Brad Brooks is the owner and General Manager of Argali Outdoors, a backcountry hunting gear, and equipment company. Brad is an adventurer, conservationist, and family man hailing from Boise, ID.
How Brad stumbled into starting an outdoor equipment companyHis background in environmental economics and working in public lands conservation The first backpacking tent bought in high schoolThe inner draw to the outdoors How being in wild country helps to recenter life Brad's interest in business and entrepreneurship from an early ageThe origination of Argali Early days of technical clothing Calculating risksStorytelling about wild places through film The importance of timing in life and businessFamily bonds in working togetherThe daily struggle of work-life balanceThe importance of being a present fatherSpending 75 nights in a tent per yearThe biggest threats to conservation today The effects of westward expansion Brad's reflection on death while rock climbingGetting lost while hunting at age 15Product development and scratching an itch Quote:
"The loss of the ability to get lost in wild country is a tragedy." "Figure out something that interests you in your life and figure out how to make that your job."Resources Mentioned:
ArgaliArgali InstagramWilderness Society North FacePatagonia First LiteSitkaKUIUSportsman Channel Outdoor ChannelThe National Wildlife Federation Backcountry Hunters & AnglersTheodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership EXO MTN GearVortex Optics Feathered Friends Book: A Sand County Almanac by Aldo LeopoldBook: Rebel Yell - The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall JacksonAuthor: Terry Tempest WilliamsPodcast: Hidden Brain Podcast: The Meateater