Best Lightweight Gear for Backcountry Hunting

Best Lightweight Gear for Backcountry HuntingHow do you define what is the Best?

How do you begin the search for the “best” camping, hiking or hunting gear? This question and the results are a bit subjective and personal. As everyone has a different way of “researching”. Some may just use referrals, read their favorite magazines, blog or forums to get their information and let’s not forget the “gearheads” as they try everything themselves! And the results may not suit everyone as what my fit or exceed my needs and wants, may not fit or exceed yours. [Read more…]

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Testing Hilleberg Soulo

Testing Hilleberg Soulo, Exped Mat, Valandre Mirage

A few years back I was on a hunting trip and it took us several days to get into the elk. But, it was late in the day and we didn’t want to spoil our chances for the next day. So, we made the decision to back out and hit again in the morning. After marking our location on the GPS, we realized that we were almost 6 miles from camp. We discussed whether to head back to camp and make the hike back with only a few hours rest. Or do we just rough it on the ground and get an early start on the elk, we chose the latter.  [Read more…]

Darn Tough Hiker 1/4 Cushion – Review

Vermont Darn Tough Hiker 14 Sock CushionI have tested the Darn Tough Hiker 1/4 Cushion socks are day hikes along the Appalachian Trail.

And I have to say that I am very pleased with the results. [Read more…]

Siberian Coolers Unveils New ALPHA Series

Siberian Coolers ALPHA SeriesAll New Features and a Low Price Highlight the ALPHA Series

BOZEMAN, Montana – Siberian Coolers, a company dedicated to meeting the needs of outdoorsmen who push themselves and their gear beyond the normal limits, is pleased to announce that, after a year in development, the new ALPHA Series of Coolers is now available.

Built upon the success of their existing proven line of coolers, the ALPHA Series has been designed from the ground up to be the best built cooler on the market for the best price possible. The ALPHA series features heavy duty roto-molded walls that are filled with up to 2.75″ of insulation, keeping your catch, wild game, or favorite beverages chilled to the max. This extremely durable construction allows you to take it out in the elements and put it through the most strenuous day in the field or on the water with 100% confidence. [Read more…]

Geigerrig Rig Cadence Hydration Vest – Review

Geigerrig Rig CadenceI was on the search for a hydration solution, that would functional enough to use from trail half marathons to Spartan Beast Races.

This solution would have to be lightweight, low-profile, pockets to store supplements, support at least a 1.5 liter water bladder, no chaffing and allow me to mobilize through obstacles during an OCR event.

My search resulted in choosing the Geigerrig Rig Cadence Hydration Vest! [Read more…]

Moultrie M-40 Game Cam Reaches Far And Fast

Moultrie M-40Birmingham, AL – Moultrie®, the best-selling brand of trail cameras, game feeders and wildlife management products, introduces the M-40 game camera, which sports exceptionally impressive statistics in two of the top-ranking feature categories that matter most in game cameras: trigger speed and flash range. ‬‬

The biggest and most mature bucks on your property are often the most skittish and difficult to scout, but even the fastest-cruising deer is no match for the eye of the Moultrie M-40, which features a lightning-fast 0.3-second trigger speed. And to further enhance the cameras impressive capabilities, a 100-foot flash range gives hunters an extra set of eyes that can spot game with impressive speed and reliability, 24 hours a day. [Read more…]

Hawk Introduces Sasquatch

Hawk SasquatchFrankenmuth, MI— January 9, 2017 — It has been confirmed, there truly is a ‘Beast of The Woods’! Hawk proudly introduces the largest stands to ever hit the woods with the 21′ SASQUATCH 1.5-MAN and the 18′ SASQUATCH 2.0-MAN Ladders.

Designed with Beast-Sized MeshComfort™ Lounger Seats and platforms large enough to take all your gear AND an extra lunchbox to the woods! The XXL MeshComfort™ Seats define ‘comfort’ and flip-up with Silent Teflon Washers so hunters can make full use of the oversized platform. Built with XL Oval Tubing that even a Big Foot would trust! [Read more…]

MYSTERY RANCH Launches full line of QUICK DRAW Pack Accessories

Mystery Ranch LogoBozeman, MT. – MYSTERY RANCH, an industry-leading backpack company, devoted to making mission-specific packs through state-of-the-art load-carrying technologies is set to introduce an entire lineup of pack accessories in 2017.

MYSTERY RANCH’s “QUICK DRAW” products allow the user to add on and customize their pack in a wide variety of ways. Rifle slings, bear spray holsters, waterproof haulers and several other opportune accessories will now be available. [Read more…]

Hooyman Ratchet Pruner – Review

Hooyman Ratchet PrunerI have been using the Hooyman 5ft Extendable Tree Saw for years! It is very useful in cutting limb to and from your treestand, as well as from your treestand!

So, when Hooyman said they were coming out with their Hooyman Ratchet Pruner with a detachable folding saw, I knew I would purchasing one of these! [Read more…]

A Daypack for Hunters Stalking from Sunup to Sundown

MYSTERY RANCH CrestBozeman, MT – MYSTERY RANCH is pleased to introduce an innovative hunting pack to their upcoming 2017 lineup of daypacks. The CREST sports all the features needed in a pack for an efficient day hunt.

Inspired by MYSTERY RANCH’s military packs, the CREST is a hunting daypack designed to carry all your essentials. With top loading, zippered access to the main compartment, it’s easy to stash and retrieve your primary gear. [Read more…]