Twinkle’s money-saving advice
- Twinkle’s Instagram account
- Why you should treat your water in the backcountry
- Giant Desert Centipede
- Twinkle’s Gear
- How the Trail Helped with My Anxiety by Tess Mulaney
- The Best Headlamps for Thru-Hiking
- Anker 26800 External Battery
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This episode was recorded at Wayfinder in Denver, CO.
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