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The "Jester" Section Hiker is the premier podcast with the spotlight on section hikers!

The stories you will hear are about everyday people who, in addition to their everyday lives, make the commitment to hike long-distance trails where every section is a new beginning. 

From National Scenic Trails to National Parks and all Trails in between, listen with your host, Julie “Jester” Gayheart, to hear what it means to be a section hiker and the adventure that awaits them section by section. 

Apr 18, 2020

Pacific Crest Trail Section Hiker Brad Fulton aka "Old School" joins Jester on today's podcast. Brad talks to us about how he got his trail name, how he first heard about the PCT, his gear changes after his first section hike, and why his gear makes him a more efficient hiker.

At the end of the interview, Brad reminds us that there is "nothing like the hiking community"! Thank you, Brad!

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"Let's Talk Gear" w/ Steve Kammeyer: Steve goes into detail about his gear list and offers several additional gear suggestions.

Steve's Gear List:
Pack - ULA Circuit, ULA OHM **
Tent - Nemo Hornet 2 (2019-2020)
Quilt - Cedar Ridge Down Quilt
Sleeping Pad - Nemo Tensor, Nemo Cosmo (Colder Weather)
Pillow - Wilderness Technology Pillow**
Stove/Pot - BRS 3000T / Toaks 750ml
Pack Liner/Stuff Sacks - Wilderness Technology - 10L, 30L, 50L**
Food Bag - ULA Food Bag (12-13L)**
Power Brick - (2) Anker 10,000

** - These items can be purchased directly from Steve Kammeyer

Additional Gear Suggestions:
Pack - Hyperlite, Osprey
Tent - Big Agnes Copper Spur, Big Agnes Fly Creek
Quilt - Jacks R Better, UGQ
Sleeping Pad - Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite, XTherm, UberLite
Pillow - Sea To Summit Aeros
Stove/Pot - MSR Pocket Rocket, Optimus Crux Lite
Pack Liner - Sea to Summit
Stuff Sacks - Sea to Summit

If you have questions about Steve's Gear List or want to ask Steve a question directly you can reach him at or if you are a member of the Backpacking Gear Flea Market on Facebook you can reach out to him on FB Messenger.

Thanks for listening and Happy Section Hiking!

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Music provided for this Podcast by The Okee Dokee Brothers
"Through The Woods"

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