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The Food Afield Podcast is a documentary-style outdoor adventure podcast. Episodes are recorded in the field in ultra-wide stereo. The show is all about wild food ingredients, and how to collect them! Traditional bowhunting, fly fishing, and back-country camping, along with all of the other ways to fill your freezer from the backcountry. Hunting Podcast. Fly Fishing Podcast. Traditional bowhunting podcast.

Food Afield Podcast with John Schneider John Schneider

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    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

The Food Afield Podcast is a documentary-style outdoor adventure podcast. Episodes are recorded in the field in ultra-wide stereo. The show is all about wild food ingredients, and how to collect them! Traditional bowhunting, fly fishing, and back-country camping, along with all of the other ways to fill your freezer from the backcountry. Hunting Podcast. Fly Fishing Podcast. Traditional bowhunting podcast.

    47 Whitetail Venison Sausage - Kevin and John in the Kitchen

    47 Whitetail Venison Sausage - Kevin and John in the Kitchen

    This is a new-old episode. Previously unheard footage of Kevin and I in the kitchen talking about whitetail venison while we cut up the front end of my whitetail buck. Then, a few weeks later, in early December, we're in the kitchen out at the farm putting together whitetail breakfast sausage.

    These are some good discussions about both dry aging, braising, and cutting up your whitetail venison as well as sausage ideas. Perhaps a few thoughts on these subjects that you hadn't considered...because we hadn't either! We get into the details about salt and fat ratios for the perfect sausage as well as flavours and storage ideas.

    I love this episode because Kevin and I are riffing off of one another while we are making sausage. There is some creative energy going on that I appreciate. I know that there are a few tidbits of information in here that you'll build from when prepping your own whitetail venison products this fall.  Let us know what you think! Kevin is over at IG @fromthewildca and www.fromthewild.ca
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    46 Traditional Bowhunting - John's Biggest Buck!

    46 Traditional Bowhunting - John's Biggest Buck!

    November 24th, 2021 was a day that I'll remember for a very long time. I had hunted hard the entire fall. The goal was simple, harvest a deer with my antique recurve bow. I hadn't connected with a whitetail with my recurve for 12 years! Mostly because I hadn't really tried. 

    For the previous two years, my focus and energy to be successful at traditional bowhunting had been re-ignited. In the fall of '20 I had missed a large buck...and then had another miss at a doe at close range. I was discouraged about that, but optimistic that I could get the job done in 2021. 

    Sit after sit in treestands and ground blinds came and went. My spirits remained high, but time was running out. The season for whitetails ends on November 30. Finally, on a chilly winter afternoon, grey and bleak, it happened. Here was my chance at the whitetail buck of a lifetime! 

    This episode happened at the beginning of my in-the-field-podcasting recording career. Unfortunately, inexperience shows through in places. I've learned a lot since last November. But still, you get to be in the woods with Kevin and me as we track and recover this beautiful whitetail buck. 

    This episode was originally aired in January of 2022. However, very few people had a chance to listen to it with the limited audience I had at the time. I am also sort of surprised that people don't go back into past episodes more than they do. The re-releases seem to be popular, however, so I will continue with that now that we are doing better with our audiences here at buzzsprout. 



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    45 Fly Fishing Familiar Waters w Tom Stewart

    45 Fly Fishing Familiar Waters w Tom Stewart

    I am re-releasing this episode without the ads. It is from earlier this Summer when my good friend, Tom, was back in town after moving to Ontario. We prioritized a fishing trip together and spent the day on familiar waters for both of us!

    There is some spectacular audio of the day on the trout stream, and a great story on the way home about Tom's recent trip fly fishing in Scotland. Tom is a competitive fly fisher and is a wealth of knowledge on fishing efficiently and productively...and we still get skunked! This episode is a perfect example of how a negative production outcome doesn't mean a negative experience. It was a completely memorable day, and I think you'll agree after listening to the episode.

    The Food Afield Podcast is an outdoor adventure podcast. Episodes are published weekly. Most episodes are recorded live in the field in ultra-wide stereo. You can get sneak peeks into the behind-the-scenes production of the show on both Instagram and Vero!
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    44 Father & Son Grouse Hunt

    44 Father & Son Grouse Hunt

    In this episode, Garreth and I head out into the Grouse Woods in search of Ruffed Grouse.

    This episode contains a few stories of upland bird hunting from my youth, especially when we travel back to Nana and Papa's farm to hunt. Being in that space always makes me nostalgic, and having Garreth around to ask me to share stories is a good excuse to talk about past times spent in the woods with a shotgun and dog. Plenty of tips in this episode on how to hunt upland birds too. 

    At the end of the trip, we did find a few birds, but a bit of a blunder occurs with the new shotgun. More accurately, with the owner of the new shotgun.

    The Food Afield Podcast is now on YouTube! There are already a few videos there. Over time, we'll put some behind-the-scenes content along with documentary and how-to videos.

    An important change to the podcast. Things are still new and evolving here with the Food Afield Podcast. We are enjoying the weekly schedule that we've set for ourselves. New episodes will continue to be released each Monday. Because we have committed to so much content moving forward, along with the difficulty in production because of our format, we will scale back the episodes to 30 minutes and make them more of a series. This way, you can follow along with our year and the outdoor wild food adventures that we go on. Hopefully that makes sense. As always, please get hold of us with any questions, comments or concerns!


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    43 Upland Bird Hunting in England w Oliver Ringsby-Burgess

    43 Upland Bird Hunting in England w Oliver Ringsby-Burgess

    Oliver joins the podcast again! This time we chat about upland bird hunting in the UK and my upcoming bird hunts here in Canada.

    Upland birds and how they are hunted in Great Britain have an intense history and are full of heritage and customs. Not so much here in Alberta, but the images of British bird hunting is definitely engrained in my brain. The foggy, grey days, tweed suits, the dogs and beaters working through thick cover. Classic European side-by-side twelve gauge shotguns. These images attracted me to the idea of upland hunting as a kid. They drove me to own and train both a pointer and labrador in years past. The idea of hunting and eating upland birds is re-ignited inside me. I knew I wanted to chat with Oly to get a taste of this style of hunting overseas as a starter to the upcoming expedition episodes over the coming weeks.

    I found it compelling to listen to Oliver describe a typical bird hunt near his home. The differences are startling. Not better than here, not worse...just different. This conversation has me fired up to get out into the forests and fields over the next month or so. I have a new over-under 20 gauge to try out and I am anxious to prepare some new Ruffed Grouse recipes inspired by Oliver's pheasant schnitzel!
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    What is the Food Afield Podcast About?

    What is the Food Afield Podcast About?

    If you are looking for a hunting and fishing podcast that celebrates wild food ingredients and how to acquire them, check out the Food Afield Podcast.

    We take you into the field with us while we adventure for food in the backcountry. The focus is on traditional bowhunting and fly fishing, but we explore all of the ways to fill your freezer. We take you out into the field with us while we hunt and fish and explore the tastes of wild food ingredients. 

    You can listen to the Food Afield Podcast on Spotify and Apple or wherever you find your podcasts.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

TLadyGrey ,

Heartwarming, encouraging and educational

John makes the listener feel like they are right there with him, experiencing the sounds and sights, even the smells and tastes that he experiences. Guests are diverse and engaging, and the focus changes gracefully, moving between hunting and fishing and food gathering in a very natural way. John seems like the type of person who makes friends everywhere he goes, encourages everyone around him to be their best selves, and is open to always learning and becoming better himself, questioning norms and his own response to them. The kind of person I want to learn from. The evolution of the show into something that focusses on the ‘philosophy’ of wild food is something dear to my heart. The entire feel of the show is of an adventure I’m thrilled to be on.

Jveness ,

Great and informative show

Food Afield is a wonderful and insightful show. Sharing his adventures, experiences and tips; John provides an informative view into outdoor pursuits along with guests who join him. Thank you again Food Afield for hours of fun learning about fly fishing, and living life to the fullest. Well done!

tamarack construction ,

Great show

Very informative and some very insightful conversations.

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