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007 Ryan “Sthealthy Hunter” Lampers and Jeff “Lusty Lusky” Lusk

Ryan Lampers is an accomplished backcountry mountain hunter and co-host of the Hunt Harvest Health podcast with his wife and Naturopathic Dr., Hillary Lampers.  The Lampers can be found on Instagram @huntharvesthealth, @sthealthyhunter and @dochillary and on the web at

Jeff Lusk is a self proclaimed “manly man” and a member of the Hunt Wild crew based out of Washington State.  Jeff enjoys all aspects of a hunting adventure from start to finish.  Jeff can be found on Instagram @jefflusky and @hunt_wild


NOTE: I’m currently behind on podcast episodes (SURPRISE) due to living an awesome life in Alaska far away from computers and WIFI!   As a result, I’m going to be streamlining my podcast release process which, unfortunately, means that I will be including less information in the show notes.  Please let me know if you miss the show notes terribly.  Otherwise the next several episode descriptions will look very similar to this one.

I hope that you continue to enjoy my conversations with the interesting and awesome folks that I am fortunate to meet in my travels.

Cheers, Abe.


006 Ridiculousness with Heather Kelly, Brad Hurd and Jess Henderson


This episode is a bit of a party!  If you aren’t in the mood for silliness sprinkled with cuss words, you might not like this episode.  If you do choose to listen, I’m warning you, you might giggle once or twice.

  • Kenton, Kenton, Kenton Clairmont,
  • Marshmallow the Lone Survivor,
  • Knee inflammation and Ego,
  • CAT scans for your joints,
  • The Carnivore Diet,
  • Kale cravings,
  • How much peanut butter I take into the backcountry,
  • Brand New Heather’s Choice meals – still in R&D,
  • Heather’s Choice new Dehydrated Kodiak Sitka Blacktail Ribs,
  • Kraft Mac n Cheese,
  • Purple dehydrated mashed potatoes,
  • Cold water rehydration of Heather’s Choice meals,
  • Planning a caribou hunt in Alaska,
  • Money as an exchange of energy.


You Can Heal Your Life, Louise Hay

Train To Hunt

Mind Pump Media – Dr. Shawn Baker–Shawn-Baker-Carnivore-Diet-Advocate

The Carnivore Diet – Meat Heals

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

Seek Outside 16 man tipi

60th Parallel

Heathers Choice


Hilleberg tents

REI Half Dome

Beau Martonik – Big Bow Outdoors: A Variation on the Navy SEAL Rewarming Drill

Enlightened Equipment


005 Packrafting and Zorbing with Thor and Sarah Tingey and Dustin Coy

  • Meeting Roman Dial,
  • Thor’s 700 mile trek across Alaska,
  • The birth of Alpaca Raft,
  • The contrast of hunting and other outdoor sports,
  • The most generous game warden in the world,
  • Black sands of the southern coast of the Alaska Peninsula,
  • Caribou packraft hunting in Alaska,
  • The perfect solo packraft for Alaskan hunting,
  • and the crazy sport of Zorbing.



Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

Bretwood Higman and Erin McKittrick – Mud Flats and Fish Camps

Bjorn Olsen videographer, bike packing and packrafting caribou trip

Roman Dial

Ritt Kellog Memorial Fund – Grant at Colorado College

Sevylor Raft

One Man’s Wilderness – Richard Proeneke

New Zealand Hunter Magazine – Greg Duley

Alpaca Raft


Alpacka Raft Alpacka series

Aqua Bound Manta Ray Hybrid Paddle

Astral V-Eight

Luc Mehl’s Logan Traverse

Luc Mehl’s Stickers for Conservation



004 Chasing Dreams with Jess Henderson

  • Tea Wisdom,
  • Tackling bears and fears,
  • Salmon Slam 2018,
  • The two names of the five Pacific Salmon,
  • Moving a family of seven into a travel trailer,
  • The odds of getting charged by a bear,
  • Grocery shopping for five kids,
  • Mountain therapy,
  • Life with infant twins,
  • Our deepest wound,
  • How I became a guide in Alaska,
  • Meeting Greg Springer,
  • Choose fuel not baggage,
  • The best of 2017,
  • Hadley’s fire,
  • How Abe lost his job,
  • The moving plan,
  • Homer spit campground,
  • Parting Wisdom.


Five species of Pacific salmon

Greg Springer – Springer Sportfishing


Seek Outside

Kon Mari – The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Rogue Expeditions

The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer


003 Eleven Rams with Scott Luber


  • The coolest slam in self-guided hunting,
  • Black bear ribs as a culinary treasure,
  • Wanton waste in Alaska,
  • Don’t you hike 30 miles one-way to go hunting?,
  • Sheep hunting stories,
  • Even more sheep hunting stories,
  • How to judge a legal ram,
  • Scotts recommendation for the best game species for your first hunt in AK,


Skamania Lodge

Proving Trails Adventures

Lace ‘em Up

Alaska Sheep Slam Banner




002 Running With Elk with Jeremy Humphrey

  • 83% lifetime success of bowhunting elk????,
  • The most athletic elk hunter no one has ever heard of,
  • What good elk habitat looks like,
  • Bull elk roar (not bugle),
  • Mental fatigue,
  • Starving as a strategy,
  • The opening weekend tagged-out blues,
  • Wind? What wind?
  • Jeremy’s competitive advantage,
  • How Jeremy uses elk hunting to train for his biggest competitions,
  • and so much more…

If you want to get ahold of Jeremy for more info on the Cool Yo’self bandana or for questions about his running consulting, you can reach him at


IMTUF 100 –


Trail Butter


001 Blood Mentors and Epic Bonks with Ryan Lampers

I hang out with Ryan and talk about:

  • Mushroom hunting vs shed hunting,
  • An epic Idaho DIY elk hunt,
  • Where to find huge Nevada velvet mule deer,
  • How Ryan’s mentor made him a better hunter,
  • Crawdads and high country elk,
  • Maple syrup coffee,
  • Picking fights with big bulls,
  • Picking fights with bigger bulls (seriously – the story is in here),
  • Why NW Montana is a TOUGH place to find a mature Muley, but worth it,
  • A Christmas morning rabbit hunt with P,
  • How to prevent epic bonks.


On X Maps

Train To Hunt

Kahtoola Micro Spikes



**Sadly, in the months following the recording of this podcast, Dallas passed away.  After hearing Ryan’s stories about him, I sure would have loved to meet him…he sounded like quite a character and one hell of an elk hunter.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.  — Abe