The Mindful Hunter Podcast

Jay Nichol

A deep dive into a mindful perspective on the discipline of hunting.

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EP 82 - The Ultimate Ultralight 2 Person 3 Season Tent Review 2022
Jul 26 2022
EP 82 - The Ultimate Ultralight 2 Person 3 Season Tent Review 2022
Up next in the Mindful Review series is a comparative analysis of 9, 2-person 3-season tents including the Big Agnes Copper Spur, Sea To Summit Telos, Hilleberg Niak, MSR Hubba Hubba, Nemo Dragonfly, Stone Glacier Skyscraper 2P, Kuiu Mountain Star, Hilleberg Helags, and the Slingfin Portal. I looked at 30 different elements including price, build quality, practical space, pole construction, and many more.   I am also raffling off 4 of the tents and if you head to the link below you can buy tickets if they are still available.   Please let me know which category of hunting gear you would like to see reviewed next? Rain Gear? Electronics?   YouTube Version   Raffle Tickets   Jay Nichol jay@mindfulhunter.com   Merch   Free Backcountry Nutrition Guide   Newsletter   IG   Podcast     0:00 – Intro 0:26 – List of Tents 2:18 – The Raffle 6:36 – Consumer Psychology 8:41 – Personal Opinion 11:15 – 30 categories tested and 20 scored 13:31 – Practical Space 13:52 – In-tent Height and Length Footage 29:33 – 2-pad Test 33:14 – Price 34:42 – Weight & Weight Honesty 37:24 – Tent Pegs 39:32 – Ease of Setup 44:09 – Build Quality 47:58 – Pole Quality 51:23 – Rain Test 58:10 – Practical Vestibule Space 1:00:00 – Breathability vs Warmth and the Effect on Condensation 1:02:18 – Zippers 1:02:37 – Practical Fabric Quality 1:03:24 – Fabric Specs 1:11:11 – Freestanding 1:11:21 – Number of Doors 1:11:38 – Ease of Getting In and Out 1:12:35 – Final Rankings
EP 82 - The Ultimate Ultralight 2 Person 3 Season Tent Review 2022
Jul 26 2022
EP 82 - The Ultimate Ultralight 2 Person 3 Season Tent Review 2022
Up next in the Mindful Review series is a comparative analysis of 9, 2-person 3-season tents including the Big Agnes Copper Spur, Sea To Summit Telos, Hilleberg Niak, MSR Hubba Hubba, Nemo Dragonfly, Stone Glacier Skyscraper 2P, Kuiu Mountain Star, Hilleberg Helags, and the Slingfin Portal. I looked at 30 different elements including price, build quality, practical space, pole construction, and many more.   I am also raffling off 4 of the tents and if you head to the link below you can buy tickets if they are still available.   Please let me know which category of hunting gear you would like to see reviewed next? Rain Gear? Electronics?   YouTube Version   Raffle Tickets   Jay Nichol jay@mindfulhunter.com   Merch   Free Backcountry Nutrition Guide   Newsletter   IG   Podcast     0:00 – Intro 0:26 – List of Tents 2:18 – The Raffle 6:36 – Consumer Psychology 8:41 – Personal Opinion 11:15 – 30 categories tested and 20 scored 13:31 – Practical Space 13:52 – In-tent Height and Length Footage 29:33 – 2-pad Test 33:14 – Price 34:42 – Weight & Weight Honesty 37:24 – Tent Pegs 39:32 – Ease of Setup 44:09 – Build Quality 47:58 – Pole Quality 51:23 – Rain Test 58:10 – Practical Vestibule Space 1:00:00 – Breathability vs Warmth and the Effect on Condensation 1:02:18 – Zippers 1:02:37 – Practical Fabric Quality 1:03:24 – Fabric Specs 1:11:11 – Freestanding 1:11:21 – Number of Doors 1:11:38 – Ease of Getting In and Out 1:12:35 – Final Rankings
The MH Podcast EP 73: Part 1 Of The Most Comprehensive Expedition Hunting Backpack Review Ever Done
May 20 2022
The MH Podcast EP 73: Part 1 Of The Most Comprehensive Expedition Hunting Backpack Review Ever Done
Well, here it is! Part 1 of my attempt at the most comprehensive 10-day + hunting backpack review ever done. In this first part, I do an overview of each bag, test out 40lbs loads and look at 14 different individual characteristics of the bags. In part 2 I will continue to add more elements and run 80lbs and 120lbs tests. The results surprised even me. I’d love to hear your comments and feedback and requests for other elements you’d like to see in part 2. I hope you enjoy it.   I reviewed the   Kifaru Fulcrum with Duplex Lite Frame Stone Glacier Sky Guide 7900 with X-Curve Frame Mystery Ranch Marshall Exo K3 6400 Kuiu 7800 Pro   0:00 – Intro 1:45 – Tribalism and marketing 5:15 – Different tools for different jobs 8:05 – Methodology and 5 bags we’re testing 11:05 – Overview of the bags 15:05 – Kuiu Pro 7800 24:42 – Stone Glacier Sky Guide 7900 29:03 – Exo K3 6400 32:15 – Mystery Ranch Marshall 35:36 – Kifaru Fulcrum 38:33 – Price 39:44 – Weight 41:10 – Weight Honesty 45:15 – Volume per pound capacity 46:09 – Shipping Speed 46:55 – Purchase Experience 47:53 – Canadian Bonus 48:47 – Lids 49:58 – Fitting 51:20 – 40lbs Comfort Rating 54:54 – Lateral Stability 56:41 – Vertical Stability 57:40 – Lumbar Pads 1:01:09 – Load Lifter Angle 1:01:38 – The Final Rankings for Part 1     Jay Nichol jay@mindfulhunter.com   Merch   Free Backcountry Nutrition Guide   Newsletter   IG   Podcast