I will also post this in the Float Hunting Forum as well. Funny thing about other source of information that can be crossed utilized for the purpose of accomplishing our sport. My Daughter who gets Back Packer Mag received her new Gear Guide which of course most major mags come out with and yes they all have their different spins.
One of the most debated subjects for rafting/hiking/hunting/camping is what gear works for what situation and some of the biggest topics are always weight, price, weather, and room.
From Back Backer Mag equipment review:
Tent 4 person - Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4 5 Lbs 10 Oz 3 season high country tent. On Average I use a similar tent and although less expensive it comes in at 11 lbs pack weight. I read the review got online and I think I just might have to try one this year. I do not believe it is a Moose Hunting tent come late Sept but will meet all other expectations and LIMFACS I normally would associate for what I do.
This is the one I will try come heck or high water:
Sleeping Pad -NEMO Astro Insulated with Pillow Top: weight 1 lbs 8 oz for the sleeping pad basically a 2.5 inch pad full length and Pillowtop 1 lb 9 Oz. for those comfortable take all trips. Combined I think most cot people will be able to save about 4-5 lbs and still meet that need of extreme comfort.
Already have something similar however for 100 bucks with unlimited clean water I think I will try this:
SteriPEN adventurer Opti.
Last but not least the REI Snow and Tent Anchors. Simple enough and heck you could make your own if you wish. For those people who hunt the windy areas of the world with rocks available limited use of tent stakes is a good thing. Nothing like setting up camp and trying to wrap rocks with string to secure your tent. I will be purchasing about 10 of these. Don't know why I have not in the past!
Any Who thought I would share.
As with life Trust and Verify the data.
Best wishes and have a Great ICE DOGS outdoor game day!
Richard "moose" Mousseau