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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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The Liberty Safe Eva-Dry Dehumidifier

There are very few single items in our homes that protect much of the evidence that we actually exist. Birth certificates, social security cards, payment stubs, bank notes and of course our heirloom firearms, all these end up inside our secure safes. We put these precious documents and family treasures …

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The Huntstand App Review

From East To West – Todd Helms Most of my hunting out West is night and day different from what I did back in Michigan. Spot and stalk, calling setups, still hunting, none of these methods have anything in common with whiling away hours in a treestand other than the …

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Gear List: 2017 Deer Hunt

This year on my Wyoming highcountry mule deer hunt I had everything thrown at me. From terrain to weather; I battled through mud, snow, rain, sleet; scrambled across scree slides, slipped through dark timber, and ground up sheer ridge faces to sit like a gargoyle atop a barren, windswept glassing …

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