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Maven CS.1 15-45x65mm Spotting Scope Review

Maven CS.1 Review

The Maven CS.1 Spotting Scope is a compact, lightweight scope that extends your visibility beyond binoculars ensuring that you see detail at greater distances.  Its light and condensed design gets the job done without taking up too much valuable space in your pack. The older I get, the more I …

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Sitka Mountain Pants Review

Sitka Mountain Pants Review

The Sitka Mountain Pants are durable and breathable hunting/hiking pants. They are very flexible with a gusseted crotch that provides an excellent range of motion which makes them great for scrambling off-trail in steep or rocky terrain. One feature that was new to me in a hunting pant is a …

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Maven B-2 Series 11×45 Binocular Review

Maven B-2 Series 11 x 45 Binocular Review

Whether you are a hiker, bird watcher, hunter, or armchair explorer, a high-quality set of binoculars is essential to the success of your pursuit. Binoculars are one of the most important pieces of gear I use when hunting big game. A good set of binoculars allows you to scan for …

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Sitka Kelvin Lite Hoody Review

Sitka Kelvin Lite Hoody Review

The Sitka Kelvin Lite Hoody is a lightweight hooded synthetic insulated jacket that is perfect for use from mid-season hikes or hunts, to moderate aerobic winter activities such as hiking or snowshoeing. This jacket is well insulated to take the chill out of these activities with durable 4-way stretch panels …

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Mystery Ranch Beartooth 80 Backpack Review

Mystery Ranch Beartooth 80 Backpack Review

The Mystery Ranch Beartooth 80 is a rugged hunting backpack that’s perfect for multi-day backpack hunting and can handle up to a week’s worth of gear or more if you pack light.  It is completely different than anything else in the Mystery Ranch hunting pack lineup largely due to the …

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Lightweight Backpack Hunting Gear List

Lightweight Backpack Hunting Gear Lis

Similar to recreational backpackers, hunters should have a healthy respect for nature and wildlife. However, the preparation and gear used for both activities are notably different. Backpack hunting requires more gear, additional hunter specific skills, and an increased willingness or tenacity to explore the vast off-trail wilderness in pursuit of …

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Hunting by Backpack

Backpack Hunting

I have been an avid backpacker and a dedicated hunter since I was about 12 years old. It’s no surprise that these two hobbies, which often bumped into one another, eventually combined into hunting by backpack. Over twenty years ago, after just graduating from high school, I took a job …

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Man Tracking 101

In Search and Rescue, the main purpose of man tracking is to determine the lost or missing person’s direction of travel, thus reducing the search area in hopes of quickly locating the lost person. This is done by finding their footprints, analyzing them, measuring their stride, and then using that …

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