Aptitude Outdoors Podcast

Aptitude Outdoors Podcast

The Aptitude Outdoors Podcast interviews travelers, explorers and experts in the outdoors industry to bring you the best stories, information and tips from around the world.

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May 26, 2022 59 min

Gray Thornton CEO and President of  @Wild Sheep Foundation  and I discuss the conservation issues surrounding wild sheep, a life dedicated to hunting and fishing, philosophical discussions around "wilderness" and most importantly, why crocs are great footwear.

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Brittany Perry of The National Wild Turkey Federation details her love of falconry, her conservation work with NWTF, bird banding, hunting and much much more on this episode of the Aptitude Outdoors Podcast. Brittany has been training and hunting with raptors since 2018. She has flown red‐tailed hawks, goshawk and a kestrel on a variety of game. Brittany is passionate about hunting with her hawks and falcons because it is a challen...

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Rob Krain of Black Swamp Conservancy details what a land trust is, how Black Swamp Conservancy conserves and preserves land and also talks about his Fort to Port adventure and the greatest places to explore in NW Ohio. 

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May 5, 2022 54 min

The Gale Force Twins have built a small empire on Social Media by following their passion for fishing and the outdoors. On this episode we discuss where they got their start fishing, working on charter fishing boats, starting their social media, building a fishing brand with custom fishing rods, and why conserving the resource is so important for everyone.

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I sit down with Kimberly Kaufman and Jasmine Cupp of Black Swamp Bird Observatory and discuss the Biggest Week in American Birding, conservation efforts in NW Ohio, Issues facing bird migrations, genius tactics on how to raise money for wildlife and much more! I do want to apologize for some of the audio issues occurring in this episode. Recording offsite comes with a unique set of challenges, all of which cannot always be accounte...

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April 21, 2022 60 min

Renée Thornton of the Wild Sheep Foundations Women hunt Program sits down and details why hunting is so important to her, why more people would give it a try, what we can do to aid in conservation efforts and much much more on this episode of the Aptitude Outdoors Podcast

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Well, after over two years straight of doing the Aptitude Outdoors Podcast, I have learned a lot from a ton of amazing people and I decided after some difficult soul searching that it is time for a change.

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Aaron Owens Mayhew is the owner and founder of Backcountry Foodie. In this episode we discuss why nutrition is so important while in the backcountry, how to create an outdoors business, van life, backpacking, minimalism and much more.

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March 24, 2022 65 min

On this episode I sit down with Jonathan of Red Beard Outdoors. We talk discipline, mentality, fitness, hunting, archery and much much more.

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For many Americans wilderness stands as the last remaining place where civilization, that all too human disease, has not fully infected the earth. It is an island in the polluted sea of urban-industrial modernity, the one place we can turn for escape from our own too-muchness. Seen in this way, wilderness presents itself as the best antidote to our human selves, a refuge we must somehow recover if we hope to save the planet. As Hen...

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February 24, 2022 69 min

Alex Goetz has worked with National Geographic, the BBC, PBS and many conservation organizations to make amazing documentaries highlighting wildlife from around the world. Alex also lives in my hometown of Toledo, Ohio and we finally were able to sit down and discuss his travels around the globe.

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February 10, 2022 76 min

Derick Lugo aka Mr. Fabulous, thru-hiker, author of "The Unlikely Thru-Hiker" and host of the Unlikely Stories Podcast and I discuss his established passion for the outdoors after thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, how difficult it was doing his audiobook narration and have a lengthy discussion on what the convoluted and confusing topic of inclusion means in the outdoors community.

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Leigh Calvez and I discuss her passion for conservation, studying owls, whales and all sorts of creatures all over the Pacific Northwest and the world. There is rumored to be talk of sasquatch in this episode as well. Only one way to find out! Leigh is a scientist, naturalist and author of two great reads, The Breath of a Whale: The Science and Spirit of Pacific Ocean Giants and The Hidden Lives of Owls: The Science and Spirit of N...

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James Appleton and I discuss our deer hunting season of 2021-2022 and all of the ups and downs we experiences throughout that time. Failures were had, lessons were learned, deer were killed.

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On this episode Christine Reed, Author of Alone in Wonderland speaks on more than just her book. Topics such as living life, dealing with death, long distance hiking, the Colorado Trail, conservation, the importance of exercising in the face of adversity and much much more.

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December 9, 2021 56 min

Ben Waggoner is a native Northwest Ohioan who has recently moved back to the area after living a climbing out west. He is currently on a mission to bring rock climbing and bouldering to the NW Ohio area! Adventus Climbing:

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“Strength and weakness seem divergent, but like most things in life it's not that simple. In fear we have an aversion to weakness, a desire to overcome weakness, but within weakness we can access great strength in the confines of our limitations.” - Wesley Trimble

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November 11, 2021 70 min

“One of the things that makes me upset the most is when you have hunters bashing newer hunters and it discourages a lot of people from hunting and even fishing”

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October 28, 2021 88 min

On this episode of the Aptitude Outdoors Podcast I talk with Aleksandar Petakov, Filmmaker at Small Town Monsters and host of the Sasquatch Out of the Shadows live stream right here on YouTube. Aleks and I discuss his love of the outdoors, hiking all 48 4,000 foot peaks on NH and as always, SASQUATCH! I was also a guest on his live stream which you can find at the link below.

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October 14, 2021 63 min

On this episode of the Aptitude Outdoors Podcast I talk with Emily Fleur of The Forest Fleur and we discuss one of my favorite outdoors topics: Bigfoot, Sasquatch, whatever you want to call it. You can learn more about Emily and The Forest Fleur here: www.theforestfleur.com  

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