Alaska Outdoor University

Alaska Outdoors University screen shotThe Alaska Outdoors Supersite offers a collection of video material on a variety of topics. They are designed to teach readers proper field techniques and tactics for various outdoor activities in Alaska, to highlight certain locations around the state, and to provide reviews of various equipment useful for Alaska backcountry trips. We're just getting started on this, so visit this page often for updates on new sessions and new topics.

Alaska Hunt Planning Service

Michael Strahan does an in-field walk-through of our hunt planning service, which is designed to assist you with all aspects of planning your Alaska hunt.

Expedition Trips

Poor Man's Dry Bag: Mike Strahan shows how to save money and properly package your food and gear to protect it from the elements in a "Poor Man's Dry Bag".

Hunting: Float Hunter's Handbook Series

Alaska Float Hunting Tactics Part 1: Mike Strahan demonstrates basic tactics on the river in part 1 of a coming series on float hunting Alaska's wild rivers.

Shipping HAZMAT to and Within Alaska: Mike does a walk-through of the common types of Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) commonly shipped by hunters within Alaska, and how to deal with the myriad of shipping restrictions and fees.

The Camp Kitchen: Mike conducts a walk-through of an actual camp kitchen, showing the proper gear and setup for an Alaska float hunter's river kitchen.

Tools for Meat and Trophy Care: Mike unpacks his meat and trophy care tools, explaining what he brings along on his guided hunts, where having the proper tools is essential to field processing client's meat and trophies in the field.

Game Bags: A detailed review of the various kinds of game bags, including the new synthetics. Discusses the type and quantity of bags needed, and the pros and cons of synthetic and cotton bags.

Sleeping Bag Stuff Sacks: A review of the different types of stuff bags for your sleeping bags, including the difference between side-cinching or end-cinching compression bags and the advantages they offer.

Hunting: Trophy Care

How to Cape a Moose for a Shoulder Mount: Mike Strahan demonstrates the proper first cuts for a moose shoulder mount in the field.

River Rafting

River Basics: Mike Strahan demonstrates basic terminology on river trips.

Oar Selection 101: Mike Strahan illustrates some general tips on oar selection for remote float trips.

Location Spotlight Series

Kodiak Island Fishing: A two-part series covering roadside, remote and saltwater fishing opportunities on Kodiak Island. Part one is a video tour taking you through a week-long trip one day at a time. Part two is a narrated slideshow presenting a walk-through of the trip details and logistics.

Kodiak Part One  |  Kodiak Part Two

Product Reviews

Arctic Oven Tent

Eureka Timberline Outfitter Six: A review of a popular tent design from Eureka, along with practical field tips for this style of tent.

Fish-On Seats by Tempress. A review of a popular quick-disconnect seating system for your inflatable raft, cataraft or boat.

Mountaineering Tents. Not a product review per se, but an overview of the features you need to consider when purchasing a four-season mountaineering tent for use in Alaska.