About Me

Inspiration to Launch Suffering Outdoors

John Kolb founded Suffering Outdoors in 2015 after spending almost 80 hours on stand in Northeastern PA without harvesting a buck for the 2014 season. I decided to start filming my hunts and documenting the challenges I faced. I realized that part of enjoying the outdoors is suffering, and overcoming it. I don't have access to easy, low-pressure private land to harvest a buck and film it; instead, I rely on a lot of time and effort, along with diligent scouting. Faith is an important part of my life, and while I don't want to impose religion on my viewers, I do enjoy sharing scriptures that hold personal meaning to me at the end of each video.

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Personal Info


I am from the Williamsport, PA area in Lycoming County, and I am married to my beautiful wife, Kate. Together, we have four kids and love living life and enjoying the outdoors together. 

For my career, I work at Hudock Capital as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(R).

If you would like to connect with me, find me on Instagram @Suffering_Outdoors

YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/c/SufferingOutdoors

Fly Fishing Specific Channel

In 2023, I launched a new YouTube channel (The Ranting Angler) with local fly fishing guide, author, and fly tying legend Dave Rothrock. Our goal is to educate and entertain people who love to fly fish. We have gear videos, entomology, education, and fly fishing adventure videos. Dave's blog is here and you can find the Ranting Angler content on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXsd3Y2vmtqVa169jPIHCGQ

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