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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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Stone Glacier: Understanding the Physics of Pack Load

The Rok Blog is the place to connect with some of the top backcountry gear manufacturers.  Kurt Racicot of Stone Glacier Ultralight Backpacks sent me a great blog post...
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KUIU’s Tiburon System for Warm Weather Hunts

KUIU INTRODUCES THE TIBURON SYSTEM FOR WARMER HUNTS Hey Roksliders, if you haven't seen it in the forums, here is a new release by KUIU.  Didn't want you to miss...
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In the Field: Endeavor ED 10.5×45 Binoculars

(HINT HINT, you're crazy if you don't read this entire post) I'm a believer in buying the best glass you can afford.  I also believe that the only way...

The Good Idea Fairy

Don’t Listen to the GIF – She’s a Liar! Aron Snyder Most of you probably haven’t heard of the “Good Idea Fairy” (we’ll call her GIF for short) but you probably know...

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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...
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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...

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...

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