So I just got done watching the proving trail adventures sheep dvd and now I must say I have the sheep fever. So much so I'm calling in to sick next weekend and going to go shoot my first sheep. Just ordered my cabelas pack and clothing. I added up all the weight of my gear and it was close to 90 lbs. Since I'm walking in I decided I wanted to get it cut down to 80 lbs max.
Here's a list of my gear
Cabelas 4 person tent ( I'm going solo but like the extra room)
Wiggly's 0 degree sleeping bag (I never get cold, cuz I have a 0 rated bag)
JetBoil Stove with all the addtional cooking pans etc
14 cans Chunky soup
3 costco sized bags of doritos
1/5th of makers mark (to celebrate the kill)
7 pairs of socks (1 for each day, I don't like to wear socks twice) Smartwool of course
7 pairs of underwear ( by now you know I'm going for 7 days, probably shoot a sheep the first day though)
5 pairs of pants ( this kills me as a germaphobe but I'll sacrifice wearing some pairs more then 1 day)
1 416. Rigby with 20 bullets ( Bears fear me)
Helly Hansen rain gear
4 canisters of fuel as I like to keep the tent warm at night....
Notching the sheep tag for opening day before I go in the field (.02 ounces)
Taking Ipad Mini instead of full sized Ipad. BIG SACRIFICE but worth it ( half a lb+ weight savings)
Swallowing peanuts whole for future use in field (1 lb)
Leaving the spotting scope, tripod and binoculars home (going to use my rifles scope to judge sheep and glass) 5 lbs
Leaving Tony Russ's dall sheep hunting book at home (1 lb+)
No wet wipes, toilet paper as I'll go organic this trip (1 lb+)
Leaving autograph photo of aron snyder in beastmode home (1 lb)
Snickers mini's instead of the full sized bars. After all I'm going in light. (2 lbs)
I have a real good feeling about this hunt now that my pack is down to 80 lbs. The only thing I might upgrade to is Sitka or Kuiu clothing. I'm not sure I believe in camo, but they look cool and then everyone else that sees me driving around will know I'm a hardcore hunter.
Going to spend rest of the afternoon clearing off some wall space for my sheep!