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Old 03-08-2018, 07:14 PM
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Any new up dated lists, last post 2016, somebody must have new gear , mine is a titanium 1 litter bot, and exo 5500 pack still waiting for it's arrival
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Old 03-09-2018, 12:45 PM
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Soto windmaster, 80mm swaro for this year, and very tempted to order the new Kifaru frame and give it a go.
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Old 03-14-2018, 05:56 AM
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I've read through this thread half a dozen times. Hoping to get out this fall to the mountains for my first backpack hunt. Just bought a kifaru AMR and now I need to start acquiring some gear.(tent, stove, sleeping bag, treking poles, etc.)

Anyone ever use a Mountain Smith tent? Even with the exchange theyre a decent price.

Thinking of drawing a non trophy sheep tag in WMU 440 and hiking in through Rock Creek. Anyone have any advice for this area, is it realistic to think I could get back a few miles and see some sheep?

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Old 03-14-2018, 06:42 AM
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Hey Josh, I have a MountainSmith LT I could lend you to try out if you're making any spring/summer scouting trips. I used mine last season for scouting/sheep and it's definitely a good bang for the buck. The one thing that I really don't like about it is how close the poles are together. Other than that, its a pretty great shelter.
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Old 03-14-2018, 06:43 AM
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[QUOTE=JoshT;3750935]I've read through this thread half a dozen times. Hoping to get out this fall to the mountains for my first backpack hunt. Just bought a kifaru AMR and now I need to start acquiring some gear.(tent, stove, sleeping bag, treking poles, etc.)

Anyone ever use a Mountain Smith tent? Even with the exchange theyre a decent price.

Check out Oware pyramid tents, might even be cheaper than Mountain Smith, I do Have a Black diamond mega tent for sale, here is the link for the tent, I did add extra foot to the bottom of the walls, so you there is no air flow when the tent is set up.

https://www.blackdiamondequipment.co...70000ALL1.html
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:55 AM
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Also the MS LT sells on amazon.ca for 120-145 CAD depending on colour. Pretty great deal.
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:21 AM
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Hey Josh, I have a MountainSmith LT I could lend you to try out if you're making any spring/summer scouting trips. I used mine last season for scouting/sheep and it's definitely a good bang for the buck. The one thing that I really don't like about it is how close the poles are together. Other than that, its a pretty great shelter.
I was hoping to make a scouting trip this summer so I might just have to take you up on that. That would be a cheap light weight option for solo. Otherwise I was considering getting both a 2man and 3man tent so I had the option of bringing along the wife.
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Old 03-25-2018, 05:52 PM
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Thanks for all the posts. As a newer big game hunter I have found myself constantly watching BHS videos and bag dumps in hopes of getting started. On a some what limited budget Iím curious of all those who posted what were the first items purchased? Should I blow my minimal budget on the best spotting scope and focus on day scouting trips or get a good tent & bag and worry about better optics and a spotting scope next year? did most of you guys buy it all in one shot or slowly accumulate? Sorry for sounding naive but any advice is useful.
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Old 03-25-2018, 06:56 PM
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Should I blow my minimal budget on the best spotting scope and focus on day scouting trips or get a good tent & bag and worry about better optics and a spotting scope next year? did most of you guys buy it all in one shot or slowly accumulate? Sorry for sounding naive but any advice is useful.
I think it depends on the experience you're looking for. Great optics make a major difference but if you dont have the gear to get back and camp youre missing out. I accumulated gear over the years and am fortunate to have gotten high quality. If I had to choose between The best optics or being able to get back to a secluded spot and camp I would choose the gear that will get me out.
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Old 03-25-2018, 06:56 PM
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Try not to get caught up in thinking you need all this stuff.
Top of the line gear is great but very spendy.
Just get the basics used and get out and figure it out.
After a couple scouting trips you will get a good idea where to spend $.
For starters.. Comfortable footwear, fleece, and rain gear..
Hypothermia will kill you. Grit is free. Enjoy the process and good luck.
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:55 AM
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Thanks for all the posts. As a newer big game hunter I have found myself constantly watching BHS videos and bag dumps in hopes of getting started. On a some what limited budget Iím curious of all those who posted what were the first items purchased? Should I blow my minimal budget on the best spotting scope and focus on day scouting trips or get a good tent & bag and worry about better optics and a spotting scope next year? did most of you guys buy it all in one shot or slowly accumulate? Sorry for sounding naive but any advice is useful.

I would spend your money where you will save the most weight first (pack, sleeping bag, tent, clothes). A set of good binos is better than all in optics that are cheap. Try and borrow what you don't have until you can afford it. Then get the nice to haves.
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Old 03-26-2018, 07:47 AM
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Thanks for all the posts. As a newer big game hunter I have found myself constantly watching BHS videos and bag dumps in hopes of getting started. On a some what limited budget Iím curious of all those who posted what were the first items purchased? Should I blow my minimal budget on the best spotting scope and focus on day scouting trips or get a good tent & bag and worry about better optics and a spotting scope next year? did most of you guys buy it all in one shot or slowly accumulate? Sorry for sounding naive but any advice is useful.
I am new to hunting, but not to spending time in the mountains. Consider used, a couple trips to value village will get you all the technical mountain clothing you would need for $100 except for your Gore Tex and Boots... though you could still luck out in those areas as well (I got a pair of Raichle mountaineering boots for $20 this weekend).

Kijiji is also really good and you will easily find technical back packs and camping equipment for about half price of new. Just set alerts on your phone and be ready to call when an item you want pops up.

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Old 03-26-2018, 08:05 AM
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Have a look in switching gear in canmore It is a consignment reseller of mountain gear and clothing. everything you need at a fraction of the price.
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:41 AM
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Upgrades a bunch of my gear for my upcoming Mountain Goat hunt in BC here is my list.
My gear
Kuiu Ultra 7200
Tent MSR Hubba Bubba 3
Kelty Cosmic down
Sea to summit Liner
Static V2 Sleeping Pad
Leica HD-B
Swarovski 65 MM ATS
Sirui T-025X Carbon Fiber Tripod with C-10S Ball Head
Christensen Arms Summit TI 300Rum
Swarovski Z3
12 Berger bullets
Sitka Downpour Jacket and Pants
Kuiu Guide jacket
Kuiu Guide Pants
Kuiu Alpine Pants
Kuiu Guide Vest
Kuiu Guide Gloves
Merino Wool Base Layer
Kuiu Ball cap
3X Saxx’s
Hanwag Boots
Kuiu Gaiters
3 pair’s smart wool
Jet Boil stove
Havolon Piranta + 4 blades
Ear plugs for Snoring Hunting partner and Muzzle Brake
Folding saw
MSR Trekking Poles
Petzl head lamp Lithium Batteries
Sea to Summit Folding Pot Cook pot
2X bic lighters
3X Iso-butane fuel
MSR Spork
Parachute rope 50ft
Topo Map
Game Bags
Finger cot for barrel

Food
- Back Packers pantry 10 days stock
- Powdered Mash Potatoes
- Oatmeal packs
- 2 Lbs trail mix
- 12 Clif Bars
Water
- 2 – 1L Nalgene water bottles
- Water purifying tabs
- NUUN electrolyte tabs
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:31 AM
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Do you know the weight of your list Astepanuk ? I'm curious

Good luck on your Goat and thanks !

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Old 03-26-2018, 10:44 AM
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I just added this item to my pack list, as most areas have huge numbers of bears now. can never be to safe when sleeping.


https://fithops.com/#about-perimeter-trip-alarms
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Old 03-26-2018, 01:38 PM
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This was my past years solo sheep list. It was 60lb on the nose going in, excluding only my worn clothing items. I think I should be able to shave another 2-5 lbs off for next time as well.


Gear list:

Tikka .308
Vortex HS 4-16x44
10 Rounds

Kifaru Mountain Warrior
Gunbearer

Mountainsmith LT
Borah Bivy
Xtherm Sleeping Pad
10* EE Quilt
7 Groundhog Stakes
8 Needle Stakes
35L Drysack

MSR Micro Rocket
GSI Minimalist Mug
Spork
Shaker Cup (protein shakes)
8oz Gas Canister

1L Nalgene Bottle
1L Platypus Soft Bottle (x2)
Steripen Opti
Aquatabs

Worn Clothing:
Merino Longsleeve
Pants
Underwear
Socks
Hat
Belt
Watch
Trekking Poles
Gaiters
Salomon Quest 4D Boots

Packed Clothing:
Marmot Precip Rain Jacket
Marmot Precip Rain Pants
Down Jacket
Down Vest
Merino Longsleeve
Long Underwear
1 Pair of Socks
1 Underwear
Touque
Mechanic Gloves
Sunglasses
Crocs
Neck Buff

Swaro SLC 10x42
Field Optics Tripod Adaptor
Nikon ED50 13-40x Spotter
Slik Sprint Pro II Tripod
Benro S2 Panhead
Nikon 7i Range Finder
Lens Cloth
Eye Patch
AGC Bino Harness

Tyto Knife w/ 5 Blades
3 TAG Game Bags
Latex Gloves (x3)
Lawson Cordage (50í)
Plastic Bag (for garbage)

Iphone
Inreach SE
Anker Battery Bank
Black Diamond Spot Headlamp
Petzl E-Lite
Batteries

Map
Compass
Ferro Rod
Bic Mini (x2)
Vaseline Cotton Balls
Sleeping Pad Patch Kit

Toothbrush/Paste
Floss
Sunscreen
Deet Wipes
Lip Chap
TP
Dried Wet Wipes
Wilderness Soap
Hand Sanitizer
Lightload Towel

First Aid Kit
Bugnet
Windchecker
Earplugs
Foam Butt Pad
Small Carabiner (x2)
Kifaru UL Pullouts (for organization)
Bearspray

11 Days of Food
1L of Water
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Old 03-26-2018, 03:45 PM
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Stone Glacier pack with xcurve frame.
Nothing has compared.
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Old 03-26-2018, 07:40 PM
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I haven't changed to much in my setup.
I ditched the soft shell, and replaced it with a Kuiu insulated shirt, and also use the Kuiu superdown pants in the later seasons.
My biggest upgrade was the spotting scope, i now use a Zeiss 15-56 X 65.
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Old 04-13-2018, 09:13 PM
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Exo 5500 for me now, stone did not fit me very good,
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Old 04-14-2018, 07:27 AM
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Do you know the weight of your list Astepanuk ? I'm curious

Good luck on your Goat and thanks !

S
Plan is to be between 60-70lbs we are flying into a lake and if were lucky well be camping at the lake, If we do decide to spike from there I will drop a ton of weight at our base camp and go out for 2-3 nights.
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Old 04-14-2018, 07:33 AM
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I just added this item to my pack list, as most areas have huge numbers of bears now. can never be to safe when sleeping.


https://fithops.com/#about-perimeter-trip-alarms
I really like the looks of this, the one main reason I hunt in the mountains with my bigger then normal caliber is for bears 300RUM happy to say I have my RUM coming in right around 7lbs.
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:04 AM
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That will be a good hunt, I'm doing one much the same this fall but with archery tackle. Best of luck !

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Stone Glacier pack with xcurve frame.
Nothing has compared.
Ditto. My sky archer held half an elk deboned and it skull for a trip out of the mountain. Legs and back were numb but it was doable.

That pack will take more weight that another I know of and still be comfortable.
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I really like the looks of this, the one main reason I hunt in the mountains with my bigger then normal caliber is for bears 300RUM happy to say I have my RUM coming in right around 7lbs.
Great idea, i bought a perimeter alarm run with battery that emits the high pitch siren sounds.

After talking to the guy who had a bear bother him from 11pm to 4am that didn't respond at all to a warning shot near its head but stayed 20 yards away the rest of the time due to alternating alarms from his alarm clock and one on his phone...i'd be inclined to the the sirens types.

Also, saw one that had flashing led lights too, great idea. Mine doesn't have lights but i could see an evolution or business opportunity here.

Be nice to light some country up if you had a trip and with how compact led lights are these days but the continuous siren is a must imo.

Have also seen guys build cheap perimeter alarms with those keychain personal alarms. I started that way but wanted something a bit more reliable and bought the green one that the guy makes up north somewhere, it uses an arm on the string and it pulls the arm over to make contact.
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:38 PM
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Wranglers
Long Js
Rain gear
Spotting scope/binos
90 L Back pack
Mummy bag
1-2 man tent
10 or 15 lbs of food (I like to eat, hate being hungry)
Quality hiking boots
Pot
Knife (I use havalons mostly for this now)
1 pair of wool socks for everyday
Sleeping pad
Headlamp
Hat
Chewing tabbaco
As much whiskey as youíre willing to carry
Water bottle
Fire starter
Lighter
And then whatever room I left I fill with jackets and warm clothes. I like Marino wool.

The whole weight thing has never been that big a deal to me, the difference of 5 pounds to me isnít really worth worrying about, But everyoneís different. As long as Iím not carrying more than 120 lbs or so coming out Iíll be ok.

For the guys worrying about price and buget just ignore all the fancy items on all these lists. As much as some people want you to believe it, itís not all that necessary. Itís nice to have, and for some people collecting the gear is a hobby and all part of the fun, but Iíll tell you for certain that having all the best gear isnít gunna make you a better sheep hunter. Borrow what you can, and spend whatever you can afford on the rest, some things like optics can give you an advantage for sure but if you canít afford the high end stuff just use whatever you got. Experience is the most valuable assest.

Guys weíre killing sheep 40 years ago long before any of this high tech stuff was available. Sheep hunting is a big business now and they want you spending hundreds on unnecessary junk, but it doesnít have to be a game only for the rich.
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