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Posted: 7/22/2013 4:40:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/22/2013 2:18:16 PM EST by jukeboxx13]
So this will be my first time hunting and camping, and need some help with what I should bring. Of course gun, tent, sleeping bag, fire starters, and water filter are going already.

Thanks

ETA: I'll be in the mountins in Nor-Cal near Merced for 3 nights.

ETA2: I need a good sleeping bag.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 4:44:21 AM EST
Where are you going? That is going to pretty much decide what you need.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 4:45:33 AM EST
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Nor-Cal mountain area.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 4:47:02 AM EST
Are you going solo? How far from home? Expected weather conditions? Distance from stores? How far from camp will you hunt? Walking in, driving in, horsebacking in?


IF your prep's are no better then the question you asked you will be in trouble.




Link Posted: 7/22/2013 4:48:38 AM EST
Go over to the outdoors section.

You'll get more info.

First time for both? Good luck, your gonna over pack I bet
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 4:50:55 AM EST
Ok So what are you hunting for? Backpack, horse, truck, how are you getting there & around? How far from a store? How long are you going to be out there? Are you by yourself?

A old guide in Canada once told me dont save money on your boots or sleeping bag, if your not in one your in the other
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 4:51:58 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Duckbutter:
Are you going solo? How far from home? Expected weather conditions? Distance from stores? How far from camp will you hunt? Walking in, driving in, horsebacking in?


IF your prep's are no better then the question you asked you will be in trouble.

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5 hours from home with my cousins.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 4:54:02 AM EST
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Originally Posted By sdeshazo:
Ok So what are you hunting for? Backpack, horse, truck, how are you getting there & around? How far from a store? How long are you going to be out there? Are you by yourself?

A old guide in Canada once told me dont save money on your boots or sleeping bag, if your not in one your in the other
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Thanks I got good Solomon boots and nned a good sleeping bag.

I'll be wit family and we will be driving thrn hicking in. No stores close by as well, and hunting deer/bear.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 4:55:08 AM EST
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5 hours from home with my cousins.
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Originally Posted By Duckbutter:
Are you going solo? How far from home? Expected weather conditions? Distance from stores? How far from camp will you hunt? Walking in, driving in, horsebacking in?


IF your prep's are no better then the question you asked you will be in trouble.




5 hours from home with my cousins.


Buy lots of useless crap and have your cousins carry it. You will need a gallon coffee pot and about 5 pounds of coffee.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 4:56:31 AM EST
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Thanks I got good Solomon boots and nned a good sleeping bag.

I'll be wit family and we will be driving thrn hicking in. No stores close by as well, and hunting deer/bear.
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Originally Posted By sdeshazo:
Ok So what are you hunting for? Backpack, horse, truck, how are you getting there & around? How far from a store? How long are you going to be out there? Are you by yourself?

A old guide in Canada once told me dont save money on your boots or sleeping bag, if your not in one your in the other
Thanks I got good Solomon boots and nned a good sleeping bag.

I'll be wit family and we will be driving thrn hicking in. No stores close by as well, and hunting deer/bear.


I know you shouldn't skimp on a sleeping bag, but I would recommend the Kelty Cosmic Down 20, it is a lot of bag for the money, and with a decent mat should keep you plenty warm for this time of year, it is also a decent weight for the price/temp rating, something like 3 lbs.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 4:57:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/22/2013 4:59:51 AM EST by Duckbutter]
you guys may want to think about having one back up rifle for the group to share.

TP & Baby Wipes. Itchy butt while camping is no fun.

First aid kit.

Pepto, Tums, Aspirin, Ibruprophen(spelling?),

Rain gear, oil and rag JIC gun is out in rain all day.

Rope,

Bring a little bit of dry kindling wood if there is room.

Put your extra hunting gear(jackets, pants, etc) under your sleeping back to give you an extra layer of protection against cold ground.

Hand warmers and foot warmers are nice.





Link Posted: 7/22/2013 5:00:55 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Duckbutter:
you guys may want to think about having one back up rifle for the group to share.

TP & Baby Wipes. Itchy butt while camping is no fun.

First aid kit.

Pepto, Tums, Aspirin, Ibruprophen(spelling?),

Rain gear, oil and rag JIC gun is out in rain all day.

Rope,

Bring a little bit of dry kindling wood if there is room.

Put your extra hunting gear(jackets, pants, etc) under your sleeping back to give you an extra layer of protection against cold ground.

Hand warmers and foot warmers are nice.

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I am bringing a 10/22, AR 15, and Rem 700 .300 Win Mag.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 5:02:07 AM EST
Test drive your gear in your back yard first.

Nothing sux worse than finding something doesn't work as planned when you need it.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 5:04:29 AM EST
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I am bringing a 10/22, AR 15, and Rem 700 .300 Win Mag.
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Originally Posted By jukeboxx13:
Originally Posted By Duckbutter:
you guys may want to think about having one back up rifle for the group to share.

TP & Baby Wipes. Itchy butt while camping is no fun.

First aid kit.

Pepto, Tums, Aspirin, Ibruprophen(spelling?),

Rain gear, oil and rag JIC gun is out in rain all day.

Rope,

Bring a little bit of dry kindling wood if there is room.

Put your extra hunting gear(jackets, pants, etc) under your sleeping back to give you an extra layer of protection against cold ground.

Hand warmers and foot warmers are nice.





I am bringing a 10/22, AR 15, and Rem 700 .300 Win Mag.


Can you hunt with the AR? What Im saying is if someone falls, drops, damaged primary hunting rifle/scope etc you guys may want to have another rifle a guy can hunt with if his primary is broken.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 5:05:56 AM EST
Lube.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 5:06:19 AM EST
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Can you hunt with the AR? What Im saying is if someone falls, drops, damaged primary hunting rifle/scope etc you guys may want to have another rifle a guy can hunt with if his primary is broken.
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Originally Posted By jukeboxx13:
Originally Posted By Duckbutter:
you guys may want to think about having one back up rifle for the group to share.

TP & Baby Wipes. Itchy butt while camping is no fun.

First aid kit.

Pepto, Tums, Aspirin, Ibruprophen(spelling?),

Rain gear, oil and rag JIC gun is out in rain all day.

Rope,

Bring a little bit of dry kindling wood if there is room.

Put your extra hunting gear(jackets, pants, etc) under your sleeping back to give you an extra layer of protection against cold ground.

Hand warmers and foot warmers are nice.

I am bringing a 10/22, AR 15, and Rem 700 .300 Win Mag.


Can you hunt with the AR? What Im saying is if someone falls, drops, damaged primary hunting rifle/scope etc you guys may want to have another rifle a guy can hunt with if his primary is broken.
Yea we can hunt with an AR here.

I get whatbyour saying but thats a alot of weight carrying 2 guns plus pack.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 5:06:29 AM EST
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Originally Posted By jukeboxx13:
I am bringing a 10/22, AR 15, and Rem 700 .300 Win Mag.
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Originally Posted By Duckbutter:
you guys may want to think about having one back up rifle for the group to share.

TP & Baby Wipes. Itchy butt while camping is no fun.

First aid kit.

Pepto, Tums, Aspirin, Ibruprophen(spelling?),

Rain gear, oil and rag JIC gun is out in rain all day.

Rope,

Bring a little bit of dry kindling wood if there is room.

Put your extra hunting gear(jackets, pants, etc) under your sleeping back to give you an extra layer of protection against cold ground.

Hand warmers and foot warmers are nice.





I am bringing a 10/22, AR 15, and Rem 700 .300 Win Mag.


Why? Are you going to hike in with three rifles? Are you going to leave two rifles in a car parked at a trailhead?

Link Posted: 7/22/2013 5:08:15 AM EST
what time of year?
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 5:08:37 AM EST
Also. assuming folks are driving their vehicles. Have everyone get an extra set of keys made and put in one location you cannot get locked out of..We always stored them on the back of a pick up truck or zip tied them under a vehicle. Locking keys in a vehicle is no fun hours from home.

Id take a simple tool box too.
Id take a cooking kit to. Salt, Pepper, Pam, foil, butter.....just basic stuff to make the meals a little better.


I hunted about 4 hours from home out in central WV for about 10 years. We went for a week every deer season. I've learned the hard way for some of my suggestions.

I would also write down your list and get together before you go to assign certain things on list to certain people. If you go again next year keep that list handy so you can add or subtract to it.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 5:11:21 AM EST
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Originally Posted By jukeboxx13:
Yea we can hunt with an AR here.

I get whatbyour saying but thats a alot of weight carrying 2 guns plus pack.
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Originally Posted By Duckbutter:
Originally Posted By jukeboxx13:
Originally Posted By Duckbutter:
you guys may want to think about having one back up rifle for the group to share.

TP & Baby Wipes. Itchy butt while camping is no fun.

First aid kit.

Pepto, Tums, Aspirin, Ibruprophen(spelling?),

Rain gear, oil and rag JIC gun is out in rain all day.

Rope,

Bring a little bit of dry kindling wood if there is room.

Put your extra hunting gear(jackets, pants, etc) under your sleeping back to give you an extra layer of protection against cold ground.

Hand warmers and foot warmers are nice.





I am bringing a 10/22, AR 15, and Rem 700 .300 Win Mag.


Can you hunt with the AR? What Im saying is if someone falls, drops, damaged primary hunting rifle/scope etc you guys may want to have another rifle a guy can hunt with if his primary is broken.
Yea we can hunt with an AR here.

I get whatbyour saying but thats a alot of weight carrying 2 guns plus pack.


If you can hunt with the AR if needed then just count that as your back up. Usually when someone has a 300 Win Mag I assume a 556 wouldnt be a back up for the same sized game.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 5:11:23 AM EST
Take lube 'cause you never know.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 5:17:49 AM EST
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Originally Posted By sitdwnandhngon:
Go over to the outdoors section.

You'll get more info.

First time for both? Good luck, your gonna over pack I bet
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All of that.

I always found a good checklist in the old Scout Handbook too.

That said, even if you do your research, be prepared to have everything you don't need, and nothing you do. Hell, that even happens sometimes when you've been camping before.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 5:22:15 AM EST
Two extra pairs of footwear and plenty of socks.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 7:02:45 AM EST
How far are you hiking? If it's only 300 yards then bring 3 rifles. If it's much further you are going to want to cut every ounce you can.

For example: Bring one well tested rifle. This is why you spent the big bucks on a quality set up, right?

Link Posted: 7/22/2013 8:12:39 AM EST
What are you hunting for exactly?
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 8:19:05 AM EST
Mariposa area?

Topo map and a compass.
Good, broken in boots.
Compression bandage. Lots of rattlers up there.
Big can of bear spray. Not for the bears, but for the damn anti hunting hippies that flock up into the foothills.
Small take down fishing pole for fresh brook trout. Mmmmmmmmm, shore lunch.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 8:56:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/22/2013 8:56:55 AM EST by user4574]
2 standard wood toothpicks, a cotton ball, and a good wifi/satellite connection to post here is all you need. Toothpicks and cotton ball are optional.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 1:47:49 PM EST
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what time of year?
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September.
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What are you hunting for exactly?
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Deer one day bear the next.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 1:50:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Green_Canoe:
How far are you hiking? If it's only 300 yards then bring 3 rifles. If it's much further you are going to want to cut every ounce you can.

For example: Bring one well tested rifle. This is why you spent the big bucks on a quality set up, right?

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Im sure we will go over 300 yards in the first 20 mins.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 2:02:35 PM EST
Sleeping pad, inflatable is better.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 2:18:46 PM EST
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The inflatables always break on me.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 2:34:43 PM EST
take extra socks and underwear. place these in a gallon zip lock bag, squeeze out the air and keep this in your pack. wet feet suck. wet underwear sucks too.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 2:41:26 PM EST
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take extra socks and underwear. place these in a gallon zip lock bag, squeeze out the air and keep this in your pack. wet feet suck. wet underwear sucks too.
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Good idea thanks.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 2:43:33 PM EST
A good pad or inflatable for under the sleeping bag will add to your comfort. My next outing will be on an elevated military cot with an air mattress.
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Originally Posted By jukeboxx13:
Deer one day bear the next.
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Originally Posted By sitdwnandhngon:
What are you hunting for exactly?
Deer one day bear the next.


So why are you taking 3 guns?

Just take the 700, should split either right in half.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 3:08:29 PM EST
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So why are you taking 3 guns?

Just take the 700, should split either right in half.
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Originally Posted By jukeboxx13:
Originally Posted By sitdwnandhngon:
What are you hunting for exactly?
Deer one day bear the next.


So why are you taking 3 guns?

Just take the 700, should split either right in half.
.223 for deer .300 win mag for bear and .22 for fun.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 3:17:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/22/2013 3:17:57 PM EST by operatorerror]
Well in advance of your trip pack up all of your stuff and see if you can carry it. Three rifles...LOL!


eta How far is your hike ?
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 3:20:13 PM EST
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Well in advance of your trip pack up all of your stuff and see if you can carry it. Three rifles...LOL!


eta How far is your hike ?
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Three rifles tells us he is a hunting and camping noob.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 3:20:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By sitdwnandhngon:
Go over to the outdoors section.

You'll get more info.

First time for both? Good luck, your gonna over pack I bet
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Seriously don't ask here
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 3:23:40 PM EST
Jeeebus....some of you guys need pack mules to go camping for a few days...
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 3:24:27 PM EST
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I haven't lived out that way since 1985. How far "above" Merced we talking about? Yosemite?
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 3:24:28 PM EST
A good head lamp.
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Three rifles tells us he is a hunting and camping noob.
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Well in advance of your trip pack up all of your stuff and see if you can carry it. Three rifles...LOL!


eta How far is your hike ?



Three rifles tells us he is a hunting and camping noob.


Seeeeeeriously.

Pick one rifle. Make it a light one, or you'll wish you had.
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And possibly 1 set of extra batteries, depending on how many days you're going to be out.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 3:40:32 PM EST
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Well in advance of your trip pack up all of your stuff and see if you can carry it. Three rifles...LOL!


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1 rifle a day with my 10/22 take down.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 3:41:18 PM EST
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I haven't lived out that way since 1985. Have far "above" Merced we talking about? Yosemite?
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Yea just south of Yosemite.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 3:42:06 PM EST
Back Packing


- Moleskin, new skin bandages for your feet. If you don't need it someone will most likely.

- food you can grab and eat, beef jerky, trail mix, dried fruit , etc.

- September means you may want a three season tent, if you bring it share the carrying with the tent mate. Practice setting it up even of it's in your living room.

- Zip locks are nice have around.

- Whatever you put together load it up and carry it around for a reality check, even if it's only for 100 yards or up and down your stairs.

- Bring at least one good sized teflon pan.

- Eggs really travel well and so does cheese, just saying...

- Bring one tee shirt per day that you were going to throw out any way.

- Disposable gloves for field dressing save a lot of water.

- Frozen steaks travel well inside of your sleeping bag.



Car Camping

Bring every thing that you can fit in your rig

Link Posted: 7/22/2013 3:42:13 PM EST
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And possibly 1 set of extra batteries, depending on how many days you're going to be out.
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A good head lamp.

And possibly 1 set of extra batteries, depending on how many days you're going to be out.
I have a quark mini 123 and a fenix headband.

Only uses 1 battery so im gtg with 1 spare.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 3:42:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/22/2013 3:43:50 PM EST by crodeo]
As someone who has hunted the back country wilderness in Nevada and Wyoming I'm cracking up at 3 rifles. You need a good pack, shelter, bag/pad, stove, food, wipes, water, headlamps, gps, kill kit (gutting), fire starter, water filter, first aid, underwear and socks depending on the length you will be out there. Of course this changes if you will have a base camp out of a truck or camper. A 5 Day hunt packed up with a couple of liters of water usually runs me around 42 Pounds without a rifle.

Marmot helium 20* sleeping bag
Sierra designs clip flashlite 2 tent
REI Xt 85 pack
Jetboil stove


Good basic items
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 3:47:44 PM EST
One rifle. Look at the forecast. I'd bring 1 long pants, 1 long shirt, 1 raincoat/windbreaker. Maybe another layer if it'll be <60F. Hunting knife and those sleeves/gloves for field dressing. Water bottle. Rope if you might need to drag out.
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