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Does this country hold deer? You can’t know for sure until you get out there and walk it.
With high temperatures in the low 80s here in the high desert and the mid 60s in the mountains we are enjoying beautiful spring weather. It is a great time to get out and scout some new country in preparation for the fall hunting seasons.
I did 13 miles yesterday with this Conterra Tool Chest radio harness and MountainSmith Axis 30 backpack. Both carried their loads exceptionally well and did exactly what I needed them to do.
For these kinds of outings I am carrying a day pack load which gives me the ability to handle a bare bones overnight bivy if want or need to. The chest rig is an old habit that keeps the stuff I use the most handy but securely stowed and out of the way. Conterra does these radio harness slash tool packs better than anybody. The elastic straps (will give you a good two or three years of regular use) keep them close and swing free but not constrictive.
Here is what I am wearing, carrying and some alternatives.
Pants – Arborwear Ascender
Shirt – Carhartt Work Dry long sleeve
Belt – Yates Uniform Rappel
Socks – Smartwool Medium Hiking
Boots – Lowa Ranger GTX
Underwear – Under Armour 6in Boxer Brief
Hat – HCOD blaze orange baseball cap
Sunglasses – Maui Jim Hookipa
Road ID – Slim
Trekking pole – Black Diamond Contour Elliptic
IN MY PACK
Pack – Mountainsmith Axis 30
Water – 100oz Camelbak Omega Water Beast
Wilderness Athlete Super Man – 14oz Nalgene Lexan bottle
W.E.K. (my home assembled Wilderness Emergency Kit)
Shell layer – Marmot Precip
Gloves – Sitka Gear Shooter
Thicker insulation layer – Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
Cotton bandana – 1 of 2
Lip balm – Banana Boat Aloe Vera Vitamin E SPF 45
Food – snacks/gel
Knife – Victorinox Soldier
TP/wipes – Costco
Rechargeable battery pack w/dongle – Goal Zero Guide 10
The pack with this gear weighs 16.5lbs
IN MY CHEST PACK
GPS – Garmin Foretrex 401
Celular telephone – Apple iPhone 4S
Two way radio – Icom
Monocular – Zeiss 5×10 T Miniquick
Whistle – Storm
Pen/pad – Rite in the Rain 3×5 Universal Polydura
Flashlight – Surefire Fury
Cotton bandana – 2 of 2
Perminant market – Sharpie
3rd light source – Petzl e+Lite headlamp
Thicker insulation layer – Patagonia Micro Puff Jacket
Balaclava – Outdoor Research Gorilla
Sleep pad – Thermarest Prolite S
Solar charger – Goal Zero Nomad 7 solar panel
Pillow – Wiggys
Tripod w/head – Slik 614 CF and Outdoorsmans Pan Head
Sports blanket – SOL Sport Utility Blanket
Binoculars – Swarovski EL Swarovision 10×50
Apple iPad mini w/cellular connection
Warmer gloves – Hanz
Canister stove w/fuel – Jetboil SOL Ti
Dehydrated food packages – Home made Concoction
Satellite telephone – Iridium Extreme 9575
Gaiters – Outdoor Research Crocodile
Pistol – Ruger LCP
Walkstool – Comfort 65XXL/26
MAKE SURE THAT ALL BATTERIES ARE FRESH or CHARGED
Sorting through the fads and fashion of the outdoor equipment industry to identify and promote the very best wilderness gear for high end recreational users, backcountry professionals and government agencies.
We can be educated and persuaded but not bought, bullied or bs’d.
Hardcore Outdoor is dedicated to those who can’t or won’t turn back.
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