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:

  • 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!  


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!


"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.  


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 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





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