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

Outdoorsmans Rifle Chassis System

Outdoorsmans Rifle Chassis System
The Next Step in the Evolution of the Bolt Action Rifle In the last 20 years, we’ve seen dramatic improvements in optics, laser rangefinders, factory ammunition, barrel production, triggers, and scope mounts. However, the bolt-action rifle hasn’t changed significantly in the last 100 years. Some of the finest custom rifles made today are built on the Mauser actions that were actually... 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

Gear Repair in the Backcountry

Gear Repair in the Backcountry
A Few Extra Ounces aren’t Always a Bad Thing Recently, I was watching WHM’s Backcountry Editor Nate Simmons on The Western Hunter TV as he was packed way back into the mountains in Wyoming. An unexpected windstorm had flattened his tent, breaking the ridge pole and sending the sharp end of the broken pole tearing through the rainfly. You could... Read More

Swarovski BTX Dual Eyepiece

Swarovski BTX Dual Eyepiece
The Most Significant Optics Invention Since the Laser Rangefinder  By now there’s a good chance that you’ve heard about the launch of Swarovski’s new BTX via social media. I’ll go out on a limb and say that this new eyepiece will change the way we hunt more than any optics product since the invention of the laser rangefinder. By combining... Read More

Floating a New Idea

Floating a New Idea
Packable Rafts Might Just Open you up to a New World Packraft hunting isn’t a subject often discussed by hunters in the western U.S. Alaskan hunters have been using them for over a decade, but most hunters in the Lower 48 haven’t even heard of packrafts, let alone have an idea about the hunting possibilities available by using them. Packrafts... Read More