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EP 146: Bears, Boats, and Bullets with Nolan Osborne

Adam and Nolan discuss their recent boat based black bear hunts, one on the Isle of Giant Bears (aka Vancouver Island) and the other in the interior of BC.

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Boats for the Backcountry, By Nolan Osborne

For the hunter, inflatables are the best bang for your buck when you are focused on carrying loads. This 13’7” model has a max load rating of nearly 2500lbs, making it more than capable of hauling meat, gear, and bodies on a fly-in moose hunt.

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AK Alpine Double, By Jake Lamphier

As my truck came to rest in front of the small log cabin on a brilliant blue-sky day in early September, it was almost impossible to not be grinning ear to ear. This was the second trip of the fall season I had done with Nate and it was already off to an amazing start.

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EP 145: Making the Best Tents Possible with Petra Hilleberg

On this show Adam visits with Hilleberg Group CEO, Petra Hilleberg, to take a deep dive on how they continue to produce the best tents available today.

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Wound Ballistics: A Bullet’s Life on the Inside, By Mike McTee

When you turn to shooting experts, they often cite personal experience and manufacturer testing. In some cases, they shoot bullets into ballistic gels or similar mediums intended to replicate animal or human tissue. These tests tell the shooter how well their bullet penetrates and retains weight, but ballistic gels lack skin, bone, and organs, all of which influence a bullet’s performance.

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Tackling New Areas, By Dustin Roe

Clients, other outfitters, and local hunters always ask me how I get it done in an area that I haven’t hunted before or know anything about. I usually don’t go into depth…but I will give you some inside information as to how I tackle the unknown, and usually come out heavy.

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EP144: The State of Manliness in Modern Times with Ryan Michler

On this show, Adam visits with Ryan Michler, the founder of Order of Man and the Iron Council, to discuss how masculinity and the virtues of manliness apply in modern society.

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EP143: Myth-Busting Layering & Apparel Systems

On this show, Steve Opat guest hosts on location in Alaska while visiting with Corey Piersol from Sitka Gear who was in AK for the Alaska Wild Sheep Foundation Annual banquet. This is a “meaty” episode covering how to select the right layering system for your needs, how to maximize the potential of any apparel system, technical fabrics, moisture management, heating and cooling dynamics, and rain gear optimization.

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Mountain Ready Rifles, By Nolan Osborne

To me, the ideal mountain rifle should sit at or under seven pounds, scoped. It should have a stainless or cerakote finish, composite stock, three position safety, and preferably a controlled round feed action.

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