By Bernie Barringer
I’m always looking for something new and nifty that will fill a need, solve a problem, or just scratch a hunting itch. Here are 10 of them for this year’s Christmas list. Feel free to wrap any of these up for me and put them under my tree!
OZ20 Vehicle Deodorizer
Ambient odors are insidious, and your vehicle collects them from every possible source as you travel down the long and smelly road of everyday life. Your dog’s hair, the rogue french fries under your seat and the variety of odors that come off our own bodies; they all collect and co-mingle inside our vehicles, then conspire to hitch a ride with us whenever we leave and venture into the field. Ultimately, they all can sound like alarm bells to a whitetail’s nose. Life teaches that cheap insurance comes in many forms. The latest of which for hunters is the $39.99 OZ20 Vehicle Deodorizer by ScentLok. The OZ20 Vehicle Deodorizer emits a powerful stream of ozone molecules that seek out and destroy virtually all types of odors and bacteria in their path. When ozone comes in contact with these contaminants, their chemical structure is changed to a compound that is no longer recognizable as an offensive odor. As ozone continues to attack these compounds, the odor is destroyed through oxidation. Simply plug this affordable marvel into your truck’s all-in-one 12V receptacle and let the odor destruction begin.
Cool Slogan T-Shirts for the Hunter
These shirts will make a statement about who you are as a hunter and meat eater. Three different versions each have their own graphics and statement, “DIY=EARNED”, “PUBLIC LAND OWNER” and the best-selling “ORGANIC” which features the high quality, fresh organic protein which is one of the reasons we hunt. Only $23 each with free shipping. https://moveu.us/stores/bbb
Meaty Delivery: Rugid meat pack kit
A high quality Rugid cooler stuffed with the meats of your choice: sticks, various kinds of jerky, sausages and other meaty snacks. Choose between tailgater packs, Jerky selection packs, hot meat mixes, etc. Great idea for the outdoorsman and a great gift idea for the meat lover. If you have a hankering to reload, you can also buy the kits of meats to refill your cooler for the next outing. This is a great gift idea to get for a huntin’ buddy but hey, a second one for yourself is a good idea as well. Hint, hint. https://www.meaty-delivery.com/
Kenetrek Merino Wool socks
Quality Merino wool socks have improved hunting experiences in cold and damp weather more than just about any other product. One of the leaders has been Kenetrek in producing great quality socks that can be worn day after day in any weather. Merino wool keeps damp feet warm without the itch. When you need tall boot protection without the bulk, slip into this tough as nails medium layer sock with reinforced heel, toe and shin pads so you won’t feel any lace pressure. Insulates when damp, and itch free. The socks are available in several thicknesses and designs for the various hunting applications, be it a evening treestand hunt or a week in the mountains. https://kenetrek.com/collections/socks
Field &Stream Whitetail Pack
Billed as the ultimate treestand hunter’s backpack, the Field & Stream Ultimate Whitetail Hunting Backpack, features a convenient rattling antler connector so you’ll never have to fumble through your pack when it comes time to rattle. The padded shoulder straps provide the ultimate in comfort, while an easy-grip handle helps with transport. The main compartment features exclusive Push Past access with a pocket that makes it easy to retrieve flashlights or knives inside. The pack also features a flip-down front panel and easy access to four zippered and two slip pockets. The waist belt includes removable 5-inch side pockets. Thanks to the roomy design and abundance of storage, everything you need in the field fits neatly into this pack. If you carry lots of gear into the woods with you, this will keep your stuff organized better than ever before.
Stacked climbing sticks
The Stacked Ladder Sticks are revolutionary climbing aids. They’re fast, quiet, super solid on the tree, and stack together like red solo cups. With their light-weight, compact, vertical nesting design, and the shoulder strap that’s included, you’ll forget you’re carrying them. The non-metal construction material allows these sticks to grab the tree and hold-on unlike the metal sticks of yesterday. There are no bolts or screws to break or come loose and no weld joints to fail. This product meets and surpasses industry standards recognized by TMA (Treestand Manufacturers Association). https://www.stackedoutdoors.com/product/ladder-sticks-stack-of-4/
High Output Scent Dripper
Designed with a higher output to simulate higher deer traffic. It can help you pattern and inventory bucks daytime and night. This unit will operate for up to 7 to 12 days on 4 FL OZ of scent depending on conditions. It normally shuts down during rain & bad weather, so it saves your valuable scent. High Output Scrape-Dripper and Hot-Scrape® with Scent Reflex® Technology helps get more action faster at mock scrape locations. http://wildlife.com/Hunting-Scent-Dispenser-Product_Details.php?Super-Charged-Scrape-Dripper-Combo-12
Pro Ears Stalker Gold
The Stalker Gold is perfect for hunting and shooting enthusiasts. The “chop” cut cup makes it easy to shoulder the firearm without interference, while providing comfort and control aiming. The Stalker Gold has an NRR of 25. The exclusive DLSC Technology has the fastest response time in the industry at 1.5 milliseconds. Military grade dual circuit boards ensure a rugged and reliable pair of ear muffs, no wires to snag or break, and maximum adjustability, backed up by a 5 year warranty. The internal gain setting is pre set to hear the quietest sounds at the greatest distances. The Stalkers are favored by bow hunters for clear audiophile sound and are aware of the prey. http://proears.com/product/stalker-gold-series/
Black Diamond Storm Headlamp
Rugged, fully waterproof workhorse for foul conditions and big adventures, the Black Diamond Storm Headlamp now features 350 lumens of power and three different colored night vision modes. The redesigned lighting profile offers improved peripheral lighting for close-range activities like cooking, reading or sorting gear, and the Storm also features our Brightness Memory, which allows you to turn the light on and off at a chosen brightness without reverting back to full power. Eight different lighting modes allow for fully custom lighting in any situation, and our PowerTap Technology makes for instant brightness adjustments. https://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en_US/headlamps-and-lanterns/storm-BD620633_cfg.html
Covert Blackhawk Cell Cam
Cellular scouting camera technology has come a long way and the cost of operating cellular trail cameras has plummeted. The cost to run two cameras is less than $20 per month and additional cams are only $7 per month. New for 2018 is the latest LTE technology which will improve battery life and the speed of the wireless functions. The Blackhawk LTE continues with the ability to send texts, emails or both within the Covert Wireless mobile app and web-portal. The app includes guest access abilities and the power to retrieve high resolution images. The Blackhawk LTE sends instant pictures or 5 second videos using Verizon’s approved cellular network. Reliability at its finest, Covert Scouting Cameras continues to revolutionize the wireless trail camera industry. Also available is the Code Black which uses AT&T towers. https://www.covertscoutingcameras.com