In Canada, Clara Hughes is a household name.
A legend, she won multiple Olympic medals in both Summer and Winter Games — 6 medals total. The only person ever to have won multiple medals in both.
BUT she met her husband, Peter Guzman, on the AT.
And went on to become a legendary thru-hiker.
#203 | Darwin Returns to Talk Evolved Supply Co., Documenting Sawyer's Philanthropy in Fiji, and Hosting a Travel Show – Backpacker Radio
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, brought to you by Sawyer Products, we are joined once again by Darwin Rakestraw, of Darwin on the Trail YouTube fame. We catch up on the past year of Darwin's adventures, including learning all about his new gear company, Evolved Supply Co., the inspiration for how he builds products, which products he chooses, what offerings might be in the pipeline, and more. We also learn about a brand new documentary featuring Brew and Jennifer Pharr Davis and their kiddos, which chronicles Sawyer's initiative to bring clean water to the non-resort portions of Fiji. We wrap the chat with a preview of the forthcoming chapter in Darwin's thriving media career, one all fans of adventure should be excited to learn more about. We wrap the show with a triple crown of "you might be a new hiker if…", an overview of a new inclusive product line from REI, and quite possibly the most off the rails ad read of all time at the end of the episode. Sawyer Products: Check out Sawyer’s Permethrin Pump at REI. Backpacker’s Pantry: Use code “TWINSFORWINS” for 25% off at backpackerspantry.com. Gossamer Gear: Use code “TAKELESSTREKMORE” for 15% off at gossamergear.com. RTIC Outdoors: Shop at rticoutdoors.com. OnX Backcountry: Use code “BACKPACKERRADIO20” for 20% off a Premium or Elite Membership at onxmaps.com. [divider] Interview with Darwin Darwin's Instagram Darwin's Youtube Evolved Supply Co Time stamps & Questions 00:05:20 – QOTD: If you could redo your bachelor party, where would you have it? 00:13:06 – Reminders: Support us on Patreon! 00:16:14 – Introducing Darwin 00:18:33 – Fill us in on what you’ve been up to for the past year! 00:21:08 – Tell us about your gear company 00:23:12 – What about your gear separates you from the other products available? 00:28:20 – Walk us through your backpack design 00:32:04 – What have you learned about gear that you didn’t know while hiking? 00:36:12 – Are there concerns about people trying to steal your business information? 00:39:57 – Tell us more about your sun hoodie 00:46:00 – Give us the full rundown on your project with Jennifer Pharr Davis 00:53:30 – Discussion about Sawyer’s philanthropy work 00:55:50 – What is your role in the project? 00:58:10 – What is Jenn and her family’s role in the project? 01:01:05 – Do Fijians know it’s Sawyer providing the filter? 01:04:45 – Where can people watch the film? 01:10:35 – How do you manage your busy schedule? 01:12:40 – Fuck Marry Kill: Thru-hiking, your media company, and your gear company 01:14:38 – What else are you up to that you want people to know about? 01:19:30 – Discussion about Darwin’s travels to Nepal 01:20:52 – Are you going to start adding more travel content to your Youtube? 01:25:40 – Thank you! SEGMENTS Trek Propaganda The REI Trailmade Collection: Top Picks From REI’s New Inclusive-Sizing Technical Line by Stacia Bennett Stupid Thing of the Week Triple Crown of you might be a new hiker if… Leave No Trace Ne-ne-nes Listener Voicemail (and leave us your own!) 5 Star Review [divider] Check out our sound guy @paulyboyshallcross. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes (and please leave us a review)! Find us on Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Play. Support us on Patreon to get bonus content. Advertise on Backpacker Radio Follow The Trek, Chaunce, Badger, and Trail Correspondents on Instagram. Follow Backpacker Radio, The Trek and Chaunce on YouTube. Follow Backpacker Radio on Tik Tok. Our theme song is Walking Slow by Animal Years. A super big thank you to our Chuck Norris Award winner(s) from Patreon: Alex & Misty with Navigators Crafting, Andrew, Austen McDaniel, Austin Ford, Brad & Blair (Thirteen Adventures), Brent Stenberg, Christopher Marshburn, Dayne, DoGoodPantry, Greg McDaniel, Liz Seger, Matt Soukup, Mike Poisel, Morgan Luke, Patrick Cianciolo, Sawyer Products, Timothy Hahn, and Tracy “Trigger” Fawns. A big thank you to our Cinnamon Connection Champions from Patreon: Dcnerdlet, Emily Galusha, Jake Landgraf, Jeanne Latshaw, Jeff LaFranier, Joann Menzer, Keith Dobie Jr, Kelly Heikkila, and Peter.
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