In this episode, learn about Backpacking and Blisters with Carl Mandrioli!

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Episode Chapters – Backpacking and Blisters

(0:00:05) – Podcast Origins and Guest Selection
Carl and Derek started a podcast to entertain, meeting many in the outdoor community after a backpacking trip to Glacier National Park.

(0:10:47) – Gear and Trip Planning Tips
Carl discusses ultra-light backpacking, how much weight children can carry, and his passion for trail running and backpacking trips.

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(0:21:23) – Choosing Gear for Outdoor Activities
Finding the right balance between comfort and durability when selecting a backpacking pad, researching brands, and Carl’s story of chasing a grizzly bear away from his campsite.

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(0:32:07) – Gear and Food for Backpacking Trips
Essential gear for successful backpacking trips, including sleeping bags, tents, stoves, water filters, and food, are discussed, emphasizing budget and quality balance.

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(0:39:30) – Hiking Myths, Tips, and Gear
We provide tips on backpacking, from rustling in the bushes to packing the right gear and food.

(0:51:16) – Outdoor Enthusiasts & Handling Podcast Guests
Researching sources, engaging in conversations, and respecting the platform are key when backpacking.

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(0:59:52) – Hiking, Basketball, and Adventure Goals
Carl and his friends discussed hiking, basketball, backpacking, running shoes, gear, myths, and tips.

(1:07:41) – Planning a Marathon and Traveling
Setting goals for health, types of shoes and marathons, benefits of backpacking, and Carl’s story of getting into backpacking.


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(1:11:27) – Discussion on Podcasting and Accountability
We talk about Carl’s journey, staying accountable, trail running, backpacking gear, myths, and tips, researching sources, basketball, setting goals, and shoes for backpacking.

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Conclusion on Backpacking and Blisters

In this episode, learn about Backpacking and Blisters with Carl Mandrioli!