Dear Sir I read the testimonial where a guys pack outlasted the wives and trucks and all and I just had to write you. My name is Matthew Landis, I am a veteran of the US Air Force and served during the first Gulf War. They stationed me in Colorado where I fell in love with bow hunting and put my hands on my first Crooked Horn pack. It's not made anymore and its a daypack that can double as a backpack. I worked as a guide on elk hunts in those Colorado mountains for 5 years. I've climbed more trees, killed more elk, and deer than I can remember. I've fallen, been lost, frozen, almost struck by lightning, soaked by rain, snow, and ice storms. I've fallen in frozen rivers and slipped off of wet rocks. All with my pack on. I've flat out abused the living heck out of that first pack I bought some 15 years ago. I now live in Pennsylvania where I obsessively chase whitetails and bear every year. The pack has fallen out of trees, used as a bench rest and heck even a punching bag if I miss. Sir, just the other day I took that pack and threw it in the bathtub with some cool water and a squirt of laundry soap. It was the first time it had seen any sort of cleaning in all those years. Some long overdue dirt came out, I dried it over the wood stove and I am proud to say it looks almost like new. The camo is virtually unfaded. The seams are flawless. I have had only to replace one buckle that broke on a coyote hunt with wind chills pushing -15 degrees outside.
In summary, that first pack I bought is the ONLY pack I have EVER used on ANY hunt and it is STILL in terrific shape. I am proud to own this and in all sincerity will someday probably pass it down to my children to use. It just refuses to wear out. I am now in the market for a slightly larger pack, and will look no further then what your company offers. As a veteran I thank you for showing whats possible when good people with a dream and a strong will to work are mixed with freedom.
Take Care and God Bless.
I bought your trail lights at the 2010 hunt expo in SLC UT. I used them that fall on an muzzleloader elk hunt. My friend shot a massive five point in the early evening and after quartering it was dark and two miles back to camp. My friends were using a headlam and one had lights in the bill of his hat. I was using a headlamp plus one of my trail lights. I soon discovered the headlamp was useless so I shut it off. My friend that was using the lights in the billof his hat was having a rough time keeping the trail illuminated in front of him. He made the statement that he could see the trail in front of me better because my light was brighter. It was at this time I loaned him my second trail light. I was so impressed with how the light stayed in position and didnt move around. My friends were also impressed with the zippered pocket on my bino cover. I was so impressed with the trail lights that I bought two more sets at the hunt expo last weekend. I will be putting one set in my fishing bag and tone of the others Iam using for a book light at night so I don't disturb my wife. I am anxiously awaiting your new range finder cover. Gary Dobyns Mule Deer Volunteer and outdoorsman