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Steven Rinella

Steven Rinella

Steven Rinella is the host of the long-running television show MeatEater and top-ranked MeatEater podcast. He is the New York Times bestselling author of ten books dealing with wildlife, hunting, fishing, and wild game cooking, most recently Outdoor Kids in an Inside World: Getting Your Family Out of the House and Radically Engaged with Nature and the audio original, MeatEater's Campfire Stories: Narrow Escapes and More Close Calls. He is the recipient of the Conservation Achievement Award from The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.

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AMP Grey Elk Diaphragm
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Phelps
$9.99
The AMP gray elk diaphragm is a great all around call with excellent volume. This is a single reed that produces medium to mature cow sounds, along with producing medium to large bull sounds.
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Rifle Sling and Pack Attachment System
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FHF Gear
$70.00
Designed to securely attach your rifle over the shoulder and directly to your pack, while simultaneously providing quick, easy, one-handed access and deployment of your rifle.
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Standard Tripod
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Outdoorsmans
$599.99
Long favored by Steven Rinella as the best all-around and most durable tripod.
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Bino Harness PRO-M
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FHF Gear
$125.00
Made with high-quality, durable Cordura, the FHF Gear Bino Harness is designed to be quiet, lightweight, low profile, modular, and easily operated with one hand.
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Men's Uncompahgre 2.0 Puffy Jacket
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First Lite
$200.00
Light and packable but warm and comfortable over a wide range of conditions, this is one of our favorites. It goes pretty much everywhere.
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Game on Suckers T-Shirt
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MeatEater Store
This shirt is dedicated to the only game show where conservation always wins: MeatEater Trivia. The squirrel riding a sucker fish is a literal interpretation of the podcast’s slogan, “Game on, suckers!“, and was originally sent to us by fellow listener, Joseph Crouch.
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Men's Furnace Zip Off Boot Top
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First Lite
$145.00
When hunting out west, frost-covered mornings often turn into hot, sunny afternoons. In whitetail country, cold mornings can turn into cold sits without proper layering. Long johns are a no-brainer for both situations, but with temp swings or long distances to the stand, the hunter often finds himself overheating halfway through the morning's walk. Taking base layers off on the hill or before climbing the ladder involves taking off boots, dancing...
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Men's Kiln Crew
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First Lite
$100.00
Worn as either a first or second layer, it will keep you comfortable and odor-free all season long.
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Men's Furnace Quarter Zip
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First Lite
$150.00
Whether you pulled a late-season elk hunt or are down to the closing bell in the treestand, First Lite's Furnace Quarter Zip is the perfect tool to help you punch that tag in cold weather.
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Origin Hoody
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First Lite
$160.00
A lightweight, quiet mid-layer designed to be utilized as both an outerwear piece as well as a layering option as temperatures drop.
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Catalyst Foundry Pant
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First Lite
$245.00
Sturdy and functional late season pant with a 2 layer softshell hybrid, DWR and waterproof knees and seat.
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Tundra Brim Beanie
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First Lite
$50.00
Featuring three-layer construction to combat wind and precipitation while actively insulating and trapping IR heat in the plush 37.5 sherpa lining.
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Video: How to Properly Poop in the Woods

Public Lands & Waters

Video: How to Properly Poop in the Woods

Every user of outdoor spaces can align against one common enemy: surface shitters. Follow these tips so you don’t find yourself being the scourge of everyone else just trying to have a nice time outside and not step in human feces.
Steven Rinella Nov 11, 2022
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Video: How to Avoid Conflict with Landowners

Public Lands & Waters

Video: How to Avoid Conflict with Landowners

Hunters don’t go on public lands looking for trouble with neighboring private landowners, but sometimes tense interactions can happen. Here’s how to avoid them. Feature image via Sam Soholt.
Steven Rinella Oct 14, 2022
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How an Elk Poacher Nearly Murdered Me

Wildlife Management

How an Elk Poacher Nearly Murdered 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...
Steven Rinella Jul 22, 2021
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Introducing MeatEater's New Audio Book

Conservation

Introducing MeatEater's New Audio Book

MeatEater’s Campfire Stories: Close Calls is finally ready for your listening enjoyment. In here, you’ll find perhaps the greatest collection of outdoor stories that you’ve ever heard, all of them focused on the narrow misses and jaw-dropping surprises that make adventures live on long after you’ve...
Steven Rinella Jul 20, 2021
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