Shapeoko 3xl

New CNC Router – Shapeoko 3XL

I’ve invested in a new tool for the garage, a CNC Router. The Shapeoko 3XL from Carbide3d allows me to carve intricate and repeatable shapes from wood, plastic, and soft metal like aluminum. In the video, I overview some of the learning obstacles I needed to overcome, and explain my basic workflow and work holding […]

Trigger stick

Primos Trigger Stick Review – Short Tripod

I’ve been using the Primos Trigger sticks (tripod version) for the past year and have developed an opinion on their usefulness as both a shooting rest and a miscellaneous tripod. As a shooting rest, they work every bit as well as you’d expect them too. They are expensive, yet, they are really your only option […]

Fourth Arrow Rex

Fourth Arrow Rex Arm Review

The Fourth Arrow Rex Arm is a $79 extension that mounts onto any standard tripod with a 3/8″ thread. It allows the user to swing a camera in a 360 degree loop in order to see around blind spots when hunting out of a ground blind. Interestingly, it can also be used by left handed […]

Deer Hunting Clothing

Deer Hunting Clothing Review 2017

This is a thorough review of all of the deer hunting clothing I wore (also used scouting and spring turkey hunting this year). Some of the clothing I’ve been using for several years now. Some of the clothing I had bought new for 2016-2017. Overall, my clothing is a mix of Cabelas brand and First […]

Deeper Pro+

Deeper Pro+ Shore Fishing Thoughts

In this video, I’m giving some brief thoughts on how a smart sonar like the Deeper Pro Plus is able to give an edge to shore fishermen, particularly those who fish areas without well mapped lakes or streams. Here’s a link to a video review of the Deeper Pro+ with an ice fishing focus: Deeper […]

Deeper Pro

Deeper Pro+ Review – Ice Fishing

The Deeper Pro Plus is the top of the line smart phone fish finder from Deeper. This unit communicates with your smart phone or tablet using WiFi. This review focuses on ice fishing, specifically looking at features like signal delay, interference, display modes, battery life, target separation, and overall usability. Here’s a link to the […]

Pierce Platinum

Gold Tip Pierce Platinum Arrow Review

I have over a year’s worth of use with the Gold Tip Pierce Platinum arrows now and have taken three deer with them. This review is a hunter’s perspective of how well the arrows work relative to standard diameter arrows, in terms of accuracy, penetration, and toughness. The MSRP price for the arrows is $194.99/dozen, […]

climbing sticks

Episode 2 – Climbing Sticks Podcast

Climbing Sticks – Podcast Discussion In Episode 2 of the DIY Sportsman Podcast on The Sportsmen’s Nation Podcast Network, Garrett and Boudreaux dive into their vast experience using and testing climbing sticks. They discuss the pros and cons of various models on the market, spanning the range from “top of the line” climbing sticks to […]