UST Wetfire

UST Wetfire Tinder

A human can survive without food for three weeks. Hypothermia and exposure are the real killers in the wild. I’ve … Read more

Adventure Dog Med Kit

Adventure Dog Series Medical Kit

Adventure Medical Kits is now providing first aid necessities for canine with their Adventure Dog Series.  When I heard about my … Read more

Real Avid Shotgun Tool

Real Avid Shotgun Micro Tool

I always have my keys on me; I feel lost without them. And now thanks to Real Avid I’ll always … Read more

Benchmade Custom Griptilian Knife

There may be blades more appropriate for breaking down birds, but being able to design your own knife in real-time … Read more

Peltor Sport SecureFit Glasses

Peltor Sport SecureFit 400 Glasses, 3 Pack

Eye protection has become a part of all my bird hunts in recent years – it just makes sense to … Read more

Garmin Fenix 3

Wearable Tech for the Bird Hunter: Fenix 3

Geeks everywhere are about to lose it; the Apple Watch delivers today and now everyone can be Dick Tracy. The … Read more

Shooting Sporting Clays

The Dreaded Shooting Bag

I think the level of exertion at sporting clays courses should extend beyond the trigger finger. The name “sporting clays” … Read more


FoodSaver GameSaver Wingman Vacuum Sealing System

  It always comes as a surprise to me when I hear people say they freeze their game in ziploc … Read more

Grouse Feathers by Burton Spiller

This book is a classic that was first published in 1934. There’s no better way to get some perspective in … Read more

Mud River

Mud River Duffel and Crate Cushion

My mom always told me to invest in nice luggage, well, that goes for toting your hunting gear, also. My Mud … Read more

LL Bean Stacked Leather Knife

L.L.Bean Small Stacked Leather Hunting Knife

There are a lot of stacked leather handle hunting knives that are big game size. But when I saw this … Read more

Wild + Whole

All-Clad Frying Pan

    If I had to suggest one kitchen item that every cook should own, it is this All-Clad Frying … Read more


ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide

  Sous-Vide is the newest cooking trend in the foodie world, although it has been around for years.  The Joule … Read more

Garmin VIRB

Garmin Fenix 3 and VIRB XE

To list all the features of this duo in a gift guide is daunting. Garmin used to be known simply for preventing … Read more

Jim Matthews Signature Calls

Jim Matthews Quail Calls

For a truly one-of-a-kind gift for your bird hunter, Jim’s calls are outstanding, functional pieces of art. These hand-sanded, oil-rubbed … Read more

Kevin's Cases

Kevin’s Saddle Leather and Canvas Roll-Up Cleaning Kit

 We figured a company featuring a Bobwhite in their logo must know a little something about upland hunting. And it … Read more


QuikClot Gauze

I’m always making small adjustments to the items I consider Every Day Carry (EDC) in my bird vest based on … Read more

Jacobsen Salt

Jacobsen Salt Set

  My number one tip when cooking with wild game is to give it a “dry brine.”  I always sprinkle … Read more

Rudy Project Magster

Everyone considers eye protection at the range required equipment. But vision is probably more at risk when bird hunters are … Read more

onX Hunt

onX Hunt

  The ability to accurately and easily identify public hunting land in any state across the country is now at … Read more

Benchmade 560

Benchmade 560 Freek

  We’re perennial fans of Benchmade knives: high-quality, edge retention, one handed opening, reversible clips on most models. What’s not … Read more

Benchmade Steep Country

Benchmade Steep Country

I’ve lost two knives to briars and saplings snagging the pocket clip. Maddening. I decided this season I would teach … Read more

Nite Ize Steelie Car Mount

Turn your vehicle into a mobile bird hunting command unit just by adding the Nite Ize Steelie Car Mount ($35). Whoever is … Read more

Hoppes 9 Wipes and Air Freshener

  I hate when I go to clean the shotgun while traveling and find the bottle of solvent has leaked … Read more

Midland Walkie Talkie

Midland X-Talker T75

  Walkie talkies may not be considered standard upland gear…… but maybe they should be. These Midland X-Talker radios let … Read more

Coleman Cooler

Coleman Steel-Belted Portable Cooler, 54 Quart

Yes, I know, everyone and their brother has a roto-molded, armageddon-proof cooler that costs more than their actual freezer. There … Read more


Decibullz – Custom Molded Earplugs

  Give your hearing the ultimate protection with custom molded plugs that will fit perfectly. Decibullz are easy to shape … Read more

Pachmayr Snap Caps

Snap caps are cheap insurance for a stored shotgun. These little buggers allow you to safely dry fire the weapon … Read more

Sage One Fly Rod and 4250 Reel combo

Normally I’m all blast and no cast. But even the toughest bird dogs need to take breaks. Sage convinced us … Read more

Case Knife

W.R. Case Pheasant Hunter

The W.R. Case Pheasant Hunter ($120) may look like a collector’s edition but don’t be fooled. The stag handle and fixed … Read more

Fitbit Flex

At the start of the season we began wearing the Fitbit Flex ($99.95) to track exactly how many miles we hike on … Read more

Kuhn Pressure Cooker

Kuhn Rikon Pressure Cooker

This Kuhn Rikon stovetop pressure cooker in my kitchen is one of my favorite cooking tools because it’s so useful. … Read more

Gerber Multi-tool

Gerber Center Drive Multi-tool

  There are tons of multi tools on the market. Tons. The reason the Gerber Center Drive has made it … Read more


There is a lot of down time during the season. Early on when the weather is still hot, that down … Read more

Midland MTX 115

Midland MXT115, 15 Watt GMRS MicroMobile Two-Way Radio

Get caught in an unexpected storm in the backcountry where there is no cell service and you learn quickly just … Read more

Mud River Luggage

Mud River Luggage

Aside from this luggage looking upland-ey (i.e. cool,) it’s extremely well made and durable. I’ve flown with the Rolling Duffel … Read more

Blitz Wipes

Blitz Firearm Wipes

Blitz had it’s origins in jewelry cleaning but has expanded their offerings to include hunters’ bling. Besides being non-petroleum based and … Read more

The Brute Cooler

The Brute Cooler is appropriately named — hard core, roto-molded, large handles, rubber latches — it’s got it all. Made in … Read more

Hoppe's Gun Medic

Hoppe’s Gun Medic

My shotgun gets beat up. I originally bought Hoppe’s Gun Medic because the name seemed appropriate for the state of … Read more

ChefsChoice Trizor Edge

Chef’s Choice Knife Sharpener

  A sharp knife is a safe knife!  I know a lot of people prefer to manually hand-sharpen their knives, … Read more

Camelbak Helena 20

Camelbak Helena 20

If you are a backcountry upland hunter then you know the value of having a quality hunting vest that is … Read more

WingOne Clay Thrower

Brothers Tom and Jerry Black have an infectious enthusiasm that is just fun to be around. And they have reason … Read more

GSI Microlite Twist

GSI Outdoors – Microlite 1000 Twist

Better than any water bottle on the market, the GSI Microlite weighs the same as the cheap plastic bottles holding … Read more