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Winter Hunting

Posted on January 26th, 2019 by

Before we look at my journey in developing heated shelters for man carry let’s pause for a discussion on hunting in winter.  I’ve practiced the skill and art of living off the land in the backcountry my entire career, filling … Continue reading

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Snow Shelters

Posted on January 23rd, 2019 by

Snow caves are neither fast nor easy to build. They are by no means the preferred snow-based shelter solution for daily travel, or even for stranded, emergency shelter. The builder must have a shovel-—preferably a large one-—and be equipped with … Continue reading

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Shelters, A History

Posted on January 7th, 2019 by

Shelter. We humans need it. Not blessed with fur, fat or any of the other animal protective designs we are on our own; it’s up to that big brain of ours to figure out how to deal with the elements. … Continue reading

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Testing Shelters

Posted on January 2nd, 2019 by

It was twenty below inside my new Stephenson tent. I had been using the cutting edge Model 2R since summer. This, instead of my long practice of lean-to shelters with a fire out front. Military shelter half, tarp, that sort … Continue reading

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Shelter From the Storm

Posted on January 1st, 2019 by

Greetings and Happy New Year to my colleagues and readers here on the Blog  My freezers are packed with moose and deer and elk—the results of a long and plentiful autumn of hunting and wandering my beloved backcountry in my … Continue reading

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