In this premiere episode of our third (and final!) season, I talk with outdoor adventure journalist extraordinaire Wes Siler, who runs Outside’s lifestyle column IndefinintelyWild. Here, Wes shares his stereotype-defying approach to “rewilding,” including his recent transformation from Angeleno to gun-toting Montanan, why all environmentalists should support hunting, and everything you need to know to recreate his epically cushy camping experience.
Here’s the run-down:
On camping: What you’re doing wrong and a camping mattress you can have sex on
Growing up in North Carolina, France and going to military school in England
Why being Bear Grylls sucks
How to move beyond fear in the outdoors
How Wes splits his time between work and the wilderness
Hunting, guns and prepping
Wes’s advice for creating a nature-fueled life
His upcoming adventure wedding in Baja
Want more Wes? Follow his stories on adventure travel in the wild at Outside Online. (And don’t miss his new video series, Rewilding with Wes Siler.) Wes is also a must-follow on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.