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Tracking Back: Finding Your Way Back To Camp – Part 1

  By Guy J. Sagi People slightly alter the landscape when they go outdoors, even those of us who make a conscious effort to always “Leave no Trace.” At the very least it’s footprints or scuff marks, but those subtle clues stand out like neon signs to knowledgeable and practiced …

Men’s Outdoor Boots For Fall

  All throughout spring and summer, you’ve kicked around in tennis shoes and sandals. But now colder temperatures on the way, and you need a pair of boots that can handle heavy rain and icy conditions. On top of that, you need boots that are comfortable, because chances are they’ll …

Treestand Safety 101

  By Jason Herbert With so many tragic accidents happening each fall, we hunters need to step up our safety game plan a notch. Everyone knows about wearing a safety harness, but there is more to treestand safety than simply locking in once you’re in the stand. Accidents will of …

First Look: Hoka One One Ora Recovery Slides

  We take a closer look at Hoka One One’s exciting new Recovery Slides launching in 2017. More and more athletes, runners and trainers are integrating recovery sandals into their post run or walk routines. The recovery sandal has existed in some form for years now, but what’s exciting about …

6 Lightweight Scouting Packs

  Sometimes you need to bring a lot of gear into the field with you, and in times like that you need the largest, most rugged backpack you can get your hands on. However, there are other times you don’t need near as much equipment, basically a pair of binoculars, …

Prepared, not Paranoid

  By Guy J. Sagi Sensationalistic websites and publications routinely issue doomsday predictions, building dramatic scenarios where the earth’s only survivors spend their last days in hazmat suits carrying M4s. They may be right, but before you invest your life savings and keep a gas mask under your bed, there …

The Survival Tabs Review

  The survival food market is dominated by freeze-dried foods today, and with advantages like a 25 year shelf life (depending on the food) and low cost, it’s not hard to see why. However, freeze-dried food does have some drawbacks. Many brands require the addition of water to serve them, …

How To Choose A Winter Jacket

  Are you still relying on that old winter jacket from the 90s to get you through the colder seasons? You know, the one with dirt and dust ground into the outer shell and a zipper that barely functions? Well sounds like it’s time for an upgrade, and these days …

Packing Your Game Out – Strategy

  Continued from Packing Your Game Out – The Gear. Now that you’re properly geared up to pack out meat, we need to discuss strategy. First off, everyone develops their own approach to packing out meat, and factors like temperature, terrain and type of game can impact how they tackle …

Packing Your Game Out – The Gear

  If you grew up hunting deer in the Midwest, chances are packing out a deer involved field dressing it and dragging it a few hundred yards to the truck. Even if you weren’t so close to where you parked, someone had an ATV handy to make the job a …