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Video of the Week: Benji Hill is a Traditional Hunter and Minimalist

Hunting is a way of life for professional guide and survival instructor Benji Hill. He lives on game meat year-round which is no small task. Hill builds and hunts with his own gear which is more challenging but infinitely more rewarding. It can take as many as 300 hours of scouting, glassing, tracking, and stalking for him to harvest a single large game animal, but the reward can be as much as 150 pounds of elk. Benji and his family live on a small farm in Idaho where he cares for his pack goats which he often takes for walks around his neighborhood.

 


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Matthew Swartz is originally from Connecticut and currently lives in Denver, Colorado where he passionately pursues rock climbing, trail running, and skiing. Matt’s love of travel has inspired him to through-hike the JMT and part of the PCT, bike across the United States, and explore the West coast of South America from Ecuador to Patagonia. Matt and his partner Amanda have also travelled across much of the Western US in their 1964 Clark Cortez RV, which they lived in, on the road for the better part of three years. Matt has worked for the USFS as an Interpretive Ranger and Wildland Firefighter and Matt's photography and writing has been published in Rova Magazine, the Leatherman blog, 'Hit The Road' by Gestalten Publishing, and Forbes.