Tools of the Trade: Kettlebells

If you’ve read our Mountain Fitness column with any regularity, it will come as no surprise that we are big fans of the kettlebell (KB). There are few training tools available that can be used

Guest Post by Kurt Racicot: The Science Behind Using A Load Shelf

While there are many different designs and concepts behind loading a pack, they all have one constant in common, the forces of gravity. By exploring the numbers behind how a pack is loaded, we can

High Mountain Honeymoon, By Andrew Horvath

Two summers ago, I had one hell of a pretty great time. Not only did I get married, but I also got to go on my first fly-in sheep hunt! We got married in July

The Wild Within, By Paul C. Fast

During every wilderness journey there is a moment when we depart one world for another, when the grasp of the cell signal slips away and we trade the reality of calendars, convenience and modernity for

The Women Of Weatherby, By Rachel Ahtila

twitter.com/rachelahtila Throughout history, both men and women have played prominent roles in the wild history of North America. A number of women’s skills and enthusiasm for the shooting and outdoor sports has been well documented

An Interview with Heather Kelly, Founder of Heather’s Choice

www.heatherschoice.com Food. Not only is it a biological necessity, but a true deal breaker in the backcountry. For mountain and wilderness hunters, there’s a constant cost benefit analysis being played out between weight and calories

Lady’s Day in the High Country, By Mavis M. Lorenz

www.boone-crockett.org “Damn, damn, damn. I should have taken that lead ram of the five I saw opening day,” I thought as I planned my next three days of hunting. I saw 25 or so rams,

Plan Like A Predator

In the past two Mountain Fitness articles we’ve covered two incredibly important topics that feed directly into setting your training goals for the season. As outlined in Training with Purpose, it is essential to identify

The Bear Essentials

For some of you, spring means gobbling toms, box calls and tightly patterned shotguns. But for those of us that live west of the foothills and peaks of the Rockies spring can also mean a

Backcountry Bootfitter: Salomon Quest 4D GTX Review

Over the coming months, I’ll be testing and reviewing a variety of footwear options across a variety of uses and terrain under the heading “Backcountry Bootfitter” so if you’re interested in any and all things