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First Lite Giveaway!

As I've said all along, Rokslide has some cool sponsors!  I just talked to Kenton Carruth of First Lite and he wanted to thank Rokslide members for their support...

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,...

KUIU BINO HARNESS SYSTEM

If you've followed the Rok Blog these last few months, you'll know I've been warming up to the idea of bino harness systems.  KUIU just released their version.  It...

Swarovski ATX85 & Kowa 884

Swarovski ATX85 and Kowa 884 Spotting Scopes By: Matt Cashell Any serious western hunter knows the value of a high performance spotting scope.  No other item can save you more...
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Vortex’s New Viper HS-T Riflescope

You can find the latest product releases and connect directly with the manufacturers here on the Rok Blog.  If you're a long-range hunter, you might be particularly interested in...
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In the Field: Nimrod Pack Systems Part II

I started testing the Nimrod Folding Pack Frame earlier this spring (In the Field: Nimrod Pack Systems) along with the Pinnacle Pack and Base Lumbar Day Pack. Recently, I got out again to try...
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Kowa Binoculars

Kowa Binoculars Matt Cashell Kowa 12X50 SV (center), Kowa Genesis 10.5X44 (right), and Meopta Meostar HD (left) Kowa Company Ltd. Of Japan is a large corporation that...
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Stone Glacier: Selecting Backpack Size

While I like reading independent gear reviews, I also like to hear directly from the top manufacturers on the technical side of gear.  After all, they are the experts....
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Endeavor ED 10.5×45 Binoculars; And the Winner is…

The Rok Blog is the place to share great info and win gear just for being a part of the Rokslide community.  I did the review on Vanguard's...
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In the Field: Nimrod Bino-Topia Suspender

As I've written before, gear is just a necessary evil to me.  I'd rather be hunting than screwing around with "stuff".  I've hunted with guys who bring so...

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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...

“I want a big buck, where should I apply?”

The calendar tells me that this is likely the number one question on buck hunters' minds right now.  The days are becoming dim when...

From Complacent to Capable, Striving for Competent

From Complacent to Capable, Striving for Competent By Chas Carmichael How many threads here at Rokslide start with “What pack/frame should I get?”, “First time out...

onX Hunt Review

By Les Welch, Rokslide Prostaff Don’t leave home without it. No, I’m not talking about your American Express card, I’m talking about your onX Hunt system....
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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...

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...