Why We Love Recon Bags – A Review Three Years In the Making (Video)

recon bag review

If you’re the kind of adventurer who’s HQ is a tent whether hunting, scouting, or just having fun discovering what you can find over the next ridge, you need a sleeping bag. For about three years of adventures now, I’ve Continue reading Why We Love Recon Bags – A Review Three Years In the Making (Video)

Like a Video Game! Rookie Texas Dove Combat for this Rocky Mountain Girl!

Womens dove hunt

How many of you know, when you are invited by SHWAT™ to join a Remington Outdoor Company dove hunt on a ranch in Texas, you go? Never mind the fact that you’re pretty much exclusively a big game hunter. Or Continue reading Like a Video Game! Rookie Texas Dove Combat for this Rocky Mountain Girl!

Hundreds of Hogs – Real World Hunting with the Trijicon EO REAP-IR

REAP-IR REVIEW

It’s the Friday before Labor Day and with the family in tow, we start the 2.5 hour trek west to the farm. This can mean only one thing… Labor Day Hog Hunting. Years ago, Labor Day weekend was when we Continue reading Hundreds of Hogs – Real World Hunting with the Trijicon EO REAP-IR

PSA: Win 2 2018 Custom Jeep Wranglers from Extreme Terrain!

jeep giveaway

Consider this a PSA post SHWAT™ Team (it’s not our giveaway): What does a well known off road aftermarket company have to do with SHWAT™ and you? On the one hand maybe nothing. On the other hand, they are giving Continue reading PSA: Win 2 2018 Custom Jeep Wranglers from Extreme Terrain!

Take These Everywhere! Princeton Tec Helix Backcountry and Basecamp Light Reviews

Basecamp and Backcountry light review

If you’re into the outdoors – hunting, scouting, camping, overland adventuring – you end up in the dark. Without lights, you stumble around, drop ammo that never gets recovered, loose your hearing protection, trip over a backpack and knock your Continue reading Take These Everywhere! Princeton Tec Helix Backcountry and Basecamp Light Reviews

Hog Sniping with Suppressed Subsonic .308 Bolt Actions and Maker Bullets

308 subsonic hog hunting

You know the often used movie scene where the shooter mounts a silencer to a rifle, aims, then gets a too-good-to-be-true muffled pop as the gun fires while the bullet miraculously flies 500 yards or so taking down the target? Continue reading Hog Sniping with Suppressed Subsonic .308 Bolt Actions and Maker Bullets

Part 2: 72 Hours – 458 SOCOM DRAWS BLOOD

458 SOCOM DEER HUNT

Have you ever gone through the exercise of writing down the time you’ve spent in preseason preparation? How about the sum of hours spent on ballistics testing, range work and gun/gear prep? It’s daunting and my wife thinks I’m crazy! Continue reading Part 2: 72 Hours – 458 SOCOM DRAWS BLOOD

Slap-Tap-Tickle – The Sensational Semantics of Shooters

The Sensational Semantics of Shooters

With the test range tied up for a local competition, time on the computer this weekend increased. It’s a blessing and a curse, as while some of what’s on Social Media is interesting and useful, most is meaningless drivel. Mind Continue reading Slap-Tap-Tickle – The Sensational Semantics of Shooters

Hunting Saves Millions of Lives (Not to Mention Species!)

hunting is good for the environment

No need to convince me that hunting is good for people and good for the planet. But, still, this NSSF study is an eye opener for me. Allow me to revisit the first part of my opening line, “Hunting is Continue reading Hunting Saves Millions of Lives (Not to Mention Species!)

The Difference Definitely Matters: Training vs. Practice

Training vs. Practice

  I am often asked, “What’s the difference between training and practice, isn’t it the same thing?” While the answer is an unequivocal “No,” it remains a very misunderstood difference, especially given the bombardment of “training” options offered these days. Continue reading The Difference Definitely Matters: Training vs. Practice