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Explorer Adam Shoalts Shares Incredible Wilderness Stories & What Fuels his Passion for Adventure

Explorer Adam Shoalts Shares Incredible Wilderness Stories & What Fuels his Passion for Adventure

#jimbairdadventurer #outdoors #podcast Explorer and Best Selling Author Adam Shoalts Shares Incredible Wilderness Stories & What Feeds his Passion for High-Adventure on Baird Country. Embark on a thrilling journey with bestselling author and explorer, Adam Shoalts, in this captivating YouTube podcast. As the Explorer-in-Residence for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Shoalts has become synonymous with uncovering the mysteries of uncharted territories. With a passion ignited in the untamed wilderness, he shares riveting tales of his high-adventure exploits, delving into the origins of his love for exploration and the birth of his extraordinary passion. In this episode, Shoalts unveils the fascinating narrative behind his latest novel, "Where the Falcon Flies." Join us as we delve into the heart of his remote adventures, exploring the untamed landscapes that have shaped his worldview. From the inspiration that fuels his high-adrenaline pursuits to the incredible stories of survival in the wild, this podcast offers an intimate glimpse into the life of a modern-day explorer and storyteller. Don't miss the chance to connect with Adam Shoalts and experience the allure of the unknown through his compelling narratives. Check out Adam Shoalts on Instagram: www.instagram.com/adam_shoalts Buy his latest book "Where the Falcon Flies" here: https://a.co/d/eS3h0mf Follow me on Social media: www.facebook.com/jbadventurer www.instagram.com/jbadventurer/ www.tiktok.com/@jbadventurer Here's a link to a playlist with all my podcasts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PDORW8qKJQ&list=PLdWkde9gml__GpO_JouKEWl1UdckeYDeg Chapters: 0:00 Introducing Adam Shoalts 0:57 Adam's Story of Traveling 500kms Up the Coppermine River in the Arctic 9:59 Jim Baird & Adam Shoalts Talk About Being Windbound 19:03 Why Did Adam Decide to First Put Pen to Paper & Start Writing 21:14 Adam Talks Canoeing on Lake Erie, Camping in...Toronto? And Continuing to the Arctic. 31:36 You Learn SO Much Through Traveling By Traditional Means 53:39 Adam Talks About Being Young and what he wanted to be when he grew up. 1:10:37 Jim Baird tells the story about a stone cairn he found in the Arctic & What he thinks might be in it. 1:22:51 Adam Talks About Alexander Mackenzie's Explorations in Western Canada 1:28:58 Adam Talks About His Writing Process 1:37:44 Adam & Jim Discuss Big Upcoming Adventures & Having Kids 1:39:18 A little sneak peek into projects Adam is working on & Lost Explorers who Vanished. 1:41:58 Adam and Jim Discuss Risk - Polar Bears, Drowning - How Dangerous are the things they do? 1:53:03 Adam talks about solo wilderness adventures and how they resonate with him
Stranded on a Floating Cabin - Into Alaska - E.13 - A Wild 10-Day Family Camping Adventure

Stranded on a Floating Cabin - Into Alaska - E.13 - A Wild 10-Day Family Camping Adventure

#outdoors #jimbairdadventurer #alaska Stranded by Wind on a Floating Cabin - Into Alaska E.13 | 10-Days Family Camping in the Northern BC and Alaskan Wild - the Stikine River Hey everyone, Jim Baird here, and I'm thrilled to present the final episode of "Into Alaska." This chapter of our adventure brought us to the untamed Stikine River in Northern BC and Alaska, where we embarked on a 10-day family canoe trip in search of remote hot springs. Despite our determination, the hot springs remained elusive, and we found ourselves battling relentless rain, hoping for a break in the weather. One night, as the rain poured down, we faced a moment of crisis when we realized our campsite was at risk of flooding. In the pitch-black darkness, at 4:30 am, we had to hastily relocate our tent to higher ground, a challenging and unnerving task. The following morning, with the rain persisting, we pressed on, only to encounter strong winds and growing whitecaps on the river. With our pickup point 10 km away and the conditions becoming increasingly hazardous, we made the difficult but necessary decision to seek refuge near a floating cabin, a fascinating feature of this Alaskan landscape. Using our InReach Satellite texting device, we called a jet boat at the cabin, and we quickly set about building a temporary shelter. The next day, the weather finally took a turn for the better, it was a beautiful day with a calm ocean and we could have paddled right to Wrangell. That’s how she goes sometimes I guess. After a couple days in town, checking out ancient petroglyphs on a beach and exploring town, we hoped back in a jet boat and took a nine hour jet boat trip all the way back up to Telegraph Creek. It was awesome seeing the places we’d seen on our way down and reflecting on all out experiences. This adventure has tested our resilience, and I'm immensely thankful for the experience. To all of you who have joined us on this incredible journey, thank you for your support and for being part of our adventure. Watch the full series through the playlist linked here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdWkde9gml_-UZTGUjtDPJ2Livf25IMsm&si=wgjUP9zRUa2e_dV_ Listen to me and Tori’s podcast discussion on this adventure: https://youtu.be/7PDORW8qKJQ?si=_pCDRn1ywzJyvo3v Follow Tori and I on social media: Tori’s Instagram (follow for more outdoors with the kids fun!): https://www.instagram.com/torigoesoutside Jim’s channels: Https://www.instagram.com/jbadventurer/ Https://www.Facebook.com/jbadventurer www.TikTok.com/@jbadventurer Check out my website for articles, blogs and other videos you won’t see here: www.theadventurer.com
Tori Baird on Loosing Our Canoe While Camping with Our Kids, & What it Means to Paddle Like a Girl

Tori Baird on Loosing Our Canoe While Camping with Our Kids, & What it Means to Paddle Like a Girl

#podcast #outdoors #exploremore Tori Baird Talks About Loosing Our Canoe & What it Means to Paddle Like a Girl - Baird Country Ep.2 Welcome to Baird Country, the podcast where outdoor adventure meets personal stories. In this episode, I sit down with a remarkable adventurer in her own right: my wife, Tori Baird. Tori is the owner of Paddle Like a Girl, a platform where she offers introductory canoeing and backcountry workshops tailored for women. She's also the force behind the popular Instagram page "Tori Goes Outside," where she shares her outdoor escapades and inspires others to embrace nature. During our conversation, Tori opens up about her journey, from her inspirations for founding Paddle Like a Girl to the realities of moving to a remote location and raising a young family there. She sheds light on her experiences as a mother, including embarking on remote canoe trips and winter camping adventures with a toddler and her five-year-old son, who has disabilities. Join us as Tori shares her insights into the challenges and joys of her unconventional lifestyle, offering a unique perspective on the intersection of family life, adventure, and the great outdoors. We also explore what it's like to be married to a professional adventurer and the dynamics of balancing our shared passion for exploration with the responsibilities of everyday life. So, grab your favorite beverage, settle in, and get ready to be inspired by Tori's incredible experiences and her unwavering passion for the wild. Welcome to episode two of Baird Country. You'll be able to find all my podcasts in the playlist linked here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdWkde9gml__GpO_JouKEWl1UdckeYDeg Here’s a playlist covering the films from one of the adventures we discuss in this podcast. Yes, this is from the recent trip where we lost the canoes. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdWkde9gml_-UZTGUjtDPJ2Livf25IMsm&si=-IUCOD4-KvDVrIHG Follow Tori and I on social media for reels and video excerpts form my podcasts. Tori’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/torigoesoutside/ Tori’s TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@torigoesoutside?_t=8jkSTYlOhTZ&_r=1 Jim’s socials: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jbadventurer/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jbadventurer TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jbadventurer Chapters: 0:00 Introducing Tori Baird 1:39 Tori shares what she’s editing - our current Into Alaska adventure series 4:04 As a Mom, what concerns and anxieties does Tori experience during the scarier parts of these trips. 22:25 Tori talks about getting caught in gale force winds while camping with her kids 59:12 What is Paddle Like a Girl? 1:30:33 What’s it like to not be a whitey in the sport?
Icebergs and Glaciers in the Northern Rainforest - Into Alaska - E.12

Icebergs and Glaciers in the Northern Rainforest - Into Alaska - E.12

#jimbairdadventurer #outdoors #alaska Icebergs and Glaciers in the Northern Rainforest - Into Alaska - E.12 Join us for a continuation of our rainy family canoe trip as we continue our journey down Northwn BC’s Stikine River, crossing the remote wilderness border to head into Alaska. In this episode, we explore the stunning Great Glacier’s outwash lake by canoe, gliding around mesmerizing blue icebergs that have calved off the massive glacier, creating a picturesque scene against the dramatic backdrop of the glacier. Despite the persistent rain and overcast weather, our adventure takes us to a remote, off-grid salmon processing facility where we attempt to obtain some salmon without success. However, our luck changes when we encounter people from the DFO (Department of Fisheries and Oceans) conducting a salmon survey, who generously share some Sockeye from their personal supply with us. Grateful for the gift, we continue our journey in search of the hot springs, encountering the beauty of the wilderness and the generosity of fellow travelers along the way. Join us as we navigate through the rain and wet weather, immersing ourselves in the natural beauty and unexpected encounters that make this family canoe trip an unforgettable adventure. Follow us on social media: - Follow Tori's Instagram for more Content with the Kids: https://www.instagram.com/torigoesoutside/ Check out my social channels for trip pics, how-to and outdoor skills videos, my magazine articles and more. - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jbadventurer/ - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jbadventurer - tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jbadventurer
Shawn James of My Self Reliance Shares Secrets & New Stories While in Baird Country (Podcast Ep.#1)

Shawn James of My Self Reliance Shares Secrets & New Stories While in Baird Country (Podcast Ep.#1)

#jimbairdadventurer #outdoors #podcast Shawn James of My Self Reliance Shares His Secrets while in Baird Country (Podcast Ep.#1) Welcome to episode 1 of Baird Country, my new podcast. For the audio versions of my podcasts, head over to Spotify, Apple and wherever you get your podcasts. In this one, I ask Shawn how he got into the outdoors, what his journey was like and when he decided he just had to make his passion for the outdoors his life. We're talking about a guy with an extremely good work ethic here. As a long time friend of Shawn's I tried to get to the bottom of his mid set and asked him what goes through his head when he manages to get outside in temps as low as -30 to work at the physically demanding job of hauling large logs around to build the remote cabin he lives at for much of the year. Shawn shares some insights into what motivates him and also talks about some of the intricacies and challenges of building a cabin using all hand tools. Naturally, we talk about the outdoors, Hunting, Fishing, Canoeing and camping too, and share some skills and tips that will amp up your next trip. Enjoy, and please stay tuned for weekly podcast uploads every Monday evening right here on my YouTube channel. I have a bunch more exciting guests in coming up. You'll be able to find all my podcasts in the playlist linked here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdWkde9gml__GpO_JouKEWl1UdckeYDeg Check out this film covering a backcountry trout fishing trip I did with Shawn in the spring of 2023: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyIiK2AnHbw&t=134s Follow me on social media for reels and video excerpts form my podcasts. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jbadventurer/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jbadventurer TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jbadventurer Chapters: 0:00 Intro 1:31 Shawn Talks About What makes Podcasts Meaningful 4:28 Shawn talks about building his latest cabin all by himself and how long it took him 5:34 Shawn Reveals that he's been working on two homesteads at the same time 9:53 Forest Fires - Shawn explains the character of the Trees he built his cabin with 14:06 Jim asks Shawn what he says to him self to stay motivated 17:40 Where did Shawn's passion for the outdoors and want to be Self Reliant Start? 20:50 Shawn bought his first wilderness property at 17 24:58 Shawn shares something he doesn't normally talk about when it comes to Homesteading 26:32 Shawn & Jim talk about the importance of education and their formal educations 29:04 Jim talks about his first large expeditionary wilderness adventures and what people told him 38:05 Shawn on leaving the corporate world and following his passions 43:34 What is Wilderness Living Compared to Shawn's Self Reliance, Survival & a Migratory Life? 47:19 Shawn talks about surviving 48:17 Jim tells a story about hunting and eating porcupine the traditional way while in the Yukon 35:59 Shawn talks about when he was poor and eating raccoons 1:03:26 Is the easier path really the easy path? 1:05:27 Jim tells a story about Banff national Park & going off the beaten path 1:07:32 Shawn on travel experiences
Into Alaska -10 Days Remote Family Camping in the Northern BC & Alaskan Wilderness (Special Episode)

Into Alaska -10 Days Remote Family Camping in the Northern BC & Alaskan Wilderness (Special Episode)

#JimBairdAdventurer #outdoors #camping Into Alaska -10 Days Remote Family Camping in the Northern BC & Alaskan Wilderness (Special Episode) In this episode, I share a condensed version of the first six episodes of the series to give you an action packed recap on our adventures (and miss adventures) on the Stikine River. Next Thursday I will run episode 12 and you'll see us paddle across the wilderness border into Alaska. Check out the playlist linked here to get caught up on the full-length episodes from this series including the cross-Canada road trip that brought us to the put-in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GqsQFB-mRo&list=PLdWkde9gml_-UZTGUjtDPJ2Livf25IMsm Follow us on social media: - Follow Tori's Instagram for more Content with the Kids: https://www.instagram.com/torigoesoutside/ Check out my social channels for trip pics, how-to and outdoor skills videos, my magazine articles and more. - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jbadventurer/ - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jbadventurer - tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jbadventurer Chapters: 0:00 IN Telegraph Creek B.C. Beginning Our Adventure Down the Mighty Stikine 1:01 Hudson Snoozes on the Sandy Bank & Beginning Our Trip! 6:32 Getting to Camp & Catching a Nice Fish 8:58 Harmonica jam with the Kids 10:00 Preparing and Cooking Dinner 12:04 Raging Windstorm Hits! Tori & I Try to Secure the Tent. 15:21 Great Horned Owl 15:35 The Canoe is Gone! 20:53 Mountain Goats 24:18 Finding a New Campsite, Tarp Rig & Bushcraft Fishing Rod 34:37 Bear Around Camp - Using a Bear Banger & TruFlare Pen Launcher to Scare off Bear 37:43 The Famous Johnny Johnny, Yes Papa Scene from the Viral IG Reel. 38:49 Looking for a Salmon Tributary and Seeing Dozens of Wolf & Bear Prints on he Sandbar 41:19 Stopping for Lunch 44:20 Approaching a Cirque Glacier & Camping on White Sand at its Base 46:00 Setting Up the Tent & Tarp In Heavy Rain & Beautiful Aerial Drone Shots 47:36 Getting Ready For Another Day on the River! 50:42 Scouting Rapids & Tricky Currents & Running the Canoe Through Whirlpools 53:10 Beautiful Scenery Montage - Waterfalls, Glaciers & Canoeing Through Canyon 56:32 Getting to Camp, Hiking & Playing with Kids, Finding a Beaver Skull and Beautiful Mountains 59:59 Paddling in Swift Current After Leaving Camp & Rain Won't Let Up 1:03:00 Majestic Bald Eagle, Mountains & Glaciers All Around 1:03:57 Searching for a Remote Cabin in the Pouring Rain 1:08:49 Making French Fried & Poutine For Dinner in a Trapper's Cabin 1:09:44 Heavy Rain Continues, Lighting Fire in the Wood Stove Cooking Corned Beef Hash 1:10:51 Paddling Away From the Cabin - Majestic Bald Eagle Soars Above (Awesome Footage) 1:15:27 Finding Amazing Campsite Nestles in the Northern Rainforest Near Great Glacier 1:16:17 Jim & Tori's Six Year Wedding Anniversary - Pancakes for Breakfast & Portage into Glacier Thanks for watching!
Finding a Remote Cabin & Portaging into a Glacier | 10-Days Family Camping in Alaskan & BC Wild E.11

Finding a Remote Cabin & Portaging into a Glacier | 10-Days Family Camping in Alaskan & BC Wild E.11

Into Alaska - Finding a Remote Cabin & Portaging into a Glacier | 10-Days Family Camping in Alaskan & BC Wild E.11 The rain won't let up and we're all soaked to the bone. Out map notes say there's a cabin in the area but we can't find it. Our notes are 30 years old so, maybe it's not there anymore we figure. I pull up on a sand bar and I get out of the canoe and walk ahead. My wife Tori think's there's no cabin to be found but I see a faint trail going up the muddy bank into thick northern rainforest vegetation. We follow it and sure enough, we find the small trapper's cabin which is nestled into a stand of giant Sitka Spruce. The cabin had a large woodstove and many hooks for hanging cloths to dry. I cut a bunch of wood and got a nice fire going while Tori cooked up a delicious medal of poutine for dinner and heavy rain continued to pelt the tin roof. When the next morning came, the rain hadn't let up. We cooked up breakfast, cleaned up the cabin and paddled away and the rain continued. Scenery was absolutely beautiful and the rain caused mountain side creeks to rush down from the heavens, seemingly pouring out of the clouds in some places. Alpine glaciers were all around us too and we got a great look at a majestic bald eagle. After paddling 35kms we front-ferried our canoe across the strong current of the outflow of Great Glacier's outwash lake where it rushes into the Stikine and made camp at a beautiful spot surrounded by quintessential northern rainforest. The spot is a remote BC Provincial Park serviced by jet boat, and has picnic tables, an outhouse, bear safe food cache and a couple fire rings. The next day was me and Tori's wedding anniversary and it wasn't raining so hard anymore. We gathered some basic supplies, the kids and the canoe and portaged into Great Glacier's outwash lake where we weaved out canoe through the many large, beautiful ice bergs that had calved off the massive glacier. It was a surreal experience, but you’ll have to wait until the next episode to get a closer look at the glacier and all the icebergs. Follow me and Tori on social media and check out Tori’s Instagram for more great stuff with the kids. Tori’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/torigoesoutside/ Tori’s TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@torigoesoutsode Jim’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jbadventurer/ Jim’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jbadventurer Jim’s TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jbadventurer Get caught up on this adventure film series through the playlist linked here: 👉 https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdWkde9gml_-UZTGUjtDPJ2Livf25IMsm&si=dGBObdzzYEs2U2vs Check out some more of my backcountry adventure with the family here: - Bringing my kids back to where I grew up: 👉 https://youtu.be/yKm338uJK-4?si=IcpcS1i5bSPpRYDx - Wild family (full documentary) - 10 Days exploring Northern Ontario’s French River: 👉 https://youtu.be/tqiZQ-WQ3F4?si=ZjAdprcMLeI0nXag - Check out this film of me and my old dog Buck’s Arctic trek across whenwild and mountain shrouded Baffin Island: 👉 https://youtu.be/b9ig8UUe03M?si=tmY8PhQPg1h7K_Gy Tanks for watching and please subscribe!
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