BOB and Ciro

Ciro at Busch Gardens showing off his blue tongue

Ciro at Busch Gardens showing off his blue tongue

If you like to run with your child, I mean really run, go to outdoor events that require some field or woods navigation, look no further and put your moolah down on a BOB stroller. This stroller steers straight not like that shopping cart you end of getting on Saturday mornings at your grocery store! You want a stroller that will roll effortlessly over rocks, limbs, dirt, grave, grass and the occasional cow pie! All the while keeping your kid cozy and safe! [Read more…]

Morning grind in Sitka Gear





Check out this video of Jonathan on his standard morning grind, training for his Stone Sheep hunt in August.


It looks like he is wearing a Mystery Ranch pack, stuffed with paint cans!  I’d like to know it felt with liquid on your back swishing around.


Read the full article here.

Medical conference to look at high-altitude effects

BOZEMAN (AP) — The 9th annual Medical History of the American West conference will be held Thursday, April 16, at Montana State University.


Titled “Summits and Sorrow,” the conference will run from 1:30 to approximately 8:30 p.m. in the Stadium Club in the Reno H. Sales Stadium.


Speakers will discuss high-altitude science in the Alps and Andes, breathing studies in Colorado’s high country, animals and humans exercising in high altitudes, bodily malfunctions while mountaineering in the Andes and travails in the Andean mines.


The conference is free and open to the public, but those planning to attend are asked to register by Thursday, April 9.


Anyone interested can register by writing the WWAMI Medical Education Program, 308 Leon Johnson Hall, P.O. Box 173080, Bozeman, MT 59717-3080, faxing 406-994-4398 or sending an e-mail to

Some fats that are good for your heart

I felt that since I was starting my new workout & diet, I should post some thoughts on foods as I was writing out my grocery list.

Some of the best choices for health of your heart are the monounsaturated, omega 3 fats and the polyunsaturated fats.  Fat “doesn’t necessarily” make you fat, studies have shown that it has an essential role in metabolism. 

The Better Fats (Monounsaturated):

  • Avocado
  • Nuts
    • Almonds
    • Cashews
    • Hazelnuts
    • Macadamia nuts
    • Peanuts
    • Pecans
    • Pistachios
  • Oil
    • Canola
    • Olive
    • Peanut
    • Sesame
  • Olives
  • Peanut butter
  • Sesame seeds

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Add Water to you Health

Here is some great information for your Health!  Don’t forget to drink more water during your off/Pre-season workouts!!!

This is a simple but very beneficial tip from Brandon at Sitka.

Read the full article here.

Lost Snowboarder Found Alive in the Alps via Phone GPS, Twitter

alpsRecently, some snowboarders got lost in the alps. The guy with the iPhone, Jason Tavaria, used the phone’s GPS to aid his rescue. Tragically, his friend did not make it.

Rescuers found the second lost person’s body at the bottom of a +60 foot fall next to a stream. The lost snowboarders’ friends kept in touch via twitter. It appears that while these skiers and snowboarders went off piste, none of them carried any sort of radio or satellite personal locator beacons, like the moderately priced SPOT. I mean, if you’re in the back country, chances are your cellular reception isn’t so great. The guy with the iPhone got off lucky being pretty close to a resort. Although the GPS function in any phone would work well in an open area to get someone reoriented. Either way, be safe during these storms, friends.

Read the entire article here.

Cameron Hanes & EBJ Have Parted Ways!

Not sure if you guys/gals received your latest EBJ, but you’ll notice in the Dialed in section, that Cameron Hanes is no longer with Eastman’s Bowhunting Journal.

My impression of Cam is that he is a very down to earth genuine guy, couldn’t have been nicer or gone out of his way answer a multitude of questions that I have asked him.

I was told by a friend of mine that Cam addressed this situation before he began his seminar at the Phoenix ISE and basically said that things had ran their course. He’ll continue writing, and is currently working on a book about backcountry hunting the wilds of Alaska.

The cause was that he just had “too many irons in the fire.” He has a full time job, a wife and 3 children, 2 of which play sports, he writes, he shoots, he trains like a madman and oh, he hunts!

I will say that reading Backcountry Bowhunting was what turned me onto backcountry hunting.  This book has helped this flatlander with some great advice on the backcountry. That book was more than inspirational for me and I have read it several times!

I hate to see him leave as I’ve always enjoyed reading his columns, stories, and tips/advice…not sure how it’ll effect Eastmans’ Publishing, Inc.

Cam is still going to host RMEF Elk Chronicles and for Bugle magazine.

We can only speculate on what, if any other projects are brewing, maybe this!