- By Land -
Southwest Washington State, U.S.A.
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Backpacking, Backpack Hunting, Traditional Archery, Photography, and Thru-Hiking.
First things first, I'm not a professional guide, peak bagger, expert hunter, or woodsman. What I am - is a guy who has a passion for helping others get out to the backcountry and setting them up for success in any way I can. I have normal job outside of this industry, however my heart belongs to the outdoors. I didn't grow up shrouded by friends and family with years of backcountry experience. Everything I've learned of backpacking and hunting has been from personal trial and error; my path was more difficult and I still have so much to learn. I served in the United States Marine Corps, enjoy the artistic struggles of traditional archery, am fascinated by both backcountry hunting and backpacking, and am known to practice a little photography from time to time.
Thanks for being here, reading my thoughts, and being a part of my journey. - Emory
It wasn't until 2012 that I realized why all of my experiences in the outdoors seemed less than ideal. I hadn't invested much time or money into the gear I carried with me and as a direct result, I struggled to remain comfortable in the backcountry. I desired to be outside, but dreaded the weather and discomfort. There had to be a better way, so I began to research and experiment with how I could improve my backcountry experiences.
The result? A few years later, I'm finding myself enjoying the outdoors more than I had ever thought possible and I want to share what I've learned with those who may be in the same boat as I once was.
Over the course of my research I've learned that I genuinely enjoy talking to people about gear, tips and tricks, and how to improve upon each trip into the backcountry. I've run into a number of people who desire to get into backpacking or hunting, but have no idea where to begin. My one and only desire with By Land is to help others have a more enjoyable time in the backcountry. Through feedback on equipment used, trip reports, and general articles; I aim to give honest and sincere thoughts on what worked and what didn't.
I am not sponsored by anyone to write these reviews nor give my opinions. I'm just a regular dude who spends his own dollars on the equipment that I think will serve me well in the field. If there is ever a time when I'm given an item to review, I'll be clear about when that is and I promise to remain honest in my opinions.
I'd love to hear from you so feel free to drop me a line or leave a comment on an article. Thanks for taking the time to visit this website!
Ask anyone who knows me well enough and they'll tell you I'm a diehard fan of the story of Lewis and Clark. If you take the opportunity to read their personal journals from the expedition, you'll find a handful of entries conclude with something to the effect of "traveled x amount of miles today by land." To me, the phrase "by land," defines what it means to be in the outdoors. Regardless of if you're a mountain hunter, thru-hiker, mountaineer, or just a casual day hiker, we all travel by land to find our individual experiences in the wild. Though we may all come from different backgrounds and regions of the world, the commonality of the outdoors joins us together as outdoorsmen and women and it's something I wish to promote.
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