Welcome to the podcast! In today’s episode, I am joined by my buddy Brad Brooks who somehow has not been on the podcast in over 300 episodes. Brad is the owner of Argali Outdoors and has created some great film and is also a hardcore backpack hunter and gearhead. Time flew by in this episode and we never even got to half of the stuff we wanted to talk about. In fact, Brad and I were talking and we’ll probably end up doing a part two to this podcast. In this podcast, we talk a bit about entrepreneurship, as Brad is a fellow entrepreneur and the struggles of the balancing work and hunting. We also cover a lot of tips on backpack hunting both in early season as well as late. This season Brad, Ryan Callaghan, and a couple buddies joined in on a pretty epic backcountry mule deer hunt in Idaho that ended up being in the single-digit temperatures. We talk about what backpack trips in those temps look like in comparison to early season and some tips for packing necessary items.
Also big thank you to all of you who have supported the podcast on Patreon, I can’t thank you guys enough. We have a long ways to go but I think we are going to be able to do some really cool things over there. If you haven’t yet, go check out our Patreon page and sign up if you want a chance at winning a new stone glacier 40/56 pack. We will be drawing at the end of the month, so get your name in the hat if you want to win.
Hope you enjoy this episode and if you have more questions on gear for Brad, please leave a comment and we can cover those in part 2
Shot Show & the Industry – 0:05:51
Brad Brooks & His Company, Argali – 0:13:58
Social Pressure & Outside Influences – 0:19:40
Backpack Hunting Gear & Advice – 0:25:47
Ideal Camp Spot, Shelters, & Bedding – 0:38:22
Brad’s Late Season Mule Deer Hunt – 0:43:37
Brad’s Gear: Early vs. Late Season – 0:51:46
Brad’s Game Bags – 1:01:38
Ridiculous Gear that you Still Carry – 1:10:21
Weight vs Comfort – 1:12:05
Where to Find Argali Gear Online & Videos – 1:20:00
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