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2017 gear
« on: March 22, 2017, 12:01:59 PM »
well, been working over my gear for this season. drew a spring bear tag, so i had to get moving on it. ive made a few changes lately, but overall pretty happy with my kit. i put together a spreadsheet for the upcoming hunt, so thought id share and discuss.  :fire.:

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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2017, 03:48:51 PM »
Dang a Z-Lite mat really weighs 13oz?! I honestly had no clue they were that heavy

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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2017, 03:58:22 PM »
Heating your cooking water over a fire or am I just not seeing the stove?
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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2017, 04:03:35 PM »
Heating your cooking water over a fire or am I just not seeing the stove?
my partner and i are splitting gear, to help offset half a ton of rifle. he will be carrying jetboil, tent, coffee, flat tarp, water filter,etc

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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2017, 04:08:23 PM »
Roger that
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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2017, 04:19:13 PM »
The ounce counter in you is freaking out about that rifle, aren't you...

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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2017, 04:23:01 PM »
Looking forward to your hunt, we will be a couple weeks behind you.  Don't forget to take a bear selfie!
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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2017, 04:52:38 PM »
The ounce counter in you is freaking out about that rifle, aren't you...
Seriously! You know me too well.. my gun is 4 full pounds lighter!


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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2017, 08:46:21 PM »
I've shaved ounces to the point that any available weight reduction costs big money... but the 2oz whiskey ration per day remains untouched after all these years 😂

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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2017, 08:52:49 PM »
Curious about your thoughts/would you buy again on the tigoat bivy and quilt.  Is the quilt down?  Cozy? 

Thinking about dropping the bomb-proof but heavy event bivy this year for an ultralight, but that means no more getting by with a tiny tarp anymore. 

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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2017, 09:12:42 PM »
I had bearpawwilderness build me a custom cuben bivy 30x80 thats 6-8 ounces. I run an ee 20* extra wide long quilt in it and so far I love the setup. I'll be testing it again in the Backcountry of Idaho chasing bears and am 100 percent confident in the coziness and greatness of the setup.
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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2017, 07:03:45 AM »
I love the quilt, I don't even own sleeping bags anymore. It's so comfortable and versatile, and I was super leery to switch, coming from a WM bag.


I'd be careful with a full cuben bivy, even with breathable top I end up with toebox condensation often. If buying again I see no reason to spend extra for ti goat over borah


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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2017, 07:14:15 AM »
With a breathable or mesh top ( mine is both) I don't see how the bottom would dictate condensation or not, wether it's cuben, silnylon, etc. Cuben is 100 percent waterproof so it won't allow any ground moisture to seep through, warm with your body temp and then condense, so any (most) condensation in a cuben bivy will be from your body moisture and then you just will be relying on your quilt/bag and the top breathable (hopefully) layer of the bivy to release the moisture.  That's my understanding of it all, which could be completely wrong.
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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2017, 07:21:48 AM »
With a breathable or mesh top ( mine is both) I don't see how the bottom would dictate condensation or not, wether it's cuben, silnylon, etc. Cuben is 100 percent waterproof so it won't allow any ground moisture to seep through, warm with your body temp and then condense, so any (most) condensation in a cuben bivy will be from your body moisture and then you just will be relying on your quilt/bag and the top breathable (hopefully) layer of the bivy to release the moisture.  That's my understanding of it all, which could be completely wrong.
correct, i missed you had breathable top. thought it was full cuben.
i rarely zip my bivy past my waist, and the footbox still has trouble with moving my body moisture out

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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2017, 07:28:29 AM »
With a breathable or mesh top ( mine is both) I don't see how the bottom would dictate condensation or not, wether it's cuben, silnylon, etc. Cuben is 100 percent waterproof so it won't allow any ground moisture to seep through, warm with your body temp and then condense, so any (most) condensation in a cuben bivy will be from your body moisture and then you just will be relying on your quilt/bag and the top breathable (hopefully) layer of the bivy to release the moisture.  That's my understanding of it all, which could be completely wrong.
correct, i missed you had breathable top. thought it was full cuben.
i rarely zip my bivy past my waist, and the footbox still has trouble with moving my body moisture out

Gotcha, a full cuben bivy would be horrible!!  :chuckle:
I do the same and leave the top, from head to waist uncovered unless the bugs are out.
My foot box has a tie off that allows me to pull  the bivy up, tie to a trekking/tarp pole and keeps the top of the bivy up off my feet and create a nice vapor barrier down there. I haven't been in the bivy much at all yet but the few times I have I haven't noticed any condensation down there. Next time you're in yours see if you can rig it up off of you bag at the footbox and see if there is a difference.
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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2017, 07:34:13 AM »
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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2017, 08:05:07 AM »
for the most part, ive quit running the bivy, and gone back to good old freestanding tent, but the last 3 years on this hunt weve gotten lots of rain and snow, so we figured the extra space in the sawtooth will be worth it

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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2017, 09:58:32 AM »
Wenaha?

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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2017, 02:50:55 PM »
yes

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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2017, 05:43:25 PM »
yes
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Re: 2017 gear
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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2017, 06:54:49 AM »
Looks good👍 good luck

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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2017, 07:05:56 AM »
Your making me want to leave earlier for my hunt, nice looking list.  Don't forget to spray down your gear with permithin. 
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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2017, 07:47:53 AM »
Whats the lil green bottles?  2 sleeping pads - Xped?

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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2017, 07:54:16 AM »
How much of that will have blood spattered on it in the next couple days??

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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2017, 07:56:53 AM »
How much of that will have blood spattered on it in the next couple days??

You expecting one of them to cut a finger or something?
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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2017, 07:58:11 AM »
I knew I was the only one who has to clean blood off his gear after packing an animal....  :bash:

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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2017, 09:31:38 AM »
I'm surprised you don't dehydrate your own meals.

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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2017, 09:53:34 AM »
I'm surprised you don't dehydrate your own meals.
i dont have time for that!
Whats the lil green bottles?  2 sleeping pads - Xped?
i like having a foam around camp and glassing/napping. double pads for sleeping does not suck. the exped is the synmat winterlite L/W. the little bottle are wine

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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2017, 10:35:54 AM »
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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2017, 10:48:17 AM »
What kind of pack lid are you using?

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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2017, 12:00:21 PM »
What kind of pack lid are you using?
the bag and lid are custom made, my design

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Re: 2017 gear
« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2017, 02:03:51 PM »
What kind of pack lid are you using?

FTF:  Funny, given our conversation about your lid last night. i don't feel nearly as weird now.  Thanks shmacker for asking.

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Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2017, 10:05:26 PM »
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« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2017, 10:17:25 PM »
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