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Re: 2018 backpack hunting gear
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2018, 10:39:31 AM »
Also how do you like the OR backcountry organizer?  I've been looking at that for awhile, pondering if it's actually worth the $$.

You have it listed at 5oz, which is surely not correct?  Is it actually 5 oz??
I own a couple small, sit pad size z lites, I like the full size. Extra insurance on not popping a pad and if it does happen, one guy can sleep on 2 z lites pretty dang cozy.
Pretty sure the 5 oz is accurate. I ran all the contents of it in a KU medium pullout for quite a few years and when it finally fell apart, I made the switch. It's probably the only part of my kit I really like the finite organization in. Imo, itsceasily worth its weight

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« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2018, 02:14:46 PM »
I like having the foam around camp and glassing but I'm not sleeping on just that

Winterlite AND the z-lite is a pretty darn toasty pad setup.  You mentioned this being for summer bear, so maybe you'd be fine with just the winterlite? 

Have you seen the Thermarest Z-seat?  I use that for glassing, and at $15 and 2 oz, it's hard to beat...

It may seem crazy, but a few trips into the woods with a popped pad will usually change your opinion.

That being said itís extremely versatile.  It allows for comfy naps and allows you to stretch out on wet ground without getting soaked.

Once I started packing it, Iíve never stopped.

The extra ďjacketĒ is no worse then a mid layer.  Itís certainly not a jacket in the traditional sense 🤷‍♂️

I donít see cigarettes on your list. WTF over...


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Re: 2018 backpack hunting gear
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2018, 04:08:47 PM »
I thought you had the smokes??

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Re: 2018 backpack hunting gear
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2018, 04:42:18 PM »
I thought you had the smokes??
you kids and ur wacky tobacci......

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« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2018, 08:46:59 AM »
The day has finally arrived. Last minute changes include my rifle instead of travs, so heíll carry camp gear and the bulk of the wine

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Re: 2018 backpack hunting gear
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2018, 08:57:16 AM »
I don't think you'll ever mention wine on a backcountry hunting trip, and not have me laugh a little on the inside.

You're a classy guy.  Good luck to you guys!  :tup:

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Re: 2018 backpack hunting gear
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2018, 09:31:37 AM »
Not sure if that is how you will strap your rifle, but you might consider running the upper strap/buckle beneath your scope.  Always makes me nervous to cinch down over my scope.  Just a thought.  Otherwise I dig your kit.

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Re: 2018 backpack hunting gear
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2018, 09:35:18 AM »
Not sure if that is how you will strap your rifle, but you might consider running the upper strap/buckle beneath your scope.  Always makes me nervous to cinch down over my scope.  Just a thought.  Otherwise I dig your kit.
That strap is probably the least of the worries for any scope I own.. 😬😬

Have you seen nightforces latest torture video?

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Re: 2018 backpack hunting gear
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2018, 09:37:22 AM »
Is that a home brew bag on a SG frame?
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Re: 2018 backpack hunting gear
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2018, 11:23:04 AM »
Is that a home brew bag on a SG frame?
It is

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Re: 2018 backpack hunting gear
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2018, 11:38:30 AM »
Wearing brown in the woods scares me....

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Re: 2018 backpack hunting gear
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2018, 04:14:23 PM »
I don't see too good anymore and have a cow tag......looks like a shooter to me :chuckle:

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Re: 2018 backpack hunting gear
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2018, 04:49:52 PM »
I don't see too good anymore and have a cow tag......looks like a shooter to me :chuckle:

Me either - coulda sworn it was a blonde sow........