Hunting Gear


Rambling Review – Browning Pursuit Jacket

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Rambling Review – Browning Pursuit Jacket Why: Even though Arizona is a desert, we still get some fairly serious weather that rolls through the mesas and canyons in our later season hunts. Mornings can start below freezing and the wind can make it feel so much colder. As I started my search for the right […]

Rambling Review – Fox Breed Recurve

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Rambling Review – Fox Breed Recurve Why: I grew up shooting a compound bow and more or less fell out of hunting during my later highschool and early college years. Once I moved to Arizona, a good friend of mine turned me on to traditional archery. He had a number of different recurves that I […]

Rambling Review – Swarovski Binocular Tripod Adapter

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Rambling Review – Swarovski Binocular Tripod Adapter Why: Hunting in the West requires a decent pair of binoculars and often times long hours of glassing hillsides in search of your quarry. For a boy raised in the Northeast where all you have to do is find the wind and plop yourself down next to a […]

Rambling Review – Garmin Etrex H GPS Unit

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Rambling Review – Garmin Etrex H GPS Unit Why: In short, I don’t like getting lost. When I moved to Arizona the new big country was very daunting and I always had a sick feeling in my stomach as I watched the truck get smaller and smaller the farther I walk away.  Specifically, quail hunting […]

Rambling Review – Nikon Monarch 10×42 Binoculars

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Rambling Review – Nikon Monarch 10×42 Binoculars Why: Growing up in Pennsylvania and New York and hunting the deer that populated those woods is much different than hunting the higher desert landscape of Arizona. I quickly learned that just finding a well worn Pennsylvania deer trail and plopping myself down beside it was not going […]

Rambling Review – Jetboil Flash Java Kit

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Rambling Review – Jetboil: Flash Java Kit Cooking System Why? With all my outdoor wanderings, many nights can find me trying to stay warm in a tent or the bed of my truck. I can do without a lot of civilized amenities when fishing or hunting comes into the equation. Unfortunately, one necessity I take […]

Rambling Review – Cabela’s Upland II Vest

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Rambling Review – Cabela’s Upland II Vest Why? I have been hunting quail in Arizona for quite a few years now and when I first started I would chase after these birds with a small backpack that contained some water and a GPS. This backpack served me well until I started being successful and actually […]

Rambling Review – Cabela’s Outfitter’s Wooltimate Windshear Vest

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Rambling Review – Cabela’s Outfitter’s Wooltimate Windshear Vest Why? Hunting in Arizona exposes the hunter to a wide range of temperatures. On a cool morning, temps can be hovering near the freezing mark and by noon be back up into the 50’s and 60’s. In my opinion, a quality vest is essential for layering in […]