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Prepping for a week on Long Island?
« on: January 02, 2020, 07:13:23 AM »
I'm going to take my boat to Long Island for a week this comping September. What will you guys recommend for gear? I've got 9 months to prepare.

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Re: Prepping for a week on Long Island?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2020, 08:47:18 AM »
Better rain gear than you can imagine. Strong tarping systems for rain and wind at camp.

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Re: Prepping for a week on Long Island?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2020, 09:14:54 AM »
Enough beer to share with everyone else on the island.

Seriously though, with the lack of rain this year and the high chance of fire closures next September (on private timber company lands) there are going to be a lot of people looking to get on state lands where they don't close for fire danger. In 2017 when early archery was closed until the 18th on timber co lands there wasn't a spot to park at the boat launch. Camp sites book out well in advance (no spike camping allowed) and plenty of people day hunt the island. Not trying to burst your bubble, but other then some cool old trees and thick brush I wouldn't consider this a backcountry hunt at all.

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Re: Prepping for a week on Long Island?
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2020, 09:26:27 AM »
In September be prepared for mosquitoes. Lots and lots of mosquitos.

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Re: Prepping for a week on Long Island?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2020, 10:15:05 AM »
I have hunted it (long time ago) archery elk, and I have spent a far amount of time there, have family in the area.
Sundance is right, have a back up plan....
as far as gear... be ready for anything, don't skimp on the waterproof gear.
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Re: Prepping for a week on Long Island?
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2020, 06:54:47 PM »
The number one thing to learn about that place is knowing how to set your boat with rope and anchor's so it does not get swamped or blown away by the wind and tide. :twocents:

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Re: Prepping for a week on Long Island?
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2020, 10:59:34 PM »
Better rain gear than you can imagine. Strong tarping systems for rain and wind at camp.

Any brand of rain gear you recommend in particular?

Not trying to burst your bubble, but other then some cool old trees and thick brush I wouldn't consider this a backcountry hunt at all.

No, not a backcountry hunt per se, but there was not other good forum for this topic. Just looking for a gear list, thats all.

The number one thing to learn about that place is knowing how to set your boat with rope and anchor's so it does not get swamped or blown away by the wind and tide. :twocents:

Well if you have any tips, PM me. I plan on using a jet sled at high tide and tying off onto shore. I want to keep this thread on the topic of gear however.

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Re: Prepping for a week on Long Island?
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2020, 08:32:11 AM »
There are a lot of swamps, marshes and sloughs on the island, this can really limit your movements on foot depending on how wet you want to get. At the minimum a good pair or boots, however a pair of hip waders or chest waders will come in handy. Plan on having your boat go high and dry unless you are anchoring in a channel and using a tender to get to shore. Some of the camp sites are in low points and flood in severe rain, taking a scouting trip down there this winter/spring will give you a better idea of which camp sites are the better ones to reserve.

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Re: Prepping for a week on Long Island?
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2020, 03:43:39 PM »
To the OPís question:  Bring a tent, a tarp, 2 or 3 days of food. You are only 10 minutes from the mainland dock, not far from civilization. Donít overthink it.
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Re: Prepping for a week on Long Island?
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2020, 07:24:11 PM »
In September be prepared for mosquitoes. Lots and lots of mosquitos.
And lots of mosquitoes.
Definitely get a thermacell.
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