Basic Survival Lessons From Naked & Afraid Star, Laura Zerra

Basic Survival Lessons From Naked & Afraid Star, Laura Zerra

October 20, 2020

Learn survival skills from a Naked and Afraid all star. Laura Zerra is one of the most successful survivalists and bushcraft experts in Naked and Afraid history. Laura has conquered two 21 day Naked and Afraid challenges along with a 40 day Naked and Afraid XL challenge. Not to mention...a life full of honing primitive skills and becoming a survival expert. She broke down some simple survival principles for us in this episode about survival basics. Laura Zerra covered how to approach a survival situation by asking and addressing "What's gonna kill me first?", she explains her strategy for setting up a bushcraft camp and a bushcraft shelter, she shared her approach to starting fires in survival situations, and she explains why she uses the bushcraft knife that she does. 

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Fall Bear Hunting Tips | Spot & Stalk and Bait Hunting

Fall Bear Hunting Tips | Spot & Stalk and Bait Hunting

October 14, 2020

Fall bear hunting is much different than whitetail hunting! This episode will give you tips for spot and stalk bear hunting, hunting over bait for bear and the essential bear hunting gear. Clay Newcomb, owner of Bear Hunting Magazine, gave advice for both of these bear hunting methods as well as the gear that is essential for executing a successful bear hunt in the Fall. Clay Newcomb covers his scouting efforts, how he approaches scent control, bears’ feeding habits, bears’ movement patterns as well as the bait combos that he claims “bears can’t turn down”.

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Mike Larsen: Home Defense Lessons from a Navy Vet & Police Officer

Mike Larsen: Home Defense Lessons from a Navy Vet & Police Officer

October 08, 2020

Home defense and gun storage safety have become even more important now than they ever were before. Guns can be a great asset or a great liability, it all depends on the precautions you take. Mike Larsen, brings 26 years of gun safety and effectiveness training to this discussion. He has served in the United States Navy and is currently a Police officer. In this episode Mike highlights the need to prepare yourself without going overkill, he explains the importance of handling recoil, weight, as well as easy & safe retrieval. He covers his go to home defense firearm and home defense ammunition. He shares how to store guns that are for home defense and how to store guns that are for other purposes. Mike explains why his go to home defense firearm is a handgun and not a shotgun as well as the necessity to add a flashlight to your home defense setup. Lastly he gives his opinion on a fairly divided debate: Should you keep a round in the chamber?

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Beau Martonik: Whitetail Hunting Strategies

Beau Martonik: Whitetail Hunting Strategies

September 23, 2020

Hunting whitetail on public land has its share of challenges. Knowing where to go, how and when to call, and what tactics to use are the difference between a boring sit in the woods and filling your freezer. Beau Martonik, from East Meets West, shares what he's learned as an avid public land whitetail hunter in Northern Pennsylvania. The region he hunts is some of the most highly pressured public land for hunting whitetail deer. Beau explained his tactics for calling whitetail on public land, whitetail hunting around pressure, grunting, bleating, rattling, snort wheezing calling frequency, and more.

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Polish Pete: Secrets to Catching Bass | The Fall to Winter Transition

Polish Pete: Secrets to Catching Bass | The Fall to Winter Transition

September 16, 2020

Pete Przepiora (Polish Pete) covers the late fall to early winter bass fishing transition, reel speed, what bass feed on in the cold months, the lures to use in the north and south when it's cold, the best reels to use for beginners, the best line to use for beginners, and the best rod to use for beginners. It's time to stop getting skunked just because it's cold. You can (and will) catch bass in the winter...if you know what you're doing!

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Mike Larsen: Concealed Carry and EDC For Beginners

Mike Larsen: Concealed Carry and EDC For Beginners

September 10, 2020

Concealed carry and your mindset can be an incredible asset or dangerous liability. Mike Larsen, Navy veteran and active Police Officer, brings 2 decades of experience to the table when he shares his recommendations for gun safety. Brad and Mike cover their favorite pistol brands, the safest holsters for concealed carry, what type of gun is best for EDC, the importance of finding hand and gun fit for the optimal pistol grip, the best holster retention for every situation (level 1, 2, and 3), passive and active retention, gun safety in a real fight, concealing the outline/shape of your pistol, and concealed carry reciprocity for traveling from state to state. This is an action packed episode for EDC and Concealed Carry newbies and fanatics alike.

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Dan Johnson: Ground Blinds vs. Tree Stands for Whitetail Deer Season

Dan Johnson: Ground Blinds vs. Tree Stands for Whitetail Deer Season

September 03, 2020

Ground blinds and tree stands both have their pros and cons but what's best for a beginner? Dan Johnson, owner of Sportsmen's Nation and veteran bow hunter, unearths what will bring the most frequent whitetail encounters. This episode covers a lot of ground. Dan and Brad share where the best place to put a tree stand or blind, whether a blind or tree stand is best for a beginner, pros and cons of climbers, lock ons and hang ons, how the weather impacts your whitetail hunt, tree stand safety, and the importance of mobility!

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Anthony Ferro: Hunting Dog Training Secrets & Gear

Anthony Ferro: Hunting Dog Training Secrets & Gear

August 28, 2020

Bird dog training is vital to successful hunts and healthy dogs. A finely tuned gun dog will make your hunting season a lot more fun. Anthony Ferro is one of the greats. He is the owner of Fetching Feathers, the kennel he runs, where he prepares hunting dogs for the hunting seasons ahead of them.

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Jonathan Metcalf: Cost Effective Elk Hunting

Jonathan Metcalf: Cost Effective Elk Hunting

August 20, 2020

Affordable, yet reliable, Elk hunting gear can be difficult to come by. Jonathan Metcalf is a Marine veteran and has enjoyed a lifetime of successful elk hunting on public land. He puts affordable gear through the wringer to determine what works best for any gear he recommends. On this episode he tells us how he approaches scouting for elk, what GPS's or mapping tools to use, selecting elk calls, calling tones, choosing the best pack for you, and finding the right sidearm to take with you.

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Steven Taylor: Bass Fishing The Fall Transition

Steven Taylor: Bass Fishing The Fall Transition

August 13, 2020

Steven Taylor, 4X Angler of the Year in Kentucky, spilled the beans for how he catches monster large mouth bass in the Fall season. He goes into detail about how to chase shad, how to match the hatch, how to make your lures look like injured shad, when to go shallow and when to go deep, how to be a versatile angler, how to tell exactly when the fish are transitioning from summer to fall, and what lures to use and what time during the day to use them. 

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Erin Crooks: How to Teach Kids to Hunt

Erin Crooks: How to Teach Kids to Hunt

August 06, 2020

Teaching kids to hunt is so rewarding. Erin Crooks, from Raise 'Em Outdoors, brings you all you need to know: license and tag information, hunter safety courses, what species to hunt, the best rifles, shotguns, bows, and targets to use, comfortable backpacks, camo, clothing, boots, and gloves, how to teach field dressing to kids, and tick prevention. Erin shares what she's used and learned to teach hundreds of kids how to hunt.

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James Nash: Always Use Fixed Broadheads

James Nash: Always Use Fixed Broadheads

July 31, 2020

Mechanical broadheads vs. Fixed broadheads. James Nash, Purple Heart recipient and guide to 100 elk hunts, rattles off every reason you should use a single bevel fixed broadhead. His goal is always to get the pass through so he'll explain exactly how to do that EVERY SINGLE TIME! He covers all the bases: single bevel vs double bevel, archers' paradox, torque, the doppler effect, string jump, arrow weight, draw weight, pass throughs, carbon steel, and why MASS is KING! There is something in this episode for hunters at all skill levels.

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