Winter 2017’s new & noteworthy gear
Awesome new outdoor equipment to get you through the Canadian winter
Following up on Duck, Duck, Goose, his acclaimed 2013 waterfowl cookbook, hunter and food writer Hank Shaw is back with Buck, Buck, Moose: Recipes and Techniques for Cooking Deer, Elk, Moose, Antelope and Other Antlered Things (US$29.95). The comprehensive, lushly photographed book includes 100 venison recipes from around the world.
If you get cold feet on your outdoor adventures, ThermaCell’s ProFlex Heavy Duty Heated Insoles (US$199) might be the ticket to staying out longer. Powered by removable rechargeable batteries, the flexible insoles can stay warm for up to 8½ hours. And using a smartphone, you can power the insoles on and off and choose among four temperature settings.
ThermaCell Heated Products, 1-866-651-7579; www.heat.thermacell.com
Made with Columbia Sportswear’s unique OutDry Extreme waterproof fabric, the OutDry Ex Gold Down Hooded Jacket ($329.99) is ideal for wet, cold days on the water or the ice. The seams are fully sealed, while the horizontal chambers of 700-fill down are heat-bonded—not stitched—keeping the insulation in and the elements out.
Columbia Sportswear, 1-800-622-6953; www.columbiasportswear.ca
Designed specifically for hunters, the Accurate (US$99.95) is a new fixed-blade hunting knife made exclusively for Ruger by CRKT. The satin-finish, 4.37-inch plain-edge blade is available in either a drop or rising point, with a rubber over-mould, full-tang handle. It comes with a reinforced nylon-fabric sheath.
Ruger, 1-800-891-3100; www.ruger.com/crkt