Traditional Outdoors Podcast – Episode #22 – Backcountry Gear Choices with Thom Jorgensen

In Episode #22 I sit down with friend and hunting buddy Thom Jorgensen to discuss our gear selections for our Backcountry Mule Deer hunt that is quickly approaching. The goal behind this conversation is to share the selections we made and the thoughts behind those choices. All gear we discuss was purchased by either Thom or myself at retail prices unless we caught the item on sale. Bottom line we researched our gear and purchased it the same as you would. This allows us to not only detail our thought process behind these choices but we also have a post hunt gear discussion planned where we will outlined what worked and what didn’t. Plus we hope to be able to tell you what we would do differently the next time we head into the backcountry.

So if you are thinking about or planning a future backcountry hunt we hope this information helps you in your decision making for equipment purchases going forward.

This episode is sponsored by St. Joe River Bows.

Backcountry Gear

Also, on the Passing Down Traditions segment I welcome Mr. John Annoni to the segment to discuss his program to introduce a new generation of youth to America’s outdoor heritage and traditions called Camp Compass Academy. In addition John also gives some quick insight into another program he launched to raise funds for Camp Compass named Hunting Awareness. Do yourself a favor and check out both of these great programs.

Show Notes:

  • Introductions
  • Where we will be hunting in Wyoming
  • Our Pack choicess
  • Clothing
  • Rain Gear
  • Passing Down Traditions” segment – John Annoni with Camp Compass Academy and Hunting Awareness
  • Cooking and Meals
  • Water and Water purification
  • Shelters and Sleeping setups
  • Optics
  • GPS and Navigation
  • Bows / Arrows setups
  • Other random items and Wrap up

Links for all gear discussing in this podcast…..or most of it anyway……..


Schampa (AMAZING)
SCHAMPA WarmSkin Skinny Base Layer Thermal









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