3 August, 2018

Non-Resident’s Guide to Hunting Alaska

Check out this article @Rokslide.com!   http://www.rokslide.com/non-residents-guide-to-hunting-alaska/ Non-Resident’s Guide to Hunting Alaska!! Alaska is an amazing place to live, hunt, and recreate.  However, the vastness of the state combined with remote locations and unique terrain poses a challenge for those new to the Last Frontier.  If your dream has been to hunt in Alaska don’t let this discourage you. Despite Alaska’s “pucker factor,” even a cheechako can successfully tackle Alaska and succeed.  Here are a few tips to help you get started.

19 April, 2016

First Aid for the Backcountry, Part 2 – Nice to Haves, Basecamp

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First Aid for the Backcountry, Part 2 In Part 1, First Aid Must Haves, Shane Daniels highlighted a list of must have components for a backcountry first aid kit. In this article Shane dives into a variety of “nice to have” items. Later this summer I will follow up with a video highlighting my personal first aid kit. It will incorporate insight from Shane’s articles, reader responses, and my personal experiences. Hopefully this information will expand your knowledge of first

20 March, 2016

Building a Hunting 401k

Building a Hunting 401K Earlier this year I attended the annual Alaskan Chapter of SCI’s banquet. Saturday of the banquet is usually full of free seminars and skill clinics tailored to hunters. Due to a variety of things I arrived later than I had anticipated. As I wandered the halls looking for the “sheep seminar” I happened to glance into a room and see a great bow shot at an amazing bull elk. It caught my attention and I stopped

11 October, 2015

Gear Repair, Bondic Plastic Welder

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Below is a great article from CampSaver.com.  After reading this article I am going to ad Bondic to my gear repair kit.  Have any of you used Bondic? How did it work for you? Bondic® is a liquid plastic that only hardens when you need it to. You don’t have to worry about applying the liquid perfectly the first time, unlike super glue that hardens almost immediately after you apply it. Bondic® will remain in a liquid form until you

25 September, 2015

Gloves for Hunting

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Gloves for Hunting: Busting brush, crawling over dead falls, scrambling up rocky ravines, inching along ridge lines, knives, weapons, and more..  The list of hazards we face as hunters is no small thing.  They are always there, whether we successfully navigate or them not. Some are minor, some not so much.               If you read my 2015 Sheep Hunt report you are aware of the minor injury I received while sheep hunting. If I

26 July, 2015

Prepared for Disasters – Get Home Bag

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Preppers, Bug Out Bags, Zombies, end of the world, the list goes on and on. However, once you sort through all the hyperbole and hype the underlining essence of the movement is to be prepared. As outdoorsman we wouldn’t dare venture out without being prepared. This article is not about turning you into a prepper, but rather a reminder that common sense is about being prepared. Specifically we will focus on a minimized Bug Out Bag I’ll refer to as

30 June, 2015

Becoming a better Outdoor Consumer, Part 2

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This is part 2 of a series on becoming a better outdoor consumer. Part 1 can be found here: http://remotepursuits.com/2015/06/27/outdoor-consumer-part-1/ Part of what I try to do with gear reviews is provide info that creates an educated follower. Gear can be simple if your hunts are simple, but as the technical requirements of your hunt go up, so do the demands and requirements on both our bodies and our gear. The more remote and difficult the hunt, the greater the

27 June, 2015

Becoming a better Outdoor Consumer, Part 1

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The goal of this series is to walk through the process of brand loyalty, define good, and provide some tips to help make one a better consumer. Let’s face it, hunting can be a high dollar lifestyle. Making educated and efficient expenditures is key. Less dollars spent on gear results in more dollars spent on adventures. If you are reading this article, then more than likely you are exposed to multiple sources of media and influence on a daily basis.

4 February, 2015

Glock 20, 10mm in the Backcountry

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April 11, 2018 Update: I found this article via a thread over on Rokslide. Its a must read if you spend time in bear country. The accounts of the attacks, how they happened, and how they were responded to is great info! Adding to that you get to see a lot of data around the effectiveness of handguns as bear defense tools. https://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2018/02/defense-against-bears-with-pistols-97_25.html I moved to Alaska in 2006 and two things were deemed a must have

21 November, 2014

Purchasing a Pack for Backpack Hunting

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Options... I spend many years searching to find a pack.  I hope that my journey helps you as you search for that perfect pack.  My trouble with packs is that if I get much over 50lbs in them they start to sag off my waist, primarily at the small of my back. I have to constantly crank down on the waist belt and it’s a nagging issue. I have had deal with it