Posts tagged Hunting
3 Reasons You Should Consider Quitting Camouflage

 

I'm quitting camouflage and for good reason.  It won't be an overnight change, but rather a slow and steady reduction of new purchases emblazoned with the newest and most fancy patterns on the market.  I've boiled this decision down into 3 main reasons covering areas of cost, marketing, and options.  There's also a bonus round I've tossed in at the end that helps explain how deer vision works.   

 

 

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Backcountry Problems are REAL Problems

Backcountry problems are REAL problems.  I came to the realization on a recent backpacking trip that the problems we face in the backcountry have far more weight to them than the ones we tend to make for ourselves in our daily lives.  I think it's important to cherish these problems - big or small - and accept them head on.  For me, they help to baseline myself again and restore in my brain what REAL problems really are.

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Social media is full of incredible photography, daring adventurers, and beautiful people from all over the world who have a tendency to significantly dwarf my backcountry experiences.  I admit, I sometimes find myself getting caught up in comparing myself to others and when I do, I force myself to take a look around and re-adjust my vision.   While I think it's great to be inspired and motivated by these social media adventurers, I think it's equally important to keep everything in perspective.

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Making the Switch to Traditional Archery

I didn't know it at the time, but I wasn't getting what I needed out of shooting a compound bow.  No matter how much I would shoot, nothing seemed to excite me about it until I got it in my head that maybe I needed to change it up and try a traditional bow.  Just a handful of arrows later and I was hooked.  

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Joe Rogan, Donnie Vincent, and My Unexpected Turmoil Over Hunting

Up until a just a couple of years ago, I never once questioned whether hunting was an ethical thing to do or not.  Though I'd continue to obsess over the coming seasons and the adventures that await, I would begin to ask myself if it was really that necessary to make such an effort to kill a wild animal when I could very well just go to the store for meat.  This is my story of redefining what it means to hunt and why I continue to do it year after year.

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Common Backpacking Misconceptions

I've come to realize there are more than a few misconceptions out there about backpacking.  I run into a lot of people who when I ask if they have ever been backpacking, they either look at me with that look of "never again" or they tell me they've never been because it's too scary, miserable, or daunting.  I too have fallen victim to backpacking misconceptions but now laugh at my own self when I think of what I once thought backpacking was and wasn’t.

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