Gear Highlights – Kuiu Axis Hybrid Hooded Jacket & Pant

Gear Highlights – Kuiu Axis Hybrid Hooded Jacket & Pant
KUIU AXIS HYBRID HOODED JACKET & PANT  Axis Jacket  Kuiu touts the Axis Hybrid Jacket as their most advanced jacket to date. After looking at it, the statement isn’t a stretch.   The “hybrid” term denotes the fact that they have combined fabrics and newer technologies to create a jacket that will perform under a wide array of conditions, temperatures, and dry/wet scenarios.   It’s... Read More

Always Be Hunting: An Unexpected Success Story

Always Be Hunting: An Unexpected Success Story
Always Be Hunting: A necessary lesson learned from a good friend  Mike Wallace, Colorado, 2017   “The pack out was long and gave me a lot of time to think about what a true friend I had in Justyn. He never stopped hunting, and his perseverance was the only reason I had the opportunity to harvest this buck.”    A Much-Needed Spark... Read More

Become a Better Tracker: Push emotion aside and use the evidence to your advantage

Become a Better Tracker: Push emotion aside and use the evidence to your advantage
As the light quickly faded in the Sonoran Desert, I had a decision to make; track my buck in the darkness or wait until morning. After locating a few dark reddish/brick-colored blood splatters on the desert floor, the decision was easy; I’d wait until morning to allow enough time for the obviously liver-hit buck to expire. The next morning, I... Read More

Warm Weather Meat Care in the Backcountry

Warm  Weather  Meat  Care  in  the  Backcountry
Preparation and knowledge determines the quality and quantity of your table fare Many times, our planning takes us only to the point where we reach our intended goal. We spend countless hours preparing to accomplish a difficult task, yet fail to recognize the elements that are often encountered after we reach our goal. Elk hunters are no different. Our goal is usually... Read More

Cold Weather Layering Systems, By Nolan Osborne

Cold Weather Layering Systems, By Nolan Osborne
This article is borrowed from The Journal of Mountain Hunting. For more quality stories, reviews and more, visit their free online edition here. To preview the print edition, click here. Mountain hunting is hardly a new pursuit. The Indigenous peoples of British Columbia, the Yukon, and Alaska have well-documented accounts of hunting mountain goats and other game long before Gore-Tex... Read More

Gearing Up for Mountain Extremes: It’s an exciting time to be a mountain hunter

Gearing Up for Mountain Extremes: It’s an exciting time to be a mountain hunter
The air was thin and the mountainside we were ascending offered no hints of a summit.  Climbing up this nameless peak was a labor to endure in hopes of seeing up close what we had studied the day before from six miles away. The rounded shoulders of the mountainside we were climbing was conformed of varying sized rocks – some... Read More

What’s in a Multi-Tool?

What’s in a Multi-Tool?
There are many reasons to carry a multi-tool in the field. There are just as many factors to consider prior to making a purchase. The majority of multi-tools have the standard pliers and knife. However, after that, there is a multitude of tools available across hundreds of multi-tools from several brands. Ultimately, your intended use – backcountry, bowhunting, rifle hunting,... Read More