Weekly Hiking Tip

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Whether you're planning a weekend overnight or a months-long hike of the Appalachian Trail, Weekly Hiking Tip will save you time, money, agony, and facilitate a fun, successful journey into the outdoors. Join Dan Feldman, author of Long Distance Hiking and 2-time thru-hiker, each week as he shares backpacking tips from aches and pains to z-rests.

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Whether you're planning a weekend overnight or a months-long hike of the Appalachian Trail, Weekly Hiking Tip will save you time, money, agony, and facilitate a fun, successful journey into the outdoors. Join Dan Feldman, author of Long Distance Hiking and 2-time thru-hiker, each week as he shares backpacking tips from aches and pains to z-rests.
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🇬🇧 English
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2019-05-20 09:55
last episode published
2018-10-06 01:53
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16.98 days
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Episodes

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Episode 38: Appalachian Trail Mailbag

Dan and Guthook open up the mailbag and tackle a list of questions about hiking the AT by a listener from Down Under. Also, an important announcement about the show... Links: Appalachian Trail Safety Tips Atlas Guides  
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Episode 37: Hiking with Small Children

Hiking with a toddler or preschooler can be a really fun experience and can foster a positive attitude...if done right! In this week's show, Dan reveals five tips for helping your next hiking trip with the youngster be an enjoyable experience for all!
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Episode 36: Matt and Julie Urbanski

Matt and Julie Urbanski join the show his week to talk about completing the triple crown, founding a successful running coaching business, and parenting a toddler in a travel lifestyle. Links from the show: Team RunRun The Barkley 100 Julie's Books
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Episode 35 Leave No Trace (we really mean it!)

Dan and Guthook explore the wide world of Leave No Trace wilderness ethics and talk about some of the LNT challenges hikers often face: unattended trail magic, water caches, camp chores, and cat holes. Warning: Provocative content! Download Episode
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Episode 34: Carey Kish

Carey Kish, a Maine-based outdoor writer, joins Dan this week and talks about what it takes to put together a solid guidebook and compile the impressive, newly-released 11th edition of the Maine Mountain Guide, available now at the AMC Store. Download...
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Episode 33: Hot Weather Hiking, Skyline Lodge, Ultralighting

The hot weather is back and so is Weekly Hiking Tip!  Dan and Guthook talk about staving off heat exhaustion during the height of summer, the Skyline Lodge controversy on Mt. Washington, and tips for ultralighting. Check out Atlas Guide's newly redesig...
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Episode 32: Thru Hike Budgeting Redux

Dan takes another look at what it costs to hike a long distance trail. This time around, both explicit and implicit (opportunity) costs are considered and used to answer the question: Should I do this hike? Is it worth it?
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Episode 31: Camping on AT in NY, PCT Section Hike Start Points

In this week's episode, Dan pulls a few backpacking questions from the AT and PCT Facebook pages. He talks about where to camp and how to plan a thru-hike of the NY AT and where a good starting point might be for a summer PCT section hike.
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Episode 30: Stoves

Smell something burning? That's because Dan and Guthook are all about camp stoves in Episode 30! The guys discuss all major backpacking stove technologies, reviewing the pros and cons of canister, alcohol, ESBIT/solid fuel, bottle-liquid, and wood. Lin...
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Episode 29: Budgeting for Time

How much time should you budget for a long distance hike? In this week's show, using data from 2013-14 AT and PCT thru hikers, Dan talks about all the factors that influence how much time you might want to set aside for your next long distance hike.
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Episode 28: Hiking with a Partner

A long distance hike with a dedicated partner can put a strain on any relationship. This week on the show, Dan and guest April Robinson discuss tips for keeping partnerships fulfilling, drawing from their experience as partners on the CDT. Download Epi...
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Episode 27: Is Water Treatment (really) Necessary?

Treating water obtained in the backcountry has long been considered a common sense, level-headed thing to do. Biology Ph.D. candidate Ethan Linck joins Dan to talk about a February 2018 Slate article he wrote that questions this doctrine. Read Ethan's ...
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Episode 26: Vermont, the Solo Shelter Experience, Mailbag

Guthook talks about his winter hike in southern Vermont and we break open the mailbag!
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Episode 25: Your Knee

In this week's show, Dan dusts off his physical therapy degree and dives into knee injuries! If you're wondering why knee injuries happen to hikers and what can be done about knee injuries on the trail, then listen in!
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Episode 24: Choosing a Shelter

If you're gearing up for a long distance hike this year, you may be in the market for a shelter. In this episode, Dan breaks downs the pros and cons of four different popular shelter types: tents, hammocks, tarps, and tarp tents. Like the show intro mu...
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Episode 23: Yankee Swap, 2018 Thru-Hike Prep

If you're long distance hiking in 2018, you're getting really excited as 2017 draws to a close! Dan and Guthook talk about pitfalls of over-preparation and big picture things to think about 3 months out.  Dan's holiday office party Yankee Swap fail.
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Episode 22: Guthook, Coast to Coast Walk, Holiday Gifts

Weekly Hiking Tip is back with return guest, Guthook!  Guthook shares stories from his recent hike across Northern England via the Coast to Coast Walk. Buckle in for surprise quail hunts and thru-hiking British style.  Dan and Guthook share holiday gif...
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Episode 21: SteriPEN

Since 1999, SteriPEN has helped travelers and backpackers worldwide make wilderness water safe for drinking. Dan talks to Miles Maiden, the inventor of SteriPEN, about SteriPEN's past, present, and future. Download Episode
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Episode 20: New Hampshire

If you're thinking about heading to the Granite State to hike, but you wanna get off the beaten path, the Cohos Trail might be just the ticket! In this week's episode, Dan talks to Kim Nilsen, founder and board chairman of the Cohos Trail Association.
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Episode 19: Blister Treatment

Woe is thee who suffers the blister!  Listen to Dan this week and learn what you can do to take care of your next blister problem on the trail. Download Episode Music by Kyle Gervais and Dominic Lavoie
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Episode 18: The PCTA

This week, Dan talks to Mark Larabee of the Pacific Crest Trail Association about raising funds through the PCTA's annual appropriations request to Congress.  Dan and Mark discuss the PCTA's fundraising efforts and all the work done to protect the PCT....
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Episode 17: Blister Prevention

Blisters are unavoidable on a long hike....or are they??  This week, Dan talks about how frequently hikers get blisters, what causes them, and shares 10 time-tested tips for prevention.
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Episode 16: Cravings

On this week's show, Dan talks about at the top three foods long distance hikers crave the most, and the differences in cravings between men and women.
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Episode 15: Missouri

Dan is back to kick off a series of episodes featuring short interviews with a trail agency or clubs in all 50 states.  Missouri is the inaugural state in the series, so this week Dan sits down with Abi Jackson from the Ozark Trail Association. Down...
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Episode 14: Stuff You Can Do Without

This week, Dan reviews the top 5 things that thru-hikers said they carried in their packs most of the way, but in looking back on their hikes, thought they could have done without.  What's necessary and what's not?
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Episode 13: Boredom

Boredom isn't a fun thing to experience on a long trail.  Nor is it an exciting title for a podcast!  Nearly 30% of long distance hikers cope with boredom at some point.  This week, Dan talks about what you can do to avoid being bored on your next hike...
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Episode 12: Coffee

Not enough sleep and a long day's drive has Dan getting through this episode thanks to coffee!  He shares a few tips for packing coffee on the trail in a way that's lightweight, tasty, and cost-effective. Download Episode
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Episode 11: Footwear Part 2

Dan picks up the topic of footwear once again.  This time he talks about what hikers who were unhappy with their footwear had the most to be unhappy about.  Listen this week for a few solid tips on buying footwear for long distance hiking.
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Episode 10: Footwear

Footwear choice is one of many important decisions to be made when preparing for a long distance hike.  This week, Dan talks about boots vs. trail runners and whether one style is actually better suited for long distance hiking.
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Episode 9: Physical Preparation

This week, Dan goes over some important tips for how to physically prepare for a long distance hike, and how this is different than physical preparation for other sports.
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Episode 8: Lyme Disease

Lyme disease impacts scores of hikers each year.  In this week's episode, Dan talks about prevention and treatment of Lyme and shares tips for how to avoid getting Lyme on the trail. Download Episode
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Episode 7: Lost Things

Dan's computer dies and he reflects on losing things on the trail.  What would you do if you lost your phone or wallet while hiking? What would you do if you found something valuable? Download Episode
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Episode 6: How Much Does a Hike Cost?

It's a total buzzkill to talk about money when planning the hike of a lifetime, but failing to consider cost can take you off the trail before you're ready. This week, Dan breaks down the cost of a long distance hike and offers some quick tips for budg...
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Episode 5: Shin Splints

Shin splints can ruin a hike.  In this week's episode, Dan talks about to prevent shin splints and, if experiencing symptoms of shin splints on a hike, how to take care of them.  This is a must-listen for all thru-hikers! Download Episode
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Episode 4: Guthook

This week, Guthook, co-founder of Guthook's Guides and Atlas Guides, joins Dan in a discussion about maps, apps, and trail navigation.
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Episode 3: The CTF Ratio

Hiking food is composed of carbohydrates, fat, and protein. This week, Dan talks about which nutrients are most important for multi-day hiking trips and how to keep track of them. Download Episode
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Episode 2: Calorie Density

Calorie density tells you how much energy you're getting for what your food weighs.  In this week's episode, Dan explains how this all fits into a good strategy for planning trail diet. Download Episode
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Episode 1: Calorie Load

Making sure you're getting enough food to eat every day on the trail is really important.  In this first episode of Weekly Hiking Tip, Dan explains calorie load, a key concept for trail food planning. Download Episode