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Review: SJK Bounty 2.0 Backpack

SJK Bounty 2.0 Backpack Reviewby Matt Cashell, Rokslide Staff The day was cloudy and bitingly cold. My son James was shivering in his boots, but still peeking through...

Barney’s Sport Chalet Alaska Pack Frame

Barney's Alaska Pack Frame with Pinnacle Bag By Luke Moffat  It is no coincidence that more Alaskan guides use the Barney's pack frame than any other pack. In fact,...
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Exo Mountain Gear 3500 Review

Exo Mountain Gear 3500 by Mark Huelsing, Guest Contributor Exo Mountain Gear hit the market with their first pack designs in early 2014. The company might be the new...
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Mystery Ranch New Metcalf

Mystery Ranch NICE Metcalf By Matt Cashell, Rokslide Prostaff I started tesing Mystery Ranch's updated Metcalf last summer.  I was able to drive to their Montana location to...
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Review: EXO K2 Frame with Horn Hunter Attachment

Review: EXO K2 Frame with Horn Hunter Attachment By Ross Russell, Rokslide Staff I had the opportunity to use the EXO Horn Hauler shed hunting in 2016, which was...
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Kifaru’s Extended Mission Ruck II (EMR II)

  Kifaru's Extended Mission Ruck II (EMR II) By Sam Millard, Rokslide Prostaff What defines a great pack? For me, the most important characteristic of a great pack is...
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Elite Hunting Packs – Kifaru and Stone Glacier

Elite Hunting Packs - Kifaru and Stone Glacier By Matt Cashell Stone Glacier (left) and Kifaru provide back-country hunters with excellent options for toting gear in and trophy...
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Nimrod Outdoor Carbon Canyon Pack Review

Nimrod Outdoor Carbon Canyon Pack ReviewBy Ross Russell, Rokslide StaffNimrod's pack systems are American made and constructed in Washington State. They have offered quality gear for 20 plus years...
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Kifaru Fulcrum/Reckoning comparison

Rok staff Jordan Budd compares the Kifaru Reckoning and Fulcrum loaded with gear.

Mystery Ranch Metcalf Bag – NICE frame

Mystery Ranch NICE Metcalf Initial Impressions By Todd Kelly When I heard that the guys down at Mystery Ranch (MR) had a new bag design for the NICE frame system,...

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One or Both Eyes Open

One or Both Eyes Open By Guest Contributor, Jimmy Tippetts (Slim Jim) When shooting a compound bow, do you use one or both eyes? This topic...

Kifaru Fulcrum Review

Kifaru Fulcrum Review by William Hanson I've been a dyed-in-the-wool Kifaru fan for a few years now and the past year and a half or so...
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Clothing Systems

Clothing Systems   by Luke & Becca Moffat   When it comes to finding clothing for the backpack hunter, there has never been a...

Choose your glass wisely

I field more than a few questions about optic choice, so I thought I'd dedicate a post to the what & when of how...
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The “Trick-Pin” System

The Trick-Pin System – Quit Your Range-Finder Habit Darin Cooper - Rokslide Senior Editor This may be the coolest damn thing you never knew...
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Idaho OTC Elk, Part I

Idaho OTC Elk, Part I By Ron Wright, Rokslide Member There is an increasing interest in DIY elk hunting in Idaho. With the...