Gear

Brad Carter's 2021 Mule Deer Gear List
Some of our most requested content is from other hunters wanting to know what we use, and why. So we thought we’d put together some gear lists of exactly what we’re carrying into the backcountry on our hunts. You’ve probably...
90 Miles in – A Crispi Colorado Boot Review
I’m sure you’ve heard this asked before: “What’s the most important equipment I can get for hunting?” And you’ll usually find one of first answers to be: “Get Good Boots!” I think many of can concur, especially those with sensitive...
Quick Look: Katadyn BeFree 3L Water Filter
A quick look at the Katadyn BeFree 3L Water Filter System's flow rate, size, and features. This lightweight, compact, and durable unit is perfect for your hunting adventures!
Exo Mountain Gear K3 4800 Pack Review:
After a season of use, Brad breaks down the Exo Mountain Gear K3 4800 pack system. See why this is one of the most versatile and high functioning packs on the market!
Base Layers - Synthetics or Merino Wool?
In today's hunting and outdoor industry, we're lucky to have a greater selection of base layers than ever. More choices can make it hard to choose, but is a great benefit for us to have a lot of great choices...
Athlon Cronus 15x56 Binocular Review
Athlon Cronus 15x56 Review Athlon Optics have been gaining steam over the past couple of years, especially in the tactical and hunting riflescope realm. Last year I published a review on the Ares Spotting scope and was really surprised at...
Sitka Traverse Zip-T Review
Sitka Traverse Zip-T The Traverse Zip T is “an abrasion-resistant outer layer for mild days and an insulating mid layer for the cold. The durable knit outer face fabric protects a soft fleece backer that traps warm air to distance...
Backcountry Bow Repair Kit
Equipment failure during a hunt can end the hunt, especially when one  your essential tools fails, like your bow. Today's compound bows have a lot of pieces working together to provide incredible accuracy. However, if one component fails, it can...
Upgrade your Tripod with a Friction Control Ball Head - Benro B00 Review
Tripods are one of the most important tools we carry on our hunts. We use them to stabilize our spotting scopes, binoculars, and cameras. We're all looking for something lightweight, yet stable, that is easy to use for extended periods...
Using Trail Cameras for Mule Deer Hunting
Trail Cameras can be amazing tools, but using trail cameras effectively for mule deer can be frustrating, they can be effective tools in gaining more insight into the movements and habits of mule deer. I find trail cameras to be beneficial,...
Water Treatment for Backcountry Hunting
We know that water becomes extremely precious when you have to hike to get it, especially if your camped in a high country basin chasing bucks and bulls. I know some hunters will drink straight from the water source, but...
Sitka Gear - Kelvin Lite Hoody Review
Sitka Kelvin Lite Hoody - The new Kelvin Lite Hoody is a newly designed offering from Sitka Gear in 2017. It's built as a lightweight insulating layer that doubles as a pretty awesome every day jacket, or outer layer for...
Athlon Ares 15-45x65mm ED Spotting Scope Review
Athlon Ares 15-45x60mm ED Spotting Scope Review - Exceptional Performance at an even better price! We're all searching for the perfect glass combination, especially in spotting scopes that are lightweight, gather light, and deliver a crisp and bright image, and...
Trekker Gaiter Review - Trekker Outdoor Gear
Trekker Outdoor Gear – TREKKER Gaiter Review Trekker Outdoor Gear was founded in 2017 by avid outdoorsman and hunter Sean Morgan. After “many years of disappointment, Sean came to the realization that he needed to create gear that would fit...
Choosing A Lightweight Hunting Tent
Brad Carter breaks down different types of tents and some things you should consider when looking for your next lightweight, backcountry hunting shelter!
Make Your Own Tipi Tent/Shelter - DIY
Tipi's are an awesome backcountry shelter options because they're lightweight, have a ton of head room, lots of floor space for hunters and gear, and work very well with a stove during late season hunts. Many hunters are using a...
The Best Camera for Hunting
Brad Carter goes over his personal camera selection, and some great cameras on the market right now for filming your hunts! It's all about filming, so use what you can afford and start documenting your hunting adventures!
Delorme inReach Backcountry Review
The Perfect Satellite Communication Device for the High Country Hunter Last winter, my wife and I found out that we were expecting another child in October 2016. Some might say that this was terrible timing, but we were beyond excited...
Sitka Subalpine and Women's Clothing
Sitka Gear has long offered technical clothing and concealment patterns that lead the industry. Their products have changed our thoughts about hunting clothing. Today, our partners at Sitka Gear announced a couple of exciting new offerings. The first is a...
Gifts for the Backcountry Hunter
Hunters can be some of the hardest people to shop for, because many of us have enough hunting gear to do what we want to do, and our lists become very specific, or expensive. However, there are a few products...
Sitka Review - 5 First Pieces
Billy makes the jump into top end hunting clothing with 5 pieces from Sitka Gear: The Jetstream Jacket, Kelvin Lite Hoody, Core Heavyweight Bottoms, Mountain Pant, and Core Lightweight Hoody. After a full season of relying on this system, he shares his experience using Sitka Gear in Wyoming's high country.