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Technology in hunting - When not to use it -
posted 1 week ago
You know what Chris? I should have framed that internet piece a bit different. Thank you for bringing this up. While I still agree with what I said overall, I shouldn't have focused just on folks that create content, as it is something that happens all across the board. The only reason I went that route was because those are the photos and such that usually get the most eyes on them. Thanks again and I wish you the best of luck in the future.
Thanks for your input Christopher. I see where you are coming from. What I was getting at in that section was someone denying themselves the satisfaction of figuring stuff out, rather than just swiping a spot from a photo. No matter what I say, I know it will still happen. I'm merely trying to get folks to ask themselves some questions. I love that feeling when the puzzle pieces start coming together and I actually figure something out about a certain spot. As far as the information on the internet, I was referring to what some people did with said information. To actually go through the efforts of trying to find where someone was hunting, so then they could go there? All the while, they could be researching spots on their own and learning country, whether that is on foot or via google earth. I feel like one is going to learn more during the whole process if they take the steps to get there. It's also a respect thing. If you told me that you were going to be hunting at a certain canyon intersection, do you think I would go in there while you were hunting? I would never do that. With that being said though, these are public lands and all of us have a right to be on them. When someone posts up a big scenery shot, they are accepting this. In some of the shows we watch on the internet or TV, some folks will go to great lengths to not show exactly where they are. I've heard of people driving to a different location to take scenery shots and then hunting in a different area for the video. People parking their rigs at a different trailhead than they intend on using. That kind of sucks, but it's the nature of the beast I suppose. I really appreciate you voicing your opinion man, and again, I see where you are coming from. It's great to know that we can discuss things like this in a mature way. I want people to head out and have the time of their lives whether that is on the east coast or the west coast. I would never wish shame on someone for coming out and doing the things I do. Hopefully, I was clear with my message. Good luck to you Chris.
8 easy ways to improve your glassing sessions -
posted 1 week ago
Thanks Nate! So cool to hear you got to glass up some coues! Quality optics make a load of difference! Sounds like you had a good hunt! Good luck to you in the future out there!
How to build a layering system -
posted 2 weeks ago
Chris hit the nail on the head. This stuff is definitely an investment, but so worth it. I was on budget as well when starting out and I just got things here and there. Maybe one year I would get some base layers, then the next I'd pick up a good insulation piece. After a bit, i had a full kit and never looked back.
The actual jacket that I mention in this piece(uncompaghre puffy) I would not consider quiet. However, I have heard different about the Sanctuary. More insulation made for the whitetail guys. What I like to do if I am super concerned about noise is stay away from a puffy like jacket. I will run something like the Wick, Kiln, and Klameth. The new Klameth from FL is fleece and DEAD quiet. All of the merino layers are dead quiet as well. They actually just came out with a thicker line of base layers for colder weather too. Merino X. If I needed another layer, I would FOR SURE check out the Catalyst jacket. Also, a very quiet piece in my opinion. Hope that helps man!