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.  

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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