Episode 16 Finding Photography With Chris Burkard

Chris Burkard is a well known adventure photographer, but he's also a family man.  He's made a name for himself photographing the life of surfers all around the world and in some pretty extreme environments.  

I asked Chris if he'd be willing to come on the podcast to share his story and he kindly agreed.  While we could have talked at great length about how to physically take a picture, I think it's more important to understand where Chris comes from, how he looks at the world around him, and why his images are so well received.  

This was a unique experience for me to speak with Chris.  I've been a fan of his work for a few years now and having this opportunity to pick his brain was an honor.  I'm humbled that Chris would take the time out of his day to connect with me and sincerely hope what we covered in this chat helps someone somewhere break down a barrier they've been struggling with.

You're going to learn about photography in this episode, but you'll also learn how to be a photographer inside and how to tell a story through images.  When we venture out into those place we love, I think we all want to return with pictures that tell the story so those stories live on long after we're gone.  I think that by the end of this episode, you might learn a few things about how to do that successfully with whatever gear you have on you.

 

By Land,

Emory Ronald


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SHOW NOTES

  • Introduction to Chris and what he does
  • Chris’s background 
  • The process of framing and image and owning the process
  • Who Chris was prior to photography and what gave him to passion to explore the world
  • How Chris finds balance in his work and what he wishes to communicate
  • How to return to challenging places over and over again and do so successfully
  • Viewing yourself as a story teller
  • How Adventure Photography works
  • What Chris gets from photography as a person
  • How art has played a roll in telling the human story through history
  • Advise to young creatives 
  • How to find Chris online

Links

BLP 015 - Ultralight Quilts with Enlightened Equipment

This quilt isn't a product of your Grandmothers quilting guild.  Enlightened Equipment creates solutions for backpackers who desire to carry less weight in their packs without giving up an ounce of comfort (see what I did there?).  If you've never heard of a backpacking quilt, this episode is dedicated to you.  And, if you're on the search for ways to lighten your load then again, this episode is for you.  

Skylar Ogren is the Head of Marketing for Enlightened Equipment and joins me on this episode to explain what exactly a "quilt" is and how it will benefit you in the backcountry.  In short, you're about to learn why you should begin challenging everything you've ever known about the traditional sleeping bag.  

I created By Land to help you have a better time backpacking.  This episode is the epitome of that very concept.  If you're looking for a tool to help lighten your load by and easy 2 pounds or more, you're going to want to give this one a listen.  

You're about to learn what a quilt is, how it works, who Enlightened Equipment is, how down "fill" ratings impact your comfort levels and overall pack weight, and much more!

 

By Land,

Emory Ronald


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SHOW NOTES

  • Intro to EE
  • Defining a “quilt”
  • Quilts versus regular bags
  • Common concerns with going with a sleeping quilt
  • Sleeping in a quilt
  • How a quilt can reduce your overall pack weight 
  • Benefits of better sleep 
  • Why Thru Hikers have chosen quilts over traditional bags
  • AT Speed Record set this year by a user of Enlightened Equipment
  • Impacts of having more weight than what you need in your pack
  • The differences in down the quality of down
  • How down fill weight works
  • Enlightened Equipment origin story and timeline
  • Ordering process, options, and custom built quilts
  • Times when quilts don’t make “sense” 
  • How to choose a quilt for you application
  • Skylar’s advice for choosing gear
  • Enlightened Equipment product offerings
  • How to reach EE

LINKS

BLP 014 Ellie On The AT: How a Family Thru Hiked with a Baby

Ellie was only a year old when her parents put her in a backpack and embarked on a dream hike on the Appalachian Trial.  With baby in tow, they found a way to complete their hike all while raising a baby.  Ellie spent just over six months watching the world go by at 3mph through amazing landscapes and meeting some of the most amazing people of the Thru Hiking community.  She even learned to walk while on the AT!!!

This podcast is the story of baby Ellie, Bekah, and Derrick Quirin hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2017.  For me, it's an inspirational story that makes me believe even more in chasing dreams and removing what some might deem as impossible barriers.

Bekah and Derrick are incredible people who want to live the life they've always dreamt of and they're doing it as a family.  You're doing to love their story and with any luck, maybe be inspired to dream bigger than you ever have.

 

Enjoy!

By Land,

Emory Ronald


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Taking the time to listen to this podcast is greatly appreciated!  If you have questions or comments, feel free to reach me at emory@byland.co or leave a comment below.  I'd love to hear from you.  

Also, if you have a topics you'd like covered, email me and I'll look into making it happen!

 

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Show Notes

  • Introductions 
  • How  Bekah and Derrick decided to hike the AT with a baby
  • How to plan for a Thru Hike with a baby
  • Precautions and planning
  • Feedback from friends and family prior to the hike
  • Impressions from other Thru Hikers of Ellie being carried on the trail.
  • Daily routines on the AT
  • "Blowouts"
  • Lessons learned
  • Highs and lows
  • Advice to new hikers and new parents
  • Baby carrier suggestions
  • Plans for 2018

BLP 013 Gear Review: Seek Outside Redcliff

 

On this episode I dive into a solo review of the Seek Outside Redcliff shelter.  This is a popular article on my website, so I decided to put it in audio format and let you listen to my review rather than read it.  

I've had this shelter for a couple of years now and love it just as much today as I did when I first showed up at my door.

If you're interested in switching to a floorless style shelter for your backcountry adventures and Seek Outside has been on your radar, you'll want to give this episode a listen.  

For additional images and comments, please see the links below!

By Land,

Emory Ronald

 


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Taking the time to listen to this podcast is greatly appreciated!  If you have questions or comments, feel free to reach me at emory@byland.co or leave a comment below.  I'd love to hear from you.  

Also, if you have a topics you'd like covered, email me and I'll look into making it happen!

 

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SHOW NOTES

  • Why and how I chose the Seek Outside Redcliff
  • Initial impressions of the Redcliff
  • Common issues with going "floorless" - mainly bugs
  • Durability and wind resistance 
  • Ease of pitching
  • What sold me on the Redcliff - Livability
  • Packability of the Redcliff
  • Condensation solutions
  • Seam sealing rants...
  • Redcliff Sizing
  • Redcliff best uses
  • Overall design
  • Redcliff compared to the Cimarron and Silvertip

BLP 012 Getting to Know SIXSITE Gear

 

Welcome to the very first company profile episode!  This will be the first of many, and I couldn't be more excited to have my first one be with the founder of SIXSITE Gear, Stephen Holley.

Stephen Holley from SIXSITE Gear joins me to talk about the company he founded and what makes his offerings different than others in the same space.  I've known of SIXSITE for a while now and like most, had questions about why I might choose to purchase from them versus through someone else.  

By the end of this episode, I had all my questions answered and more.  Stephen is a great guy with a passion to make great products, but it doesn't stop there.  He stands behind his offerings with an incredible warranty.  

We cover the "why" behind SIXSITE, products offered, how Stephen chose to go down the route of being consumer direct, and the meaning behind marketing his brand as "Navy SEAL designed."  

You're going to love getting to know Stephen Holley and SIXSITE!

 

By Land,

Emory Ronald

 

Thanks for listening!!

Taking the time to listen to this podcast is greatly appreciated!  If you have questions or comments, feel free to reach me at emory@byland.co or leave a comment below.  I'd love to hear from you.  

Also, if you have a topics you'd like covered, email me and I'll look into making it happen!

 

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Show Notes

  • Intro to SIXSITE Gear
  • How and why SIXSITE Gear was founded
  • Why go consumer direct
  • Special Ops to hunting transition
  • What the  “former Navy SEAL” label means to Stephen and the community he comes from  
  • SIXSITE Gear product offering overview
  • Hunting pack design
  • SIXSITE apparel “style and fit” 
  • SIXSITE Warranty, shipping, and return policy

 


BLP 011 The Dynamics of Solo Hunting with Ryan Lampers

 

Ryan Lampers is a solo hunter, and he's good at it.  Like, really good.  He's been doing it nearly all his life and while it may have begun out of necessity, it's turned into something he's come to cherish.  Solo hunting gives Ryan a dynamic challenge that can only be found when the sole person responsible for pushing himself is himself.

Solo hunting isn't easy.  In fact, it's hard both mentally and physically.  On this episode of The By Land Podcast, Ryan joins me to talk about the uniqueness of what he does and how he does it.  He talks with me about how he got into solo hunting, why he continues to do it, and what he gets out of it as opposed to hunting with a partner.

You don't have to be a hunter to appreciate this conversation with Ryan.  If you're a backpacker and ever find yourself in a situation where a friend can't go or maybe cancels on your last minute and you question whether or not you should continue alone, then this episode is for you.  

Rolling solo into the wilderness is a daunting task no matter how far you go or what you're doing out there.  It brings an entirely new dynamic to an adventure and as you'll hear Ryan discuss, you either love it or hate it.  

For those willing to go solo, something special very awaits you.  Self reliance, confidence, instinct, enhanced senses, and decision making are all on your shoulders.  You decide each move and have no one to blame for your mistakes.  On the flip side, you're also the only one responsible when you're successful in the field and when that happens, it's just that much sweeter.

Solo or not, you're going to love this chat with Ryan Lampers.  Thanks for tuning in!

 

 

By Land,

Emory Ronald

 


 

Thanks for listening!!

Taking the time to listen to this podcast is greatly appreciated!  If you have questions or comments, feel free to reach me at emory@byland.co or leave a comment below.  I'd love to hear from you.  

Also, if you have a topics you'd like covered, email me and I'll look into making it happen!

 

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Show Notes

 

  • Introduction to Ryan Lampers and Hunt, Harvest, Health
  • How and why Ryan got in to solo hunting
  • Unique dynamics of solo hunting
  • The "magnetic pull" of civilization while out solo
  • What Ryan gets out of solo hunting
  • Risks of solo hunting
  • Risk management
  • How to push when you're solo
  • Training for the season
  • Ryan's backcountry food planning
  • Ryan's advice to those new to solo hunting 

BLP 010 Introduction to Optics with Brendon Weaver from Maven Built Optics

I know nothing about the optics game.  Only recently have I actually seen the benefits in them and now I'm hooked.  Having been that guy who's spent hours and hours researching that perfect set of binoculars or spotting scope, I've always felt like I was never fully understanding of how the industry works and where my money is going.

Brendon Weaver is a Co-Founder of Maven (www.mavenbuilt.com), a consumer direct optics manufacturer, and was willing to allow me the opportunity to ask him the dumb questions.  

On this episode, Brendon walks me through what the numbers actually mean, what you're getting when you step up in price and why, and how best to select an optic when you're ready to do so.

Brendon and I avoid going into the weeds on coatings and the science behind creating a good piece of glass and instead, focuses in on what actually matters to a consumer when they pull out their wallet and see the results in the field.  Brendon explains these concepts carefully and in a way that anyone can understand.

Whether you're hunting, birding, or just looking to find some extra wildlife when you're out and about and curious about how to best select a set of binoculars or a spotting scope, this episode is for you.  I asked the dumb questions so you don't have to, so enjoy it!

As always, if you have a topic you'd like covered or your struggling to remedy a problem you're having when you hit the field, email me anytime and I'd be happy to record an episode for you on that subject.

Enjoy this episode with Brendon from Maven!

By Land,

Emory Ronald


Show Notes

 

  • Intro to Brendon Weaver and Maven Built Optics
  • Basic optics overview
  • How to choose an optic and where to start? 
  • What’s important, what’s not?
  • What does more money get you?
  • How performance in low light conditions achieved in an optic
  • How Maven glass works - focusing on “true color” in the image
  • What the numbers mean and how they relate to performance
  • Defining what’s important to the individual user
  • What magnification has better performance - exit pupil
  • Binoculars versus spotting scopes - decision making points
  • Eye fatigue in spotting scopes versus binoculars
  • Recommendations on if you had to carry just one optic
  • Choosing the right tool for the job - depends on how you intend to use your optic of choice
  • What happens when you bump up in size and price on a spotting scope - what are you getting in return for your investment?
  • Heat waves in optics - a real issue?
  • Light transmission explained - Brendon’s great analogy
  • Optic performance in relation to price jumps
  • Maven’s operational model of “consumer direct”
  • Matching your budget with your needs
  • Additional needs for high power optics = increase in weight
  • How Maven address the “hands on” experience for customers
  • The origin of “Maven”
  • Maven “demo” program
  • Why Brendon enjoys the outdoors and why he returns time and again
  • Brendon’s glassing advice 
  • Products offered by Maven
  • How to find Maven products
  • Upcoming products for 2018

Links

BLP 009 Women In The Outdoors with Ashli Baldwin

I was asked recently by an audience member what it's like to backpack as a woman, but I'm not a woman, so I reached out to Ashli Baldwin of www.tentside.com for input.  She joins me on this episode of The By Land Podcast to talk about what it's like for women in the outdoors.  

We cover everything from women backpacking the Appalachian Trail, to mental differences between men and women, and even discuss the differences in gear for women.  We also touch on why we see more and more women getting outside these days to adventure in the wilderness.

If you're female and have questions about what it's like to hike a long trail or just go backpacking as woman, this episode is dedicated to you!  You're going to love what Ashli has to say about the topic of women in the outdoors and if you're like me, you'll learn a lot along the way as well.

Thanks for joining me for this episode.  Enjoy!

 

By Land,

Emory Ronald

 

 


SHOW NOTES and links

  • Introduction to Ashli
  • Girls Weekend Article from By Land
  • What’s it like for a woman on a long trail?
  • Women in the outdoors
  • Mental differences for women on trails
  • Social pressures from attempting a Thru Hike 
  • Solo women on long trails
  • Differences between the way men and women hike
  • Concerns for women while backpacking - is it dangerous for women being solo in the outdoors?  
  • Self defense concerns
  • Female specific gear for backpacking - not just a marketing scam!
    • Sleeping bag differences
    • Female specific packs - major differences
  • Recent increases in women specific hiking groups and outings
  • Outdoor Woman's Alliance
  • Ashli’s trip to Zion National Park
  • Trail withdrawals
  • Ashli’s tips and advice for women getting into backpacking

 

 

 

Links:

 

www.tentside.com

https://www.outdoorwomensalliance.com

http://www.tentside.com/choosing-best-womens-sleeping-bag/

 

BLP 008 Balancing Family and the Outdoors with Taren Weigandt

What happens when we love the outdoors, but then a baby comes along?  Does everything end until they're grown, or is there a way to continue having adventures in the wild while simultaneously raise a family?  What changes when this happens and how do you even find a balance between the love of your outdoors and the love of your family?

Taren Weigandt of www.binosinthediaperbag.com joins me to talk about how to stay active in the outdoors with a family.  Taren is a blogger, hunter, mother of 3 (including twin boys), and a wife.  She was raised in a hunting family and has always led an active lifestyle even while raising a family.  If you're struggling to get outside because you have a family or you're thinking of starting a family and are curious about what happens to your adventures after that first baby comes along, you're going to want to give this one a listen.  

Taren and her husband have found a way to balance two major loves - family and the outdoors and I brought her on to find out how they do it.  What changes when I have a family of my own?  Do all my outings come to a close?  After talking with Taren and peppering her with questions, I personally came away with some great tools to take forward when I start my own family.

Enjoy this episode and if you have any questions or comments about the content, please don't hesitate to reach out.  I'd love to hear your thoughts!

By Land,

Emory Ronald

 

Show Notes

 

  • Introductions 
  • What changes when kids arrive?
  • How to find balance between the outdoors and family
  • Introducing kids to hunting
  • How to keep kids happy in the outdoors
  • Lessons learned
  • Taren's advice to the outdoorsy family

Links:

BLP 007 - The Modern Huntsman

On this episode of the By Land Podcast, I chat with Brad Neathery and Tyler Sharp from Modern Huntsman to talk about what they're doing for the hunting community and why it matters.  Brad and Tyler are the brains behind the Modern Huntsman and have one goal in mind; to change the way hunting is portrayed to the world by telling it through the eyes of those who actually do it.  This is done through a bi-annual publication that will include incredible images and stories of those who live the hunting life. 

Throughout our talk, you'll learn about the origin of the Modern Huntsman, who's behind it, why they've decided to embark on such an effort, and what they're ultimate goals are with the publication.  Whether you agree or disagree with hunting, I think you'll find sincerity in the way Modern Huntsman communicates what hunting actually is.  You'll want this magazine on your coffee table for years to come and will likely find yourself flipping through the pages dreaming of the landscapes and lifestyles that are displayed on the pages.

Brad and Tyler are the real deal.  They're passionate and honest about what it is they're doing and what the challenges are.  You'll hear them discuss the Kickstarter campaign they're currently in the middle of and how those funds will help create the first issue of the publication.  If after hearing their story you believe in their mission, I highly encourage you to follow the link below to their Kickstarter page and donate what you can to help them reach their goal. 

Thank you so much for joining me for this episode.  As always, if you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to reach out.  I'd love to hear from you.

 

By Land,

Emory Ronald


Show Notes and Links 

  • Introductions to Brad Neathery and Tyler Sharp
  • What is the Modern Huntsman
  • The origin story MH
  • Why MH matters
  • Who's involved
  • Kickstarter Campaign
  • How listeners can help
  • Brad and Tyler's advice to those looking to learn more about hunting and maybe try it for themselves.

BLP 006 - Mobile Navigation with Gaia GPS (FREE SUBSCRIPTION!)

For this episode of The By Land Podcast, I reached out to Gaia GPS to find out more about this idea of using a smartphone as a navigational tool.  They linked me up Ashli from Gaia, who is a fellow Thru-Hiker and has been using her phone as a mobile navigation tool for quite some time.  I personally used a mobile mapping device on the PCT in 2017 and have been a Gaia user for at least 2 years.  Before that, I always used a dedicated GPS receiver like a Garmin to navigate in the backcountry.  Either off trail or on trail, I relied on a hand held receiver to get me where I needed to go.  

When it was time to replace my GPS, I basically didn't want to spend another 500 bucks on something I wasn't using every day.  I began looking at other options and realized that my phone had a GPS in it and soon found Gaia GPS.  It was a mobile mapping tool that could do a number of things, but I struggled with the idea of trusting it.  After a couple of years of use and more experience using my phone for navigation, I'm happy to say I'm a believer.

This episode is all about using your phone for navigation in the backcountry and about what Gaia GPS has to offer users.  Ashli walks me through what features Gaia offers and how it all works.  They've recently updated their software to offer even more features so it's even better than it was!

If you're on the fence about using your smartphone as a navigation tool, check this episode out.  I think you'll have some questions answered and you can even give Gaia a try for FREE because they've given my listeners a FREE three month subscription to their standard membership by using the button below.  You literally have nothing to lose so give it a go!

We even dive into some Thru-Hiking stuff as well so if you're interested in Ashli's experience, you'll want to keep listening!

 

 

 

Show Notes and Links:

  • www.gaiagps.com
  • Intro to Ashli and Gaia GPS
  • What is Gaia?
  • What is mobile mapping and navigation?
  • Gaia GPS Features
  • Pros and cons to using your smartphone for navigation
  • How Ashli uses her Gaia GPS app
  • Gaia for Search and Rescue (True Story)
  • Emory's experience with using Gaia and his phone for mobile navigation
  • How Emory uses his Gaia app
  • Ashli's outdoor advice to beginners
  • Ashli's Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike story and lessons learned
  • Advice on Thru-Hiking
  • Gaia promotion for By Land listeners 

 

By Land,

Emory Ronald

BLP 005 - Seek Outside Shelters with Kevin Timm

On this episode of The By Land Podcast, I chat with Kevin Timm, owner and founder of Seek Outside.  Seek Outside makes backpacks, ultralight wood burning stoves, and my favorite...Ultralight Tipis!  These shelters are also known as "floorless" tents.  Kevin helped me decide on tent of my own a few years back and I've been hooked on the floorless idea ever since.  It's a simple and roomy way to live in the backcountry!

We cover a few different topics.  

  • Who is Seek Outside and what do they offer?
  • What is an ultralight tipi?
  • Pros and Cons to going floorless
  • How to solve the "cons" to going floorless
  • Emory's first experience out with the Seek Outside Redcliff
  • PCT topics
  • Kevin's favorite piece of advice to new backpackers.

 

I think you'll really enjoy this episode with Kevin.  It's interesting to hear his perspective from a designers view and how he came to do what he does.  Seek Outside builds solid shelters and I myself have a couple of them already.  They're simple to pitch and incredibly roomy.  

Enjoy this episode of The By Land Podcast!  

Links:

www.seekoutside.com

Seek Outside Redcliff Maiden Voyage

Seek Outside Redcliff Review Part II

FULL Seek Outside Redcliff Review

By Land,

Emory Ronald

BLP 004: Scott Haugen - Blacktailed Deer Hunting, Patience, and the Power of Information Based Hunting

 

If you're a Blacktailed Deer Hunter, this podcast is for you!!!

On this episode of The By Land Podcast, I speak with Scott Haugen about Blacktailed Deer Hunting, patience, and the power of what I'm now referring to as "Information Based Hunting."  Scott is the real deal when it comes to living a life in the outdoors.  He's a well known writer, hunter, fisherman, and even has a hunting show on Netflix called "The Hunt."   Scott's wife, Tiffany, just so happens to be a well-known wild game and fish cookbook author as well so it's fair to say Scott's life revolves around the hunting and fishing in a big way.  He's also an amazing individual who sincerely cares about educating others about the outdoors.  

I asked Scott to come on the podcast to talk with me about how patience has played a roll in his success with Blacktails and hunting in general.  We covered this and so much more.  He basically gave me a ton of great information on how to successfully take mature Blacktails year after year along with some great insight into how he personally makes it happen.  It's by no coincidence that Scott is so successful.  He puts in the time not just when the season roles around, but throughout the year spending time in the field getting to know the animals he hunts.  

When I say this is a must listen, I mean it!  It's the middle of the hunting season here in Washington State so if you're in the same boat I am, just open your ears and enjoy!

Here's a list of what we covered;

  • Scott's background - writer, hunter, fisherman, guide, teacher, and outdoor educator
  • Patience in hunting 
  • Successful Blacktailed Deer hunting strategies (where are they and why are they there)
  • How to know when to move locations
  • Hunting the Blacktail Rut
  • Blacktails in the extreme cold
  • One on one coaching with my deer area in Washington
  • Scott's involvement with Television shows
  • "The Hunt" on Netflix
  • How Scott is reaching more people through Netflix
  • Scott's new website plans
  • Products soon to market developed by Scott for deer hunting
  • Why Scott does what he does for others

 This episode is must listen if you want to know more about Blacktailed Deer hunting!  Special thanks to Scott for the time spent with me for this episode.  I enjoyed the discussion and I hope you do too!

Links:

www.scotthaugen.com

"The Hunt" on Netflix

 

By Land,

Emory Ronald

BLP 003: Steve Speck and the Anatomy of a Backpack

You're going to love this episode!  Steve Speck joins me on the podcast to discuss the anatomy of a backpack.  We break it down barney style so you can understand what each part of a pack does and how it functions.  We discuss the do's and don'ts of how to wear a backpack and how to pack a backpack.  

Steve is the Co-Founder of Exo Mountain Gear.  A backpack company specializing in backcountry hunting.  His packs carry heavy loads like a champ and they're incredibly thought out and well designed.  You'll get to hear straight from Steve about what he's learned from designing packs and how he's come to be where he's at with his designs.  

Every backpacker out there needs to hear this episode!  You're going to love it and if you're like me, you're going to take home a few nuggets of information that are actionable the next time you head out the door on an adventure.  

Links:

Show Notes:

  • Introductions
  • Steve's background
  • Exo Mountain Gear
  • Basic anatomy of a backpack
  • Types of backpacks
  • Pack fitting
  • Load Lifters
  • How to pack a backpack
  • Steve's advice to newcomers

By Land,

Emory Ronald

BLP 002: Josh Kirchner and the Struggles of Disconnecting

On this episode of the By land Podcast, I talk with Josh Kirchner from www.dialedinhunter.com to discuss a recent article he wrote about the struggles of disconnecting when in the mountains.  It's a well timed article as I dealt with this exact struggle while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017.  I have my own thoughts on the struggles of disconnecting and being homesick, but I wanted Josh to have the opportunity to give his take on the matter.  

Josh is an amazing writer and has a great perspective on the outdoors, hunting, and the mindset that goes along with it.  This episode has some great information in it and I found myself learning a few things from Josh as well.  

Show Notes and Links:

  • Introductions
  • What Is the "Dialed In Hunter" 
  • The struggle of disconnecting when we finally hit the hills
  • Homesickness
  • Staying focused in the field and why it's important
  • Josh's advice to new hunters and backpackers
  • Closing thoughts

BLP 001 : Jose Montanez - Pacific Crest Trail 2017 Recap

On this very first episode of The By Land Podcast, I talk with my hiking partner from the Pacific Crest Trail and recap our decisions, fears going into the trail, and lessons learned from Thru Hiking.  There is so much more to discuss so if you like what you hear, leave a comment below and let me know if you'd like us to deep dive any topics.  I plan to have Jose on a few more times because not only is he a great dude to talk with, but he also brings a different perspective to the hike.

Thanks for tuning in!

By Land,

Emory Ronald

Links:

http://byland.co/pacific-crest-trail

 

 

 

BLP 000: Welcome to The By Land Podcast

Welcome to the By Land Podcast!!!  This is a quick introductory episode that explains what the show is and why I'm doing it.  I build By Land to help make your outdoor experiences the very best they can be and I've decided it's time to take it up a notch to a larger platform.  

I'm incredibly excited to be producing a podcast and I hope that you stick around for a few episodes to see if it's something you can identify with.  My aim here is to explore various facets of backpacking and give you tangible things to take with you on your next outdoor adventure.

Thanks for tuning in!!

 

By Land,

Emory Ronald