Tweaked: Nate Simmons’ Ever-Evolving Gear List

Tweaked: Nate Simmons’ Ever-Evolving Gear List
Not Less, Just Better It’s been five years since I wrote an article about my backpacking gear list. A lot has changed since then. This article will detail the upgrades and additions I’ve made since then. Over the past several years, I’ve made some upgrades on pieces of equipment that saved me on weight. However, it seems that every time... Read More

Knowing the Distance

Knowing the Distance
A Practical Guide to Rangefinder Considerations and Usage Most bowhunters spend a lot of time deciding on what bow is going to be the best for them, as well as other equipment such as arrows, sights, and broadheads. Bowhunting gear is important and exciting, but tools that I feel often get put on the back burner are rangefinders. It’s never... Read More

7 Steps to Better Backpack Hunting

7 Steps to Better Backpack Hunting
By Nate Simmons In our Backpacking column, we spend a lot of time talking about very specific things. While these are all very important, sometimes it’s nice to back away from it and think about the simple, big picture items to keep in mind at all times when backpack hunting; things that can quickly make or break a hunt no... Read More

Backpacking Gear List by Backcountry Editor Nate Simmons

Backpacking Gear List by Backcountry Editor Nate Simmons
This article originally appeared in the Summer 2012 issue of Elk Hunter Magazine, but is available now for our blog readers to preview Nate Simmons’ column. Subscribe today to not miss any of his expert advice and tips! Learn More! By Nate Simmons, Western Hunter Backcountry Editor I’m kind of a chart guy I guess. The... Read More