Articles by George Bettas


Eating Fresh in the Backcountry

Eating Fresh in the Backcountry

You Can Still Enjoy Great Food on Remote Hunts I learned long ago that in order to be successful while hunting in the backcountry, especially in extreme weather, you have to be able to stay dry, get good rest, and eat good meals. If you don’t have the right camp gear...
Sleeping Under Canvas

Sleeping Under Canvas

A Guide to the Wall Tent Lifestyle I can still vividly recall the stories and photos of Jack O’Connor, John Jobson, Clyde Ormond, and Warren Page and the pack trips they wrote about in Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, and Field and Stream when I was a boy. The adventure...
Off-Season Activities for the Hunting Horseman

Off-Season Activities for the Hunting Horseman

Ways to Improve Skills, Prepare your Stock and Give Back This time of year as I drive back and forth across Montana, I often see large and small bands of horses and mules out on winter pasture. Most of them are pack strings waiting out the winter in large groups in...