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When you’re in the middle of the wilderness, having the proper necessities on hand will make life much simpler and more enjoyable. When evaluating hunting gear, a high price tag doesn’t necessarily equate to high performance, and a lesser-known brand shouldn’t be discounted. 

Kinzua Case Knives 

The new spear-point blade is now available for Case’s well-liked Kinzua flip-opening knife. Everything from the lock and joint to the lightweight, corrosion-resistant anodized aluminum handle is very robust. We weren’t concerned about the blade becoming unstable or folding on us while using it since the frame-locking mechanism seemed solid and robust. Upland birds, waterfowl, and wild turkeys may be quickly cleaned with the spear-point blade and SV35N steel’s long-lasting edge retention. The Kinzua could be given a sharp enough edge to skin large game. The Case Tanto blade design, influenced by Japanese swords and has a stronger tip for more piercing power, is also an option.

Maven B.1.2 Binoculars 

It would be challenging to locate glass of the Maven’s caliber. The B.1.2 binocular from Maven improves the company’s top-tier B.1 model by providing a broader field of vision, better glass coatings, and a broader Schmidt-Pechan prism. As a result, there will be improved clarity, color integrity, and low-light performance. We like the rubberized chassis since it is exceptionally smooth to the touch yet still gripping in the rain. Its dimensions and weight of 26.8 ounces are perfectly suitable for extended excursions. The binoculars’ twist-up, adjustable eye cups are user-friendly and may be used for hunting and wildlife watching. Maven provides a limitless lifetime guarantee.

Flex Pack and Rafting Backpack by Six Moons Designs

With its double-layer, 420 Nylon Robic material, heavy-duty stitching, positions for compression straps, daisy chains, and detachable side compartments, this pack is very well made. Flex Pack’s open design makes it difficult to organize minor stuff, but this 75-liter dry bag allows you to transport items that wouldn’t often fit in a pack, making taking out a quartered deer simple. When filled down, this 3.7-pound pack, one of the lightest alternatives we evaluated, performed an excellent job stabilizing and dispersing weight. For packraft-based hunting, the Flex Pack would be ideal. Four lashing points provide security in each boat and in whatever water state.

LifeStraw’s Camelbak Crux 2L Reservoir Filtration Kit

Every time you drink water from the Crux 2L Reservoir with LifeStraw, it undergoes two filtration cycles to eliminate germs, parasites, and microplastics. An included carbon filter also helps to cut down on chlorine and strange tastes and aromas. The Crux 2L’s Lifestraw kit is simple to install and remove, and the reservoir may be used with or without the filter. Its non-leaking top is simple to open and shut, and the reservoir and filter weigh 10 ounces. Whether used to fill a sink or to collect water from a natural source, the fill handle is low profile and easy to grasp. Hydroguard, an antimicrobial substance, is used in the reservoir to prevent the growth of bacteria in the container and tube.

Yeti Panga 50-Liter Duffel Bag

The bag is airtight and submersible thanks to welded seams and a HydroLok Zipper. The Panga is built with a tough EVA-molded bottom and reinforced lash points around the bag, making it very robust. The backpack-style straps provide hands-free transportation while entering and exiting a seaplane, a duck blind, or in other circumstances where you must cross water. Metal hardware is durable enough to withstand harsh handling. This season, Yeti introduced the color tan. Additionally, it comes in 75- and 100-liter capacities.