Meet Green Beret Veteran Sam Alexander

Meet Green Beret Veteran Sam Alexander

Sam Alexander is a veteran of the U.S. Army who served as a Green Beret (Special Forces). After returning home from the Army, he got a business degree to benefit his native tribe, the Gwich’in. The Gwich’in are the northernmost Indian Nation living in fifteen small villages scattered across a vast area extending from northeast […]
Love is King: Operation ROAM

Love is King: Operation ROAM

Love is King aims to eliminate fear and establish safety for Black, Indigenous, and all people of color in the outdoors. L.I.K. is committed to creating a reimagined outdoor environment focused on participation, representation, and inspiration. Historically, BIPOC voices have not always been invited to government spaces, especially where decisions are made about land, wildlife, […]
Lightening the Load

Lightening the Load

How the MYSTERY RANCH OVERLOAD® feature helps you haul more and hurt less. By: Mike England For as long as humans have walked the earth, we’ve hauled stuff around with us—heavy stuff, like weapons, food, building supplies and other humans. And despite the hardworking horses, mules and other animals conscripted to the cause, our own […]
Backcountry Meals From Military Missions to the Arctic Circle: Part 4

Backcountry Meals From Military Missions to the Arctic Circle: Part 4

Photo by: Dudley Edmondson By: Zach Lazzari Running backcountry expeditions around the globe calls for a simplified approach to enjoying and appreciating a few flavors. Just ask Chad Brown, MYSTERY RANCH ambassador and founder of Soul River Inc., as well as Love is King. He runs multiple outdoor-based non-profit organizations while organizing and leading expeditions […]
Three Phases of a Traveling Whitetail Hunt

Three Phases of a Traveling Whitetail Hunt

By: Hunting Ambassador, Sam Soholt Traveling to hunt whitetail in a new location is daunting, but that’s what makes it so rewarding. It forces you out of your comfort zone, and I’d argue that it will also make you a better hunter overall. I have been a nomadic hunter for the last ten years and […]
Backcountry Meals with Dietary Restrictions: Part 3

Backcountry Meals with Dietary Restrictions: Part 3

By: Hope Gately Backpacking in the backcountry takes immense planning: routes, gear, and food planning must all be considered. When an adventurer has dietary restrictions, it adds another layer to the preparation process. Luckily, dietary concerns don’t have to hold you back or cramp your style. MYSTERY RANCH caught up with Hunting Ambassador Randy Newberg […]
Backcountry Meals, Snacks and Fire Safety: Part 2

Backcountry Meals, Snacks and Fire Safety: Part 2

By: Hope Gately Cooking food in the backcountry is one of the most enjoyable aspects of backpacking. However, as wildfires continue to grow in frequency and scale, particularly in the arid western and southwestern states, all backpackers need to have a fundamental understanding of fire safety. We’ve asked MYSTERY RANCH’s Fire Ambassador Sasha Berleman, director […]
Hunting Backpack: $100 vs. $500

Hunting Backpack: $100 vs. $500

By: Hope Gately There is, perhaps, no outdoor sport more misunderstood than hunting. The process might seem simple; get gun, find animal, shoot animal. Those who hunt know that this time-honored tradition is much more complicated. Hunters prepare months in advance. They study miles of backcountry terrain, scouting animal skat/tracks in hopes of locating the […]
Top Backcountry Meal Tips from our Ambassadors: Part 1

Top Backcountry Meal Tips from our Ambassadors: Part 1

By: Hope Gately Stay tuned until the end of the article for an accompanying video from our friends at BackpackingTV. Cooking in the backcountry may seem daunting or burdensome to many backpackers. Some people approach this necessary undertaking as yet another mundane task that must be accomplished at the end of a long day. MYSTERY […]
Top 5 Tips for Staying Comfortable while Backpacking

Top 5 Tips for Staying Comfortable while Backpacking

By: Hope Gately Stay tuned until the end of the article for an accompanying video from our friends at BackpackingTV. The conditions that many backpackers find themselves in are often extreme: rugged terrain, wet or cold conditions and the added stress of carrying your life on your back. None of these conditions are conducive to […]