4 Gear Picks for Hunting Season

Hunting season is here, and Smith & Edwards has 4 new tools to help you have a big (& successful) adventure out there. Allen Co. makes a huge variety of shotgun & rifle cases that our customers love. New this year from Allen are these 2 all-in-one gun cases that will make hunting easier this year. Allen® Gear Fit Pursuit Bruiser: for Big Game hunting When you’re out in the brush or on the side of a mountain, you’ve got to have your gear close. Continue reading →

Campfire Food for Camping in Utah this Summer

Spring is almost over, and summer is fast approaching. Kids will be out of school and for many of you this means vacations and adventures in the great outdoors. My favorite summer adventure includes sitting around a campsite, eating good food, and hanging out with good friends while roasting things over the campfire. I love it! When you set out on your next family trip you'll want to make sure that you have the essentials with you. Essentials like sleep gear, a working car, and good Continue reading →

Hanging Out with Grand Trunk and Enjoying the Klymit

Today, we are going to talk about one of my favorite things… Camping! We have two camping essentials that are going to knock your socks off and leave you wishing you could “head for the hills” right now. Sleep… What’s That? In a recent conversation with Mike Vause, sporting goods manager, he reminded me that sleep is an important aspect that is constantly overlooked when camping, hiking, or otherwise enjoying the outdoors. Mike said, “You may have to [fill in the blank].” You may have Continue reading →

CarryMeGear Holsters: Concealed Carry Holsters made in Utah

Look out, Utah! There is a new brand of gun holsters in the state and they are exclusively at Smith and Edwards. We know you are going to love them. CarryMeGear is owned and operated by Smith and Edwards’ own Mike Vause, right here in Ogden, UT. Mike is the Sporting Goods manager here and we are super excited to be carrying his handmade gun holsters! Mike has spent most of his professional career in the shooting sports industry. For years, he has been looking Continue reading →

Keep your Camping Food from Getting Soggy with the Cooler Tray!

Bryan stopped by and showed us how the Cooler Tray can keep our food from getting soggy while camping. (yikes, who films in portrait mode?!) When you’re camping, you want to keep all your food cool overnight or over the weekend. But that doesn’t have to mean soggy buns, soggy grapes, soaking-wet beverage cans that have gunk on them – ick!! This is an easy & economical solution to that summer problem. As one of our managers said, “I’m sure gonna miss scooping the hamburger Continue reading →

Q&A: Why use a Gun Vise?

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Send us your question to help@smithandedwards.com. We’ve got good advice, bad advice, & years of experience with all kinds of crazy outdoors activities. Send us your question, you just might get something fun or helpful back! Question: I saw your post on how to clean a rifle. I’ve never used a Gun Vise to clean my rifle… does it make any real difference? -Major Paul Answer: You don’t have to use a gun vise to clean your rifle. But Continue reading →

Prepare with 72-Hour Kits & Bug Out Bags

It’s that time of year to check your preparedness gear, make sure you have a communication/meetup plan for your family, & rotate your food storage. One important piece of your preparedness plan is having a bag with all your necessities. Some people recommend a bug-out bag, but here in Utah a 72-hour kit is the most recommended pack to have. What’s the difference? Mike Vause from our Sporting Goods department asked Ryan Seager, our Surplus manager, and Jean Dimick, our Preparedness manager, and here’s what Continue reading →

Valentine’s Day Advice (Video)

The guys of the Gun Counter at Smith & Edwards really have seen it all. We’ve seen husbands and boyfriends who think they’re getting her the perfect gift… but it doesn’t go quite as planned. Trust us – we KNOW how it goes! Bonus Tip from one of our Fans “My rule for Valentine’s is to buy a gift that you won’t mind being thrown at the back of your head. Appliance-bad. Flowers-not so bad.” – posted on our Facebook page …Thanks for the tip! Continue reading →

Freeze-Dried Food Review: Try something new

Some of us don’t like change. I sometimes lean on tried and trusted gear for my outdoor adventures. I might be weird, but I like eating freeze-dried backpacking foods, especially the flavors from Mountain House. I have favorite flavors like Spaghetti, Beef Stroganoff, Lasagna, and Chili Mac. These meals always go with me on backpacking and hunting trips. This trip I wanted to try something new. (Totally out of character….just ask my wonderful wife). I went for Biscuits & Gravy, and Granola with Blueberries. Mike’s Continue reading →