Backpacker Radio #139 | David “AWOL” Miller

In right this moment’s episode of Backpacker Radio introduced by The Trek, we’re joined by David “AWOL” Miller.  If you realize something in regards to the AT, then that identify is probably going already acquainted to you as AWOL is the creator of not one however TWO of the most well-liked books associated to the Path, together with Miller’s Memoir, “AWOL on the Appalachian Path”, and “The AT Information” which AWOL has since offered.  We discuss all about Miller’s writing course of, the unimaginable quantity of labor that went into bringing The AT Information to life, why he determined to promote the guidebook to Anti Gravity Gear, what he’s been as much as since, and way more

We shut out the present with a chaotic collection of segments, together with a triple crown of grocery retailer aisles adopted by listener voicemails which by some means devolves right into a dialog in regards to the Mason Dixon line of sperm efficiency. 

However first. 

Backpacker Radio #139 | David “AWOL” Miller


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Time stamps & Questions

00:05:32 – QOTD: What’s the worst current harm you’ve sustained? And… What’s your bizarre pet peeve? 

00:10:02 – BPR Bulletins: Badger Sponsorship Outcomes, Internship Apps have closed, & Path Days 

00:12:45 – Introducing David “AWOL” Miller 

00:13:05 – How a lot path press have you ever carried out? 

00:13:44 – Who had been you earlier than you grew to become “AWOL”?

00:15:06 – What was your mountaineering expertise previous to mountaineering the AT? 

00:16:02 – Had been you in Florida previous to your AT hike? 

00:16:42 – Are there any mountains in Florida? 

00:18:00 – What was the official title of your information? 

00:18:27 – Any favourite tales out of your journey? 

00:19:53 – What was the AT tradition like in 2003? 

00:21:56 – Did you propose on writing your memoir previous to the hike? 

00:23:06 – Did you save the newspaper clippings?

00:23:17 – Did you utilize your articles within the memoir? 

00:24:33 – Do you could have a particular writing methodology? 

00:25:40 – Was it difficult to open up in your memoir? 

00:26:43 – What had been your ideas on “A Stroll within the Woods”? 

00:28:10 – Is your e-book the second hottest of AT books? 

00:30:48 – What was the writing course of like? 

00:35:33 – How did the partnership with Amazon work? 

00:37:14 – What goes into information e-book? 

00:40:20 – What are the logistical steps to make a information occur?

00:41:31 – Are you utilizing a digital mapping system?

00:42:20 – How did you strategy all of the adjustments that occur to the path?

00:44:08 – What does it take to get the non-technical data

00:46:56 – What proportion of the 12 months was devoted to information analysis?

00:47:37 – Inform us about promoting the guidebook 

00:49:28 – How did you see the e-book evolve? 

00:52:48 – Inform us about your different hobbies ({golfing}, ballroom dancing, and so forth.) 

00:54:09 – Future e-book matters 

00:55:20 – What’s your train routine like nowadays? 

00:57:23 – What does the brand new digital information appear to be? 

00:59:55 – What’s your tackle what the following massive factor shall be for path guides? 

01:03:05 – What are you specializing in now nowadays? 

01:04:52 – Thanks! 


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