Nutrition for Outdoor Adventures
Adventure Travel Show
by Kit Parks
2M ago
Eating Right For and On Your Outdoor Adventures Nutrition can be especially important when you are exerting so many calories hiking, biking or paddling!  You are burning a ton of calories, so you need nutritious fuel from the food but you also need a lot of calories.  The conundrum is you are no doubt trying to minimize pack weight.  What to do?  I asked nutrition expert, Lucy Hayhurst of Well Balanced Nutrition to join us on the show today. Meet Lucy Haywurst, Nutritionist and Founder Well Balanced Nutrition Lucy studied Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Dayton ..read more
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What to do if you get lost in the woods
Adventure Travel Show
by Kit Parks
2M ago
What to Do If You Get Lost in the WoodsWhat to Do If You Get Lost in the Woods LINKS MENTIONED Backpack Emergency Kit   Hiker’s Guide to Portable Water Treatment Safety Tips for Hiking in Bear Country Active Travel Adventures podcast Many of you are familiar with the disappearance of Gerry Largay, trail name Inchworm.  In 2013, Gerry went missing near Stratton Maine on her thru hike of the Appalachian Trail.  After Maine’s most extensive search in their history, she was not found.  In fact, it wasn’t until more than two years later that a surveyor found her remains.  S ..read more
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How to Choose, Fit and Pack Your Backpack
Adventure Travel Show
by Kit Parks Adventure Travel Specialist
2M ago
How to properly Choose, Fit and Pack your Backpack   Fitting a Backpack: Torso length is the critical measurement Some tall people have short torsos and some short people have long torsos, so it’s important to actually MEASURE your torso to get the most comfortable backpack for your body.   How to Measure Your Torso You will need a friend and tape measure: Tilt your head and look for the bony knob where your neck meets your back.  This is Point A. Place your hands on your hips with your thumbs towards your back.  Point your two thumbs at each other and draw an imaginary li ..read more
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How to Choose the Best Water Filter and Purifier for Adventurers
Adventure Travel Show
by Kit Parks Adventure Travel Specialist
2M ago
How to Choose a Backpacking Portable Water Filtration and Purifier System   Adventure travelers can’t always carry all the water they need to stay hydrated while hiking, biking or paddling.  So you need to carry a way to safely treat water in the wild.   And water is HEAVY!  A gallon weighs over 8 pounds and a liter weighs 1 KG, so you want to carry what you need and maybe a tad bit more, but not much more.   On today’s Adventure Travel Show podcast, we look at the ways to filter and purify water from springs, streams, creeks, rivers and lakes.   It’s all about BA ..read more
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Hiker's Guide to Preventing and Treating Sprained Ankles
Adventure Travel Show
by Kit Parks Adventure Travel Specialist
2M ago
What to do if you sprain your ankle while hiking in the wild   The Adventure Travel Show Podcast is a companion podcast to the Active Travel Adventures podcast (ATA).  On ATA, you learn the who, what, where and when of the world’s best adventure travel vacations. However on this podcast, the Adventure Travel Show Podcast, you’ll learn the HOW!   Today we learn what to do if you sprain your ankle while in the wild, how to prevent injury, how to test the strength of your ankles, and what small item should be packed in both your day pack and backpack.  Sprained ankles are one ..read more
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Bikepacking and Bike Touring Adventures
Adventure Travel Show
by Kit Parks
2M ago
Bikepacking and Bike Touring Adventures Today we discuss bike packing and bike touring (and the difference between the two). We'll cover: The difference between bike packing and bike touring Panniers versus bike bags for carrying your gear What kind of bags you'll need The six main cross country USA bike trails Rails to Trails - over 25,000 miles of bike paths Europe and Asia long distance bike holiday resources On the corresponding website, you'll see a detailed packing list as well as important links for planning your long distance cycling adventure. Get the complete SHOW NOTES HERE. Email ..read more
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Boondocking : How to Camp for FREE!
Adventure Travel Show
by Kit Parks
2M ago
Today we explore the wonderful world of boondocking, aka dry camping or dispersed camping.  While mostly on the over 640 million UD federal lands, we also explore state public lands and even 'Wallydocking' in Walmart parking lots! Learn how to find sites, how to evaluate if a site is suitable for you and your rig, and assorted tips and the etiquette of boon docking. COMPLETE SHOW NOTES  See important links to boondocking sites, photos and more cool info Get FREE Travel Planners for ATA adventures (and each month you will get an email from Kit with links to all future Travel Planners ..read more
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Wilderness First Aid
Adventure Travel Show
by Kit Parks
2M ago
Kit speaks with certified Wilderness EMT expert Casey Marcum about things we need to think about BEFORE we head into the wild, and then what to do if something goes wrong and you or someone else gets sick or injured.  You'll learn key things to make sure you put in your pack and some clever hacks when you have to make do when you don't have the ideal resources. Be sure to check out the SHOW NOTES for more detailed information, and be sure to sign up for the monthly (no spam guarantee!) NEWSLETTER so that you get the FREE Emergency Kit Checklist. The Podcasts: https://activetraveladve ..read more
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Altitude Training for Adventure Travel and Hiking
Adventure Travel Show
by Kit Parks
2M ago
Kit interviews Certified Personal Trainer and Coach, Becki Rupp of Trailblazer Wellness about what we need to know, and how to prepare for our big mountain adventures. We discuss: Altitude or Mountain Sickness, and when it is serious The importance of training for your adventure Who gets altitude sickness (hint: anyone and it doesn't matter if you are fit) Symptoms of mountain sickness and when to turn back Tips to minimize discomfort The importance of hydration and carbs Breathing exercises and altitude training gear VO2 Max - what is it, and is it important How to get a 10% Discount on adve ..read more
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The 'Summer of Kit' continues
Adventure Travel Show
by Kit Parks
2M ago
The 'Summer of Kit' road trip in 'Sophie', Kit's new-to-her converted Sprinter camper van concludes, but she forgot about lack of internet access to produce new episodes while she traveled.  Today we discuss the new schedule. Be sure to check in with Kit to let her know how YOUR summer went during this crazy time! CONNECT WITH ME! Instagram Pinterest Facebook Facebook Group Twitter The Podcasts: https://activetraveladventures.com https://adventuretravelshowpodcast.com   ..read more
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