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    Default What one new gear item is on your purchase list?

    Many here are done hunting their big game for the year, some are in-between, many of us are just getting started; but...just curious what one new gear item you will be purchasing?
    What is your next 'must-have' gear purchase?

    I'm looking to pick up the Garmin Dakota 20 GPS when I can find one on sale.
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    Not that cool of gear, but need me some wool britches.. I guess ill start looking at the surplus places because $100 a pair wont work... Other than that id like to get some backcountry skis.

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    I love my lowas,but I think I'm going to try the plastic boots out next season prolly the scarpas.

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    Definite purchase for next season will also be plastic boots. Runner up is a new Kimber 84L Montana in 280AI, of course given Kimber production schedule the latter is probably going to be a 2013 purchase whether I like it or not!

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    I'm probably going to replace my Jetboil. Like it a lot but I understand they've made some significant improvements since the Gen1 models related to better cold weather performance- either that or I'll pick up a liquid fuel stove.

    There is also the small matter of the new S2 Vanguard being available in .240Wea too....hmmm.

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    Hodgeman- check out the "soto" stoves. Same style as the jetboil but folks here rave their cold weather abilities.

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    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    Toss-up between the sat phone or a cabelas guide model tent...

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    A better mountain rifle... I thought I picked on a good used one (custom .284 win) a few weeks ago, but so far it's shooting 8-10 in "groups", so may have to try again.

    If I can get the .284 to work, then the priority would be a quality rangefinder.

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    My next must-have is a Go-Lite SL3 or SL5 shelter. I need something light enough that I'll always carry it on my back. I was going to go with a bivy, but the rave reviews on here have me convinced. Besides, it would be nice to have something large enough for my wife and I to share so I don't have to make her sleep alone outside.

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    After my sheep hunt this year a new lightweight mt rifle is due. My almost 9lbs Win M70 270WSM is just too heavy for as much hiking as I do. The bad thing is that I'll in the "box" all of next year so I should have plenty of time to figure out what I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWB View Post
    Hodgeman- check out the "soto" stoves. Same style as the jetboil but folks here rave their cold weather abilities.

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    I bought a Soto stove for it's cold weather ability, then Jetboil came out with the SOL TI. It is a regulator type as well and the new one is the Cats Behind.



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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    Toss-up between the sat phone or a cabelas guide model tent...
    Sat phone deal on craigslist right now.

    http://anchorage.craigslist.org/spo/2613266647.html

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    Brian, you'll love the GL SL-5, we just got one this year for backpacking with the kids. It is a palace!

    I'm getting a McHale pack

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    I wouldn't mind a roomy Tipi style tent with a woodstove!!
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    A new sleeping bag. Either I am still growing or my old Mountain Hardware bag shrunk....????

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWB View Post
    I wouldn't mind a roomy Tipi style tent with a woodstove!!
    You should try the new Kifaru Sawtooth. Man, I love this Tipi hybrid. 4 lbs 8 oz for just the Tipi and 12 lbs with liner and med stove. OMG, huge and you can stand and I love the heat. So easy to pitch, can have it up in 2 minutes or less.

    I have a tent collection and this one is one of my favorites.



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    I've been debating way too long on a tent, I think this will be the year I pull the trigger on a Hilleberg. I think a small PLB to give my wife some piece of mind will round out my off-season purchases.

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    Dang you had to go and drop some gear porn. You sir, are a gear enthusiast in a class of your own!!!! Im just afraid if I pull the trigger too soon my Hilleberg will get lonely.

    Definitely a run between their 6man and Sawtooth. Be nice to pack in 4 adults.
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    For me it's boots and binoculars.
    Now what ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hre814 View Post
    Brian, you'll love the GL SL-5, we just got one this year for backpacking with the kids. It is a palace!

    I'm getting a McHale pack
    You will love that pack!!!!!

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