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Backcountry Hunting Podcast

Jun 24, 2022

Deep in the heart of Africa, Rob Gearing, Adam Weatherby, and Austin Brown join Joseph von Benedikt for a proper safari in Namibia. Hunting more than 400,000 acres of free-range thornbush country on the edge of the Kalahari, we pursue giant kudu bulls, oryx, springbuck, zebra, and more. 

For the gearheads amongst us,...


Jun 17, 2022

Getting down and dirty with handloading, von Benedikt details the exact process he uses for building an awesome hunting handload. 

  • How to choose the right bullet for the task
  • Gunpowder, and why it's not all equal
  • Cartridge cases and case prep
  • Primers, and the best of the best
  • Charge weights, and where to start
  • Seating...


Jun 10, 2022

Spomer is back! My good friend Ron shares solo-hunting experiences, tips for pre-hunt fitness and conditioning, and how to build your mental toughness so you don't give up when tested by harsh country and conditions. 

Additionally, we dig deep into: 

  • Hydration (and debilitation when lacking)
  • Lightweight rifles &...


Jun 3, 2022

By popular demand, here's a deep dive into the new Nexus rifle by Gunwerks. It's a switch-barrel design with an aluminum action, a built-in ARCA rail under the forend, a fast-moving 3-lug bolt, and a superb carbon fiber stock that really minimizes felt recoil. 

Features of the Nexus are unpacked and detailed, and...


May 27, 2022

Recorded in the backcountry, this episode is the story of an epic bear hunt. Custom knife maker Evan Siembida came West to hunt Idaho's vast remote country with host Joseph von Benedikt, and after a series of setbacks and challenges, took a magnificent color-phase boar with his new Browning X-Bolt in 6.8 Western. 

We...