Hiker Jam Podcast: All Episodes

November 03, 2020

A mini-series of conversations with cool hiking peeps. No ads, no spam, just hiker jam.


List of All Episodes


Hiker Jam #5: Triple Crowner Compares the AT vs PCT vs CDT

February 26, 2021

Eric von Gleich, aka “Rusty”, talks about the three iconic long distance trails in the United States - the Appalachian Trail or AT, the Pacific Crest Trail or PCT and the Continental Divide Trail or CDT. These trails are collectively known as the "Triple Crown of Hiking". Eric hiked the AT in 2015, the PCT in 2016, and the CDT in 2017.

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Hiker Jam #4: Karl Meltzer on Ultrarunning and Breaking the Appalachian Trail Record

January 19, 2021

Karl Meltzer, aka 'the worlds most accomplished ultrarunner', talks about how he got started ultrarunning. We dive deep into his crazy Appalachian Trail fastest known time record - how he planned the 45 day record breaking run, his other failed attempts, injuries, diet, pace, logistics, crew, and more.

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Hiker Jam #3: Sawyer Products on Revolutionizing Water Filtration

December 8, 2020

I talk with Travis Avery of Sawyer Products. Sawyer makes a line of extremely popular items ranging from insect repellents to water filters. We dive deep into how their product, the Sawyer Squeeze, revolutionized the way we consume water in the backcountry.

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Hiker Jam #2: Elina Osborne on New Zealand, The PCT, Filmmaking

November 9, 2020

I talk with Elina Osborne, also known as "Tip Tap". Elina thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2019... and has made some epic short films on Youtube (highly recommend). We talk about New Zealand, the PCT, filmmaking, upcoming Te Araroa Trail plans and more.

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Hiker Jam #1: Building Osprey Packs with Mike Pfotenhauer

October 12th, 2020

In this episode, I talk with Mike Pfotenhauer, the founder of Osprey Packs. Since 1974, Osprey has made some of the best backpacking packs on the market. Mike shares how the brand started, their design process, his thoughts on ultralight backpacking, and more.

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About Chris Cage

By Chris Cage Chris launched Greenbelly Meals in 2014 after thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail for 6 months. Since then, Greenbelly has been written up by everyone from Backpacker Magazine to Fast Company. He wrote How to Hike the Appalachian Trail and currently works from his laptop all over the globe. Instagram: @chrisrcage.
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