Field Notes Archives - Journal of Mountain Hunting

FHF Bino Harness Review

Founded by Paul Lewis, an avid outdoorsman, full-time law enforcement officer and part-time SWAT Team leader FHF stands for Fish, Hunt, Fight. Paul’s harness systems and accessories pull design inspiration from these three segments of

Running Through The Night: A Review Of The First Lite Boundary Stormtight Jacket

Just a few weeks ago, JOMH Field Editor Matt Thompson toed the line at of one of the toughest trail ultramarathons in North America: the Fat Dog 120. The 120 stands for 120 miles, the

First Lite Kanab 2.0s vs Kuiu Attack Pants

For the past several years I’ve depended on the Kuiu Attack pants for virtually all of my backcountry hunting, fishing, hiking and camping. I was convinced there wasn’t a better all-around mountain pant on the

Tools of the Trade: Initial Thoughts on the Mathews No Cam

I have to admit, I’m a bit of a speed freak. Whether we’re talking cars or calibers I’ve always held the opinion that faster equals better. It was with this bias that I purchased a

Training for Dynamic Environments Part 3

This is an example of what we call a “Bushman” session as it involves minimal equipment other than a set (2) of 20kg kettlebells (KB)s and some outdoor space, ideally with a small hill or

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

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

Tripod Training – Guest Post By Mark Paulsen, Founder of Wilderness Athlete

My basic philosophy for maintaining a healthy and active life is what I call “Tripod Training”. The three legs of the tripod represent 1) eating as healthy as possible, 2) implementing an appropriate exercise program

To Hunt Or To Kill?

It’s been one hell of a year. My wife and I welcomed our first child, a son, into the world a year ago today and to say it’s been nothing short of the most incredible