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Bushnell Legend Ultra HD Binocular

Bushnell Legend HD

The Bushnell Legend HD binocular is great for field use - with rain guard water repellant and a wide field of view. It is perfect for storing in your ruck, around your neck, or even on your waist. More importantly, it was named four time binocular of the year by Binoculars.com (the BirdDog doesn't judge, but there really is a site for anything online). 

Get it on Amazon for $200.

Stay Dry in the Le Chameau Chasseur Rubber Boot

le chameau boots

While the BirdDog has four paws made for all-weather action, people tend to need boots for inclement weather. For the nastiest of conditions, a good pair of rubber boots does the trick, and there is simply none better than the Le Chameau Chasseur rubber boot.

In case you were wondering, chasseur mean hunter in French. No cheese eating surrender monkey here though! This boot is made for walking - through bogs, mud, thicket, and to the coffee shop on a rainy day. Leather lined with a deep traction heel, you better believe you will be walking upright and dry in even the toughest conditions. 

Get it on Amazon for $480.

The Birding Life

The Birding Life

Spend any time in the woods and you gain an appreciation of all the different songs coming from our feathered friends. The Birding Life gives you a window into the passionate devotion of those self described "bird nerds". And, if nothing else, what a gorgeous coffee table book!

Get it on Amazon for $35.

Everyday Carry: Spyderco Tenacious Folding Knife

spyderco tenacious knife

When it comes to a Everyday Carry Knife, the Spyderco Tenacious Folding Knife can't be beat. I have been carrying a Spyderco for years and love the ease of use, the precision build, and the fact that it won't break the bank if it gets left behind. 

Why would you want a knife in your everyday carry? Besides the fact that my grandfather (the toughest man ever) said "you ain't no kind of man if you don't carry a knife", a knife is the truest of multi-tools. But wait! A knife is just for cutting, right?

Nope.

An everyday carry knife can be used to open an envelope, get food out of your teeth, for self-protection in a pinch, to draw a map in the dirt, gut a catfish, remove a splinter, and all other kinds of jobs that a Southern Gent needs done.

So, if you are not carrying a knife everyday, I think it is about time to remedy that (unless you are going through TSA, then forget everything I just said).

Get it on Amazon for $43.

Southern Soul Barbeque

Southern Soul

Looking for the best BBQ in the South? Southern Soul should be on your list. A converted gas station on St. Simons Island off the coast of Georgia hosts some of the best "Q" in the South. But don't just trust BirdDog!

Garden and Gun named Southern Soul's BBQ sandwich one of the best in the South, Southern Living said Southern Soul was one of the 100 best restaurants in the South, Thrillist said Southern Soul was one of the best restaurants in Georgia outside of Atlanta, and Relish said Southern Soul was one of the best BBQ joints in the country

Can't make it to the coast? Pick up some of Southern Soul's sauce and fire up the smoker.

Columbia River Knife: Ken Onion Skinner Fixed Razor Edge Knife

Field tested by knife designer Ken Onion for more than 5 years, this simple but elegant hunting knife from Columbia River Knife and Tool is guaranteed to skin even the toughest hides. We love the beautifully crafted blade and the attention to detail in the proportions (for instance, the blade is exactly finger length for ease of use in the "pencil grip"). 

Get it on Amazon for $43