Gear Reviews


Rambling Review – Duluth Trading Co. Fire Hose Bootstrapper Briefcase

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Rambling Review – Duluth Trading Co. Fire Hose Bootstrapper Briefcase Why: I recently made the move from education to the steel business. I work as an estimator for a local steel company and couldn’t be happier with the move. I’d been looking for a briefcase/bag to carry to and from the office. It had to […]

Rambling Review – Lowa Renegade LL Mid Boots

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Rambling Review – Lowa Renegade LL Boots Why: I’m a big fan of hiking. Whether hunting, fishing, or putting on a backpack, I like to leave the sounds of civilization, quads, and dirtbikes behind to find country that others don’t typically get to see. My feet end up taking the bulk of the abuse and therefore […]

The Q5 Centerfire Upland Vest

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Last year I spent quite a few days in the original Q5 Bird Hunting Vest designed by Dan Priest. Dan’s extensive quail hunting knowledge and experience led him to build a high quality vest that is manufactured right here in Arizona. This season, he released a new version of the vest called the Centerfire. Although […]

Rambling Review: Columbia Full Flight Chukar Pants

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Rambling Review: Columbia Full Flight Chukar Pants Why: Arizona quail hunting can be a nasty experience. Most everything that God created in the Sonoran desert is trying to stick, scratch, sting, or bite you. So when you’re crashing through washes and the maze of cactus, protection is key. The other wonderful thing about Arizona is […]

Rambling Review – GSI Pinnacle Base Camper Small

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Rambling Review – GSI Pinnacle Base Camper Small Why: Camp cookware can be critical when planning any outdoor trip. Although there is a time and place for backpacking and traveling light, sometimes when truck camping or feeding a bigger group of people it can be really nice to have cookware that can do a bit more […]

Rambling Review – Rite in the Rain Journal

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Rambling Review – Rite in the Rain Why: So I get that I write a blog and take pictures of fish that I catch, but as my wife will tell you, I have a terrible memory.  So looking back on trips from even last year, I’m a bit fuzzy on the details such as water […]

The Winchester 101 Field – Initial Thoughts

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It’s been a long time coming.  I have been looking at over/under shotguns for quite a long time, all the while, pinching pennies and biding my time. In that several year period, I had too much time to gawk, lust, fondle and sometimes even shoot different guns. I finally pulled the trigger (pun intended) on […]

Rambling Review: WingWorks Upland Vest

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Rambling Review – WingWorks Upland Vest Why: Since moving to Arizona, I spend many weekends from October to February hunting Gambel’s quail. At present, I don’t have a bird dog, so that means that on any given morning I am hiking many miles after running birds. It is imperative that I carry enough water to keep […]