Originally Posted by ducmarc
i'm planing a backpack hunt this fall somewhere in the north west i've pack hunted a few times in the va. but always been for a day or two and not very remote so would like to know what to carry and what not. figuring 4 to 5 days also i'm done with my GI sleeping bag any suggestions?
ducmarc, good for you in heading west--you'll have a hoot. I would strongly urge you to check out rokslide.com. It is a website geared specifically for the backpack hunter. There are lots of experienced guys and gals over there along with a ton of information reference the question you asked.
Get the best equipment you can afford. Don't skimp. As Tim said, those both are great sleeping bags. A lot of backcountry equip is personal choice, some made by live and learn.
I'm a Stone Glacier Pack fan, and I've got numerous shelters. I currently use a Valandre sleeping bag and a thermarest pad. I've got my sleeping system to about 6 to 7 pounds and I do try and go lighter than most. Check out rokslide and let me know if you have any other questions.