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    What's in your pack? Critique Mine!




    CATEGORY ITEM GRAMS POUNDS
    Shooting
    small game rifle remington 597 22 2868 6.3
    bullets (12) 41 0.1
    clip 21 0.0
    Misc
    first aid kit 365 0.8
    AAA (3) 42 0.1
    headlamp petzl taktikka plus RGB 90 0.2
    fire starter flint and steel 83 0.2
    camera go pro 92 0.2
    needle and thread 15 0.0
    Comms/Nav
    phone with case samsung s8 215 0.5
    compass suunto 71 0.2
    satellite messenger zoleo 160 0.4
    battery bank 10k mAh 223 0.5
    Optics rangefinder bushnell elite 1 mile conx 475
    binoculars mavin c1 8x42 686 1.5
    bino harness AGC cub 415 0.9
    tripod manfrotto digi 1215 2.7
    spotting scope bushnell forge 20-60x80 1578 3.5
    Cooking
    fuel cell filled MSR 549 1.2
    water tabs MEC 19 0.0
    stove and pot MSR whisperlite stainless steel 877 1.9
    spoon MEC 14 0.0
    Rain gear
    rain jacket first lite stormtight 692 1.5
    rain pants first lite stormtight 726 1.6
    gaiters outdoor research 295 0.6
    gloves seal skinz 137 0.3
    Hunting
    trekking poles atlas aluminum 527 1.2
    backpack northface creston 75L 3450 7.6
    Clothing
    midlayer arcteryz hoodie 530 1.2
    socks bridgedale hiker 89 0.2
    socks icebreaker ski OTC 91 0.2
    heavy bottom base Icebreaker 280 271 0.6
    hat 90 0.2
    Sleeping
    air mattress thermnarest prolite 3 593 1.3
    sleeping bag Montbell downhugger #3 1001 2.2
    yellow cord 2.5mm paracord 23 0.1
    tarp siltarp 2 integral design 8x10 398 0.9
    bivy outdoor research bug bivy 486 1.1
    tent stakes (8) aluminum 133 0.3
    purple biners (3) generic 32 0.1
    Kill kit
    knife and steel benchmade bushcrafter 334 0.7
    baby wipes 89 0.2
    tarp space blanket 50 0.1
    killkit first aid bandaids, etc. 51 0.1
    flagging tape 44 0.1
    eletrical tape 58 0.1
    zip ties (8) 24 0.1
    red cord 5mm x 15' 45 0.1
    blue rope 10mm x 10' 106 0.2
    Toiletries
    pills 4 0.0
    toothbrush/paste 13 0.0
    toilet paper 19 0.0
    Food
    dinner dehydrated meal 150 0.3
    dinner dehydrated meal 150 0.3
    lunch jerky, moon cheese 360 0.8
    lunch jerky, moon cheese 360 0.8
    breakfast protein meal replacement 16 0.0
    breakfast protein meal replacement 17 0.0
    snacks dried fruit, chocolate mix, fig bar 347 0.8
    snacks dried fruit, chocolate mix, fig bar 348 0.8
    Water
    2.5L 2500 5.5
    TOTAL 24.8 53.5
    CONSUMABLES 5.1 9.5
    Last edited by Jamesonm; 02-05-2021 at 09:58 AM. Reason: UPDATED list and totals

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    Re: What's in your pack? Critique Mine!

    Not sure what phone and GPS you're using.

    My phone I can cache maps with we'll known hunting apps. Then make sure my GPS is on before I leave service. Then if I'm on a longer trip, turn on airplane mode and power saving mode.

    I also try and have all my electronics use the same batteries.

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    Re: What's in your pack? Critique Mine!

    -That is a lot of batteries. Find a headlamp that runs off of the same battery as your range finder. Or stock with fresh batteries and take one back up. How many hours a day are you planning on needing your headlamp on? In most cases you will use it less than you think you will.
    -Red cord and blue rope? 50' of 550 paracord and call it good.
    -Change out the knife and steel for a replaceable blade and a few spare blades. (Although I keep a custom blade in a neck sheath on me all the time, plus a havalon)
    -"mid level/light level/heavy level bottom base" Pick one.
    -1.6lb liner for your sleeping bag LINER? Change out your bag for a 6oz liner and slightly heavier bag, or a pad with a higher insulation value. Cut at least a pound right there.
    -wtf is a "zoleo"?
    -you are already carrying your phone, ditch the gps. Any modern phone is using a gps chip that was in higher end gps's a few years ago, and you aren't doing property surveying.
    -gopro stick? You aren't going to use that. And in all likelihood, you won't actually use the gopro either (and believe me, I have carried one for years, and never bothered to dig it out). If you DO use it, you are already carrying a hiking pole and electrical tape. Or tape it to your head.

    One thing you don't have, is a water filter... Lots of guys rely on tabs, but it can be awfully difficult to fill a bottle in a lot of water sources. And personally, I struggle with hydrating if I have to strain floaties out of my water bottle through my "clean" boxers on day 4... Just sayin'.

    Pretty sure your spreadsheet numbers are a little off though, a needle and thread shouldn't be 0.5 lbs, OR 7 ounces.
    You seem pretty heavy if the numbers are correct though, once you factor in a water containment system and food.


    Take care of the ounces, and the pounds will take care of themselves...


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    Re: What's in your pack? Critique Mine!

    Subbing to this as this year I will be backpacking for bear, then hopefully elk in the fall!
    When I grow up I wanna be like SNS2!

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    Re: What's in your pack? Critique Mine!

    Quote Originally Posted by KodiakHntr View Post
    -That is a lot of batteries. Find a headlamp that runs off of the same battery as your range finder. Or stock with fresh batteries and take one back up. How many hours a day are you planning on needing your headlamp on? In most cases you will use it less than you think you will.
    -Red cord and blue rope? 50' of 550 paracord and call it good.
    -Change out the knife and steel for a replaceable blade and a few spare blades. (Although I keep a custom blade in a neck sheath on me all the time, plus a havalon)
    -"mid level/light level/heavy level bottom base" Pick one.
    -1.6lb liner for your sleeping bag LINER? Change out your bag for a 6oz liner and slightly heavier bag, or a pad with a higher insulation value. Cut at least a pound right there.
    -wtf is a "zoleo"?
    -you are already carrying your phone, ditch the gps. Any modern phone is using a gps chip that was in higher end gps's a few years ago, and you aren't doing property surveying.
    -gopro stick? You aren't going to use that. And in all likelihood, you won't actually use the gopro either (and believe me, I have carried one for years, and never bothered to dig it out). If you DO use it, you are already carrying a hiking pole and electrical tape. Or tape it to your head.

    One thing you don't have, is a water filter... Lots of guys rely on tabs, but it can be awfully difficult to fill a bottle in a lot of water sources. And personally, I struggle with hydrating if I have to strain floaties out of my water bottle through my "clean" boxers on day 4... Just sayin'.

    Pretty sure your spreadsheet numbers are a little off though, a needle and thread shouldn't be 0.5 lbs, OR 7 ounces.
    You seem pretty heavy if the numbers are correct though, once you factor in a water containment system and food.


    Take care of the ounces, and the pounds will take care of themselves...
    Great suggestions -- exactly what I'm looking for -- cheers mate!

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    Re: What's in your pack? Critique Mine!

    Perhaps an error - Compass 71 grams 32 oz 2.5 lbs (seems heavy to me, also 32 oz = 2 lbs, 71g = 2.5oz)
    71 g = 2.5 oz = .156 lbs

    Suunto MC-2 Compass 74 grams 2.6 oz 0.16 lbs

    Phone with case 215 g s/b 7.58 oz = .47 lbs (original 7.6 lbs = about sako rifle 7.8 lbs)

    So just saved 10.1 to .626 = 9.5 lbs or 9.5 / 50.3 = 19%
    Last edited by Whipper Billy; 02-04-2021 at 01:28 PM.

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    Re: What's in your pack? Critique Mine!

    What does everyone do for meals -- just end up buying ready made meals?

    Breakfast
    Day 1
    Day 2
    Day 3

    Lunch
    Day 1
    Day 2
    Day 3

    Dinner
    Day 1
    Day 2
    Day 3

    Snacks
    Day 1
    Day 2
    Day 3

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    Re: What's in your pack? Critique Mine!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesonm View Post
    What does everyone do for meals -- just end up buying ready made meals?

    Breakfast
    Day 1
    Day 2
    Day 3

    Lunch
    Day 1
    Day 2
    Day 3

    Dinner
    Day 1
    Day 2
    Day 3

    Snacks
    Day 1
    Day 2
    Day 3
    Personally, I go with Peak refuel breakfast and dinner. Mid day consists of things like moon cheese, jerky, good fat bars, snickers, miso soup, justins almond butter packs, and my personal favourite, honey stinger waffle cookies. All of these things are very high in cal/oz and consist of high levels of fat(most of them) to help me keep going after multiple days.

    Temperature/activity level dependent, I like to prep for 3000cal/day.
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    Re: What's in your pack? Critique Mine!

    Your list is very similar to mine.. I carry 1 extra headlamp, a spork not spoon...zip ties are a great idea..oh and I have a pack-alarm..

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    Re: What's in your pack? Critique Mine!

    No rubber gloves in the kill kit?

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