Originally Posted by Nobama
Great list!.. Surprised at the low weight...
Lots of items on the list, but it's pretty light weight, particularly the camping items.
The "tent" is 12 ounces; the sleeping bag is 2 pounds; the stove is a pound; the sleeping pad is a pound. The clothing is light weight mountaineering type clothing. At one point, I had a spreadsheet with the weights of just about everything on it, but I haven't updated it in a while. If I can find and update it, I can post the weights of everything on the list.
The camping gear is taken from my ultralight backpacking list (other than the stove; I use a heavier butane/propane stove for hunting instead of my normal wood/alcohol burning ultralight backpacking stove because I don't like making wood smoke when I'm hunting.)
The only heavy stuff on the list is the food, water, and the hunting specific stuff, and even there, I've tried to lighten the load as much as possible.
Pretty much every item on the list, I have agonized over a lot, trying to figure out if there is a lighter option; and trying to figure out if I really need it.
This load is actually really heavy compared with my non-hunting backpacking trips, where I'm typically carrying less than 20 pounds.
I was comparing this list to my backpacking list, and I realized I had left off a toothbrush and toothpaste. I do take both on hunting trips. I use a sample size tube of Tom's toothpaste. (I use Tom's because it's mild enough that I don't have to use any water to rinse my mouth when I brush, so this conserves water.)