Feb 13, 2020
Why is packing out so hard? Is it the weight of the animal? Or the unwieldy shape? Or is it the pressure of getting it out in a timely manner? This week on the Artemis podcast we're joined by Montana hunter Sarah Keller, who tells us about carrying a deer out whole, and getting by on those rough pack-outs when the body is... ahem... "deconditioned."
3:30 - There is such thing as a Natural Resource People Happy Hour in DC. Sam and Becca were there.
4:30 - Backcountry skiing in Hokkaido, salmon as a common theme, and Artemis International
6:50 - Freezer feeling kind of full? Time for a dinner party!
8:20 – Why drag when you can carry?
11:00 - Watching others get their first harvest can be pretty fun.
14:00 - You don't need to be "in shape" (whatever that means) to carry a deer out
15:50 - It's all in the legs
17:00 - It's not the weight of an animal that's more unwieldy... it's the cumbersome shape of it!
18:00 - The hardest part is standing up...like a giant back squat!
21:00 - What happens when you have an antelope on your back and you see the most amazing rock on the ground and you just have to touch it.
22:30 - Planning hunts, especially solo hunts, based on pack-out distance
23:20 - Dark can also make for a dicey pack-out
28:00 - On satellite devices
32:00 - Packing out a deer on a bike trailer, and Sarah’s article about her bike pack out.