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…

Column: Application process

Danny and I were texting the other day and both decided that while we both didn’t feel particularly fu*ked, we could always use a little unfu*king. This stemmed from me reading Unfu*k Yourself by Gary John Bishop. There’s an interesting dynamic that comes with reading this type of book. They aren’t the “Make your life better in 12…

Column: Less, but better

There are two years in one in Alaska. Not seasons, years. There’s your work year and your recreational year. When I lived in California there was a fishing season and a hunting season, but the hunting season was just a few weeks and I shared my region (comparable, maybe, to one of the southeast Alaska…

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 68 – Deer calling with the Drop Shot Calls guys

  I visited the Drop Shot Calls workbench to talk about how they got started, what makes a good call, when you should call, how long you should wait and what works for them. We also talk about the right tools for the job, rut tactics and the future of the resource. https://soundcloud.com/user-139657843/episode-68-calling-deer-with-the-drop-shot-calls-guys

Column: Is this really surprising?

I’ve been pretty surprised with how surprised I’ve been lately. First has been the early afternoon darkness after Daylight Savings. Despite growing up in Klawock and this being my sixth winter since moving back to Alaska, it’s apparently still shocking that it gets dark early. The worst part is that daylight will give to darkness…