The Backpack Hunter’s Friend-Goats

The Backpack Hunter’s Friend-Goats
Part 2: Pack Goats-The Best Buddy You Never Knew You Had If you’re even remotely interested in the idea of someone (or something) else carrying your gear into the mountains and your freshly acquired meat back out, then you need to consider goats and llamas. We covered llamas in Part 1 of “The Backpack Hunter’s Friend”.  Now we’ll cover pack... Read More

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

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