The Trailhead an Offroad Podcast

The Trailhead Network

The Trailhead is committed to being the compass for off-roading and outdoor enthusiasts, guiding both seasoned adventurers and newcomers on the trails less traveled. Rooted in diverse regional perspectives from a team across North America, we bring you not just the thrill of the trail, but also a commitment to sustainable land use and responsible stewardship. With  listener questions, educational segments, gear reviews and recommendations, and timely news, each episode aims to engage, enlighten, and entertain. Our structured yet organic conversations seek to explore issues that are important to our community, fostering a better relationship between nature and the off-roading culture. As we journey together, we'll also seek partnerships that enrich the listener experience, keeping our listeners equipped and informed for whatever lies beyond the bend. read less
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Episodes

Waypoints: The World Through Wheels - Dan Grec on Living a Life of Adventure
May 6 2024
Waypoints: The World Through Wheels - Dan Grec on Living a Life of Adventure
In this captivating episode of The Trailhead Podcast, hosts JD and Pope sit down with globetrotter and author Dan Grec, delving into his life of unbounded adventure. From his roots in Australia to the snow-covered peaks of Canada, Dan shares how his passion and thrill-seeking evolved into a full-time pursuit of adventure across the globe. With vivid stories from Alaska, Africa, and back to Australia, he discusses his travels' challenges and euphoric moments, emphasizing the profound impact of embracing uncertainty and taking risks. This conversation isn't just about places; it's about the transformational power of pushing boundaries and the deep connections made with loved ones. The discussion also explores the nitty-gritty of living on the road, where Dan opens up about the practicalities of overlanding across diverse terrains and cultures. He offers insights into the meticulous preparation of vehicles, the importance of navigation skills, and adopting a flexible mindset to thrive in constantly changing environments. Dan’s anecdotes about the joys of discovering new foods and the serendipity of unexpected experiences highlight the essence of adventure travel. By interweaving tales of personal growth with practical travel tips, this episode of The Trailhead Podcast invites listeners to consider their own potential for adventure, making it a must-listen for anyone yearning to break free from the ordinary and explore the world with fresh eyes.
Overlanding, Obstacles, and Outfitting: The Trailhead Live 4/8/24
Apr 11 2024
Overlanding, Obstacles, and Outfitting: The Trailhead Live 4/8/24
Join JD, Alyssa, Ryan, Randi, and Pope on the latest live show where the crew dives deep into blending thrill with essential safety tips. They kick off with a lively discussion on enhancing their show's reach through Instagram live streams and the latest upgrades to their Jeeps that promise even more daring escapades. Ever felt the urge to drive over cars? They've got thoughts on that too, alongside a candid chat about the perils and pleasures of pushing boundaries with your vehicle. From the crucial role of a spare tire to the debate over hi-lift jacks, no stone is left unturned. They share personal tales of preparation, mishaps, and the learning curve that comes with mastering off-road challenges. The hosts stress the importance of knowing your limits, being equipped for emergencies, and the joy found in navigating the unpredictable terrains of off-roading. Whether discussing the significance of weather checks or the streamlined gear they now swear by, this episode is a treasure trove of insights and laughter. Get ready to gear up and get inspired as they explore the balance between adrenaline-fueled fun and the meticulous preparations that ensure a safe return from the wild. Whether you're a seasoned off-roader or just curious about the lifestyle, this conversation is packed with valuable takeaways, engaging stories, and the infectious camaraderie of five friends who share a passion for adventure. Tune in for an unforgettable ride into the world of off-roading where safety meets thrill.
Waypoints: Trail-Ready Pets: Hydration, Heatstroke, and First Aid with Arden Moore
Apr 8 2024
Waypoints: Trail-Ready Pets: Hydration, Heatstroke, and First Aid with Arden Moore
In this conversation, JD, Pope, Randi, and guest Arden Moore discuss pet safety and first aid. Arden Moore is a renowned pet safety expert with over two decades of experience. They cover topics such as utilizing everyday items for pet safety, recognizing signs of heatstroke in dogs, the importance of proper restraint in vehicles, and the rise of adventure cats. Arden Moore shares practical tips and personal anecdotes, making the conversation engaging and informative. In this part of the conversation, the hosts discuss tips and tricks for keeping pets safe during outdoor activities. They talk about using a towel or hoodie as a makeshift sling, carrying basic first aid supplies for pets, and creating temporary splints using bubble wrap and bandanas. They also discuss the importance of monitoring a dog's temperature and preventing overheating, especially in hot environments. The hosts share their experiences and offer advice on handling emergencies, such as a dog falling out of a car window or getting injured during a rollover accident. They emphasize proper restraint and safety measures when driving with pets. In this conversation, JD, Randi, and Arden Moore discuss the importance of pet safety while on the trail. They cover heat safety, hydration, first aid, and transportation topics. Arden provides valuable tips and recommendations for keeping pets safe and comfortable during outdoor adventures. She shares information about her pet first aid classes and her passion for creating kitty and doggy cocktails.