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Floorless Phenomenon

  Floorless Phenomenon by Brock Akers, Train to Hunt Director  When I show people some of my pictures from hunting trips that are not familiar with backpack hunting, their first...
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Hangin’ with Enlightened Equipment’s Synthetic Quilts

Hangin' with Enlightened Equipment's Synthetic Quilts By Matt Cashell, Rokslide Prostaff My lungs were starting to burn.  Jared and I had climbed about 1000 feet after trudging for...
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Hilleberg Nallo 3GT

Hilleberg Nallo 3GT by Robby Denning, Rokslide Staff I've always despised the close quarters of backpack tents.  Call me a puss, but after about four days of not...
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Seek Outside 8-Man Tipi/Stove Combo

Seek Outside 8-Man Tipi/Stove Combo By Robby Denning, Rokslide Staff You might see me on this site and in some magazine articles hunting from some pretty big tents....
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Kifaru 6-Man Tipi Review

Kifaru 6-Man Tipi Review By Matt Wymer, Rokslide Prostaff When people think of Alaska, big bears, white sheep, and giant fish come to mind.  Few people, however, think...
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Quilt Review: Enlightened Equipmen’ts Accomplice

A Better Backcountry Double Bed: The Accomplice from Enlightened Equipment by Becca Moffat, Rokslide Prostaff For couples who backpack, camp, and hunt together, it can be a real challenge to find...
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Brooks Range Foray

Brooks Range Foray on Kodiak Island, Alaska By Luke Moffat Kodiak Island is the perfect proving ground for nearly all outdoor gear. If an item can withstand the...

Shelter Options

SHELTER OPTIONS BY LUKE MOFFAT I never quite appreciate the sight of a quality shelter like when my headlamp lights up the reflecting guy lines of my tent through...

Sleeping Pads

SLEEPING PADS By Aron Snyder and Luke Moffat Getting good sleep on extended hunts in the backcountry is vital, but making this happen, can be tougher than you think;...

Hilleberg Akto/Kifaru Supertarp Comparison

Hilleberg Akto/Kifaru Supertarp Comparison By Aron Snyder There was a time in my life when you could have looked in my hunting closet and found just...

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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...