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Paddling Passion with Brad Baumgarten, Owner of H20 Performance Paddles

Paddling Passion with Brad Baumgarten, Owner of H20 Performance Paddles

#jimbairdadventurer #outdoors #paddling Baird Country: Episode 16 - Paddling Passion with Brad Baumgarten, Owner of H20 Performance Paddles Join us for an insightful conversation as Brad Baumgarten, the mastermind behind H20 Performance Paddles, delves into the world of outrigger canoe racing and his deep-seated love for paddling. Growing up along the shores of Georgian Bay, Brad's affinity for water and paddling became the cornerstone of his life's journey. In this episode, we explore the origins of H20 Paddles, a Canadian venture committed to crafting high-performance paddles on Canadian soil. Brad shares the intricate process of paddle manufacturing and sheds light on the brand's commitment to quality and innovation. Furthermore, we uncover an exciting collaboration on the horizon - the Jim Baird Adventurer Backcountry Paddle, tailored to Jim's unique specifications. Tune in to discover the blend of craftsmanship, passion, and innovation that defines the spirit of Baird Country. Get caught up on past episodes of Baird Country here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI-vvJsmWas&list=PLdWkde9gml__GpO_JouKEWl1UdckeYDeg Check out H20 Paddles' Website where you can buy a paddle! [https://www.h20paddles.com](https://www.h20paddles.com/) Follow H20 Paddles on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/h20paddles/ Follow me on social media for podcast reels updates and outdoor adventure content: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jbadventurer/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jbadventurer tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jbadventurer Check out my website: [https://www.theadventurer.com](https://www.theadventurer.com/) Thanks for watching!
Kevin Callan, Author, Presenter & Renown Canoeist on Journeys Through the Wild

Kevin Callan, Author, Presenter & Renown Canoeist on Journeys Through the Wild

#jimbairdadventurer #outdoors #podcast Kevin Callan, Author, Presenter & Renown Canoeist on Journeys Through the Wild Join author, presenter, and seasoned canoeist Kevin Callan on our podcast as we delve into his extraordinary journey from enthusiast to outdoor careerist. Renowned for his canoe route guide books that advocate for wilderness preservation, Kevin's adventures span Central Ontario and Algoma Region. Discover his deep-rooted love for canoeing, his contributions to conservation and passion for sharing outdoor experiences through captivating presentations. With appearances on CBC television and as the host of the KC Happy Camper YouTube channel, Kevin's insights into the natural world are a must-listen for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Get caught up on past episodes of Baird Country here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe1sgDC-wKw&list=PLdWkde9gml__GpO_JouKEWl1UdckeYDeg Check out Kevin’s channels here: YT: https://www.YouTube.com/@KCHappyCamper IG: https://www.instagram.com/kchappycamper/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/thehappycamper Check out my channels here: FB: https://www.facebook.com/jbadventurer IG: https://www.instagram.com/jbadventurer/ Chapters: 0:00 Kevin's Story About a Strange Event on the White River in Northern Ontario 19:07 Bears in the Wild & Dogs 24:56 Kevin Talks about Some of His Past Dream Jobs 37:00 How Kevin Managed to Have a Hand in Conservation 44:30 Algonquin Park - One of the top 10 Brook Trout Fisheries in Ontario 1:00:03 Woking With at Risk Youth 1:24:49 Kevin Talks about when he worked on a trapline for a winter with his indigenous friend's family 1:39:24 Sometimes You Have to Lie to Tell the Truth 1:54:01 What is it about Canoeing that Specifically Speaks to Kevin? 2:08:15 Kevin Talks About his Guide Books & Writing them Responsibly 2:14:30 Kevin Shares Advice for People Looking to Become Authors and Turn Their passion into a Career
Brooke Whipple, Girl in the Woods & ALONE Talks Moving to Alaska, Off-Grid Cabins, & Survival

Brooke Whipple, Girl in the Woods & ALONE Talks Moving to Alaska, Off-Grid Cabins, & Survival

Brooke Whipple, Girl in the Woods & ALONE Talks Moving to Alaska, Off-Grid Cabins, & Survival Welcome to Episode 14 of Baird Country, where we dive deep into the remarkable life and adventures of Brooke Whipple. Brook's popular YT channel is "Girl in the Woods" and she was on both ALONE season 4 and 5! Join us as Brooke shares her extraordinary journey from rural Michigan to the rugged landscapes of Alaska, where she and her husband Dave Whipple carved out a life in a small log cabin while raising their children. With tales of battling forest fires in Montana, caretaking in the remote Aleutian Islands, and her gripping experiences on the survival series Alone in Mongolia and northern Vancouver Island, Brooke offers invaluable insights into resilience, self-reliance, and the beauty of living off the grid. Tune in as we uncover the secrets behind Brooke's remarkable story and her unwavering spirit of adventure. Check out Brook's Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/girlinthewoods/ Subscribe to Brook's YouTube channel "Girl in the Woods" here: https://www.youtube.com/@therealgirlinthewoods Get caught up on past episodes of Baird Country here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdWkde9gml__GpO_JouKEWl1UdckeYDeg&si=Sn5xBEVIFpiRRQ-L Follow me on social media for updates, still photography, reels and behind the scenes footage: https://www.instagram.com/jbadventurer/ https://www.facebook.com/jbadventurer https://www.tiktok.com/@jbadventurer Check out my website: https://www.theadventurer.com
Getting my Family’s Old Boat Back! Venison Burgers & Transporting One Boat with Two Trailers

Getting my Family’s Old Boat Back! Venison Burgers & Transporting One Boat with Two Trailers

#jimbairdadventurer #outdoors #boats Mission to Get my Family’s Old Boat Back - Venison Burgers & Transporting One Boat with Two Trailers In this episode, I tackle the challenge of transporting not one, but two boat trailers on a four-hour drive. With my wife Tori off canoeing the Green River in Utah, my trusty sidekick for this journey is none other than my mom. Together, we set out to trade my current boat for my family's old one, but it's not without its obstacles. Determined to make it work, we devise a plan to fit both trailers onto one load, requiring some serious elbow grease but proving that where there's a will, there's a way. As we hit the road, we encounter pouring rain, but that doesn't dampen our spirits. With the swap successfully completed, we seize the opportunity to enjoy some quality time outdoors with the kids. Amidst the adventure, my son Hudson challenges both my mom and me to a race, adding a fun twist to our journey. On our way back home, we stumble upon a picturesque spot to pull over, where we get a campfire going and I whip up some mouthwatering venison burgers on the grill. Plus, I share an exciting update on our quest to purchase a remote, off-grid, water-access cabin. Thanks for watching and please subscribe. Check out my previous video where my family goes to check out the remote off-grid cabin I mention in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6H3G9bwMWI&t=44s Check out my social media channels here: https://www.facebook.com/jbadventurer https://www.insagram.com/jbadventurer/ Chapters: 0:00 Loading a Boat Trailer on Top of a Boat That's on a Boat Trailer 1:58 Jim Shares an Update, Why is he doing this? Where is he Going? 13:15 Loading the Kids into the Truck and Driving 16:15 Getting My Family's Old Boat Back! Playing With Wes & Huddy 10:48 Getting a Fire Going & Cooking Venison Burgers - Bushcraft Grill Support 14:47 Dinner Time for North! We Feed Him First Mate Pet Food 16:25 Dressing the Burgers & Eating, Yum! 19:12 Update on Out Potential Cabin Purchase
Dave Whipple of Bushradical & Alone S4 Talks Cabins, Off-Grid Life, Survival & More!

Dave Whipple of Bushradical & Alone S4 Talks Cabins, Off-Grid Life, Survival & More!

#outdoors #podcast #jimbairdadventurer Buy the Garmin GPSMAP® 66i GPS Handheld and Satellite Communicator here: https://www.garmin.com/en-US/c/outdoor-recreation/satellite-communicators/ Dave Whipple of Bushradical & Alone S4 Talks Cabins, Off-Grid Life, Survival & More! Dave Whipple of Bushradical on YT Channel & Alone S4 Talks Cabins, Off-Grid Living, Survival & More! In this engaging episode of Baird Country, I chat with Dave Whipple, of the popular YouTube channel Bushradical and season 4 of Alone contestant. Dave shares insights on cabin building, his move to Alaska, off-grid living, and the harsh realities of survival in the wild. Listeners are treated to Dave's firsthand accounts of the challenges and rewards of off-grid living, from constructing remote cabins to daily life off the grid. His stories of resilience, self-sufficiency, and his connection to the natural world offer a raw glimpse into the truth of off-grid living and survival, and how we can all live a rewarding and exciting life in any budget. Check out Dave’s YouTube channel “Bushradical” here: https://youtube.com/@Bushradical?si=kLrslRyPqI1JihXp Follow me on social media: https://www.instagram.com/jbadventurer/ https://www.facebook.com/jbadventurer Get caught up on past episodes of Baird Country here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdWkde9gml__GpO_JouKEWl1UdckeYDeg&si=Sn5xBEVIFpiRRQ-L Chapters: 0:00 Dave Whipple Shares Amazing Story of how he moved to Alaska 8:07 Garmin GPSMAP® 66i GPS Handheld and Satellite Communicator Review 25:58 Seven Months Living in a Remote Cabin in the Aleutian Islands 38:32 Why Would You Buy Something New if the Technology on that Given Item has not Improved? 1:16:33 Alaska has No State Building Department 1:38:57 Dave Spooks a Bear While Surviving on Alone S4 2:05:25 Alone Season 4's Hiking Period - Unique to All Seasons of Alone 2:23:04 There are a Finite Number of Calories in a Given Location no Matter How Good of a Survivalist You Are 2:28:20 How to Get Control of Your Own Time & Live an Off-Grid Lifestyle 2:38:18 I Would have Started Doing YouTube Earlier if I Had Known.... 2:44:21 Jim & Dave Talk Rivers to Explore & a Potential Expedition Together in 2025
Do We Buy a Remote, Off-Grid, Water Access, Cabin? Heavy Wind, Wet Boating & Campfire Roasted Tongue

Do We Buy a Remote, Off-Grid, Water Access, Cabin? Heavy Wind, Wet Boating & Campfire Roasted Tongue

#jimbairdadventurer #outdoors #offgridlife Do We Buy a Remote, Off-Grid, Water Access, Cabin? Heavy Wind, Wet Boating & Campfire Roasted Tongue @ToriGoesOutside and I basically pick up from where we left things off on our NatGeo show “Home in the Wild” when we set out to visit a remote, off-grid water access cabin on a large lake in Northern Ontario. Our plans are momentarily halted by strong winds, reaching speeds of 68kmph, making the waves too turbulent for safe travel on our boat. While waiting for the weather to calm, we enjoy some family games before deciding to explore the lake's conditions, only to be met with challenging waves and wind-driven spray, prompting us to return to shore. We find refuge in a simple campsite at the edge of a gravel parking lot nestled in the wilderness, where we gather around a campfire to savor roasted bison tongue and homemade s'mores, creating cherished memories amidst the tranquility of the evening. The next day, we brave the waters once more on a 21km boat journey to reach the cabin, revealing its rustic condition and lack of modern conveniences such as running water and a proper washroom. Contemplating the prospect of purchasing the cabin, we reflect on the joys and challenges of off-grid living in this secluded haven. Join us on this authentic exploration of remote living and family bonding in the serene wilderness of Northern Ontario, as we navigate the uncertainties and possibilities that lie ahead. Follow our journey as we navigate the decisions that await us and the experiences that unfold in this captivating narrative of nature, family, and the allure of off-grid living. Follow Tori and I on social media! And subscribe to Tori’s You Tube channel: Tori’s YT channel: https://www.youtube.com/​@torigoesoutside Tori’s Instagram: https:www.instagram.com/torigoesoutside/ My channels: Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/jbadventurer/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jbadventurer/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jbadventurer Chapters: 0:00 Playing with Hudson, Where we are & Why - Windbound 2:32 Family Races! 3:11 Out on the Boat Testing the Waters - Spray & Big Waves! 5:58 Collecting Firewood & Building a Fire Ring With the Kids 8:02 Roasting Bison Tongue Over the Fire & Tailgate Cooking 12:16 S'mores Over the Fire 16:30 eating the Roasted Bison Tongue Does Tori Like it? 19:33 Jim & Tori Talk About the Cabin They're Going to See...."Are we going to buy this place or what?" 20:20 The Next Morning, Cooking Breakfast & Feeding the Kids 25:20 Long Boat Ride to Check Out the Off-Grid Cabin! 26:54 Getting to the Cabin & Checking it Out 28:24 Boat Ride back & Driving Home - Should We Buy it?
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