Inside The Outside
Mac Attack

Mac Attack

September 3, 2019

In this episode we've got a showdown! Who makes the best Mac & Cheese for the trail? Mountain House, Backpacker's Pantry or Kraft? We bring in our resident experts to settle the score. 

Christy shares some tips from her half marathon training to help keep you hydrated & fueled. What's her secret fuel source? It may sound a little fishy, but it works. She also shares some recipes from her latest cookbook obsession, Run Fast, Cook Fast, Eat Slow but world class runner Shalane Flanagan.

Inside The Outside is proudly brought to you by the following sponsors.

Terrapin Outfitters. Terrapin Outfitters is an innovative company that specializes in developing clothing and gear that enhances people’s enjoyment of outdoor activities.

Outdoorsman Outfitters. Outdoorsman Outfitters is a cottage gear company designing, high quality backpacking and camping gear to help you enjoy the outdoors.

Lighten Up

Lighten Up

July 28, 2019

This week we are talking to Chris McMaster, owner of ULA Equipment. ULA is widely know for their high quality, made in-house ultra light backpacks. Chris shares the story of how he came to own this company & further the vision & values that the company was founded on.

We also welcome our newest sponsor to the family. We are happy to have joined forces with Outdoorsman Outfitters. Owner, Avery Flynn, will be working with us in the coming months on a complete Inside The Outside approved camping rig.

Christy shares some tips from her half-marathon training routine that she recently started in preparation for her run this fall.

Inside The Outside is proudly brought to you by the following sponsors.

Terrapin OutfittersTerrapin Outfitters is an innovative company that specializes in developing clothing and gear that enhances people’s enjoyment of outdoor activities.

Outdoorsman Outfitters. Outdoorsman Outfitters is a cottage gear company designing, high quality backpacking and camping gear to help you enjoy the outdoors.

Family Traditions

Family Traditions

July 15, 2019

After a short break, we are back on the trail! This week were talking about a recent bike-packing trip that Gary did with his family in the Cranberry Glades Wilderness area of WV. This is a trip has been a family tradition for many years and he shares why he thinks it's important to have these traditions.

While on the trip, Gary tested out some new gear. Some of the standout items were the Luci Connect light, the Katadyn Base Camp water filter and his DIY bike trailer.

Going Dutch

Going Dutch

May 29, 2019

In this episode, we're talking to everyone's favorite bling dealer, Dutch from Dutchwaregear.com. We also talk about our recent obstacle course race, The Rugged Maniac, in Rockingham, NC and our upcoming Viking Dash Trail Run in Raleigh, NC

We wrap the episode up with a review of the Dutchware Chameleon hammock and the DD Hammocks 4x4 tarp.

You can follow Dutchware on Facebook and Instagram.

You can follow DD Hammocks on Facebook and Instagram.

You are what you eat!

You are what you eat!

May 12, 2019

In this episode we are talking to UNC professor Anthony Hackney about proper nutrition and hydration for the trail. Professor Hackney also helps us clear the air around topics like carbo-loading, over-hydration, and how to help your body recover from those long days on the trail.

We also do our review of the Cairn outdoor subscription box. Is it Inside the Outside approved?

Where’s My Blankey

Where’s My Blankey

April 30, 2019

In this episode we're talking to Paul McWalters, the founder and co-owner of UGQ Outdoors. UGQ Outdoors is a small, family run, outdoor gear company. They made their make on the world with their outdoor quilts. Paul tells us the story of UGQ and offers some insight into what makes a good quilt and how to pick one.

You can follow UGQ on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

We're also doing our first product review. We're giving our first impressions of the Dream Hammock Raven.

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Follow The Bubbles

Follow The Bubbles

April 26, 2019

In this special bonus episode, I'm talking to Scott Buff. Scott is the owner of Terrapin Outfitters and was the organizer for my recent paddle trip in SC. Scott had done legs of this trip before but this was his 1st time being the trip organizer and his 1st time doing the entire trip start to finish.

Scott did all the leg work securing Children's Cancer Partners of the Carolinasas the charity, making sure we had help portaging our boats around the dam & had us a lake house to stay at for the halfway point. I can't thank him enough for letting me join him on this trip. Without Scott's hard work, this trip wouldn't have happened.

As a veteran kayaker, Scott had his hands full teaching me how to be a kayaker. In this conversation we talk about all the lessons he gave me on the trip and shares a few lessons he learned on the trip.

We are still taking donation for Children's Cancer Partners of the Carolinas. Just text PADDLE4KIDS to 41444. 100% of all money generated goes directly to them!

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The Old Men and the Sea

The Old Men and the Sea

April 22, 2019

In this special bonus episode of Inside The Outside I’m talking to Raul Ferreria. Raul was one of the paddlers on my recent kayak camping trip in South Carolina. He's the owner of Siro's Fashion in Design and Each 1 Stitch 1. He has been active in the outdoors since childhood but hadn't paddled in nearly 20 years prior to this trip. In addition to not having been on the water in a couple decades, Raul tackled this trip in a 16' canoe and brought along his dog "Poppa" for his first trip on the water.

We talked about the fun we had getting to know each other and some of the challenges he encountered maneuvering his canoe over some challenging water. We also talk about how he approached packing and setting up for a multi-day trip on the water with a dog. 

We are still taking donations to help Children's Cancer Partners of the Carolinas. Just text PADDLE4KIDS to 41444

Be sure to check out Raul on Facebook and Instagram and Siro's Fashion in Design on Instagram.

 

Between Two Noobs

Between Two Noobs

April 20, 2019

In this special bonus episode of Inside the Outside I’m talking to Avery Flynn about our recent paddle trip in SC. Avery is the owner of Outdoorsman Outfitters and, like me, was a newbie to distance kayaking. We both made some of the same mistakes in preparing or not preparing for this trip.

We talk about what we learned, what we’d do different the next time & our favorite parts of the trip. We hope this will not only entertain you, but help you when you’re preparing for your next trip on the water.

We are still taking donations to help Children's Cancer Partners of the Carolinas. Just text PADDLE4KIDS to 41444

Be sure to check out Outdoorsman Outfitters on Facebook & Instagram.

 

Lessons Learned From A Newbie Kayaker

Lessons Learned From A Newbie Kayaker

April 14, 2019

This week we're talking about the hard learned lessons from Gary's 153 mile kayaking trip. He joined Scott Buff from Terrapin Outfitters, Avery Flynn from Outdoorsman Outfitters, Raul Ferreira on a paddle trip from Columbia, SC to Charleston, SC.

Gary shares some of the highlights, both good and bad, from this trip. He shares how approaching this trip was so different from how he would normally prepare for a backpacking trip. He also talks about how, in-spite of being a seasoned canoe paddler, paddling a kayak half the state of South Carolina was all he expected and more.

We also give a sneak peek of our gear review segment and we try to address Christy's subscription box addiction by facing it full on.

We are still taking donations to help Children's Cancer Partners of the Carolinas. Just text PADDLE4KIDS to 41444