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Thinking out of the box or non-traditionally is something that I’ve done for quite some time. I made the move from a tent to using a bivy sack years ago. Why? Simplicity and weight savings. Well, now that I’m older, …

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Why hunt the backcountry? There are many reasons to hunt where many don’t/won’t trod. No pressure from other hunters. The land is undisturbed. It’s new and adventurous. The list continues. A few months ago I posted a question/response on Facebook: …

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For those who don’t know what a UCR is it’s a Utility Constrictor Rope. Think of one of those Chinese Finger Traps. Basically a UCR, in the context of using a hammock, is two lengths of rope, one which passes …

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Have you ever thought of making some of your gear? There’s a lot of satisfaction that can come from making your own gear. I number of years ago I made an ultra lightweight binocular harness and still use it today. …

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Alcohol stoves, why do backpackers love these things? There are several benefits: they’re super light weight (1 ounce or less), they’re inexpensive, efficiency of the fuel and readily available fuel. Stoves If you’ve ever considered making anything to use in …

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The 2018 is shaping up to be a bit different on the camping side. It’s the year of revamping! On the archery side of things… no change from the previous years. All of my gear is listed below. What has …

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Really, a quilt? Yep! I started using a down quilt around 2013 and haven’t looked back. With that said, I did wrestle with making the move to a quilt for several years. Why? Simply because it was unconventional. My basic “sleep …

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PART VI OF VI This is part six of a six part series where I will share my journal with you. Because it is a copy of my journal, I will get intimate and emotional at times. I will mention …

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PART IV OF VI This is part one of a four part six where I will share my journal with you. Because it is a copy of my journal, I will get intimate and emotional at times. I will mention …

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PART V OF VI This is part five of a six part series where I will share my journal with you. Because it is a copy of my journal, I will get intimate and emotional at times. I will mention …

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