Gerber ComplEAT

Gerber ComplEAT

Alex and I were huddled around burners staring at cookpots waiting for water to boil on the inaugural night of a backcountry trip. It…

Dude Shower wipes

DUDE Shower Wipes

Though I was cutting as much weight as possible for an overland trek, I allowed for two luxuries: a toothbrush and a pack of…

Camp Chef Ranger II

Camp Chef Ranger II

I wasn’t happy with the under-powered cooktop that came standard with my camper. Standing around waiting for water to boil on cool camp mornings…

Thermacell Backpacker

Thermacell Backpacker

  Biting bugs can ruin a backcountry trip. Since most of our hunting occurs after the frosts of fall, insects are rarely a nuisance….

Cabela's Alaknak

Cabela’s Alaknak Tent

  Backcountry bird camp isn’t complete without a wall tent. But ditch the heavy canvas tent and opt for the Cabela’s Alaknak instead. Made…

ThermaCELL

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

Helio Pressure Shower

Hunting in Alaska this year I went 20 days without a shower. Never again. NEMO makes the Helio Pressure Shower ($99) specifically for these backcountry adventures….

The Brute Cooler

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

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 added the UST WetFire™ Tinder ($7) to…