Tarp for sitting under in extreme heat or rain
550 cord w/D-ring
extra wool socks, glove liners and base layer in something waterproof
sent free deodorant and baby powder
1000%. Excellent advice. Always have a puffy jacket... since they weight next to nothing it's fantastic backup if you get stuck/injured/whatever on the mountain and need to survive a night exposed.A down vest just in case temps really drop. They weigh nothing but provides a ton of warmth.
Make sure you throw in some gorilla tape or duct tape. First aid kit will help a scratch but wont get you anywhere in a tough situation.Appreciate the replies guys. Yeah food and game bags was a given that I forgot to list and I do have a compass I plan on taking as well. I will look for a good first aid kit. Keep ‘em coming fellas. I really do appreciate the input.
So here’s what I got going on....I signed up for a drop camp elk hunt in Colorado (1st Rifle). Did the guided hunt thing a couple of times but decided to try my hands on a diy drop camp. My plan is to be able to pitch a tent and stay over night if I have too away from the wall tent the outfitter is setting up for me and a partner if I find elk a long ways away from it. I’ve stayed out in the wilderness in Montana twice and loved it (Bivy).
So far for clothing I have bought a set of Sitka clothing.... base layers, mountain pants, core light weight hoodie, ascent shirts, jetsam jacket, gaiters, and wearing same boots I used in Montana. I have bought a Garmin in reach explore plus and a Garmin hunt view Colorado map card to use in Garmin alpha. I have a jet boil cook set and a bladder for my mystery ranch pack.. aside from a tent and sleeping bag what else do you guys think I should look at getting to ensure I got the necessities?
I know I need a water purifier of sorts but not sure which one as I have never used one.