MYSTERY RANCH RFAK & VLAK

MYSTERY RANCH RFAK & VLAK

An essential aspect of preparedness is medical supplies and training. The ability to self-stabilize and package yourself, potential patients, or family members will depend on your ability to respond quickly to any situation. MYSTERY RANCH offers two basic medical pouches. The Removable First Aid Kit (RFAK) and Vehicle Litter Aid Kit (VLAK) are two small […]
A Hunter’s First Over The Counter Elk Season

A Hunter’s First Over The Counter Elk Season

By: Brand Ambassador, Lindsey Davis This fall, I got my first over the counter bull elk tag here in Utah. After five years of mule deer hunting and one season of cow elk under my belt, I finally felt ready to join the tribe of folks who live for Septembers, and sonorous, rutting bulls. Elk […]
Ode to The Fall

Ode to The Fall

By: Brand Ambassador, Matthew Irving I miss fighting fire. Or at least the idea of it. Ten years ago, I made one of the hardest decisions of my life and left to pursue a career in filmmaking. Even though I’m happy with the direction I’m headed, there is still a small part of me […]
Honoring Mount Hooker – Part Two

Honoring Mount Hooker – Part Two

By: Becky Switzer Fall has descended upon the mountain West and it’s been about a month after returning from Mount Hooker. I’ve had time to sit with my reflections and reminisce about what a wonderfully beautiful and difficult landscape the Wind Rivers offer. The hike into the mountain itself was as advertised,11 miles of undulating […]
Honoring Mount Hooker – Part One

Honoring Mount Hooker – Part One

By: Outdoor Ambassador, Becky Switzer It’s July, over four months into the pandemic. Plans have been waylaid to the nth degree. Nevermind international travel… simply heading across the country makes even the most veteran travelers think twice. As with many rock climbers, my plans were altered, and to be perfectly honest, plans for later this […]
New MYSTERY RANCH Medic Pack: MOLE

New MYSTERY RANCH Medic Pack: MOLE

Designed for requirements around our winning bid in the Norwegian TCCC program, the MYSTERY RANCH MOLE fills the demand for a scaled-down, feature-rich medical pack. Every square inch of this pack was designed with function in mind. At 22L, the MOLE is similar in size, but has a slimmer profile than its popular predecessor, the […]
Citizen Science, Wildlife Corridors and Recreation

Citizen Science, Wildlife Corridors and Recreation

By: Brand Ambassador, Lindsey Browne Davis For the last 3 years, I’ve been participating in a citizen science research project called Wasatch Mammal Watch. It is a camera trapping project directed by the University of Utah Biodiversity and Conservation Ecology Lab, the Wild Utah Project, the Natural History Museum of Utah, the Department of Wildlife […]
Over the Edge

Over the Edge

By: Matthew Irving I peered through the brush toward what I thought was the edge. It was hard to distinguish through the thick vegetation. Sounds of the jungle echoed up the canyon walls. Unseen birds called out. Somewhere below a river thundered, carving out the valley that had been formed over millennia. I stood motionless […]
An Ode to the Packout – Looking Forward to When We All Get Back Outside Safely

An Ode to the Packout – Looking Forward to When We All Get Back Outside Safely

I dropped my trekking pole. There it was, just resting a few feet from my boots in the snow. I was perched on a steep, snowy, rocky hillside with a stupid-heavy pack on, loaded down with a boned-out mule deer buck, rack, my rifle, tripod, optics, and other hunting-related detritus.
Weird Load

Weird Load

There’s no denying it, people are weird. They’re everywhere you look. Like that couple grocery shopping barefoot or that guy who talks about his cats like they’re his children (guilty). There is no escaping them, but the weirdoes are the ones that make life more colorful, more interesting, and more fun.