Knowledge from Storms: Wheel Book January 2024

Evolution of a Mountain Hunter Photo: Haakon Johnson Your left hip is completely worn out! The joint is bone on bone and full of arthritis. At this point, your only option is a total left hip replacement. Well, F&%# Me! Images of old men using walkers and wearing velcro shoes, a handicap placard hanging from… Continue reading Knowledge from Storms: Wheel Book January 2024

Knowledge from Storms: Wheel Book December 2023 Entry

Training: Your Decision Matrix The ability to think clearly and make correct decisions in high-stress situations is crucial when living in the backcountry. Confidence born from training, both physically and mentally, will aid in this ability. There are no shortcuts, and it takes time to acquire over many years and, hopefully, living through some poor… Continue reading Knowledge from Storms: Wheel Book December 2023 Entry

Knowledge from Storms: Wheel Book November 2023 Entry

Training: Comfortably Cool The outdoors is difficult enough without kicking your own ass. This fact has led me to control what I can and then adapt to the dynamic conditions and minimize struggles. One of the biggest mistakes people make in the backcountry is over-dressing. This unforced error makes you sweat profusely, making you stop… Continue reading Knowledge from Storms: Wheel Book November 2023 Entry

Knowledge from Storms: Wheel Book October 2023 Entry

Training: Fuel Your Engine Our bodies are metabolic engines running off of fuel like the truck carrying us to our hunts. Instead of gas or diesel, though, our bodies run off of food and water to create warmth and energy. Sitting in a frigid ground blind or tree stand puts extra demands on the body,… Continue reading Knowledge from Storms: Wheel Book October 2023 Entry

Knowledge from Storms: Wheel Book September 2023 Entry

Training: Trust The Process My partners and I had bucked the odds, killing two bulls in the last five days, but that was of little consolation as I went into the final day of the hunt with an unfilled tag in my pocket. My friends were encouraging and optimistic that we could run the board… Continue reading Knowledge from Storms: Wheel Book September 2023 Entry

Knowledge from Storms: Wheel Book July 2023 Entry

Training: Gym Rat The gym is a crucible to test yourself, both physically and mentally. It can also be a sanctuary from the madness of everyday life. But despite the many benefits the gym offers, it’s a contrived environment with limitations. Now’s the time to take what you’ve built in the gym over many months… Continue reading Knowledge from Storms: Wheel Book July 2023 Entry

Knowledge from Storms: Wheel Book June 2023 Entry

Training: Basics Training the basics can be boring, repetitive, and feel like a waste of time. It’s hard work and not glamorous. It takes commitment and doesn’t come quickly. But mastering the basics separates the best and consistently successful from the rest.  These fundamental skills are the building blocks of true capability. You’ll fall back… Continue reading Knowledge from Storms: Wheel Book June 2023 Entry