• Converting From a Car Camper to Backcountry Hunter: Equipment

    Backcountry camp during ptarmigan season 2019.

    January 26, 2020 Comments (0) Blog Entries

    Becoming a backcountry hunter from a career car camper means shedding ounces and focusing on gear meant to be hiked in. We break down what it took.

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  • FirstLite Klamath Hoody Review

    January 25, 2020 Comments (0) Blog Entries, Reviews

    I recently took my Klamath with me while turkey hunting in the San Isabel National Forest. While that may seem like overkill at the end of May, when I arrived the temperatures were hovering around freezing, and during the heat of the day it was nearly 80 degrees. Having the hoody as a layering item …

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  • Review: FirstLite x Nemo Stalker 0° Sleeping Bag

    Stalker 0 Sleeping Bag

    January 25, 2020 Comments (0) Blog Entries, Reviews

    After a chilly night in August I realized that when fall came in the Rockies I'd need something rated a little lower like the Stalker 0° Sleeping Bag.

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  • Review: Danner Crag Rats

    January 18, 2020 Comments (0) Blog Entries, Reviews

    Danner Crag Rats are a USA made mid hiker for above the treeline. A Gore-Tex liner provides waterproofing and dual speed laces provide lacing options.

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  • Ptarmigan Hunting in Way Upland

    January 10, 2020 Comments Off on Ptarmigan Hunting in Way Upland Blog Entries, Wilderness Hikes

    This season I was invited on a ptarmigan hunt with Brian Koch of Ultimate Upland. Our episode has been edited and is live up on Youtube. Give it a look and let us know what you think. I’m ready for next season already to go chase ptarmigan in the high country. Do you have any …

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  • Outdoorsmans Long Range Pack Review

    January 5, 2020 Comments Off on Outdoorsmans Long Range Pack Review Blog Entries, Reviews

    I picked up the Outdoorsmans Long Range Pack for the 2019-2020 upland and big game seasons in Colorado and put it to the test as I made the jump from car camper to backpack hunter. Much of my gear changed during the transition time, from sleeping bag, to meal prep, as well as going from …

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  • Only Eight?!

    January 4, 2020 Comments Off on Only Eight?! Blog Entries, Wilderness Hikes

    Let's just say my New Years Resolution in 2019 was overly ambitious.I only made it to 8 of 41 Wilderness Areas, but expanded my horizons as an outdoorsman.

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  • Turn Signal

    January 1, 2020 Comments Off on Turn Signal Blog Entries

    Coming Home I recently wrapped up my month off hunting in Pennsylvania and did rather well considering the weather and some other factors. I bagged a deer the last hour of the last day of my trip which resulted in a long night of me quartering it out behind the cabin by the light of …

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  • Review: Mud River Feed & Retrieve Collapsible Food Bucket

    December 25, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Mud River Feed & Retrieve Collapsible Food Bucket Blog Entries, Reviews

    For too long I’ve taken a plastic Sterlite container of random dimensions and filled it with Purina for my two dogs during road trips and vacations. It leaves an oily film on the inside that is hard to properly rinse out. I wanted something dedicated, and the Mud River Feed & Retrieve fits the bill …

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  • Review: GoalZero Flip 30 USB Charger

    December 15, 2019 Comments Off on Review: GoalZero Flip 30 USB Charger Blog Entries, Reviews

    The GoalZero Flip 30 is a battery pack about the size of a deck of cards that will charge your electronics when there’s no other power source available. I picked it up as I began to rely on my phone to do double duty as both a camera and GPS on my recent trips. Unit …

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