Bear Gear: Do you have the gear you need?

Hi, my name is Dennis and I’m a backpack hunting gear fanatic and avid bear hunter. I love gear and gear organization when it comes to backcountry backpack hunting. I love going through it and constantly tweaking my pack and all that resides within it. Every time I get ready for a hunt, I have…

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It’s Just Physics

What is the most common question we receive here at Initial Ascent?? What separates Initial Ascent Packs from ALL the other packs out there? Simple. Our frame and suspension is second to none and is built to pack extremely heavy weights more comfortably than the competition. The Integrous Frame is the foundation of our system. You might…

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Three Step Approach to Scent Control

There really is no one step approach to scent control. To be truly scent free you need to have a whole system in place from one company to ensure you are getting the most potential out of your scent elimination products. Going to the store and using the “mix and match” approach of whatever is…

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Choosing the Right Diaphragm Reed

My passion is truly calling in elk. But with so many options in diaphragm reeds today, how do you know which one is right for you? Should you go with a raised angle palate plate, a dome reed, a traditional reed or maybe a modified domed reed? It doesn’t matter what style of reed you…

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The Evolution of Backpacks

         From the moment humans set foot in school or even before, there is an expectation that students and humanity be able to carry their own weight.  This idea is predicated upon human nature’s need for things, comfort and protection.  With the desire and necessity for one to carry their own weight…

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