Initial Ascent Backpack Review

I’ve been working with a new backpack company the last few months: Initial Ascent. It’s been fun to see a new company jump into the market and bring fresh...
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Cabela’s Alaskan Guide External Frame Backpack

Cabela's Alaskan Guide - External Frame Jared Bloomgren ("J-Rod")   As backcountry hunters we are always looking for the best way to get our animals out of the rough...

The Backpack Showdown – Part 1

https://youtu.be/5w9gmKx1gFs In Part 1 of The Backpack Showdown, Backpack hunter Zach Herold of Battle Mountain Media takes nine leading backpacks: Initial Ascent, Kifaru, Stone Glacier, Exo MTN Gear, Sitka, Seek...

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 I've been running the EMR2....
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Buying A Backpack

Buying A Backpack  A-Z By Aron Snyder, Rokslide Prostaff It’s that time of year again and all the hunting forums seem to get overloaded with “what pack do...
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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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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...

Exo K3 4800 Pack System Review

I knew I wanted to test the 2019 Exo K3 4800 pack system the first time I heard about it. I reviewed the K2 3500 in 2017 and had...

Mystery Ranch 6500

Mystery Ranch NICE 6500 By Luke Moffat When I first began hearing about the Mystery Ranch NICE packs, I was intrigued at their versatility. With the NICE system from...

Kuiu Icon

KUIU ICON By Aron Snyder 5lbs 12oz’s (6000) 4lbs 9 oz's (3000) It seems that the design intent for the Icon was simple… bring an alpine mountaineering pack to...

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Black Diamond Icon 500 Headlamp Review

As backcountry hunters, we all strive to have a well-rounded gear list full of items that we know we can count on, everything from...

Kuiu Icon

KUIU ICON By Aron Snyder 5lbs 12oz’s (6000) 4lbs 9 oz's (3000) It seems that the design intent for the Icon was simple… bring...
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The Red Zone, with Jared Bloomgren

My friend, Jared Bloomgren, is back with his final installment in his Spot-and-Stalk series (see Spot & Stalk Tactics & Spot & Stalk Part II.) ...

Battle of the 30 Cals

Maybe it stems from fond memories of our fathers or grandfathers pulling the ol' 30-06 out of the cabinet with the faint aroma of...

Swarovski NL Pure 12×42 Binocular Review

Swarovski NL Pure Binoculars That September afternoon was cool and overcast.  My teenage son, James, and I had climbed to a glassing point above treeline...
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Puffy Jacket Shootout, Alaska Style

Puffy Jacket Shootout, Alaska Style By Luke Moffat, Rokslide Prostaff Puffy jackets. Aside from backpacks, puffy jackets are cussed and discussed more than...