This week Barklow joins me to talk about all kinds of stuff he knows very well, preparedness and survival. John Barklow has spent his life putting himself in nasty weather and mountainous conditions. He is no stranger to the good old fashion suffer-fest. In this podcast we cover a lot about altitude and how it can make or break a trip. We also cover some great frameworks for not only surviving but ultimately thriving in the mountains.
Barklow has been doing a huge favor to outdoorsman by publishing some great IGTV episodes breaking down so many ideas behind why one piece of gear over another. Do yourself a favor and go follow his IG account to learn some great woodsman-ship skills and also to just give yourself a deeper understanding of survival gear.
Start – Bigfoot is Real – 02:22
Imposter Syndrome – 07:41
Framework of Teaching & Learning – 14:08
Passion is Key – 24:33
Preparing Yourself for Opportunities – 30:56
Gear Education & Options – 39:21
Adversity & Expectations, & Image – 47:47
Altitude: What You Need to Know – 1:01:18
Mitigating & Managing Risk – 1:18:53
John’s Story of Risk Asessment – 1:29:50
Closing Announcements – 1:36:00
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