157- Pack Training

Show notes

Physical preparation is a part of getting ready for any hike. For shorter easier hikes the training may be almost non existent while for longer and or more complex hikes you may spend weeks if not months preparing. Training for longer hikes involves many different physical aspects including cardio and weight training, as well as lots of walking/hiking both with and without a pack. In this podcast we talk about the do’s and dont’s of pack training to help you get the most out of your hike.

Podcast overview

In this episode we take a more in depth look at pack training:

  • Introduction
  • Gear considerations (time index 00:01:14)
  • Pack weight (time index 00:03:36)
    • How much should you be carrying?
    • Base weight
  • Things to do when pack training (time index 00:07:00)
    • Options for weight
      • Your gear
      • Rice
      • Water
    • The process
  • Things not to do (time index 00:14:54)
  • An interview with Joe Bonington from Joe’s Basecamp (time index 00:16:01)
  • Tim and Gill’s final thoughts (time index 00:23:33)

Close (time index 00:26:05)

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