Campfire Stories – Episode 10 – Why We started the Podcast

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I started camping and hiking and exploring at around 14 years old. I took a trip to Florida and then to Arizona. I spent an entire summer in a tent. I dug a hole for an out house. I dealt with rain collapsing tents in the middle of the night and scorching heat in the middle of the dessert. Canteens of water would quickly seem like they were filled with boiled water when left in the sun. But I also watched the sun set and rise from mesas, or prairies so vast I couldn’t imagine the end.

After that, as soon as I could, I started purchasing gear to really learn how to stay outside as long as possible. I wanted to explore.

David discusses why he enjoys the outdoors, growing up in a small town and heading out into the woods behind our house to find calm and his own space.

Today we talk about why we have the podcast. To help inspire others to really head out and appreciate the land we have and not to take it for granted.

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2 thoughts on “Campfire Stories – Episode 10 – Why We started the Podcast

  1. Hi, I am a regular reader of your website. I find it really interesting & informative. I respect your views & want to hear what you think. I am planning on going camping with my family & am looking for a suitable camping axe or hatchet to help to split the firewood for the campfire. I have been looking at some reviews and I am still unsure about which axe to get. I was reading this review and considering to get the hatchet that he suggests but am not really confident. maybe I can use the cheaper one. What do you think? Is it really worth it to buy a more costly option if I am only going camping a couple of times each season? Thanks so much for your opinion and thank you for the awesome posts that you write.

    1. I personally don’t like to bring a hatchet camping, as they are heavy and in many cases I don’t have the option of chopping wood because I’m on public land. Dead fallen trees can be cut faster with a small saw. If weight isn’t a concern and chopping wood is allowed and cost is the only other concern, the estwing is a great long lasting hatchet. I hope that helps.

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