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    Backpack Hunting Gear Purchases!

    What gear are you planning to buy this offseason?

    I have my list started, but am planning to start making purchases before spring bear. Starting with a new Jet Boil and another pack bag for the Stone Glacier.

    Boots will also be happening this summer. Not sure, but it will likely be a pair of Lowas.

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    Oh man.... I think I found my pack!!!! Mystery Ranch 3 Day assault pack!!! Hoping to have one by September but they are a coin to pick up.

    Boots for sure for me and my little guy his feet keep on growing.
    I hunt because......

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    For those colder weather late season backpack hunts where my Klymit Static V air mattress is not adequate(cold/frozen ground) I have ordered the Thermarest Trail LIte. Still packs up somewhat small, 11"x5" or so and claims to provide an R3.4 against cold ground. Probably still use the Klymit for earlier season hunts because it is just so small when packed but for later season a bit more insulation is required. Also will likely be trying out my as yet unblooded 25-06rem for high alpine mule deer/bear. I've had it for a couple of years but still kind of stuck on my Tikka T3 lite in 270win.
    I would also like new binoculars(Vortex 10x42 or 10x32), may happen, and a spotting scope would be nice. Spotting scope won't be happening this year though, just have to keep using my hunting partner's. This is something I will have to save my pennies for or work a few extra hours every now and then.
    It's strange, you think you're all set and then something else pops up that's lighter/better/and oh so I've got to have that!
    Last edited by Joseph; 03-30-2014 at 10:08 AM.

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    I want to upgrade my backpacking shelter and some new boots would be nice!

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    Backpack Hunting Gear Purchases!

    FedEx just dropped off my gitzo safari tripod head which looks awesome and super lightweight. Just waiting for my gitzo gt531 legs and 50mm Razor spotting scope to show up. Total wt for the entire set up is just over 3 lbs total
    Last edited by JWM; 02-28-2014 at 05:43 PM.

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    I just got a Mystery Ranch Metcalf, can't wait to put it to work in a few weeks. Am also needing to get a new sleeping bag, but that is still in the research stage.
    Shoot STR8

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    Big agnes super scout, Kifaru 8 man tipi with large stove, Kifaru bt3 for my wife.

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    A primaloft vest. I am going with all my old stuff to try to get more days out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tttoadman View Post
    A primaloft vest. I am going with all my old stuff to try to get more days out.
    Update:
    after extensive research, I did get the Sitka Kelvin Light vest.

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    I'm going with the kifaru nomad this year.

    Id like to run a quilt this year but money is tight with the hunting trips. Luckily I'm pretty content with my setup now and I know it works well.

 

 

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