Whenever I dive into a new topic or hobby, I get a bit obsessive. But there is a method to my madness that can help you quickly learn new things, too.
Essays and Stories
In this episode of the Hunt Gather Talk podcast, I talk about silence — both of the mind and in nature — as vital to being able to truly enjoy the natural world. Maybe you don’t need to kill your cell phone, but putting it on airplane mode is a good start.
There is no form of fishing I am better at than bottom fishing in the ocean. And here in the West, that means rockfish (rock cod) and lingcod. Here’s how to catch more, from gear to technique, to little tricks and tips that have helped me over the years.
Since I started Hunter Angler Gardener Cook in 2007, I have posted more than 700 recipes. And while I still intend to post recipes going forward, I plan on writing more about techniques you can use with the wild foods you bring home. Armed with these, you can make your own recipes.
In this episode of Hunt Gather Talk, I talk about scouting. Yep, scouting for wild game, for places to fish, or to forage plants, sea creatures or mushrooms. It’s all about the spot. I have my spots, you have yours. How did we get them? By putting in miles.
Finding your equilibrium is a natural part of any endeavor, and hunting and fishing is no different. We all have that urge to fill the freezer, but what do you do once that freezer is full? My thoughts on finding balance in this pursuit of ours.
Images of hunters or anglers holding up their quarry evoke strong reactions in those who don’t hunt or fish. And while hunters have been making these images since long before photos, the advent of social media has put them in front of non-hunters like never before.
Cooking wild game is an exercise in dealing with variability. Every animal is different, and to bring out the best in your wild game you must come to terms with it.