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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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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.

    EP 102 How to Save Money, Expand Capabilities, and Optimize Your Next Gear Purchase

    EP 102 How to Save Money, Expand Capabilities, and Optimize Your Next Gear Purchase

    On this episode of The By Land Podcast, we’re going to dive into how you can SAVE MONEY, EXPAND CAPABILITY, and OPTIMIZE your next gear purchase. I’ve spent a lot of money on gear over the years and only recently did I realize I haven’t done a very good job of expanding my capabilities with each and every purchase.

    SO, you get to learn from my mistakes so you can avoid them yourselves. In the long run, you’ll save far more money and be able to far more activities in the outdoors!







    By Land,
    Emory R. Wanger
    LEARN HOW TO BACKPACK!
    I’m creating an ONLINE BACKPACKING COURSE that will shorten your learning curve in more than half and get you going on the right path to a backcountry adventure.

    THE BY LAND PODCAST FACEBOOK GROUP
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    SHOW NOTES
    Introduction to shopping for new gear

    Mistakes I’ve made when shopping for new gear

    Three examples of my screw-ups

    What’s wrong with how I’ve purchase gear?

    What should I do differently going forward?

    Buy gear that moves the needle, expands capability, and comfort

    An example of doing it right

    My real-world example of a current decision

    Closing thoughts



    LINKS
    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChSSISEgIfwYz2cc0aHQj3g

    By Land Podcast Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1192723304224313/

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

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

    • 28 min
    EP 101 Lessons From 2019 And the Future of This Podcast

    EP 101 Lessons From 2019 And the Future of This Podcast

    Welcome to Episode 101! I can’t believe it’s already here!

    On this episode, I’m flying solo and sharing with you my lessons learn from 2019. These are just a handful of takeaways that I’ve come up with that I believe are worth sharing with you in hopes that maybe you can learn something from my experiences. I’ll also be detailing some exciting changes to the podcast that will ensure I get back to regularly uploading on a weekly basis. At the end of the day, my only hope for By Land is to provide as much value as possible and I think my new plan is a sure fire way to do just that.

    Enjoy! 

    By Land,

    Emory R. Wanger

    LEARN HOW TO BACKPACK!

    I’m creating an ONLINE BACKPACKING COURSE that will shorten your learning curve in more than half and get you going on the right path to a backcountry adventure.

    The By Land Podcast Facebook Group

    I have a facebook group specifically for listeners! See you in there!

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

     

    Show Notes



    The future of The Podcast 

    Lessons learned Never underestimate the Power of  Cheap gear 

    Backpacking with a baby is 100% possible

    As life changes, so do our outdoor adventures and goals.   

    You can have a bad day in the woods.   

    I’m still learning 

    I learned I REALLY enjoy backpacking or hunting for the purpose of documenting something or someone.   

    How and When to Use Fleece 



     

    Links

    My inexpensive Wrangler pants https://www.wrangler.com/shop/mens-performance-series-outdoor-cargo-pant-nw780?variationId=NW780FK#hero=3

    • 37 min
    Episode 100 Long Distance Relationships for Long Distance Trails

    Episode 100 Long Distance Relationships for Long Distance Trails

    To celebrate Episode 100, my Wife, Jessica, joins me on the podcast to talk about what it was like for her when I hiked the PCT in 2017. We always hear about the trials and tribulations of a hiker, but we never hear what it’s like being the loved one at home waiting for a hike to wrap up. Be it a spouse, friend, family member, or significant other, those left behind during a Thru Hike are left sorting through a an emotional journey of their own.

    Those we love reliably answer poorly timed phone calls, offer words of encouragement when in need of their own, ship off needed items to random locations they’ve never been to in hopes that it arrives in time, and patiently wait at home praying for the safety of their hiker. They balance the load for us emotionally and their voices are often never heard.

    When the dust settles and the hike is complete, they don’t have memories of tall peaks, beautiful valleys, or quiet morning walks in the woods, rather they’re left to live the trail life from afar, merely peering inside from time to time when able in hopes to glean some form of relief. If they could be there they would, each and every step of the way, mile for mile.

    For me, Jess was my rock. My reason for pushing and no doubt the only reason I was able to hike so many miles that summer. She was far more dedicated to me, than I was to the trail and I’ll forever be grateful for all she did for me.

    This episode is dedicated not only to my Wife, but to all those who support thru hikers on long trails. You’ll never really know how important you are to the journey.

     

     

    By Land,

    Emory R. Wanger

    LEARN HOW TO BACKPACK!

    I’m creating an ONLINE BACKPACKING COURSE that will shorten your learning curve in more than half and get you going on the right path to a backcountry adventure.

    The By Land Podcast Facebook Group

    I have a facebook group specifically for listeners! See you in there!

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

     

    Show Notes

    Introductions

    When Emory first told Jess about the PCT

    Our approach to the unknowns

    Emory asks Jess to marry him before he left for the PCT

    Why was Jess so confident about me leaving?

    Relationship prep leading up to the trail

    Planning visits

    The importance of being all in

    Jess’  connection to the trail

    Saying goodbye

    Dealing with the lack of information

    Benefits of a GPS tracker brings to loved ones

    What it’s like on the other side of things

    How short videos helped us feel connected

    Visiting Emory on the trail

    Pros and Cons of visits 

    Saying goodbye after a visit

    Observing hiking habits 

    How to handle your partner when they want to quit

    When and how to communicate feelings

    Jess’ worst goodbye

    Looking to Canada and the importance of Jess being there

    Canada

    The smell of a hiker

    What the trail means to Jess

    What it’s like being an “outsider” to the hiking world

    Advice to family and friends AFTER the trail

    The dynamics of a partner wanting to be there

    Watching the trail to life transition

    What about hiking WITH your hiker?

    What helped the MOST to feel close

    Concerns about thru hiking becoming a habit

    How to deal with the desire to hike

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 99 Getting To Know Garage Grown Gear with Lloyd Vogal

    Episode 99 Getting To Know Garage Grown Gear with Lloyd Vogal

    On this episode of The By Land Podcast, we get to know Garage Grown Gear and one of the co-founders, Lloyd Vogal.

    Garage Grown Gear offers backpacking products you’re not likely to find in big box stores like REI. They focus specifically on cottage brands that could be just one or two people deep and making products by hand. By partnering with smaller cottage brands to represent them in their marketplace, these startups can grow significantly faster and reach a wider audience. As GGG likes to say, it’s like the “farm to table” version of backpacking gear.

    If you’re looking to find new gear from up and coming brands, you’ll want to be sure to take Garage Grown Gear for a spin.

     

     

    By Land,

    Emory R. Wanger

    LEARN HOW TO BACKPACK!

    I’m creating an ONLINE BACKPACKING COURSE that will shorten your learning curve in more than half and get you going on the right path to a backcountry adventure.

    The By Land Podcast Facebook Group

    I have a facebook group specifically for listeners! See you in there!

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

     

    Show Notes

    Introductions

    Lloyd’s background and the road to co-founding GGG

    How Lloyd first got into watersports 

    What it was like being an outdoor guide

    Standout lessons from the guiding life

    Getting to know GGG

    Who GGG carries

    Why GGG is important to cottage brands for exposure

    How GGG chooses who to showcase

    Who’s GGG’s audience and customer base

    Benefits of showcasing smaller cottage brands

    Current trends in ultralight backpacking

    The thing about ultralight backpacking…

    What Lloyd enjoys most about GGG on a personal level

    How to connect with GGG

     

    Links

    https://www.garagegrowngear.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/garagegrowngear/

    https://www.facebook.com/GarageGrown

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 98 Climbing Mount Everest and Learning To Be Uncomfortable with Woody Hartman

    Episode 98 Climbing Mount Everest and Learning To Be Uncomfortable with Woody Hartman

    Woody Hartman wasn’t expecting to climb Mount Everest in 2019, but sometimes life takes some interesting turns and before you know it, you’re doing something you never thought you would.

    On this episode, we dive into how Woody found himself on the summit of Everest, what it took to get there, and what it all means now that it’s over. This is no doubt one of my favorite conversations because Woody is about as grounded as they come and allows us to peer into how he’s learned to adapt to changing life circumstances. He also walks us through his journey through how he learned to be comfortable being uncomfortable and why it’s so important to dream bit, take risks, and use our goals as a catalyst for other adventures and life situations.

    You’ll love this episode with Woody! 

     

     

    By Land,

    Emory R. Wanger

    LEARN HOW TO BACKPACK!

    I’m creating an ONLINE BACKPACKING COURSE that will shorten your learning curve in more than half and get you going on the right path to a backcountry adventure.

    The By Land Podcast Facebook Group

    I have a facebook group specifically for listeners! See you in there!

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

     

    Show Notes

    Introductions 

    Woody’s path to Everest

    How Woody decided to climb 

    Learning to make uncomfortable decisions

    Finding happiness being uncomfortable 

    The barrier to being uncomfortable

    How imagination plays a role in preventing adventure

    What pushes people to climb Everest

    What drives us to do push the limits

    What climbing Everest means now that it’s over

    Preparing for life after a big life goal/event

    Learning to use big goals as a catalyst to a better place

    How to center yourself when you’re in the middle of chaos

    Woody’s 7 Summits project



     

    Links

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/woodybravetrails

    https://www.instagram.com/woodys_unreality

    • 1 hr
    Episode 97 How To Deal With Life After The Trail With Kyle O'Grady

    Episode 97 How To Deal With Life After The Trail With Kyle O'Grady

    On this episode, I talk with Kyle O’Grady of The Trail Tales Podcast about what it’s like dealing with the “Post Trail Blues.” We talk a lot about the grand adventure when we’re ON it or look back at it fondly when we’re not, but we rarely talk about what it’s like after it’s all over. For most of us, we’re left with a sense of wondering what we’re supposed to do next. We’ve built an identity around this adventure and now that it’s no longer something to look forward to we tend to slip into a slight depression.

    Kyle spent his high school and college years planning to hike the Appalachian Trail and when he graduated he did it. Then he went back to work and was left to sort it all out on his own.

    We talk about what the Post Trail Blues are, why it happens, and what we can do to deal with it. We also get to know who Kyle is and what he’s all about.

     

      

    By Land,

    Emory R. Wanger

    LEARN HOW TO BACKPACK!

    I’m creating an ONLINE BACKPACKING COURSE that will shorten your learning curve in more than half and get you going on the right path to a backcountry adventure.

    The By Land Podcast Facebook Group

    I have a facebook group specifically for listeners! See you in there!

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

     

    Show Notes

    Introductions

    Getting to know Kyle

    What it’s like getting into podcasting and seeing it grow

    Exploring podcasting topics

    Kyle’s journey into backpacking and Thru Hiking

    What happens mentally after a long trail

    The emotional connection to a grand goal

    The reality of post trail blues

    How to cope with missing the trail

    What it was like getting back out on the trail again

    Kyle’s experience with being in his head

    Advice for future thru hikers

     

     

    Links

    https://trailtalespod.com/

    Trail Tales Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/trail-tales/id1441376382?mt=2

    My Episode with Trail Tales https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/43-thru-hiking-pct-starting-byland-podcast-pacific/id1441376382?i=1000448508661

    • 1 hr 7 min

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