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Tactacam 4.0 review: Recording your hunt and range time

Tactacam 4.0 review: Recording your hunt and range time

Whether spending time at the range or on an actual bow or gun hunt, I tried for as long as I could to use my smartphone to record video footage. Even though using a smartphone was awkward and often not very practical, I couldn’t justify paying for a GoPro along with the required mounts. When […]

Geigerrig Tactical Guardian

Geigerrig Tactical Guardian | Advanced Hydration System

I wasn’t around to see the fad but rumor has it back in the early 2000’s hydration bladders were so in you could find them in every school, shopping mall and skate park.  I was busy filling up my hydration pack (downstream from goats and cows) a few thousand miles away in the sandbox, but I’m confident the […]

Thermacell Heated Insoles | First Impressions

Thermacell Heated Insoles

We finally got a stretch of weather here in the Pacific Northwest worthy of being called winter.  Still mild by the standard of bearded northmen, but cold enough I finally got to put Thermacell’s Proflex Heavy Duty heated insoles to use. Thermacell has a pretty neat setup here.  The padded Li-Ion batteries fit in the […]

Prepping for Bow Hunting

Prepping for Bow Hunting

Hopefully you had a successful hunt last year, or at the least, had some fun out in the woods. If you are anything like me, once the season is over all your gear ends up in a state of chaos. Regardless of whether you are a seasoned hunter, or just starting out, these tips can […]

Hunting report: Learning the hard way

Hunting report: Learning the hard way

Day 1 This is the first year that I tried hunting Elk with a bow. I was surprised at just how different it was to deer hunting. Elk are always on the move, eventually they may circle back to an area they use, but you need to be much more active to find them. So […]

SOG Wood & Bone Saw: First impressions

SOG Wood & Bone Saw: First impressions

First I just wanted to take a minute to thank the crew at the Loadout Room for allowing me to take a few months off writing while I attended Fire Academy. Recently I decided I wanted to start volunteering in my community and the academics, and academy really took about all the free time I […]

Vorn Equipment Lynx hunting pack

Vorn Equipment Lynx hunting pack

Vorn Equipment of Stavanger, Norway has quietly been releasing some fantantiske rifle packs.  When I received their Lynx  hunting pack a few months ago, I had positive initial impressions.  Now, I’ve had the Lynx for long enough to really test it out and get a feel for how it performs. Vorn’s Lynx is a 12 to 20 liter […]

Disruptive Environments 762 heavy chest rig

Disruptive Environments 762 heavy chest rig

As I continue to build my SR 762 from Ruger (.308) I decided to acquire a chest rig (see the first article in the build series here). I have a plate carrier already (which this rig can attach to), but I wanted something lightweight I could use while hunting with this platform (WA a .308 […]

An Army Rangers loadout for hog hunting

An Army Rangers loadout for hog hunting

As tradition demands, when a man decides to get married his best man must take him somewhere to celebrate. We had a few ideas but finally settled on Texas. Why Texas? Well hog hunting of course. Greig had always wanted to go (so have I), and I had a Ranger buddy who lived in the area who could […]

Bowhunting Deer in Washington State

Bowhunting season is right around the corner. Make your preparations now. My previous hunting season started off in the rain. I was disappointed. I enjoyed the evenings sitting in front of a fire, relaxing after a long day hunting. However, the disappointment quickly evaporated as I was presented with my first opportunity at a deer […]