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RTK Podcast Episode 16: The Final Countdown

With just seven days to go, Bruce and Steve have a longer-than-normal chat about his going-away party, his final thoughts and wishes for his journey, as well as some of the ramifications...

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RTK Podcast Episode 15: Suzanne Dixon (President and CEO of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy)

We have a special guest today. With Bruce continuing the countdown to his departure in less than two weeks, Suzanne Dixon, the new President and CEO of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy,...

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RTK Podcast 14: Final Gear Decisions

With less than three weeks to go, Bruce is down to the last few items he wants to complete his pack. These are the things that he has to balance between carrying the extra weight for the...

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The Winter Supplement

I very recently posted on Instagram a photograph of the final two gear items I purchased and included in my gear for my attempt at a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.  The items were...

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RTK Podcast Episode 13: Food and Resupply

With everything coming together, Steve and Bruce turn their attention to the supply, resupply, and the delivery systems that Bruce will take with him with regard to food. He will be...

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RTK Podcast Episode 12: The Winter Supplement

Bruce’s planning has included the very real possibility, indeed certainty, that he will face some extreme weather by heading out so early. To that end, he has built a Winter...

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RTK Podcast Episode 11: The Big Three

We’re on to Bruce’s choice of gear, with the Big Three uppermost in his mind. These are the tent, the backpack, and the sleeping bag. As always with Bruce, he has put a lot of...

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RTK Podcast Episode 10: Lonesome Hiker Discs

The premise for this week’s show mirrors a popular show in the UK for the past 75 years. Bruce has chosen just eight “discs” to take with him on his journey. Limiting...

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RTK Podcast Episode 9: Fear and Loathing on the Appalachian Trail

This week, we talk about the various fears–or maybe just concerns–that afflict hikers when they prepare to head out into the woods for six months. Bruce is so well prepared and has...

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RTK Podcast Episode 8: Family Matters

This week, in our Christmas Day show, what could be more appropriate than hearing from Bruce’s family and what they think about Bruce’s upcoming thru-hike. I quickly learned...

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