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Re: What's in your pack?

Unread postby woodswalker » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:46 am

It doesn't matter how I am hunting my back pack always has my license, a thermos of coffee, some snacks, gutting cloves that go above the elbow, an extra knife, a drag rope, a range finder and extra batteries, ammo, some TP, a frog togs rain suit, several packets of hand warmers, a compass, small binoculars, an extra pen and wet wipes, a flashlight and a draw string plastic bag to put my trash in.


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Re: What's in your pack?

Unread postby Dewey » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:42 am

In my fanny pack:
GPS
Rangefinder
Small battery charging pack for electronics
Headlamp
Compass
Milkweed
Pull rope
2 strap extensions for sticks
Knife
Gutting gloves
Tags
Water (early when warmer)
Extra baggies to put electronics in when I decide to go for a swim in the marsh
Thermacell

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Re: What's in your pack?

Unread postby jwilkstn » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:56 am

Early season mobile hunts I don't carry too much. I hunt with a Summit climber with one side bag, molle waist belt/harness, and a third hand bow holder. Wear my safety harness. Bow in hand. 8x32 binos and rangefinder on a Rick Young Outdoors harness. Release, phone, milkweed in pockets. In the side bag I keep a small folding saw, tp, tree strap, couple dozen limblights, and kill kit (Havalon, couple pairs latex gloves, and a few strips of orange flagging). On the molle belt I have a couple pouches, and keep a compass in one and the other is extra depending on what else I want (water bottle, gps sometimes, facemask,etc). I have one of those harnesses for the Thermacell that holds extra mats and butane, and I strap it to the molle shoulder strap walking in so I can turn it on a couple hundred yards out from where I plan to stop. Stuff may sound spread out but everything is where I need it going in/out and once in a tree,and I don't need to fumble with a pack.

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Re: What's in your pack?

Unread postby jbone23 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:47 am

Have pruners, hand saw, bow holder, and bow rope under bungee on climber that holds the two parts together.

fanny pack: regular size traction belt for lone wolf(for when tree is too small for the Xl size)
water
snacks
back up release
back up wind checker
small bow hook
pack a rack rattler
teepee for marking blood trails hopefully not its intended purpose
flashlight

safety vest: headlamp
swiss army knife
compass
release
wind checker
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Re: What's in your pack?

Unread postby hunter10 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:51 am

Less is better but my general gear is in a fanny pack including license, pull up rope, range finder, binos, deer calls, multi tool, flashlight and bow release. Other than that I'll have my bow, harness and waders if needing to cross the creeks

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Re: What's in your pack?

Unread postby Tufrthnails » Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:54 am

Darkknight54 wrote:
Tufrthnails wrote:I'm a pack mule compared to you guys, but my pack changes by the season. I couldn't get away with a fanny early season simply due to the amount of water I carry. Minimum 4 bottles of water usually 6. Always have 2 thermocell. A knife, GPS, compass, 2 headlamps, paracord, small first aid kit, TP, Binos, food if all day sit, small snack bars if less, deer drag, gut gloves, frog toggs if rain forcasted, Emergency poncho if not. Maybe a grunt. Limb saw, prunners. One of these days I should weight my early season pack, but really don't want to know.

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My rut setup weighs 35lb, you have to be pushing some serious weight man.


Yeah it's pretty heavy, but it's not even close to the weight of my ruck while I was in the service. When I hunt the farm in KY I have my binos, weapon, license, and some snacks. But the swamps I am hunting in FL are just a different level of sketchy and the extra gear sets my mind at ease. Might be the boy scout in me, but I can't get away from I'd rather have it out there and not need it then get out there and need it and not have it.
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Re: What's in your pack?

Unread postby IkemanTx » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:08 pm

3 sticks
3 aiders
Milkweed in a film canister
2 bow hooks (one for backpack too)
Pull up string
2 water bottles
Game Cam (just in case)
Saddle strapped to it
Teather
Lineman's belt
Platform
Clippers

EDIT: some sits I have binos on my chest.

All in all, it is 36-40lbs depending on clothing I'm bringing to change into.

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Re: What's in your pack?

Unread postby BowHusker » Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:49 am

Good stuff in here guys, I've added a couple items to my pack from you're lists. One item I didn't consider was a small note pad to jot down different aspects from the hunt such as milkweed observations at different times of the hunt, obviously deer movement and also other hunters access/exit/setups.

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Re: What's in your pack?

Unread postby cbigbear » Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:55 am

I use my phone for GPS, notepad, & sd card viewer. This limits the need to carry 3 or 4 separate things.

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Re: What's in your pack?

Unread postby BowHusker » Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:07 am

cbigbear wrote:I use my phone for GPS, notepad, & sd card viewer. This limits the need to carry 3 or 4 separate things.

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I could do that for the notes but I don't get good enough reception in most spots to use GPS. Do you have a specific app you use for the GPS waypoints?

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Re: What's in your pack?

Unread postby jwilkstn » Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:08 am

cbigbear wrote:I use my phone for GPS, notepad, & sd card viewer. This limits the need to carry 3 or 4 separate things.

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I do this as well, but sometimes bring the Garmin gps also if I'm going to be in seriously deep hollers where it's tricky to get a signal

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Re: What's in your pack?

Unread postby briar » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:24 am

For the good part of the season the most important thing I have in my pack is clothes. I freeze and without those I won't last an hour.
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Re: What's in your pack?

Unread postby cbigbear » Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:01 am

BowHusker wrote:
cbigbear wrote:I use my phone for GPS, notepad, & sd card viewer. This limits the need to carry 3 or 4 separate things.

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I could do that for the notes but I don't get good enough reception in most spots to use GPS. Do you have a specific app you use for the GPS waypoints?

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I use GPS kit app. I have no service in most place I hunt so I have to be sure to view the maps before losing service so map views are saved in cash memory.

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