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Mystery Ranch Beartooth 80

I have had the privilege of using and testing the Mystery Ranch Beartooth 80 over the last couple of years. The Beartooth 80 is a great pack with a lot of pluses to it and is a pack that I highly recommend to even the most avid hunter and outdoorsman. I began using the Beartooth…

Triclawps Solo Shooting Saddle

Through guiding, I have had the opportunity to test the Triclawps Solo Shooting Saddle extensively in a variety of different shooting situations. I can say that this is an excellent product, hands down! Most of my testing has been done during the spring bear season in western Montana. This is a spot and stalk hunt…

MSR Access 1 Tent

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I have a serious problem when it comes to buying new gear and testing it out. One of my favorite things to do in the world is camping in the backcountry, so that has me buying new tents all of the time to see what is the best. I recently purchased the Access 1 from…

Vortex Fury HD 5000 Rangefinding Binoculars

This won’t be the first time I’ve written about binoculars with built-in rangefinding capability. Why? Because I love them. But my purpose here isn’t to persuade you that you need a pair. Whether you use conventional binoculars and a handheld rangefinder, or rangefinding binoculars is entirely up to you. There are upsides and downfalls to…

Must-Have Women’s Sitka Gear for Spring Bear

Must-Have Sitka Gear for Spring Bear Author: Sarah Thorne Finding comfortable gear that gets the job done can be challenging. When it comes to hunting in the backcountry the right gear can make or break a hunt. That is why the Sitka Women’s Big Game line has some of my favorite camo pieces. They are…

QuickFire Fire Starters

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QuickFire Author: Eric Deneault Quick Fire is the ultimate fire starter. This fire starter is 100 percent waterproof and is easy to start under any condition. While guiding and personal backcountry adventures I have been able to test these to the fullest. On a wet rainy day I was able to get a fire started…

Grayl Geopress Purifier

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Grayl Geopress Purifier Author: Eric Deneault As an outdoor enthusiast, I have had the pleasure of using the Grayl Geopress purifier on a backcountry Mountain goat hunt, back country archery elk hunt and also while guiding big game in western Montana. The Grayl Goepress purifier is hands down the best water filtration system I have…

Sitka Late Season Necessities

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Sitka Late Season Necessities Author: Shane King Often, we find ourselves consumed with a hunt planning for months yet to be unprepared when it comes to our gear. We as outdoorsman are pushed out of our comfort zones and our mental and physical abilities are tested beyond our norm. Whether it’s facing extreme cold temperatures…

Garmin InReach Explorer+ GPS

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Garmin InReach Explorer+ GPS Author: Shane King The Garmin InReach Explorer is a must have for any person who spends a large amount of time on the mountain and out of reception. Other than owning a satellite phone, these devices are the best way to communicate back and forth with friends, family, guides and emergency…