firearm hunting strategy

Episode 6 – Firearm Hunting Strategy

Firearm Hunting Strategy In this episode of the DIY Sportsman Podcast, Garrett and Boswell talk about firearms deer hunting. Garrett grew up hunting the annual 9 day season in Wisconsin which occurs after the rut, and recently started participating in the Minnesota gun season, which is timed during the heat of the rut. Boswell doesn’t […]

Fourth Arrow Mod

DIY Fourth Arrow Run and Gun Shoulder Base

I’m a big fan of the Fourth Arrow Camera arm, which I’ve used for over a year now for self filming my hunts. I did a review on the carbon arm here: Fourth Arrow Review Link Here is a link to the Fourth Arrow camera arm on Amazon (affiliate link): http://amzn.to/2xRu6LP There were a couple […]

diy tarp

DIY Tarp Build – Ultralight Membrane Silpoly

This is a DIY Tarp that I build specifically for hammock camping in 3 season use. However, the square tarp design is a very versatile one, and it can be pitched in many different ways on the ground with trekking poles. I went with Membrane Silpoly for a material from Ripstop by the Roll. It […]

DIY climbing sticks

DIY Climbing Sticks – Ultralight [Video]

I finally decided to build a set of legitimate climbing sticks. This DIY project was intended to put my ideal set of features into a climbing stick. It is similar to a Lone Wolf in that it uses Lone Wolf V-brackets and a modified versa button; however, it uses a double step design, with two […]

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 […]

LED ice fishing

How to Add LED Lights to your Ice Fishing House

This video shows how to add LED lights to your portable ice fishing sled. I first go over materials and basic skills required, then explain exactly how I wired my personal set-up. The idea is that you will be able to take the knowledge to customize your own LED lighting set-up. You can power these […]

how to film hunts

How to Film Hunts

This instructional series on how to film hunts is designed to help raw beginners as well as those with a basic understanding of video equipment and terminology. The series is broken into 10 segments: 1) How Cameras Work 2) What type of Camera? 3) Camera Lenses 4) Supports & Audio Gear 5) Camera Functions and […]

vaporized hunting scent

The Power of Vaporized Hunting Scent

A new style of using scents for hunting has emerged, and the science suggests that it might be more effective than anything hunters have used in the past. In the past, debates on hunting scent, be-it cover scent, food, urine or estrous scent, have focused on the source of the scent and its baseā€¦ oil […]

hunting public land

10 Tips for Hunting Public Land – with Sean’s Outdoor Adventures

I teamed up with Sean McVeigh from Sean’s Outdoor Adventures. Our goal was to bring up a list of 10 tips that we find useful for hunting public land. Five of the ten tips are in the first video below. The other five tips are in the second video. I have a link to Sean’s […]

Feather burner

DIY Feather Burner for Traditional Archery

Feather burners are the most versatile method of shaping feathers for arrow fletching. A commercial feather burner costs about $150 new, but old transformers can pull an appropriate amount of power out of the wall to make your own burner. Train transformers work great, and old models are all over the used market. I prefer […]