EP130: Wielding the Sword and the Pen with Marty Skovlund, Jr.

On this episode, Adam is joined by Marty Skovlund, Jr. from Black Rifle Coffee Co. where he is Executive Editor of Coffee or Die Magazine.

Marty is one interesting cat. He’s an Army veteran (75th Ranger Regiment), with multiple deployments overseas, as well as an author, journalist, and now, editor.

EP129: How to Always Be Ready

On this episode, Adam is joined by Dustin and Ara from MTNTOUGH Fitness Lab.

Adam, Ara, and Dustin take a deep dive on the difference between loving the process of training versus focusing on the outcome, and how an “always ready” mindset will improve all aspects of your life.

EP128: Staying Sharp with Benchmade

We’re back! Happy New Year everyone!

This episode was recorded on location at Benchmade HQ just before the holidays, where Adam was joined by Matt Elliott and Troy Hellman from the marketing team.

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.

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.

A Quest for Confidence, By Salomon Ramos

Confidence is a funny thing. When you have it, you feel safe, like a newborn swaddled in a warm blanket. Somehow, those that carry it with them are lighter for it. Every step they take is even more sure-footed than the last. However, some have never felt that light, safe feeling. Strangers to its power. Those poor bastards stumbling through the night, groping through the darkness for something they have never felt. Ask any successful hunter, confidence is perhaps one of the most important tools they carry. Without it, the latest name brand bow or top of the line camo is useless. It’s confident decisions, and deliberate actions that get us to a situation for high tech equipment to even matter.

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.

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.

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.