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Physical Conditioning / Re: physical conditioning: navy seal workout
« on: July 24, 2020, 05:43:34 PM »
awesome! im currently out of commission for any upper body excercise for at least 2 or 3 weeks. i got kicked by a 900 lb horse that has a mean streak. Doc said im looking at 6 weeks for full recovery time...not cool. im losing upper body muscle mass at an extremely alarming rate. The good news is that i can still work gut, and legs. although i have to be careful with the fluid currently on my knee.

Physical Conditioning / Re: physical conditioning: navy seal workout
« on: July 03, 2020, 11:10:38 AM »
i just upgraded from a tree limb to a home made A-frame pullup bar! got my olympic bar in yesterday...having a blast!!!

Physical Conditioning / Re: physical conditioning: navy seal workout
« on: June 30, 2020, 11:17:20 AM »
suns out guns out buddy! hopefully my barbell gets here soon!!

Hunting Gear / Re: Wall Tent Pole Bag - What Do You Use?
« on: June 30, 2020, 11:16:08 AM »
our bags are heavy duty 18oz vinyl with a full length zipper for easy access. they are on the website under camp items i believe. they are around $40. Give us a call at 360 817 9124 for more info or questions that you might have. 

David Aldrich.

Hunting Gear / Re: Wall Tent Pole Bag - What Do You Use?
« on: June 29, 2020, 04:20:14 PM »
Hey! I am David Aldrich. My father's name is John Aldrich. We build canvas wall tents for a living. Our company name is Bravo mfg. inc. In addition to bulilding hunting tents, we also make heavy duty frame bags. our frame bags are a heavy duty 18 oz material, with a #10 ykk zipper. visit our website at and check out our specials, or call the shop at 360 817 9124. We love to talk tents and anything related to tents!

Physical Conditioning / Re: Looking for a workout
« on: June 29, 2020, 01:08:34 PM »
look at the workout i posted in physical conditioning. it is titled navy seal workout. do that workout for a full body endurance workout. then do strength training with weight on the off days. balance is important and the full body workout builds it.

Physical Conditioning / Re: Calories
« on: June 28, 2020, 01:44:02 AM »
in 2018 i had the opportunity to participate in a stone ram hunt that a friend was doing. i say participate in this sense to mean that i was the gear pig!!! we planned meal weights into our sheep packs before we flew in. for a five day hunt, we planned 10lbs. of food per person. food consisted of home made granola with freeze dried fruit, home made trail mix (high protein nuts, seeds, berries, and fruit, with a little bit of chocolate chips.), a protein bar, 2 ramen noodles packs, and 1 2-serving mountain house meal. personally i gravitated towards anything that contained chicken and rice. they were easy on the stomach and provided protein and carbs. (should your buddies choose to follow other classic menu items from said freeze dried meals, be sure that you are in your own tent and upwind! otherwise you may hear your buddies telling ben in your tent to give you both barrels and hit you again as they cry themselves to sleep while laughing.) i know elk hunts are not nearly as strenuous as sheep generally, but i can tell you that we were hungry at the end of the day. calorie wise, i cant give an accurate number. everyone is a little different. i can eat a 2000 calorie/day diet and lose weight. guys in NSW seal/swcc can eat 15000 calories a day and be starving.  when im working hard in elk season, i will eat a double serving mountain house at every meal. then it will be immediately followed by a large "snack" of some kind. i usually eat 2 more snacks or so between meals at minimum. track your daily caloric intake and then multiply it by 2.5 and you should at least have a general platform to work off of. i know i can run somewhere in the 5-6000 range and still be foraging on the trails. the big thing is to eat high protein foods to build muscle and aid in recovery while eating carbs to give instant energy. also use mtn  ops ignite in the morning-afternoon, and drink mtn ops bcaa at night after you get back to camp. if you really want a secret to success, here it is: drink your morning coffee...then follow it up with mtn ops ignite! ignite has long term energy curves with a 200 dose of caffiene. coffee has an unknown amount of caffeine to me, but it doesnt last very long and you get a energy crash when it wears off. by combining the 2, you get an extreme amount of caffeine that also gives longer lasting energy. i discovered this little trick by accident one morning rolling towards the trailhead. i dont know what your health effects are, but i know that when its in your system you probably could "kill a bar at the age of 3" my dad said i should just go get a hand full of reds and whites on the street corner as it would be cheaper and have the same effects. my mother claims it is the mad scientist gene from her side of the family! all i can say is that it works and i have been crushing everything i do when those 2 things are combined.

Archery / Re: Arrow weight with short draw length
« on: June 18, 2020, 11:42:30 AM »
rock n roll bud! you are shooting 20 fps faster than i was last year, and have 3% better foc. that being said, i will say this: keep your longest shot to 40 yards. i would like to see an ideal shot be under 30 with that setup. rib bones are not your friend with that setup. make sure you run a solid 2 blade for maximum penetration and clearance around ribs. have fun!

General Elk Hunting / Re: Idaho 36-B
« on: June 14, 2020, 12:46:24 AM »
ive never set foot in 36b. i can tell you that i have seen zero grizzly sign in 36a. one of the packers said that he "wasnt foolin around this year"(2018) and brought his long gun for wolves. elk were hard to find until the magical day they all piped a bugle, and then the next day they were quiet again. I havent been back there for several years, but im probably going to this year and have purchased a wolf tag with plans to fill it. My take on it is if you are used to hunting washington odds, it doesnt matter if you pick the worst or the best unit in all of idaho, you are going to have a good hunt. one of the biologists told us a unit we considered deer hunting had low numbers of deer...he said you might only see 30 deer in a day. I need not go down the rabbit hole of poor game managment in washington, but suffice it to say that i might see 30 deer in 10 days if i count several of the same deer twice. I say it doesnt matter what is in 36b...anything is better than washington.

Hunting Gear / Re: Good elk hunting frame packs
« on: June 05, 2020, 04:01:36 PM »
your rocking a system similar to mine! heck of a system once you learn how to distribute your gear from main pocket to batwings! i had a little bit of a learing curve with my kifaru...never realized how sloppy i used to pack lol.

Other Big Game Hunting / Re: Daughters first
« on: June 05, 2020, 03:55:27 PM »
awesome bear lang! looks like your daughter got a good one! looks like a 5-5.5 in pad?

Other Big Game Hunting / Re: i know ZERO about bear hunting.
« on: June 05, 2020, 03:44:41 PM »

your preaching to the choir buddy! the point i was trying to make is that while any animal is easy to kill with proper shot placement, they are still going to burn the world going out. when it comes to my crew, when targeting bears, is to aim back (due to lungs being low and back) and allow the near shoulder to swing forward. the shot we like basically takes out the lungs and breaks the off shoulder simultaneously. that breaks down their abilty to run off (or towards you), and it gives you time to get another shot off. i live in washington, so we hunt thick stuff and close quarters. in our camp, the rule is if you shoot a bear once, you keep shooting till he is no longer a target ie: bear is dead or you no longer see him. the reference to my mother working the bolt as fast as a semi, was a close quarters kill. she shot 3 times. the first he was stopped. the second and third on a full blown charge. he died about 10 yards from her stand. all 3 shots were in the kill. the point i am making is this. they are not something to be taken lightly. this is a serious thing. they are to be given the utmost respect, and they are not a "soft" target.

again if any of you guys are after a source of bear knowledge and tactics to target both spring and fall bears, let me know.

Other Big Game Hunting / Re: i know ZERO about bear hunting.
« on: June 02, 2020, 09:18:09 PM »
friend, in case you havent learned yet: a black bear IS NOT EASY TO KILL. i have never seen a bear die easy. my mother teaches people how to hunt bears. she specifically targets fall bears. to give you an idea of how tough a bear is, my mother uses a 30-06 loaded with a 200 grain bullet. forgive me for not being able to remember the exact bullet, as the type of bullet is equally important as caliber. i have seen an average sized bear(+/- 5 feet) soak up 3 direct hits and still dissapear into brush or charge. i only know one person who can work a bolt gun faster than a semiauto. that person is my mother. even with those capabilities, she carries a pistol or grizzly bear spray. these are dangerous animals. the dead ones are the most deadly. there are very specific ways to hunt them and track them after shooting. most of the time you wont find blood, but you will have a dead bear or a wounded bear that needs killing. in close quarters, expect them to charge with the intent of killing the thing that just poked the bear(sorry!). THIS IS NOT MEANT TO CAUSE OFFENSE. a wise man once said "Ignorance can be taught, but stupidity is forever!" I am no expert, my mother claims she is not an expert. she has spoke at the oregon outdoor council meetings where steven rinella has spoken after her. she is the most knowledgeable and credible source on blackbears i know. around the family, the running joke is that she is a stone cold killer who is planning her next hit. If you are still looking for true bear hunting knowledge and experience, let me know and i can get you setup.

how was the 2019 season?

« on: June 02, 2020, 08:43:05 PM »
define affordable...i live in washington. here, if you are hunting over the counter for 2 weeks, you might see a handfull of animals. we talked to a bioligist in idaho about a deer hunt...he said the numbers are down...meaning you might only see 30 deer a day. here in washington, i might see 30 animals in a month. a slight over exageration...but only slight. bottom line is, it is more affordable for me to work 1 of those 2 weeks of hunting, and buy a 400 dollar elk tag(2020 price) for idaho and only hunt a week. cost dollar average.

Elk Hunting Tips & Tactics / Re: Protected herd bulls
« on: June 02, 2020, 01:06:52 PM »
rifle or bow? rifle is easy. bow is a little harder. i would use the pressure to your advantage, get between the elk and the border and wait. be picky about your shot though.

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