James Petker, avid hunter and record Mountain Goat holder in Washington State is called out of the blue from Aron and put on the spot for hunting stories. Aron and James also talk about how important it is to stay mentally active when in the field for extended periods of time and how a good hunting partner is key to success.
In this episode Aron interviews Patrick Smith, the founder and designer of Moutainsmith and Kifaru. Patrick discusses his design philosophy on how he developed a rugged mountaineering pack system for the hunting world. Patrick also discusses how he developed a pack-able stove for truly sustainable hunting in comfort and warmth while in the back country.
For the first time ever in the history of Kifaru, we are giving away a one of a kind prototype pack that may or may not enter our production line up. Eric Bender, our in house master designer, dreams up a plethora of pack designs, many of which go through several design refinements, and may or may not end up as a product for sale. To get your hands on one of his designs, simply leave a comment on iTunes. A winner will be picked at random from the comments on this episode. Good luck to all! Also, Aron and Frank answer more questions from listeners. Frank admits he never watched the Walking Dead. (Shame)(more…)
Aron and Frank educate listeners on the various regional sayings used in the field, in the Gym, and on the range. Also in this episode, flat brims, mullets and skinny sweatpants…aka cultural differences.
Finding the right gear for you can be difficult. In this episode, Frank and Aron discuss their favorite gear from this past year, why they chose and continue to use the gear they talk about in this episode and discuss important it is to find and use the gear that works best for you.
Hunting is never easy, and does not always end in success. In this episode, Frank shares his experience with altitude sickness. Aron goes over this years hunting adventures and shares the triumphs, trials and tribulations that go along with back country hunting.(more…)