Elk Hunting Gear List Review 2015

Elk Hunting Gear List Review 2015

My elk hunting gear review from the 2015 season. The gear list itself can be found at the following link (thanks to Sole Adventure for the original template):
Excel sheet

Overall, I was pretty happy with this year’s gear list. The only thing I would have like to have was a pair of gaiters. I brought things I didn’t need, such as extra camera batteries, an extra fuel canister, and base layer bottoms, but that’s okay. My base pack weight including cameras was 27.3 pounds (plus bow, 8 days of food, and water). With potential upgrades (and ditching the camera gear) getting the pack weight under 20 pounds is achievable while increasing comfort at camp.

Food each day consisted of a Cliff bar for breakfast, a bagel with hard salami and honey for lunch, and an Alpine Aire freeze dried meal for dinner (similar to Mountain House or Backpacker’s Pantry).

For colder late season hunts, in addition to more clothes, I’d swap the shelter for an integrated wood stove shelter, add trekking poles, and use a higher R-value sleeping pad.

DIY Sawtooth shelter

DIY Sawtooth shelter 2

DIY Megatarp shelter

Alps Commander Frame: http://amzn.to/2m8df3W

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