Mar 18, 2021
Yana Robertson of Missoula, Montana, grew up in a traditional bowhunting household. Today she practices bushcraft and primitive skills when she's not in front of a computer running her fashion business, Feral Lyfe. Yana joins us to talk about backcountry survival, traditional bowhunting, and on how being a weirdo can be totally awesome.
2:00 Meet your local extension agent, folks
5:00 Families that smoke jerky together stay together [fist bump emoji]
7:00 Growing up in a traditional bowhunting family, and perpetuating that tradition with your own family, plus a little bushcraft & primitive survival fun on the side
9:30 Making awesome memories from those days when you don't bring home any meat... like the time a bull elk was so close it was almost within stabbing range... that's CLOSE
15:00 Learning traditional hunting from your grandma (plus baking, sewing, the works)
18:00 What does it mean to be a survivalist? It means to know your woods, your piece of nature, and be able to survive there if you have to. (Bushcraft and primitive skills are basically synonyms)
21:00 Where to start? Start small... know the plants around you, the trees
22:00 Serious versus fun... WHICH DO YOU WANT FIRST?!
23:00 You only get a handful of things to survive. What are they? Ferro rod, bow, embroidery kit, multitool, axe or saw, fishing line & hook, paracord. (Just kidding on the embroidery kit.)
28:00 Feral fashion freak? Eff yes.
30:00 Feral Lyfe on Insta, this is Yana's brand of clothes inspired entirely by the outdoors. Trout leggings... we all need them! The pandemic has made us leggings connoisseurs
35:00 Where do you meet your best buds? Events like brain-tanning extravaganzas
36:00 Psst... don't miss the hide-tanning episode with Charlotte Sykes: What about the hide?
42:00 Primitive period management... oh yeah, we're going there (Want more? Check out our "three Ps" episode on Pee, Poop & Periods: 3Ps with Anastasia Allison of Kulat Cloth)
50:00 Idaho Trails Association women's only horse-packing clinic
54:00 Artemis made the 20 Rad Female-Led Outdoor podcasts list ... check us out alloutdoor.com. All the chest feathers are puffed right now
55:00 Turkey tactics... you can still get in on this! The first webinar was amazing. $5 gets you in the door. Register here.