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
I do not think I could overstate how enjoyable, educational, and flattering the past month at my new job has been. Enjoyable because the crew at Seek Outside operates with both integrity and joy in equal measure. Educational because, whatever I may or may not know about using gear outside, there are many things about … Continue reading Seek Outside BT2 v. Silvertip
This past week I received my annual call from Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks to check in on how hunters did hunting certain species. How many days in the field, how many animals seen, how many animals killed, and where are all relevant questions for future planning. I've become accustomed to these calls, I look … Continue reading Three strikes for sheep
A flat tarp isn't always the shelter I pick, but it is my favorite. Most of the time I like the un-futzing of a mid for severe weather and pitching on snow, but like most people I'll take a calm night with a colorful, visible sunrise 4 times out of 5. For that a tarp … Continue reading The DST