Episode 105 – From the Narrows to The Bay

How does a student from Ketchikan High School measure up against students from the Lower 48? Pretty well. I talk with 2018 Ketchikan High School Valedictorian Largim Zhuta. As a senior Largim was part of the 2018 High School Academic Decathlon Division III National Championship team and just finished his freshman year at Santa Clara…

Episode 96 – Gear we like and companies we like to support

What happens when outdoor companies and personalities get huge? Does quality, content or customer service suffer? Should politics play a role in a company you support? Fairbanks resident Harrison Gottschling and I discuss brands, products and outdoor companies we like to support as your average run-of-the-mill outdoorsmen. Harrison and I discussed his Dall sheep hunt…

Episode 92 – Chasing likes and being legit

I recently checked my social media and podcast motives…am I in this for likes and money? If so, I need to check myself because if I need likes or sponsors to feel validated, I’m screwed. I also continue to try and put word to the need to the idea of making it easier for hunter…

Episode 88 – Representing the cause

Enter arguments in good faith. Listen. Great points are often lost thanks to stupidity and anger. From the ethics of hunting contests to committing crimes in the name of human rights, there are always examples of extreme lengths to which some go when they believe they are wronged. The result, often times, is a loss…

Episode 52 – Hiking the Chilkoot Trail and kayaking Glacier Bay

I talk kayaking Glacier Bay, hiking the iconic Chilkoot Trail and Prince of Wales Island with four first-time visitors to Alaska (Abby Hoffman, Ian Hall, Jordan Kiler and Tanner Harms) and Klawock resident Tonya Busse. We cover trip planning, necessary gear and the importance of good people.