Sorry Bro

Something awesome happens when you finally decide to go for something you’re really passionate about. Starting President’s day weekend, I embarked on the best vacation of my life…snowboarding for 3 weeks straight. Equipped with my new fuze pack, along with a demo blackjack avy bag from Mystery Ranch, I began my assault at Snowbowl in Missoula. […]

Sunday Funday

Sometimes, something beautiful happens in this world… In some cases that may mean falling in love, getting your dream job, or finding out that you didn’t actually break your back when you smoke a tree at 30 miles an hour… On that note, the term Sunday Funday has a lot more credibility when the beauty […]

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning – A statement issued by the National Weather Service for the entire state of Montana. A statement that should have been a consideration for my weekend plans. With a strong wind straight out of the west I headed to my destination, a family cabin and acreage, in eastern Montana. A lengthy drive brought […]

The First Day of the Rest of the Season.

So after a few injury laden weeks from an episode involving a stubborn tree and my hip, I finally made it back into the mountains. Tradeshows brought me down to Denver for SIA and Salt Lake City for OR, to ride some pow with my good friend Jay Beyer ( The Wasatch doesn’t disappoint even […]

“Seacat Season” Slideshow


Behind the Pack – The Artistic Talents of Some of our Mystery Ranch Employees

Your Mystery Ranch backpack arrives and it is a dream pack, sturdy and well built. Behind each pack is a crew of super skilled production employees, who meticulously hand-make and inspect each product that Mystery Ranch produces. The design was originally created, then prototypes were tested. The fabric is hand-cut, the pack is hand-sewn, the […]

2010 – A Year For Me to Remember

As my 2010 hunting year comes to a close, I know I have been blessed with many opportunities and more than my share of success. In visiting with Mark Seacat, he asked if I wanted to write a short blog about my hunts. I’m certainly not much of a writer but I have a lot […]

Steven Drake’s 2010 Montana Hunting Season Slideshow


My Rifle Gives Me Little Advantage

The elk have moved out of the high country and into the thick and dense low lands. The bulls are grouping up and have quit bugling. My sight and sound advantage has been taken away. A positive attitude and the liklihood of snow are all I’ve got now. This year I’ve been blessed with drawing […]

Preston Edwards. A Hunting Industry Insider’s view on the Crew Cab

I’ll admit, I had my doubts when Mark Seacat of Mystery Ranch Packs started his sales pitch about how great his packs are. I have tried a lot of packs and liked very few of them over the years, and I didn’t expect much different out of these ones. Mark wouldn’t back down though, and […]