Category Archives: Hunting

How the Kifaru Duplex Works

When it comes to modern, internal frame load haulers for big game hunting Kifaru has defined the genre and, web traffic and analytics would have one assume, sells more than any of their competitors, by a considerable margin.  Recently I … Continue reading

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Upper Level Stream Crossings, updated

A post Philip put up the other day temporarily boosted traffic to this post from 2013, prompting me to give it a re-read.  One of the best things about this website is being able to delve into the past and … Continue reading

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Your mid wants a liner

The two biggest complaints folks have with floorless pyramid shelters are lying with the creepy crawlies in the dirt, and rubbing up against condensation on the walls.  The first complaint is largely, though not entirely, a matter of changing context … Continue reading

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Evaluating backpack capacity in the real world

…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 … Continue reading

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The Blackfoot-Clearwater Question

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 … Continue reading

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How my favorite gear will die

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 … Continue reading

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Utah Hunting Expo pack roundup

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 … Continue reading

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Mike Rowe, party hack

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 … Continue reading

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What I’ve been up to

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.

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2016; 10 photos

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 … Continue reading

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