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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2018, 08:56 AM
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Posted By Michael
KifaruCast is doing a very timely series on...

KifaruCast is doing a very timely series on broadheads, with yesterday's first guest being Ironwill Outfitters' Bill Vanderheyden. It was a very interesting discussion and I'm looking forward to the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By Michael
I'm shooting the Mathews HTR Nocam ...

I'm shooting the Mathews HTR Nocam




I don't want to drop much below that, either. I'd like to find a happy medium with a heavy-ish arrow that flies well but still keeps my pin gaps...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,457
Posted By Michael
Congrats on the stag! Soon...;)

Congrats on the stag!

Soon...;)
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By Michael
I'd be happy to consolidate the E&T forum back...

I'd be happy to consolidate the E&T forum back here if that makes you happier. :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,012
Posted By Michael
I'm still working on finalizing a few things to...

I'm still working on finalizing a few things to get a pack weight but other than camera gear I feel like I'm running pretty lean. But, I'm not going without camera gear! ;)
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By Michael
Testing New "Bullets" - GoldTip Pierce

Our buddy Jeff hooked me up with some new, heavier arrows to test ahead of my September elk hunt. I've been shooting 29" Beman ICS Hunter 340 shafts fletched with 3 Blazers and 125 gr. head, for a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,012
Posted By Michael
Perfect! What's the total weight of that system?...

Perfect! What's the total weight of that system?



I think Adam may have one, but I'll check it out! Thanks!;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,012
Posted By Michael
I made a new video highlighting my current sleep...

I made a new video highlighting my current sleep system that I'll likely run this fall, including an interesting new synthetic quilt from Outdoor Vitals.

My Backcountry Elk Sleep System - Tarp,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 629
Posted By Michael
Garmin Inreach: Must Have for Hunters?

I guess if you broke a leg climbing over deadfall you could use your spotter as a splint. :D

Getting lost is only part of the equation. I think I could eventually find my way out of an area...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 629
Posted By Michael
I wanted the mini, originally, but I think it's...

I wanted the mini, originally, but I think it's worth the nominal extra weight to have navigation, even if just for backup.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 629
Posted By Michael
My wife is soft...she made me buy it! ;) :D ...

My wife is soft...she made me buy it! ;) :D




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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 629
Posted By Michael
Garmin Inreach: Must Have for Hunters?

A continuation of the Elk Prep series...

Is this a "must have" item, especially for the backcountry?
http://youtu.be/kMghAfmKfmc
https://youtu.be/kMghAfmKfmc


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 433
Posted By Michael
I have a Phantom II (retired), Inspire 1 and a...

I have a Phantom II (retired), Inspire 1 and a Spark. By far, I have gotten the most use out of the Spark due to the ease of use and portability. It's easy to pull it out and get some quick...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-28-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 486
Posted By Michael
John Dudley and Aron Snyder had a pretty good...

John Dudley and Aron Snyder had a pretty good discussion about arrow weight, proper spine, arrow tuning and FOC in the Nock On podcast ("What the FOC") on Tuesday.

Jeff at CCR is building a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,012
Posted By Michael
Be sure to sub to my YouTube channel, as well....

Be sure to sub to my YouTube channel, as well. I'm going to be doing gear "preview" videos ahead of my hunt and then more comprehensive reviews after I get back. ;)b


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,012
Posted By Michael
I'm Going Elk Hunting in CO - Help Me With Gear Recommendations! (Video)

Great choice! ;) I'll be curious to get your feedback after your hunt.

I was leaning toward Sitka or Kuiu for camo clothing, but I found a great deal on these First Lite Corrugate Guide Pants and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,012
Posted By Michael
The Reckoning was on the short list. It is very...

The Reckoning was on the short list. It is very similar to the Cavern (with identical independent compression system). Have you hunted with yours yet? How do you like it?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,094
Posted By Michael
Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,012
Posted By Michael
I got the Cavern based on large part on Aron's...

I got the Cavern based on large part on Aron's recommendation. What pack do you have?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,012
Posted By Michael
I'm Going Elk Hunting in CO - Help Me With Gear Recommendations! (Video)

I also bought the Native pack with the intent to possibly run as a lid (if I need more capacity) or just as a daypack for whitetail hunts. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,012
Posted By Michael
I'm Going Elk Hunting in CO - Help Me With Gear Recommendations! (Video)

I think it will work pretty well.

I also picked up a set of the Ultralight pullouts to help organize.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180624/8f7253974c3a064a7bec8172e33dbb69.jpg

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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,012
Posted By Michael
Yes. Just for the photo, I put one medium pouch...

Yes. Just for the photo, I put one medium pouch on the left hip and one at the bottom of the pack.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,004
Posted By Michael
We are blessed to have several great shops in...

We are blessed to have several great shops in this state! Great group of folks at West Houston, for sure! Thanks for posting the positive experience!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,012
Posted By Michael
It's starting to come together. One of the...

It's starting to come together. One of the biggest (and most expensive) puzzle pieces arrived yesterday!

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180623/29ec7961f9930c30d58ce46b6abf12cf.jpg


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,803
Posted By Michael
Awesome! Thanks for supporting the site!

Awesome! Thanks for supporting the site!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2018, 11:25 AM
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Views: 47,238
Posted By Michael
WOW! Any way you slice it, that's impressive!...

WOW! Any way you slice it, that's impressive! Congratulations on the success!;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,125
Posted By Michael
Good info! I'll likely be using some sort of...

Good info! I'll likely be using some sort of lanyard for spot and stalk type hunts. It sounds like yours is pretty simple and lightweight compared to paracord.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-18-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,125
Posted By Michael
Thanks for commenting, here and on the YT...

Thanks for commenting, here and on the YT channel!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-18-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,125
Posted By Michael
But does it stay clipped to the string while you...

But does it stay clipped to the string while you make camera adjustments? ;)


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,125
Posted By Michael
Exactly! I've had it happen a few times, too...

Exactly! I've had it happen a few times, too (more often recently as my aging eyes deteriorate! ;) )
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,125
Posted By Michael
Perfect! Thanks for sharing your experience!

Perfect! Thanks for sharing your experience!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,125
Posted By Michael
Other than because it did exactly what I needed...

Other than because it did exactly what I needed it to do (clip and lock on the d-loop), it felt good in my hand and had a "crisp" release. It came highly recommended here, and both Bradley (4B...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,125
Posted By Michael
It sounds like you may have light trigger...

It sounds like you may have light trigger tension. I kept the standard spring because I don't want it too sensitive to avoid misfires or have it bump something while I'm walking and lose it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,125
Posted By Michael
It's hard to compare because I shot trigger index...

It's hard to compare because I shot trigger index release for 30 years and I feel like I shot fairly well with it. I've only been using thumb for 5 months. My groups are at least equivalent at 20...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,484
Posted By Michael
Yep. I wondered which ones turned it down. ...

Yep. I wondered which ones turned it down.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,484
Posted By Michael
In for another season. Hated to see Carleigh...

In for another season. Hated to see Carleigh taken out by the hook. Looking forward to following this season. I like most of the contestants they selected for a return, although there are a few...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,293
Views: 47,238
Posted By Michael
Oh, and I've quit drinking almost completely. On...

Oh, and I've quit drinking almost completely. On the rare occasions I do, I try to stay with vodka and water with lime (partly why I've quit...I don't really like vodka with water! :D)
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1,293
Views: 47,238
Posted By Michael
Have you been cycling out of Keto? I seemed to...

Have you been cycling out of Keto? I seemed to have good results "kickstarting" when I went 2-3 weeks in and then cycling out for a couple of days before starting again. I get a bit of a "bounce",...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5,010
Views: 419,680
Posted By Michael
JT is the host, but I suspect this rookie will be...

JT is the host, but I suspect this rookie will be asking most of the questions! :D;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,613
Posted By Michael
:D:D:D Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

:D:D:D


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,012
Posted By Michael
Good resource! Thanks! Sent from my...

Good resource! Thanks!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,948
Posted By Michael
;)b exactly! Sent from my iPhone using...

;)b exactly!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,012
Posted By Michael
What is "with caps?" (I have several on my dash!...

What is "with caps?" (I have several on my dash! :p)
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,125
Posted By Michael
Arrows first! :D :p I'm getting a lot of...

Arrows first! :D :p

I'm getting a lot of "encouragement" to go with fixed, COC head for elk. I'm evaluating my options there, but you'll be hard pressed to get me to change from my beloved Jak...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,125
Posted By Michael
Yikes! Was it a back tension/hinge release or a...

Yikes! Was it a back tension/hinge release or a thumb release that locks on? I haven't had that happen (yet). I've had to be intentional about keeping my thumb inside the thumb trigger while...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,012
Posted By Michael
This is my first trip and I didn't draw a bear...

This is my first trip and I didn't draw a bear tag. My hunting partner did, though, so we'll probably put a little effort in if we see sign or a bear.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,948
Posted By Michael
Same here. Usually at least one Drilformance and...

Same here. Usually at least one Drilformance and one TBH cap up there ready to throw on at any time. Sometimes a third cap will make its way if I've been wearing it around and hop in the pickup. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,125
Posted By Michael
The price of the upper end models can be hard to...

The price of the upper end models can be hard to swallow. Of course, there are some less expensive options available that serve the exact same purpose.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,125
Posted By Michael
Thanks for taking the time to comment on the...

Thanks for taking the time to comment on the YouTube channel! Those comments definitely help the vids (and the channel) gain traction.;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,125
Posted By Michael
It was great to meet you, as well! Thanks for...

It was great to meet you, as well! Thanks for letting me use your "likeness" in the video!;)b:D Keep checking that mailbox for the royalty checks!:D:D

I actually made my purchase in January with...
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