...aka the most exciting topic ever. It's important to get the right size pack. For evidence, I refer to the above photos. Having to strap stuff outside is occasionally necessary, but it's almost always bad style, and often somewhat hazardous (lost water bottles, paddle blades, etc). Evaluating how big a pack will actually be once … Continue reading Evaluating backpack capacity in the real world
The Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship Project, an organization founded to steer the future of public lands long the southwestern edge of the Bob Marshall Complex, has reached its goal. Senator Tester introduced the Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship Act the other week, and for fans of the area or folks just interested in what public lands advocacy and law might … Continue reading The Blackfoot-Clearwater Question
In the last six months I seem to be reaching a point where a bunch of my favorite gear, the stuff I love to use and have recommended without reservation, is wearing out. Given that this process is for most (myself included*) quite rare and usually gradual and therefore apt to avoid direct attention, it … Continue reading How my favorite gear will die
Bias I've come to realize is a creeping thing. Both cultivating and dispensing of it are more difficult and less sudden than I used to think, especially when talking about the outdoor and hunting industries, where tribalism and 1913-style alliances of circumstance are the law of the land. So when the Utah Hunt Expo came … Continue reading Utah Hunting Expo pack roundup
In the course of 40 minutes I saw every hunting celebrity I can name: Remi Warren bumped into my elbow and spilled my beer, Steve Rinella is shorter than you think, Janis Putellis taller, Joe Rogan and Cam Hanes and Eric Chesser way shorter (which is saying something). This was all at SHOT, the First … Continue reading Mike Rowe, party hack
In short, lots over at the Seek Outside blog. Photos and a report from a recent backpack, highlights from SHOT, and five first steps for aspiring hunters. And more to come.
The first thing I can remember about 2016 was not sleeping, at least not for more than 90 minutes at a stretch, in early January during Little Bear's rather spectacular six month sleep regression, which coincidentally or not happened on a trip to Iowa. That has been the first story of the year, the extent … Continue reading 2016; 10 photos