The Adventure Made Podcast is a weekly show capturing the stories and passions of outdoor enthusiasts around camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, backpacking, bush crafting, conservation, and much more.
Every Wednesday, host Seth Spears interviews seasoned experts about their most memorable wilderness adventures, favorite gear, professional recommendations, and why spending time in nature is so important for the health of individuals and society.
Rewild Gear was founded by 4 brothers with a passion for the outdoors. We design and build high quality, minimalistic outdoor equipment to help people spend more time in the wilderness so they can reconnect with nature, family, and friends.
Our mission is to protect our public lands and endangered species through conservation, the rejuvenation of depleted soil through regenerative agriculture, and the cleaning up of waterways are common goals we feel everyone should share.
We were made for adventure, and this show will inspire you to get outdoors and reconnect with the wild side burning in all of us!
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Ep 28: Tim Corcoran on Vision Quests and Finding Your Purpose
Tim Corcoran is the founder of Purpose Mountain, where he offers Nature-Based Purpose Guidance to support people with a love for wild nature who feel a deep yearning to discover their purpose. Tim also serves as co-Director of Twin Eagles Wilderness School, an organization he co-founded with his wife, Jeannine Tidwell, in Sandpoint, Idaho, in 2005, dedicated to facilitating deep nature connection mentoring, cultural restoration, and inner tracking.
A leader of vision quests, holistic rites of passage, and men's groups, Tim has been facilitating spiritual initiations in the wilderness since 1999. Healing the cultural rift between the mainstream and indigenous cultures, transformational consciousness work, the spiritual journey, ancestral work, deep nature connection, family, and health are all deep commitments in his life. Tim is a heart-centered father of two brilliant sons and husband to a magnificent wife, and lives in pristine Sandpoint, Idaho.
"A healthy connection to nature is essential for us as human beings."
"We can't be in the container and be the container at the same time."
Being in the woods as a childFinding one's purpose in lifeEmbracing sensitivityThe "sacred wound" becoming the "sacred gift"The importance of being connected to the earthExperiencing inner peaceAssessing life & leaving a legacyDiscovering our gifts and serving othersVision Quest & its purposeTransitioning from childhood to adulthoodUtilizing mentorsTransformations & integrationsFacing jealousy, abuse & bullying The journey of fatherhoodThe idea of "getting back to nature"Living in an urban environmentCommunity being artificially manufacturedLearning to deal with conflict Resources Mentioned:
Book: Black Elk SpeaksPurpose Mountain Twin Eagles Wilderness School
Ep 27: Arthur Haines on Rewilding Ourselves
Arthur Haines is a hunting and recreation guide, forager, ancestral skills mentor, author, public speaker, and botanical researcher. He grew up in the western mountains of Maine, a rural area that was home to swift streams known for their trout fishing. He spent most of his childhood in the Sandy River Valley hiking, tracking, and foraging.
Arthur now runs the Delta Institute of Natural History in Canton, Maine, where he teaches human ecology, focusing on the values of foraging, wildcrafting medicine, and primitive living skills. He continues to spend a great deal of his free time practicing his skills as a modern hunter-gatherer.
In 2017, he authored "A New Path", a comprehensive work on nature connection and rewilding, detailing how to incorporate ancestral practices into modern living. As a research botanist for the Native Plant Trust, he completed an inclusive flora of the New England region titled "Flora Novae Angliae" and has authored over twenty publications in peer-reviewed journals and books, including naming species of plants new to science. His series of YouTube videos has inspired thousands of people interested in foraging wild edible and medicinal plants.
"Don't jump to a solution."
"There's consequences to people going into the wilderness, but there is greater consequence to people staying in the city."
Definition of a hunter-gatherer The progress cultureThe four C's:ComfortConvenience ClassCulpabilityArthur's upbringing & the wildernessUsing grief as a motivatorThe loss of various speciesSoil depletionThoughts on war, famine & pestilence The waning number of huntersRewilding our lands & wilderness degradation Conserve & not preserveRewilding in the East vs. the WestBecoming apathetic toward the outdoorsEuropean vs. American mindset on building things The importance of leisureAncestral foods The three sisters: corn, squash & beans Chronic disease & wild foodsFire & its effect on civilizationResources Mentioned:
Website: Arthur HainesBook: A New PathBooks: Tom Brown JrTED Talk: What's Wrong with our Conservation Paradigm Facebook: Arthur Haines Community Facebook Page: Wilder Waters CommunityPodcast: ReWild YourselfPodcast: Wellness MamaPodcast: WildFed
Ep 26: Jordan Reasoner on Life & the Outdoors
Jordan Reasoner is a well-known business consultant and marketer in the natural health world, an avid hunter, outdoorsman, friend, and wilderness guide living in Bozeman, Montana. Seth and Jordan enjoy a bottle of tequila while talking about life, the outdoors, and their recent backpacking trip.
"There is so much awe, beauty, and elegance in nature.""God, what do you want me to know & what do you want me to do?" Topics Discussed:
Montana trip recapPushing your limits"Pray & Poop" routine Being gratefulLearning & growing Seeing the world wake up while in natureHiking angryInternal motivationLeaning into hard things & temporary painThe military's research on time under tensionSolo vs. group tripsBuilding stamina in the mountainsMessages, injuries, & what our body is telling usInstilling mental toughness in childrenDoing something challenging every day & building that skill Wrecked on the floor & getting through difficult timesTotal responsibility Prince or king & the maturation of manAdjusting to society after being in the wildernessWinning, losing, learning, & showing upYour brain as a sponge vs. filterHaving balance and appreciating lifeResources Mentioned:
Jordan's prior Adventure Made interviewInstagram: Jordan ReasonerWilderness EventDavid Goggins Drawn to the ImageSonship StudioRewild Gear
Ep 25: Montana Backpacking Trip Recap
Seth, Adam, and David are joined by longtime friend and former college roommate Patrick McNamara. Patrick is a videographer and photographer and recently accompanied the brothers on a backcountry wilderness excursion in the heart of Montana.
"Right foot, left foot"Trust yourself, but listen to your body"Topics Discussed:
Trip expectationsPatrick's experience Studying abroad in Austria Disconnecting from technology10,500 feet of elevationPhysical exhaustion Gear prepBlisters and feet tapingOunces adding upWhat gear to leave behindAltitude sicknessHail storms in the mountains Overcoming mental hurdlesHiking with 50+ lbsJake, the mountain goatCoping with having the "s***s" in the mountainsDehydration, nutrition, and mealsCold plungesCooking fish in grizzly bear countryCapturing momentsFavorite pieces of gearAppreciating the little things Hedonic adaptationUnderstanding stressers Information overload Resources Mentioned:
Jordan ReasonerJake LarsenWilderness EventDrawn to the ImageSonship StudioDanner PronghornPlatypus water bladder MSR water bladderHilleberg Namajt TentBig Agnes Q CoreKlymit Static VMSR Whisper Lite StoveFirst Lite Corrugate Guide PantsMountain HousePeak Refuel MealsAlpen Fuel MealsNext Mile MealsWild Zora MealsDarn Tough SocksKifaru Slick BagKifaru Lost Park ParkaBuff Merino Neck GaiterMerrell BootsSchnees BootsCrispi BootsScarpa BootsFirelight BellowsTinder Ridge Ferro RodTrailside UtensilGasper 4 KnifeGranite GrillMountain Trucker Hat
Ep 24: Marcus Ewing on Hunting & The Average Conservationist
Marcus Ewing is the owner and founder of The Average Conservationist. He was born and raised in northern, lower Michigan, where he spent much of his youth hunting, fishing, camping, playing sports, and just being outdoors. Since starting the company, Marcus has partnered with 2% For Conservation to host The Average Conservationist Podcast, which primarily features businesses and individuals who have focused on giving back to wildlife.
"Life begins when you step outside your comfort zone."Topics Discussed:
Marcus's start in the outdoorsConnecting with others through natureThe glories of Deer Camp tradition & its rite of passageThe importance of the outdoors & living harmoniouslyLittering, pollution, & being responsibleThe "Game Trashbag" Taking advantage of time spent with family & friendsThe gravity of taking a lifeEnjoyment & slowing down with lifeThe journey over the destinationSimilarities of dating & huntingOpening morning, as exciting as Christmas Fishing storiesLearning from mistakesHanding down knivesChronic Wasting Disease (CWD)The Average Conservationist Adult-onset huntingResources Mentioned:
The Average Conservationist Instagram: The Average ConservationistFacebook: The Average Conservationist Stone Glacier First LiteThe Gasper 4 KnifeNational Deer Association Sportsmen's Nation Dan JohnsonAndy Stumpf2% for Conservation Randy NewbergBook: The Comfort Crisis by Michael EasterPodcast: Nine Finger ChroniclesPodcast: Cleared Hot
Ep 23: Christian Fortson on Nature & Addiction Recovery
Christian Fortson is a firefighter, EMT and wilderness guide in Montgomery County, Texas. He works with kids and adults to help them learn from nature and spend more time in the wilderness.
"The thing about being in nature is it's uncomfortable, and I've never heard of anybody growing in a comfortable state." "Get outdoors more and spend time with people." Topics Discussed:
Christian's introduction to the outdoorsSpending time in jailDoing fulfilling workSobriety at 19The danger of selfishnessLiving in a car for three monthsLeading at-risk teens into the wildernessBeing alone in the wild & facing your thoughts21 days & breaking habitsSocietal changes & enjoying natureLeaving no trace behind Essential equipmentHelping without expectationResources Mentioned:
Adventure Learning Program Leave No TraceGarmin inReach Iodine Tablets Book: The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous by Dr. Bob Smith & Bill WilsonBook: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch AlbomPodcast: The Joe Rogan Experience
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With so many podcasts on the market today, it is so hard to break through the noise. I was recently turned on to The Rewind Gear Podcast by a friend of mine, and after tuning into a couple of episodes, it has made it’s way into my weekly routine! I literally leave 1 un-listened episode in my queue simply because I hate the thought of running out of Seth content! Keep it up!!
I Really Needed Something Like This
I like the outdoors but find it frustrating to pick up all the gear and gadgets to make it fun to be outdoors. That’s why I like this pod. Funny and informative.
Makes me want to get outdoors
Real and relatable guys sharing some great knowledge and fun stories along the way! Just what I want for my family; to create lots of memories in the beauty of nature.