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do you take too much equipment in the woods???

Old 12-12-2003, 09:13 PM
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Default do you take too much equipment in the woods???

here's my first day hunting pack & attire:

long johns
tee shirt
jeans
regular socks
hunting socks
sweat shirt
gortex jacket
gortex pants
kneck warmer
nomax
hat



blaze orange backpack:

sub, candy bars,2 bottles of pop
hard candy, throw away hand warmers,
extra gloves, extra hat, knife, pen, watch,
jon-e handwarmer fluid, lighter, matches,
knife, wire tie, latex gloves, rope, extra socks,
radio, cell phone, box of shells, binochulars


BY THE SECOND DAY

long johns
pair of windbrakers
2 pair of socks
gortex outfit
8 shells
field dressing kit
watch
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Old 12-12-2003, 09:22 PM
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First Day:

Just about everything offered in Cabela's


Second Day:

A Cabela's catalog to re-order what was lost.

Third Day:

Tent
Sleeping Bag
Clothes that my wife threw out on the lawn.
2 ink pens
Change of address forms with stamped envelopes.
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Old 12-12-2003, 09:25 PM
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lmfao

when i was halfway through writing the post i was kind of humming the 12 days of christmas song!!!
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Old 12-13-2003, 07:47 AM
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I'll make it short.YES!!
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Old 12-13-2003, 10:01 AM
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not enough on most days.
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Old 12-13-2003, 10:53 AM
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Default RE: do you take too much equipment in the woods???

Some day's I feel like I'm a total pack rat. But when I gun hunt I stay out all day and I'm a long way from the truck through two swamps. I have to change all of my clothes, which I back pack in a dry bag a day or two before the season starts along with my Double Bull T2 blind, chair, heater and rifle. So on day's I hunt I just take food, water, etc in my usual day pack, which of course has all the other junk you would usually take with you in the woods.

Bow hunting is usually not so labor intensive as I hunt a little closer to the road and usually can wear just about all of my clothes out to the stand or strap them on my day pack. But I always have food and extra clothes in my truck which I can walk back to rather easily.

It always seems like I have to much with me but I don't mind the extra weight or work needed to carry it.
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Old 12-13-2003, 01:47 PM
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No.
I hunt my own land. My gun, 8 extra rounds, clothes to fit the temp. My pockets may have; pocket knife, small stone, billfold, small snack in a ziplock bag, sometimes my binoculars. I'm always within a mile from the house so there is no reason to handicap myself with extra weight.

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Old 12-13-2003, 05:46 PM
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I feel ya. I have quite a bit I cary also. I would loose the pop. All that will do is dehidrate you. I would also swap the cell phone for a two way radio. Where I hunt the cell phone just doesn't get a signal.

Water Purifier, Bug Spray
Water Proof Matches, Tarp
Emergency Blanket, Plastic Bag
Whistle, Snake Bite kit
Toilet Paper, GPS
Wool Socks, Two way radio
Mirror, Dental Floss
Scent Killer, Latex Gloves
Ducted Tape, Flares
Tow Strap, buck knife,
gerber multi tool
some saws and bear repelant

I guess Its better to be too prepaired than dead.
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Old 12-13-2003, 06:38 PM
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I think you guys do carry too much. All I carry is the clothes I got on, a razor sharp knife and one spare full 10 shot clip for my 61 yr. old .303 Brit.. In short a lean mean huntin machine.
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Old 12-13-2003, 08:13 PM
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Light, watch, gun, ammo, binoculars, video camera, knife, liscense, pen, pull rope, two pair of gloves, toboggan, vest, grunt tube, can, scent away, facemask, gerber saw, handwarmers, cell phone, radio, screw in hooks, safety belt.
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