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Offline ctwiggs1

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Re: Gear List Review
« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2019, 08:00:28 AM »
That looks heavy. What’s the total weight?

Its not light, i dont really worry about weighing it, i just take the things i want/need. Were going into a place we've hunted before and i had a simliar gear list, plus a pistol, tripod and kifaru woobie.  Was using a lighter suckier bag back then. But its not an ultra light set up thats for sure.

Right on. Just curious. There was a guy posted on here about his deer hunt where his pack was around 100# GOiNG IN! To each there own.

I think I used to be around 65lbs going into a 4 day hunt :chuckle:

Amazing what proper food planning, replacing military issued gear, and just a tad less comfort can do for ya.

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Re: Gear List Review
« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2019, 07:54:49 PM »
Regarding first aid...throw a few tampons in there. Most wounds in the field are puncture wounds.

I like where your head's at but the urban legend of tampons for wound packing has been disproven many times over and I've seen it first hand with live tissue training. I bring a small package of rolled gauze, israeli dressing, quick clot, tape, decompression needle and CAT tourniquet. Luckily have never had to use any of it but a good med kit is often overlooked.

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Re: Gear List Review
« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2019, 06:42:20 AM »
For the meat care section, I'll bring in an emergency "foil" blanket that comes in tiny package and weighs nothing. I'll use this to lay out when boning out meat prepping for game bags. This helps keep meat clean and doesn't eat up space and weight. Never know if you may need that blanket for other reasons too.

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Re: Gear List Review
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2019, 08:28:08 PM »
For the meat care section, I'll bring in an emergency "foil" blanket that comes in tiny package and weighs nothing. I'll use this to lay out when boning out meat prepping for game bags. This helps keep meat clean and doesn't eat up space and weight. Never know if you may need that blanket for other reasons too.

 :tup: good thinking! I’ve been packing  a small  lightweight tarp for this but never thought of dual purposing the space blanket

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Re: Gear List Review
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2019, 08:44:36 PM »
I do the same thing except I have a homemade sil nylon tarp with loops sewn in the corners.  I can pitch it in two minutes for a rain shelter to glass from and then use it again to keep meat off the dirt.  I haven't weighed it, but it's very light and surprisingly durable.

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Re: Gear List Review
« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2019, 08:48:04 PM »
Wanted to circle back on how this Gear list worked out for me. We had a hell of a hunt and should have came out with tags punched but we blew several opportunities and werent able to find a bull that will likely survive the shoulder hit my buddy made on him. I missed twice embarrassingly, on two shots that were both sub 40 yards. No excuses i just need to practice more.

I used just about everything i took on the list, it was 53lbs all said and done. I added food at the last minute that probably added 4lbs. I ended up picking up a kifaru 20* slick bag and used that instead of the 0* bag. We Got rained on 75% of the time so the kifaru stove was worth its weight in gold. The marmot rain gear worked great and held up nicely. 

Super glue and different tapes are quickly becoming my favorite pieces of gear as I break so many random things out hunting. I wrap different tapes around lighters so im not carrying full rolls.

Happy hunting everybody


 


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