Episode 130 – Draw results, attitudes and need

Caleb Martin runs xplorealaska.org and is a hunting fanatic. He and I talk about the draw results, why it’s fair, what to do if you didn’t draw, the best types of meat, the need to justify and how important it is to represent your lifestyle well since there are plenty of people with political power…

Episode 129 – Secret spots and stirring the pot

In this solo episode I talk about why it’s stupid to try to show off in front of guides or experts, why someone taking you to see where they trap is an exercise in extreme trust and the idiocy of pot stirring posts.

Episode 127 – Elk and quality of life

Cody Rich says buy experiences not gear. I’ve been taking his advice (for the most part) and saving money for new experiences. However, that doesn’t mean buying a Wyoming bull elk tag when I don’t know what I’m doing. In this episode I talk about why elk keep me up at night, focusing on disciplined…

Episode 122 – Backpacking food with Heather’s Choice

“I wanted to put quality food in people’s packs.” In this episode I talk with Heather’s Choice owner Heather Kelly. Heather was born and raised in Alaska and owns a dehydrated food company based in Anchorage. We talk why Alaska is worth coming back to, why nutrition is important and combatting entrepreneurial obstacles.

Episode 119 – Transition season

This is the time of year that New Year’s Resolutions fail because it’s eating season. From late October to the end of December it’s trashy Starbucks drinks, candy, pie, treats, and food in socially acceptable fits of over-eating. After 70 days of terrible eating, no wonder people only last a week in January. Anyway, I…

Episode 108 – Who is in charge?

Human history is filled with heart-felt good and unfathomable evil. Unfortunately, that will continue. As a whole, we will do evil to others and evil to ourselves. However, individually we can find ways to fight it. Plenty of people have found ways to live healthy, fulfilling lives. It is not impossible to be healthy and…

Episode 103 – Opening Day Recap, Forkie vs. Four

Opening Day in the alpine did not disappoint, but it didn’t exactly go as planned for Fairbanks resident Steve Shannon and myself. We recap our hunt, but thanks to a lack of specifics and more closing thoughts, I recorded a preface which comes before the recap. In that preamble I talk about why doing hard…

Episode 99 – Humility in an ego-driven field

Though we identify as hunters and anglers, we are hunting and fishing only a fraction of our lives. We have to make sure we take care of ourselves in the offseason too. If we are lucky enough to be outdoors 100 days out of the year, that’s less than a third of our annual days….