By Robin Follette Cooking over the campfire takes on a new meaning when fall arrives. Burgers and hot dogs are great for warm weather. When there’s frost in the morning and a chill in the air all day, it’s time for hardy meals that stay with us. Most of my campfire cooking is done […]

  By David Link Recently the Vortex Crossfire 8×42 roof prism binoculars received a makeover from the Vortex Optics team. It was previously known as the Vortex Crossfire II 8×42, and although this distinction can be confusing, the new Vortex Crossfire series (devoid of the II) can easily distinguished by its new looks. The old […]

  By David Link Overnight backpacking trips can be one of the most rewarding outdoor experiences because you truly get away from it all when you’re in the backcountry. Everything you need to make it through the night is strapped to your back, and if you forget something vital, you can’t exactly run back to […]

  By David Link We know you’re itching to try out some new gear for the approaching deer season, and what is better than new gear anyway? We’ve put together list of deer hunting gear you should try out this year, and whether it ups your odds, makes your life easier or keeps you comfortable […]

  By David Link Whitetail season will be here before we know it, and a few good calls in your hunting bag might just up the odds of snagging the big boys this year. While there’s no doubt that deer calls can be of great use during certain parts of the season, you’ll need to […]

  By Robin Follette We spend a lot of time fishing our way through the calendar. From ice fishing in winter through fall fishing when the number of lakes, streams, and ponds open to fishing dwindle, we’re catching some great freshwater fish to put on the dinner table. Caught, cleaned, and then what? When it […]

  Whether you’re kicking back around the campfire with your buddies or at camp with your fellow hunters, a tent is an important investment that makes these trips possible. A quality tent can last countless seasons as long as you take care of it, but there are important care instructions that everyone should follow to […]

  By David Link If you’re like me, then you like to be prepared when you go camping. I prefer at least two days over the one-nighter because it’s only on that second afternoon that you really settle into your surroundings. It is as if the rhythms and sounds of nature finally overtake the stresses […]

  By David Link Tree stands are a big part of whitetail deer hunting in America, but since hunting safely from a tree stand can be a big issue for beginner hunters, not everyone immediately uses a tree stand as part of their hunting regiment. Tree stands serve two primary purposes. First, they afford the […]

  By Nancy Jo Adams There are several advantages mechanical release aids offer archers who shoot compound bows for hunting or competition. Archers favor release aids because of proven increased accuracy due to the fact of reduced torque on the bowstring resulting in improved tighter groups. The release aid reduces torque because the release mechanism […]