Well I will be heading up to hunt 20A next Friday and have all new gear. I will be posting a review on all of it when I get back. I will also be posting a review of the hunt on the hunting forum regardless of the outcome.
Here is an abbreivriated gear list in case some of you are interested in it's performance at the fairly extreme end of the spectrum.
Cabelas Alaknak II 12x12 tent
Cabelas Cylinder hunter stove package
Grandoe Makalu Extreme Condition Mitts
Polartec windpro X-treme dome hat
Polartec windpro x-treme hood
Marmot reactor fleece pant
Big Agnes prima loft sleeping pad (per Snyd's recomendation)
Arctiva snowmobile gear(bibs and jacket will be hunting in them)
Colman sport heat catylitic heater (for extreme cold snogo pre-heating)
Garmin 60CSX and topo 2008
Browning 325 A-bolt II and leupold rifleman 3x9...hopefully...(will be reviewed on hunting forum)
Cabelas fleece bag liner
A variety of different sox
Irish setter 800 gram thinsulate boots
Large Jet utility sled
Large Otter II sled
I will also probably review how our mountain sleds do as utility machines on the snowmachine forum.
2004 1M 800 efi 159"
Yamaha Apex 162" (4-stroke)
I will also highlite some predator calls on the coresponding forum (with pics...I hope)
I don't know how many of you have followed my prep for this winter moose hunt but I want to say thanks to all of you who have helped in one small way or another in the planning! I got back from Iraq in late august promptly seperated from the service and returned to my home state sept 10th, after a 9 year absence. I had no gear and turned to this site for advice I hope that my review helps others in the daunting task of filtering through the advertising and getting to the "good stuff".