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The By Land Podcast is here to help you have a better and more enjoyable experience in the outdoors. Whether backpacking, hunting, hiking, or simply enjoying the outdoors with family and friends, there is always a better way to do things and that is what this podcast offers. You deserve the very best experiences and By Land is here to help you attain them by simplifying the process, breaking down complicated subjects, and learning from people and organizations from around the world who are experts on the subject. Be it conservation, backcountry hunting, Thru Hiking, mountaineering, or general outdoor activities, By Land will give you tangible and actionable tips and tricks to take with you on your next outing into the wild.

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The By Land Podcast is here to help you have a better and more enjoyable experience in the outdoors. Whether backpacking, hunting, hiking, or simply enjoying the outdoors with family and friends, there is always a better way to do things and that is what this podcast offers. You deserve the very best experiences and By Land is here to help you attain them by simplifying the process, breaking down complicated subjects, and learning from people and organizations from around the world who are experts on the subject. Be it conservation, backcountry hunting, Thru Hiking, mountaineering, or general outdoor activities, By Land will give you tangible and actionable tips and tricks to take with you on your next outing into the wild.

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I recently discover Emory’s podcast!! I love the guests and content!!!! ❤️

Such a good dude.

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You can tell that there is real passion for the subject matter.

iTunes Ratings

129 Ratings
Average Ratings
122
2
4
1
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Great podcast

By LeAnne Carey - Mar 08 2019
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I recently discover Emory’s podcast!! I love the guests and content!!!! ❤️

Such a good dude.

By Stryyf - Jul 09 2018
Read more
You can tell that there is real passion for the subject matter.
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The By Land Podcast

Latest release on Sep 21, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 8 days ago

Rank #1: Episode 96 Recapping the PCT With Jon Frankson AKA Roadrunner

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I started following Jon’s journey on the PCT before the PCT even happened for him. Once he got on trail, I enjoyed every moment of his journey via social media. He crushed miles early on, braved the snow in the Sierra, and ultimately arrived at the Northern Terminus on his own terms.

I asked Jon to come on the podcast to share his journey and to learn what it was like hiking his hike. We cover life before the trail, life ON trail, and life after.

Go follow Jon, he’s a good dude!

By Land,

Emory R. Wanger

LEARN HOW TO BACKPACK!

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Show Notes

Introductions

Jon’s backpacking backstory

How the PCT became a reality

How the beginning of the trail felt

When reality sets in on the PCT

Hiking the desert

Dealing with and addressing “fear mongering”

Finding and learning your limits

Decision making process

Addressing the snow in the Sierra

Why the PCT and backpacking is so important to Jon

Dealing with emotions on the trail

Nearing the end of the trail

What it means to “miss” the trail

Life after the trail

Lessons learned from the PCT

How daily routing dictates gear selection

Jon’s journey with photography while hiking

Plans for followon trails

Closing thoughts

How to follow Jon online

Links

https://www.instagram.com/jonathonfrankson

Nov 25 2019

53mins

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Rank #2: Episode 25 How to Hike 50 Miles in a Day with John Z

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John Z knows how to hike, but he also knows how to do it the right way without risking injury to himself.  On this episode of The By Land Podcast, hiker John Z joins me to talk about how he manages to hike 50 miles per day and how he's come to live a minimalist life.  John is also one of the creators of Pa'lente Packs, a pack company that is intentional about being minimal and functional.  

I asked John on the podcast because he has a method of hiking that allows him to cover crazy distances in a day and I wanted to know how he does it.  Additionally, I wanted to learn from John how he's been able to reduce his pack weight to 8 lbs..  We talk about this and so much more.

If you're looking to get better at streamlining your process, reducing pack bulk, and want to know the proper techniques to moving down a trail, you're not going to want to miss this episode.  John is a great dude, super chill, and just loves what he does.

Enjoy!

By Land,
Emory Ronald
THANKS FOR LISTENING!!

Taking the time to listen to this podcast is greatly appreciated!  If you have questions or comments, feel free to reach me at emory@byland.co or leave a comment below.  I'd love to hear from you.  

Also, if you have a topics you'd like covered, email me and I'll look into making it happen!
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If you enjoyed this show and want to help me out, please leave me an honest review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts from.  Doing so will help my podcast reach others and grow more and more.  I can't do it without you!

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SHOW NOTES 

Introductions
John’s background and how he built up to hiking 50 miles in a single day
Proper hiking technique for reducing impact on the body
The impact of pack weight on the body
The choices of gear - bringing what you need depending on the trip
Adapting to trail conditions and scenarios
John’s food plan and being aware of your body
How to be minimal - making do with what you have
Why John continues to hike and explore the backcountry
Johns new pack company - behind the design
Who’s John’s pack is designed for
How John decided not to use a waist belt for a pack
“Packing your fears”
John’s advice to new backpackers
Finding John online
What’s next for John and the pack company
John’s camera choice
John and Emory BS session…
LINKS

Pa'lente Packs - https://palantepacks.com/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jawnzee/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/johnzahorian

Apr 09 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #3: Episode 015 - Ultralight Quilts with Enlightened Equipment

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This quilt isn't a product of your Grandmothers quilting guild.  Enlightened Equipment creates solutions for backpackers who desire to carry less weight in their packs without giving up an ounce of comfort (see what I did there?).  If you've never heard of a backpacking quilt, this episode is dedicated to you.  And, if you're on the search for ways to lighten your load then again, this episode is for you.  

Skylar Ogren is the Head of Marketing for Enlightened Equipment and joins me on this episode to explain what exactly a "quilt" is and how it will benefit you in the backcountry.  In short, you're about to learn why you should begin challenging everything you've ever known about the traditional sleeping bag.  

I created By Land to help you have a better time backpacking.  This episode is the epitome of that very concept.  If you're looking for a tool to help lighten your load by and easy 2 pounds or more, you're going to want to give this one a listen.  

You're about to learn what a quilt is, how it works, who Enlightened Equipment is, how down "fill" ratings impact your comfort levels and overall pack weight, and much more!
By Land,
Emory Ronald
THANKS FOR LISTENING!!

Taking the time to listen to this podcast is greatly appreciated!  If you have questions or comments, feel free to reach me at emory@byland.co or leave a comment below.  I'd love to hear from you.  

Also, if you have a topics you'd like covered, email me and I'll look into making it happen!
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If you enjoyed this show and want to help me out, please leave me an honest review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts from.  Doing so will help my podcast reach others and grow more and more.  I can't do it without you!

SHOW NOTES

Intro to EE
Defining a “quilt”
Quilts versus regular bags
Common concerns with going with a sleeping quilt
Sleeping in a quilt
How a quilt can reduce your overall pack weight 
Benefits of better sleep 
Why Thru Hikers have chosen quilts over traditional bags
AT Speed Record set this year by a user of Enlightened Equipment
Impacts of having more weight than what you need in your pack
The differences in down the quality of down
How down fill weight works
Enlightened Equipment origin story and timeline
Ordering process, options, and custom built quilts
Times when quilts don’t make “sense” 
How to choose a quilt for you application
Skylar’s advice for choosing gear
Enlightened Equipment product offerings
How to reach EE
LINKS

 www.enlightenedequipment.com
Videos on EE quilts
Instagram - @enlightenedequipment

Jan 10 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #4: EP 111 What I Would Do Differently On The PCT

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I wouldn’t change a single thing about my 2017 hike of the Pacific Crest Trail because what happened out there made it MY hike and I love it for what it was. That said, we can’t help but reflect on the things we’d do differently and I like to think of it as learning valuable lessons rather than being unhappy with various aspects of my hike.

I’ve had three years to digest my lessons learned and have come away with a short list of things I’d do differently if I had to do it all over again from scratch. Some are PCT specific, others are not. Even if you’re not planning on hiking the PCT or any other long trail, I think you’ll benefit from some of the items on my list.

To those who ARE planning a hike sometime down the road, know this - you’ll never be 100% ready and NOTHING will go as planned. You’re going to make mistakes along the way, but as long as you learn from them then that’s all that matters.

By Land,

Emory R. Wanger

By Land Links

LEARN HOW TO BACKPACK https://byland.co/learn-to-backpack

YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChSSISEgIfwYz2cc0aHQj3g

FACEBOOK GROUP https://www.facebook.com/groups/1192723304224313/

INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/byland.co

SAY HELLO!! https://byland.co/contact

Show Notes

NOT hike with an Organization or sponsor

Hike alone more

Simplified layering system

Hike in Altra Lone Peaks

Ditch my pack lid

Bring my nice camera

Hike slower for longer

Spend less time in town

No more resupply boxes

Garmin InReach instead of SPOT tracker

Bring my Wife

Not obsess about upcoming miles

Apr 27 2020

29mins

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Rank #5: Episode 30 Lets Talk Hill People Gear

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I've known of Hill People Gear for a number of years. In fact, they were one of the first companies I came across when searching for new and interesting brands outside of what you see in big box stores. I own a few of their products and always find myself visiting their website time and again to see what they're up to.

To say I was excited to have founder, Evan Hill, join me on the podcast to talk about his company is an understatement. It's honestly an honor and incredibly humbling to spend an hour talking with people like Evan because it's not every day you can pick the brains of someone who knows a thing or two about pack design.

On this episode of The By Land Podcast, Evan talks about the origin of Hill People Gear, the design principles, and his background with backcountry travel. He also gives a number of solid bits of advice to backpackers.

Enjoy!


By Land,

Emory Ronald


THANKS FOR LISTENING!!

Taking the time to listen to this podcast is greatly appreciated! If you have questions or comments, feel free to reach me at emory@byland.co or leave a comment below. I'd love to hear from you.


HELP THE SHOW

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SHOW NOTES 

Intro to Evan and Hill People Gear

Origin of HPG

First product of HPG - the Kit Bag

How Evan came up with his unique harness system and how it works

The evolution of the HPG suspension system

Evan’s thoughts on overall pack weight and backpacking efficiency

Efficiency in design

Who HPG is for

Evan’s favorite HPG pieces

Backpack structure (stays)

Backpack fitting

Common errors made my new backpackers

Spending time doing, learning, and observing

Whats next for HPG

Evans final thoughts on “gear”

How to find HPG

Links

www.hillpeoplegear.com

https://www.facebook.com/HillPeopleGear/

https://www.youtube.com/user/HillPeopleGear

https://www.instagram.com/hillpeoplegear/

May 14 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #6: RECAST. Episode 92 Protecting The PCT. An Interview With The PCTA.

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If you’ve ever wondered how a trail that spans 2650 miles across 3 large states is managed and protected, this is the episode you’re going to want to listen to.

Mark and Megan of the PCTA join me for Episode 92 to talk about how the PCTA is working to protect the Pacific Crest Trail. We discuss the history of the PCTA, what each of their roles are in the organization, how the PCTA works alongside the Federal Government to protect the trail, and finally a discussion of a recent acquisition of land along the trail corridor that will help keep the trail safe.

This episode showcases the backbone of how these trails we love remain wild and safe for future generations to come.

By Land,

Emory R. Wanger

The By Land Podcast Facebook Group

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HELP THE SHOW

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Show Notes

Introduction to Mark and Megan

PCT and PCTA History

How the PCTA functions and works

Why the PCT was started

What it means to be a National Scenic Trail

PCTA Land aquisition

Overview of the Land and Water Conservation Fund

What happens when lands transfer to an org like the PCTA and what that means

How land easements work

How the PCTA raises awareness of the trail

The economic impact of the PCT

What keeps Mark and Megan coming back time and again to the PCT and the wilderness

Links

Trail maintenance page: https://www.pcta.org/volunteer/trail-skills-college/

National Trails System page: https://www.pcta.org/our-work/national-trails-system/

Advocacy page: https://www.pcta.org/our-work/advocacy/

History: https://www.pcta.org/about-us/history/

Trail skills college: https://www.pcta.org/volunteer/trail-skills-college/

Land Protection: https://www.pcta.org/our-work/land-protection/

Trinity Divide Land Acquisition: https://www.pcta.org/2019/the-trinity-divide-land-acquisition-is-a-big-leap-toward-protecting-the-entire-pacific-crest-trail-66288/

Stevens Pass Land Acquisition: https://www.outsideonline.com/2264601/private-landowner-almost-cut-pct

Oct 01 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #7: Episode 70 Pacific Crest Trail Lessons with 2 Foot Adventures

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Mary from 2 Foot Adventures is BACK to discuss all things Pacific Crest Trail 2019 related!

Mary and her partner run a mobile gear shop focused on ultralight gear built for the Pacific Crest Trail. They operate in a few locations throughout the hiking season and as of now are located in Warner Springs, California, at right about the 110 mile marker. These mobile gear shops are converted airstream style trailers that literally have everything you need for a Thru Hiker or really any type of backpacking. Trust me when I say they’re a godsend when gear is getting the best of you.

For years now, Mary has been operating these mobile gear shops and you can tell just by talking to her that it is without a doubt her passion. She absolutely loves the Thru Hikers and the PCT. She also has a unique look into what works for hikers and what doesn’t given the fact that she sees dozens and dozens of them in a single week (probably more like hundreds).

On this episode, we recap the 2018 PCT hiking season, chat about trends in gear, common pain points and problems hikers experience, and we even dive into the holistic side of what Thru Hiking means. There’s no shortage of great perspective and information in this episode and it’s now become one of my favorite conversations to look forward to each year.

Please enjoy!

By Land,

Emory R. Wanger

Interested in talking about the show with other listeners??

First things first, thanks for taking the time to listen to this podcast is greatly appreciated! If you have questions, comments, or want to dive further into the details of this show and others, you can join the By Land Podcast Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1192723304224313/ to link up with myself and other listeners. See you on there!

HELP THE SHOW

If you enjoyed this show and want to help me out, please leave me an honest review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts from. Doing so will help my podcast reach others and grow more and more. I can't do it without you!

SWAG - http://byland.co/shop/

Comic Book - http://byland.co/comic-book/

Show Notes

Introductions

Recap of what 2 Foot Adventures is

Why being at Warners Springs so important

Everything you need in 200 square feet

Specialty gear you can expect to see in the trailers

Trends in backpacking from year to year

The issue with “believing” in the gear we’ve purchased

What finding the right gear can do for you

Why being flexible and open minded can improve your experiences

The PCT as a pilgrimage

Common issues in the first 100 miles

On finding the right gear that works for YOU

How hikers change as they move north along the trail

What about quitting the trail?

Finding YOUR trail along the trail

Life lessons from the trail

Learning to enjoy the process

On responding to problems

Audience Q and A:

Most popular water filter

Most popular shelters

Average amount of time it takes to hike the PCT

When is the best time to start the PCT

How many miles to start with?

Best resupply strategy?

Considerations for the PCT this year

Closing thoughts

How to connect with 2 Foot Adventures

Links

https://2footadventures.com/

https://instagram.com/2FootAdventures

http://facebook.com/2FootAdventures

Mar 25 2019

1hr 27mins

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Rank #8: Episode 34 Hiking Free with Dirty Avocado

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A while back I came across the Instagram account of a PCT Hiker named Dirty Avocado. That then led me to her YouTube channel and to one specific video with her discussing the trail, what she learned, and her battle with footwear.

After hearing her talk about the importance of listening to what your body is trying to tell you, I decided I wanted to have her on as a guest to walk me through her lessons learned.

On this episode, we cover how she got into long distance backpacking, the feeling of freely hiking a trail, the importance of listening to your body, and what happens after the trail.

It's a great episode, and like me, Dirty Avocado just wants to reach people and help them find their adventures.

Special thanks to her for being willing to come on to talk about her personal story. Also, thank YOU, the audience, for coming back week after week! It means the world.

By Land,

Emory Ronald


THANKS FOR LISTENING!!

Taking the time to listen to this podcast is greatly appreciated! If you have questions or comments, feel free to reach me at emory@byland.co or leave a comment below. I'd love to hear from you.


HELP THE SHOW

If you enjoyed this show and want to help me out, please leave me an honest review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts from. Doing so will help my podcast reach others and grow more and more. I can't do it without you!

Lifestyle Shop - http://byland.co/shop/

Comic Book - http://byland.co/comic-book/

Patreon - http://byland.co/patreon/


SHOW NOTES


Introductions

How DA got into long distance backpacking

How DA decided to hikg the PCT in 2017

DA’s background in backpacking and where she came from

Why hike thousands of miles?

Long trail mindsets

The ups and downs of the trail and how DA dealt with these worked through them.

Learning to reduce pack weight and what the impact is both physically and mentally

Repercussions of not listening to your body

Seeing the monument and what happens after mentally

Life after the trail what comes next

Rationalizing the damage a long trail does to the body

Reaching people through social media and YouTube

Benefits of long distance backpacking

Advice to aspiring Thru Hikers

How to find Dirty Avacado online

Bonus Round

What’s with the name Dirty Avacado?

How to eat Vegan on the trail


Links

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cotezi/

YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/c/CoteziHikes

Jun 11 2018

55mins

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Rank #9: Episode 58 Saved By Mountains with Jeff Oliver

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Jeff “IBTAT” Oliver has been saved by mountains. In 2013, he went cold turkey from alcohol and focused his energy on hiking. Fast forward to today and he’s now completed the Appalachian Trail (2018) and will be stepping down the Pacific Crest Trail in 2019, but that’s just the beginning. Jeff has his sights set on the entire Triple Crown and after talking with him, I have no doubt he’ll see his goal through.

Jeff is one awesome guy. He’s an open book who loves hiking, sharing his story, and being exactly who he is. If you visit his website, you’ll see that at the end of the day he hopes to inspire others that have struggled with drugs or alcohol to choose a new path.

On this episode, we talk about Jeff’s 2018 AT Thru Hike, his future goals with the Triple Crown, and why he chose backpacking over drinking.

Please enjoy this episode with Jeff “IBAT” Oliver!

By Land,

Emory R. Wanger

THANKS FOR LISTENING!!

Taking the time to listen to this podcast is greatly appreciated! If you have questions or comments, feel free to reach me at emory@byland.co or leave a comment below. I'd love to hear from you.

HELP THE SHOW

If you enjoyed this show and want to help me out, please leave me an honest review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts from. Doing so will help my podcast reach others and grow more and more. I can't do it without you!

Lifestyle Shop - http://byland.co/shop/

Comic Book - http://byland.co/comic-book/

Show Notes

Introductions

Jeff’s transition from hunting to thru hiking

Learning to enjoy the trail

Craving the trail after the trail

Jeff’s gear story

The goal of completing the Triple Crown

What it means to attain the Triple Crown

Sacrificing to reach your dreams

Jeff’s mindset towards shorter trips after hiking the AT

Jeff’s life prior to backpacking and his battle with drinking

How backpacking changed Jeff’s life

Replacing alcohol with hiking

How to avoid drinks on trail

Applying what was learned on the trail to everyday life

Becoming efficient on the trail

Food on the trail

What Jeff is changing going into the PCT

On being alone in the wilderness

Addressing mental challenges

Advice for future hikers

How to find and follow Jeff

Links

https://www.ibtat.com/

https://www.instagram.com/savedbymtns/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3aILHxDPaRH8fHO5JcE6qQ

Dec 17 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #10: EP 106 How To Start Backpacking and Hiking Alone

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Backpacking alone is NOT the easiest thing in the world to do. In fact, it can be downright uncomfortable or even scary at first, but if you’re willing to put in the work, being alone in the backcountry can be pretty darn incredible. On this episode of The By Land Podcast, I’m going to share with you what I’ve learned about backpacking and hiking alone and give you some tips and tricks on how you can get there yourself.

I won’t just cover HOW to backpack alone, but WHY you’d want to so in the first place, and what my personal journey has been (successes and failures).

Wherever you’re at in your backpacking journey, this episode will help you go from always having to hike in a group or with a partner, to embarking on an adventure by yourself.

By Land,

Emory R. Wanger

LEARN HOW TO BACKPACK!

I’m creating an ONLINE BACKPACKING COURSE that will shorten your learning curve in more than half and get you going on the right path to a backcountry adventure.

The By Land Podcast Facebook Group

I have a facebook group specifically for listeners! See you in there!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1192723304224313/

Show Notes

Why you would want to backpack alone

Benefits of backpacking alone

My personal journey learning to backpack alone

How my failures prepared me for success being alone

My first time really hiking alone for some distance

A turning point in being alone on the PCT

8 Tips on how how to backpack, hike, and hunt alone

1. Warm up in small stages

2. Camp ALONE in a group

3. Do backpacking things BY YOURSELF

4. Go somewhere familar and don’t make it a big trip

5. Distract your mind from the silence

6. Choose a great camping location

7. Tire yourself out!

8. Bring what makes you feel safe

Final thoughts

Links

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChSSISEgIfwYz2cc0aHQj3g

By Land Podcast Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1192723304224313/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/byland.co

LEARN HOW TO BACKPACK https://byland.co/learn-to-backpack

Mar 09 2020

29mins

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Rank #11: Episode 45 Comparing Sleep Systems with Josh Kirchner

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On this episode of The By Land Podcast, I'm joined once again by Josh Kirchner of dialedinhunter.com to talk about sleep systems. This episode is different in that it's not actually an interview, but rather it's a conversation between the two of us where we talk about what we're currently using, where we came from, and what we look for in gear.

This episode covers sleep systems only. That includes shelters/tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and accessories.

Sometimes it's nice to hear from others how they've come to choose their gear and why. Josh and I do a lot of talking on this episode so be prepared for some long winded answers.

Our goal for this episode was to compare and contrast our gear decisions. If you're into that kind of thing, I think you'll enjoy this chat with my good friend Josh Kirchner.

By Land,

Emory Ronald

THANKS FOR LISTENING!!

Taking the time to listen to this podcast is greatly appreciated! If you have questions or comments, feel free to reach me at emory@byland.co or leave a comment below. I'd love to hear from you.

HELP THE SHOW

If you enjoyed this show and want to help me out, please leave me an honest review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts from. Doing so will help my podcast reach others and grow more and more. I can't do it without you!

Lifestyle Shop - http://byland.co/shop/

Comic Book - http://byland.co/comic-book/

SHOW NOTES

Introductions

Shelters/Tents

Bags

Pads

Accessories

LINKS

http://dialedinhunter.com/

https://www.instagram.com/dialedinhunter/

Aug 27 2018

1hr 43mins

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Rank #12: Episode 35 Learning to Backpack Hunt with Josh Kirchner

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Sometimes we forget what it's like to be new to something. As we progress in our work, life, or hobby, it's natural that we lose track of where we came from and what it was like to have no idea where to even begin something new.

Josh Kirchner runs an amazing website at www.dialedinhunter.com where he documents his journey in hunting. After years of trial and error, Josh has now introduced backpack hunting into the mix, however contrary to what you might think, he didn't grow up backpacking.

Like most of us, Josh took the hard route into backpack hunting. He had to learn on his own and work up to bigger and bigger trips. Looking back now, he's thankful he jumped in head first, but to say it was easy would a lie.

On this episode of The By Land Podcast, Josh and I talk about what it was like starting out backpacking and backpack hunting. We discuss the basics of how it all works and share our individual stories of where we came from and how far we've come.

This episode is all about learning the basics of backpack hunting. It's a raw and real discussion about lessons learned. If you're looking to start a new hobby like backpack hunting, give this episode a listen. I think you'll really enjoy this conversation with Josh.

By Land,

Emory Ronald


THANKS FOR LISTENING!!

Taking the time to listen to this podcast is greatly appreciated! If you have questions or comments, feel free to reach me at emory@byland.co or leave a comment below. I'd love to hear from you.


HELP THE SHOW

If you enjoyed this show and want to help me out, please leave me an honest review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts from. Doing so will help my podcast reach others and grow more and more. I can't do it without you!

Lifestyle Shop - http://byland.co/shop/

Comic Book - http://byland.co/comic-book/

Patreon - http://byland.co/patreon/



Show Notes

Introductions

Who Josh is and what he does with www.dialedinhunter.com

How and why Josh decided to get into backpack hunting

Josh’s first backpacking experiences and how he got started

Starting small and working up to bigger trips

Common hurdles to backpack hunting and how to overcome them

Sorting through all the possible gear solutions and how to uncomplicate them

Josh brings a friend backpack hunting for the first time…

Misconceptions of what backpack hunting is and isn’t

Emory’s first backpack hunting experience

Learning to backpack hunt and build up to longer trips

Understanding why you are out there in the first place

How to successfully combine backpacking and hunting

Planning out your backpack hunt and what to take into account (ie game evacuation)

Benefits of backpack hunting - tactical advantage

Considerations for backpack hunting - things to keep in mind

Choosing the right shelter for your style of backpack hunting

Recap of the episode highlights

Josh’s closing thoughts and final bits of advice on being alone in the wilderness

How to reach Josh


Links

www.dialedinhunter.com

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dialedinhunter/

Twitter https://twitter.com/DialedInHunter

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dialedinhunter

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6ItIjVnltPYvPWohOPk0dQ

Jun 18 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #13: Episode 17 Triple Crown of 200's with Mike McKnight

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If I told you there were people who ran 200 mile races you'd probably think that was pretty cool.  What if I told you there are people who run 3 races that total over 600 miles in under 3 months time?  Crazy right?  

Mike McKnight is a runner.  He's the is the first winner of the Triple Crown of Ultra 200 Mile races and knows a thing or two about enduring.  Mike has the lowest combined time of the Bigfoot 200, Tahoe 200, and the Moab 240.  He loves the sport and is incredibly humble about his accomplishment.  

I asked Mike to come on the podcast to talk about what he does and how he does it.  Even though this isn't backpacking, the idea of pushing yourself is the same.  I think you're going to love hearing Mike's story and how it came to be.  Like most things, Mike didn't set out to run three races in three months, but that's what happened and because he stuck it out, he has a pretty cool story to tell.

Mike McKnight is a straight up inspiration to me.  He spoke with me about his ability to push through when he wanted to quit, his love for his family, and his admiration for fellow runners.  I don't care if you never run a single mile in your life, you're going to love hearing Mike tell this story.
By Land,
Emory Ronald

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SHOW NOTES

Intro to Mike McKnight
The history of the Triple Crown and how it works
How Mike started down the path of ultra running
The ups and downs of each trail
How the desire to quit played a role in Mike’s success in the Triple Crown
Digesting the experience of Mikes accomplishment and what the trail means
Altra Footwear - benefits and design
Mikes advice to getting into long distance running and how to work up to ultra distances
LINKS

Triple Crown of 200's film
Instagram @dirtymike_89
www.altrarunning.com

Feb 01 2018

58mins

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Rank #14: Episode 84 Trail Name Legend

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Jeff Garmire has logged 21 thousand miles and counting at the time of this episode being aired. Funny thing is, you wouldn’t really know it because he doesn’t exactly care to shout it from the rooftops. Rather, he goes about his business by chasing his passion, learning, and trying new things.

On trail, Jeff goes by “Legend.” As such, I figured it would be beneficial to pick the brain of someone who has hiked so many miles, completed a Calendar Year Triple Crown, attempted and completed the FKT of the Arizona Trail, and countless other endeavors. You don’t have to want to follow in Jeff’s footsteps in order to learn something from him. What Jeff knows can apply to literally any backpacking trip, big or small, that you will ever do. We cover everything from his early days, to how he deals with the mental struggles of the trail, speed versus efficiency, and his latest AZ Trail adventure. You name it, we cover it and Jeff does so in a way that isn’t intimidating or hard to follow.

This episode is no doubt packed full of great talking points!

By Land,

Emory R. Wanger

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Show Notes

Introductions

Jeff remembers Tyler Lau from when he was attemping his own Calendar Triple Crown

Connecting with others on trail

Where and how Jeff’s backpacking story began

What the PCT culture was like when Jeff started

Jeff’s first PCT experience and how it compares to today

Deciding to hike again

Hiking the PNW Trail

Deciding to attempt an FKT

Mental vs. Physical

Techniques for staying mentally sharp

Planning out the AZ Trail FKT

Learning what your body is capable

Learning to hike big miles

Efficiency versus speed

Walking techniques

Hiking and being inside your head

Dealing with the mental redline

Thoughts on what a “backpacker” is and what it means to backpack

How to follow up with Jeff

Links

https://www.instagram.com/thefreeoutside

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcFxqculFnBmXQo9HbYGKOQ

https://www.facebook.com/freeoutside/

Jul 15 2019

58mins

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Rank #15: Episode 78 Backcountry Self Care with Rawlogy

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Have you ever found yourself wishing you had something with you on trail that could alleviate pain or avoid it altogether without having to haul a heavy massage tool around with you or asking a friend to help “roll you out?” I have…a lot. Ever since I hiked that long trail, I have been looking for something to toss in my pack that won’t take up space or add weight.

Thanks to the internet gods, I found Marek from Rawlogy and reached out for an interview.

Marek is the founder or Rawlogy, a company that’s making super lightweight massage balls for backcountry travelers. They’re eco friendly, won’t take up space, and make it so you can give yourself better self care when you’re out there in the wilderness battling muscle fatigue.

On this episode, we dive into who and what Rawlogy is, how massage balls work, and why Marek is doing this in the first place.

This one is going to be great!

By Land,

Emory R. Wanger

Interested in talking about the show with other listeners??

First things first, thanks for taking the time to listen to this podcast is greatly appreciated! If you have questions, comments, or want to dive further into the details of this show and others, you can join the By Land Podcast Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1192723304224313/ to link up with myself and other listeners. See you on there!

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Show Notes

Introductions

Making a sustainable product

Marek’s backstory

How rolling out can alleviate pain

How much the Rawlogy balls weigh and what each are used for

How to implement self care

Addressing IT bands

How impactful self care actually is

Reviews since launch

What the journey of Rawlogy has been like

What the outdoors means to Marek

#shareyourballs

The future of Rawlogy

Differences in what products are available

How to reach Rawlogy

May 27 2019

52mins

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Rank #16: EP 104 How To Hike Big Miles

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I never thought in a million years I’d ever be one to hike 20-30 miles in a single day. Those numbers are daunting if you’ve never done it and having felt the pain that can come from a 10 mile day I figured doubling or tripling that number was a feat I’d never be able to do. As it turns out, I CAN do big miles because I put into practice a specific process that works for me.

On this episode, I’m going to dive in to my process for hiking big miles. From start to finish, I’ll walk you through my approach and even cove the benefits of hiking so many miles in a single day.

If you dream of hiking a long trail or want to pack in more miles, more views, and more experiences into your weekend trips, this episode is for you!

By Land,

Emory R. Wanger

LEARN HOW TO BACKPACK!

I’m creating an ONLINE BACKPACKING COURSE that will shorten your learning curve in more than half and get you going on the right path to a backcountry adventure.

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Show Notes

Defining what a “big” day is

Benefits to hiking bigger miles

My step by step process for hiking big miles

Efficiency

Speed versus time

Hike in intervals and take scheduled breaks

Feed your body (https://www.v2pnutrition.com/)

Reducing pack weight

Self care

Proper planning

Closing thoughts

Links

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChSSISEgIfwYz2cc0aHQj3g

By Land Podcast Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1192723304224313/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/byland.co

LEARN HOW TO BACKPACK https://byland.co/learn-to-backpack

Feb 10 2020

34mins

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Rank #17: Episode 23 Superior Wilderness Designs

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Superior Wilderness Designs is a cottage company out of Michigan that builds ultralight backpacks for the Thru Hiking crowed.  Brandon McIntyre and Ashley Thick started SWD early in 2016 and promptly left to hike the Pacific Crest Trails with their handmade packs.  

I asked Brandon to come on the podcast to talk about his company, but what we ended up doing is having a far more in depth conversation.  We touch on his pack designs, how he got started and why, and what backpacking means to him.  I found Brandon to be a pleasure to talk to and immediately felt like I was in the presence of someone who loves what backpacking can do for people.

I really think you're going to enjoy this episode with Brandon.  He's laid back, passionate, and sincere about what he does at SWD.  If you're looking for a company to connect with on a personal level, SWD is where you should begin looking.  I personally learned a number of things from my chat with Brandon so I know you will too.

Enjoy!
By Land,
Emory Ronald
THANKS FOR LISTENING!!

Taking the time to listen to this podcast is greatly appreciated!  If you have questions or comments, feel free to reach me at emory@byland.co or leave a comment below.  I'd love to hear from you.  

Also, if you have a topics you'd like covered, email me and I'll look into making it happen!
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SHOW NOTES

Introduction to Brandon and SWD
Superior Wilderness Designs - customized packs!
How Brandon got into backpacking
Brandon’s first backpacking trip
How and why Brandon started SWD
Brandon’s DIY gear creations and background with sewing
Lessons learned in pack design
Durability in a pack - what is needed and what is not 
The Thru Hiking pack design - where did this stem from?
How Brandon feels about being a part of someone’s backpacking story
SWD pack designs
Materials - Cuben versus X-Pac
When Cuben fiber makes sense and when it doesn’t 
X-Pac fabric explained
Weather proofing a pack
Pack liners versus pack covers
Stretch fabric versus netting for an outside pack pocket
What customers can expect from contacting SWD
The culture around Thru Hiking and how SWD is carrying on that culture
The future offerings from SWD
How to find SWD
Brandon’s advice to backpackers
Saved rounds:  The emotional connection to Thru Hiking and how the trail can change your life
LINKS

www.swdbackpacks.com

Mar 26 2018

1hr 19mins

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Rank #18: Episode 74 Thru Hiking, Mindfulness, and Lyme with Devin Everett

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Devin Everett might actually be one of the most motivating people to talk with.

On this episode we cover everything from what spurred her Thru Hike of the AT, her battle with Lyme Disease, finding a cause to hike for, and what it means to be mindful in the backcountry. From start to finish, this chat with Devin is simply motivating.

If you’re in need of a feel good episode that makes you want to get out and do more, this is the one for you!

By Land,

Emory R. Wanger

Interested in talking about the show with other listeners??

First things first, thanks for taking the time to listen to this podcast is greatly appreciated! If you have questions, comments, or want to dive further into the details of this show and others, you can join the By Land Podcast Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1192723304224313/ to link up with myself and other listeners. See you on there!

HELP THE SHOW

If you enjoyed this show and want to help me out, please leave me an honest review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts from. Doing so will help my podcast reach others and grow more and more. I can't do it without you!

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Comic Book - http://byland.co/comic-book/

Show Notes

Introductions

Devin’s backstory

Leading up to Devin’s Thru Hike

Backpacking experiences prior to the AT

What it takes to Thru Hike

Realizations while on trail

Choosing to hike the PCT

Hiking for a cause

How hiking has helped Devin on a personal level

Tips for how to center yourself and meditate when backpacking

What it feels like going into trail number 2

Lyme Disease explained

What happens to the body with Lyme

Treatments

Symptoms

Checking for ticks

How ticks get on you

Common spots ticks are found on the body

Removal of ticks

Devin’s longterm plan

Devin’s thoughts on quitting a stable and reliable job to pursue a dream

Links

https://www.devineverettyoga.com/

https://www.instagram.com/devineverettyoga/

Apr 22 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #19: Episode 28 The Oregon Desert Trail

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In the far reaches of SE Oregon, there's a trail that spans over 700 miles through the Oregon desert.  On this episode of The By Land Podcast, I'm joined the Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator, Renee Patrick, to talk about what the trail offers, how it began, and what adventurers can expect to see in this incredible high desert landscape.

Renee is not exactly a newb when it comes to backpacking.  She is a highly accomplished long distance hiker who's resume includes the Triple Crown (AT, CDT, PCT) and a number of other trails to include the Oregon Desert Trail.  Renee and I discuss not only the mission of the Oregon Desert Trail, but also how Renee approaches backpacking, what it means to her, and how she came to do what she does now as a profession.

You're going to love hearing from Renee about backpacking and the Oregon Desert Trail.  It was a pleasure spending time on the phone with her and I found myself eager to get back into the hills once again after listening to her talk about the thing she loves the most.

On a personal note, I feel like this episode really embodies what this podcast is about.  We cover so many great topics that I think there's something in this one for everyone out there.

Enjoy! 

By Land,

Emory Ronald


THANKS FOR LISTENING!!

Taking the time to listen to this podcast is greatly appreciated!  If you have questions or comments, feel free to reach me at emory@byland.co or leave a comment below.  I'd love to hear from you.  


HELP THE SHOW

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SHOW NOTES 

Introduction to Renee and the Oregon Desert Trail

Renee’s background prior to being the Trail Coordinator for the ODT

What the Oregon Desert Trail offers and its history

How the ODT compares to other trails in the US

How Renee began backpacking and what made her start long distance backpacking

How Thru Hiking has impacted Renee’s backcountry trips

What Long Distance backpacking means to Renee

How the ODT manages relationships with land owners to retain access to the trail

Where and how to begin planning a hike of the ODT

Renee’s thoughts on the future of hiking

What Renee has learned about backpacking after all these years

How Renee has changed since her first long distance trail

The future of the Oregon Desert Trail

How to find and support the ODT

LINKS

www.ONDA.org

https://onda.org/regions/oregon-desert-trail/

https://www.instagram.com/theoregondesert/

https://www.youtube.com/user/OregonDeserts

Apr 30 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #20: Episode 67 Becoming Adventure Ready with Katie Gerber

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Some of you might have heard me talk about this thing I call “barriers to entry” when it comes to backpacking. It can be physical, mental, gear related, fear related, or really anything that keeps you from doing what you want to do outdoors. These barriers come in all forms and they’re unique to each of us. Nutrition is one of those barriers and I think it’s a great topic of conversation.

Katie Gerber is a certified nutritionist who focuses on helping people become what she calls “Adventure Ready.” Having experienced many forms of backpacking to include Thru-Hiking, Katie knows what you’re either going through or about to go through. It’s with that knowledge that she can coach you through the process of not only performing once you’re out there doing it, but more importantly, getting you ready prior to ever stepping down that trail.

I personally had a lot of great take aways from this conversation with Katie and I know you will too. For those of you looking to get better in the area of health and wellness, Katie has you back.

Enjoy!

By Land,

Emory R. Wanger

Interested in talking about the show with other listeners??

First things first, thanks for taking the time to listen to this podcast is greatly appreciated! If you have questions, comments, or want to dive further into the details of this show and others, you can join the By Land Podcast Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1192723304224313/ to link up with myself and other listeners. See you on there!

HELP THE SHOW

If you enjoyed this show and want to help me out, please leave me an honest review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts from. Doing so will help my podcast reach others and grow more and more. I can't do it without you!

SWAG - http://byland.co/shop/

Comic Book - http://byland.co/comic-book/

Show Notes

Introductions

Katie’s backstory

How Katie helps people with their nutrition

How and why Katie got into backpacking

Addressing the “hiker diet”

Being “Adventure Ready”

Katie’s online coursework for outdoor adventurers

What’s in the course

The impact of stress on health

The importance of sleep

Which module could stand alone on it’s own

Katie’s personal story with finding what foods work best for her

FREE GUIDE!

How to find and connect with Katie

Links

http://katiegerber.com/

https://www.instagram.com/katiegerber/

https://www.facebook.com/bykatiegerber/

Feb 25 2019

57mins

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