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    5 day gear list in latest EBJ

    I haven't done much back pack style hunting myself but I found the article in the latest EBJ about Guy's 5 day pack list to be helpful.n I did notice that the article got specific into brands/models on some items and didn't on others and that it was missing what I would consider a few essential items such as a water filter unless Guy is packing all his water in but I liked it none-the-less.

    Anyway the article me wondering what everyone else's pack list looks like. Anyone care to share the secrets of there pack and what goes into it?

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    This will be my first ever backpack hunt so I know some of my stuff is heavy, but if I enjoy it I will upgrade for next year:
    Badlands 4500 pack
    3 liter camelback
    Big Agnes Hogpark 20 bag
    Big Agnes air pad
    Montbell Crescent 2 tent
    Sleeping pad patch kit
    Jetboil
    Katadyn base camp water filter
    Food for 4 days
    Starbucks via coffee
    Emergency kit
    2 headlamps
    Mini flashlight
    Tripod
    Meopta HD spotting scope
    Extra pair of socks and underwear
    Down coat
    Rain gear
    Lighter
    I'm probably missing some stuff.

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    First pack in trip for me as well this year. I am curious about how much clothing to bring. I will be bow hunting in August so it will be hot as hell and stuff gets pitted out fast. Aside from socks and underwear, how much extra should I bring? I am thinking a couple of base layer underarmor shirts and two lightweight breathable shirts on top, I can wash out in the creek and rotate each day. Weight will be an issue but I don't want to be 4 days in and smelling so bad the deer can smell me coming a mile away. Thanks

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    For me I only bring one set of merino base layers. one extra set of socks and underwear that I swap every morning. And then another set of merino ankle socks I sleep in.

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    Ill tell I just cant get down to their pack weight for a five to seven day pack!! I have tried but I pack all my cleaning and meat bags with me along with a few other things. Its a long way back after I shoot a Elk and I really like to pack a load of meat out with me on the way back out. I guess going in by myself might have a lot to do with that. No one else to split up some of the essentials. I would be curious to see what most hunters pack weights are on solo trips. Mine with everything including 2 starter quarts of water,food for seven days, and my bow on the pack is 65lbs this year. That is 8lbs lighter than my last pack in. I guess I need to lose a few things but I use them all. Maybe new lighter gear.
    Here is my list for a seven day pack in.

    Pack & Stuff Sacks
    Pack =93
    Extra straps =5.96
    Stove Stuff Sack =0.71
    Small Dry Stuff Sack =1.45
    Large Dry Stuff Sack =2.1
    Day pack=36.13

    Sleeping
    Marmot Sleeping Bag =45.54
    Term-a-rest =23.48
    Tent =56.45

    Clothing
    Sitka Mountain Pants =24.19
    Sitka 90% Jacket =19.61
    Sitka Kelvin Insulated Vest =15.18
    First Lite Marino Crew Tx2 =11.19
    First Lite Marino Zip Tx1 =10.74
    First Lite Marino HCrew Tx1 =7.64
    First Lite Allegheny Tx2 =19.1
    MarinoWool Socks Linersx2 = 2.07
    MarinoWool Socks Med x2 =2.24
    MarinoWoolSocks Heavy x2 =5.43
    Marino Wool Boxers x2 =7.9
    Ball Cap =2.04
    Marino Wool Beanie Light =0.93
    Marino Wool Beanie Heavy = 2.57
    Suspenders =3.12
    Wool Mitten Gloves =4.06
    Light Gloves =2.1
    Pancho =11.38
    Gaiters =9.84

    Meals
    Mess Kit =8.35
    Stove =21.83
    Lighter =0.8
    Fork & Spoon =1.38
    Paper Towels and Rag =1.2
    Stove Fuel =32
    Toilet Paper =3
    7 Day Food Pack =240
    2 qt Water =64
    All Purpose Soap = 5
    Waterproof Matches =0.61

    Accessories
    Water Pump =12.75
    Water Tablets =1.06
    Binoculars = 32.16
    Range Finder/Case = 8.03
    Bugle =6.3
    Cow Calls x2 =2.5
    GPS Garmin 62s =6.2
    10 AA lithium Batteries =8.8
    Streamlight 14512 =5.6
    Duct Tape =4.16
    550 Cord =6.9
    Bow Sling =8.94
    Small Maglight =3.9
    Extra Bugle Reeds =1.19
    Buck Knife =7.41
    All Purpose Tool =9.35
    Wyoming Saw =19.64
    Gurber Ax =18.65
    Water Bladder =5.45
    Gurber Knife =7.61
    Plastic Bags =6.45
    Game Bags =21.15
    Wind dust=0.87
    Map=2.84

    Emergency Kit =14.7
    Marking Tape =0.39
    Knee Brace =6.52
    Chap Stick =0.32

    Bow & release=85.16


    Total weight =1034.16oz = 64.62lbs

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    An Eberlestock J-107 that I can use for both rifle and bow hunting. I shoot a Toelke Whip, but am seriously looking at one of Dan's two-piece models. I can put the arrows, bow, guard and tabs in the rifle scabbard, leaving my hands free for trekking poles, and the pack gives plenty of room for a Marmot Helium, Neo-Air sleeping pad, Sierra Designs one-person tent with ground sheet, 3 liter bladder (Eberlestock sells the best bladder/bite valve combo on the market), jetboil, ti cup and spork, some merino base layers including a pair for sleeping in, my insulation layers, my outer layer, and raingear i stuff in the bottom of the pack. Headlight with extra bulb and batteries, small flashlight, and a Havalon piranta with extra blades. There's other things i stuff in the pack as well, but one thing is a pair of crocs for camp wear. This gives my boots and insoles time to dry out after a hard hunt, and on the way in, i grab some sage or cedar and throw it in a garbage bag with my hunting clothes. i'll hike in with zip-off pants and not wear my hunting clothes. I also make sure I have a little Platypus bladder with some good cognac in it, and some tylenol. I've also been known to take in a couple of good cigars if we're not hunting right out of our camp. It's a vacation, right?

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    I will just say that I really tended to over pack at first. After a few trips you figure out what you need/use and what you dont. I havent actually weighed my pack but its gotten alot lighter over the years! Things like a lighter sleeping bag and a good quality thermal top and bottom that you can wear while sleeping and hunting can save some weight and keep you comfortable if the weather turns cold durring a hunt.

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    25contender,

    I'd consider cutting either the saw or axe (maybe both but then your committed to packing out a whole head).

    You also have 3 knives (just assuming the multi tool has a knife).

    15lbs is also quite a bit for food, you might be able to tweak it a little and drop a pound or 2 there.

    10 batteries also seems like a lot to me.

    Just a few things that stuck out to me that might help you shave a little off.

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    25contender, Ssliger,

    Thanks for the good info. It's always interesting to see what others carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtnBoy View Post
    25contender,

    I'd consider cutting either the saw or axe (maybe both but then your committed to packing out a whole head).

    You also have 3 knives (just assuming the multi tool has a knife).

    15lbs is also quite a bit for food, you might be able to tweak it a little and drop a pound or 2 there.

    10 batteries also seems like a lot to me.

    Just a few things that stuck out to me that might help you shave a little off.
    Thanks for the look, It is good for someone else to take a look. The pancho is being replace with lighter raingear. You are right I will be leaving the Saw,Multitool,and Gurber knife at the truck. The food I have been working on but find it hard to get below that number for seven days. I have knocked off 5lbs from the food pack from what I normally bring. Tough getting the weight down!!

 

 

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