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Learning, Practicing and Celebrating Outdoor Recreation

“Let the main part of the diet be meat, to the exclusion of all else.” ~ Walt Whitman (src)


Surf fishing Southern California beach, August 2020

Tyler is a Southern California transplant to Southwestern Idaho. This is where he documents his journey in learning about, practicing and enjoying recreational fishing, the art and science of outdoor cooking, and the hunting and butchering of big and small game. From time to time he may also post about tangentially related topics of interest. The primary goal of this blog is to share and produce content which will help others learn and enjoy these hobbies in kind.

Outdoor Recreation Resume

  • raised spin-tackle fishing on a modest freshwater lake in Southern California
    • in addition to largemouth bass, caught many sunfish and later began targeting channel catfish as well
  • in Autumn 2016, took up surf fishing the Southern California coast, primarily for barred surf perch
  • in Summer 2017, took interest in charcoal grilling, purchased Weber Jumbo Joe 18" kettle grill
  • in Summer 2019, had the opportunity to visit Southwest Idaho and try fly fishing, caught first rainbow trout on a nymph
  • also in Summer 2019, began practicing a high-fat-low-carb diet, which lended well to meat oriented cooking
  • in Autumn 2019, family purchased a Traeger Ironwood 885 pellet grill, which was enjoyed greatly
  • in Summer 2020, moved to Southwest Idaho with plans to focus on fly fishing, intermountain hunting opportunities
  • in Autumn 2020, purchased Camp Chef 24 SW, which was judged to be at least as formidable as the Traeger
  • in Winter 2021, purchased Bowtech Amplify compound bow with intent to take up bow hunting the following season


  • I find enjoyment in introducing interested newcomers to recreational fishing, and hope to share content I find useful in developing my own skills and knowledge as an angler.
  • I would like to document my exploration of recipes, meals and cooking styles which adhere to those standards.
  • Much of the content I consume in the hunting space is produced by experienced hunters very frequently who were raised with the activity. My hope is to journal my thoughts, experiences and progress as I enter into this hobby, particularly to contribute a perspective from what I have been lead to understand is a growing movement of new-adult-hunters.

Favorite Outdoor Recreation Content and Educational Resources


  1. MeatEater Podcast (MeatEater)
  2. Cutting the Distance (MeatEater)
  3. The Orvis Fly Fishing Podcast



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