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35: 36 Degrees of Latitude Later  

Maggie and Adam have left Chile! For real this time. As we start our time in Argentina, we reflect back on our favorite moments in Chile, our top recommendations and most importantly: the differences in Chilean and Argentinian meat prep methods. Maggie does a technical corner. Adam has a self care pillow fort. We launch a Patreon!

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34: Little Ideas, Big Projects  

Adam and Maggie are on the Carretera Austral, Chile's most scenic highway. We talk injuries and inspiration and the dampness that trees bring. Adam gets a little idea that turns into a big project. Maggie finds a new love in wood-burning stoves.

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33: Maggie's Not a Happy Camper  

Adam and Maggie are heading north, which means treading on old ground. We talk snow, rental equipment, how we decide between camping and hotels, and of course: meat. Adam's gets into a salami argument. Maggie goes on her first-ever trek in El Chalten. Even Adam gets cold. Pro-tip: Don't ever buy the pineapple orange chicken flavor of backpacking food from Alpine Aire. 

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32: We Return and Then Return  

Maggie and Adam head to LA for a week with family. We talk drone drama, couples' conflicts and the many questions we got while we were home. Adam falls in love with Maggie's sister's fiance's meat smoker. Maggie reflects on LA's bizarrely effortful fashion scene. Most importantly: thank you to all for the kind wishes for Maggie's grandmother-- she is doing better, and is much more comfortable than she was.

Show Notes Map of this leg of the Journey Heroes of Might and Magic III for iPad on the App Store Larabar Gluten Free Bar, Cherry Pie, 1.7 oz Bars on Amazon An Also an Octopus on Amazon Let's Not Panic on Instagram  Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter
31: End of the World  

But not the end of the adventure. Maggie and Adam reach the southernmost drivable road in South America. We talk the about our decision making around choosing a 4Runner for the trip, as well as our plans for the future. Maggie meets some penguins. Adam worries about the rooftop tent in the face of some truly tremendous winds. This is an adventure.

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Drive Nacho Drive -- overlanding memoir available on Amazon
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30: Puma Watch 2017  

Maggie and Adam explore Torres Del Paine under adult supervision. We talk A+ tourism, toilet paper calamities, and geodesic domes. Pumas are spotted. Adam chews cud. Maggie finds some new role models.

Show Notes Map of this leg of the Journey from El Calafate to Puerto Natales Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens on Amazon Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM ELD SLD Aspherical Super Wide Angle Lens on Amazon Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200MM f/4-5.6G ED Vibration Reduction II Zoom Lens on Amazon Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens that Adam intends to buy as soon as he is able Nikon D7200 Camera on Amazon Let's Not Panic on Instagram
29: Gone With the Wind  

Adam and Maggie battle apocalyptic winds in an effort to save the rooftop tent. Adam shares his thoughts on misanthropy, and a perverted brush with nature. Maggie is doused in gasoline. Secret compartments are revealed and Patagonia is reached.

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28: We Smuggle Meat  

Adam and Maggie set a crazy fast course through Chile in order to get to Patagonia on time. After making friends in Santiago, we visit a country estate in Isla Negra, drive through Valparaiso and spend some time at Pablo Neruda's house. Adam hides meat in strange places at the Chilean-Argentine border. Maggie throws her neck out. We introduce a new segment: Adam's Meat Counter.

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27: Shadow Gets Her Groove Back  

Adam and Maggie get all their adventure juices back after visiting the Salar de Uyuni and driving the Lagunas Route. We talk Bolivia as a whole, the relative colors of flamingos, gas mileage and some tough, but rewarding camping. Maggie finds her favorite lake in the whole world. Adam has a "garage sale."

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26: Maggie's Eating for Two  

Maggie and Adam get laid low from various illnesses. Shadow has gremlins. But Sucre is great, arepas stuffed with cheese are even better and soon we'll be in Salar de Uyuni! Adam falls in love with a train graveyard. Maggie bears witness to a terrible car accident. Drive safe, everyone. No texting.

   Show NotesMap of this leg of the journey from Cochabamba to UyuniLet's Not Panic on Instagram
26: Maggie's Eating for Two  

Maggie and Adam get laid low from various illnesses. Shadow has gremlins. But Sucre is great, arepas stuffed with cheese are even better and soon we'll be in Salar de Uyuni! Adam falls in love with a train graveyard. Maggie bears witness to a terrible car accident. Drive safe, everyone. No texting.

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25: You're a Jerk, Llama  

Adam and Maggie accidentally camp in a snow storm. We make friends with a very stubborn six-year old, eat at some bomb hole-in-the-wall Bolivian truck stops and visit Sajama National Park. Adam gets chased by a llama. Buddy Baggins suffers a mortal blow. Maggie has an existential realization.

 

Bolivia's highest peak: Mount Sajama

 Show NotesMap of this leg of the journey from Copacabana to CochabambaLet's Not Panic on InstagramMaggie's Children's Book for sale now in the UK, reviewed in The Guardian and Irish Times    
25: You're a Jerk, Llama  

Adam and Maggie accidentally camp in a snow storm. We make friends with a very stubborn six-year old, eat at some bomb hole-in-the-wall Bolivian truck stops and visit Sajama National Park. Adam gets chased by a llama. Buddy Baggins suffers a mortal blow. Maggie has an existential realization.

Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey from Copacabana to Cochabamba Let's Not Panic on Instagram Maggie's Children's Book for sale now in the UK, reviewed in The Guardian and Irish Times 
24: Don't Amigo Me  

Adam and Maggie have moved on to Bolivia! We talk border crossings, tourism, meat-bagging and round up our time in Peru. We follow up on last week's episode with all the advice the internet has to offer on getting unstuck. Adam doesn't pay a bribe. Maggie is ready to hit the road again.

   Show NotesMap of this leg of the journey from Arequipa, Peru to Copacabana, BoliviaLasts week's episode 23: Stranded at 16,200 ftA reddit thread in which we solicit advice from the angriest folks on the internet Maggie's List of Galapagos Animals, published by The TuskLet's Not Panic on Instagram   
24: Don't Amigo Me  

Adam and Maggie have moved on to Bolivia! We talk border crossings, tourism, meat-bagging and round up our time in Peru. We follow up on last week's episode with all the advice the internet has to offer on getting unstuck. Adam doesn't pay a bribe. Maggie is ready to hit the road again.

Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey from Arequipa, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia Lasts week's episode 23: Stranded at 16,200 ftreddit thread in which we solicit advice from the angriest folks on the internet  Maggie's List of Galapagos Animals, published by The Tusk Let's Not Panic on Instagram
23: Stranded at 16,200 ft  

We get stuck in the mud, in the snow, at 16,200 feet, overnight so that you don't have to. An account and some lessons learned from our first real calamity. No one presses the SOS button. Adam doesn't get frostbite. Maggie doesn't like bullfights. A long time argument is settled. 

   Show NotesMap of this leg of the Journey from Lima to Arequipa.. the hard way.The equipment we wish we had: Hi-Lift jack, Hi-Lift Liftmate wheel adapter, Hi-Lift jack base, Hi-Lift jack protector.The equipment we were so relieved we had: DeLorme inReach Satellite Communicator.Maggie's post-mortem on our stranding and excavation of ShadowLet's Not Panic on Instagram   
23: Stranded at 16,200 ft  

We get stuck in the mud, in the snow, at 16,200 feet, overnight so that you don't have to. An account and some lessons learned from our first real calamity. No one presses the SOS button. Adam doesn't get frostbite. Maggie doesn't like bullfights. A long time argument is settled.

Show Notes Map of this leg of the Journey from Lima to Arequipa.. the hard way. The equipment we wish we had: Hi-Lift jack, Hi-Lift Liftmate wheel adapter, Hi-Lift jack baseHi-Lift jack protector. The equipment we were so relieved we had: DeLorme inReach Satellite Communicator. Let's Not Panic on Instagram

 

 

22: We Go To Machu Picchu  

Maggie's Dad, Richard, and his girlfriend, Consolee join us for a trip to Machu Picchu! We talk being parked on active railroads, meat-bagging, insane logistics and, of COURSE, llamas. Consolee adjusts to new toilet rules. Richard battles altitude sickness. Maggie and Adam eat their body weights in Lima. 

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22: We Go To Machu Picchu  

Maggie's Dad, Richard, and his girlfriend, Consolee join us for a trip to Machu Picchu! We talk being parked on active railroads, meat-bagging, insane logistics and, of COURSE, llamas. Consolee adjusts to new toilet rules. Richard battles altitude sickness. Maggie and Adam eat their body weights in Lima.

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21: The Lost Episode  

Take 2! We accidentally did this entire episode... without pressing record. But here this episode is in all its glory! Lost hikers! Hypothermia! Drugs! Police! Near death experiences! It's been a real extravaganza of drama for team Let's Not Panic. We talk high altitude hiking, strange offers and whether or not our car looks like an assassin's car. 

 

not all trees are Ents, but some are

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