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.
Plastic bags for meat??? Great way to ruin it all. Breathable game bags or you may as well stay home and buy a beef already cut and wrapped....IMHOAlong with a good knife (or 2) some kind of Saw for bone. Assumeing that your NOT going to have to Hang your meat up, that means your going to cut and or Bone everything. So, plastic bags for placing your Meat in and some way to hang it high so OTHER criters can NOT get into your Elk! They will!
Bring a Friench Press and some Great Coffe and Good BISCOTTI! Everything else is highly Questionable ! Have a great hunt!
Plastic bags to bring Game meat out. Not to hang up. Old bed sheets, cheesecloth, Etc. Sorry about the miss-understanding!Plastic bags for meat??? Great way to ruin it all. Breathable game bags or you may as well stay home and buy a beef already cut and wrapped....IMHO
Spose it depends on outside temp, temp of the meat when it goes in the plastic and how long its going to be in there before it gets to a cooler full of ice. I hear what you are saying, but be careful, it doesn't take much to spoil the meat .... good luck hunting.Plastic bags to bring Game meat out. Not to hang up. Old bed sheets, cheesecloth, Etc. Sorry about the miss-understanding!