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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #45 on: May 29, 2018, 12:25:30 PM »
Waiting on my new pack. Sold my old G2 Kifaru Longhunter and switched to a Seek Outside Revolution frame with a Goshawk. Excited for the added versatility.   It will be my first hunting season with my new tarp (SO DST) also.
The new gear is great , but the versatility that each piece provides is the biggest improvement.   

 It is funny beacuse I have gone full circle almost. I used to chase lighter gear mostly, but now comfort and redundancy of use is foremost.

The rest of my stuff is pretty dialed in... for now.
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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #46 on: June 14, 2018, 11:12:54 AM »
I swapped out some gear that didn't meet my expectations, right after last fall. Tent: Big Agnes CS HVUL3. Rifle scope: NF ATACR. Bow rest: TT smackdown pro click. My lightweight la sportivas were finally wearing out so I'm trying some altra lone peaks with neoshield for waterproofing, for when full shank boots are overkill.
A new addition to the lineup is the Seekoutside DST tarp. So far very impressed. I also traded my kifaru hunter for a SG X curve and am very optimistic on the change. I'm considering replacing my tried and true jetboil sol with one of their new mo units.
Remaining are really only a few wear items, a new merino t, some undies, I think I'm going to try the altra gaiters.
Overall my kit is pretty dialed and most of the hunting budget is destined for tags and fuel.

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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #47 on: June 14, 2018, 11:25:56 AM »
Thinking about adding a lighter bag.  Been happy with MontBell 0 degree but its 3# and can cut weight in half by going to Montbell 900 - 34 degree bag for warmer trips.   Like the roomy stretch technology. 

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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #48 on: June 14, 2018, 12:07:55 PM »
Thinking about adding a lighter bag.  Been happy with MontBell 0 degree but its 3# and can cut weight in half by going to Montbell 900 - 34 degree bag for warmer trips.   Like the roomy stretch technology.
Have you checked out Enlightened Equipment? The quilts are suuuper light, and you can build them to your specs.
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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #49 on: June 14, 2018, 12:09:13 PM »
I swapped out some gear that didn't meet my expectations, right after last fall. Tent: Big Agnes CS HVUL3. Rifle scope: NF ATACR. Bow rest: TT smackdown pro click. My lightweight la sportivas were finally wearing out so I'm trying some altra lone peaks with neoshield for waterproofing, for when full shank boots are overkill.
A new addition to the lineup is the Seekoutside DST tarp. So far very impressed. I also traded my kifaru hunter for a SG X curve and am very optimistic on the change. I'm considering replacing my tried and true jetboil sol with one of their new mo units.
Remaining are really only a few wear items, a new merino t, some undies, I think I'm going to try the altra gaiters.
Overall my kit is pretty dialed and most of the hunting budget is destined for tags and fuel.
What did you do with your big agnes tent? How much did it weigh?
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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #50 on: June 14, 2018, 12:10:45 PM »
The big agnes is what I'm using now. I believe it's around 4lbs

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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #51 on: June 14, 2018, 12:12:35 PM »
The big agnes is what I'm using now. I believe it's around 4lbs
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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #52 on: June 14, 2018, 12:29:41 PM »
Ravin R-10.

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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #53 on: June 14, 2018, 12:31:58 PM »
Wife suprised me with a stone glacier solo pack and since she says she expects me to not be an idiot anymore she bought me a steri pen too lol. I haven't upgraded anything, she is doing it all.

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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #54 on: June 14, 2018, 12:35:39 PM »
I have added a few more things since my original post. New leuopold rangefinder, made myself a hammock and diy versions of kifaru ul pullouts to organize gear. Also picked up some bear spray after bumping a black bear and being tracked by a cougar a couple weeks ago

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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #55 on: August 14, 2018, 07:39:09 PM »
Exo 3500, Benchmade knife, jet boil, new better sleeping bag, tent, trekking poles(never had them before) and water filter.

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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #56 on: August 14, 2018, 08:25:34 PM »
Leupold BX-4 10x42 binos
Nikon ED50 spotting scope
Sea2Summit Ultralight insulated sleeping pad
Thermarest Z-seat
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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #57 on: August 14, 2018, 09:16:16 PM »
New Tikka, Bowtech, another Exo.... picking up a new water filter and some new trekking poles later this month.  I’ve hit an age where I’m finally listening to my body when it complains.

Looking at that list.... dang my wife is cool! :IBCOOL:

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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #58 on: August 15, 2018, 05:27:37 PM »
So Cimarron n stove, upgraded from my compound to a recurve, some kuiu gear, n prob gonna get a new pack n gps, curious if those boots that kuiu sales for 279$ r any good
add a exo 5500, gps, triax, crispi boots,more clothes

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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #59 on: August 16, 2018, 10:15:32 AM »
Thinking about adding a lighter bag.  Been happy with MontBell 0 degree but its 3# and can cut weight in half by going to Montbell 900 - 34 degree bag for warmer trips.   Like the roomy stretch technology.
Have you checked out Enlightened Equipment? The quilts are suuuper light, and you can build them to your specs.

Just got an email on new quilt from mountain engineering. Has me intriged since I do have a down pad already.

 

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