A “Feel Good” Story Behind Our Pack Design

I was thinking about something today and I thought I’d take a minute to explain. When talking about our packs, there is obviously a lot that Joe and I can tell you as we know them better than anyone. We could get into all the engineering that went into the frame as well as technical…

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Bears: Out and About Early This Year

It’s March 18, 2021, and it’s already 70 degrees here in the Treasure Valley of Idaho. Bear season is now less than a month away and the snow in the hills is melting fast. Along with that, things are starting to green up down here at 2500′. What does this mean for spring bear season?…

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The Brotherhood of the Traveling Pack- A Journey

1 Pack. 12 months. 12 hunters This amazing project was concocted by our own Steve Opat of Alaskan Odysseys Podcast. He brought the idea to Joe and I, and together we refined the idea that has taken on a life of it’s own. Here’s Steve to talk more about it. “Maybe you’ve seen some of…

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Do I Really Need That? Making Cuts to Your Pack Weight

If you’re a backpack hunter, this is not unfamiliar ground in which we’re going to venture. One’s pack weight seems to be a major thought as you prepare for that hunt where everything you’ll need to survive is to be carried on your person. Every ounce tends to add up over the course of multiple…

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Dad’s Deer Hunt

I’m not usually one for grip and grin photos with animals I’ve harvested, but this one was one I’ll be grinning about for a long time. Six years ago this week, I took my dad on a real western mule deer hunt. I wanted him to experience western style hunting so I arranged a hunt…

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How To Prevent Blisters in The Backcountry

Backcountry foot care has been a topic that’s been covered extensively from the “thru-hike” backpacking world to ultra-marathoning world to backcountry hunting. The resources available on the subject are vast and numerous so we should have this thing figured out. Right?? Not really. Before we get into how to prevent blisters let’s talk about what…

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Essential Backcountry Safety Kit

Backcountry Safety Tips

A friend of mine, who is not experienced at all, once got lost on a hunt with a couple of friends and their boys. He somehow got separated from the group, got turned around, and ended up spending the night lost and cold. The next day he showed up in a town 25 miles away…

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Deer Field Dressing Kit: The Essentials Explained

deer field dressing kit

When I was a kid growing up in the Panhandle of Florida, I was your typical country boy who loved to fish, hunt, and trap. Surprisingly, my parents never once took me camping so I was only left with my imagination and outdoor magazines about gear and equipment for adventures. One of my favorite nouns…

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What Hunting Gear Do I Need?

Hunting Gear

I know what you may be thinking, “This is too basic. I know this stuff.” Often times, the basics are easily overlooked, and just because you do it one way doesn’t mean you can’t garner ideas from someone else. Allow me to lay out this scenario for you. It is October 10 and the opening…

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