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Re: Elk pack list.....
« Reply #100 on: July 11, 2018, 08:31:17 PM »
I’m going to get a Mystery Ranch Marshall...
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Re: Elk pack list.....
« Reply #102 on: July 14, 2018, 08:48:51 PM »
Sam, lots of neat gear and equipment so far. The only item I haven't seen on your list is your good luck talisman. I'm not particularly superstitious, but when it comes to hunting, well...just sayin'. Good luck, good hunting, and many great stories with lots of picks.

Even though I won't be chasing elk, I think the discussions of equipment is very useful to any bowhunter.
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Re: Elk pack list.....
« Reply #103 on: July 14, 2018, 09:24:45 PM »
I always wear a necklace , it’s a claw off the first bear I ever killed , it has a little silver longbow and arrow on it...

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Re: Elk pack list.....
« Reply #104 on: July 14, 2018, 09:32:47 PM »
This is the bear the claw is off of , it was my first bear hunt and was also DIY.




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Re: Elk pack list.....
« Reply #105 on: July 18, 2018, 07:28:34 PM »
Just got a real nice wool vest in today , got it from a Tradgang member. This is a great place for buying gear and getting good info...

The vest was my last item of clothing i needed for the elk trip...

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Re: Elk pack list.....
« Reply #106 on: July 22, 2018, 03:59:51 PM »
Got some Tuffheads , Meatheads , and some CutThroats on the way , will put them on some fir this week and see how they do. Is it just me or has this thread died since the move...

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Re: Elk pack list.....
« Reply #107 on: July 22, 2018, 11:31:02 PM »
I’m still watching Sam.  I’ll be headed to Utah for the opener so I’m very interested in your list

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Re: Elk pack list.....
« Reply #108 on: July 26, 2018, 05:03:30 PM »
It died, lets get it back on the wow pow.

We are going no base camp this year and packing up camp every morning. Trying to stay super light and super mobile. Have had too many experiences in the past of pulling off elk because it's too late, too far, and we gotta get back to camp. Here's my list

Camping   
REI Tent   4.08
Blow up pad   1.67
Sleeping Bag   4.3
Blow Up pillow   0.2
Cooking   
Jet Boil   1.09
Proper amount of Jet Boil Fuel (2 230 gram cans for all)   1.01
Cooking Pan (just bought on amazon)   0.8
Cup   0.36
Bowl   0.28
Spork   0.16
Hunting   
Tree Seat   1.9
Gerber Knife w/ saw blade   0.32
Wind in bottle   0.05
Binoculars w/ case   2.32
3 mouth reeds   0.05
Extra bow string   0.02
2 Extra Broad heads   0.08
Game Bags   1.69
Sharpening steal (have a tiny one that weighs .03)   0.47
File   0.42
Electronics   
Garmin Inreach   0.43
Garmin Inreach Charger Chord   0.05
Matt or Kyle Will bring Sat Phone & Charger chord   
Solar Charger   0.3
Iphone Chord   0.03
Solar Blow up lantern   0.26
Headlamp   0.18
3 AAA batteries   0.06
Extra flashlight   0.12
Safety   
Lighter   0.05
Matches   0.06
Compass   0.1
20’ paracord   0.13
Flagging tape (don’t have)   0.05
Duct tape for when I cut myself   0.04
super glue for when I cut myself   0.07
First Aid   0.15
Rain gear   1.18
Space Blanket   0.03
Whistle   0.05
Personal   
Butt wipe (full roll)   0.44
Toothbrush   0.03
Tooth Paste   0.05
Advil   0.05
sunscreen   0.08
chapstick   0.02
Water   
2 Nalgene Bottle (.45 each)   0.9
Water filter   0.9
Fishing   
Flyrod   0.24
Reel   0.3
Flies   0.03
Extra leader   0.03

Total   34.68

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Re: Elk pack list.....
« Reply #109 on: July 26, 2018, 07:37:28 PM »
It died, lets get it back on the wow pow.

We are going no base camp this year and packing up camp every morning. Trying to stay super light and super mobile. Have had too many experiences in the past of pulling off elk because it's too late, too far, and we gotta get back to camp. Here's my list

Camping   
REI Tent   4.08
Blow up pad   1.67
Sleeping Bag   4.3
Blow Up pillow   0.2
Cooking   
Jet Boil   1.09
Proper amount of Jet Boil Fuel (2 230 gram cans for all)   1.01
Cooking Pan (just bought on amazon)   0.8
Cup   0.36
Bowl   0.28
Spork   0.16
Hunting   
Tree Seat   1.9
Gerber Knife w/ saw blade   0.32
Wind in bottle   0.05
Binoculars w/ case   2.32
3 mouth reeds   0.05
Extra bow string   0.02
2 Extra Broad heads   0.08
Game Bags   1.69
Sharpening steal (have a tiny one that weighs .03)   0.47
File   0.42
Electronics   
Garmin Inreach   0.43
Garmin Inreach Charger Chord   0.05
Matt or Kyle Will bring Sat Phone & Charger chord   
Solar Charger   0.3
Iphone Chord   0.03
Solar Blow up lantern   0.26
Headlamp   0.18
3 AAA batteries   0.06
Extra flashlight   0.12
Safety   
Lighter   0.05
Matches   0.06
Compass   0.1
20’ paracord   0.13
Flagging tape (don’t have)   0.05
Duct tape for when I cut myself   0.04
super glue for when I cut myself   0.07
First Aid   0.15
Rain gear   1.18
Space Blanket   0.03
Whistle   0.05
Personal   
Butt wipe (full roll)   0.44
Toothbrush   0.03
Tooth Paste   0.05
Advil   0.05
sunscreen   0.08
chapstick   0.02
Water   
2 Nalgene Bottle (.45 each)   0.9
Water filter   0.9
Fishing   
Flyrod   0.24
Reel   0.3
Flies   0.03
Extra leader   0.03

Total   34.68
What sleeping bag are you carrying? Curious because of the weight.  My quilt weighs 22oz, I couldn't imagine carrying a 4.3lb bag for early season.

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Re: Elk pack list.....
« Reply #110 on: July 26, 2018, 10:15:26 PM »
Mike, I don't see any extra socks, briefs or shirts on your list. Did you forget them? What are you allowing for food per day?
You have an opportunity to cut 5# from your pack by updating your tent, sleeping bag and tree seat. Not bashing you just trying to help.

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Re: Elk pack list.....
« Reply #111 on: July 26, 2018, 11:09:34 PM »

I hate my sleeping bag but it’s what I got. It’s a marmot. I’ve considered upgrading but it ain’t a cheap process. REI tent is the quarter dome 2 man. I’m in it with my brother. Used it last year and I’m satisfied. Of course I know there are better options but I’m scared of tarps still.

Here is the rest of my list that I didn’t include. Food is still a work in process. I just weighed my extra clothes and came in at 4.12 so I was pretty close with my estimate.




Clothes (pack in) - weight all a guess      
Wool sweater   1   
Camo hoodie   0.3   
2 extra undies   0.3   
1 extra pant (don’t have)   0.7   
2 extra smart wool socks   0.5   
Beanie   0.2   
Leggings (don’t have)   0.3   
1 (or 2?) extra performance shirt   0.8   
Buff Face Mask   0.1   
Total   4.2   
Clothes (wear in)      
Prana Pants      
Kuiu Shirt      
Compression undies      
Smart Wool socks      
Hat      
Food      
Dehy dinners (8)   4   
Jerky   0.5   
Sausage   0.5   
Bread (8 flat breads)   0.75   
Crunchy peanut butter   1.2   
Raisins   0.75   
10 cliff bars   1.5   
dried fruit   0.75   
Trail Mix   1.5   
olive oil   0.3   
Salt & Pepper   0.1   
10 candy bars   1   
10 String cheese   0.7   
15 coffee packets   0.1   
mio   0.1   
nuun   0.15   
5 Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Packets   0.05   
TOTAL   13.95   


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Re: Elk pack list.....
« Reply #112 on: July 27, 2018, 11:27:56 AM »
Y'all peer pressured me into getting a quilt.

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Re: Elk pack list.....
« Reply #113 on: July 27, 2018, 11:32:57 AM »
Probably the quickest way to cut a bunch of weight. Your back and legs will thank you!

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Re: Elk pack list.....
« Reply #114 on: July 28, 2018, 12:56:25 AM »
Been busy getting everything ready for deer season here at home before I leave for Colorado. And everything else involved with being gone for a while , only thing I still need is all my food and still waiting on my new pack. Next week I’m gone hunting for several days then the next weeks will be full on elk mode.

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Re: Elk pack list.....
« Reply #115 on: August 12, 2018, 07:28:54 PM »
I’ve enjoyed this thread.
I need to update my list! Lol

I will be hunting from a base camp but every day I will had a bivy tarp, sleeping bag, and a couple days worth of food in my pack just Incase I get on elk and it’s late. So I don’t have to pull off or pass an opportunity. Could potentially save miles and miles of hiking too.
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Re: Elk pack list.....
« Reply #116 on: August 13, 2018, 11:09:10 PM »
Lots of new gear and lots of time the last few weeks haven’t had time for anything but getting ready. My new pack just got here a few hours ago
( Mystery Ranch Marshall) my wife helped me get it fitted a few minutes ago. She truly thinks we are all off our rockers. Also picked up a new spoon , coffee cup , feather powder and a bivy tonight. I will have one extra of everything in my old pack so a complete pack ready to hunt that I’m going to leave down in town at a friends house. So if I loose my entire setup I’m still good that was my reasoning for buying a bunch of new gear. Made up a fresh set of elk sticks over the last week , they shoot real good and do hit with some authority. They are tapered firs with 200gr heads....

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Re: Elk pack list.....
« Reply #119 on: August 14, 2018, 12:57:47 AM »
Some thoughts on clothing. I hate hiking in a long distance wearing the same pants and shirt that I'll be hunting in. Because of that I've always hiked in a pair of hiking pants and then switched to a non-stinky clean pair the next day to hunt in. This year I'm hiking in a pair of running shorts. Even into cooler temps my legs don't get cold, especially while moving. My new New Balance shorts with a liner are 4.2 oz. the pants and one pair of boxerbriefs that those shorts replaced are 21.6 oz. together. That means I shaved over a pound!

I also switched to a Tyto replaceable blade knife, water treatment drops instead of filter, MSR pocket rocket and Evernew Ti pot instead of whisperlight and stainless pot and I'm making all my own meals this year. Oh yeah, EE quilt instead of 37 oz. synthetic bag and a Seek Outside Cimmaron. I shaved a BUNCH of weight since my last time elk hunting.

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