Articles by Nate Simmons


One Foot at a Time

One Foot at a Time

Prevention and treatment for the one thing that can instantly cripple your hunt My most miserable backcountry hunts haven’t been caused by bad weather or heavy packs; nope, they almost all involved blisters on my feet. Sounds like a little thing just talking about it...
Three Steps To Making Better Shots On Game

Three Steps To Making Better Shots On Game

As I marched off a frozen snow-covered peak in Montana, tears streamed down my face. I had been climbing this mountain every day for the last two weeks, but today was the last day of elk season. Fifteen minutes earlier, I had finally earned the chance of being 50...
Tweaked: Nate Simmons’ Ever-Evolving Gear List

Tweaked: Nate Simmons’ Ever-Evolving Gear List

Not Less, Just Better It’s been a long time since I wrote an article about my backpacking gear list. A lot has changed since then. This article will detail the upgrades and additions I’ve made since then. Over the past several years, I’ve made some upgrades on pieces...
Knowing the Distance

Knowing the Distance

A Practical Guide to Rangefinder Considerations and Usage Most bowhunters spend a lot of time deciding on what bow is going to be the best for them, as well as other equipment such as arrows, sights, and broadheads. Bowhunting gear is important and exciting, but tools...
7 Steps to Better Backpack Hunting

7 Steps to Better Backpack Hunting

In Western Hunter Magazine, we spend a lot of time talking about very specific topics in relation to tactics. While these are all incredibly important, sometimes it’s nice to back away from it and think about the simple, big picture items to keep in mind at all times...