Become a Local Expert

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It's been said that you're either a part of the
problem or you're part of the solution.

Join the movement. Get the app for Apple or Android.

Powderhook on App Store

What is Powderhook?

Powderhook is the front door to the outdoors.

The Powderhook app is built for sportsmen interested in learning more about outdoor pursuits, such as hunting, fishing, camping and more. Whether you're new to the outdoors, new to an area or a lifelong enthusiast, Powderhook will make it easier to get out more often.

We are a community of conservationists working to make a difference in the lives of people we may never meet, but with whom we share a bond in our love for the outdoors.

With Powderhook you'll discover:

  • People near you willing to help you
  • Local Experts willing to help make your next trip easier and more fun
  • Free maps for public land in all 50 states, plus thousands of depth contours for lakes and rivers
  • Thousands of outdoor events curated just for you
  • Fun and interesting local content you can't get anywhere else

What is a Local Expert?

Local Experts are the active stakeholders in the future of our outdoor way of life. We are bound together by our desire to make a difference in the lives of people we may never meet, only because they're interested in sharing in our way of life.

It takes only a couple minutes to become a Local Expert. Then as an expert, it will take a minute or two here and there to chip in and help people in your area as needed. Everything happens via the Powderhook app, and we'll notify you when we need your help.

We believe this commitment of a few critical minutes a week can make all the difference in the life of someone new - whether that person is new to the outdoors, new to your area, or new to a pursuit you may know a lot about.

Does it take a lot of time?

Local Experts commit to helping via the app when needed. For most people it's a commitment of a minute or two every few days. We'll notify you when someone needs help. You open the app, provide any insight you can and you're done.

What if I don't know the answer to a question?

No one can know every answer. Only help when you feel comfortable that what you know can really help someone. Over time we'll be working to funnel you questions based on what you have interest in.

Is the App Anonymous?

We only care that you learn, go, and responsibly share our way of life, so how much you share and what you make "public" in the app, is up to you. You'll create a profile within the app to keep track of your own activity, but you retain the ability to remain as anonymous as you'd like.

Are you going to bug me all the time if I become a Local Expert?

We're going to email or push a notification to your phone when someone near you needs an answer. Outside of that, Powderhook will email you every week or so with news, ideas, tips, events, trips and more. We believe every communication will help you, or help you help someone else. You can always opt out, and we will never provide anyone else with your information.

What do I get for being a Local Expert?

Each time you put something in the app your post will carry the Local Experting badge. Outside of that, we'll be sharing stories of people you helped. Today, helping people is the only real reward. In time, we'll be working with our partners to add additional benefits such as discounts, offers, or exclusive events. First we need to prove our work makes a difference, and we would like you to help!


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