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Land Report’s 2015 Gear of the Year

The Magazine of the American Landowner set out to make life on your land more enjoyable, more productive, and more convenient. Here’s what we came up with. Produced by Daniel Reed Photography by Gustav Schmiege III HUNTER ORIGINAL TALL RAIN

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The Magazine of the American Landowner set out to make life on your land more enjoyable, more productive, and more convenient. Here’s what we came up with.

Produced by Daniel Reed
Photography by Gustav Schmiege III

HUNTER ORIGINAL TALL RAIN BOOTS
us.hunterboots.com | From $150

HunterBootsWhether you’re in the barn or out in the woods, these classics walk the walk. Developed from designs based on a boot popularized by the Duke of Wellington, the Wellie is a mainstay of outdoor life. Today, the Original Rain Boot, handcrafted from 28 parts, is built on the original last for exceptional fit and comfort. Vulcanized rubber provides ample protection from the elements. Rain Boots are available in a rainbow of colors. – Daniel Reed

 

WOOD-MIZER LT40SH SAWMILL
www.woodmizer.com | From $35,745

LT40SHSawMill_lgThis mill has what it takes to be productive and profitable. Packed with high-performance features, it was designed for landowners who want to make money, not just chop up trees. Standard features on the LT40 Super include walk-along controls with auto-clutch, fast up-and-down head movement, and hydraulic log handling, which runs at twice the speed of the standard hydraulic mill. Automatic board return expedites off-bearing and increases overall productivity. The command control operator station puts all controls in one convenient box at the head of the mill. Log handling is virtually effortless thanks to its impressive hydraulics. High-output electric motors speed up carriage movement, and the cantilevered head/bed combination makes setup a snap. – Daniel Reed

 

MACKINAW FIELD CHRONO WATCH
www.filson.com | From $850

Chrono WatchAssembled by hand in Shinola’s state-of-the-art Detroit factory, this chronograph watch with date is built to withstand the demands of life in the field. Powered by Shinola’s Argonite movement, it has a brushed and polished stainless steel
43mm case. The scratch resistant sapphire crystal has an anti-reflective coating for glare reduction. – Daniel Reed

 

MT. PICKETT 20
www.paxispax.com | $249

MT PickettI’ve got a closet full of camera bags. None of them can hold a candle to this one. It’s the best way to carry a camera for day trips that I’ve ever seen in shooting professionally these last 20 years. No other product offers visible access to your camera, or whatever else you’re carrying, without taking it off your back. — Gustav Schmiege

 

 

 

THE BURNIE GRILL
www.burniegrill.com | $18.99 Large | $16.99 Medium

Burnie GrillBurnie’s ingenious construction is borrowed from the ancient Nordic technique for burning stumps. Cooking with this all-natural alderwood device is as easy as lighting a match. Simply place your Burnie on a charcoal grill, in a fire pit, or some other designated burning area. Then light the center fire starter. In about 20 minutes, you can start cooking — for well over an hour. Feel free to use a grill grate. And when you’re done, there’s no cleanup. Burnie burns itself out. That’s great for you — and your land. – Daniel Reed

 

2016 CHEVROLET TAHOE
www.chevrolet.com | From $47,000

TahoeThe fourth generation of this standout SUV had me at Head-Up Display. Keeping an eye on directions and monitoring potential speed traps is a breeze with this savvy feature. That and the stylish cockpit are about as close to Top Gun as this jet jockey will ever get. Bonus points for the seamless synching of my iPhone with Apple Carplay. As always, this rig is a joy to drive. No wonder so many landowners own one. Or two. Or however many. — Eric O’Keefe

 

 

2015 FORD F-150 PLATINUM
www.ford.com | From $51,585

Ford F150It’s the extra touches that make America’s best-selling pickup truck such a useful tool on your land. Take, for instance, the 110-volt/400-watt AC plug-in power outlets, which are conveniently placed throughout the vehicle. Same goes for the adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support, the dynamic hitch assist, the tailgate step with lift assist, and the flow-through center console, which is toolbox-size (and just as handy). — Eric O’Keefe

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