Jeff Hatch, Raven Wilderness School | JMB Podcast Episode 56

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Jeff Hatch is the owner of Raven Wilderness School in western Massachusetts, an ambassador for Fjallraven, has more instagram followers than we can count, and is an all-around great guy. Ed Butler and I sat down with Jeff on a breezy day to discuss his school, the role of social media in promoting small business, how he became a brand ambassador, and his upcoming events at Fjallraven stores in Vermont and New York City.

We also discuss Ed’s first fish through the ice of the winter, tell a few stories, and give advice for young people getting started in the outdoor industry.

PHOTO: Jeff Hatch, Tim Smith & Ed Butler (from left to right). Photo by Jessica.

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Being Prepared For Winter With Ed Butler, Working Class Woodsman | JMB Podcast Episode 55

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Ed Butler, the Working Class Woodsman, stopped by and we spent an hour and a quarter talking about winter preparedness, the changing face of the forest in northern New England due to economic pressure, what you should carry with you, the boiling point of propane and butane, and a bunch of other winter-focused things. I haven’t seen Ed much lately because he’s been so busy, and it was great to catch up. It’s always a pleasure to have him of the podcast, and it’s never boring.

PHOTO: Ice-covered pond at the field school. The discolored ice should be a safety warning, as should be the open water near the outlet.

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Winter Expeditions In Alberta With Dragan Uzelac | JMB Podcast Episode 54

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Dragan Uzelac is the owner of Niko Wilderness Education in Beaver County, Alberta and a Jack Mountain alumnus. In this episode of the podcast we discuss guided winter expeditions that Dragan will be leading this winter. We talk about making the gear needed for winter trips, the importance of planning ahead, and why it’s amazing to be in places with no light pollution.  All four of his trips this winter are full, so if  you’re interested in experiencing the winter trail with him in Alberta, register early for 2020 expeditions.

PHOTO: Dragan Uzelac and Blake Towsley on the winter trail.

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Triumph and Disaster in Deer Hunting // The Woodsman’s Podcast, Ep. 7

The ups and downs of this year’s whitetail deer hunting season is the topic of the latest episode of The Woodsman’s Podcast.

The “atlatl” or spear thrower to use a less interesting name:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spear-thrower

“If” by Rudyard Kipling:
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46473/if—

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Liquid Sessions Surf School In Costa Rica With JMB Alum Donovan Burgess | JMB Podcast Episode 53

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Donovan Burgess is a Jack Mountain Yearlong Immersion Program alumnus and the founder of Liquid Sessions Surf, a surfing school and full-service travel company in Pavones, Costa Rica. They offer a variety of learn to surf programs, including a month-long immersion into the skills and lifestyle of surfing that includes food, lodging and your own masseuse! I had a blast with Donovan when he was at Jack Mountain, and am stoked that he’s followed his passion and is passing along his knowledge and experience of life on the ocean riding waves.

In this episode we talk about what got him to this point, the advice he received from movie star Chris Pratt and his next big project; traveling the west coast from Canada to Mexico in a modified ice cream truck teaching surfing and filming the experience. 

PHOTO: Donovan blowing a tinder bundle into a flame at the field school.

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