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The By Land Podcast is here to help you have a better and more enjoyable experience in the outdoors. Whether backpacking, hunting, hiking, or simply enjoying the outdoors with family and friends, there is always a better way to do things and that is what this podcast offers. You deserve the very best experiences and By Land is here to help you attain them by simplifying the process, breaking down complicated subjects, and learning from people and organizations from around the world who are experts on the subject. Be it conservation, backcountry hunting, Thru Hiking, mountaineering, or general outdoor activities, By Land will give you tangible and actionable tips and tricks to take with you on your next outing into the wild.

The By Land Podcast Emory R. Wanger

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    • 4.5 • 12 Ratings

The By Land Podcast is here to help you have a better and more enjoyable experience in the outdoors. Whether backpacking, hunting, hiking, or simply enjoying the outdoors with family and friends, there is always a better way to do things and that is what this podcast offers. You deserve the very best experiences and By Land is here to help you attain them by simplifying the process, breaking down complicated subjects, and learning from people and organizations from around the world who are experts on the subject. Be it conservation, backcountry hunting, Thru Hiking, mountaineering, or general outdoor activities, By Land will give you tangible and actionable tips and tricks to take with you on your next outing into the wild.

    The Benefits of CBD for Backpackers with Ryan and Hillary Lampers

    The Benefits of CBD for Backpackers with Ryan and Hillary Lampers

    Ryan and Hillary Lampers are the husband and wife the team behind “Hunt, Harvest, Health,” a health and wellness company dedicated to promoting a healthy backcountry lifestyle. They offer everything from a Podcast, Nutrition Consultations, A Western Hunting Summit, and even natural supplements. Ryan and Hillary are passionate about helping others achieve a healthy lifestyle and have the experience and knowledge to do just that.

    On this episode of The By Land Podcast, I sit down with Ryan and Hillary to discuss the benefits of CBD for backpackers. This is, as we all know, resonably new territory for the majority of the population, but as I’m sure you’ve heard by now through the grapevine, CBD is a pretty incredible and NATURAL supplement you can use to battle a number of ailments, to include inflammation while on the trail.

    For my PCT hike in 2017, I popped Ibuprofin 3 times a day for 5 months straight and it worked, but I’m also not one to rely on medication for much and it bothered me that I was taking so much of it. This is why I wanted to learn about the benefits of CBD from Ryan and Hillary.

    We cover not JUST CBD, but how to achieve a healthy body AND mind. Hillary takes this episode by storm and deep dives into the science behind what is happening in our bodies so if you’re looking to gain a better understanding of how everything works, this is the episode for you!

    Be sure to check out the links below to learn more about Hunt, Harvest, Health!



    By Land,
    Emory R. Wanger


    BY LAND LINKS
    LEARN HOW TO BACKPACK https://byland.co/learn-how-to-backpack

    YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChSSISEgIfwYz2cc0aHQj3g

    FACEBOOK GROUP https://www.facebook.com/groups/1192723304224313/

    INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/byland.co

    DONATE AND SUPPORT: https://byland.co/donate

    DONATE AND SUPPORT
    SHOW NOTES AND LINKS
    Catching up with Ryan

    Getting to know Hillary Lampers and her professional medical background

    Getting to know Ryan and his background

    Addressing inflammation

    Hillary’s thoughts on the junk food diet

    Deep diving inflammation

    The state of our modern health and our unrelenting stress

    Getting into a “wild routine”

    Deep diving CBD

    CBD implementation schedule

    Staying healthy in the longterm

    How to followup with Ryan and Hillary


    HUNT, HARVEST, HEALTH

    HUNT, HARVEST, HEALTH Podcast

    Ryan’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/sthealthyhunter/

    Hunt Harvest Health IG: https://www.instagram.com/huntharvesthealth/

    Hillary’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/dochillary/

    Western Hunting Summit

    ELEVATE HEALTH MT

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Why Hunting Isn't Conservation and Why It Matters with Kevin Bixby

    Why Hunting Isn't Conservation and Why It Matters with Kevin Bixby

    “Hunting is Conservation” has become by far the most popular slogan in the hunting/conservation industry in the past few years. If you’re a hunter, you’re well acquainted with its meaning because literally any and all conservation organizations promote hunting as THE way to preserve and protect wild animals in modern times. But, what if hunting ISN’T conservation? I’ve personally never accepted the idea that hunting is the ONLY way to conserve an animal population, but I can accept that hunting is one of MANY ways to do so.

    Kevin Bixby is the Executive Director of the SW Environmental Center and recently published an article titled “Why Hunting Isn’t Conservation and Why It Matters” and I asked him on the show for this episode to help me better understand what he means by this. By no means is this an anti-hunting article, in fact Kevin is a hunter himself and is the first to admit that hunting has played a key role in the preservation of American big game animals. That said, he feels the modern conservation model needs to change in a way that reflects the values of ALL those interested in the preservation of wildlife. If you’re interested in reading the full article, you can find a link to this article in the show notes.

    I sincerely enjoyed picking Kevin’s brain about the subject and I know that many hunters might fall out of their chairs just looking at the title of this episode, but I’d encourage those who have a vested interest in wildlife in North America, that they hear the message Kevin is putting out there and decide for yourself if you think the modern conservation model needs a facelift or not.

    Enjoy!

    By Land,
    Emory R. Wanger
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    SHOW NOTES:
    Introductions

    Kevin and his background

    How Kevin got into the political side of conservation

    Science versus value systems

    The rise of new value systems

    America’s Wildlife Values Survey

    The changes in cultural values

    A short history of the modern wildlife conservation model

    The need to pivot to a modern conservation model

    What’s wrong with the “hunting is conservation” argument

    How state and federal wildlife agencies receive funding

    The impact of invasive species

    Does industry impact conservation efforts?

    Game management as crop management

    The current imbalance of decision making

    The topic of wolves and predators

    The future of hunting in modern times

    The “hunting is conservation” mantra

    What keeps Kevin going year after year

    Border walls and the impact of wildlife migration

    How to followup with Kevin and his work



    EPISODE LINKS:
    Kevin’s Original Article: https://rewilding.org/hunting-isnt-conservation/

    America's Wildlife Values Survey: https://sites.warnercnr.colostate.edu/wildlifevalues/

    Southwest Environmental Center: https://www.wildmesquite.org/index.php/

    Contact Kevin: kevin@wildmesquite.org

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Story of the Largest Family To Hike the Appalachian Trail with Ben Crawford

    The Story of the Largest Family To Hike the Appalachian Trail with Ben Crawford

    Ben Crawford first appeared on the podcast for Episode 50, right after he and his family thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2018. Since then, he’s been working on writing a book about their family story and just recently published it for all to read and enjoy. I had the pleasure of having Ben on the podcast yet again to talk about the book, the writing process, and the experiences he had putting it together.

    If you’re a family that enjoys the outdoors, or you one day WANT a family that enjoys the outdoors, I’d highly recommend exploring what Ben and his family are up to and how they approach parenting. And, if you’re wanting to help support an awesome family, go buy the book (links below)!

    BOOK DESCRIPTION:

    Ben Crawford is an entrepreneur, author, and influencer who, along with his wife, Kami, and their six children, set the record in 2018 for the largest family and youngest female (7-year-old Filia Crawford) to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. His greatest goal is to discover the full potential of the human family, and to empower people to find freedom by questioning the status quo. Ben’s previous book, Unleash Your Family, details the Crawfords’ approach to turning the chaos of quarantine life into structured creativity. On his YouTube channel, Fight For Together, Ben aims to challenge existing perspectives on marriage, family, parenting, and self-awareness--through everything from running ultramarathons with young children, to experimenting with authority by living a year with no rules. The Crawfords live just outside Cincinnati, where they are currently planning their next adventure.





    By Land,
    Emory R. Wanger
    BY LAND LINKS
    LEARN HOW TO BACKPACK https://byland.co/learn-how-to-backpack

    YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChSSISEgIfwYz2cc0aHQj3g

    FACEBOOK GROUP https://www.facebook.com/groups/1192723304224313/

    INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/byland.co

    SHOW NOTES AND LINKS
    How having a family can alter perspectives

    Pursuing things that shift perspective

    Life after the AT family Thru-Hike

    How the AT changed the family dynamics

    Why we’re quick to forget the pain of an ordeal

    Why Ben wrote the book on hiking the AT

    Reliving the trail through the writing process

    Ben’s low point on the trail

    On reading the kids’ journal entries from the trail

    The power of journaling

    Details on the book variations

    How to find the book and support Ben

    THE BOOK: https://amzn.to/3lYbTW3

    YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT2WgHiawhWgbahB0CNENkg

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/fightfortogether

    • 55 min
    Taking Risks and Entrepreneurship with Chris Cage of Greenbelly Meals

    Taking Risks and Entrepreneurship with Chris Cage of Greenbelly Meals

    Chris Cage quit a corporate job to travel and eventually hike the Appalachian Trail. When he was finally done, he had a choice to make. Either go back to corporate life or find a way to fund his new lifestyle. He chose the latter and founded Greenbelly Meals. Chris has had to make some big life-changing decisions that all came at a cost, but that’s makes it an adventure. To risk the known for the unknown.

    On this episode, we get to know a little more about Chris Cage, Green Belly, and how he goes about managing risks. We also dive into entrepreneurship, his book on the AT, and a fun new social networking site for backpacking gear nerds called Packfire.

     

    By Land,

    Emory R. Wanger

    By Land Links

    LEARN HOW TO BACKPACK https://byland.co/learn-how-to-backpack

    YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChSSISEgIfwYz2cc0aHQj3g

    FACEBOOK GROUP https://www.facebook.com/groups/1192723304224313/

    INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/byland.co 

    SAY HELLO!! https://byland.co/contact

    Show Notes and Links

    Introduction to Greenbelly 

    Backstory on Chris Cage

    Why Chris decided to hike the AT

    Life after the AT and deciding to create a food product

    Deciding to make BIG life changing decisions 

    Why Chris started a business instead of continuing to travel

    How Chris knew Greenbelly would be sustainable

    How Chris self published his book on hiking the AT 

    Deciding where to spend your time and energy

    The backstory on Packfire and who it’s for (ie fun!)

    What Greenbelly Meals offer

    Backstory on the name “Greenbelly”

    Final advice for those needing to make a big decision 

    https://www.greenbelly.co/

    https://packfire.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/greenbellymeal

    How to Hike the Appalachian Trail: A Comprehensive Guide to Plan and Prepare for a Successful Thru-Hike

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Finding Your Backpacking Style, Managing Expectations, and Managing Your Body

    Finding Your Backpacking Style, Managing Expectations, and Managing Your Body

    This past fall I launched my the LEARN HOW TO BACKPACK backpacking course for those out there who are just beginning to dip their toes into this whole backpacking hobby. I’ve mentioned it on the show before but wanted to take some time to talk about why I created it and who it’s for.

    Since me telling you about a course isn’t all THAT helpful, I’ve also included a few of the topics that I cover in the course. They are FINDING YOUR BACKPACKING STYLE, MANAGING EXPECTATIONS, AND MANAGING YOUR BODY. Each one of these I cover in the course so I thought I’d share them with you on this episode. With any luck, you’ll come away from this episode with some actionable tips to take with you on your next trip to the backcountry!

     

    By Land,

    Emory R. Wanger

    By Land Links

    LEARN HOW TO BACKPACK https://byland.co/learn-how-to-backpack

    YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChSSISEgIfwYz2cc0aHQj3g

    FACEBOOK GROUP https://www.facebook.com/groups/1192723304224313/

    INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/byland.co 

    SAY HELLO!! https://byland.co/contact

    Show Notes and Links

    Origin of the backpacking course and why I made it

    What’s in the course

    Why pay for the course? 

    Finding YOUR backpacking style

    Managing expectations 

    Managing the miles on the trail  

    How I manage my own self

    Why to avoid walking fast 

    The food and water formula 

     

    LEARN HOW TO BACKPACK https://byland.co/learn-how-to-backpack

    • 29 min
    The John Muir Trail Rocketship with Chad Lubinski

    The John Muir Trail Rocketship with Chad Lubinski

    Chad Lubinski messaged me a few years ago after my PCT hike asking questions about how to section hike various portions of the PCT through Oregon because he’d never really considered any sort of hiking or backpacking outside of the hunting season. Since that first interaction, Chad has dived headfirst into backpacking. In 2019 he battled his first big chunk of miles along the PCT and just one year later he completed his first-ever thru-hike of the John Muir Trail. That one single thru-hike that put him through the wringer forced him to adapt to the changing conditions of the trail and when he came out the other side, he had a brand new lease on backpacking. It was like a rocket ship to backcountry freedom because when he came home, he went to work pounding out the miles as often as he could down some of the best trails Oregon and Washington have to offer.

    In this episode, if the By Land Podcast, Chad shares his personal story, lessons learned, and what it’s like to hit the backcountry with confidence. 

     

    By Land,

    Emory R. Wanger

    By Land Links

    LEARN HOW TO BACKPACK https://byland.co/learn-how-to-backpack

    YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChSSISEgIfwYz2cc0aHQj3g

    FACEBOOK GROUP https://www.facebook.com/groups/1192723304224313/

    INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/byland.co 

    SAY HELLO!! https://byland.co/contact

    Show Notes and Links

    Introductions

    Chad’s background

    Chad’s transition from hunting to backpacking

    What caused Chad to begin section hiking

    Experiencing the hiking culture

    Observing the efficiency of thru hikers

    How efficiency can improve your enjoyment

    What changed between 2019 and 2020

    Chad’s experience on the JMT

    Navigating the permit process

    Preparing for the JMT

    Getting punched in the face by the JMT

    Lessons learned on the JMT

    Learning the rhythm of the mountains

    The powerful connection to others on the trail

    Chad’s takeaway from the JMT

    Confidence equals freedom in the backcountry

    How to followup with Chad online

     

    https://hikertrashnation.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/chadahooche_/

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK9Hz3X4LcG4fczA5vtz59Q

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

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Great podcast!

Heard about this through TradQuest. Great to have another podcast talking about the great outdoors!

treesandtrails ,

Great guests poor host

Host never seems to know what to say, the stuttering and struggle to put together questions gets old fast.
The guests on the podcast are great.

Colton-89 ,

Back pack guru

Really enjoyed you on the trad quest podcast Emory! Loving your back packing advice, how to’s, and opinions! Looking forward to hearing more about your hunting adventures !

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