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Steven Rinella's Video Game Contract for Kids

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Steven Rinella's Video Game Contract for Kids

I hate video games. My radicalization began years ago when I watched a friend of mine, who was eight months pregnant, physically struggle to make dinner and set the table while her husband sat on the couch in his living room playing a golf game. Just as the sight of a junky might lead you to hate...
The Guns of MeatEater Season 10, Part 2

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The Guns of MeatEater Season 10, Part 2

Part 2 of MeatEater Season 10 was perhaps our most diverse release yet, taking us everywhere from South Carolina to Hawaii. We filled coolers with some very cool fish and game. However, unlike other seasons, we didn’t use a ton of firearms on this round of shows. The ones we did use, however, are my...
Steve's Garage: Glassing Kit

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Steve's Garage: Glassing Kit

Optics are a critical component of any hunter's tool arsenal, and this is the standard setup I take on most of my hunts. I use an FHF Bino Harness to keep my Vortex rangefinder and binos easily accessible on my chest. For most western hunts 10x42mm is a great size, but if I’m doing something a...
Steve's Garage: Backcountry Water Management

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Steve's Garage: Backcountry Water Management

Preparing for a backcountry hunting trip requires a reliable setup for water. While sidecountry or car camping, 6-gallon water jugs typically do the trick, but when you’re in remote areas you need to be able to safely prepare, drink, and store surface water from a variety of sources. I always have a...
Steve’s Garage: Wall and Ceiling Organization

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Steve’s Garage: Wall and Ceiling Organization

Psychological peace can be found in many places; the side of a mountain, the bottom of the ocean, even in your own garage. So, how can a place that holds the most gear, tools, and stuff provide any sense of mental clarity? Thoughtful organization. I like to keep items handy that make it out on every...
Steve's Antelope Hunting Kit

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Steve's Antelope Hunting Kit

In Episode 1 of MeatEater Season 10, I took country music star Luke Combs out for a Wyoming antelope hunt. Here’s some of my favorite gear that came along for this early-season hunt. In this video, I cover the Weatherby Mark V, Vortex Razor HD LHT, Spartan Javelin Pro Hunt Bipod, Vortex Razor UHD...
Steve’s Mountain Goat Hunting Kit

Mountain Goat

Steve’s Mountain Goat Hunting Kit

One of the things I like most about mountain goats is their ability to eat and sleep on cliff faces that would be nearly impossible for a human to climb without technical equipment and expertise. The challenge in hunting them isn’t finding them; instead, the challenge lies in trying to get up to...
The Guns of MeatEater Season 10

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The Guns of MeatEater Season 10

The first installment of MeatEater’s Season 10 took us through a wide variety of American landscapes and situations, from chasing squirrels in Arkansas on horseback to stalking goats across icy Rocky Mountain cliff faces. We always get a lot of questions about how we select firearms for the hunts...
Looking Back on 10 Years of MeatEater

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Looking Back on 10 Years of MeatEater

MeatEater just launched Season 10, Part 1 on Netflix. We didn’t know what we were doing or where it would lead when we first started making MeatEater. All we knew was that we had faith and passion, and we figured that was enough. Looking back over the last 10 years, I can’t believe we made it this...
How My Bird Dog Nearly Killed Me

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How My Bird Dog Nearly Killed Me

This audio is an excerpt from one of 16 harrowing tales featured in "MeatEater's Campfire Stories: Close Calls." In the audio book, you'll hear from seasoned hunters, anglers, and outdoor professionals who share their tales of perilous adventures in the natural world, from run-ins with black bears...