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    Default Gear list for a light pack...

    Well there are plans floating around my head for multiple hunts this spring through fall. I went on two multi day hunts already but one was out of a cabin and the other was off of the Denali highway. In other words no packing... All my hunts this year involve packing up a mountain to make our own campsite. So the question is what's in your pack? I've seen other threads with info here and there (such as the under 100 lb thread in float hunting). But I'm looking for a more in depth list. Here are my parameters...
    I would like the pack under 70 lb (preferably much less) and it will be for at least a six day hunt.
    What would you pack? I'm working out a list on my own but I tend to over pack (for everything)and i dont want to forget a necessity (tp). Thanks for any info!

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    check out my thread below, sheep hunting comfort items....., on the 4 or 5th page I have my packing list posted. It is well under 70lbs. There are also on lot of good posts on changes that those with experience would make.

    have a great season!

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    If you're thinking about sheep hunting, just remember to cut that top button off your shirt collar as you won't need that extra weight.....lol. If indeed sheep hunting is what your getting at, you may want to look at Tony Russ's book as well.

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    Kingman for the hunt you are planning on the lake you will definetely want to think like a sheephunter.If we get the chance to meet up I will bring my pack to give you some ideas..
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    Thanks to all! Bear I do plan on getting in touch with you this weekend is not looking good. But next weekend is sounds good!

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    There's a good thread that is pinned at the top under the gear section forum about sheep packs and weights. Good info to be found on that thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingman View Post
    Thanks to all! Bear I do plan on getting in touch with you this weekend is not looking good. But next weekend is sounds good!
    no worries

    oh and bty GO EAGLES.....lol

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    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...ing-Gear-Lists

    Lots of lists in the above link that will give you ideas. My pack this year was about 39 lbs + 8.5 lb rifle for 7 days, but I've have been paying extra for light gear for a while. If you are just using regular hunting gear like my partner this year, expect it to run about 10 lbs heavier. Food weight was about 12 lbs of that as I recall. Anyhow here is my list if it helps.


    2011 Sheep Gear List (Two people)


    Camping Gear


    Pack - Barneys Frame/Hunter Bag
    Sleeping Bag (MH UltraLamina 15)
    Tent Go-Lite Valhalla 4 (Shared)
    Foam pad (8.5 oz)


    Optics

    Spotter (Minox LER 21-42x62 ED) - Shared
    Tripod (Slik Mini II) -Shared
    Digital Camera (Pentax DCF-LX5) - Shared
    Range Finder -Shared
    Binoculars

    Cooking

    Mini Canister Stove
    8 oz fuel canister (1 per person)
    Ti mug (doubles as stove case)
    Ti 500 ml pot
    Ti Spork
    3L Water storage
    Iodine tablets

    Hunting
    Remington 721 .300 H&H
    ammo 12 rds
    Havalon knife
    Spyderco Folder
    mini size DMT sharpening stone
    Mesh Game Bags (4) - Shared
    Contractor Bags (2) - Shared

    Misc

    GPS (Garmin 62s) -Shared
    Extra Lithium AA Batteries (2)
    Maps (printed on 8.5x11 waterproof paper)
    Compass
    LED headlamp
    Iridium 9555 with extra battery -Shared
    Repair Kit
    o Needle/Heavy Thread
    o Duct tape (~10 ft)
    o Electrical Tape (~ 20 ft)
    o Mini tube of fabric glue
    o Cordura and nylon fabric patches
    First Aid Kit w/ moleskin, quickclot (7 oz)
    Butane Lighter
    Stormproof matches
    Flint
    Firestarter/cotton balls
    Chapstick
    550 cord (20 ft)
    Signal Mirror
    Walking stick
    Lic/Tag/ID in ziplock bag
    Small sil-nylon drybag to hold all small misc items

    Clothing (Worn)

    Light softshell pants (REI)
    Ibex light wool undershirt
    Microtex shirt
    Synthetic ball cap
    Kennetrek Boots
    Smartwool Socks
    Synthetic underwear
    Nylon belt


    Clothing (Carried)

    Merino heavy wool undershirt
    Capaline long underwear bottoms
    Synthetic underwear
    Wool Socks (2 pair)
    Marmot Precip Raingear
    Fleece beanie
    Gloves
    Primaloft Jacket (MH Compressor)
    Primaloft Vest (Sitka)
    Sil-nylon drybag for gear storage

    Hygiene

    Toothbrush/toothpaste
    Wet wipes/TP
    1 oz soap
    Eyeglass cloth

    Yk

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    YK I sure love hearing about/seeing pictures of that old 721 300 ouch and ouch! the old mans feed us for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacific-23 View Post
    YK I sure love hearing about/seeing pictures of that old 721 300 ouch and ouch! the old mans feed us for years.
    The H&H is getting retired this year I think. Not because it doesn't shoot, but because I'm get tired of cleaning the copper out of the old pitted bore and the stock (it's third one) is developing a crack. I was hoping it would bring home the bacon one last time in 2011, but it wasn't to be.


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