John Kelley from The Backpacking Podcast joins the show as a guest host to discuss backpacking gear we used to hate, but now we like. Carl accuses John of intentionally sabotaging the upcoming Red River Gorge Patreon trip. And Carl confesses to purchasing something he told everybody to avoid. Also, some serious punishments are on the line for Terrible Products Trivia.
Blowdown, strange sounds, extreme fatigue and overpacked packs provide challenges for the Backpacking & Blisters crew this year.