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Big Guy Gear Reviews are what the
sound like--gear reviews focused on the usability for big guys. If you're a
proportional six-footer, congrats: you can use literally every piece of gear on
the market. If you're a big guy, however, you know it's a frustrating
marketplace. I'm here to help. For reference, here are my basic
dimensions: 6'5", 235 pounds, dress shirt is 17"x37". I wear XL-tall shirts and 38x34
pants—as long as they’re not straight legged, boot cut, or whatever else skinny
hipsters have pushed the market toward. I'm built with more of a weak-man's
barrel chest than a fat-man's beer belly. I have what Lululemon calls
"hockey butt." If you're tall and not broad, or broad and not tall,
these reviews should still help you find usable gear. Each year I return to the Blue Ridge
Mountain area of Virginia to hunt white-tailed deer. Each year I am confounded by hunting
clothing cut to fit gnomes and Santas. If
I want a shir…
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I chose the Kachina Peaks Wilderness Hunt Area because it is somewhere that I have hiked and camped many times over my years in Arizona...I felt comfortable that I am familiar enough with the area that should I beat the odds and get pulled, I could at least hunt for the entire time without getting lost and dying in the wilderness. But hiking Bear Jaw Trail and the Inner Basin Trail and exploring up a small cinder cone don't give me the area knowledge of the entire San Francisco Peaks to pull off an elk hunt without leaving the trails behind. Scouting for a elk hunt takes dedication and effort.