The Unexpected Journey by Daren Dahlman

The Unexpected Journey by Daren Dahlman

The Big Decision At 46 years old and having been bow hunting since age 16 in my home state of Washington, I always have loved the high country and chasing animals up there with my …

Gear Update

Gear Update

I recently returned home from a 5 day archery elk hunt in Colorado. While I never put my tag on an elk, I did get to try out a lot of new gear. Several items …

Arrow Building

Arrow Building

I truly enjoy building my own arrows. It makes for a very enjoyable afternoon sitting at the dining room table and building up a batch of arrows while listening to some great music. Not only …

Spot & Stalk Antelope

Spot & Stalk Antelope

What in the heck am I thinking? I must be crazy! Those were the exact thoughts that crossed my mind as I watched the trophy antelope put a half mile of sagebrush covered desert between …

Scouting Clothing List

Scouting Clothing List

My clothing system for scouting in July and August is relatively straight forward and doesn’t change too much. During this time of year, temperatures typically dip down into the high 30’s or low 40’s at …

The Pope & Young Club

The Pope & Young Club

BRIEF HISTORY The Pope and Young Club is one of North America’s leading bowhunting and wildlife conservation organizations. Founded in 1961 as a non-profit, scientific organization whose objectives included bettering the image of bowhunting, the …

Down Sleeping Bag Storage & Care

Down Sleeping Bag Storage & Care

Proper care and storage will ensure maximum years of use and optimum performance of your sleeping bag. Always store your sleeping bag uncompressed. A breathable cotton storage sack is ideal for this. Modern lightweight sleeping …

Hilleberg Akto Tent Review

Hilleberg Akto Tent Review

Unless you have spent any time in northern Scandinavia, you are probably not familiar with the word Akto, which means “alone” in the native language of Sami. In 1995, Hilleberg released their Akto tent which …

Hyperlite Mountain Gear – Cuben Fiber Stuff Sacks

Hyperlite Mountain Gear – Cuben Fiber Stuff Sacks

Stuff sacks. Honestly, not many of us give them much thought. When we purchase sleeping bags, pads, etc we simply use the standard stuff sacks that come with the items. When you purchase an item …

Katabatic Gear…..doing more with less.

Katabatic Gear…..doing more with less.

Between overhauling my backcountry gear list and writing the new book, I haven’t had a whole lot of spare time lately……but by no means am I complaining. I enjoy doing both. Whenever I need a …