Climbing without Sticks

How to Climb a Tree without Climbing Sticks

Mobile hunting requires a lightweight setup – generally an aluminum tree stand and climbing sticks. Many hunters, especially those who have a long walk to each setup, would prefer something lighter. Some have switched to a tree saddle. With a rock climbing harness, hunters can use some saddle techniques for climbing but still hunt with […]

primos proof 03

Primos Proof 03 Trail Camera Review [Video]

The specs on the Primos Proof 03 trail camera are nothing to laugh about, but the real benefit in my opinion is the simplicity of use. This would be a great camera for someone who’s not technologically savvy and wants something that’s hard to screw up in the field. The advertised specs are listed below: […]

elk hunting gear

Elk Hunting Gear List 2015

Elk hunting gear is an important topic for DIY backpack hunters; not quite as much for the wall tent/outfitter camp types. So what should an elk hunter pack? It certainly varies based on the season. A bowhunter in the 2nd week of September should expect to pack a different shelter and layering system as a […]

Stick Talons

Stick Talons Product Review

Stick Talons were created by a DIY’er, Bryan Landry, aka cbigbear on various hunting forums. His goal was to take the idea of the Lone Wolf stick quiver, but to make something you didn’t need to take off the stand before hanging it. The “Talons” he came up with attach to the stand with either […]

hooyman

Hooyman Extendable Saw Review

I received a couple Hooyman extendable saws to review last year. Many of the places I hunt don’t allow you to trim lanes, so I took a little bit of time to get some real use with the saws in order to make a thorough review and give an honest opinion on them. I have […]

One Stick Climbing Method

One Stick Climbing Method | Hunting Video

The one stick climbing method for hanging a tree stand has some major advantages over using three or four sticks to hang your tree stand. You save a significant amount of weight, have less gear to potentially make noise, and aren’t limited to any tree height. I could easily go 35 feet up into a […]

Deer Hunting Gear

Deer Hunting Gear List and Setup

Deer hunting gear is an important topic… at least it should be. However, my gear list differs quite a bit from what you might expect to hear from a typical outdoor professional. No grunt tube, doe bleat, estrous scent, rattling antlers, wind checker, decoy – the list goes on. All of those types of items […]

Lone Wolf Rope Modification

Lone Wolf Rope Modification | No Buckle

Lone Wolf Climbing Rope and Tree Stand Modification: The strap and buckle that comes with the Lone Wolf climbing sticks and tree stand can be noisy due to the metal buckle. My last video showed how to silence the buckles, but is there a better way? And is there a lighter way? How to Silence […]

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Tree Stand Silencing Tips | DIY Video

How to silence a tree stand, climbing sticks, and buckles… Instead of blindly adding silencing material to a tree stand system, try to replicate noise as it could occur during use to find and eliminate the root cause. I use Stealth Strips, a product by stealth outdoors, rubber bicycle tubing, and have used felt and […]

Deeper Fishfinder

Ultimate Deeper Fishfinder Review | Ice Fishing

Ice fishing sonar technology has come a long way. First flashers became popular, then competition pushed them to get better and better. Some models even allow the addition of underwater cameras. One of the newest fish finder technologies to come about is smartphone and tablet compatible sonars. These devices are tiny, and they send a […]