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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

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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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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Episodes

279 | Death Hike Recap

4/19/2021
We are back from our "Death Hike" adventure in Idaho's Frank Church Wilderness. In this episode, Steve and Mark recap the trip — telling some stories, sharing lessons-learned, and much more. Have a question?... podcast@exomtngear.com https://exomtngear.com/

Duration:01:48:59

278 | Newly Updated — Free Backcountry Hunting Training Plan

4/7/2021
Updated for 2021, we have v2 our free Backcountry Hunting Training Plan, put together by our friends at Atomic Athlete. Jake from Atomic joins Mark on this brief podcast to discuss how the training plan has been received over the past several years, and what changes are made for the updated v2 plan. New to the plan?... Get it for free: https://exomtngear.com/train Received the plan previously?... We will be sending you the new plan directly via email. https://exomtngear.com/...

Duration:00:21:36

MM 100 | Death Hike Farewell, 2-on-1 Guided Hunts, Spring Bear Intel

4/5/2021
In the final Monday Minute before the 2021 Death Hike, Steve and Mark cover some final preparation for the hike, as well as answer listener questions on hunting 2-on-1 with a guide, and using spring bear hunts to scout for elk. Connect with us: podcast@exomtngear.com https://exomtngear.com/

Duration:00:27:17

277 | Hunting Trophy Experiences with Brad Carter

3/31/2021
Brad Carter of Altitude Outdoors joins us to tell the story of his sheep hunt, how things didn't work out as planned, and what he learned along the way. Whether you hunt sheep or not, there are many things you can learn from the story of this hunt and we are excited to share it with you. Connect with Brad... - https://altitudeoutdoors.com/ - https://www.instagram.com/bcarter307/ Connect with us... - podcast@exomtngear.com - https://exomtngear.com/podcast

Duration:00:51:08

MM 99 | Pranks with Jake, Archery Practice, Skull Care

3/29/2021
Jake is back and joins Steve & Mark to answer listener questions. But first, we discuss the "big smelly surprise" that Jake recently received for his 21st birthday. Share your question for the show: podcast@exomtngear.com https://exomtngear.com/

Duration:00:33:36

276 | Unscripted with Kyle Kamp

3/24/2021
Kyle Kamp joins Mark for an unscripted discussion. Being that Kyle is a nutritionist, Mark couldn't help but ask some nutrition and backcountry food-related questions, but they also talk more deeply about habits and discipline in general. They also discuss Kyle's journey as a new big game hunter, the best way to learn from experienced hunters, how to ask simple questions, and much more... Free Backcountry Fuel Guide: https://exomtngear.com/nutrition Connect with Kyle:...

Duration:01:02:32

MM 98 | Antlers First or Last? One-Trip or Not? Custom Scope Turret or RF Binos?

3/22/2021
Steve and Mark answer several listener questions about processing and packing-out elk. They discuss packing the antlers first or last, when to use a bone saw, how to remove the inner tenderloins when using the gutless method, and how to develop a pack-out plan. They also answer another question about scope choices and custom turrets vs range-finding binoculars. Share your question: podcast@exomtngear.com https://exomtngear.com/

Duration:00:50:54

275 | Your True Accuracy and Shooting Standards with Chris Way

3/17/2021
Chris Way is a well-rounded adventurer, explorer, climber, shooter, and much more. Recently, Chris developed a specific target and shooting drill to assess his true accuracy capabilities with a rifle and also track his shooting performance and improvement over time. While he developed this protocol for his needs as a precision rifle competitor, the protocol is extremely relevant to us, as hunters. Tune in to hear more about how you can shoot this drill, assess your true accuracy, and track...

Duration:01:20:08

MM 97 | Humbled by Hunts, Dehydrating Meals, Ultralight Optics Support,

3/15/2021
Steve & Mark answer listener questions on ultralight optics support (tripods and monopods), follow-up feedback from last week's budget spotting scope topic, and share some stories from hunts that humbled them. They also briefly chat about DIY Dehydrated meals, which was covered in-depth on Episode 129. Connect with us: podcast@exomtngear.com Ultralight Optics Support... - https://tricerusa.com - https://kestrelglassingsystems.com/ - https://www.wiserprecision.com/

Duration:00:36:25

274 | Essential Reloading Gear for the Precision Rifle Hunter

3/10/2021
Have you been curious about getting into reloading for your hunting rifle, but been too confused or overwhelmed to get started? We've been there! Tune-in as Mark chats with aspiring reloader, Kyle, and shares advice on how to get setup with reloading gear on a modest budget. Mark and Kyle share the same goal of keeping their reloading process simple, while still achieving great precision. Want more info on the ideas and gear discussed in this show, check out this article:...

Duration:01:07:03

MM 96 | Pack Hacks, Budget Spotter Issues, Binos for Rifle Hunting

3/8/2021
Steve & Mark answer listener questions about "pack hacks", recommendations for budget spotting scopes, comparisons on NL Pure and EL Range TA binos from Swarovski, other range-finding binocular options for rifle hunting, and hauling moose quarters. Share your question for the show: podcast@exomtngear.com https://exomtngear.com/

Duration:00:40:25

273 | Behind the Scenes at Exo — Q&A

3/3/2021
Jake takes over as host of the podcast and interviews Steve & Mark with your questions about Exo Mtn Gear. Aside from talking about the company, they also answer some fun questions that were submitted, such as their worse backcountry poop experience, who is "the big spoon" when they share a tent, and more. They ran out of time, so Jake will be back on a future Monday Minute to ask more of the fun questions you guys submitted. PS — There is a BIG surprise at the end! https://exomtngear.com/

Duration:00:55:16

272 | Behind the Scenes at Exo with Jake Havlicek

3/2/2021
We continue our Behind the Scenes at Exo Mtn Gear podcast series with Jake Havlicek. As a teenager, Jake started building packs part-time in the summer. Now, several years later, Jake is a full-time employee and an integral part of the Exo team. We discuss Jake's journey working at Exo, his growth as a hunter, and much more. In tomorrow's episode (#273), Jake takes over as host of the podcast, so tune back in to hear him interview Steve and Mark. https://exomtngear.com

Duration:00:49:00

271 | Behind the Scenes at Exo with Patrick Kelly

3/1/2021
Patrick and his wife sold everything they owned, left the Northeast, and headed West without a specific place or plan in mind. Months later, they settled in Boise, Idaho. Patrick walked into Exo HQ and began building packs part-time. Here we are, a few years later, and Patrick is an integral part of the Exo Mtn Gear family. Tune in to hear more about Patrick's story traveling the US, his work at Exo Mtn Gear, and his recent mountain goat hunt. https://exomtngear.com/

Duration:00:41:56

270 | Alaskan Guide & Pilot, Dwayne Magnusson

2/24/2021
Our guest in this episode, Dwayne Magnusson, is an outfitter, guide, and pilot in Alaska. As owner and operator of Magnusson Alaskan Outfitters, Dwayne has vast experience hunting and flying in Alaska for a multitude of species. This past fall, Steve hunted with Dwayne on his sheep hunt. We speak with Dwayne about his experience, the lessons he has learned, what he sees hunters get right (and wrong!) when it comes to hunting in the mountains, and much more. Contact Dwayne:...

Duration:00:41:51

MM 95 | Hunting Socialism. Issues with Fixed-Blades. What you don’t know.

2/22/2021
Steve & Mark answer listener questions about broadhead flight, the issue of "not knowing what you don't know", and why Steve said that socialism is now a part of hunting. As always, these informal episodes are meant to answer your questions, so send us your ideas and feedback to podcast@exomtngear.com

Duration:00:51:54

269 | Tag Draws, Prefence Points, and Hunting Opportunity

2/17/2021
It is the time of year where many of us are starting to apply for tags in various states. Some of us have a tried-and-true strategy that include spreadsheets of our points for each state and species, while others of us are still scratching our heads and trying to figure out how to make our way through each state's confusing maze of rules for tag applications, points, deadlines, and fine-print. Whether you are a seasoned player in the game of points and draws or a first-time hunter just...

Duration:00:42:13

MM 94 | Archery Q&A and Cold-Weather Hiking

2/15/2021
Steve & Mark answer several listener questions on archery and bowhunting-related topics that cover bow-sight pin size and selection, arrow selection and setup, and broadhead performance on game. They also chat a bit about their cold-weather hiking from the weekend. SHARE YOUR QUESTION: podcast@exomtngear.com Learn More and Shop Logo Gear: https://exomtngear.com/podcast

Duration:01:01:29

268 | Hunting Lessons from a Marine Fighter Pilot and Mountaineer

2/10/2021
These lessons from a Marine fighter pilot, mountaineer, and backcountry hunter will change how you hunt. Our guest, Dave, shares lessons and specific "sayings" that came from decades of experience and unending curiosity. If you apply these sayings to your hunts, it will no doubt make you a more effective hunter. Read Mark's takeaway's from this podcast: https://exomtngear.com/blogs/article/5-sayings-that-will-change-how-you-hunt Podcast Logo Gear: https://exomtngear.com/podcast Contact Us:...

Duration:01:11:35

MM 93 | Hiking in the Dark, Death Hike Prep, Boots, Quilts, and More…

2/8/2021
Steve & Mark answer listener questions about hiking in the dark, their Death Hike prep, and gear. There are also some funny stories along the way. Share your question or feedback: podcast@exomtngear.com Exo Blog: https://exomtngear.com/blog Gear Lists: https://exomtngear.com/inmypack Podcast Logo Gear: https://exomtngear.com/podcast

Duration:00:54:10