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Built on Passion

We catalog the experience of CEOs, founders, and entrepreneurs in the outdoor, fitness, and wellness industry. All of them have a story to tell. This podcast focuses on a different kind of adventure.
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Now displaying: August, 2016
Aug 30, 2016

Josh gets a chance to talk to Give’r cofounder, Bubba Albrecht about Give’r gloves, specifically highlighting their four-season glove, one of the toughest gloves on the market. Not only are Give’r gloves 100% water-proofed leather, they have reinforced stitching on palms and fingertips for added extra durability. These bad boys are not only built for the most treacherous adventures but are also built to handle jobs around the house, on the worksite, or barreling down a mountain with three feet of snow underfoot. Hell, these bad boys can even protect your hands from fire. Give’r gloves will keep your hands warm and last through the toughest tasks or adventures. Give’r all you got.

Aug 23, 2016

Josh chats with Char Poles CEO and founder, Alex Carr. Char poles is a pole manufacturer that was created when Carr was touring in the backcountry and was in dire need of a screwdriver to adjust his bindings to fit his boots. While hiking back down he realized the potential his ski poles had for storing basic, but dire tools needed for skiing, particularly screwdrivers. Shortly after, he got to work on prototypes and eventually shaped his vision into the utility pole brand, Char Poles.

As the sport progressed and filming became a more dynamic factor in the sport, Alex added gopro/action cam attachments to his pole, which can be fully integrated into a monopod. Char Poles is still working to perfect their poles and make sure every nook and cranny of their ski poles is the epitome of optimal functionality.

Aug 16, 2016

Josh gets a chance to talk to Grayl cofounder, Travis Merrigan about Grayl water bottle purifiers. With a built-in water press, Grayl water bottles are simple, easy to use, and incredibly efficient.  Grayl originally got it’s start when Nancy Weston, Grayl’s other co founder and avid adventurer, wanted to step away from single use water bottles and improve on an idea that already existed.Their design keeps Grayl bottles ultralight, and by combining a purification system and water bottle you will be able to save space when you travel. In one press you can filter and purify life giving water to be safe to drink and the perfect container to carry it to the next stop on your on-going adventure.

Aug 8, 2016

Josh interviews Hemetic Trading Co. cofounder Matt McGinnis who talks about the inspiration for starting Hemetic, as well as the culture that drives his business. Hemetic Trading Co. is an American carry good and lifestyle brand based out of Burlington, VT, dedicated to quality and functionality. Hemetic was initially co-founder by Matt McGinnis and Jake Caggige as a response to poorly made bags that were marketed as American companies and manufactured elsewhere. With both Matt and Jake’s background in design and history of entrepreneurship, they collaborate with ease and not only created a driven, detail oriented company, but also a lifestyle brand that practices what it preaches: authenticity, modesty, and above all, quality

Aug 8, 2016

DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF NEW STARTUPS IN THE ACTION SPORTS INDUSTRY EVERY YEAR?

HOW MANY OF THEM DO YOU KNOW?

To provide better background and insight on ReddyYeti, Cofounders Josh Salvo and Drew Pfundstein sit down and talk about what ReddyYeti.com is, how it was created, what’s in store for it’s future, and everything in between.

Aug 5, 2016

In this episode, Josh interviews Chris Loidolt, founder of Hummingbird Hammocks, which currently holds the unofficial title of the lightest and most compact hammock on the market. Chris utilizes his experience as a retired professional Skydiver and parachute rigger to build hammocks from Parachute Industry Association certified parachutes. After amazing success from his Kickstarter campaign Chris and Hummingbird Hammocks press on, constantly evolving to minimize size and weight, while maximizing strength comfort

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