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The World's longest running independent producer of broadcast quality podcasts for the adventurer, the long distance hiker, the backpacker, the camper, in fact anyone seeking an independent life in the outdoors as a self powered traveler. Since 2005 we've produced audio and video podcasts for the self powered outdoor enthusiast in the UK and World-Wide. For people who wants to find out more about getting into the outdoors lifestyle and enjoying the simple pleasures in life. Our range of mate ...
 
Backcountry hunters talking backcountry hunting. Join us for lively discussion on a variety of topics related to backcountry, big game hunting. We'll be talking tactics, sharing lessons learned, swapping stories, interviewing individuals from the hunting industry, and getting into the nitty-gritty of our gear lists and bow/rifle setups. Contact us at anytime with your questions or feedback by emailing us: podcast@exomountaingear. Thanks for listening! — Mark & Steve
 
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Steve & Mark answer listener questions on the SIG KILO3000 Binoculars, addressing their range-finding and ballistic solving abilities (https://www.sigsauer.com/products/electro-optics/rangefinders/kilo3000/).They also discuss which bivy they use, and answer a listener question about using bivy vs a hammock setup.Finally, they discuss the tools they…
 
Save 15% on all Exo Mtn Gear items this Friday (11/27). Sign-up to get notified: https://exomtngear.com/newsletterIs ultralight gear overrated? What's the best way to practice with your bow when you can only shoot at a few yards indoors? How was Mark's experience flying the meat home from his recent elk hunt?Share your listener question for the nex…
 
This is a part one of a two part interview with the author of Grandma Gatewood’s Walk. The book is a New York Times best seller and writer Ben Montgomery was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2010. We all know the basic story, that in 1955 67 year old Grandma Gatewood set off on a remarkable journey, to accidentally become the first woman to walk the en…
 
Full-time job, wife, kids, no experience, and a worldwide pandemic. Those excuses didn't stop Jared and Eric from a DIY adventure for Sitka Blacktail Deer on Kodiak Island, Alaska.Tune-in to hear how they planned this hunt, what it was like to hunt Alaska on their own, and more. Whether you are looking for specific tips on planning a trip, just wan…
 
Will Exo be having a Black Friday sale? YES! And to make sure you don't miss the best pricing of the year, be sure you receive our emails: https://exomtngear.com/newsletterSteve and Mark also discuss the pros and cons of Sil-Nylon vs Dyneema/Cuben Fiber for shelters, what they do with their extra gear they're no longer testing/using, and how they m…
 
Join us as we welcome back forager Lisa Cutcliffe from Edulis Wild Food to delve into all things autumn, discussing edible delights from gluts of berries in the hedgerows to fantastic fungi on the forest floor, as well as touching on how getting outdoors can positively affect our mental health & that having meditative activities such as foraging to…
 
Steve & Mark discuss their favorite gear of the year in 2020. They also revisit their prior favorite gear from 2018 and 2019, and discuss how that gear is still performing for them today. No matter your budget, there's something in here for you...See the whole list at: https://exomtngear.com/blogs/article/2020-gear-of-the-yearContact us: podcast@ex…
 
Steve and Mark answer listener questions about off-season gear care and storage, how they feel about hunting with a bow vs a rifle, tips they have for packaging meat while at camp, and more...Share your question for a future show: podcast@exomtngear.comhttps://exomtngear.com/podcastBy The Hunt Backcountry Podcast
 
Why you should consider hunting with a muzzleloader...and how to get started. In the episode with John McAdams from the Big Game Hunting Blog, we talk about the knowledge and gear needed to get started hunting with a muzzleloader. If you are like us and want to expand your opportunities to hunt, regardless of what weapon is in your hands, hunting w…
 
We are in a time of year where many hunting seasons are wrapping-up soon and we head into the holidays, cold and dark winters, days, and often, a time where we let things slip. But it doesn't have to be that way. You don't have to wait for a "new year" or next hunting season to commit yourself. A commitment to challenging yourself — be that physica…
 
As a follow-up to our recent podcast about our rifle elk hunt, we take the opportunity to answer listener questions about that hunt...- How did the elk behavior change after a few days of pressure from rifle hunters?- Are there any regrets on filling tags early in the hunt?- What boots did we wear? And how did Mark's feet hold up after packing the …
 
Kevin Augello is a documentary film maker who in October 2020 has just set off with a group of relative strangers to make a film of the Cape Wrath Trail. He has made films for BBC, National Geographic and the Discovery Channel to name but a few and this project, which was supposed to start in March 2020, has been delayed and now possibly enhanced b…
 
Elk hunting is difficult. Especially when you are solo, hunting with a bow, have an over-the-counter tag, are on pressured public land, and live more than a 24-hour drive from your hunting area. But none of the things kept our guest on this episode, Jesse, from doing everything he could to try and fill his first elk tag. And on the opening morning …
 
At 60-years-young our guest on this episode, Dave, is a solo mountain hunter in Alaska. Dave has experience as a Marine, pilot, mountain climber, mountain hunter, and much more. As someone who is still hunting hard in the mountains at his age, Steve and Mark wanted to learn from Dave. With an engineer's mindset and a desire to always learn, Dave ha…
 
How can the Modern Day Rifleman Virtual Summit help you as a hunter? Even if you aren't a "sniper" or competitive shooter, what can you, as a hunter, learn from the field of 25 experts in the precision shooting industry that will be speaking at the free virtual summit? We answer these questions with summit founders, Caylen Wojcik and Phillip Velayo…
 
We are joined by our buddy, Tyler Boschma, who recently hunted Dall Sheep in the Alaska Range with Steve. We hear the story of the hunt, including the highs and lows, the lessons learned, and more. This hunt was a true adventure and an entertaining story to tune-in to.https://exomtngear.com/podcastConnect with us: podcast@exomtngear.com…
 
We're answering your questions on Labor Day. Hopefully, though, you're not hearing this as it is released, and instead you are out hunting. In this show we answer questions on deer and the full moon, hunting elk solo, hammocks for the backcountry, pack fit for petite women, post-rut elk tactics, and more...Send in your questions for the show... pod…
 
In this show we are joined by podcast listeners, who happen to be both buddies and brothers-in-law. They tell the story of a fun hunt in Montana where they filled elk and deer tags in a single day. But it isn't all about success; they also share the lessons they learned from mistakes they made previously.Connect with us: podcast@exomtngear.com…
 
The backcountry is big, beautiful...and unforgiving. We shouldn't pursue the backcountry in fear, but we should be prepared for the possibility of difficult, or even dangerous conditions.If you find yourself in that moment where you or someone you are with needs rescue, what do you do? Hopefully, you have a means of requesting rescue assistance. Bu…
 
Mark is joined by John Hakes from Mesa Precision Arms. Together they address a wide variety of rifle-related questions from the audience. They talk about Mark's upgraded Tikka build (https://exomtngear.com/tikka), upgrades for other factory rifles, fully custom rifle builds, optics selection, and much more.Visit Mesa Precision Arms and contact John…
 
Did you know that the Hunt Backcountry Podcast is now more than 5 years old? To celebrate, Steve & Mark have picked 5 of their favorite episodes from the past 5 years and are replaying them this week. Additionally, we are offering 5 prize packs for you — the listeners.ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/06d5759c28/Today's …
 
Did you know that the Hunt Backcountry Podcast is now more than 5 years old? To celebrate, Steve & Mark have picked 5 of their favorite episodes from the past 5 years and are replaying them this week. Additionally, we are offering 5 prize packs for you — the listeners.ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/06d5759c28/Today's …
 
Did you know that the Hunt Backcountry Podcast is now more than 5 years old? To celebrate, Steve & Mark have picked 5 of their favorite episodes from the past 5 years and are replaying them this week. Additionally, we are offering 5 prize packs for you — the listeners.ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/06d5759c28/Today's …
 
Did you know that the Hunt Backcountry Podcast is now more than 5 years old? To celebrate, Steve & Mark have picked 5 of their favorite episodes from the past 5 years and are replaying them this week. Additionally, we are offering 5 prize packs for you — the listeners.ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/06d5759c28/Today's …
 
Did you know that the Hunt Backcountry Podcast is now more than 5 years old? To celebrate, Steve & Mark have picked 5 of their favorite episodes from the past 5 years and are replaying them this week. Additionally, we are offering 5 prize packs for you — the listeners.ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/06d5759c28/Today's …
 
As Steve and Mark prepare to hunt sheep and elk with a rifle for the first time this fall, they seek the wisdom of former hunting guide, previous podcast guest, and full-time gun writer, Joseph von Benedikt.Joseph answers their questions on bullet selection, shot placement, field support and shooting positions, and much more.Connect with Joseph: ht…
 
We, as hunters, spend a lot of time, effort, energy, and money to put ourselves into positions where we have an opportunity to shoot the animal we are pursuing. When that moment comes together, can you hold it together and make a good shot? Whether you have a bow or rifle in your hands, how do you ensure that you make the most of that opportunity y…
 
What does it take to kill an elk TODAY? What about elk hunting has changed in the past 5-10 years? Those are just a couple of the many questions we ask Corey Jacobsen on this episode. Other questions address e-scouting, dealing with hunting pressure, hunting post-run bulls, and much, much more.Use "EXO20" to SAVE $20 on the University of Elk Huntin…
 
Steve surprises Mark with a hunt announcement, and then they discuss listener questions on pack comfort issues, keeping a clean camp, where to look for deer, and more...Share your question for the show: podcast@exomtngear.comLinks for gear mentioned in this episode:- Arcade Belt: https://amzn.to/2P23qlT- Reloading Mounts: https://inlinefabrication.…
 
This is the concluding conversation with Lauren (Neon) Reed and Bethany (Fidget) Hughes from Her Odyssey regarding their current expedition to travel by self powered means from the southern tip of the Americas to the most northern point. Currently they are 8000 miles into the 20,000 mile total and so I was seeking to know about how they cope with f…
 
Our guest on this episode, Baxter, filled 3 elk tags in his first 4 years elk hunting. Part of the reason for his success is some of his outside-the-box thinking, which you'll hear about in this episode. If you're looking to fill an elk tag this fall, this conversation will help you think through some tactics and strategies to consider for your hun…
 
We announce a soon-coming giveaway and answer listener questions about breaking-down elk, how to best load head and horns on your pack, discuss follow-up questions on Mark's experience with his new suppressor, and talk through what gear changes for 1-3 day hunts vs 5-7 day hunts.Share your question for the next show: podcast@exomtngear.comExo Video…
 
Josh Kirchner joins us to talk about his journey becoming a mule deer hunter, and the Struggles & Success he has encountered along the way. From desert bucks in Arizona to high-country mule deer in the Rockies, Josh has some enjoyable stories and helpful lessons to share with you today.Connect with Josh…- Book: https://amzn.to/2B565rw- Website: htt…
 
Traversing the length of the Americas by non-motorized means, connecting stories of the land and its inhabitants. Part one of a fascinating interview with Bethany ‘Fidgit’ Hughes and Lauren ‘Neon’ Reed who are traveling the length of the Americas by non-motorized means, gathering stories of people along the way, inspiring others to pursue their own…
 
We conclude the How to Hunt Mule Deer podcast series with this in-depth episode on alternate tactics for mule deer hunting. Our guest, Robby Denning, is an extremely dedicated mule deer hunter, with decades of experience. Robby is the author of "Hunting Big Mule Deer" and joins us to discuss still-hunting, tracking, ambush hunting, and other tactic…
 
We quickly recap this past weekend's Death Hike (more to come on that), talk about Mark's experience shooting with his new suppressor, and answer listener questions on budget packs, hunting with mountain bikes, and more...Share your question for the next show: podcast@exomtngear.comBy The Hunt Backcountry Podcast
 
We continue the How to Hunt Mule Deer podcast series with this in-depth episode on SHOOTING and archery setups for mule deer. Our guest, Tim Gillingham, is a world-class competitive archer, a passionate and accomplished hunter, and a well-respected part of the archery industry as a whole. We are excited to chat with Tim about the technical and prac…
 
Steve & Mark answer your listener questions on how to pack gear in your pack, what "mountain supplements" they use in the backcountry, what Steve found in his test of numerous down jackets, and how breathing techniques can be an effective tool for hunters.Submit your question for the show: podcast@exomtngear.comhttps://exomtngear.com/podcast…
 
We continue our How to Hunt Mule Deer series with this in-depth episode on STALKING mule deer. Our guest, South Cox, is a very experienced mule deer hunter that specializes in chasing high country deer with stick-and-string. South has spent years hunting mule deer with spot-and-stalk tactics. In this episode, we learn South's methods for executing …
 
Steve & Mark answer your questions on archery shot routines, custom ballistic reticles, quality of roads for elk hunting, and more. You'll also hear about "impressively stupid" questions from hunters.We also discuss some listener tips about using Google Earth and other resources for satellite imagery. As mentioned in the show, check out Google Eart…
 
We continue our How to Hunt Mule Deer series with this in-depth episode on LOCATING mule deer. Our guest, Dioni Amuchastegui, is a friend and dedicated mule deer hunter in Idaho. Dioni has spent a lot of time studying, observing, and hunting mule deer. In this episode, we learn Dioni's methods for finding mule deer — and specifically finding mature…
 
We continue our How to Hunt Mule Deer series with this in-depth episode on SCOUTING for mule deer. Our guest, Jason Wright, is a friend and muley addict. Jason has a knack for finding good deer country and has spent countless hours scouting for mule deer — using both e-scouting tools (Google Earth, onX Maps, etc) as well as significant time behind …
 
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