Hunting has started to gain some serious traction over the past several years. With notable influencers like Joe Rogan, Cameron Hanes, and John Dudley all advocating for the benefits of connecting with your food source, it’s easy to see why so many have become interested in the process.
In fact, I only started hunting 4 years ago and, in that time, I have been introduced to some amazing people in the community like my guest today, John Barklow, who is a big game product manager for the premier camouflage on the market, SITKA Gear. Today, John and I talk about how social media has both been helping and hurting the cause of hunting, why there is such a surge in the hunting space, why – if you want to get into hunting yourself – you need to take initiative, the beautiful responsibility outdoorsmen have, and the proficiencies men need to develop to become successful in harvesting wild game.
“The end result is, or should be, food on the plate.” Tweet That— John Barklow
My guest today is longtime outdoorsman and former 26-year veteran of the U.S Navy, John Barklow. Although a diver by trade, John spent more than two decades in direct support of Navy Special Warfare and much of that time attached to and connected with elite Navy SEAL teams.
Much of that time was spent in Kodiak, Alaska teaching SEALS how to survive in cold weather and how to move through technical terrain at night in what they referred to as Cliff Assault.
After his service, John began working with SITKA Gear to help develop clothing systems for outdoorsmen and hunters taking what he learned in combat and military service and applying it to real-world scenarios in the civilian sector.
He’s also the Founder of Knowledgefromstorms.com where he teaches others how to survive and thrive in challenging conditions.
“Go and get your reps in.” Tweet That— John Barklow
- The rising popularity of hunting
- Instagram hunting vs. reality
- Finding common ground with vegans and vegetarians
- Building the best outdoor gear you can get
- How to get started in hunting
- Starting with the right equipment and clothing
- Putting in the reps before you go for the big trophy
- The trophy is a reminder of the memories and hard work
- Stop making excuses and get out there
- Getting experience even if you don’t have a tag
- Training SEALs
- Understand the limitations of what you wear
“You never have these crazy experiences if you’re not out in the mountains chasing animals around.” Tweet That— John Barklow
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