The Ultimate Outdoorsman on The Revolution with Jim & Trav

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Featured Guests: Chad Glauser, Melissa Bachman, Tim MacWelch

Hunters are passionate advocates of outdoor growth, and they're continuously looking for ways to self-improve their woodsmanship skills and to gain a better understanding of nature and how it works. And that's exactly why The Revolution with Jim and Trav presented by Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network, has compiled a laundry list of life saving, useful tips that will further advance anyone who is making a conscious effort to act upon their primal instincts to become the Ultimate Outdoorsman or Woman. This week Jim, Trav, and guests, have amassed the most practical and indispensable bare bones, backwoods, techniques that are guaranteed to ensure your wilderness survival and to aid you in your quest to clinch the title of the Ultimate Outdoorsman or Woman.

Chad Glauser is the kind of guy that everyone aspires to be. He’s a real life body builder, a wild game chef, extreme hunter and the host of Alaska Outdoors TV on Outdoor Channel. You can watch him with envy each week as he traverses difficult terrain in search of the best adventure and wild game that Alaska has to offer. Chad joins Jim and Trav this week to talk about the essential skills it takes to survive in the most punishing environments and what makes an ultimate outdoorsman. Chad says that above all else your mindset is the single biggest skill you need to master in order to thrive. The ability to stay calm and a willingness to figure out difficult situations is a must. Chad believes that today’s world has allowed people to become too soft and to back down at the first sign of a challenge, but that kind of attitude isn’t for him. As a former lower-48er, Chad was craving new adventures and way to get back to nature so he moved his family to Alaska and hasn’t looked back since.  His goal for Alaska Outdoors TV is to showcase adventure hunting stories and inspire others to live the dream. Don’t miss this special two-part interview.

Melissa Bachman is an accomplished hunter and the host of Winchester Deadly Passion on Sportsman Channel. When it comes to outdoor smarts and skills, Melissa believes that experience is the best teacher. She says that if you have a basic understanding of skills like making a fire and constructing a shelter, the things that keep you warm and comfortable as well as the ability to supply food, you are much more likely to enjoy your time in the great outdoors. Melissa finds that people often have a false perception of reality when it comes to hunting and spending time outdoors and as a result they aren’t prepared for their experience. Melissa explains why every decision you make in the back country has a consequence and how being properly prepared is crucial to the success of any trip and ultimately to your health.

Switching gears, Melissa will talk about her passion for sharing her love of mother nature with the world. She spends more than 200 days a year in the field pursuing game and filming it for others to enjoy. She’ll talk with Jim and Trav about an opportunity she has for kids 18 and under to send in their hunting footage for a chance to have it aired on her show and also win prizes. Listen this week for more.

Tim MacWelch is The Revolution's resident survival expert, master body cream connoisseur, DIY maple syrup making aficionado, and all around super good looking and ultra smart guy. This week he dives headfirst into survival’s most challenging and essential skill, taking up residence and building a backwoods shelter, your new home away from home. Tim says, "home is where you hang your hat" and that if you can't construct an adequate shelter that will protect you from the elements, woodland creatures, and more, then you can't even begin to assert that you're the Ultimate Outdoorsman or Woman, let alone a proficient woodsman. Tim explains how to take heat from your camp fire and bring it into the safety of your shelter to keep you warm through the night, without burning the place down. He’ll discuss different two methods: using hot rocks warmed in the fire and filling bottles with hot water and wrapping them in cloth in order to let the heat disperse slowly over hours in order to get the most out of that heat source. He’ll also discuss heat loss and how to avoid it when sleeping on the ground, on a cot, or in a hammock and what extras you may want to pack in case you are faced with this scenario. For more on Tim or to find out about his survival classes visit Tim is also Outdoor Life's Survival Blogger and you can check that out at and he now teaches online survival classes at


The Revolution with Jim & Trav - 5/26/2016

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