EPISODE 94: TICKS!!!

In Episode 94, Brian Anderson (aka "The Tick Terminator") joins the show to educate us on your biggest danger in the backcountry - TICKS!!!  In the podcast, we discuss the tick lifecycle, when and where they are most likely to find you, how to prevent ticks, and what to do if one embeds in your skin. This discussion hit home for me personally since I was infected by and recovered from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.  After two days in the hospital, a home healthcare nurse came to my … [Read more...]

LOOKING FOR AN INTERESTING MULTI-DAY BACKPACKING TRIP IN FLORIDA? CHECK OUT THE OCEAN TO LAKE TRAIL. EPISODE 93 IS HERE HTTPS://IFT.TT/XCCRZPJ. HTTPS://IFT.TT/KRJP7KZ

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DOING SOME SWAMP HIKING WITH JOHN PHILLIPS ON THE OCEAN TO LAKE TRAIL IN EPISODE 93. GET IT HERE … HTTPS://IFT.TT/XCCRZPJ HTTPS://IFT.TT/RLNWVW8

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EPISODE 93: OCEAN TO LAKE TRAIL

In Episode 93, John Phillips joins the show to talk about the Ocean To Lake Trail in Central Florida. This 61.4 mile spur of the Florida Trail starts at Lake Okeechobee and heads due east to Hobe Sound Beach where it ends at the Atlantic Ocean. In the show, John tells us what it’s like hiking all day in ankle deep water, about finding rest areas and campsites in the swamp, and how he frequently encountered wildlife on his hike – including poisonous snakes, stealthy alligators, and over 50 … [Read more...]

THE PUSH IS ON TO EXTEND THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL’S SOUTHERN TERMINUS TO ALABAMA VIA THE #PINHOTI TRAIL. INTERESTING ARTICLE HERE. HTTPS://IFT.TT/R6NNMAO HTTPS://IFT.TT/WPSC4FV

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SOGGY BOTTOM BOYS – FROM THE #APPALACHIANTRAIL THIS WEEKEND IN NORTH CAROLINA HTTPS://IFT.TT/A8OAR90

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HEADED OUT WITH STEVE (AKA THE OX) THIS WEEKEND FOR A WINTER BACKPACKING TRIP – A TRADITION THAT STARTED 25 YEARS AGO. WE CAMPED JUST BELOW THE SNOW LINE AND ENDED UP WITH A LOT OF RAIN ON THIS ONE. HTTPS://IFT.TT/HUEP4XY

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ON A RAINY NIGHT IN THE BACKCOUNTRY, THE #KELTY TARP IS THE ULTIMATE! SAVED MY BUTT SO MANY TIMES I CAN’T EVEN COUNT THEM HTTPS://IFT.TT/YCWQNAY

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CHECK OUT OUR PODCAST DETAILING A RECENT #HIKE ON THE SUWANEE RIVER SECTION OF THE #FLORIDATRAIL. A GREAT PLACE TO SPEND A FEW DAYS IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A WINTER #BACKPACKING ADVENTURE: HTTPS://IFT.TT/HUEXPOJ HTTPS://IFT.TT/FBPH729

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EPISODE 92: FLORIDA TRAIL (SUWANNEE RIVER)

In Episode 92, the Camel joins me in the studio to discuss the Suwannee River section of the Florida Trail which we hiked this winter. If you are not familiar with the Suwannee, it is a 246 mile river that begins in the Okefenokee Swamp in South Georgia and ends at the Gulf of Mexico in the northern panhandle of Florida. On our trip, we backpacked ~34 miles moving downstream and east to west on the Suwannee - from the town of White Springs to Gibson County Park. This section of the … [Read more...]