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    I have a SG Solo. I have it fit very balanced as...

    I have a SG Solo. I have it fit very balanced as far as hips and shoulders. I seem to be little wimpier than some in the ability to carry most of the weight on my hips. When I get really heavy(over...
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    I have had good luck as well in the limited time...

    I have had good luck as well in the limited time I've had it on.
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    Getting in cardio and strength is one thing....

    Getting in cardio and strength is one thing. Packing weight in a pack up and down steep hills is what really conditions your body to pack in the woods. Your feet and the way you walk will change as...
  4. Second chance deer tag. OTC elk tag. The cool...

    Second chance deer tag. OTC elk tag. The cool part is I have a maximum of 2 hr Drive to any of my hunting spots for this year.
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    Petzl zipka. You don't see too many of these, but...

    Petzl zipka. You don't see too many of these, but I am really happy with the performance and the super compact size.
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    I have the Sitka kelvin light. I chose the vest...

    I have the Sitka kelvin light. I chose the vest because it is a nice addon to layering, but not excessive. I also wanted the primaloft for safe insulation if I get soaked. I don't have slot of time...
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    I'm with you. As long as I am bettering my...

    I'm with you. As long as I am bettering my previous bucks, why not. I have quite a few years to hunt, so I can take little steps and be pretty happy. I don't put in for long shot draws, but that...
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    I have hunted with bows and guns. I love both. I...

    I have hunted with bows and guns. I love both. I am always very impressed by the top level archery hunters. I love this message.
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    Pretty tall request for $150. You will have to...

    Pretty tall request for $150. You will have to give up something. Either go floorless or fly/footprint if you are set on a free standing shelter. As long as you don't have to contend with bugs, you...
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    Better to stay under the radar so nobody will...

    Better to stay under the radar so nobody will want to move here. I am such a "people person".
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    That is good stuff there BSA. More time to scout...

    That is good stuff there BSA. More time to scout the next big boy!!
  12. I load 9-10 days on the Solo with dry bags...

    I load 9-10 days on the Solo with dry bags strapped to the sides and not extending the load shelf. Day hunt mode at about 15# or so, and 110#+ going out that day. I will never leave camp without a...
  13. Sticky: Thanks to First Lite. Great jacket!!

    Thanks to First Lite. Great jacket!!
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    That makes me laugh. By the second day of a long...

    That makes me laugh. By the second day of a long weekend off, my wife just says to "Get the %^^&& out of here before you drive me nuts". I assume it is because i am sitting staring out the window...
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    Ditto on Silver Creek State Park. Careful with...

    Ditto on Silver Creek State Park. Careful with young kids. It is a steep and hazardous hike through the falls area. There are accidents every year. I have been taking my boys there since they were...
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    Some of the cheaper tents can be very cost...

    Some of the cheaper tents can be very cost effective. They are cheap because they don't use the most high tech materials.

    I bought a 1 man REI Passage tent on Craigslist to play around with. I cut...
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    I have spent $150 on boots many times. I would...

    I have spent $150 on boots many times. I would spend hours thinking about how long my feet would last this year. I sucked it up this year and bought a pair of Lowa Tibet "backpacking boots" for less...
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    You sir are the "man". A great career supporting...

    You sir are the "man". A great career supporting us the way you did, and now you get to enjoy yourself.
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    Married 25 years this year. She knows that my OCD...

    Married 25 years this year. She knows that my OCD controls my life. Hunting has become my number one passion. We are empty nesters this year. I work too much. If it were up to me, I would be...
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    Watch the weather. My brother in law and his...

    Watch the weather. My brother in law and his party got snowed out and had to back in the spring to get their camp. They rode horses out belly deep in snow to get out.
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    I felt like I was doing yoga to get in and out of...

    I felt like I was doing yoga to get in and out of the Fly Creek 2, so I traded it out for a Copper Spur 2 with the side door. I am thinking of getting a Copper Spur 1 or a Tarptent Rainbow to cut...
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    They have turned this into a circus. Increasing...

    They have turned this into a circus. Increasing the number of available tags now impacts everyone that drew a tag in addition to those that did not have a fair opportunity at drawing tags. They must...
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    I am from mid willamette valley. I love a nice...

    I am from mid willamette valley. I love a nice drive up and over Hwy 58. Welcome, and I look forward to hearing some blacktail stories from your neck of the woods.
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    Heavy or light??

    I ponder this every so often.

    If you have an elk down, most of us can bone out and pack out in 3 loads. Is there a preference in the weight distribution on the loads. Do you load heavy when you...
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    I am a very black and white person. I read regs...

    I am a very black and white person. I read regs front to back. If I am unclear on something, I will ask for clarification.

    If they knew they had an issue, how hard would it have been to toss the...
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