Have some last minute shopping to do for the outdoorsman on your Christmas list? Like to buy things made in the USA? I do, and luckily I get to have a career outdoors that lets me use all kinds of outdoor equipment made by great people, right here. So this year I thought I’d put together an All-American list of great gift ideas from products and people that I...(Read more...)
The Orion 45Buy Now
You know that guy who can work on cars, do some plumbing and carpentry, field dress a deer and recite a little Shakespeare? The Orion 45 is the cooler equivalent. A Renaissance cooler, you might say, that’s ready for just about any outing. Smartly packed, it can serve an individual’s needs for several days in the field; or, if you’re bringing along a couple of friends, a long weekend. Great in a jon boat as a handy casting platform and as a cushioned seat around the campfire, the 45 has the room to accommodate cans by the case, sodas by the 2-liter size and even the boned-out quarters of small- to mid-sized game. And it’s still portable enough for one dude or two adults with a free hand each to hike beyond the crowds to the prime camp sites.
Capacity: 45 quarts (xx lbs ice + xx cans)
Tie downs: 6
Bottle openers: 4
Standing pad: Integrated
Interior tray: Solid thermoformed ABS plastic.
Closures: Lifetime galvanized cam latches
Exterior Dimensions, base: 24″ x 14.5″
Exterior Dimensions, top: 7″ x 17.5″
Exterior Height: 18.5″
Weight: 31 lbs.
The Orion 45 Chronicles
Image 1 : TN Classic Sign When I first heard about the ‘Tennessee Classic’, an annual traditional archery gathering near Nashville, I was immediately intrigued. I’ve been hunting a lot with a traditional Bear recurve bow in recent years, largely feeling things out and learning on my own. So a local event with experts with decades of experience was naturally appealing, and I made plans to attend the 19th...(Read more...)
[caption id="attachment_3724" align="alignleft" width="415"] .[/caption] Just about any deer camp you spend time at has a meat pole as a centerpiece. This pole is where the chores begin after a successful harvest and recovery. But more than that it is a place where stories are told, hunts are relived and the next generation is trained on how to care for their venison. That spot is the first place a...(Read more...)