Steve, Janis, and I hit the Arkansas woods to hunt squirrels during Episode 5 of MeatEater Season 10. As you might have seen, it took us a while to find some success. Squirrel hunting is difficult even when you are fully prepared. Don't make it harder on yourself by skipping this essential gear.
From First Lite and YETI products to a personalized FHF Gear chest rig, I bring a lot of tools with me on squirrel hunts. Every piece of equipment has an important purpose. You can check them all out in this video.
To see the full gear list we used in this episode, click here.
To watch the episode on Netflix, click here.
These have become one of Steve’s favorite hunting pants. They’re comfortable and tough and stand up to hard backcountry use.
The Razor UHD 10x42s are Steve's go-to binoculars. The Ultra High Definition optical design features an improved optical prescription and unparalleled image resolution. Whether you need to pick apart a densely packed hillside or observe the finest details at insanely close distances, the Razor UHD can do it all.
This minimalist style chest rig is compact and designed to be worn high on your chest keeping it easily accessible and extremely versatile.
Featuring an engraved MeatEater logo, ranger green handle, and a smoked gray chromium nitride-coated blade, you'll find this in our pocket damn near every day.
The minimalist design of the Guide Lite Glove offers a precise, no-glove feel for early season, warm weather hunts. The 37.5 stretch nylon back dries quickly and keeps hands cool while the Kevlar stitched Ax Suede palm provides critical protection and maximum concealment. Conductive fingertips also offer touchscreen compatibility with GPS or phone.
An incredibly versatile mid-layer for treestand hunts or backcountry expeditions, the Men's Klamath Quarter Zip grid fleece construction provides an exceptional warmth-to-weight ratio while reducing wind chill. Additionally, the fleece boasts an advanced, HeiQ Pure(tm), anti-bacterial treatment to manage human odor.
A versatile fixed-blade capable of performing throughout any season, on any species.
Designed to keep your phone at the ready for navigation, photos, or communication.
Keep your extra shells secure - and at the ready! Backed with Hook Velcro and equipped with an easy-grip pull tab for quick removal, this is a great addition to any shotgun hunting kit.
Pattern and hit birds like traditional lead, providing more killing power at longer ranges.
In Episode 4 of MeatEater Season 10, Steve, Rick, and I take on a late-season flintlock deer hunt in Pennsylvania. From First Lite Sawbuck Brush Pants to a complete FHF setup to the actual flintlock gun, these are some of the tools used on this hunt. To see a full list of the gear used, click here. To watch the hunt on Netflix, click here.
More than any other single item of gear, your pants will make or break a hunting trip. If they’re too tight or too baggy, you can’t walk right. Too thin and you’re cold; no ventilation and you’re hot. A lot of hunters struggle for years to find the best hunting pants for their body shape and hunting habitat. In this article, we'll go through the factors we consider when choosing a hunting pant, and the pants that hit high marks on those factors...
One of the questions fans ask us most frequently is what we carry in our hunting packs. The simple answer is it all depends on what kind of hunt we’re on. But there are items we always carry, no matter the hunt. Then there’s other things we put in our packs based on whether we’re just out for the day or planning on spending a week in the backcountry. On many hunts, we’ll also bring species-specific items, like calls or decoys. Before we get into...