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If you search the internet for diets, nutrition advice, and the like, you will find an absolutely overwhelming amount of information. From celebrity diets to the newest weight loss secret, everyone seems to have their thoughts on nutrition and the best way to eat for the results you want.

Not this article… If you hate diets, this article is for you. In fact, this article is meant to serve as nutrition basics for anyone who wants to get in better shape for the purpose of being a better hunter and living a healthier, well-rounded lifestyle. If you want a beach body diet, you can find one anywhere online; if you want to be healthier and hunt better, there are only a few things you need to understand about nutrition.
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A while back I posted a few meal comparisons in the Backcountry Meal Shootouts. There are a few pretty well known names in the outdoor meal industry (Mountain House, AlpineAire, Backpacker’s Pantry) and a few not so well known (Heather’s Choice). Well I recently came across a company that makes dehydrated meals for a very specific diet and I was very impressed by the nutrition potential so I decided to look into it further. Continue Reading…


In the coming weeks, Hunting Fit will feature a Q&A session in which I respond to hunting and fitness related questions. Ask any question you’d like and if your question is among the ones picked, it will be featured in the Q&A article. Ask via email, comment below, or ask through the Hunting Fit Twitter and Facebook feeds. Just make sure you ask… You can’t get answers if you don’t ask.


Losing weight can be really tough… especially during the holidays! Due to an injury, sickness, and quite a bit of travel, I recently put on about 5 lbs of non-functional fat weight. I need to cut this weight quickly because I have some fitness and archery competitions that I am training for and I do not need to be carrying an extra 5 lbs during that time. I absolutely refuse, however, to try and lose weight in an unhealthy manner.

In order to lose the extra weight while still being focused on my health, I have put together my own weight loss combo from the Wilderness Athlete products I have grown to use and love. Here are the products that make up this combo: Continue Reading…



(This is an article I recently wrote for To view all content, click the link at the bottom of the article)

Preparation is crucial to a successful hunt. We plan, pack proper gear, practice our shooting accuracy, watch our nutrition and train regularly to ensure that we have the best chance of success. Yet, if we are not careful, all of that preparation can be rendered meaningless if we get injured. Not only that, but the wrong injury at the wrong time in the wrong place could spell dire consequences. While injuries are a likely reality for someone who is active in the backcountry, there are some common causes of injuries that you can avoid as well as some proactive measures you can take to prevent injuries before they happen. In the event that an injury does occur, it is important to know how to deal with the injury to minimize further complications and get on the road to recovery. Continue Reading…

Photo Credit: Muscle for Life

Photo Credit: Muscle for Life

Dieting can really be terrible sometimes. You’re trying to lose weight, adjusting your eating habits to promote fat loss, and all the while it seems like everything you love to eat is off limits. Over a long period of time, your ability to resist those little temptations will fade and all too often you will end up giving in and eating something that you know you shouldn’t eat. When this happens you get frustrated that you couldn’t resist temptation and you give up your diet, thinking that it is just too difficult and hopeless.

This is not an uncommon story. This is the story of the vast majority of people who diet.

Why? Why is it so difficult to stay disciplined when dieting and why is it so easy to give up at the slightest slip up? How are you supposed to stay on track with your nutrition plan if it is so difficult sometimes? Continue Reading…

Wilderness Athlete

After using practically every supplement that Wilderness Athlete offers, I have experienced the benefits of each and have seen how each supplement they make has a specific purpose in mind and each does its respective job very well. However, there are a few supplements that are absolute staples in my supplements stack. There are a few supplements that it should go without saying need to be a regular part of your daily supplement intake (multi-vitamin, protein, and omega-3 fish oil) as without them your training and nutrition efforts will not be nearly as effective as they could be. But there are a few others that have earned a special place in my pantry and I will never train (or hunt) without them again.
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This is a recipe I came up with for one of my favorite shakes. This shake can be used as a snack if you are trying to increase muscle mass or gain weight; or it can be used as a meal replacement if you are trying to lose weight or manage muscle mass. Here is a list of what you will need: Continue Reading…

Nutrition for Hunters

September 1, 2015 — Leave a comment
Photo Credit: Brady Miller

Photo Credit: Brady Miller

The following is an excerpt from an article I wrote for Click on the link below to read the full article.

Dieting and nutrition fads are all the rage right now. Whether it is gluten-free, paleo, or any other of the multitude of dieting trends right now, many seem to understand the direct correlation between diet and health. While some people need a special diet because of health issues or specific intolerances, everyone needs to be mindful of what they are eating. How should hunters approach nutrition? Is there a certain diet that is best for those who hunt in the backcountry? No, not necessarily. There is not a single diet that will meet everyone’s needs; however, there are some general principles that will allow hunters to reach their full potential. Additionally, there are some specifics when it comes to nutrition for training. When hiking the terrain of the backcountry, understanding what these are will really help you as a hunter reach your full potential and recover quickly.

To read the full article, click here.