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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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Paradox Pack Review

Paradox Pack Review By Jared Lampton, Guest Contributor "It's lightweight yet very strong. It's rigid yet flexible. It's simple and efficient yet incredibly versatile." These were the claims...
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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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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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Stone Glacier Sky 7400

Stone Glacier Sky 7400 by Matt Wymer, Rokslide Prostaff The last few years have seen an evolution in the gear I use and own. I've progressed from wool...
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Kuiu Ultra 6000

  Kuiu Ultra 6000 Luke Moffat               Given all the drama surrounding this pack when it was introduced I was apprehensive to purchase it for review.  I do...
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A Season with an Icon – KUIU’s Icon 1850 Pack System

A Season with an Icon – KUIU’s 1850 pack system Darin Cooper Kurt Toney packing a boned front quarter in his carbon framed Icon 1850 and a massive 8 x...

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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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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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...

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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...