Great experiences begin with great knowledge.  The information we carry into the backcountry sets the foundation for how we respond to changes in the environment and how we interact with those wild places.



The backcountry is a wonderful place.  It can also be a miserable one if you're not prepared.  I know from personal experience what it's like to desire adventures in the outdoors, yet dread the discomfort that comes from having the wrong gear in the wrong conditions.  By Land was created to help others have the best outdoor experience possible by simplifying the process of backpacking.  When you no longer worry about elements and whether or not your gear will hold up, you can begin to enjoy your time in the field in a much different way.  That's when things go from good to great!

Whether your hunting or simply backpacking, By Land takes the guesswork out by providing you with real stories of trial and error, honest gear reviews, lessons learned, and commentary on a number of topics.  I love talking with people about hunting, backpacking, and gear, so please don't hesitate to reach out.  I can't wait to meet you!


About ME







HI, I'm Emory

My name is Emory and I live in SW Washington near Portland, Oregon.  I served in the United States Marine Corps, enjoy Big Game Hunting and plain old backpacking.  By Land is a passion project of mine that I've been doing as a hobby since 2015.  Since then, I've connected with people from around the world and introduced backpacking to a number of people in a way that has been positive and even motivated them take up the sport for themselves.  

I want By Land to be a place where experts and novices alike can come to both teach and learn about the backcountry.  Though I may have hopes and dreams of what this could become, I'd be happy enough if it were simply a community of people who love backpacking to places only your two feet can take you.  Anything else is just gravy.

If you like what you see, please join my mailing list and introduce yourself.  If there's anything I can do to help you on your journey into the wild, please let me know.  Shoot me an email at or use this form below to contact me.  I'm excited to hear from you!

By Land,

Emory Ronald