184: Happy Camper Radio- how the Podcast came to life, camp stories and more!

October 29, 2019

Skip, Daniel and I talk about how they got into podcasting, the great advice they provide on their show, camp stories and more

Show Notes

First Exposure to the Outdoors

Skip- My first experience with the outdoors was in the backyard with my dad. It was a really nice spring or summer evening, a very clear sky, lots of stars in the sky. And we just laid there, not on sleeping bags, but we had blankets and our pillows and we just laid there. And it was a great father-son experience. We just enjoyed the outdoors. We talked, we fell asleep and I think I was about 12 years old at that time. But that was my very first exposure to the outdoors and ever since that day, I've loved every minute of it.

Daniel- I like to say that I was camping before I was born. My parents used to take this big old tent down to this state park in Georgia called FDR state park. And they would set up their tent and camp. There are a few pictures of my mom when she was pregnant with me. But once I came around you'll see pictures of me and my little crib and stuff over by the Lake. And we w we would go there every spring, I think I learned to ride my bike there. I would always be running off into the back trails into the woods. I would just like going into the woods. I always felt like, Oh, I could go down this path and maybe there's something, I don't know, like, a pot of gold.

Things we talked about

Happy Camper Radio

Happy Camper YouTube

FM Radio

Podcasting- anybody can do it right? But you've got to have something to talk about and it's got to be something that is very close to your heart.

GeoCaching

Happy Camper Episode #10

Other Outdoor Activities

Mow the lawn

Swimming

Outdoor Games

Advice

For folks that want to get into podcasting, start out small, have something to talk about first before you even spend a dime on a microphone cable. Think about what you're going to talk about and it's gotta be something that's true and dear to your heart. Something that you know who you're gonna talk about time and time again, something you can build on, something that you can build an audience for.

Favorite Books/Podcasts

Magic 2.0 by Scott Meyer

Where is the Next Shelter by Gary Sizer

The Best Tent Camping Guide from Novice to Expert by Darren Kirby

Tin Foil Recipes by Darren Kirby

Pie Iron Recipes by Darren Kirby

Favorite Piece of Gear under $100

Butane Stove

Black Diamond Trekking Poles

Connect with Skip and Daniel

happycamperradio.com

Happy Camper Radio Call-in Number: 404-537-CAMP

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