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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 343 | ONE DAY DOUBLE — Recapping Our Spring Bear Hunt

Steve & Mark recently filled both of their bear tags on the first evening of what was meant to be a 4-day backpack hunt. In this podcast episode, they discuss the hunt story, lessons learned along the way, and more.

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 342 | Unscripted This-vs-That Gear Chat

Mark and Emory have an unscripted, informal conversation about several aspects of gear where they have differing opinions and experiences. They discuss the importance of figuring out what works for YOU. And why getting to a place where you're not focused on gear is the best place to be.

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 329 | Better Basecamp, Better Hunting

Most backcountry hunters invest a lot of time and effort to carefully plan every item that goes into their pack for backcountry hunts, but it isn’t as common for hunters to think critically about how they put together their basecamp. This podcast will help plan and execute an effective basecamp for your next hunt...

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 328 | Skills, Mindset & Gear to Survive in the Wild

As modern hunters, we have access to all kinds of technology and gear that are beneficial. But what about the knowledge and skills needed to survive in the backcountry? What skills did our ancestors have that we lack? We explore these questions with hunter, bushcrafter, and survival expert, Joel van der Loon.

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 321 | The Best Gear We Used in 2021

At the end of each year we like to highlight some of the favorite gear we have used for hunts throughout the year and discuss why those particular items made a difference for us personally. In this episode of the Hunt Backcountry Podcast, Steve & Mark share the best gear they used in 2021...

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 313 | We Doubled On Elk...Again (The Story & Your Questions)

Steve & Mark just wrapped-up their rifle elk hunt in Idaho and in this podcast they share the story of how the hunt unfolded. They also answer your questions about this hunt, including rifle setups, bullet performance, new packs and gear they tested, and much more.

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 292 | Our Complete Gear List for Backcountry Hunting (6 Years Later...)

We discuss our A-Z gear list for backpack hunts and compare each gear item to what we used to use 6 years ago. We also share our FREE Backpack Hunting Gear List Template (Spreadsheet), which you can use to plan easier and pack smarter for your next hunt.

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 291 | Shelter Design & Selection for Backpack Hunting

As a backcountry hunter, it is critical to select a shelter that meets your needs, accommodates your preferences, and is built to withstand what nature may throw at you. This podcast will help you understand what hunters should look for when selecting a shelter, and also provide tips on how to best use your tent...

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 289 | Backcountry Drinking Water — Risks & Treatment

How does water become contaminated in remote locations? What are the risks of drinking untreated water in wilderness locations? What are the different types of water treatment methods (filtration, chemicals, UV, etc), and are they all equally effective? We answer these questions, and more, on this podcast episode...

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 186 | How To Pack — In Light and Out Heavy

If you want to effectively use your pack system for this hunting season, tune-in! Steve & Mark dive deep on the topic of how to load your pack. In the first half of the show, they discuss how to best load gear into your pack for multi-day hunts. In the second half of the show the discuss what to do (and NOT to do)…

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