ROKMAN Extreme Combo Pack
ROKMAN produces a line of premium waterproof packs for the extreme outdoorsman. Featuring a patent-pending Quick-Change System, their Carbon Fiber Pack Frames are interchangeable and lightweight. The ROKMAN Extreme Combo Pack is the ultimate solution for the backcountry enthusiast. It combines the Basecamp 5000, Pinnacle 2500, Lockdown Bino Case and Carbon Fiber Pack Frame. Using the ROKMAN Quick-Change System, the waterproof bags can be easily added or removed making it completely customizable in size. The base of the system is the Core-Flex Harness that is designed to carry all three packs at once or each pack individually. Take all three packs to camp on the Core-Flex Harness, keep your sleeping gear and clothing dry in the Basecamp 5000, run the Pinnacle 2500 all day with your Carbon Fiber Pack Frame that doubles as a seat to give your back a rest and keep your rear dry while you sit behind your binoculars looking for game. When you are done and ready to hit the trail, tuck your binoculars safely in the ROKMAN Lockdown Bino Case that is designed to clip into the Core-Flex Harness eliminating the need for a second set of shoulder straps. All this is done with one Core-Flex Harness and the fast, secure Quick-Change System, making your outdoor experience much more enjoyable and keeping you in the outdoors longer.
The Core-Flex Harness is the backbone of this advanced hunting-pack system. This one-and-done shoulder strap/waist belt harness allows you to choose any of the current or future ROKMAN waterproof bags and carbon fiber pack frames and securely attach them in seconds. It is designed to carry all three packs at once or each pack individually, and is extremely comfortable with its padded lumbar and shoulder straps. Its carbon fiber backbone is strong yet flexible and curved to matched your spine, giving you the most comfortable pack experience you can find on the market.
The Basecamp 5000 is made from 100% waterproof materials giving you a 5000 cubic-inch hunting pack capable of handling the most extreme conditions. Both sides of the pack feature a full-length spotting-scope pocket. Four additional external pockets and two internal pockets provide ample storage, along with an easy, quick-access, fully-sealed water-bladder compartment built in the back. Their exclusive “Nose-Hole” game strap allows you to securely attach any head/antler/horn/cape/meat/bow/gun/gear combination you can think of.
The Pinnacle 2500 offers the same functionality in a 2500 cubic-inch pack. It’s fully waterproof and sports similar pockets as the Basecamp model. Take this one out into the field with you each day or use it to spike out from basecamp.
The Carbon Fiber Pack Frame offers a mind-blowing strength-to-weight ratio, with a 250-pound load capacity. It is anatomically designed to match the curvature of the spine. The bottom frame support also holds an EVA foam pad which transforms the Pack Frame into a chair. The Pack Frame also sports ROCKMAN’s “Nose-Hole” game strap like the Basecamp 5000 and Pinnacle 2500.
The Lockdown Bino Case has set a new standard for binocular and rangefinder transport and protection. It boasts 100% waterproof fabric and 100% waterproof welded seams, a one-hand open and close design, one-hand tension control, three internal storage pockets, two external storage sleeves and two quick-detach safety cords. Use the case with the provided ultra-light spacer mesh shoulder straps or attach it directly to the Core-Flex Harness system for a true one-and-done shoulder strap experience.
Wilderness Pack Specialties Bighorn Frame Combo
The Bighorn Frame Combo pack is designed to handle everything a hunter will face on multi-day wilderness hunts. The Bighorn combines the Wilderness Pack Specialties’ Handi-pack bag system with their lightweight, rugged Bighorn frame. They combine a super-strong, U.S. Military-tested Xenoy composite frame, which is guaranteed unbreakable and features a load rating of 120-plus pounds, with their belt and harness system. We look forward to putting the frame to the test this fall on a western Alaska moose hunt.
LEM Big Bite Grinders
The revolutionary Big Bite Grinders live up to their name with speed and performance that deliver a premium grind. They are all stainless steel for durability that will stand the test of time. The rifled-head design and advanced Big Bite technology offer a superior second grind, while virtually eliminating stomping and vastly improving the sausage-stuffing function. There are five different sizes of grinders: #5, #8, #12, #22 and #32. LEM believes in this grinder so much that it extended the warranty to five years
Wilderness Pack Specialties Compact Frame Combo
The Compact Frame Combo is similar to their Bighorn Frame Combo in that it has the same pack bag, just with a different frame. It’s 2 inches shorter and narrower than the Bighorn, which makes it ideal for bowhunters. The pack comes standard with a bow or rifle sling and like all Wilderness Pack Specialties packs, it is hydration bladder-ready and rain-resistant. The frame is made of a super-strong polymer composite with a load rating of 120 pounds. The 3,000-cubic-inch pack bag has many features, including 11 external pockets, unbreakable nylon buckles and compression straps.
Bradley Smoker Smart Smoker
We’ve been using this electric smoker and are impressed. The smart phone app to control the smoker is both cool and useful. The smoker allows you to really dial in temperature control, resulting in perfectly smoked salmon and perfectly cooked jerky. The unit has a touch screen, large capacity and two temperature probes. It also features an automatic feed system for the wood discs it burns. Bradley makes multiple flavors of wood discs; we recommend trying the variety pack which includes apple, alder, hickory, maple and mesquite.
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