Category: Gear Guide

Get the most from your backcountry sleep system: Find the right sleeping pad

Get the most from your backcountry sleep system: Find the right sleeping pad

When it comes to getting your gear together for a backcountry hunt, tents, sleeping bags, and packs get all the glory. The humble sleeping pad is usually an afterthought, or is even excluded altogether in a show of faux toughness. The reality is, a high-quality sleeping pad is essential for getting the performance you expect

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The broadhead dilemma: Do I buy mechanical or fixed?

The broadhead dilemma: Do I buy mechanical or fixed?

When it comes to selecting broadheads for your arrows, you’ll find yourself wading through numerous options, including weight, cutting diameter, number of blades, and finally, mechanical or fixed. Despite all the catchy marketing and product placement on hunting shows, the best place to start your search is at your local archery shop. Still, you should

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Backcountry medicine: How to set a splint

Backcountry medicine: How to set a splint

A broken ankle, arm, or leg can be painful, but when it occurs in the backcountry, far away from medical assistance or a quick ride to the hospital, it can be downright deadly. Such injuries lead to a lack of mobility, and being stranded in inhospitable wilderness can lead to a number of unfavorable outcomes.

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Buying the right sleeping bag made simple

Buying the right sleeping bag made simple

With turkey and spring bear seasons ending across the country, it’s time to turn attention toward fall hunting plans. This will be the first in a series of articles helping you to select the gear you need for your hunts this fall. In this initial installment, we will cover the surprisingly confusing process of purchasing

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Lever-actions: The tactical rifles of the past

Lever-action rifles are so iconic and were so instrumental in the shaping of the country that hunting with one in these modern times is almost an honor. There has always been a correlation between combat and hunting. From tactical gear and clothing to mapping and even foodstuffs, our constant advancement in military technology has had

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Cowboy up with the Winchester Model 1894

Very few tools have maintained their same essential composition for more than a century, yet continue to see widespread use. But the Winchester Model 1894 (now simply called the Model 94), like many of John Browning’s designs, has proven its unique staying power. In fact, this lever-action—a mainstay of silver-screen Westerns and an icon of

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