In today’s world, you don’t have to go far to get the best camping and outdoor advice from people who have experience. You can find tons of information on the internet, but you can also listen to camping podcasts.
Why should you tune into camping podcasts?
These podcasts can assist you in a variety of ways, from helping you to figure out what gear you should choose for the outdoors to teaching you skills you should learn before you hit the established or primitive campground.
There are various camping podcasts to choose from. This list provides you with a good variety, from podcasts that give you camping advice to those that are focused on RV lifestyles.
Tune in and enjoy!
This podcast combines camping with building family unity when you’re in the outdoors, so it’s great to listen to if you’ve got a family with whom you want to camp. It will also help you in a variety of ways, such as when it comes to how to choose the best new camping gear and the perfect location where you should pitch your tent.
You can happily tune into the Happy Camper Radio Show with your kids – the show’s committed to being family-friendly at all times and they avoid sensitive issues.
Advice aside, the show offers a range of different things, such as interviews with guests and interesting stories so you’ll get entertaining hour-long episodes to listen to when prepping for your next camping trip.
#2: RV Lifestyle
If you love RV camping, then this podcast is a must to check out. Hosts Mike and Jennifer Wendland tackle topics that will help you in your RV camping adventures, such as what the future of RV camping looks like, what RV essentials you need, perfect RV locations, and even how to take photos when you’re on the road in your RV.
Practical and interesting, you’ll definitely increase your knowledge about the RV lifestyle by listening to this podcast.
As an interesting side note, Mike and Jennifer travel around North America with their dog in a Leisure Travel Vans Unity FX from where they run their podcast, do videos for their RV lifestyle channel on YouTube, and create their blog.
Since 2012, the Wendlands have travelled over 250,000 miles and they love stopping along their journey to chat to people. So, if anyone’s going to give you useful advice and interesting stories to keep you entertained, it’s them!
This podcast takes you right to the heart of camping, looking at equipment reviews, lifestyle topics such as those related to hiking and other activities, and RVs.
Hosted by Chris Rodriguez, this camping podcast is actually recorded at campsites. The podcasts are a bit old, but they’re worth checking out to give you fascinating and interesting insights on camping adventures.
The podcast releases episodes during the camping season, which is from the months of March to October. This is probably why they haven’t had episodes since September. Stay tuned to see if they come back on in March 2021!
This is an RV podcast that will be valuable to listen to if you’re interested in RV lifestyles and are tempted to purchase your own RV. It offers listeners perspective and insight into what the lifestyle is all about.
Maybe you’re not interested in being a “full-timer,” which is what the RV community describes as permanent RV living, but maybe you’d love to dip your toes into it.
Host Sam Nuerminger talks to a variety of guests who have embraced the RV lifestyle to find out why they wanted it and what challenges they have faced, so you’ll get all the good and not so great real-life experiences that people on the road have lived through.
Some interesting episodes include ones that provide you with tips on how to become a full-time RVer, explore all the U.S. national park units, and give you the info you need if you want to live with less stuff but have more adventures.
While we know that camping can fight stress, such as by helping us sleep better and boosting our mood, sometimes camping itself is stressful – especially if you’re new to it and not sure where to go camping for the best time.
If you’ve ever been on a stressful camping experience or you just want to avoid stress when heading into the outdoors, this podcast will help you out. It’s focused on RV camping, but it looks at RV hacks, destinations to try, as well as other tips.
The hosts, Peggy and Tony Barthel, also chat to guests for a weekly campfire chat. Some excellent episodes include how to find great boondocking locations and tips for campfire safety, so there’s something interesting in store for every type of camper.
Keen to know more? The Barthels also write blog posts about camping that you can read.
Who is Paul Kirtley? He’s an outdoor guide, bushcraft instructor, and canoe leader who imparts his skills and wisdom to listeners in this useful podcast.
Whether you’re interested in camping, backpacking, hiking, or other outdoor adventures, this podcast will help you learn a variety of skills, such as how to light a fire (you can also check out his winter fire-lighting video), identify trees and plants in the outdoors, and how to choose the best outdoor clothing and gear.
To make the podcast even more informative, Paul regularly has expert guests on the show.
His website has been named the top bushcraft blog and best outdoor blog in previous years, so there’s a wealth of information to check out there once you’ve heard the podcasts.
#7: The Trail Show
If you love taking part in hiking when you go camping – and you probably do since research has found that nearly 50 percent of campers go hiking – The Trail Show will be a fun and interesting podcast to listen to.
It’s run by four hosts who also happen to be friends. Their M.O. is simple: they love beers and talking about hiking. Yup, prepare for lots of fun. You’ll be entertained by their podcast episodes, which have some unusual topics, such as a discussion on roasting marshmallows over lava. They recently reached their 100th episode (which you can view on YouTube)!
Now for something a little different. Lore is a podcast that’s the equivalent of bringing your horror-story-loving campfire friends back home with you!
It’s also a great podcast to listen to when you’re sitting around the campfire late at night in a pristine campground with your best mates because it features scary real-life stories. Creepy, but so good – it won the iTunes Best Of 2015 and Best Of 2016 awards.
If you love the idea of being scared when you’re in the outdoors, you’ll want to tune into this podcast that discusses a variety of topics, like frightening folklore, magic, ghost stories, and more. While we’re still unsure of when, exactly, ghost stories around the campfire began, we can’t deny that we love them!
This wonderfully named podcast tackles a bunch of topics related to camping, backpacking, and hiking. You’ll get lots of useful info, whether you’re a beginner or veteran, such as how to make small changes to your outdoor strategies that make a big difference to your experiences, how to avoid hiking problems, and how to deal with what the hosts refer to as the junk drawer of backpacking.
There’s lots of practical and intriguing information to discover! The podcast is hosted by guys called Derek and Carl (their surnames remain mysterious). Derek has over 10 years of experience with hiking and backpacking, while Carl has been an outdoor enthusiast since he was in school.
#10: Beyond Camp
If you’ve ever thought that heading to your favorite job at a campground takes you away from yourself and your real life, this podcast is going to show you just how blended your camping experience and real life are.
With a bit of a psychological approach, it basically looks at how different aspects of camp directors’ lives affect the experiences they have at camp, so it’s an interesting topic that will have you pondering it for hours, preferably over a gorgeous campfire.
In case you don’t know, camp directors run the daily administration of day camps or residential recreation programs, so without them, we wouldn’t have the amazing camps that we do.
The first episode of the podcast will immediately have you hooked. It’s called “Who Am I Without Camp?” This podcast, which is hosted by Cassie Bloy and Rachel Ken, is perfect for camp directors and other camp professionals. But even if you don’t work at a campground, you’ll find it interesting because it also features topical issues, such as the Covid pandemic.
Is listening to podcasts better than reading on your screen?
Since device screens put strain on the eyes and they’re bad for the brain, podcasts can help you relax a bit more while you listen to them. You can also use your imaginative powers while listening to them, which makes them good for you creatively.
Do podcasts help you to learn?
There are many good reasons why podcasts can increase your ability to learn from them. You can replay them, relisten to them, and you don’t have to feel that they’re a chore, such as reading when you’re tired.
Listening to your favorite camping or outdoor podcast can be a great way to relax after a busy day, but it can also become a valuable resource when you want to increase your knowledge and skills before your next great adventure.