Jeff Lusk’s Gear List for a 3-Day Spring Bear Hunt
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Jeff Lusk (@jefflusky) runs through the gear he packs in his Exo 3500 Pack System for a 3-Day backcountry bear hunt. Jeff’s total pack weight with this gear is 23.6lbs. … Read More

New Gear from ATA, Simplicity, and Answers to Your Questions — Hunt Backcountry Podcast Episode 109
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Steve and Mark are back from the ATA (Archery Trade Association) Show, where they got a chance to shoot all of the new bows for 2018 and see the latest … Read More

3 Free Ways to Lighten Your Pack
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Outside of purchasing something new, no one really talks about how to effectively drop your overall pack weight.  I had the pleasure of hiking over 2000 miles of the Pacific … Read More

First Lite’s Ryan Callaghan — Hunt Backcountry Podcast Episode 75
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You might know Ryan as a part of the First Lite crew. You might know him as a guest on Steven Rinella’s show, Meat Eater. You might know him because … Read More

Beginner Basics Q&A, Part 3 — Hunt Backcountry Podcast Episode 74
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There are no stupid questions. And, hopefully, there are no stupid answers in this Part 3 Q&A episode of the Hunt Backcountry podcast. Mark and Steve tackle a variety of listener … Read More

Analyzing The Ideal Hunting Arrow — Hunt Backcountry Podcast Episode 66
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There are many factors in arrow selection. How do attributes such as spine (static and dynamic), weight, straightness, diameter, materials (carbon, aluminum, hybrids), all come together to make the ideal … Read More

Beginner Basics Q&A, Part 2 — Hunt Backcountry Podcast Episode 64
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There are no stupid questions. And, hopefully, there are no stupid answers in this Part 2 Q&A episode of the Hunt Backcountry podcast. Mark and Steve tackle a variety of … Read More

How To Start Backpack Hunting
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I remember when I was younger, the thought of backpack hunting sounded ridiculous to me.  Obviously, this was because of my lack of education on the matter.  I distinctly recall … Read More

Remote Pursuits in Alaska with Matt Wymer — Hunt Backcountry Podcast Episode 29
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Matt Wymer of RemotePursuits.com grew up hunting in Washington state, but has spent the last 10 years living in and hunting in Alaska.  We speak with Matt about the differences … Read More

Video: Loading an Exo 3500 with Gear, Meat, Cape and Horns
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Here’s a quick video showing how to load up an Exo 3500 out in the field. I had 45lbs of gear in the bag, 55lbs of boned out meat and … Read More