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In the Field: Nimrod Pack Systems

I bought my first external frame backpack, a Kelty, in 1991 as I prepared for a backpack hunt in Wyoming's Hoback country.  That old Kelty was the best I...
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In the Field: First Lite’s Base & Outer Layers

The Rok Blog is the place to check out how gear is actually performing in the field.  We go beyond the ads and put it all to the test...
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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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I Hate Gear!

I hate gear, I hate spending money, I hate shopping— I’d hunt naked if I could.  Gear is just a necessary evil to me.  It’s not exactly the gear...
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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 about your bow! We have...
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Meopta Meostar B1 10X42 HD binocular

Meopta Meostar B1 10X42 HD binocular Matt Cashell The 10X42 Meopta Meostar HD As I mentioned in the Spotting Scope review, I hunted for several years with the...
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Meopta Meopro 3-9X42 BDC Riflescope

Meopta Meopro 3-9X42 BDC Riflescope by Matt Cashell   In my last article I went over the excellent top-shelf S2 HD 82mm spotter from Meopta. When I received the spotter for evaluation,...
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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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Meopta S2 HD 82mm Spotter Review

Meopta S2 HD 82mm Spotting Scope by Matt Cashell   The “Big Three” get all the glory when it comes to European Optics. Zeiss, Leica, and Swarovski earned this...
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Eberlestock Just One

Eberlestock Just One Packs.  Here on Rokslide, we often discuss the super-packs available from Kifaru, Kuiu, and Mystery Ranch. This is for a good reason. These packs have...

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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...
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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.) ...

Scouting A New Area: Tips from a Pro

I have worked the past 10 years as a professional scout for WeScout4u.com. The company was founded by Robby Denning in 1997 and has...

“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...
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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...

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