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Outdoorsmans Pack System Review

July 28, 2012 in Backpack Reviews, Outdoorsmans

Who would have thought that Mexican beer, British gin, and a tough mountain lion hunt would play a major role in the development of the only full-featured, external frame hunting pack made in America? But after each fruitless day of trailing lions, Floyd Green and Dale Evans sat around the fire, scheming to make the ultimate hunting pack. Coincidentally, they were the perfect pair, combining their decades of carrying packs in the field with Floyd’s years of experience in the hunting gear industry and Dale’s expertise in polypropylene engineering. After a solid week of brainstorming, the Outdoorsmans Pack System concept [...]

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Backpacking Safety Essentials

July 28, 2012 in Backpacking Advice, Tips and Safety

Backpacking is a passion that has over the years gained a strong fan base among people from all walks of life from fitness enthusiasts, to adventurers seeking to try something new, to hunters looking to get into spots few others can. It can make for a very rewarding experience both physically and psychologically as you challenge yourself and push your body to new heights. However, a regularly ignored part of any successful trip is backpacking safety. This entails ensuring that the various aspects of backpacking that touch on your safety are well accounted for. Below are some things you should [...]

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Outdoorsmans Pack System

July 28, 2012 in Backpack Reviews, Outdoorsmans

In this video, Cody from the Outdoorsmans explains the pack system custom designed by the Outdoorsmans to meet the needs of the backpacking hunter.

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Early Season Backpacking Gear List

July 27, 2012 in Backpacking Advice, Tips and Safety, Featured

I’m kind of a chart guy I guess. The chart I built for this article is my biggest so far – maybe too big – but it has it all; every single gizmo and gadget that I stuff into my pack as I head into the backcountry on a typical weeklong early-season elk hunt. By “early season” I mean August and September. (Scroll down and click on the image to view the entire list!) This is the list that over a decade of backpack elk hunting has brought me to. As you’ll see, there are many things I take along [...]

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Steven Rinella and the Outdoorsmans Pack System

July 27, 2012 in Backpack Reviews, Featured

Join Steven Rinella from The Meat Eater as he discusses the Outdoorsmans pack system in his Gear Tips segment.

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7 Steps to Better Backpacking – Backpack Hunting Tips

July 26, 2012 in Backpacking Advice, Tips and Safety, Featured

 By Nate Simmons In my backpacking column, we spend a lot of time talking about very specific things. While these are all very important, sometimes it’s nice to back away from it and think about the simple, big picture items to keep in mind at all times when backpack hunting; things that can quickly make or break a hunt no matter how much preparation you have done. Here are seven backpack hunting tips to always keep at the forefront of your mind. 1.    Keep Your Feet Dry Nothing has the ability to destroy a backpack hunt like blisters, and one [...]

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Advanced Backpack Hunting Strategies – Weight Issues

July 26, 2012 in Backpacking Advice, Tips and Safety, Featured

By Nate Simmons – Originally Published in Elk Hunter Magazine The two major categories that can most affect a hunter’s ability to make or break his pack weight are 1) clothing, and 2) food. In this article, I’ll cover what my food strategy is for keeping my pack weight under control without starving myself. I do feel the need to state that I’m not a nutritionist, and that hunting season for me is not viewed as a vacation. While I do take fueling my body seriously, I’m not worried about eating food that necessarily tastes awesome. My goal is to pack [...]