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    For a 10 day Sheep hunt what are some of your pack weight's when you start out? I want to get an idea if i'm in the ball park after I get mine loaded.

    Md

  • #2
    Backpack weight

    close to 50 and hopefully closer to 130 or more on the way out!!

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    • #3
      define "pack"

      Just as a warning... You might need to clarify your question.

      Defiine "pack" - Do you mean - "in your pack?" To include - "on you pack?"
      Or do you mean "The total combined weight of the stuff you have to haul to the top of the mountain.

      Don't laugh... I had some interesting conversations trying to nail down how a guy was carrying a 27lb pack for a 10 day hunt. After much conversation and lots of direct questions I learned that our perception of pack weight was totally different.

      Some guys don't count stuff that is'nt "IN THEIR PACK" trekking poles, water, rifle, optics... Stuff hung on the belt, around their necks or over their shoulders.

      Some guys count everything down to their skivvies...

      I figure if my legs/back are having to hump it to the top then it should count... Whether or not it is "IN" my pack...

      I usually target the following two numbers... And then whittle down from there...

      Pack only - that's camp, clothes and food, water (no rifle/optics) - 45lbs
      Everything including boots, poles, worn clothes, rifle, optics - 70lbs

      You could likely find alot in the archives on the above question.

      Hope this helps..

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      • #4
        Backpack Weight

        1. Petzl Tikka Led 2.74oz
        2. Snow Peak Tit Spork .6oz
        3. Knife 3oz?
        4. Small First Aid Kit 1.5oz / .75oz?
        5. Lip balm .36oz
        6. Nylon ditty bags, zip lock bag and stuff sacks 3oz
        7. Trash Bags 2oz
        8. Dry sack 4.5oz
        9. Soap 2oz
        10. Two Releases 4oz
        11. Range Finder 7oz
        12. Lighter .77oz
        13. Cooking Stove “Snow Peak Giga Power w/ Piezo” 3.54oz / 1.77oz
        14. Pot “Evemew .9l” 4.04oz / 2.02oz
        15. Fuel 20oz? / 10oz
        16. Purification drops “Aqua Pure”! 2oz?
        17. Camel 3L bag 3.5oz?
        18. Water ?
        19. Dried food 8 days 62.4oz or 7.8oz day
        20. Breakfast food 8 days 49.6oz or 7.2oz day
        21. Lunch food 7 days 35 oz or 5oz day
        22. Hunting tags and Lis 1oz?
        23. GPS 5.3oz
        24. Digital Camera 8oz?
        25. Spotting Scope 45.8oz / 22.9oz
        26. Tri pod 30.24oz / 15.12oz
        27. Internal Backpack 125oz?
        28. Sleeping bag “REI Sub Kilo” 14.3oz
        29. Sleeping Pad 20oz
        30. Sleeping waterproof stuff sack 1oz
        31. Maront Precip Jacket 13oz
        32. Maront Precip Pants 13oz
        33. Gaitors 2.5oz?
        34. Socks 2 pair 6.6 oz?
        35. Light weight hunting paints 1 pair 11 oz
        36. Light weight underwear 3 pair bottoms 18 oz
        37. Down jacket 9oz?
        38. Underwear top light weight 2 pair
        12oz
        42. Wind block fleece gloves 4oz
        43. Garments 2 pair 14oz?
        45. Tent 98oz / 48oz?
        46. Tooth brush and paste 3oz?
        47. Pack towel 1oz?
        48. Toilet paper 1.5oz?
        Total 666.79oz / 41.67lbs

        Minus shared weight 100.56oz
        560.23oz / 35.01lbs



        What I’ll be wearing or carrying in hand

        1. Bow 112oz
        2. Arrows 16 oz
        2. Garments 1 pair 7oz?
        3. Wind block hat 2.91oz
        4. Under top light weight 1 pair 6oz
        6. Light weight hunting paints one pair 11oz
        7. Hiking boots
        8. Socks one pair 3.3oz?
        9. Binocular harness 3.5oz
        10. Binoculars 27.5oz
        11. Leki Collapsible/telescopic walking shaft 1 5.8oz


        Total 189.21oz / 11.8lbs


        Here is my list for the this year I haven't finished it bit all most. The ? are things I need to get. If their are two weights one number is if there are two of us and the other number is for just me. Hope this helps you.

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        • #5
          great post

          I'll be comparing your list with mine. I'll bet I learned something. Only a sheep hunter... Good luck this year!!!

          Thanks for the post
          N8

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          • #6
            pack

            Inotice you use only one trkking pole. That's what I've come to do also as I found myself spending a lot of time and energy fooling with the second one when bushwacking.It seemed to me the scond one was only helpful on manicured trails, and I haven't found many sheep mountains with such. Your thoughts would be much appreciated. No bug dope? What's in your first aid kit? no sunscreen?

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            • #7
              Not a happy camper

              I just realized my sleeping bag weights 29oz not 14.3 that extra pound. Now, I have get another bag.



              Leki Collapsible/telescopic walking shaft 15.8oz.

              Sorry, when I did the post everything didn't come out right. I use two treking poles and they weight 15.8oz. I did a goat hunt in BC and we had to cut a trail up the Mtn. and the poles did get in the way a fair amount. I like using both poles when coming down the Mtn. with a heavy load of meat.

              I don't use bug dope or sun screen. My personal thought is it just adds extra weight. I've been carrying a bigger First Aid Kit from REI but I'm going to start carrying a really small on the trail and the leave the bigger kit at base camp. I'm not sure what all I'm going to put in the kit. Do you have any thoughts.

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              • #8
                On my 10 day solo I packed in 70 pounds total, including rifle and other "clip-on" type gear that wasn't in my pack. Seems like a lot, and it was. But the 140 pounds on the way out was a lot heavier...
                Originally posted by northwestalska
                ... you can’t tell stories about the adventures you wished you had done!

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                • #9
                  pack weight

                  Yup, 10 to 12 day loaded hunting pack usually weighs in at 65 to 75 lbs goin' in....at least coming out is usually downhill (mostly) to base camp!
                  "Actions speak louder than words - 'nough said"

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                  • #10
                    50 lb limit

                    I'm still trying to figure out how to get to the 50 lb limit 40 mile air limits us to. That limit excludes the rifle. 10 day hunt. Anyone know how strict they are on that? Do expect them to scale my gear?

                    -Carnivore
                    Everything that lives and moves will be food for you.
                    Genesis 9:3

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                    • #11
                      40-mile

                      Originally posted by Carnivore
                      I'm still trying to figure out how to get to the 50 lb limit 40 mile air limits us to. That limit excludes the rifle. 10 day hunt. Anyone know how strict they are on that? Do expect them to scale my gear?
                      Carnivore,

                      How big of a guy are you; how much do you weigh?
                      Plane is set up to handle a 200lb passenger and 50lbs of gear, on average. Wear most of your clothing, even if it's hot. Put binos or camera around your neck for pics or looking during flight. Put shells in your pocket. It's obvious to Leif and Randy and Vanessa (in the office) who has too much stuff. They will weigh your stuff if it feels over. Depends on how much you weigh as well.

                      Have a great trip; couldn't go with a better outfit or pilots.
                      Mark
                      Mark Richards
                      www.residenthuntersofalaska.org

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Utahhunter
                        I just realized my sleeping bag weights 29oz not 14.3 that extra pound. Now, I have get another bag.

                        Leki Collapsible/telescopic walking shaft 15.8oz.

                        Sorry, when I did the post everything didn't come out right. I use two treking poles and they weight 15.8oz. I did a goat hunt in BC and we had to cut a trail up the Mtn. and the poles did get in the way a fair amount. I like using both poles when coming down the Mtn. with a heavy load of meat.

                        I don't use bug dope or sun screen. My personal thought is it just adds extra weight. I've been carrying a bigger First Aid Kit from REI but I'm going to start carrying a really small on the trail and the leave the bigger kit at base camp. I'm not sure what all I'm going to put in the kit. Do you have any thoughts.
                        Utah,
                        Sorry if I missed it on your list, but you don't carry salt for hide prep?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Utahhunter
                          I just realized my sleeping bag weights 29oz not 14.3 that extra pound. Now, I have get another bag.



                          Leki Collapsible/telescopic walking shaft 15.8oz.

                          Sorry, when I did the post everything didn't come out right. I use two treking poles and they weight 15.8oz. I did a goat hunt in BC and we had to cut a trail up the Mtn. and the poles did get in the way a fair amount. I like using both poles when coming down the Mtn. with a heavy load of meat.

                          I don't use bug dope or sun screen. My personal thought is it just adds extra weight. I've been carrying a bigger First Aid Kit from REI but I'm going to start carrying a really small on the trail and the leave the bigger kit at base camp. I'm not sure what all I'm going to put in the kit. Do you have any thoughts.
                          First aid kit has elastoplast bandages, 2" roll elastoplat bandage, bactroban antibiotic ointment, painkiller(222's),sunscreen, polysporin eyedrops, sutures(2),needle for splinters, (leatherman used as needle driver), broad spectrum oral antibiotic (5 days worth), antiacids, cough drops, steristrips.

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                          • #14
                            No, I leave the salt at base camp. I cape it out and do my best in getting all the meat off the cape. After I'm done I head back to base camp, ASP.

                            Thanks for the advice for the first aid kit. What is the total weight of the kit?

                            Carnivore, The last above including everything is just 46 lbs and 8oz. All you would need to bring is two extra days of food. Don't worry about a couple of pounds over 50. Hope you have a good hunt.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by shphtr
                              Yup, 10 to 12 day loaded hunting pack usually weighs in at 65 to 75 lbs goin' in....at least coming out is usually downhill (mostly) to base camp!
                              Just weighed my pack with 1l of water and no ammo, 64lbs, your post made me feel somewhat less insane.

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