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The Get Out More Tour Goes Virtual as BACKPACKER Magazine Launches a new Fifteen Week Video Series, BACKPACKER Get Out More TV


Boulder, Colorado, USA — July 2, 2020 — Pocket Outdoor Media (POM), In celebration of the Get Out More Tour’s 20th Anniversary, and with respect for public health and safety recommendations across the country, BACKPACKER Magazine has partnered with Darn Tough, Jetboil, LEKI, Mystery Ranch, Oboz Footwear, Sawyer Products, and Yellowstone Select Bourbon to transform the award winning Get Out More Tour into a fifteen-week video series.

BACKPACKER Get Out More TV will bring the trail tested tips and techniques previously shared on the Get Out More Tour to life every Thursday night starting July 9th and running through October 15th. Created to spark the adventurous spirit of the nation’s outdoor adventure enthusiasts, each unique episode of the fifteen-week series will feature a different regional backpacking destination, visually inspiring highlights from the trail, skills every backpacker should know, and a variety of gear segments, all designed to both educate and motivate.

Seasoned BACKPACKER Ambassador, Randy Propster will be your host as the series follows the on-trail adventures of fellow Ambassadors Steve Yocom and Jordan Meeks (and their four-legged friends, Cain and Sage). Weaved amongst the trail highlights will be interviews with outdoor experts, brand representatives and gear designers, as well as skills demonstrations and recurring gear focused segments including Forgotten Features, A Closer Look, Just the Specs, Dodging Pitfalls, and Instant Upgrades.

Staying true to the mission of the original event platform, BACKPACKER will utilize the virtual series to support specialty outdoor retailers. Each episode will spotlight three retailers, featuring their associates as gear experts, and positioning the stores as the “gateway to adventure” during an enthusiast’s adventure planning and preparing process.

“Knowing that the state of COVID-19 would inhibit gathering large groups together for the traditional Get Out More Tour presentations didn’t waiver our desire to continue to support the specialty outdoor retailers whose businesses have been hit hardest by the economic impact of the pandemic. Our mission has always been to inform and inspire our audience, support local retailers and develop intimate relationships between our brand partners, our retailer hosts, and their shared customers,” said Randy Propster, host of the new video series. “This virtual platform will empower us with the ability to reach our largest audience in the history of the 20-year program, and we know our audience is as thirsty as ever for informative and inspiring outdoor adventure-motivating content.”

BACKPACKER will publish each episode in a live format that will enable real time Q&A interactions with viewers, and weekly contests with prizes from their brand partners, on their Facebook, IGTV, and YouTube channel each Thursday night at 7:30 PM EDT. For a complete schedule visit: www.backpacker.com/getoutmore. For more information on future episodes and partnership availability contact Randy Propster: rpropster@aimmedia.com.

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