Whether you love camping, hiking, or paddling, we’ve got you covered! Each and every episode, The Outdoor Kind’s John Van Barriger and his co-hosts will talk about the great outdoors, conduct an in-depth interview with a unique personality, and offer real-world safety tips to make your time in camp, along the trail or on the water safer and more enjoyable. Our podcast is produced for all outdoors enthusiasts in the U.S. and Canada! And the icing on the cake? We’ll also feature music from an independent artist with a strong connection to the outdoors! Join us on our ongoing adventure!
Episode 011: AT Hiker Shannon Finn returns, then interviews John about his Erie Canal thru-paddle
In this episode, Shannon "Joy" Finn returns to update us on her Appalachian Trail thorough-hike. She then turns the table and interviews John about the completion of his Erie Canal thru-paddle across New York state. Our Baker's Dozen set of questions are answered by Tommy and Rose Elliott, who volunteered as John's support crew for his 333-mile paddle. This episode also features the song, "Cook Shack Shuffle,"from The Yukon's incomparable BJ MacLean! Don't miss it!
Episode 010: Kevin Grange & Camper Christina
Join us as we conclude our interview with Kevin Grange, author of "Wild Rescues: A Paramedic's Extreme Adventures in Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Grand Teton." As part of this interview section, Kevin offers his best tips for staying safe while adventuring outdoors. Plus, we talk with "Camper Christina" Scheuermann and ask her our Baker's Dozen questions! You won't want to miss it!
Episode 009: Kevin Grange‘s Extreme Work in the National Parks
Paramedic , Firefighter, and Author Kevin Grange talks with John about his work in America's iconic national parks, as well as his new book, “Wild Rescues: A Paramedic's Extreme Adventures in Yellowstone, Yosemite and Grand Teton.” And we conclude this episode with featured music by Texas guitarist extraordinaire Jackie Venson! Subscribe today!
Episode 008: Shannon Finn‘s Excellent (AT) Adventure!
In this episode, John interviews Shannon Finn, an engaging Appalachian Trail hiker who discusses personal transformation, bears, and marriage proposals in the woods! He also is joined by co-host Dan Burish of Eugene, Oregon, as they chat about their recent activities, and John covers last-minute details for his Erie Canal trip.
Episode 007: An Interview with author Kevin Callan, The Happy Camper!
In this episode, John interviews Happy Camper Kevin Callan about the many occupations he has had in the great outdoors! Kevin also provides safety tips for backcountry campers, while co-host Clare Gibbs calls in from Nanaimo to discuss an island-hopping bicycle trip - and her undying love for Arnold Schwarzenegger. (Honestly! We wouldn't joke about something this important!) Finally, we conclude the show with progressive rock from Neutral Earth. Join us, and subscribe today!
Episode 006: Part II of the James Raffan interview, plus Mindy's Mini-Misadventure!
In this episode, we complete our interview with author James Raffan and he discusses polar bear hunting, shamans, and a get-rich-quick scheme for he and host John Van Barriger to undertake in the Yukon! Additionally, Mindy Lawyer joins in as a co-host and shares the story of a day-trip misadventure (as well as the safety lessons learned), and Emergency Medical Responder Krista Martineau answers our Baker's Dozen questions! Finally, we wrap-up the episode with a great tune by James Raffan! Check it out!
Breath of Fresh Air
With all the new podcasts popping up, it’s great to have one that helps teach safety in the world wilderness and is enjoyable to listen to. Looking forward to future shows.