Archives for June 2012

HuntingGPSmaps Expands 2012 Product Lines

Hunt OnXMapsHuntingGPSmaps is proud to announce the continued growth in the 2012 product line. The Missoula, MT, based company has become the leader in GPS maps for the hunting/outdoor community. The revolutionary plug-and-play mapping system has changed the way sportsmen access and utilize public and private land. [Read more…]

Lake Braddock Rifle Team Receives Endowment

Lake Braddock-Midway USA-RMEF EndowmentMISSOULA, Mont.— Fairfax, VA’s Lake Braddock Secondary School Rifle Team received a $10,000 endowment to support their local shooting team. The endowment was awarded through a partnership between the Midway USA Foundation and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF). [Read more…]

Summer Series Part 1 – Outdoorsing it with the Family on a Budget

Family Biking

This is looks to be a very well written series on family and the outdoors. We have started biking with Ciro, while he is too little to ride a bike, he is enjoying his ride in his Burley Solo trailer!

It is great to see that there are others that have the same belief as I do, when it comes to the outdoors and family. I’ve mentioned before, that if your children enjoy certain activities in the outdoors, more than likely they too will share those same activities with their children.

We take our little man on day hiking adventures, day bike trips, shed hunting, tree stand hanging, trail camera checks and camping trips.

What do you do with your little trekkers?

Leica Sets Standard with New Rangefinder

Leica CRF 1000-RBorn from Leica’s 20-year commitment to continuous laser rangefinding innovation, the Rangemaster CRF 1600-B compact laser rangefinder boasts a unique integrated ballistics system that features three modes of application, 12 ballistic curves and three different zeroing ranges to deliver more accurate ballistics information than ever before. The new standards-setting Leica CRF 1600-B also features intuitive, easy-to-use controls.

At the heart of the CRF 1600-B is the innovative ABCâ„¢ (Advanced Ballistic Compensation) system, a high-precision integrated ballistics calculator that combines stored data with analysis of current ballistics parameters, and in a split second, delivers precise details of the required compensation for a point of impact (POI). The ABCâ„¢ system processes current ballistics parameters, including not only the measured distance, but also the incline, temperature and absolute air pressure to calculate projectile trajectory. The ABCâ„¢ ballistic system addresses the shooter’s needs with one program and delivers the relevant details with a simple push of a button. [Read more…]

SPOT Messenger Review

SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger

SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger

This SPOT Personal Tracker device is the world’s first satellite messenger. Leveraging both GPS satellite and SPOT’s own network, the device is able to report its location to friends and family even in areas without cellular or wireless coverage and it is a wonderful tool for the backcountry hunter or camper to give friends, family and yourself the peace of mind to dive off into the deep stuff and have the knowledge that you will be picked up should things go terribly wrong. As well you can track your progress and for those days where you go around in circles, you can look back on your journey and laugh. The tracking tool is an amazing feature and really worth the extra money for this top of the line product. [Read more…]

Venison Steak w/ Port Sauce

Venison Steak w/ Port Sauce

Venison Steak w/ Port Sauce


(Serves 4)

8oz. Steaks (all silver skin removed)
Salt & Pepper
2 Tbs Olive oil
1/4 Cup Ruby Port
1 Tbs Butter

Heat 2 Tbl of olive oil in frying pan on High heat > lightly season all sides of meat with salt & pepper.
Brown meat in pan 2-3 mins per side > remove meat and put on cutting board
Reduce heat to Medium > Deglaze pan by adding Port, scrapping bottom of pan (1 min)
Add juice from meat on cutting board > add butter
Place meat on heated plates > pour Port sauce on meat

Zeiss Introduces the Brightest Super-Premium Binocular

Zeiss Victory 8x42 HTCarl Zeiss Sports Optics introduces the all new VICTORY HT – the brightest super-premium binocular in the world, with near 95% light transmission. This is the first binocular ever specifically created by hunters to meet the unique needs of hunters in the field. Available in 8×42 and 10×42 models. The brightest super-premium binocular in the world gives hunters a significant advantage by ensuring longer observation in the absolute lowest light conditions or in deep cover. This achievement requires new, proprietary SCHOTT High Transmission (HT) glass, a super-efficient Abbe-Koenig prism, and newly enhanced proprietary ZEISS T* multi-layer coating: only from Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. [Read more…]

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…]