How Does Night Vision Work? Tech + History Explained

View of a city through night vision googles

So how does night vision work and what is the history behind the technology? Let’s jump in. Night vision scopes, goggles, and other devices intensify low ambient light and near-field infrared energy (from IR illuminators, for example) to illuminate the user’s surroundings during times of low light or in complete darkness at night. First, the … Read more

Do Deer Hibernate? (And How Do They Survive the Winter?)

Whitetail deer in a snowy field staying warm and looking back at the camera

If you’re asking yourself, “Do deer hibernate?”, worry not. Many curious folks just like you have been puzzled by the same question. You may also wonder, “Do deer migrate?” Is that their secret to winter survival? Does that explain how they emerge from the bitter cold freeze of the winter months year after year? How … Read more

Top Elk Hunting Boots According to Seasoned Hunters

View of an elk hunter's legs with his boots kicked up while resting in a field

It’s never too early to think about the best elk hunting boots for the upcoming season. Next to your weapon, it’s the most essential item on your checklist. Take it from me, a lifelong elk hunter and a backcountry hunting guide; your footwear is something you don’t want to skimp on. Whether you’re a hardcore … Read more

KUIU vs SITKA: Materials, Camo Patterns & Best for You

Decisions, decisions. If you’re looking to spend a pretty penny on hunting clothes, you’ve likely narrowed your search between two heavyweights in the market: KUIU vs SITKA. As you know, there’s a lot to consider when making your pick, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. You might wonder, “Which brand is better for how I … Read more

AGM G2 Guardian Review: Cutting-Edge Thermal Imaging?

A mobile phone with versatile long-range thermal capabilities? That’s too good to be true, I thought, when AGM Mobile first reached out to us to review their new G2 Guardian thermal phone. But it turned out to be a real trailblazer of a device. As a lifelong hunter and self-confessed gear nerd, thermal devices have … Read more