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Budget Backpacking Gear For Your Next Hunt

As much as we love new gear, our budgets are limited. If you are a hunter that is looking to get into backcountry, backpack-style hunting, we wanted to discuss how we would shop for backpacking gear and make budget-minded decisions. In this episode, Mark and Steve discuss how they would spend $700-$800 to purchase a shelter, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, backpacking stove, water filtration system, a reliable light source, and footwear for western-style hunting.

Our 2018 “Gear of the Year” Picks

Hunters love gear. Backcountry hunters, even more so. And we, at Exo Mtn Gear, are no exception. We want to highlight some of the gear that we would recommend if you are looking to expand or upgrade your kit. We created three price-point categories and simply picked the gear in that price category that is our favorite, most used, or a recent release that we have been really enjoying.

The Highs and Lows of a Week-Long Elk Hunting Adventure

I drew for a New Mexico archery elk tag in March 2015. It was my first elk tag. I worked my tail off in the gym, at the range, and in my garage bow shop, determined to hike into the mountains a predator. It took over 5 months of preparation and a full workweek of high-country hiking, with several tough lessons learned on the job to accomplish the goal...