James Ploss has served in the Army, Traveled, volunteered and bummed around multiples different countries chasing his dreams and living a life full of challenges and gratitude. Now he plans to row across the Atlantic Ocean with two friends and no safety net!
Dan Denn has been making cutom knives in the Adirondacks for almost 20 years. He is an avid hunter, angler and back packer. In this episode Dan and will dicsuss all of those things as well as their idea for "The Chounaird Challenge" listen to find out more.
To contact Dan about a knife visit http://www.dennhandmade.com/
In this episode lifelong friend and partner for the 90 Miler Canoe Race Ian Philips joins the show to catch up on what he has been up to since the last time he was on the show.
In this episode Will chats with the founds of Alpen Reel Co. Hudson Magee and Phill Wilcheck. Alpen Reel is a direct to consumer fly fishing reel and line company based in Bozeman Montana. Check them out by visiting https://www.alpenreel.com/
What do you do when a side project goes just a little to far? If you are Paul Lewis of FHF Gear you start your own busines and you get really good at sewing. Paul is the founder and owner of FHF Gear is a small company that makes unique, high quality gear for those who know what they need. From bino harness to hand muffs to small multi pocket accessories. Check them out at fhfgear.com.
In this epsidoe Cory Arola of Kifaru Intl. and Fit 4 the Hunt joins the show to talk about starting out in the hunting industry and what drives him creatively.
Born and raised in Denver, CO, Cory's love for being outside started at a very young age. He was fortunate enough to have parents that took him camping only a handful of months after being born. Since that time, he has been exploring endlessly. He is always on some adventure: be it hiking, camping, backpacking, fishing, hunting, or snowboarding.
Cory's love for photography started at a young age, as well. He started shooting pictures long before the time of digital cameras, as film was expensive to develop. At an early age, his mother gave him a camera without film, and he would go around pretending to take photos of everything. Fast forward to college where he received training in photojournalism and completed a photo internship at Backpacker Magazine. Since that time, photography has primarily been a hobby to share my adventures with friends and family. As he became more experienced he had his hands in various projects, as these projects progressed, he began to make videos. he made short films about snowboarding and hunting excursions for friends and family to share and enjoy. To this day, he continues to do this, because he is always learning something new with each outing, and he absolutely loves watching them watch themselves. The smiles and experiences he shares are immeasurable.
Cory's fitness background comes from playing soccer. In college, he taught snowboarding. he used to enjoy competing in various obstacle course races however since the hunting world has incorporated physical events with shooting he has transitioned primarily into that as well as endurance races. His goal is to perform better in the real world activities he enjoys.
In addition, Cory loves to cook and has learned a great deal about it from his mother. This is a big reason why Cory loves hunting. Bringing home clean, organic meat allows him to explore many ways to cook and prepare different meals, and he knows the source of his meat
In this episode Aron and Will talk about the 2018 North East Kifaru Rendevous.
Summary Listen in as Will and Joe discuss the history, art and craft of canoe building, and how Joe uses his background in environmental conservation and transferred his knowledge and experience of the outdoors into becoming one of North America’s most renowned canoe savants. Will and Joe also tell the tale of Upstate New York’s epic 90 mile canoe race, as Will paddled the race for the first time this year, and Joe has impressively won his class the last two years in a row. Joe relives the experience and shares how to physically and mentally prepare and train for such an adventure!
Joe Moore – Placid Boat Works
Owner Joe Moore's educational background is in Geography and Natural Resource Management and Administration. He has worked as a journalist and spent more than 13 years with an Adirondack not-for-profit environmental group whose mission was to preserve and protect the wild, natural character of New York's Adirondack Park. He served initially as membership coordinator and later as a park policy analyst, reviewing state and private project proposals as well as land use and water protection policies. In 2003, Joe started Moore Environmental Consulting and worked with a grant administered by the New York State Adirondack Park Agency, identifying and implementing methods to improve parking and hiker safety along the busy Route 73 highway corridor.Joe is an accomplished woodworker with experience in everything from furniture building to home construction. He has an extensive background in outdoor sports, having competed in road cycling and nordic skiing. He is a multiple gold medalist at New York's Empire State Winter Games and has medaled in the Keskinada Loppet in Hull, Quebec, in the 29 km freestyle event as well as the Lake Placid Loppet. He has paddled a Placid Boatworks RapidFire in each of the last four Adirondack Canoe Classics ("The 90-Miler") and has won the event's Solo Recreation class a number of times. Other favorite outdoor pursuits include hunting, fishing and, of course, recreational paddling.
Together with cofounder Charlie Wilson, Joe developed a unique vacuum infusion system that is used to build Placid Boatworks. Charlie had the idea of building composite canoes and bonding separately molded composite gunwales to them to cut weight and maintenance. Joe took the idea a step further and developed the industry's first simultaneously infused foam core composite gunwales. Several companies have copied this system (one in Canada that starts with an 'S' even takes credit for developing it!). Much to Joe's chagrin, his former partner has chosen to work with that copy cat company after Joe bought his share of Placid Boatworks. Unfortunately, this kind of ethically challenged activity seems to be a common theme in the canoe industry..... Ce la vie.
Most recently, Joe has collaborated with USA Luge, using the same vacuum technology to build sleds for elite athletes. As a craftsman, the idea of building the very highest quality hulls in design, materials and performance coupled with hand finishing them in exotic, attractive and durable trim materials persuaded Joe to join in forming Placid Boatworks