Episode 140: Pillow Talk

Brought To You By [Insert Company Name Here]. We talk a lot about the need for the proper outerwear on this show. We  talk about the need for a warm sleeping bag. Hmm, we even spend a lot of time talking about tissue in both the facial and toilet varieties. This morning was a first for the show as Chris, Monika and I spent way too much time talking about pillows!

Being away from home at times can be pretty uncomfortable. You miss your family, your friends, your pet and even your regular diet. But one of the things you end up missing that you only think about when you’re away from home is how much you miss your own bed. Well, you certainly can’t sleep in your own bed every night while trekking and even taking a regular pillow with you is impractical. So, gear manufacturers have seized upon this fact and have developed a plethora of camping accessories to help you get a good night’s rest.

Personally, I love buying gear. So, you’d think that I had the latest and greatest camping pillow on the planet, right? Well, you’d be wrong.

I actually do have a special camping pillow but it’s one that I purchased when I was 14 or 15 years old. It’s a small green fleece thing that I bought at LLBean. I’ve had it with me on every single camping trip and long-distance trip that I’ve taken since before I even had a driving license. It’s been to Everest as many times as I have and it will continue to be a trusted friend because it just works. I haven’t replaced it because “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

However, now that I think of it, maybe I should consider washing it one of these days…

Jon Miller

Total Running Time: 35:30