Gear Reviews


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 […]

Rambling Review – TFO Finesse Series 7’9” 3 weight

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Rambling Review – Temple Fork Outfitters Lefty Kreh Finesse Series 7’9” 3 weight Why? I first fell into fly fishing through a bubble and a fly, but shortly after, I inherited my grandfather’s old 5 weight Fenwick. After 6 months or so on Arizona’s small streams, I started looking for a small stream rod that […]

Rambling Review – The Orvis River Guard™ Ultralight Wading Boot with EcoTraX Soles

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Rambling Review – The Orvis River Guard™ Ultralight Wading Boot with EcoTraX Soles Why? I recently upgraded my felt soled Henry Fork II wading boots which were completely devoid of felt from the miles of walking that I had put on them. I found my way back to Orvis and upgraded to the new River […]