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

A Mountain Hunter’s Lifeblood-Part 2

A Mountain Hunter’s Lifeblood-Part 2
Developing and Maintaining Strong Knees  This article may not have much meaning to you right now (especially if you’re young), but I want to encourage you to pay close attention, because the odds are it will someday. Coaches, or ex-coaches like myself, love to incorporate slogans or phrases that impress athletes with which they work.  Recently, I visited with WHM’s... Read More

A Mountain Hunter’s Lifeblood

A Mountain Hunter’s Lifeblood
Developing and Maintaining Strong Knees-Part 1 This article is Part 1 of a two-part series focusing on arguably the most problematic area of the human body, the knee. In this issue, I’ll address the keys to developing and maintaining healthy knees. Part 2 will attempt to bring some relief to those who suffer from chronic knee problems. The following list... Read More

Sight Unseen

Sight Unseen
Bowhunting a New Area It’s inevitable; if you bowhunt long enough and apply for multiple states, you’re eventually going to hunt unfamiliar territory. I’m not referring to hunting a ridge, drainage, or canyon you’ve never seen. I’m referring to completely new areas or units you’ve never set foot in on public land. While I’ve documented how to properly research new... Read More

The Silent Stalker-Part 2 of Taking Care of #1

The Silent Stalker-Part 2 of Taking Care of #1
Hypothermia Can Simultaneously Rob Your Mind as Well as Your Body I had gotten myself into a predicament. I was alone at just over 13,000 feet on December 2, hurriedly skinning my bighorn ram that I had taken the afternoon before.  The wind was blowing a steady 20-30 mph with higher gusts as clouds raced overhead with a foggy temperature inversion... Read More

Maintaining your Wheels-Part One of Taking Care of #1

Maintaining your Wheels-Part One of Taking Care of #1
Happy Feet are the Secret to Happy Hunting Some hunters hunt a few days a year and others have weeks if not months in the field.  Having comfortable and pain-free feet allows us to go longer and farther and have less downtime in the field. For some, it’s simply a matter of sliding on socks, tightening the laces, and going... Read More