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    Default revised list again

    Revised again lol...

    sheep pack revised april.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by hre814 View Post
    concerning beaver feaver, aka giardia, you are on a 14 day hunt, so you may get symptoms if you get it, but it doesn't strike until 7-14 days after drinking infected water. it takes that much time for the cysts to wreak some damage on your intestines.
    I usually dont want symptoms or damage at all. I use the MSR MIOX which makes a chlorine solution using salt and electricity and it is only a bit smaller than my weiner. I would not go on a long trip without either of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Browningguy9 View Post
    Revised again lol...

    sheep pack revised april.pdf
    looks good. you got a 3L camelbak and a 4L msr dromlite. you know you can buy a drinking tube extension for the dromlite? i bought a 6L one for this reason, will use that for all my drinking needs instead of having to fill up two different bags, as filling from a small trickle of water is difficult with bags.

    would still get rid of the bottle for the 550 cord, throw that in a ziploc, and wrap ductape on your whippet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hre814 View Post
    looks good. you got a 3L camelbak and a 4L msr dromlite. you know you can buy a drinking tube extension for the dromlite? i bought a 6L one for this reason, will use that for all my drinking needs instead of having to fill up two different bags, as filling from a small trickle of water is difficult with bags.

    would still get rid of the bottle for the 550 cord, throw that in a ziploc, and wrap ductape on your whippet.
    Crap!!! i swore i got rid of that! dang it, i guess it didnt save. ill get right on that when i get home. and yeah the duct tape is going on the whippet.

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    Smile my sheep gear

    Kimber montana 8400 .325 with leupold 4x12. 7LBS
    20 bullets no box 1. lbs
    Kifaru long hunter guide pack-7200 CU- 6 LBS 3 oz
    Jet boil stove 15z
    1fuel bottle per person 6.5 oz
    gerber sliding saw 6.7 oz
    mountain house freeze dried 2 a day. 10 days= 6.25 LBS
    nature valley granola bar 3 a day.
    30 bars =2.8 LBS
    MSR Cloudliner Hydration Reservoir 6.2 oz
    leica geovid (8x42 w range finder built in) 32 oz
    leica 62 televid spotter 32 oz
    spotting scope tripod 22 oz vanguard from cabelas
    GPS garmin 60csx 7.5 oz
    camera digital small 5 oz
    3 liter water= 6 lbs ( wont carry this much untill last water source)
    1 nalgene bottle 3.5 oz
    wilderness athlete hydrate and recover/energy focus .05 oz a peice 10 oz for 10 days
    scalples for detail work, 2 gerber knives @ 1.2 oz a peice= 2.4 oz
    blister kit/first aid kit, VERY SMALL 1.5 oz
    Huba HP tent 3 lbs packed.
    cats meow sleeping bag 2 lbs
    emergency space blanket 3 oz
    rain gear sitka nimbus set-2.5 LBS
    sitka gear traverse shirt 9 oz
    sitka 90% jacket 1.6 lbs
    sitka celsius or rivers west watch cap 4 oz(cant decide rivers west is warmer and water proof)
    topo map 1 oz (if that)
    duck tape 3 oz
    game bag 9 oz
    lighter 2 oz
    gloves sitka celsius 8 0z...like the look of the new stuff too.
    leki super malku poles 20 oz
    msr ultra light towel .05 OZ
    duct tape
    20' 550 cord
    sun glasses/chap stick
    moisture wipes
    lighter
    sat phone
    sea to summit xl dry bag 3 oz



    48.9 LBS total...if i can add right and didnt forget anything.
    Thats included 6 lbs of water which i wont need most the time untill up on top with no water, i wont be carrying all this weight up the mountain, drop camp when i see sheep.

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    Default My Sheep Gear

    FIREARM
    Winchester Mod 88 308. win w/ bipod
    10 rounds plus clip (4) fusions

    OPTICS
    10 x 42 Leupolds Pinnacles
    Bushnell rangefinder SHARED WEIGHT
    Spotting scope - Friends spotter SHARED WEIGHT

    NAVIGATION
    GPS SHARED WEIGHT
    Topo
    Sat Phone w/ extra battery (rental) SHARED WEIGHT

    CLOTHING
    Sitka Stormfront Raingear
    Mtn. Hardwear hooded compressor Jacket
    Sitka traverse shirt
    Sitka traverse pant
    Sitka windstopper vest
    Sitka core zip t LS
    North face zip t LS
    Sitka Ascent Pant
    4-5 prs Smartwool socks
    3 underwear
    Ballcap
    Beanie
    Bandana
    Belt
    Gloves- Sitka traverse/ leather

    GEAR
    Barneys Pinnacle Pack
    Eureka Combat tent 8lbs SHARED WEIGHT
    Thermarest Pad
    Wenzel sleeping bag w/ dry bag
    MSR Whisperlite Int'l stove w/ wndblker SHARED WEIGHT
    MSR fuel bottle
    MSR Blacklite large pot/spork/lighter/matches
    MSR Hyperflow filter
    Petzl Headlamp
    Black diamond trek poles
    Gerber multitool
    replaceable blades knife
    Gerber folding saw
    First aid/blister kit/Gun oil pads/extra matches/2 bic lighters
    2 nalgene bottles
    Parachute Cord
    TAG game bags
    TP/Baby wipes
    Bottle Salt
    Zip locs (L)-4
    Contractor trash bags- 2
    Camera w/ case & extra battery
    Extra AAA & AA batteries
    License w/ tags

    FOOTWEAR
    Lowas GTX extremes
    Hip Boots (NEEDED for this hunt)
    Crocs

    FOOD
    1 mtn house a day (12) SHARED WEIGHT
    Instant Mash potatos (6) SHARED WEIGHT
    Oatmeal 2 each morning (24)
    Granola bars (24)
    Peanut butter togo packets
    Beef Jerky
    Trail Mix- Two large zip locs full SHARED WEIGHT
    String Cheese
    Candy- Jolly ranchers/cremesavers/ Snickers


    Well there is my List, Shared weight items might actually be split in weight or some items cannot be split - so therefore might be in my pack or partners


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    Last edited by bohntr21; 05-31-2009 at 11:38. Reason: FOOD- Add peanut butter packets

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    Quote Originally Posted by doogiehauz View Post
    ...cats meow sleeping bag 2 lbs....
    ...20 bullets no box 1. lbs...
    ...leica 62 televid spotter 32 oz...
    How did you get your Cats Meow to 2lbs? Have you actually weighed it? Is it an older one? In it's stuff sack mine weighs 3lbs 4.7ozs. It is a 2004 model. That's why I'm considering going to a Big Agnes Zirkel. A 2lb down bag. Still dragging my feet on switching to down though.

    I also shoot a Kimber 325 wsm. Factory 200gr Accubonds weigh 1.1ozs each. I only bring 10 which is 11ozs. What loads are you carrying that only weigh 16ozs for 20 rounds?

    I thought the Leica 62's were more like 52 ozs with the eyepiece? Probably more with the carrying case.

    If you haven't actually weighed these items then you may be surprised. Between bullets and your bag it looks to me like you under estimated by about 2 lbs. I've weighed all my stuff on a digital postal scale. Maybe yours or my scale is off?

    Speaking of weight of items regarding this whole thread. I'd be curious to know how many have actually weighed each item or if you are just going of published weights. If you have not actually weighed your gear you may be in for a big surprise.

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    Here's my 42lb 9oz gear list. Water and food are additional. My buddy carries the tent poles and pegs and the stove. I'll be 1lb heavier if I carry my Pentax DCF SP Binos instead of my compacts.

    Copied and pasted out of my spread sheet so the formatting is kind of funky. I just don't see how I can get much lighter for gear. I won't sacrifice the tent, I could buy a down bag but am not quite sure, I could also go with a very small "lay on the ground only" type of tripod. But, I figure 43lbs is pretty good, then I figure probably an extra pound for the whatevers.

    Item Pounds Ounces Total Ounces Include
    42.9 685.60
    Kelty 50th Ann Pack 6 13.7 109.70 Yes
    Rifle holder on pack 6.7 6.70 Yes
    OR XL Pack Cover 9.1 9.10 Yes
    Kimber 325 w/scope and sling 7 112.00 Yes
    Bullets-10 1.1oz each 11 11.00 Yes
    Pentax PF65ED-A Scope w WO Zoom 3 4 52.00 Yes
    Tripod 1 10 26.00 Yes
    William Opics 8x25 binos 10 10.00 Yes
    Nikon Monarch 800 Rangefinder 8 8.00 Yes
    Gerber Knife 5.5 5.50 Yes
    Ceramic Sharpening stone 0.6 0.60 Yes
    Hilleberg Tarra Tent-Body and Fly 6 0 96.00 Yes
    TNF Cat's Meow Bag in stuff sac 3 4.7 52.70 Yes
    Big Agnes Insulated AirCore Pad 1 8.5 24.50 Yes
    TNF Rain Pants 13.7 13.70 Yes
    TNF Rain Coat 13.1 13.10 Yes
    Cup and Spoon 3.2 3.20 Yes
    Water Bottles/Bladder 11.3 11.30 Yes
    MSR Watter Pump 7 7.00 Yes
    Olympus Stylus 410 digital Camera 9.7 9.70 Yes
    Head lamp w/ exra batteries 11.7 11.70 Yes
    Compass 1.9 1.90 Yes
    Maps 2 2.00 Yes
    First Aid/Sundries/water tabs 1 16.00 Yes
    PolyPro top- tan 7.4 7.40 Yes
    Duofold PolyPro Bottoms 6.2 6.20 Yes
    Merino Wool socks 4.4 0z 2 pair 8.8 8.80 Yes
    Balaclava 1.1 1.10 Yes
    Head band 0.8 0.80 Yes
    Fleece Vest w/hood 11.8 11.80 Yes
    Fleece Anorak- Windproof 1 4.1 20.10 Yes
    Game bags weight??? 8 8.00 Yes
    Contractor bags Weight??? 8 8.00 Yes
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    I started a thread titled I think weigh stuff last year about this time. No one really joined in so I let it go. I too have a digital scale and obsess over my gears weight as well. I am also considering making the down jump but have been dragging my feet as well. We currently carry a lot of the same gear from the look of your list there snyd I wonder why that is The poly pro top you list is that the mil issue one? I had a green/brown one and just purchased a tan one. I love that jacket and wear it more than my sitka 90%!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuJon View Post
    I started a thread titled I think weigh stuff last year about this time. No one really joined in so I let it go. I too have a digital scale and obsess over my gears weight as well. I am also considering making the down jump but have been dragging my feet as well. We currently carry a lot of the same gear from the look of your list there snyd I wonder why that is The poly pro top you list is that the mil issue one? I had a green/brown one and just purchased a tan one. I love that jacket and wear it more than my sitka 90%!
    Ya, I borrowed a digital postal scale from my church one day so I could see how much stuff really weighed. I weighed everything could and put it in my spread sheet. The poly pro is one of the military issue brown base layers with a zip t-neck but it's not one of the heavy thick ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snyd View Post
    Speaking of weight of items regarding this whole thread. I'd be curious to know how many have actually weighed each item or if you are just going of published weights. If you have not actually weighed your gear you may be in for a big surprise.
    Snyd,

    I must have been super bored one cold winter day to actually dig out my backpacking gear and weigh all my gear as well. I have a digital scale that goes up to 11 lbs. My list isn't the lightest for sure and it just got about 2 lbs heavier switch to a MR pack, but the thing carries better than my previous two packs so we'll see. More "research" is needed before I put my other two packs up for sale.

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    These list things always change. I am still taking the big pig spotter and tripod but I figured that I would put my list up.

    Backpack- K2 Dana Design Longbed- 112 oz
    contractor bags-7oz
    two nalgene bottles(1 to cook with 1 to drink) 6oz(empty)
    Tent-Bibler Eldorado-64oz
    Sleeping bag- ID Rennasaince-20f-35oz
    Sleeping pad-Prolite 4(pink pad)-17oz
    Petzl headlamp-4oz
    GPS-Etrex(cheap one)4oz
    topo map-1oz
    550 cord-3oz
    Handgun-500sw (50oz)
    rangefinder-Leica 900crf(4oz)
    Spotter Zeiss 85 MM Diascope(61oz)
    Tripod- Manfrotto 728(40oz)
    Binoculars-BL Elite 8X42(23oz)
    Rifle(Weatherby Mv 300Roy(128oz)
    Ammo(10rnd-16oz)
    Pocket knife(1oz)
    bonesaw(4oz)
    Salt(10oz)
    First aide kit(4oz)
    contact bottle filled with clorine(2oz)
    contact bottle filled with everclear(3oz)
    Stove(Jetboil pcs(11oz)
    3 jetfuel 100 gram 12oz
    Mix(dehydrated food)-48oz
    Energy bars(48oz)
    Nuts(24oz)
    smoked fish(16oz)
    beef sticks(16oz)
    protein shake mixes(16oz)
    drybag for food(4oz)
    cough drops(4oz)
    electrolyte drink(10oz)
    Socks+briefs(8oz)
    fleece balaclava(5oz)
    treking poles(light fiberglass ski poles(12oz)
    digital camera(canon 620 sureshot)(4oz)
    airwalk camo camp shoes(4oz)
    bandana(1oz)

    53 lbs( This is not much for me)

    This is for solo walkin hunts. I gave up on hunting partners. I plan for eight days but could stretch to 10 days without hardship. I have a very comfortable camp.

    I wear the other stuff and don't count it but will tell you the stuff.
    Hanwag boots.
    Marmot scree pants(made of some kind of schoeller cloth.) I wear these during the entire trip.
    Rashguard( wally world version of underarmor)
    Fleece jacket(NFS) Denali Jacket
    Shell Arcteryx Alpha LT
    duofold longunderwear bottoms(worn and hand washed and dried several times.)

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    i find it crucial to carry some real meat along. i know i get really grumpy and irritable without it. i always carry some smoked salmon, jerky, and snack sticks along. its nearly as important as the copenhagen! im not sure if anything taste as good as a hunk of smoked salmon and a chunk of cheese on top of a mountain!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Browningguy9 View Post
    i find it crucial to carry some real meat along. i know i get really grumpy and irritable without it. i always carry some smoked salmon, jerky, and snack sticks along. its nearly as important as the copenhagen! im not sure if anything taste as good as a hunk of smoked salmon and a chunk of cheese on top of a mountain!!!
    Ya, I carry some real food as well. But have never taken any salmon, usually salami, bagels, cheese and honey mustard. I may have to try some salmon this year.

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    Smile

    Yes actually weighed my bag, I work in the hosptial and i know the scale is good, or at least it is by the equipment folks. The only thing i didnt weight was my sleeping bag, which couple people comment how i get that bag that lite. ?? i dont know, I'll re-check the weight of the sleeping bag.

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    This year's list. Would like to upgrade to a Marmot Helium to shed some weight, and if the SPOT is reliable I may dump the Sat. phone next time.
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    Default TMA post-hunt gear list

    Attached is a .pdf that shows the gear I used for my TMA hunt this past fall. Since I have a less-than-stellar memory, I typed up some comments after I returned home; I am including those comments here, as someone may find them useful.

    Miserable conditions dominated the majority of the hunt, which impacted which gear my hunting partner and I ended up using. In addition, we were planning on being in the wild ~15 days, thus we packed more gear (esp. clothes) than we otherwise would have. I already know of a few tweaks that I will make prior to my next mountain foray.

    Big winners:
    - Softshell pants; if you haven't given them a trial run, do so!
    - Sleeping setup; POE Ether Thermo 6 pad and WM UltraLite bag provided a comfortable sanctuary away from the wind and rain

    Big losers:
    - GPS; my eTrex Legend kicked the can on day 2; didn't really NEED a GPS, but at was 9oz of dead weight
    - Canon SD880IS camera; struggled with infinity focus -- going to take the DSLR next time

    Let me know if you have any questions or if my format is too cryptic to figure out. Anyone else have any post-hunt gear reviews?

    Bryan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn Wx View Post
    omfortable sanctuary away from the wind and rain

    Big losers:
    - GPS; my eTrex Legend kicked the can on day 2; didn't really NEED a GPS, but at was 9oz of dead weight
    You didn't say what went wrong with the eTrex but I had one that kept dying and after some research learned that the spring material that holds the batteries into place are poorly designed and lose contact with the batteries. Some enterprising individual have shored up these pieces with actual springs, or with electrician's tape. You might try that.
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    Lots of good learning on this thread. Excellent idea.

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    Default Crampons

    I haven't noticed crampons on any of the lists. Do any of you guys pack them? I'm guessing its iocationally and seasonally dependent. I've not sheep hunted yet, but have done a fair amount of goat hunting and found them invaluable for safe travel in steep wet country. I am doing my first sheep hunt this Aug. in the Brooks and was wondering about their necessity in that situation?

    Its very interesting to see the similarities and differences in peoples gear choices, not to mention some very interesting (read optimistic) posted weights. But a lot of very useful info.
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