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In this episode Will sits down with T.J. Perez to talk about how to teach yourself photography. They also cover some of TJ's favorite equipment and accessories.

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In this epsiode Todd Waldron Chairman of the NY State chapter on Backvountry Hunters and Anglers joins the show to talk about hunting in the Adirondacks, conservation and Teddy Roosevelt. 

Todd Waldron is a hunter-angler-conservationist who lives in the NY Adirondacks with his wife Wendy and their 6 year old daughter. 

Hunting and fishing are a wonderful privilege, and with this privilege comes an ongoing responsibility of stewardship; a responsibility to pass it on to the next generation. Todd is a Hunt to Eat Ambassador, a life member of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers and is currently serving as chair of the New York BHA chapter. Todd is also a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Society of American Foresters and is a Sustaining Member of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. Earlier this year, he co-founded the East to West Hunting Blog and Podcast at www.eastwesthunt.com - a community of average DIY hunters and anglers who want to help and encourage each other in their pursuits to embrace wild food and wild places.

Follow @waldrontodd on Instagram and on Facebook at the East to West Hunting Podcast.

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Erin LaVoie joins us in this episode.  Erin is a professional timber sports athlete and competitor in the Stihl Timbersports series.  She also holds the record in the under hand chop and is co-owner of CrossFit Predation. 

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In this epsiode Will sits down with Spencer Trippe founder and owner of Off Grid Food Co to talk hunting and fueling up for the back caountry. 

Spencer is a northern Michigan native who lives in western Washington with his wife and two boys. A life long hunter and angler, Spencer has taken his passions for cooking and the outdoors to create Off Grid Food Company, the premiere back country foods choice of sportsmen and committed outdoors men. Off Grid offers a full line of breakfasts, snacks, and new dinner options with a focus on ingredients, performance, taste, and ease of use in the back country.

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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!

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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/

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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. 

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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/

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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.

 

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In this episode, Nathan shares how he got his start in competitive lumberjack sports, beginning in his college days at SUNY ESF. Wondering what type of workout routine is needed to produce the immense amount of strength needed to be a lumberjack? Nathan expresses his opinion on which exercise is the biggest bang for your buck, and why it consistently makes it into his training regimen. Tune in as Will and Nathan discuss  the various events in the sport, and how Nathan juggles being a family man, a professional logger, and a competitive lumberjack- learn more about why he cuts down trees both for a living AND for fun! 
 
Nathan “Bucket”  Waterfield 
Nathan was in college when he started competing in lumberjack sports. Soon thereafter he participated in his first STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series. A decade has passed since that first competition and Waterfield still takes to the stage with his STIHL. The sport Waterfield was getting into would eventually become a major part of his career. He currently works as an arborist and runs his own business, a set up that allows him a flexible schedule and the ability to travel for competitions. When he’s home, he sets up his own lumberjack challenges as a way of training for the upcoming season. 
 
About STIHL TIMBERSPORTS: The Stihl Timbersports Series is a series of woodsman or wood chopping competitions where the athletes compete in the use of axes and saws in manners typical for lumberjacks. It was founded in 1985, and currently include six different disciplines, with both professional and collegiate divisions. 
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