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Just Because You’re Hunting Grounds are Full of Flat Ag Fields Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Need to Be In Shape.

 

If you are a follower of HuntingFit.com then you know that fitness plays a huge role in my daily life as well as many of my hunts.  A lot of this dedication and preparation stems from my love of hunting in the mountains.  When you’re in the bush for a week at elevation you’ve got to be ready if you want to be successful.  I realize that many of you reading this get that aspect of being physically fit for those types of hunts, but what about some of the supposedly less strenuous hunts out there?  Here are two examples of what would normally be considered fairly straight forward hunts (not easy,  just not as physically demanding in their design) that I was very thankful I had the strength and stamina to produce a favorable outcome.  Continue Reading…

 

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The ER310 Was One of the First Things I Had Ready for Hurricane Harvey.

 

Living in the middle of the disaster called Hurricane Harvey I have a new found respect for emergency preparedness.  Mainly because I thought I was prepared…I really wasn’t.  While I did take precautions and had the appropriate rations to keep my family safe and alive there were certain aspects of a dire emergency I had not taken into account.  I won’t go into all my personal struggles as many were far worse off than I was but I do want to take a minute and tell you a little about one of the items that I did have on hand during this devastating event.  One of the first things I dug out and had ready to go as the impending storm approached was the ER310 Emergency Radio from Midland. Continue Reading…

 

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We’re All Busy but We Also Have Goals(photo courtesy of blastmedia.com)

 

It’s nearing the end of August and you’ve got a late September or October hunt approaching fast.  You’ve been maintaining a pseudo active lifestyle but you want to kick it up a notch so that you hit the slopes in top form.  You’re also working 40+ hours and have responsibilities at home that take precedence over all else.  What do you do?  Get rid of wasted space in your workout.   Work your body efficiently and timely to maximize your gains and reduce the required workout time.   Continue Reading…

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What is one of the most important things you have to have during your workouts?  It’s gotta be good tunes!!!!!  In all my life I can rarely remember not having music playing while in the weight room or while running.  Of course that has progressed from a boom box and Walkman back in the day to streaming music now.  Along with those improvements came advancements in the ways we listen to music.  I would like to introduce you to my current method of getting my melodies, Decibullz.   Continue Reading…

In todays high tech, extremely competitive hunting gear market it’s often hard to keep up with all the constant improvements being made.  With that being said I covered a few of my favorite boots earlier this year from the ATA show (Danner and Lacrosse) as well as the premium offering from onX.  I wanted to go back and give you all a few updates. Continue Reading…

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The Bent Over Row is a Great Chance to Strengthen Your Back and Core (Photo courtesy of fitnessandpower.com).

I’d like to throw another exercise at you to mix into your training regimen, the bent over row.  I added this one about a year ago to complement all the pushups I was trying to do. This goes to the equal and opposite principle when using weights to keep your physic balanced.  However, it goes way beyond that. Continue Reading…

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If You’ve Never Used a Replaceable Blade Knife then the Wiebe Arctic Fox is a Knife You’ve Gotta Try.

All my life one thing that hunting season meant was sharpening knives.  Yes, there is a ton of other stuff to do in preparation for season but one extremely important tool that I always had on hand was a sharp knife.  I’ve found a couple brands that I’ve stuck too over the years and have used folding and fixed blades both.  I’ve used stones and ceramic sharpeners and even recently got an electrical belt type sharpener.  I have to admit though I had never used one of the replaceable blade knives that have somewhat recently joined the scene.  Fortunately for me I was introduced to Wiebe Knives who happen to have several different replaceable blade cutting tools to choose from.  Specifically I tested out the Arctic Fox and was impressed with my first foray into simply replacing my blade rather than sharpening it.   Continue Reading…

 

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Got a Hill to Climb?  You Better Be Ready Flatlander!!!

 

So you’ve got a mountain hunt planned but you live on a table top of topography.  The clock is ticking and you’ve got to be able to reach that high ridge in time to cut the approaching elk off.  What can you do to be ready?  While there are a million ways to train I wanted to share a couple cheap options that anyone can have access to.  If you live in a vertically challenged environment then take a look at these and consider adding them to your training regimen. Continue Reading…

 

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YETI Coolers Lived Up to All the Hype and then Kept Going.

I never realized how much I needed a high performing cooler until I had one.  For most of my life I have gotten by with just about every cheap cooler you can imagine.  None lasted for long and certainly didn’t keep ice for extended periods of time.  I’ve even spent a little more on some there were supposedly better but was still left disappointed.  It all changed when I was introduced to YETI Coolers.  You’ve heard of YETI, but have you ever used one?  I have, then I went and got more.  It wasn’t because there was anything wrong with the Hopper 30 I reviewed, but because it was amazing at keeping things cold and with the active lifestyle I live I could use a few more in my life!  This review will cover my experiences with the Tundra 50 and Flip 12. Continue Reading…

 

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Its Has Been A Busy Yet Very Rewarding Last Three Months

 

While it appears to be a slow time of year for us hunters I would argue that there is way more opportunity than most realize.  Case in point I was excited for a slow down this Spring so I could actually start pumping out some content.  Well, if you follow the page, you’ll agree with me that it did not happen.  So I wanted to take today to let you know that while I haven’t been writing I have indeed been gathering some great content to share with you and have some exciting things forthcoming. Continue Reading…