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Offline WapitiTalk1

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Double Down on Gear
« on: October 15, 2019, 08:05:54 PM »
What is the one piece of extra/double gear you always carry in your hunting pack?  I’ll start :). I always carry two headlamps. You cats? 
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Re: Double Down on Gear
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2019, 08:08:01 PM »
Buttwipe!

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Re: Double Down on Gear
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2019, 08:08:18 PM »
I also double up on lights. I also have a knife in my pocket and one that never leaves my pack.

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Re: Double Down on Gear
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2019, 08:09:53 PM »
Always carry light weight rain gear.....always. 

In colder conditions I always carry puffy pants and jacket that pack down to nothing and weigh nothing as well.  If you combine puffy under rain gear you can live through very cold wet conditions. 

Two lights are a must as well with extra batteries....though I can live without light. 


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Re: Double Down on Gear
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2019, 08:12:52 PM »
Double down on lights, lighters, knife.  But yea always have a down puffy and rain gear “just in case”

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Re: Double Down on Gear
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2019, 08:16:36 PM »
Buttwipe!

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Re: Double Down on Gear
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2019, 08:25:16 PM »
I am famous for always having way too much crap. My day pack is probably 25 pounds. Always have 2 knives, 2 headlamps and 2-3 lighters.
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Re: Double Down on Gear
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2019, 08:27:30 PM »
I am famous for always having way too much crap. My day pack is probably 25 pounds. Always have 2 knives, 2 headlamps and 2-3 lighters.

Sounds familiar  ;)  Do you also carry a couple of fire sticks for emergency fire starts?
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Re: Double Down on Gear
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2019, 08:29:19 PM »
Find a good fire starter and you will stop carrying that many lighters.  Zip cubes are the shizzzznit.  I carry two zip cubes a lighter and a striker.   You can light anything on fire with the zip cubes.  We use 1/4 cub for most of our fires so I carry enough for roughly 4 fires.  They weigh nothing.   :tup: :tup:


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Re: Double Down on Gear
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2019, 08:31:40 PM »
Double lights, batteries, and 3 bic lighters in small ziplock baggies in three different pack pockets. What are the chances all three will get wet, and Fritos, they are great fire starter, when I don’t eat them, LOL.
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Re: Double Down on Gear
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2019, 08:32:03 PM »
I am famous for always having way too much crap. My day pack is probably 25 pounds. Always have 2 knives, 2 headlamps and 2-3 lighters.

Sounds familiar  ;)  Do you also carry a couple of fire sticks for emergency fire starts?
Can't think of anyone with a heavier than needed daypack..   :o
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Re: Double Down on Gear
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2019, 11:07:57 AM »
I am famous for always having way too much crap. My day pack is probably 25 pounds. Always have 2 knives, 2 headlamps and 2-3 lighters.

My pack is about 21 lbs, with loaded pistol and full 72 oz bladder.
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