Clip-on Light for Hunting: The Larry Light

Yeah, I know, the Larry Light. I guess some guy named Larry invented this thing. Like every hunter wants to go up to his buddies and say, "hey, how do you like my Larry light?" Well, I guess it's better than saying "my Linda Light." That one, of course, might get you divorced, so be careful. I might joke about the name, but I love this little pocket light. This thing doesn't suck. It clips right onto the shirt pocket of my old-school woodland camo BDUs. Yeah, I know, no one wears old-school woodland camo BDUs. Maybe that's why I'll never stop wearing them. This light is very bright. It's excellent for walking out of the woods at night. You know what I'm talking about. It's dark, things are going creepy crawly, and making all kinds of scary sounds, and there you are, just a wee little hunter with a high powered rifle in your hands, scared like a little girl. Well, you no longer have to hold a flashlight in one hand, and your rifle in the other. And, it's great for trailing your … [Read more...]

Joby iPhone tripod to take videos of your deer hunts

For years, I've wanted to video my hunting experiences from the deer stand. It's not an easy thing to do. It's not as if I'm going to hold a video camera in one hand, and a rifle in the other (I don't quite have the whole 'one handed shoot from the hip thing' down yet). So, the option that comes to mind is to get some kind of tripod thing that you can mount on your deerstand to hold your video camera. And then, the ultimate would be to have some kind of tripod mount thing that attaches onto your deer rifle. So, along comes the Joby GorillaPod tripod. The thing looks hilarious. It will hold your iphone, and can grip the railing of your deerstand, or of a nearby branch. The legs of the tripod are bendable, and when I used mine, they gripped really tightly. This thing also solved the constant problem you have where after you've harvested a deer, you want to take a photo of yourself. But, as you well know, there's never a place to set your camera or iphone in order to take the shot. … [Read more...]