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Old 07-21-2011, 09:49 PM
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ok....good to know! So, does that mean that I cant drive my truck off road a couple of miles? I hope that isn't a REALLY stupid question, but I've never even been to Colorado.
Some areas are "Wilderness area" so no trucks, not atvs, no pedal bikes, no 2 wheeled carts, no atv oversized golf-cart things, no rollerskates.

Walking and horses only
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:40 PM
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Below is a list that I got off of the Colorado state hunting website. Can yall think of anything that I should add to this list?





Elk camp packing list
Clothing:
1. Pants
2. shirts
3. long john
4. socks (regular and wool)
5. underwear
6. jackets
7. bibs
8. hiking boots
9. rubber boots
10. gloves
11. hunter orange
12. Hats
Hunting Equipment:
1. Gun
2. ammo
3. pack
4. licenses
5. cow calls
6. knives
7. Knife sharpeners
8. cleaning supplies
9. game bags
10. gambles
11. scents
12. camera
13. baby wipes
14. first aid kit
15. survival kit
Camp Equipment:
1. Tents
2. Extra stakes
3. Rope
4. Hammers
5. Axes
6. Shovels and rakes
7. Chain saw
8. Tarps
9. Wood
10. Heaters (Sunflower and Catalytic)
 
11. 20 pound propane bottles (4 pounds per night per sleep tent)
 
12. Duraflame logs
13. Lanterns and fuel
14. Matches and lighters
15. Porta toilet
16. toilet paper
17. water containers (1 gallon per person per day)
18. chains for truck
19. Folding tables
20. Chairs
Sleeping / personal:
1. Sleeping bag
2. pillows
3. pads
4. foot matt
5. Toiletries, deodorant
Food prep:
1. Turkey cooker
2. Propane
3. both Coleman stoves
4. cookware
5. coffee pots
6. cooler
7. Propane accessory hoses
8. Lg wrench for propane
Food:
1. Camp dinners (rigatoni, hash, porkn’potato, rice)
2. Drinks
3. GORP
4. breakfast bars
5. lunchables
6. Gatoraid powder (and 1 gallon dispenser)
7. chips
8. zip lock bags for leftovers
9. cookies
10. salty snack for hydration
Note: This is just an example to get you started. You should form your own list based on your needs.
Wet weather and cold weather gear, lots and lots of socks and at least a half dozen pairs of gloves of differing weights. You also need at least two-three sets of boots for the same reason. If you are backpacking it in and the weather turns cold and wet, cold/wet feet can get you killed.

Also good first aid gear with a focus on blisters. Break your boots in WELL at least a month before going and you need to plan several weekend hiking trips at least bi-weekly to get yourself prepared. Unfortunately nothing will prepare you for the 8,000 plus ft difference in altitude.

That way you can dry your soaked socks and gloves and still have some to wear.

Woodland digital breakup is a good camouflage.

I'd also list renting at least one or two pack horses/mules. To be properly equipped for every contingency you need several hundred pounds of gear as well as a means to pack out your kill.

EDTA: Pack everything you don't want soaking wet in Heavy duty trash bags.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:57 PM
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Just a cursory review.

The floor mats in your truck will double for foot mats

You do not need to haul wood from Nova Scotia to Denmark. There is wood in Colorado

You sure want to take deodorant because the elk will definitely run off if you don't smell like a Irish whorehouse.

With four bottles of propane you will be arrested by the TSA for trying to blow up every bridge and tunnel you come to.

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Actually the only DO I'd recommend is arm and hammer banking soada mixed with some non scented talcum powder.

Use it like body powder.

It is also very helpful to soak your clothes in a water/AHBS solution and line/air dry them before packing them for the trip.
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What is AHBS?
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:26 AM
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What is AHBS?
Arm and hammer.
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