I've been after sheep for 17 years now and figured I would do a short write up of what new things I used this year and how they did and what I use every year.
Tent-new this year. Used a Big agnes copper spur sl 3 man. Excellent tent! It is a great tent for two big guys.
Sleeping pad-new this year-Big agnes insulated core rectangular pad. EXCELLENT! Even better after my partner's thermarest went flat after night #1!!
Boots-decided to leave my Lowa's at home and use a pair of Merrell's outbound mids leather. Overall very comfy. Figured they would take a beating and did, but I really liked them and the light weight. Only issues was I didn't treat them before leaving and they were wet, but dried quickly in the one hour of sun that we saw in 6 days.
Streamlight Tac flashlight! Absolutely a given for the late night hike getting back to camp at 2:30 in the morning after leaving packs on the mountainside to get back to the tent. Really lights things up.
Brunton stove with titanium pot and cup. Absolute $$. Jet boil will probably not go on anymore sheep hunts after using this.
Sherpa rain coat. FABULOUS! Insanely light and stayed dry during the worse rain and walking through wet trees. Will get the pants for the next season.
Can't say enough about my North Face cat's meow sleeping bag. This is year 16 with it and it performs every year. Not a night went by that I wasn't wet and stuffed my wet socks in the foot end and woke up warm and dry.
Piranta knife. Excellent
Platypus water bags. Excellent.
Columbia shorts with paradox long johns underneath for hiking. EXCELLENT!
Lorpen socks. Excellent.
Barney's pack. Excellent but will be buying the largest bag for the next season!
Of course the tikka .300 wsm with 165 grain barnes tipped tsx's=EXCELLENT!
Those are pretty much the basics, you have this stuff and your food, and you will survive. Had the worse conditions we've ever met during a sheep hunt and stayed nice and warm. Brought my Sitka gear along but only wore the 90% jacket one day. Took up too much room in my pack, won't be going along on my next hunt.