It's easy to get caught up in the gear race when it comes to enjoying the outdoors. We are constantly inundated with images and stories of adventurers using the latest and greatest equipment, when in reality, this is not the case at all. Some of the most memorable outdoor experiences were without the fanciest equipment.
So, whether you're a seasoned outdoorsman or just getting started, sometimes all you really need is a sense of adventure, willingness to explore, a good attitude and a positive outlook.
In today’s episode of the Back to the Lodge Podcast, Patrick, Nick, and Will talk about Nick's first effort at unloading trucks, Will's involvement in philanthropic events, and why enjoying the outdoors doesn't have to be expensive.
Stay tuned for the upcoming episodes, featuring Icey-Tek USA, Back to the Lodge, and Grunt Style Foundation partnering up to give away cool prizes. Also, be sure to check out the Back to the Lodge Website for some cool and exciting updates.
4:04- Nick's first attempt at unloading trucks
8:47- The new hands-free hydration system for sports team
11:32- Upcoming guests that everyone is looking forward to
16:50- List of philanthropic events Will is involved in
20:29- How Icey-Tek USA brings people together
24:43- Why enjoying the outdoors doesn't have to be expensive
33:55- 2022: A year for those who get it
10:30- "Either you have money or you don't, you have credit or you don't, people are looking for value. And when you could buy something once and just keep it, that's great. But don't just buy something just for a name or just for a commercial, infomercial, or whatever it is." - Will Easley
19:14- "When you're there (philanthropic events), you can have that experience, the emotional tie, and the emotional connection to people that are speaking. You can't get everything online. So hopefully that 2022 will be better for everybody." - Will Easley
22:58- "There's so much negativity. There's so much division. It's time to put the people at the top, at the front of the line, in front of the screen, or on social media that are making a difference, a positive impact." - Patrick Mudge
27:55- "I've hunted in great blinds and pits and everything else. But what I go back to for my peace of mind and my enjoyment is we sit at the edge of a cornfield, the edge of a cut field, and I hunt with a 69 rifle. We just sit there, you cut up, and you enjoy yourself." - Will Easley
28:26- "Hunting doesn't have to be this overcomplicated high-speed thing that everybody tries to make. Some of the social media things that you see, you don't have to look at all the big, sparkly, and cool stuff. Some stuff just works. And it just worked for decades. And if it still works, you make it better. You adapt overtime. The world changes, but you don't have to keep buying the biggest and the best and most expensive just to keep up with the Joneses." - Will Easley