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    What to take with you

    what do you take when going bush for a week long camp (tenting)??? how much to take i have a 80l pack and can fill it easy, then wonder how the hell do i bring that plus meet and head (hopefully) back out for a 4 hour walk??

    What sort of gear do you take and how much???
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    One set of clothes to hunt in, spare dry set for camp, raincoat, sleeping bag, tent, hunting gear ( rifle, knife, water bladder, etc ) food, toothbrush, etc
    On the way out you can always fill your day pack with gear & wear it on your front if your pushed for room.
    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    One of the things I learned from the army (never practiced this in my younger tramping-only days) is that you can always man up and just put on your dirty, wet clothes the next day. Keep a dry, clean set in your pack for emergencies only (or for when you are in the hut/tent/dry cave). Bung your wet yuck clothes under your sleeping or bivi bag while you sleep. My sleeping bag has a waterproof layer on the bottom so I just sleep on top of my clothes that are on top of my thermarest.

    Seriously, one set of wet socks can last you a long, long time Splash out and take a new pair of gruds for each day and even if you are putting on dirty clothes, make sure you have a wash at some point each day anyway. Baby wipes are small and effective and you can have a descrete wash while inside your sleeping bag. Chuck a few 'helpers' in your bag in case you need them - dried apricots or prunes.


    EDIT - also the army 'medicated foot powder' is cool to get your hands on but otherwise just normal talcum powder is gold too. Chuck it where you might need it - armpits, groin, bum, toes. A long time ago I found an awesome little pack at the Warehouse I think that was a mini-travel-pack for babies. It had a tiny talcum powder and three bottles of stuff like soap, shampoo etc but the bottles/talcum was worth the whole $5 price tag. You can refill it from a bigger bottle at home. Brilliant! I've had it for ages and it's great for a few nights away.
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    Washing in ya sleeping bag????
    Might leave that off the things to do list

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Washing in ya sleeping bag????
    Might leave that off the things to do list
    Just with baby wipes! Can't have you perves watching me freshen up my lady bits now can I!?!
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    Socks .
    Nice fluffy 80% wool blend ones with three bands of elastic so no matter how long you have been walking in wet feet they don't bunch up at your toe.
    I go a wet set and a dry camp set of clothes but a pair of socks per day.

    Look after your feet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougie View Post
    Baby wipes are small and effective and you can have a descrete wash while inside your sleeping bag.
    What the hell you talking about Willis? Jump in the bloody river woman
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Look after your feet!
    Absolutely. You don't ever want foot rot
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    What the hell you talking about Willis? Jump in the bloody river woman
    Maybe its code for discrete something else??
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    +1 on the socks. I always take one pair for each day plus two more pairs for around camp. I cannot stand putting wet stink socks on.

    One pair of clothes for hunting one pair for camp, plus a couple of extra thermals.

    Raincoat plus a few other bits like beanie etc

    You really dont need many clothes, just good quality ones.

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    I've pondered how you jokers manage to survive so long with minimal food. I get hungry, and grumpy if I don't have a big meal at end of day, and I ain't a big guy.

    Outdoorlad, do you not take a roll out mat to sleep on?

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    looks like most think the same, i agree with dry socks and having a wash, but if i got caught with baby wipes i would get shit for the rest of my life, and alot of that would come from the wife.
    all the same some good info thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwiman View Post
    looks like most think the same, i agree with dry socks and having a wash, but if i got caught with baby wipes i would get shit for the rest of my life, and alot of that would come from the wife.
    all the same some good info thanks.
    Say what you want about baby wipes, but they make awesome toilet paper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudattack View Post
    Say what you want about baby wipes, but they make awesome toilet paper.
    +1 but it feels weird when you don ya pants back up with a wet crack!!

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    If you don't like to put wet socks on then wear two pairs of thinner socks. Takes the rub out of boots and you only need to change the inner pair each day, or a couple of pairs and alternate them. I use old plastic essence bottles and refill them with whatever I buy in bulk; detergent, oil, herbs/spices, ... Good tough little bottles and don't carry too much.
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