Author: LisaDeming

Rangefinding Binoculars Field Review

By Michael Deming and Staff Twenty-five years ago, I purchased my first rangefinder. It looked a lot like a Kodak 110 camera which only a few of you reading this will understand what I’m talking about. The concept of turning a dial to make the images come into alignment which provided you a yardage sounds a bit archaic and I wouldn’t even consider it very accurate. It could have also been that my archery equipment was barely breaking the 200 feet per second barrier at the time or maybe it just wasn’t a very refined system. Regardless, you had...

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Video Product Review: Pyro Putty

One of the key survival skills is the ability to quickly and efficiently light a fire. There are a million tools for this purpose, from wax-soaked makeup pads, to cotton balls and petroleum jelly, to dryer lint. But each of them has limitations and they are usually only useful as tinder for making fire. Pyro Putty changes all of that. Pyro Putty works by using a wicking action to pull the fuel source, a proprietary blend of flammable oils, up a wick made of fibers. The two are mixed together and placed into a tin for easy transport and...

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Fishful Thinker: Control Freak

I have to admit it; I’m a control freak. I want to be in total control at all times and I’ve been known to micro-manage those around me as well. Do you know what? It’s a good thing. How could that attitude possibly be a good thing? Because I’m a fisherman and in fishing and life, being in control is a very good thing. Now, before you dismiss my viewpoint as that of jerk, let me explain what I mean by control as it relates to a few aspects of fishing and furthermore, how it will help you catch...

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Video Product Review: Kenetrek Mountain Extreme Non-Insulated Boots

Made for rugged terrain where sheep like to live, the Kenetrek Mountain Extreme boots will provide serious protection, excellent traction and all-day comfort in warm weather environs. Made in Italy, for hiking in the rocky terrain of the Alps, the Kenetrek Mountain Extremes feature a full leather upper, a wrap-around full rubber rand, heavy lug K-Talon outsoles, single piece vamp, swiveling hardware, plenty of padding and nylon flex points. The real secret to the protection of the Kenetrek Mountain boots is the solid nylon foot insert that runs the full length of the boot. This rigid midsole not only...

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Video Product Review: Vortex HD Fury 5000 Rangefinding Binos

The rangefinder and binocular combination in one single unit is far superior to having both a binocular and a rangefinder. This is obviously a personal opinion, but when you spend hundreds of days a year in the field, you get to establish a pretty solid foundation of what works best in nearly every situation. This new Vortex Fury HD 5000 is a great quality set of optics and a beefed-up rangefinder which is going to get you ranges out to a couple miles. We will cover all of this more in our video review. From a binocular standpoint, the...

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