Rambling Reviews

Rambling Review: GSI Outdoors Halulite MicroDualist


Rambling Review – GSI Outdoors Halulite MicroDualist Why: Everyone is looking for that all in one cooking setup that is lightweight and packable. My wife and I often backpack together and so some of the smaller solo systems do not fit our needs.  We have been using the GSI Outdoors Halulite MicroDualist for the past […]

Rambling Review – Atlas 12 Series Snowshoes


Rambling Review – Atlas 12 Series Snowshoes Why: I live in Arizona. It’s hot. Believe it or not though, we get some serious snow in the high country that shuts down some of my favorite streams. For the past several years, I have resigned myself to fishing some of the local carp ponds and scooting […]

Rambling Review: Motorola Talkabout 2-Way Radios


Rambling Review – Motorola Talkabout 2-Way Radios (Model # MT352PR) Why: Communication in the field is absolutely essential. I spend a good portion of October through February, chasing Gambel’s quail through the rugged Sonoran desert and when hunting with a buddy, it is critical to stay in contact with each other for safety and success on […]

Rambling Review – Thunderhorn Boa Quiver


Rambling Review – Thunderhorn Boa Quiver Why: Every archer needs an efficient and quiet way to carry their arrows into the field. Most compound archers carry their arrows in a side quiver, but traditional archery shooters are a quirky bunch who tinker with back quivers, belt quivers, and a variety of quivers that attach to […]

Rambling Review: Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener


Rambling Review – Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener Why: Every outdoorsman requires his tools to perform at their highest level. This means keeping knives, broadheads, fishhooks and everything else with an blade razor sharp. I will be the first to admit that I have always struggled with honing a sharp edge on my knives and […]

Rambling Review – The Filson Pro Guide Strap Vest


Rambling Review – The Filson Pro Guide Strap Vest Why: As with fly fishing or big game hunting, every outdoorsman is on a quest for the most comfortable and convenient way to carry their gear in and out of the field. The Arizona desert is home to Gambel’s quail who are my quarry for a good part of […]

Rambling Review – G.Loomis Eastfork Fly Reel


Rambling Review – G.Loomis East Fork Reel   Why: Having been through my share of disappointing reels, I started looking for a nicer reel for my 5 weight. Most of the fly fishing that I do is on mid size rivers and streams, where a smooth drag can come in very handy. After a bit […]

Rambling Review: Cabela’s Stowaway 6 Fly Rod


Rambling Review – Cabela’s Stowaway 6 Fly Rod Why: I was looking for a backup 5 weight that I could easily transport, wether just throwing it in a pack for a backcountry trip or packing it into luggage for plane ride back to NY. Four piece fly rods are plentiful, but trying to find a […]