Episode 79 – Making the most of your voice

In this episode I talk with Backcountry Hunters and Anglers board member Steve Shannon about the importance of making the most out of your voice since most politicians don’t read your Facebook feed to find out about important issues. We also talk about drawing tags, sharing information, and how best to represent our lifestyle as…

Episode 78 – The future of fish

Inspired by Mark Kurlansky’s, Cod, I wonder what the future holds for our fishing stocks. The book is about the history of cod and how the destructive efficiency of the commercial fishing industry (trawlers) has devastated populations. I talk about king salmon in California, salmon in southeast Alaska, and amplifying your voice beyond Facebook posts by…

Episode 77 – Winners and whiners

Going sports for this one since the local high school is playing the rival Friday and Saturday, much of earth is cheering against the Patriots on Sunday, someone beat the UConn women and why I detest the full-send isolation of James Harden.

Episode 76 – Steelhead, spring bear and fitness

Last week of January coming up, I can almost smell the spring black bear… but hold on, patience is necessary. The last two years southeast Alaska has had crazy snow storms in March and even into April, so as excited as I am for spring steelhead and spring bear, I have to resist the temptation…

Episode 75 – “Obsolete” Man Skills

For this episode I’m a total sucker because I’m promoting an article by reacting to it. Anyway, there’s a list of 7 obsolete man skills that the 21st Century Man should abandon “if you’re at all interested in being ahead of the curve” that I think embodies the disjointed, unclear message regarding who men are…

Episode 74 – Failing with grace

Dry spells happen. My current dry spell is something unlike any dry spell I have experienced as a hunter and angler. Unfortunately it has coincided with two visits from my girlfriend. I hope she doesn’t think I’m a bad Alaskan.

Episode 73 – Who am I?

As an outdoorsman and dude in general, I have to care about what the right people think of me and how I represent my lifestyle. Over the last 2 years I have realized just how important it is to not be careless in how I spend my hours or how I represent my lifestyle. I…

Episode 72 – Backcountry skiing

I know very little about skiing and snowboarding, but have done a little. I wanted to know what the backcountry skiing scene was like in Ketchikan so I talked to my buddies Shawn, Chad and Ian about it. The three of them talk about how to get back to the mountain, gauge snow safety, then…

Episode 71 – Knudson Cove Marina

  Matt Burbank is the new owner of Knudson Cove Marina in Ketchikan. We talk about the behind the scenes, his adjustment to the career change, first impressions of the Ketchikan community and mule deer hunting.  

Episode 70: Ketchikan’s local beer

Part 1: Bawden Street Brewing Co. owner Sean Heismann talks about his first summer and winter seasons in Ketchikan. He talks about how he got started, what he loves about the science of brewing and how welcomed he and his wife have been by Ketchikan. Part 2: Sean takes us through a tasting of the…