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Bob Cartwright
(bobcartwright) - F
Podcast feedback appreciated on 12/16/2005 03:20:46 MST Print View

Hi there all you US backpackers!

I'm not sure if this has already been mentioned on this forum (forgive me if it has) but another website in the UK aptly named the, has now incorporated a 'podcasting' information service specifically for those interested in backpacking.

We now have over 40 interviews with different enthusiasts, walkers, adventure racers, writers and makers and shakers in the backpacking world, including Chris Townsend from TGO, Colin Prior the international photographer and Ryan Jordan, all round well known nice guy!

I'm trying to expand the free knowledge base as much as I can and always interested in feedback to improve what I do and the way we do it.

We are working in hand with Ryan to continue spreading the (relatively new idea in the UK) lightweight gospel to inspire people to get out more and enjoy what we have.

I would love to hear from you guys with your thoughts and suggestions on the content. So if you have time, do drop us a line.

Regards to all, Bob

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Ryan's interview on 12/16/2005 04:27:11 MST Print View

Hi Bob, I just finished playing your Podcast interview with Ryan. Nicely done. Maybe you should try and schedule a short interview with Ryan while he is out on his SUL Winter Challenge.

Adam McFarren
(amcfarre) - F
Re: Podcast feedback appreciated on 12/16/2005 07:59:34 MST Print View

Bob, I've enjoyed your podcasts thus far (I've listened to all of them over the last month or so).

As a US based backpacker, I've been most interested in those interviews covering the TGO Challenge, and various long distance walks in Scotland/UK.

Chris Townsend is pretty well known in the US (from his books, not magazine gear reviews), and I'd like to see another interview with him, especially if it would focus on how his approach to his long distance backpacking trips might differ these days with the lighter weight equipment.

Podcasts on the legal situation of rights of way and wild camping would be useful for those of us in the US thinking of traveling to Scotland or the UK.

Thanks for all the work you've put into your podcasts, I've learned a lot from their content.


Phil Barton
(flyfast) - MLife

Locale: Oklahoma
Re: Podcast feedback appreciated on 12/16/2005 12:59:06 MST Print View

Hi Bob. Listened to several of the Podcasts this morning. Excellent job. I have subscribed to your Podcasts and look forward to hearing more. I particularly enjoyed the interviews with Ryan Jordan, Chris Townsend, and John Manning.

Bob Cartwright
(bobcartwright) - F
Feedback on 12/17/2005 01:58:01 MST Print View

Thanks guys, much appreciated.

I will definately do one on Scottish land access, UK law and the situation currently. Good idea. Cameron McNeish would be good for that one.

Chris Townsend has agreed to do more and on Monday I'll be chatting to the designer from Montane clothing.

I would really like to get out on the trail myself and do more 'live' recordings, but these take a while to set up while also trying to run a commercial website.

Currently I'm making up my hit list of well known and unknown people I would like to chat to.

If there's anyone reading this who is a user of Skype or iChat and has an adventure to share, I'm always willing to have a chat and hear your story. Doesn't have to be US based, anywhere will do! I'm easy!!

Trying for a new sound next year and a bit more polish on the presentation, so keep listening.

Keep that feedback coming. Best wishes to all.


tkkn c
(tkknc) - MLife

Locale: Desert Rat in the Southwest
Pod Casts on 12/17/2005 08:03:21 MST Print View

Two thumbs up!!

I would be interested in hearing more about the TGO Challenge/ and other treks across Scottland. It has gotten me thinking?

Mark Larson
(mlarson) - MLife

Locale: Southeast USA
Re: Podcast feedback appreciated on 12/17/2005 08:11:47 MST Print View

I'm sure many would appreciate hearing an interview with your countryman, Squeaky, who is working on a calendar Triple Crown right now. I think he's about 3-400 miles from finishing, and will have taken only about 8-9 months.

Bob Cartwright
(bobcartwright) - F
Calling Squeaky? on 01/10/2006 02:48:32 MST Print View

Hi Mark,

Great idea, but how do I get hold of him? I've tried Trailcast but they just caught him at a lodge somewhere.

Do you happen to know if he lives in the UK or US?

Any help appreciated


Mark Larson
(mlarson) - MLife

Locale: Southeast USA
Re: Calling Squeaky? on 01/10/2006 07:54:48 MST Print View

Hi Bob-

Squeaky says he's back in England. I sent you an e-mail and sent Squeaky a PM through, where he is a member. That should help you corral him for an interview.


Jeremy McDaniel
(jerm409) - F

Locale: highest privy in the lower 48
Re: Re: Calling Squeaky? on 01/10/2006 15:14:29 MST Print View

you can also go through his trail journal account.

Bob Cartwright
(bobcartwright) - F
New podcasts of interest? on 01/12/2006 02:56:06 MST Print View

Hi there,

Thanks for your efforts. I have now organised an interview with Squeaky next week which should be interesting as I recently heard the one he did with Trailcast.

I'm also talking to Cameron McNeish, editor of TGO magazine about land access rights in the UK and Scotland to clear up an confusion for overseas visitors.

Plus a chat with the people at the Mountain Bothys Association, which are dotted about Scotland mainly, but once again, may be confusiing for US visitors.

And finally my last interview uploaded the other day was with Chris Townsend and what he puts in his sack when going lightweight and why. Which I'm sure will be of interest to you guys.

Cheers, Bob

David Peterson
(thegeoguy) - F

Locale: Sonoma County, CA
Re: Podcast feedback appreciated on 01/20/2006 19:25:37 MST Print View

Another happy listener from the Colonies!! I think your interviews have been very well done; I quite enjoyed hearing Chris Townsend in the flesh and digital. Thought the interview with Golite owner Coup was interesting, given the complete deletion of Ray Jardine from the company history. You have a good, upbeat interviewing style and might want to encourage your interviewees to take a deep breath and have some fun...this whole ultralight thing is really not so bloody serious, is it??? Anyway, great job, and yet another instance when the internet can really bring us all closer together.

Bob Cartwright
(bobcartwright) - F
Thanks for the feedback on 01/23/2006 12:47:44 MST Print View

Thanks Dave, I would like to get out more myself and chat to people in the field, but I also have a website to run, which takes its toll.

However, I should be chatting to Ryan when he does his winter challenge, live in the field which will be great! He hasn't done it yet has he?