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Books of the Year: 2018, By Adam Janke

So, in the spirit of book recommendations, below you will find the most notable books I read in 2018. Some are old, some are new. Some are non-fiction while others are fiction. Regardless of your tastes, there should be something on this list that will pique your interest.

240 Seconds by Dustin Diefenderfer

In a moment of unforeseen tragedy, one of the deadliest natural disasters of our time, they had the physical ability, awareness, and mental toughness… to save their own lives. They ran fast enough, or climbed high enough, to get to safety before the water could get to them.

Moments like this in history have given me massive respect for the idea of being “Always Ready.” And it’s at the core of what we want to help people with here at MTNTOUGH.

EP127: Caffeine & Causes with Black Rifle Coffee Canada

On this episode, Adam is joined by Darren and Justin from Black Rifle Coffee Canada. That’s right, BRCC has a Canadian subsidiary.

The Fold, By Derek Schurdevin

After driving two full days from Cherryville, B.C. and a good night’s sleep in Toad River, my lovely wife Billie finally dropped my dog Nellie and I off. Our sheep excursion began on what I thought to be the start of a horse trail leading into sheep country that a buddy and I named ‘The Fold’. I had done some searching for the trailhead the day prior but found nothing on the north side of the creek drainage I thought it should follow. This fine Friday morning on the 28th of August I decided to stay on the south side of the creek and travel east until I cut the trail.

Sonora Bighorn, by Aaron Parrotta

On December 1st, 2018, at 14:00 hours, we arrived in Sonora, Mexico. My great friends, Wesley Sharpe, and Brad Fiege accompanied me to witness my Desert Bighorn Sheep hunt. Wesley said it was like having a friend in the Olympics — you just had to go watch not knowing if it would ever happen again. I was very happy to have them with me to share in this incredible journey and memory.

Arrow Lethality Part V, By Dr. Ed Ashby

Is there a way to predict, not infallibly, but with a high degree of reliability, the ability of a particular bow/arrow/broadhead combination to penetrate real animal tissue (hide, meat, fat, connective tissue, etc., and bone) under real hunting conditions? The answer to this question becomes of particular importance when truly “big” game is hunted with the bow and arrow.

Hunter Heritage: The Wild Sheep Society of British Columbia

Our way of life is under attack and science-based wildlife management has taken a back seat to emotional and ideological decision making. Under the weight of politically manipulated social pressure, hunting opportunities have been eliminated here in British Columbia and around the world.

EP126: Making Sense of Colliding Worlds with Andrew Skurka

On this episode, Adam is joined by one of the most accomplished off-road endurance athletes to ever shoulder a backpack, Andrew Skurka. 

Part IV: The Physics of Arrow Penetration, By Dr. Ed Ashby

Kinetic energy, momentum, mechanical advantage and coefficient of resistance are a part of the basic terminology of physics. All are used and often misused, in attempts to predict the terminal performance of various bow, arrow and broadhead combinations. Much of the misuse originates from a lack of understanding of what, by definition, these terms mean and what it is they measure.

EP124: The Hunt of a Lifetime with Nolan Osborne

As promised, after running out of time to get into some storytelling in Episode 121, we brought Nolan back to share some highlights from the 2018 guiding season.