Ice fishing is in full swing here in Wisconsin! I have been able to get out a handful of times, much earlier than the past few years due to cool weather conditions. Each outing has been with my boyfriend, Kurt, and our friends/family. We have had some excellent days with dozens of slab crappie, handful of jumbo perch, and many eater eyes. On the other hand, we have had a few days where the fish were extremely finicky and the success rate was extremely low. Either way, it is always enjoyable to get out on the ice!
On my social media pages, I am often asked what gear I use during the hard water season and what my favorite tackle is. This blog will share some of the gear I use and my current go-to lures.
The Boy Scouts got it right: “Be Prepared.” Same goes for your vehicle!
Do you love going on outdoor adventures? Whether you’re heading “up north” or to another part of beautiful Wisconsin, plan what vehicle you want to buy to get the most of your trek. Simply put, consider what activities you’re going to enjoy, and select the right vehicle. Hunters may want to store a deer in a separate area, away from passengers. Anglers may want enough maneuverability to drive to secluded fishing holes. Campers may need extra storage space. Continue Reading →
The SPY Optics Hunt Polarized sunglasses are the perfect glasses for any angler and outdoorsman.
Whether you’re out on the water searching for a big muskie or climbing a giant rock face looking for a mountain goat, you need to protect your eyes. There’s probably nothing more valuable to you while you’re hunting or fishing than your eyesight and having a pair of shades that keep your vision sharp and your sight protected is vital. Spy Optics recently launched a new pair of sunglasses that are built for outdoor enthusiasts and will give you everything you need to get more done outside. Check out the full Spy Optics Hunt Sunglasses Review. Continue Reading →
This lightweight portable hammock easily inflates with air and can hold two people for 8 hours.
Summertime is great for getting out and enjoying the outdoors but it’s also great for hanging out next to a lake and relaxing. There isn’t a better way to enjoy the weather than laying in a hammock, but what do you do if you don’t have the trees for it? The WindPouch Go Inflatable Hammock is an awesome accessory that you can take anywhere and it won’t weigh you down. Continue Reading →
Durable, light and easy to set up makes this the go-to 2 person tent for hikers and hunters in the back country.
Spring is here and the mountains are calling! Getting out and enjoying the weather is a must in spring and early summer and SlumberJack has upped their game and has gotten you the best tent for hiking and camping in the mountains this year. The SJK Nightfall 2 person tent is made for three seasons of camping and is easy to set up and carry. Read on to learn more about how the SlumberJack Nightfall 2 person tent is going to save your legs some wear and tear this camping season. Continue Reading →
The Engel premium soft-sided cooler backpack is great for beach days, camping, hunting and the boat.
Premium coolers have been all the rage in the hunting, fishing and outdoor industry the past 5 years. Much to our dismay, the pricing on these premium coolers have not gone down, but there are some new comers to the hunting and fishing cooler category and Engel is one to take a look at. The Engel soft-sided backpack cooler is one of the heaviest duty, longest lasting premium coolers available. Check it out. Continue Reading →
Rallt hammocks are light-weight, portable and able to hold up to 500 pounds.
If you’ve ever been on Instagram then you’ve surely seen one of the millions of photos of people hanging out on portable hammocks in some of the most beautiful places on the planet. This new trend in portable hammocks has brought out many companies toting their product as the best hiking and light hammock to go camping with, or just for a day hanging at the lake. There is one brand though that stands out above the rest, Rallt Hammocks. Rallt Hammocks makes some of the lightest and most portable hammocks and hammock straps that will serve you well in any adventure. Continue Reading →
Having a comfortable night’s sleep is priceless, especially in the mountains on a hunting or camping trip. The only issue, is hauling extra gear like an air mattress or heavy sleeping pads all that way. Sure, there are some ultra light sleeping pads out there, but do you really want to drop $200 on something like that? We say, test out the awesome SurvivalHax Sleeping pad that weighs less than two pounds and costs only $40 and use that extra cash to get out on another hunting trip. Continue Reading →
Traeger’s Grilling accessories are the perfect gifts for this holiday season.
Thanksgiving has arrived and Christmas is right around the corner. If you’re looking for some interesting ways to cook your turkey this year, Traeger Grills and accessories can help. We’ve also got some great gift ideas for the chef in your family. Check out our Grilling Gift List below and all of the great Traeger Grill products. Continue Reading →