After reading Nate Simmons article on his gear list for backpack hunting as a hunting backpacker I have some thoughts. 1. I would have like to see a gear list like those that I would find in the Backpacking Light site, which include a categorized list (pack, shelter, clothing, cooking, sleep system, etc.) with weights for each piece of gear. 2. A "1st day" total pack weight with all consumables including water 3. A sample menu for each meal of the day for say, 3 days. 4. A "wish list" for new gear he would like to have and a "discard list" for gear he has found non-essential. 5. His rifle/scope combo and weight Personally I would never take a spotting scope or scope/shooting tripod. My 10 X laser rangefinder binoculars are very adequate for spotting game at any distance I'm going to stalk to. The spotting scope and tripod are just way too much weight considering the rifle and butchering gear that's added to a regular backpack gear list. Eric B.