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Thread: Newbie hunter. Which backpack?? Size?? Brand?? Other gear?

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    Newbie hunter. Which backpack?? Size?? Brand?? Other gear?

    Lads,

    Was wondering what brand and size backpack everyone here recommends from experience? 45l? 60l? 70l?

    What I have so far is the following:

    A scope and rings

    That's it basically...

    I thought the best place to start would be a backpack, I'm seeing so many different sizes and brands though so would appreciate some sound advice! How's this:Also is there an "essentials" list on gear u need to just start out? Will be buying some boots soon. Seeing alot of hunters walking around in what seems to be gumboots... Good or bad idea?

    Keep in mind I want as cheap as possible pretty much. Spending most of my $$ on a rifle and scope so I don't have much to work with. But still quality obviously.

    Cheers guys
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    Cactus has really good packs. Not cheap but really good value for money and will last a lifetime.

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    Try the eberlestock just one, picked mine up for $150!


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    Really depends on what sort of hunting, is is day trips, overnight, if overnight is it hunt as you go??

    Don't go cheap you will regret it

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    Quote Originally Posted by TianBotha View Post
    Try the eberlestock just one, picked mine up for $150!


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    $150???? Don't tell me that's the same one gun city has for $799...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTMAD View Post
    Really depends on what sort of hunting, is is day trips, overnight, if overnight is it hunt as you go??

    Don't go cheap you will regret it

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    Want something I can use for the day or a weekend trip ideally. Hunt as u go? What does that mean exactly haha
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    Hunt as you go is hunting to your camp spot rather than walking to camp spit and hunt from there. Will you be hunting open county or bush??

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    TheJanitar I'm also in the market and these look pretty good! http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...-rutsac-34663/
    The website is in Swiss German but there have three types, might be something there to suit what you need!
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    Buy once cry once.

    Go for a Kuiu ICON Pro or Ultra. I have the 5200 and use it for both 1 day and 5 day hunts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTMAD View Post
    Hunt as you go is hunting to your camp spot rather than walking to camp spit and hunt from there. Will you be hunting open county or bush??

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    Makes sense, and I don't know to be honest with you, both sound like they can be efficient. Probably will depend on where I hunt etc.. Which do you recommend for a beginner? And probably Bush, but will also hunt some open country.
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    if you going for bush hunting then you may want to look at a bag that will be silent when in the tight stuff, I would personally reccomend 2 packs, 1 for day hunts and 1 for the overnight trips, unless you are going lightweight on gear and heavey weight on ya wallet

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    have been pondering the same and searching the forum
    a general concensus seems to be approx 35 - 50L pack, room to expand/shrink as you go.
    things to take;
    http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...-nights-11404/

    http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...ew-days-18292/

    there's heaps of great info onsite from guys doing it.
    good luck

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    Boots?
    how strong your ankles/arch? Only bush then the rubber booties would be ok.
    Stronger arch support for broken ground, weight carrying. Into the rocks? More arch support, stronger construction (leatherish).
    I'm liking the Markhor packs (40L ish) tho undecided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awaian View Post
    have been pondering the same and searching the forum
    a general concensus seems to be approx 35 - 50L pack, room to expand/shrink as you go.
    things to take;
    http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...-nights-11404/

    http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...ew-days-18292/

    there's heaps of great info onsite from guys doing it.
    good luck
    Im starting to think that the best way to go about it will be to get a 50-60l for an overnight/weekender bag and a 30-40 ish for a day bag. Thanks for those links!! Exactly what I was looking for

    How are the macpac torlesse/cascades? Seem to be able to get them in a variety of sizes and lots on trademe for good prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Awaian View Post
    Boots?
    how strong your ankles/arch? Only bush then the rubber booties would be ok.
    Stronger arch support for broken ground, weight carrying. Into the rocks? More arch support, stronger construction (leatherish).
    I'm liking the Markhor packs (40L ish) tho undecided.
    Well I've never sprained an ankle/had a foot injury through 5 years of competitive tennis so I would like to think pretty strong.. But climbing a hill with loose rocks and slippery roots is another story eh...
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