South Cox’s interest in archery started at the age of five when he found an old wood recurve under a neighbor’s house. Despite having no mentor and growing up in a vegetarian family during his younger years, the instincts of the hunter ran deep. At 16, he shot his first deer with a bow—cementing a lifetime commitment to the sport.
In 2007, with 20 years of professional woodworking experience, South took over Stalker Recurves, reviving a company that had been dormant for the better part of a decade. Combining both of his passions; a profound love of woodworking and archery, he enthusiastically dove into the new venture. His keen eye for detail and diligent work ethic can easily be recognized in the artistic changes, additions and technical advances in the bow lines.
Tom Clum, owner of Rocky Mountain Specialty Gear joins Aron and Frank on the podcast Tom was essential in Aron’s transition from Compound bow to traditional bow. In this episode Tom and Aron provide a wealth of knowledge for those looking to get into traditional bow hunting. You can truly get a sense of Tom’s passion for traditional bows, and his willingness to share his knowledge and wisdom with others looking to get into bow hunting. Tom started RMSGear from the ground up. Thousands and thousands of arrows later he has been blessed with many true friendships and is fortunate to enjoy life in a great atmosphere every day. Tom has been bow hunting since 1976 and shooting a traditional bow since 1982. He has successfully hunted many species with the stick and string.
Food, clothing, camp stoves and more, Frank and Aron cover a broad spectrum of gear that worked best for them in 2017. Frank drops info on new gear coming out in 2018 from Kifaru, and Aron covers upcoming gear from other outdoor companies. Sadly, Even though Frank and Aron live in the same house, Aron admits he kept Humble Foods to himself while Frank suffered in the backfield with Ramen and Tuna…and of course Spam, but at least Frank loves Spam.
There is no easy button in photography. The learning curve is steep, but the rewards last a lifetime. Aron covers what he has learned when first starting out in photography, from the fundamentals, to learning his own style. Be sure to leave comments and questions for Aron, and look for podcasts with other professional photographers in the future.
Aron gives you a red neck photo lesson regarding Shutter Speed, Aperture Priority, and ISO. Aron also gives some hypothetical situations on how to set up your camera for certain shots in the field from low light to “perfect” light.
Aron covers his extensive photography background in this episode, and gives advice for those looking to get into photography. Aron covers the cameras he has used in the past (its a lot) and why he moved into his current camera setup. This is a three part series, in part one, Aron covers high end, and budget conscious camera gear, what to look for when starting out in photography and where to go for advice when first delving in to the detail oriented world of photography.
Aron discusses the decisions made over the years regarding what products to build, why some products are discontinued, and current market demands. Also discussed are the exciting products coming in the near future, along with the overall long term goals of Kifaru.