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    Default 8-10 day 4wheeler moose hunting gear list

    Well, I spent two hours typing my gear list up, so I thought someone else might be able to use it as a template for theirs and save some time.

    I welcome any comments and I have a few questions for more experienced hunters, as this is my first extended moose hunt.

    1. Is this WAAAY too much gear?
    2. IF I need to thin down my list, what item(s) should I leave at home?
    3. What items aren't on my list that I might need?

    I plan on eating mostly freeze dried food, so my food weight and bulk shouldn't be too bad. No cooler needed.

    Here she is:

    2009 Moose Hunting Gear List
    Hunting Equipment:
    1. AK Resident Moose Harvest Ticket, camo tag holder
    2. Bull magnet moose calling megaphone
    3. Ruger .300 WSM rifle w/ Nikon 3-9 scope, ammo, sling
    4. Gun Boot
    5. Compact gun cleaning kit w/ extra cotton patches & oil
    6. Ruger Super Redhawk .44 Mag w/ holster, belt, speedloaders, ammo (*protection during field care of meat)
    7. Ruger Mark III Hunter .22LR pistol w/ 4 magazines, ammo (~ 250 rounds in Tupperware), holster, soft case (*for plinking at camp/ small game hunting)
    8. Browning gutting/ skinning knife/saw combo
    9. Gerber folding skinning knife
    10. $ Gerber Axe
    11. Knife sharpener
    12. 14” Carpenter saw (8 teeth/ inch)
    13. Nitrile gloves (size L, 6 pairs)
    14. Disposable lab coat/ painters suit
    15. Cotton game bags, extra game bags
    16. $ Plastic lock-ties (8 Med, 8 Small) (*to tie off the penis and anus, and misc. other uses)
    17. Preservative salts/ citric acid, fly netting, concise ADF&G style quartering/ field care instructions
    18. $ Fly bait and Ziploc bag for fly traps
    19. Come-a-long
    20. $ Rope (50 feet, heavy duty) (*for use with Come-a-long)
    21. Surveyor flagging tape
    22. $ Fish j-hook (*for pulling back the hide, or cut holes for fingers)
    23. $ Locking strap (4) (*to lift a moose hind quarters)
    24. Rope (50 feet, light 1/8”) (*to help tie back leg while skinning)
    25. $ New Tarp in wrapper (~10x12) (*to help keep the meat clean and protect the meat from the weather)
    26. External frame pack
    Camping Gear:
    1. Pop-up gazebo/ cookshack (*for a hangout area; set up 50-100 yards away from tent)
    2. 6-man Tent, groundcloth, dry bag (*to store tent while ATVing)
    3. Tarp (XL) (*for above the tent if very rainy)
    4. Small bag w/ parachute cord, extra tent stakes (*to string up tarp, or stake out tent more if needed)
    5. Therm-a-rest sleeping pad
    6. Big Agnes sleeping pad
    7. 5 degree sleeping bag
    8. Fleece blanket/ sleeping bag liner (*for floor of tent, or use if very cold)
    9. Folding camp chair
    10. Camp pillow
    11. $ Lantern w/ extra mantles, case
    12. MSR Dragonfly stove w/ 2 full fuel bottles (L), extra pars kit, windblock, case
    13. Cooking accessories bag
    14. Cookset w/ 2 pots, bowl, plate, pot gripper, coffee mug
    15. $ Water filter w/ new filter cartridge
    16. MSR 6L dromedary bag
    17. Fold-a-table
    18. ? Portable Buddy tent heater
    19. White gas (1 gal)
    20. ? Propane cylinders (6)
    21. Sven Saw
    ATV Gear
    1. ATV w/ 2500# winch, heated hand grips, gun boot, good tires
    2. ATV meat wagon
    3. $ Tire repair kit
    4. $ Bungee cords
    5. Trailer lock (*to lock receiver hitch of meat wagon while out hunting)
    6. Heavy chain & pad lock (*to lock ATV/ meat wagon while out hunting)
    7. 5 Gallon gas tanks (2, full)
    8. 12V Power inverter (*for use with cell phone/ Ipod chargers)
    9. L waterproof plastic storage bin (*for rear rack)
    10. S/M waterproof locking plastic storage bin (*for front rack – “bearproof” food storage)
    11. $ Small boat anchor (*to use with winch if stuck with no trees around)
    Personal Gear
    1. Detailed USGS maps of hunting area
    2. Mapping GPS w/ case
    3. Binoculars
    4. Headlamp (2)
    5. Batteries (AA, ~12)
    6. Sunglasses
    7. First-aid kit, freshly stocked with meds
    8. SAM splint
    9. FRS/GMRS radio(s)
    10. Cell phone & charger
    11. Ipod, case/speakers & charger
    12. Nalgene water bottles (2)
    13. LL Bean camo daypack
    Clothing
    1. HH Impertech Rain Jacket and Bibs
    2. Browning insulated Gore-Tex camo jacket, jacket liner, and bibs
    3. Browning fleece camo jacket and pants
    4. 3D Leafy camo jacket and pants
    5. $ Camo ball cap
    6. Old TNF Gore-Tex jacket and pants
    7. New Gore-Tex pants
    8. Midweight fleece pants (2)
    9. Midweight feece pullover (2)
    10. Heavyweight fleece jacket
    11. $ Base Layers (4 shirts*, 4 pants*) (*2 camo, 2 non camo)
    12. Lightweight camo pants (BDUs) (2)
    13. Gore-Tex camo insulated hat
    14. Gore-Tex insulated gloves
    15. $ Neoprene gloves
    16. Leather work gloves
    17. Winter hat
    18. Hiking socks (8 pair)
    19. Underwear (4 boxers)
    20. Hip boots
    21. Lowa Tibet Gore-Tex hiking boots
    Other
    1. Lightweight fishing tackle (*optional)
    2. $ Satellite phone (*optional)

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    List looks pretty good to me. I more thing to pack is 2 pts of engine oil for the wheeler if there is any chance of drowing it in a river crossing. Drain the oil out after retrieving it and fill with fresh.

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    Forgot the kitchen sink

    Did I see chainsaw and tool kit? Spare ATV tire or air compressor?

    Sven saw? whats that? Already have a bone saw, an ax and a carpenters saw..could probly lighten the load there.

    Chain and padlocks? You hunting in Mt View? If your in a traveled area, most people wont touch your **** in fear of getting shot at.

    Might be able to cut down on the rope.

    Socks and Boxers? Flip them inside out and get another day out of them...no one cares how yah smell LOL.

    Gazebo? Tarp and Trees.
    Fold-A-Table..Cut a piece of plywoof that fit sin yer meat trailer, lay it on a rack or even across the top of the trailer.
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeb View Post
    Well, I spent two hours typing my gear list up, so I thought someone else might be able to use it as a template for theirs and save some time.

    I welcome any comments and I have a few questions for more experienced hunters, as this is my first extended moose hunt.

    1. Is this WAAAY too much gear?
    2. IF I need to thin down my list, what item(s) should I leave at home?
    3. What items aren't on my list that I might need?

    I plan on eating mostly freeze dried food, so my food weight and bulk shouldn't be too bad. No cooler needed.

    Here she is:


    2009 Moose Hunting Gear List

    Hunting Equipment:
    1. AK Resident Moose Harvest Ticket, camo tag holder
    2. Bull magnet moose calling megaphone
    3. Ruger .300 WSM rifle w/ Nikon 3-9 scope, ammo, sling
    4. Gun Boot
    5. Compact gun cleaning kit w/ extra cotton patches & oil
    6. Ruger Super Redhawk .44 Mag w/ holster, belt, speedloaders, ammo (*protection during field care of meat)
    7. Ruger Mark III Hunter .22LR pistol w/ 4 magazines, ammo (~ 250 rounds in Tupperware), holster, soft case (*for plinking at camp/ small game hunting)
    8. Browning gutting/ skinning knife/saw combo
    9. Gerber folding skinning knife
    10. $ Gerber Axe
    11. Knife sharpener
    12. 14” Carpenter saw (8 teeth/ inch)
    13. Nitrile gloves (size L, 6 pairs)
    14. Disposable lab coat/ painters suit
    15. Cotton game bags, extra game bags
    16. $ Plastic lock-ties (8 Med, 8 Small) (*to tie off the penis and anus, and misc. other uses)
    17. Preservative salts/ citric acid, fly netting, concise ADF&G style quartering/ field care instructions
    18. $ Fly bait and Ziploc bag for fly traps
    19. Come-a-long
    20. $ Rope (50 feet, heavy duty) (*for use with Come-a-long)
    21. Surveyor flagging tape
    22. $ Fish j-hook (*for pulling back the hide, or cut holes for fingers)
    23. $ Locking strap (4) (*to lift a moose hind quarters)
    24. Rope (50 feet, light 1/8”) (*to help tie back leg while skinning)
    25. $ New Tarp in wrapper (~10x12) (*to help keep the meat clean and protect the meat from the weather)
    26. External frame pack
    Camping Gear:
    1. Pop-up gazebo/ cookshack (*for a hangout area; set up 50-100 yards away from tent)
    2. 6-man Tent, groundcloth, dry bag (*to store tent while ATVing)
    3. Tarp (XL) (*for above the tent if very rainy)
    4. Small bag w/ parachute cord, extra tent stakes (*to string up tarp, or stake out tent more if needed)
    5. Therm-a-rest sleeping pad
    6. Big Agnes sleeping pad
    7. 5 degree sleeping bag
    8. Fleece blanket/ sleeping bag liner (*for floor of tent, or use if very cold)
    9. Folding camp chair
    10. Camp pillow
    11. $ Lantern w/ extra mantles, case
    12. MSR Dragonfly stove w/ 2 full fuel bottles (L), extra pars kit, windblock, case
    13. Cooking accessories bag
    14. Cookset w/ 2 pots, bowl, plate, pot gripper, coffee mug
    15. $ Water filter w/ new filter cartridge
    16. MSR 6L dromedary bag
    17. Fold-a-table
    18. ? Portable Buddy tent heater
    19. White gas (1 gal)
    20. ? Propane cylinders (6) (3)
    21. Sven Saw
    ATV Gear
    1. ATV w/ 2500# winch, heated hand grips, gun boot, good tires
    2. ATV meat wagon
    3. $ Tire repair kit
    4. $ Bungee cords
    5. Trailer lock (*to lock receiver hitch of meat wagon while out hunting)
    6. Heavy chain & pad lock (*to lock ATV/ meat wagon while out hunting)
    7. 5 Gallon gas tanks (2, full)
    8. 12V Power inverter (*for use with cell phone/ Ipod chargers)
    9. L waterproof plastic storage bin (*for rear rack)
    10. S/M waterproof locking plastic storage bin (*for front rack – “bearproof” food storage)
    11. $ Small boat anchor (*to use with winch if stuck with no trees around)
    Personal Gear
    1. Detailed USGS maps of hunting area
    2. Mapping GPS w/ case
    3. Binoculars
    4. Headlamp (2)
    5. Batteries (AA, ~12)
    6. Sunglasses
    7. First-aid kit, freshly stocked with meds
    8. SAM splint
    9. FRS/GMRS radio(s)
    10. Cell phone & charger
    11. Ipod, case/speakers & charger
    12. Nalgene water bottles (2)
    13. LL Bean camo daypack
    Clothing
    1. HH Impertech Rain Jacket and Bibs
    2. Browning insulated Gore-Tex camo jacket, jacket liner, and bibs
    3.Browning fleece camo jacket and pants
    4. 3D Leafy camo jacket and pants
    5. $ Camo ball cap
    6. Old TNF Gore-Tex jacket and pants
    7. New Gore-Tex pants
    8. Midweight fleece pants (2)
    9. Midweight feece pullover (2)
    10. Heavyweight fleece jacket
    11. $ Base Layers (4 shirts*, 4 pants*) (*2 camo, 2 non camo)
    12. Lightweight camo pants (BDUs) (2)
    13. Gore-Tex camo insulated hat
    14. Gore-Tex insulated gloves
    15. $ Neoprene gloves
    16. Leather work gloves
    17. Winter hat
    18. Hiking socks (8 pair)
    19. Underwear (4 boxers)
    20. Hip boots
    21. Lowa Tibet Gore-Tex hiking boots
    Other
    1. Lightweight fishing tackle (*optional)
    2. $ Satellite phone (*optional)
    I looked over your list, you've got a lot of stuff I wouldn't bother bringing but I did highlight some things in red that I think you don't really need to bring. Are you hunting alone or with someone? This could help eliminate a few other things from your list. And you did forget to bring 1 important thing:


    BEER!! or BOURBON!!

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    Very good suggestions, thanks. I do need to lighten the load as it will just be me on this trip. Also, the engine oil is important enough to bring for sure.

    Oh, and of course beer and whiskey!

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    rope chain anchors clothes etc... way to much..


    outer wear 2 changes.. if soiled wash them in the creek and dry over the fire...

    same as socks and undies..

    i take four pairs in my pack and on pair in the trunk of the atv... with dry cloves there to..


    fly netting, fly strips etc.. where and WHEN are you hunting... typically this in NOT an issue by 10th of sept. getting cold at night. game bags are fine.

    not enough gas 10 gal? your not going very far for 10 days.i figure on jug every two day... you will use it to haul wood. to get to spotting ground to move moose... etc...
    "If you are on a continuous search to be offended, you will always find what you are looking for; even when it isn't there."

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    I do this type of hunt almost every year, here's what I bring:

    Tent 4 man
    Sleeping bag 20 degree
    Thermarest Prolite 4
    Game bags (Tag bags) 2 sets
    Tarps 2
    Single burner propane stove
    3 bottles propane
    550 cord 100 feet
    Wyoming saw
    Knife (Helle Eggen)
    Hip boots
    Crocs (for around camp)
    Extra gas
    Rifle
    Pistol
    Ammo for both
    Tow strap
    Bull Magnet
    French press (for coffee)
    1 pot and 1 fry pan
    Utensils
    Towel
    1 pair of socks for everyday I hunt (feet sweat a lot)
    Camp chair
    Camp ax (Eswing)
    Impertech rain gear
    Sitka 90% jacket and pants
    1 extra pair of hunting pants
    Cold weather jacket
    Leatherman
    Binos and spotter (tripod)
    Poly underwear
    Pillow
    Fire source
    Flashlight
    Headlamp
    Personall items
    Packframe
    License and harvest tickets
    Fleece gloves
    Rubber gloves w/fleece lining for riding in cold/wet weather
    GPS
    Tire repair kit
    First aid kit
    Beer
    Bourbon
    Cup
    Extra oil for wheeler
    Seasonings for meals
    Bug dope


    I didn't add food because that's pretty much a given but one thing I do do is bring real food in a cooler. I don't care for Mtn House as I eat enough of that crap on my sheep hunts. This is pretty much what I bring, I might throw in another comfort item or 2 but you get the idea.

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    Well for one, dump the Ipod or you won't hear the bear before he is chewing on you. ( and speakers on a moose hunt)

    #7 and #14 I don't see as a need in your hunting equip. ( your trying to be quiet, and once you get down and dirty change cloths. The 22 is alright if you plan on killing something, but as far as plinking, no)

    #s 5-10-17-18-20- and 21 in the camping gear would have to go. You have a warm sleeping bag, and when morning comes when you crawl out the cold has an instant effect to get you ready for the morn hunt.

    Just some of the things I see. Dang you take that much gear out, you'd better have another trailer for the moose.

    Good Luck.

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    Default Moose?

    Not to sound bad but when you plan on going you also have to plan on having room to haul a moose out.

    tent
    sleeping bag and gear
    food and cooking stuff and water filter
    clothes
    binos
    kill gear
    tire repair with 12V air compressor
    gas
    some small amount of camp comforts depending on room
    LOTS OF RATCHET STRAPS
    and of course LOTS OF RATCHET STRAPS
    these are just groups the amount you put in each group is up to you

    good luck, Robbie

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    Default Slimmed down by popular vote

    You're all correct, way too much gear (as I suspected also). Thanks for the reality check.

    Here is my heavily revised gear list. I thinned down the camping gear A LOT, left the noisy Ipod and .22 home, got rid of some very heavy items, and left a bunch of bulky clothes out.

    I've packed almost this much (minus extra gas) into my front and rear ATV bins alone, so I know this is do-able. I'll just strap the extra gas in the meat wagon for the ride in. I'm honestly thinking 2 extra 5 gal jugs is plenty. Right? EFI engine = 15MPG x 15 gallons (total with 2 extra 5 gal tanks) = 225 miles! Maybe I will bring 4 but leave 2 in my SUV, for just in case kind of situations...

    Here we go again:


    Moose Hunting Gear List (Light 1-2 Man Trip)

    Hunting Equipment:
    1. AK Resident Moose Harvest Ticket, camo tag holder
    2. Bull magnet moose calling megaphone
    3. Ruger .300 WSM rifle w/ Nikon 3-9 scope, ammo, sling
    4. Gun Boot
    5. Compact gun cleaning kit w/ extra cotton patches & oil
    6. Ruger Super Redhawk .44 Mag w/ holster, belt, speedloaders, ammo (*protection during field care of meat)
    7. Browning gutting/ skinning knife/saw combo
    8. Gerber folding skinning knife
    9. Lightweight knife sharpener
    10. $ Gerber Axe
    11. 14” Carpenter saw (8 teeth/ inch)
    12. Nitrile gloves (size L, 6 pairs)
    13. Cotton game bags, extra game bags
    14. $ Plastic lock-ties (8 Med, 8 Small) (*to tie off the penis and anus, and misc. other uses)
    15. Preservative salts/ citric acid, fly netting, concise ADF&G style quartering/ field care instructions
    16. Come-a-long
    17. $ Rope (50 feet, heavy duty) (*for use with Come-a-long)
    18. Surveyor flagging tape
    19. $ Locking strap (4) (*to lift a moose hind quarters)
    20. $ New Tarp in wrapper (~10x12) (*to help keep the meat clean and protect the meat from the weather)
    21. External frame pack
    22. Medium drybag for all field care tools
    23. ATV style straps (~4)
    Camping Gear:
    1. 6-man Tent, groundcloth, dry bag (*to store tent while ATVing)
    2. Tarp (10’x12’) (2) (*1 for above the tent if very rainy & 1 over cooking/ hang-out area)
    3. Small bag w/ parachute cord, extra tent stakes (*to string up tarps, or stake out tent more if needed)
    4. Big Agnes lightweight/ compact sleeping pad
    5. 5 degree sleeping bag
    6. Fleece blanket/ sleeping bag liner (*for floor of tent, or use if very cold)
    7. Camp pillow
    8. Compact Gaz lantern w/ extra mantles, case
    9. Gaz fuel bottles (2, L)
    10. MSR Dragonfly stove w/ 2 full fuel bottles (L), extra pars kit, windblock, case
    11. Cooking accessories bag (small)
    12. Lightweight cookset w/ 2 pots, bowl, plate, pot gripper, coffee mug
    13. $ Water filter w/ new filter cartridge
    14. MSR 6L dromedary bag
    15. Sven Saw
    ATV Gear
    1. ATV w/ 2500# winch, heated hand grips, gun boot, good tires
    2. ATV meat wagon
    3. $ Tire repair kit
    4. Compact 12V air compressor
    5. $ Bungee cords
    6. ATV lock (small)
    7. Trailer lock (*to lock receiver hitch of meat wagon while out hunting) (small)
    8. $ 5 Gallon gas tanks (4: 2 to take with 2 to leave with SUV)
    9. 12V Power inverter (*for use with cell phone/ Ipod chargers)
    10. L waterproof plastic storage bin (*for rear rack)
    11. S/M waterproof locking plastic storage bin (*for front rack – “bearproof” food storage)
    Personal Gear
    1. Detailed USGS maps of hunting area
    2. Mapping GPS w/ case
    3. Binoculars
    4. Headlamp (2)
    5. Batteries (AA, ~12)
    6. Sunglasses
    7. First-aid kit, freshly stocked with meds
    8. SAM splint
    9. Cell phone & charger
    10. Nalgene water bottles (2)
    11. LL Bean camo daypack
    Clothing
    1. HH Impertech Rain Jacket and Bibs
    2. Browning insulated Gore-Tex camo jacket, jacket liner, and bibs
    3. Browning fleece camo jacket and pants
    4. $ Camo ball cap
    5. Old TNF Gore-Tex jacket and pants
    6. Midweight fleece pants (1)
    7. Midweight feece pullover (1)
    8. Heavyweight fleece jacket
    9. Base Layers (3 shirts, 2 pants)
    10. Lightweight camo pants (2)
    11. Gore-Tex camo insulated hat
    12. $ Neoprene gloves
    13. $ Fleece gloves
    14. Leather work gloves
    15. Winter hat
    16. Hiking socks (4 extra pair)
    17. Underwear (2 extra boxers)
    18. Hip boots
    19. Lowa Tibet Gore-Tex hiking boots
    Other
    1. $ Satellite phone
    or ??? Thanks.

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    One more thing I would suggest is that you have someway to keep the extra gas away from the meat.

    Good hunting.

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    If the skeeters or flies will be out, bring a headnet while dressing your critter. Fewer distractions may keep you from cutting yourself as you try to wipe bugs from your eyeballs.

    Good Luck and thanks for sharing your list. It's always nice to bounce someone elses list off my own to look for ideas etc.

    Brian

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    Good list - thanks for sharing. I'll use that to start my packing list for an upcoming hunt.

    One thing i might add is a shovel. Maybe a military e-tool. Handy for digging a latrine pit or drainage ditch around the tent. They're kinda heavy, but sure handy when you need one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock_skipper View Post
    One more thing I would suggest is that you have someway to keep the extra gas away from the meat.

    Good hunting.
    Wrap teflon tape around the spout and air vent before putting the caps on, this will keep the gas IN the container.

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    Looks like you are planning on setting up 1 base camp and then hunting out from that each day. My suggestions, I dont know if someone else suggested it, is a collapsable 5 gallon water jug to fill at base camp. Sure makes filling water bottles and cooking much easier when you dont have to run to the creek to fill you nalgenes.

    If you have the room throw in a solar shower. They dont work very good in alaska but you can always heat the water up on the stove. Sure feels good after 6 days of hard work.

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