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East to West: Planning Your First Backpack Hunt

East to West Part I: Preparing for Your First Western Hunt Part I: Picking the Right Gear By Tye Abell, Rokslide Member As an Eastern hunter living in...
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A Bag of Bags: How to Organize Your Backpack

A Bag of Bags By Larry Schwartz, Rokslide Member Many years ago, actually many decades ago, in the 1960's and 70's, I was a new Boy Scout and...
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Practicing for Success

Practicing for Success Shaun Smith Every year after hunting season is over, most people will throw their bow in the closet not to be touched again until the...
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Setting Up Your Bow, DIY Style

  Setting Up Your Own Bow, DIY Style By Jared Bloomgren, Rokslide Prostaff Setting up your own bow is a common topic that many archers would like to have...
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Planning a Western Elk Hunt

Planning a Western Elk Hunt By Jared Bloomgren, Rokslide Prostaff One of the most sought after hunts in the United States today is in the pursuit of...
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Backcountry Meat Care

Backcountry Meat Care By Aron Snyder, Rokslide Staff Several Roksliders have asked for an in-depth article on how I handle meat care on a backpack hunt. This is...
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Food for a Day–Backcountry Style

Food for a Day–Backcountry Style By Brock Akers, Train to Hunt Director There are two things in this world that really peak my interest: hunting and food. Obviously...
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The Bulls Horseshoe Mountain, Part II

The Bulls of Horseshoe Mountain, Part II By Les Welch, Rokslide Prostaff (Missed Part I? click here) Upon hearing the elk jump from its bed and crash downhill,...
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The Bulls of Horseshoe Mountain, Part I

The Bulls of Horseshoe Mountain, Part I By Mike Welling, Guest Contributor September never comes soon enough, but it was finally here.  My friend Les Welch and I...
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Pressure Canning Your Backcountry Bounty

The Pressure is On: Preserving your Backcountry Bounty by Becca Moffat, Rokslide Prostaff For those of us fortunate enough to bring home an abundance of game meat and fish, full freezers...

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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...
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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...

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....

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...