Blog Entries

Blog Entries

My 2021 Second Rifle Elk Packing List

This year I’ve yet again drawn tags in a unit around Steamboat Springs for second rifle elk. This year will be like my previous...

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Blog Entries, Cooking

Squirrel Banh Mi is the Very Best of Tree Rat Fusion

Squirrel meat, it’s controversial. At least in this house, and among many of my friends. I love hunting them, the season is...

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Blog Entries

Hike 14/41: Backpacking Maroon Bells Wilderness & Four Pass Loop

Research and Preparation Despite being one of the most iconic locations in Colorado, getting there, and backpacking the Maroon Bells...

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Blog Entries, Gear Reviews

Hillsound BTR Camp Chair Review

I’ve been backcountry camping and hunting a bunch, and after last year having my legs and butt go numb from sitting on my bear keg, I...

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Blog Entries, Wilderness Hikes

Hike 13/41: Cache La Poudre Wilderness and Mt McConnel

It’s been a long summer already, and a hot one. So when it was forecasted to be in the mid 90’s in early July I did what you...

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Blog Entries

Are All the Maps Broken?

If you’re reading this, you might have stumbled onto one of my many custom MapBox or Leaflet enabled web maps. Recently MapBox...

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Blog Entries, Clothing Reviews, Reviews

First Lite Uncompahgre Insulated Jacket Review

Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s I was subject to all manner of hip and not so hip jackets of the era. I had the swishy Starter...

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Blog Entries

Colorado Turkey Hunting OTC Digital Map

Sick of trying to squint and reference the paper or PDF map for Colorado’s over the counter turkey tags? Going back and forth between...

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Blog Entries, Gear Reviews, Reviews

Alaska Guide Creations Scout Backpack Review

There are times when a frame pack is too big and unwieldy, and a fanny pack isn’t appropriate (when is it not, really?). Times when I...

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Blog Entries, Maps for Lunatics

New Colorado Gold Medal Fishing Map

A while back we released a fishing map of Pennsylvania’s Class A Trout Streams. Class A in PA means that the streams support wild...

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