Today is not your average hunting interview, but to me, it’s as every bit and even more important. A good portion of hunting is about heritage, likewise, this episode is heritage. It is also about life and insights from those who have lived before us.packing, to me, embodies so so many great so much of what I hope to help pass on to my kids and the next generation. If you don’t know Val Geissler, he is a horseman, a cowboy, a singer, a poet, a teacher, and a family man, among being a dad to not only his own but to so many others just to name a few things though I do not feel that sums up the man at all. If you have ever seen UnBranded, the documentary about riding mustangs from Mexico to Canada, Val is the father like figure that truly helps Ben Masters and the guys accomplish their mission. If you haven’t seen it I highly recommend you watch it. Anyway, I had the chance to sit down for a cup of coffee with Uncle Val and to be honest I think I had a smile glued to my face the entire time. This interview with Val is one that I will hold close as one of my all time favorites up there with Roy Roth for a lot of reasons. Do we me a favor if this has as much impact on you as it did for me, share it with someone. I say that not for me at all, but I truly hope that as many people as possible get the chance to sit in the kitchen with Uncle Val and pull a bit of good old boy insight.
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Uncle Val – 4:46
Val’s Backstory – 9:00
The Desire to be a Cowboy – 14:25
Val’s Start with Horses – 17:05
Insight on Raising Kids – 23:42
Val’s Music Career – 26:08
Val on Life & Hard Times – 30:49
A Little Tangent on Technology – 42:21
“Unbranded” the Film – 45:42
“Hawk’s Rest” True Seclusion – 51:56
A Bit of Cowboy Poetry – 1:10:13
Val on Freedom – 1:12:42
Traditions to Preserve – 1:15:12
Instant Gratification – 1:26:30
Motivation – 1:30:49
Val in the Service – 1:35:53
Advice to Your Old Self- 1:37:53
Advice on Life – 1:41:04