gear reviews

August 24, 2018

I got the Sitka Tool Box earlier this summer. I planned to use it mostly for whitetail and turkey hunts but found that it can serve a lot of purposes.

The first big test that it got was on a 10-mile hike in Rocky Mountain National Park over the 4th of July. The hike was labeled as “strenuous” and took us about six hours to complete. I had the Sikta Tool Box on the entire time as it carried our food, water...

July 22, 2018


I’ve had the Traeger Ranger Pellet Grill for about a month. In that time, I’ve prepared a number of different wild game meals, including whitetail backstrap, elk burgers, and smoked turkey breast. The grill has seen a few other dishes as well, like marinated green beans, scrambled eggs, and margarita cheesecake.

I’ve done most of the cooking at home, but also traveled with the grill while camping. This mod...

June 23, 2018


Three buddies and I went in on buying a Cabela’s Ultimate Alaknak 12’ x 20’ to start using on all our hunting adventures away from home. At over $1000, it was quite the commitment as we needed to make sure it could handle enough trips to pay for itself.

For the Alaknak’s maiden voyage, we took the tent to western South Dakota in mid-November for a public land mule deer hunt. During the three day trip, we e...

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