Outdoor MisAdventures Podcast

Episode 0

Hank Patterson's Outdoor Misadventures Coming Soon!

  • Hold on to your tent flaps and fly rods! Hank Patterson is about to launch his brand new, super shiny, way hilarious PODCAST.... Hank Patterson's Outdoor Misadventures! Launching Thursday March 14th Subscribe today and prepare to forget everything you ever thought you knew about camping, fly fishing and surviving in the outdoors!

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Episode 1

If Hank Talks In A Forest...

  • At long last, Hank Patterson's first ever Podcast. Welcome to the disaster! On this episode Hank focuses, as he often does, on Hank. What makes Hank tick? What are Hank's credentials? What are Hank's earliest memories of camping and fishing? Joining Hank is our resident indoorsman, Kevin Nielsen. It's our first, it can only get better from here and it's way way better with beer.

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Episode 2

How To Survive Yellowstone National Park

  • In this episode Hank is joined by friend Kevin Nielsen to discuss the dangers of visiting, adventuring and vacationing in Yellowstone National Park. Hank shares his never tried and likely not true methods of survival, a wealth of statistical misinformation and a hell of a lot of laughs in what he considers and "instant classic" episode. Snap It! Stay In Your Car! Do Not Feed The Bison! See you at the park!

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Episode 3

That one time in Alaska

  • Hank and fishing guide buddy friend Chris Ger-O-No! share stories from their 8 day float down the Arolik River in Alaska. You'll learn very little while laughing a lot.

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Episode 4

Tents VS. Campers

  • Join Hank as he, Alex the engineer and indoorsy expert Kevin explore the pros and cons of tent vs. camper camping. Learn everything you need to know about whether you identify as a "tent camper" or "camper camper."

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Episode 5

Camping with the kids

  • What's better than taking the kids into the great outdoors?  You're about to find out.  Join Hank and Alex as Hank talks and talks and talks and talks and mumbles and talks all about the joys of not taking the kids on your next camping or fishing trip. Apologies to the kids and parents.

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Episode 6

Wading In Rivers

  • In this episode, despite his continued promise that you will learn absolutely nothing by listening to his podcast, Hank teaches us some proper and likely improper techniques on how to wade in a river. Hank's lawyers would also appreciate it if we mention that following a single word of Hank's advice is at your own risk. Hambone! Enjoy!

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Episode 7

Conservation Conversations

  • This week, Hank is joined by Trout Unlimited President and CEO, Chris Wood! For the first time in the Outdoor Misadventure's podcast history, many intelligent and thoughtful things will be said. Hank will also talk. Thanks for listening!

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Episode 8

The History Of Camping

  • Here's a history lesson you'll never find in a book! Hank Patterson's History Of Camping. Join Hank, Kevin and engineer Alex as they meander aimlessly, from cavemen to the pioneers, through the rich history of camping.

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Episode 9

Beyond Bro

  • In this episode Hank is in Missoula, Montana, recording with his good friends Tom Rosenbauer, Hilary Hutcheson, Joel Thompson and Erik Moncada. It's an episode that starts off the rails and never finds its way back. You're sure to learn absolutely nothing from some of fly fishing's greatest.  HashPound Ticks!

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Episode 10

The Pointless Joys Of Hiking

  • The only thing more meandering and off the beaten path than actual hiking is this episode!  Hank is, once again, joined by Kevin and Alex for an in-depth, in-correct and off the rails discussion on all things hiking.  Enjoy!

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Episode 11

Summer Preparations

  • Are you ready to embark on your summer outdoor adventures?  Geared up? Destinations identified? Dates circled on the calendar? On this episode, Hank, Kevin and Sean (sitting in for Alex) give some tips you likely haven't considered and certainly won't find anywhere else on how you can get the most out of your summer.  Five minutes of solid advice in an hour long podcast! Enjoy.

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Episode 12

Hank's Guide To Kauai

  • Freshly back from basking in the glorious sun on the island of Kauai, Hank's ready to share some tips on how you too can enjoy telling everyone about your vacation. Listen carefully, useful bits of information in this episode are few and far between. Hambone!

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Episode 13

Blah Blah Blah Hank Ate An Entire Cheesecake

  • In this episode about absolutely nothing in particular Hank and Alex are joined by their fishing friend Charene "The Adventure Queen" Herrera. They talk about fly fishing, women in fly fishing, adventuring, Idaho, Montana and cheesecake.

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Episode 14

Owning A Cabin

  • Owning a cabin is the dream of many outdoor enthusiasts. A quiet, relaxing getaway somewhere far from the hustle and bustle of the honk honk and beep beep of the city. But is it truly worth it? Is the dream a lie? In this episode Hank, Alex and Kevin discuss whether owning a cabin is truly a dream or an absolute nightmare.

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Episode 15

Hank's Trip To Bozeman

  • If you thought the other episodes were about absolutely nothing at all, wait'll you hear this one! Hank complains about his cold, talks about the ice cream truck, looks at property near West Yellowstone, drops in to Bozeman and fishes Silver Creek.  You get to hear random bits about his trip.  Enjoy!

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Episode 16

Bad Movies Are For Camping

  • Among other nonsense, Hank, Alex and Kevin discuss camp hosts cleaning bathrooms, gluten free beer, exploding whales and whether or not to watch movies while camping.

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Episode 17

Pretend Camping

  • Finally, a rambling podcast that goes right to the heart of the controversial issues associated with how we, as a society, define what is or is not camping and what should or should not be considered a campground.  Listen. Camp. Learn nothing. Repeat.

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Episode 18

Camping With The Dogs

  • There's no better camping companion than a dog. Unless it's a dog that bites people in the face or a dog that never stops barking or unless you're an owner who yells at the dog to stop barking more than the dog actually barks or unless your dog hates the outdoors.  Other than that, there's no better camping companion.  Here's Hank, Kevin and Alex talking about 1/2 the things you need to consider if you're considering taking your dog camping.  Enjoy.

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Episode 19

Grapes of Wrath Campground

  • Take your thinking caps off! You won't need them for this or any other episode of this podcast. On this weeks show Hanks shares some random observations about camping, campgrounds, driving fast, littering and much more. Because nobody else would come talk to him, Hank is again joined by Alex and Kevin.  Enjoy!

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Episode 20

A Not So Artsy Conversation With Ed Anderson

  • Finally, Hank gets to share his vast knowledge of the art world and all it's ism's - cubism, surrealism, expressionism, impressionism - with you listeners. On this episode Hank is joined by his good friend Artist Ed Anderson. It's a conversation about practically nothing and most of Hank's jokes fall flat.  Ed and Alex do a hell of a job.  Enjoy!

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Episode 21

24 Hours

  • Just when we thought we had nothing to talk about on this weeks episode, Hank fell on his face.  Here's an episode all about getting injured in the wilderness. Pro Tip: Wear pants when climbing up rock walls.  Enjoy!

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Episode 22

Do I Have A Job Tomorrow?

  • On this episode Hank is joined by friend, camera guy, editor and crew member Jake Hixon. They talk about a myriad of random things including silver salmon, frozen pizza, fishing into waterfalls and dropping eight thousand dollar cameras on concrete. Enjoy!

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Episode 23

Wolf Attacks & Gear Not To Splurge On

  • On this episode Hank, Kevin and Alex spend a record amount of time not getting to the point...  Buckle up for our longest (that doesn't mean best) episode yet all about wolf attacks, barrels of body parts and outdoor gear you could or maybe shouldn't skimp on.

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Episode 24

Does The Outdoor World Really Need That?

  • Join Hank, Kevin and Alex on a search for the most ridiculous outdoor items money can buy.  From canned sandwiches to bear spray backpacks, you're sure to find something so seemingly absurd you'll want to buy it.  Enjoy!

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Episode 25

Relationship Advice For The Outdoorsy

  • Finally, a thoughtful, insightful, spot on podcast with sound relationship advice for those who enjoy the great outdoors! And who better to give that bullet proof advice than expert relationship-er Hank Patterson?! Are you an indoorsy human with an outdoorsy significant other? This podcast is for you.  Outdoorsy with and indoorsy spouse? Listen up and save the marriage.  Enjoy!

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Episode 26

It's not for everyone.

  • While Alex is away chasing her filmmaking dreams, Hank is joined by Kevin and his friend Lila whom you may recognize from the Hank Patterson's Camp Hawgadawgadaa series. On this episode we've got a record number of bleeps and a rousing discussion about outdoor activities we would or would not try.  Enjoy!

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Episode 27

The Very Definition Of Dedication

  • Don't let the number 27 fool you. This is not an episode. This is an episode about not having an episode. We're all too sick with a cold, the flu and walking pneumonia to put together a full episode.  Kevin called in sick. Alex doesn't want to be around sick people.  Hank was tough enough and dedicated enough to head into the studio and record this amazing non episode.  We'll be back next week with the real deal.  In the meantime, please enjoy listening to Hank's cold.

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Episode 28


  • If you LOVE hearing somebody ramble on and on about their vacation that you weren't invited on, you're going to LOVE this weeks episode.  Add some whiskey to your beer, kick back and enjoy a recap of Kevin and Hank's bro-trip to Cleveland Ohio! If you find this episode half as funny as Hank did while recording, you're sure to have a good time.

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Episode 29

Don't Try The Blowfish!

  • If you're looking for an episode where three morons talk about the top ten or eleven most dangerous deadly animals in the world, look no further!  Here it is.  As a bonus Hank sings the theme song to the film Meatballs!  Enjoy!

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Episode 30

Lodge Lodgings

  • In this, another incredibly uninformative episode, Hank, Kevin and Alex discuss the essential amenities that every single wilderness lodge should provide their guests. Give a listen and see if Hank's list checks all your boxes. Hambone!

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Episode 31

Outdoorsy Jobs

  • Here's an episode that begins with the unbelievable story of Hank's one and only ever experience watching a neighbor's dog and then goes on to tackle the question "what is your dream outdoor industry job?"  Give a listen and share with us your dream job. Snap It!

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Episode 32

How To Tell A Halloween Campfire Story

  • There's nothing better than a good old fashioned Halloween campfire story! In this episode Hank, Kevin and Alex walk you through all the scary elements required to tell your own story.  Boo!

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Episode 33

Manufacturing The Outdoors

  • In addition to telling us about his recent southern California theme park vacation, Hank shares a riveting story about a the the television programming he finds at 3am when suffering from insomnia.  It's an episode all about pretending to be outside while you're actually outside.  Enjoy!

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Episode 34

Guides, clients and other ramblings.

  • In this long meandering and often times entertaining episode, Hank is joined by his good friend and fellow fishing guide Colby Crossland. The many topics discussed are fly fishing, instagraming, being a client, being a guide, movies and voice mail messages.  Hope you enjoy it!

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Episode 35

It's Thanksgiving Hank Patterson!

  • Since we're taking Thanksgiving off (and hopefully you are too), I thought I'd release this special a week in advance. Learn all about how much I do or do not love turkey and just how close we all were to Thanksgiving being all about eating bald eagle meats.  Enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving! -Hank

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Episode 36

Winter In The Out Of Doors

  • In this episode Hank, Kevin and Alex discuss their favorite and least favorite winter olympic sports, how "The Shining" could have been a comedy instead of horror film and the importance of embracing outdoor activities to get you through the long cold winter. Enjoy!

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