When it comes to hunting, I’m a bit of a traditionalist. My go-to deer rifle is a single-shot Ruger No. 1. When hunting in bear territory, I’m the guy hauling around a big-bore single-action revolver on his hip rather than a polymer-framed semi-automatic. I’m one of those romantics who still believes the old ways often
Many view wristwatches as outdated technology—a holdover from our parents’ generation, when you had to find a payphone to call for help if your car broke down. Now, of course, we’re perpetually carrying our phones with us—even into the field when hunting. But as many have discovered, it’s frustrating to have to dig around in
This past April, as the first COVID lockdowns were being put in place, I took a road trip to Montana. I figured, if I’m supposed to isolate myself from others, I may as well go somewhere where not seeing any other people is a bonus. So off I went into the backcountry of the Big
“That will either be the best deal ever or a really painful lesson in buying cheap gear,” TUP Founder Karl Hylle told me as he looked over my new tent, doubt etched on his face. I’d found the ALPS Mountaineering Greycliff, a two-man, three-season tent, aggressively discounted online and planned to use it on my
Written by David Maccar, this article was originally published by Free Range American on February 4, 2021. There is no such thing as a survival knife. Knives have been called that and have been marketed that way — as some kind of magical tool that will save your ass in some unlikely situation. But that idea is inherently flawed.
For most new hunters, after getting their license and finding a place to hunt, the question that plagues them most is, “What gear do I need in order to get started?” There are hundreds of outdoor companies out there declaring that their products are essential to hunters and hunting success. For new hunters it can