I decided that while some people enjoy economic surpluses to buy 10K of gear for sheep hunting that I would put together the Dumpster Diver Guide to Sheep Hunting on the Cheap.
I would ask respondents to add their two cents to the discussion but I am going to just get started. This is the way that I used to hunt sheep and have worked to upgrade gear but I wanted to give other folk the cheap way to start.
Eureka Timberline 2 - Scout Tent- A basic Aframe tent that is durable.
I got mine for $25 at REI rental equiptment sale.
Sleeping bag- Sierra Designs Down Bag- 20F. I found it at the Recycling center and taped the one rip with duct tape.
Stove System- Cheap Coleman 442 dual fuel on sale at yard sale for 5$. I put this in a coffee can that I use as stove case and cook pot with small amount of wire that I found.
Pants- Swedish Army Wool Pants- 9$ at Big Rays. GI Joes in Anchorage has them as well.
Top- Swedish Army wool sweaters- 3 dollars per. I take two.
The Army Fleece tops are also good.
Peanut butter and Pilot bread for food.
You will hunt hard to change your food.
Ski poles- From Recycling center. They work as good as treking poles and are free. They can also work as arresting devices.
PackFrame with waterproof duffel cinched on with river rafting straps.
Free. from Recycling.
Nomex firefighting gear from Value Village.
Internal Frame packs from REI rental. Contour iVs for 15 dollars per.
Cheap Binoculars- 8X30 Steiner Safaris- A really good light porroprism for about 180 dollars on sale. This is a big money item.
Spotter- B/L Elite 15X45X60 Ed. Found it on sale for 200 dollars. I found my tripod at recycling center.
Rifle- Stevens 200- 7 mm Remington mag.+ Weaver b/R + Leupold 4X.
Other miscellanous from yard sales.