Ovis Sacks Lightweight Game Bags Review

By Tony Trietch, Rokslide Moderator

Like most hunters chasing big game throughout the West, my field care of harvests consists of boning out meat or quartering game animals. Quality game bags to keep our meat clean, cool and bug free are a must. Old school cheese cloth type bags are a thing of the past. Today we have many options from quality manufactures making synthetic bags that do a much better job at protecting our bounty.


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Review: The Really BIG Cooler Showdown
By Travis Bertrand, Rokslide Moderator

It's that time of the year again where you are dusting off your hunting equipment and preparing for your first hunt or scouting trip. Maybe you already have been out a few time and realize you need to upgrade your cooler. Let's face it, the rotocast cooler market has so many offerings it can be overwhelming and most local shops only carry a limited selection. For this review, I tested head-to-head four coolers in a size I feel most hunters should own.  Keep in mind, you might not be able to get your hands on every one locally, but each should just be a few clicks away.


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Benchmade Knives – The Hidden Canyon Hunter
By Brock Akers, Rokslide Moderator

When hunting traditions are passed down from generation to generation, they carry a lot of meaning. Often times, you will see pictures and hear tall tales of Granddad's knife, the knife that seems to have graced the hand of each hunter before him. To some, it's a sign of respect to carry such a tool. To others, a way to honor.
At the Western Hunt Expo in Utah this past winter, Rokslide Editor, Robby Denning, and I were talking with Kendall Card of BlackOvis.com. He introduced us to the guys at the Benchmade Knife booth. They had many knives on display at their booth. As I gazed into the glass at all the different designs, they asked "Which one jumps out at you"? I'd been eyeing the Hidden Canyon Hunter so it was an easy question to answer.


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The "Big" Cooler Showdown

By Travis Bertrand, Rokslide Moderator

Anyone who has spent anytime with me knows I have an obsession with quality coolers. I often get asked, "What cooler should I buy?" To be honest, I didn't have a good answer, as the market has been flooded with high quality coolers all tailored to a certain niche. While most of my friends are simply looking to see what cooler holds ice the longest, I also like to consider other factors in features such as price, texture, handles, and accessories.

I decided to conduct a test thorough enough that I can answer the common cooler questions.  For this review, I am comparing the three most common sizes guys are using today: 35, 40, and 45 quart.

I compared the Yeti Tundra 35 to the Canyon Coolers Outfitter 35.

In the 40-quart category, I pitted the Icey-Tek 40 against the Frostbite Dual 40.

For the big guys, I put the Pelican Elite 45 up against two new companies, Orion and her 45 and Frostbite's R 48. All of these coolers were tested in the same conditions.


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