Don’t Listen to the GIF – She’s a Liar!
Most of you probably haven’t heard of the “Good Idea Fairy” (we’ll call her GIF for short) but you probably know her. She’s that sneaky little bitch that creeps into your dreams in the middle of the night, sprinkles fairy dust up your skirt, and you wake up the next day with these amazing ideas that are fool-proof (or so you think).
My first dealings with her were in the military, and it wasn’t pretty! My squad had been training for weeks on a specific mission, and at the last minute the higher ups threw in a “frago” (fragmentation order) and changed everything at the last minute. I can’t go into any details, but like most missions that go south, men died, men were injured and the mission was a failure. What was the problem? The intelligence community was struck by the GIF at the last minute and our well laid plan was changed drastically.
Early Season Elk Tactics “Go High or Go Home”
By Aron Snyder
The peak of the rut is by far the most sought after time to head out west and harvest an elk. The cows are going into estrus, bulls are screaming all night long and the potential to get face to face with a rut-crazed bull is very likely. Now I agree that encountering all if these things in the wilderness is certainly an elk hunter’s dream, but for a real kick in the pants adventure, early season at 11,500 feet is where it’s at!
By Aron Snyder
Anytime you start looking at lightweight gear you can pretty much count on dropping $100 for every ounce saved, but with a Havalon knife, you will be saving several ounces for under $40.
BY Aron Snyder
5,400 cubic inches of internal space,
1,800 cubic inches of exterior pockets
Dual layer 500 denier Cordura bellow sleeping bag compartment zipper,
Single layer 500 denier Cordura on everything else
Camouflage options…..Multicam, Foliage, and Olive Drab Ultralight or Aluminum frame stays
Lid options Flat Lid (standard with he pack), Hunting XTL and the normal Kifaru hunting lid.