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Campfire Stories – Chris

This week we interview Chris. I don’t want to give too much of the story away here as it is a really good conversation about camping in the everglades, bringing a lot of gear in kayaks and coming in contact with some fun animals in the middle of the night.

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Campfire Stories – Everybody must love gear

As if we’ve never spoken about gear before, we decided to have a gear talk again. But this time with Daryl. Because who doesn’t enjoy talking about gear. We discuss our journey to great backpacks and some mishaps with stoves.

This was a really fun conversation about the problems we’ve had trying to find gear that we really enjoyed using for all of our trips.

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Campfire Stories – Episode 17 – Kentucky Revisted

Daryl joins us for another hiking discussion. David and I take this opportunity to discuss Kentucky once more. Since Daryl joined us on the trip, he details what he thought were highs and lows of the trips, if he’d do the trip again and some politics.

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Campfire Stories – Episode 16 – The Presidential Traverse

This week David, Daryl and I discuss our trip to the white mountains. The goal was to complete 10 summits and 23 miles of hiking in the white mountains.
Don’t take the whites for granted, they are a beautiful set of mountains, but they are rugged as can be. They will tire you out if you let them. If you plan a trip to New Hampshire to climb Mount Washington or any of the other presidential mountains, make sure you know what you’re getting into.

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Campfire Stories Episode 15 – Different Ideas

David is back this week and so is Daryl. So we get to rehash our discussion last week and gets David’s point of view. We also discuss our other trips through out the Nipmuck trail in North Eastern Connecticut.

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Campfire Stories – Episode 14 – Daryl

This week is a little different from our usual discussions. One of the many goals of this podcast is to interview people and discuss outdoor stories the way we do around the campfire. This week, David being busy, we have our first interview. I have some others in the que that will be coming soon.

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Campfire Stories – Episode 13 – Staying Connected Outside

It may be one of those topics that drives people crazy. Taking your electronics outside with you. But David and I discuss why in 2017 it is important to use the devices we have to stay connected to people who may not be exploring with us.

We discuss some of the tech we bring out, including phones and external batteries. We geek out a bit about amps and wattage and volts and try to rein it back in a bit before people get too bored with us.

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Campfire Stories – Episode 12 – A Dog Story

This week we discuss what it’s like to take Razo, my German Shorthaired pointer out for an over night camping trip in Myakka State Forrest. Which was a lot of fun recently. David discusses his plans for a camping trip with Target this spring as he gets his camping spot together on his hiking trips now. It’s not going to be cold forever in Connecticut, and once it warms up, Dave and Target plan on doing some camping.

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Campfire Stories – Episode 10 – Why We started the Podcast

The Podcast

I started camping and hiking and exploring at around 14 years old. I took a trip to Florida and then to Arizona. I spent an entire summer in a tent. I dug a hole for an out house. I dealt with rain collapsing tents in the middle of the night and scorching heat in the middle of the dessert. Canteens of water would quickly seem like they were filled with boiled water when left in the sun. But I also watched the sun set and rise from mesas, or prairies so vast I couldn’t imagine the end.

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Campfire Stories Episode 9 – Some Tips from Dan and Dave

Some Tips for doing well and having some fun in the great outdoors
In this week’s episode, Dave and I talk about a few tips we have for making your first efforts out more enjoyable.

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