Hiking and backpacking can seem intimidating - especially as a beginner. Each week, Mallory Moskowitz will share the best ways to get out on the trail more often, we'll chat all things backpacking gear, hiking food, safety tips, epic fails, and more. If you're a brand new hiker, or an experienced hiker looking for new inspiration, this podcast is for you.
#14 Hiking Food Tips and Tricks
14:14Obviously, there is no one size fits all when it comes to food, so in this episode, I'm going to share what's worked well for me on the trail plus 3 overarching guidelines any hiker can follow when buying or packing up your backpacking meals and snacks. Links mentioned in this episode: Easy Hiking Snacks & Meals (free download) youradventurecoach.com/snacks KETO Hiking Snack Ideas: youradventurecoach.com/keto
#13 Hiking Mistakes I've Made, So You Don't Have To
17:33We will all make mistakes while hiking and backpacking at one time or another, the real question is - how quickly will you recover and learn from your mistake after it happens? The more we recognize and talk about our mistakes with other hikers, the better off we’ll all be on the trail. Listen in on many of the hiking mistakes I've made over the years. See the full show notes here: https://www.youradventurecoach.com/hiking-mistakes/ Join the Ultimate Hiking Safety Course here: https://www.youradventurecoach.com/safe
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#12 An Inside Look At Outdoor Industry Jobs
11:55If you are even a little bit interested in what some of my past outdoor jobs have been like, and how to get an outdoor job yourself, then stick around, this is for you. Links in today's episode: www.outdoored.com/jobs www.backdoorjobs.com www.coolworks.com www.youradventurecoach.com/club Full shownotes: https://www.youradventurecoach.com/jobs-in-the-outdoor-industry/
#11 SPRING Hiking Tips
10:34The official start of spring is only a couple of days away, listen in for hiking tips and gear items to help get through this weird in-between time of year. Links mentioned in this episode: Hiking Stickers Club - join now to get new outdoorsy stickers delivered each month at youradventurecoach.com/club See the full show notes at youradventurecoach.com/spring-hiking-tips
#10 What A Typical Day Backpacking Looks Like
13:50Whether you're new to backpacking or an experienced hiker just curious about other people's routines, give this a listen to find out what a day on the trail looks like. Links mentioned in this episode: Learn essential backpacking skills with the Savvy Backpacking Skills Course Upgrade your bear bag to the Ursack here See the full show notes here
4 Tools To Help You Plan Better Hikes
8:24With spring right around the corner, I want to share some useful tools that I love and use to help plan and prep for my own hikes and backpacking trips. Be sure to check them out before your next big hike and let me know how it goes. Links mentioned in this episode: Ultimate Day Hiking Gear Checklist Hiking Project National Geographic Maps Weather.gov Garmin Inreach Mini
Winter Hiking Tips & Lessons Shared From SAR
7:01After hearing a fairly disturbing yet all too common story from my county’s search and rescue team - we gotta talk a little more about winter in Colorado and other high elevation areas across the western US. Listen in for some quick winter hiking tips and what not to do in avalanche territory. Links mentioned in this episode: Know before you go, check avalanche conditions and danger map. If you backcountry ski and snowshoe at high elevation, take an avalanche awareness and rescue course. If you want to get into winter hiking and aren't near any avalanche zones - join the upcoming Winter Hiking Workshop on Patreon.
#7 Backpacking Gear: What's Worth It and What's Not!
13:51In this episode, I'll break down some hiking gear myths and share exactly what gear I think was totally worth the investment and what backpacking gear you want to be careful about before you buy or what you can skip altogether! Affiliate links and hiking resources mentioned in this episode: My favorite Six Moon Designs Tent: https://alnk.to/dpkiIIR The Ursack bear bag: https://alnk.to/eOEmzdW Garmin Inreach Mini: https://alnk.to/1XP2XJv The Complete Backpacking Gear List: https://www.youradventurecoach.com/gear See the full show notes here: www.youradventurecoach.com/backpacking-gear-whats-worth-it/
#6 10 Lesser Known Tips For Backpackers
15:00Give this a listen to hear 10, kind of random, but still awesome hiking tips for both new and experienced backpackers. Resources mentioned in this episode: The Badass Backpacker's Bundle, download for free here -> www.youradventurecoach.com/bundle FITS socks - the best (in my opinion) socks for backpackers -> https://alnk.to/h6ya2zG (affiliate link) See the full show notes here -> www.youradventurecoach.com/10-tips-for-backpackers/
#5 Lessons Learned About Bears On The Appalachian Trail
16:01Hear more about my worst every bear encounter on the Appalachian Trail, plus some lessons learned along the way that can help us as hikers - and help protect bears in our beloved recreation areas. Learn to hang a bear bag here -> https://www.youradventurecoach.com/how-to-hang-a-bear-bag/ Download my complete backpacking gear list here -> https://www.youradventurecoach.com/backpacking-gear-checklist/ See the full show notes here -> https://www.youradventurecoach.com/bears-on-the-appalachian-trail/