Backpacking With A Side of Fishing

On this episode (Episode 7 Backpacking – Allen Crater) of, they talk a lot more about backpacking than fishing.  However if you are looking for a real adventure, and to catch some fish at the same time, backpacking is the way to go.  With that being said, its something you want to be well prepared for.  We talk about why you should do it, what you need to bring, and things you need to know!


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Allen is a 44-year-old husband and father of two teen-aged sons that love the outdoors and one insane German Short-haired Pointer named Lucy that loves pointing, flushing and retrieving anything, all the time.

He is the President and part owner of an advertising agency located in Michigan.

Reading books about everything, especially travel, adventure, war, history, and outdoor pursuits, is another passion of Allen’s. He loves great food, great beer and great wine, sometimes in moderation, sometimes not.

More than anything though Allen loves the outdoors. He loves the smells, the sounds, the sights.  Since He was a little boy fishing with his dad, pitching a tent in the backyard, and unwrapping pocketknives for Christmas he’s been drawn to all things outdoors.

In the summer you can usually find Allen cooling his feet by the lake, in search of elusive trout on the river or losing himself on a trail someplace. In the fall the weather becomes more bearable and the hiking and camping really pick up. Fishing still occupies much thought and time, but hunting and being in the “Big Woods” with friends and family becomes the focus. Winter brings a shift and you can typically find him walking trails with the dog, snowshoeing with his wife or skiing with his family. When not outside you’ll often find him parked in his favorite chair next to the fireplace with a good book and a snifter of Scotch or a thick Stout.

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