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 […]

tree stand

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 […]

reflex deflex longbow

How to Build a Reflex Deflex Longbow (Hybrid Longbow)

The video shows how I built my reflex deflex longbow (hybrid longbow) step by step. I’ve shot compound bows since I was 14, when my dad first took me bowhunting. First I shot a $50 garage sale bow, then a nice Hoyt, followed by a nice Bowtech which I still own. But there has always […]

lighted arrow nocks

DIY Practice Lighted Arrow Nocks

Do you use lighted arrow nocks? They add weight which can change your trajectory slightly, but did you know it also stiffens your arrows dynamic spine in this case? it’s not usually a huge deal unless you’re not tuned well to begin with. If you’re like me however and want to have confidence that your […]

Camera Sensor Cleaning

Camera Sensor Cleaning/Maintenance

As important as camera care is for photographers and videographers in normal conditions (i.e. studios, sidewalks, gymnasiums), it is arguably more important for those who take their work outdoors. Interchangeable lens cameras really open the door for particles to get on the sensor, no matter how quickly or carefully you change the lens, and camera […]

Camera extension arm

$9 DIY Camera Extension Arm

Instead of buying an adjustable camera extension arm (or Selfie Stick) for your action cam, consider if making one will work instead! Obviously this isn’t telescoping, but I don’t need a telescoping pole for my needs. Infinite adjustability is more important to me. To reinforce the endcap, glue it onto the pole. PVC adhesive would […]

Public Land 8 Point Buck | Strategy Video Included!

Deer hunting on public land, during the opening day of Wisconsin’s 2014 Gun Deer Season. I was fortunate to bag an 8 point buck first thing in the morning. I’ve hunted here 3 out of the past 4 firearm seasons, and have seen at least one 8 point buck each time. A common strategy has […]

DIY Camera “Steadicam”

Based off of the Frugal Filmmaker’s DIY steadicam, so I don’t go over the whole how-to. Rather, I give my personal tweak to the design. This allows me to carry a tripod which doubles as a DIY steadicam, rather than a tripod and a separate merlin style DIY steadicam, such as the Frugal Filmmaker’s PVC […]

climbing stick modification

DIY Climbing Stick Modification | “Webbing Stirrups”

A DIY tip to climb trees higher, faster, and lighter when using climbing sticks. I have now been using this climbing stick modification for three years; I used to have one stirrup on my bottom stick. Now I put them on three sticks, and I’m able to climb 90% of my trees with ~4.5lb carrying […]