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Pistol Review: Kimber Super Jagare

Hunter and shooter Ike Eastman reviews his experience shooting the 10 mm, 1911 model pistol SUPER JÄGARE by Kimber. Combined with a red-dot scope by Leupold this pistol is intended for quick action when it counts most. Like on a backcountry hunt with a predator that won’t leave your camp …

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Step 3- Gear UP!

Step 3 – Gear Up If the clothes make the man does the gear make the hunter? Mmm… partly. While it is true that our forebearers hunted with equipment that most of us wouldn’t dream of using today and were still successful and that no amount of equipment is a …

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Eastmans’ Gearlab: Backcountry Lighting

Headlamps, one of the most vital pieces of equipment any hunter can have. Whether you pack into the backcountry six miles or day hunt, the best time to find animals is always during the grey light hours. Which means you have to be hiking to and from the glassing points …

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Eastmans’ Gear Lab: Backcountry Food

In our office I might be known for occasionally getting a little “hangry” when it gets close to lunchtime. In the backcountry this can just become a flat-out dangerous situation where I might be inclined to roast the closest squirrel, or better yet, an unlucky pine chicken if I am …

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The New Yeti Silo

Western big game hunter and soccer dad Ike Eastman shares his thoughts on the new six gallon water cooler from YETI. The YETI Silo is designed to keep pouring no matter how many times it’s spout has been rattled, bumped or beaten in the back of your truck or the …

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iota: Cutting Edge Scope Mounts

Guy Eastman mounts and reviews a cutting edge scope mount. The Triad ZL and Nomad ZL scope mounts by iota Outdoors is the new standard for durability and stability for precisions shooters and big game hunters. Aluminum construction and under-angled screws make these rings and bases almost indestructible. These lightweight …

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What Is It With Gear Lists: Part 2

Continued from What Is It With Gear Lists? Part 1 Skill Three: Effective Glassing So now that I have established that spending time in the hills trumps being #mountainstrong let’s talk about what to do when you are in the mountains. You have to find game to harvest game and in …

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What Is It With Gear Lists? Part 1

It’s kit building season until the snow melts for me and this is how I will evaluate my gear list. In the not so distant past I was guilty of reading every gear list known to man, promptly comparing them side by side with my current Excel spreadsheet list. Then, …

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Outdoor Edge: Separating Meat From Bone

Philosophies on butchering and knives are as vast and different as the antler configurations on two B&C non-typical mule deer! One hunter prefers a blade that can be changed in the field, while another prefers a fixed blade which can be sharpened and enjoyed for years. Regardless of the philosophy, …

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The Sitka Gear Core Lightweight Hoody

On August 16 we had the typical dry hot weather the high elevation desert is known for in western Wyoming and Brandon Mason and I were chasing antelope. He had the tag in his pocket and I had the responsibility of capturing his hunt on film. The hoody provided a …

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