My 2017 Backcountry Gear List

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  • Retired2Hunt

    What do you use for regular campfire lighting?

    • dialedinhunter

      I actually rarely light fires back there. I’m usually too tired to just hang around camp after hunting all day and just want to go to sleep, haha. When I have though, I have just used either my flint or waterproof matches.

  • Dan Kidd

    I do have a question after reading this article and watching the video. Looks like some really great practical gear. When you’re out overnight do you hike in and set up your shelter and hang food at a sort of base camp to drop some gear and hunt on from there or do you pack it all up and take the whole set up with you every morning when you move out? Maybe either depending on the hunt. I know you hunt some pretty out of the way backcountry but I’d be worried about someone stealing my gear while I’m on the next ridge glassing. Thanks!

    • dialedinhunter

      Great question Dan. I totally understand your concern about leaving your gear. This stuff is expensive! However, I have never had an issue and do operate mostly out of a base camp.

  • Remo Gerra

    How many days can you get out of the exo 3500? i’m debating between that and the icon pro 5200, if you can compare those two.

    • dialedinhunter

      Hey, Remo! I got 9 days out of the Exo 3500 last year in Colorado. Of course, the battle with days is food. Everything else but food is a constant and doesn’t change. 2 days or 10 days, you are going to have the same general gear list. With more days, comes more food though. I packed my pack with my normal gear and then packed my food in a dry bag in between my pack and frame. Worked out great.

      • Remo Gerra

        Thanks Josh, great talking to you the other day.