I have a list made up for my first backpack hunt I thought I’d post for everyone to critique. It will be two of us hunting muleys in late October in the mountains. We would be looking at camping about 5 miles from the trailhead and about 2000ft higher. We have both camped many times but always in places we could get to with my Polaris Ranger or river boat so we weren’t packing this light. After we get gear purchased we will do a trial weekend and test it all. For our hunt we would be looking at packing in one day and hunting that evening, 2 full days, the next morning and packing out. We would take the rest of that day and night in town to wash clothes, clean up, rest, and then repeat the hunt. Each trip would be 3 nights out. Here is my list of what I am looking at taking in including all the camping gear and my personal hunting gear. My friend will carry half the camp weight and his own gear. Anything that has a price next to it is something that we have not purchased yet, but intend to. I listed weight in pounds/ounces on most items and rounded anything short of a full ounce up to keep the estimate on the high side. If anyone experienced at this has time to review my list and offer advice I’d appreciate it. Thanks for your help. Backpack hunt gear complete list (all oz rounded up) Shelter Kifaru Paratipi w/ parastove -combine for 5lb/13oz shelter $787 Tent floor -Grabber space blankets (use 2 5x7” 11oz each for 22oz) Sleeping bag - I don’t think I could sleep in a mummy bag without being claustrophobic about being that restrained. This bag narrows at the bottom for weight savings but has room in the chest and shoulder area, and no hood. I think with the stove in the tent it will work. -Cabelas Eureka Dual temp sleeping bag (3lbs/15oz 33x72 hybrid bag $99) -no hood +10 temp rating synthetic insulation Weather info -Eton FR160 solar, crank, and battery powered radio (9oz) Cooking -Kifaru small stove (listed above) -Snow Peak TI .7L mug w/ lid ( weigh 5oz each need 2 for 10oz) $40 -REI Sea to Summit alpha utensil set spoon/fork need 2 (1oz each) $15 x2 for $30 -waterproof matches (light stove) Pack -Cabelas Alaskan guide extreme pack & frame 7/14 -small camelback stryker daypack (carry rolled up in sleeping bag) for hunting from camp 1/8 -Backpacking light waterproof pack liner (2oz XL liner) 3 for $6 Food -hot tea packets -Oatmeal packets -Mountain House meals (one 2 serving size meal per person per day for evening) 5oz per meal x 6 meals =2lbs -Jerky - Cliff bars -Granola Total food estimate 5lbs (right amount?) 1 roll toilet paper Water -Katadyn filter (11oz) -gatorade mix - water bottles (2 20oz bottles each) Rifle -Browning A-bolt 270WSM (8lbs) -ammo 25 rounds (1lb) Knives -Sog field pup (5oz) -Leatherman Wave (9oz) – handling hot mugs & stove door, has small saw -Schrade firebird lockback (2oz) -Pocket sharpener (2oz) Clothing (including what I wear in) -Cabelas down pack vest -Danner pronghorn boots -Cabelas rain suede tall packable jacket seclusion OC $95 -Cabelas rain suede packable bibs seclusion OC $90 -Patagonia zip undershirts (2) -Medalist long underwear (2) -Wool socks (3pr) -Cabelas MTP boxers (3) $10 each for $30 -Cabelas Microtex light pants (2) $40 each for $80 OR -Sitka mountain pants (2) -Cabelas windsheer windbreaker -Brown light fleece shirt -Cabelas Dry plus gloves (40gr thinsulate) -heavy leather gloves -Orange fleece baclava Daypack list (what goes from camp when hunting) -Sog & schrade knives (listed above) Survival kit -handwarmers (2 7hr packs) -adventure medical bivy sack -military rain poncho -small BIC lighter -firesteel -pill bottle of vaseline coated cotton balls -25 yds of 150lb braided nylon cord (boot laces or other uses) -15yds of 350lb braided nylon cord -filter straw (leave Katadyn at camp with 2 people) ($10) -quickclot (1 small pouch) -vetwrap 1 roll -4x4 gauze pads (4) -compass - fishing kit ( dozen hooks & 20ft line in little pill bottle) -Petzl headlamp (3 AAA) 200hr battery life low, 55hr high 100hr red -Petzl headlamp (E+lite 1 ounce back-up light. Uses same battery as wind meter) -spare lithium batteries ( 3AAA) -GPS -cell phone -Esbit stove (4oz) -snow peak cup w/tea pkt (listed above) -pack liner (waterproofing gear or packing meat) First Aid 12 aleve -first aid kit (6oz) -insect repellant (3 pkts) -insect sting relief (2pkts) -burn cream (3pkts) -hand sanitizer (2pkts) -Iodine prep pad (1) -hydrocortizone cream (3pkts) -disposable lancet -poison ivy cleaning towelette -first aid guide -surgical needle -antiseptic towelettes (6) -bandages (assorted) -moleskin (2 pads) -gauze pads (2 lg) -athletic tape -neosporin -Percocet pain pills (3) -superglue -immodium Hunting gear -license/tag -scope cloth -camera w/ 2AA lithium batteries, (unused, spares for GPS) -10 rounds ammo in camo sleeve -Leupold Olympic binoculars 10x50 (26oz) -Rangefinder bushnell elite 1500 (11oz) Total Weight Camp Only 23lbs 11 oz -includes only Kifaru,2 floor blankets, 2 sleeping bags, radio, pots, utensils, food, Katadyn filter, leatherman, first aid kit Hunting and personal 21lbs 8oz -includes pack, daypack, pack liner, rifle, ammo, knives, sharpener, binoculars, rangefinder Does not include clothing or survival kit. (estimate at 15lbs) ½ camp weight (11/12) + hunting gear (21/8 )+ clothes & kit ( 15lbs) = 48lbs 6oz total for my share. Even if the clothing & kit weight estimate is light, which it probably is, with rounding up ounces on everything I think it would stay under 50lbs which I think would be manageable. I’ve packed 80-120lbs of elk in a trip a few times, so I think I could handle this. I think we could get camp and one deer out in a trip with two of us, or if we both kill we could make two trips. What do you all think, am I on the right track?