Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of the support over the last year and a half. To show our appreciation, we had a livestream giveaway where we gave away gear from multiple companies, and Ben McMillan, from Hilltop Packs, made a ground breaking announcement about the future of his company. If you missed the giveaway, have no fear! We are also doing an "audio podcast only" giveaway from multiple companies with lots of great gear. STAY TUNED!
Click on THIS LINK to qualify to win some really great gear in the "Mr. Backpacking With Jason Sir Memorial Giveaway!"
GarageGrownGear.com Lloyd Vogel -Likes Gear. Lots of it. Lloyd was born and raised in the booming metropolis of Milwaukee, Wisconsin! He discovered his love of kayaking along the shores of Lake Michigan, and spends his ever diminishing free time kayaking, backpacking, playing ultimate frisbee, and eating disproportionally large meals. Lloyd got his start in business through Big Outdoors, which merged with Garage Grown Gear in March 2017. Prior to that he was a special education teacher. While the world of startups and education are plenty different, a background in herding kittens has helped him in both professional pursuits.
Jeremiah and JK get the opportunity to talk with Hunter Musgrove from "Hunter's Trip" on YouTube. We chat about everything from living in multiple states, to falling in love with backpacking, to hiking with sandals.
Find Hunter on Instagram: @hunterstrip
JK and Jeremiah sit down for a conversation with long trail hike, Julia "Rocket" Sheehan. We talk about everything from her time in the military to he current goal of completing hiking's triple crown. You can find Julia on YouTube and Instagram via the links below.
Jeremiah and JK hang out with Odie Norman, AT thru hiker and creator of the Hiker Yearbook. We discuss everything from the early days of the yearbook through it's introduction to the west coast and PCT hikers.
Jeremiah and JK get the distinct pleasure of hanging out with a true backpacking legend, Sean "Shug" Emery. They talk about everything from circus performing, sobriety, and whether or not Shug actually likes camping in the cold.
Jeremiah and JK talk about JK's most recent trip to Alabama to hike with Brad from "As the Crow Flies Hiking" on YouTube, as well as chatting about some recent trips for Jeremiah and his wife, Bridgette.
Today's show features our first ever female guest and true outdoor O.G., Franziska of Hike Oregon. She shares with us all the things going on in her crazy life, and plans for a new book and other projects in the future. We also might rant a little about some gear that went sideways.
Jeremiah and JK get the opportunity to chat with Benny "Plug It In" Braden. Plug It In shares his thoughts on his FKT of the 900 mile club in the Smokey Mountains, the various video projects he's been a part of, and his struggles and victories in dealing with PTS. He also shares a little about the movie, "Highline" that got to be a big part of.
Highline is now available for download on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, Vimeo and Microsoft Video.
JK and Jeremiah get the opportunity to chat with none other than Darwin from Darwin Onthetrail. We chat about everything from what got him started backpacking to future projects and encouragement for this year's long trail class.
In this episode, Jeremiah and JK talk about the way that down insulation keeps us so warm when the weather gets colder. We also find out about a traumatic experience that JK went through as a teen and how Jeremiah practices late night hygiene in his tent.
Jeremiah and JK welcome their first ever guest, Jason Waugh of the YouTube channel "Backpacking with Jason" to talk about a number of topics from fitness, to backpacking out west, and cooking on the trail.
In this episode, Jeremiah and JK talk about cold weather backpacking, how to dress for it, and some of the pitfalls. The guys also get off topic, talking about everything from hygiene to Jeremiah's sticker collection.