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    Quote Originally Posted by whanahuia View Post
    some of my kit will be lighter than Nathans, my pack weighs 1kg for example, But I always mentally struggle to limit the clothing I carry- I always take too much and find some doesn't get used.
    same - so now spare clothing for overnight - just undies a thermal singlet and one light thermal top thats it - my theory is have some dry inner garments to sleep in - stick on wet outer next day to hunt and come out

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    How much water do you carry? I seam to drink water like a fish when tramping particularly when going up hill!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billbob View Post
    How much water do you carry? I seam to drink water like a fish when tramping particularly when going up hill!
    Bugger all. It’s dead weight. I carry a small Powerade bottle as I’ve mentioned. It’s rarely ever fuller than half. I drink a lot of water but when it’s there in front of me. Streams etc. always camp next to water.

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    I'm very similar in gear & weight for a night or 2 fly camping I don't take spear clothing or foot wear I just roll with me hunting cilt wich has 3 tops push puffer & rain coat & I don't sleep in clothes as I get to hot in my sleeping bag

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    Wow this is comprehensive! Cheers mate this stuff super valuable to a beginner like me with no knowledge whatsoever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shippo View Post
    Wow this is comprehensive! Cheers mate this stuff super valuable to a beginner like me with no knowledge whatsoever.
    yeah some have gone the extra mile here - and I am pleased to see all sensible stuff - man I remember starting out as a 16 year old and taking 40 rounds of 308 into Te Urewera shot two deer so really about 10-12 would have been more than enough lol - had young visions of mobs coming over the hill soon lost that reality set in -
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    Great detail Nathan.

    Here's a pick of my general kit I took recently. Pretty happy with this setup, no rifle, food or clothing I wear but that's changeable depending on circumstance.

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    Sleeping gear - sleeping bag, ground sheet, sleeping mat, pillow, huntech bivy.

    Cooking - Primus eta lite stove, cup, spoon, water bladder. (Don't carry water unless I have to)

    Clothing - puffer jacket, beanie, spare thermals, socks and jocks. Jacket varies depending on weather and time of year.

    Other kit- Power bank, pillow cases, big plastic bags x2, pack cover, torch, gps, binos and range finder.

    Pouch 1 - Knife, stone, lighter, spare battery, ammo, bore snake, compass, tp, length of paracord and micro head torch.

    Pouch 2 - PLB, hunting and dog permits, first aid gear, bandage, dressings, tape, plasters, painkillers, Antihistamines. Emergency TP.

    Pack - Either Cactus huntaway or Kuiu LT4000

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    I wrestle with what should be in the first aid kit... I agree we often carry too much in them, but I have this plan for the worst and hope you never need it mentality drilled into me. Having said that, I also remember what I was taught about self defence as a kid - the best self defence is to not be there. Ergo, the best first aid is to be ever mindful of what you're up to...

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    With first aid kit I probably should have more but then are you actually going to know how to use all the stuff in there when you need to I know I have done first aid courses but not sure if I'd know what to to in time off need when you're not using it every day
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    I remember going on my first camp when I was in the ATC.... I was about 14 and mum decided what I needed I ended up carrying a heavy kidney buster pack that was so full I had to strap the old and massive kapok sleeping bag on the outside and of course she insisted I needed a pillow... Which was carried under my arm. Also; our rations were canned Irish stew and beef casserole. Different labels was about the only diffeence in flavour Also canned cheese and fruit etc.

    "Only" had about a 3 hour walk into the Matemateonga Ranges. I was young and fit, but it bloody near killed me! I'm not sure what boots I used, but guessed they were borrowed and shit! Because I couldn't afford boots until I began working in 1979. Let's just say that on the next camp I made the "what I'm taking camping" decisions. Probably the biggest buzz on that camp was finding where the Territorials or NZ Army had done a training excercise and the bullet ridden "charging soldier" targets were still hanging up and the spent casings were everywhere... That would have been about 1977
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    I found that weighing each individual item was helpful. Depends on the trip as to how much of the gear I take
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    What is the torre ascent?

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    @erniec they are both Macpac packs. I didn’t put the weight of the ascent in because I haven’t been using it lately. The Torre carries the weight so much better.
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    Nice Nathan, mines similar, I find a list helps and use it to cull out stuff you didn’t use after a trip.

    if your comfortable being a bit uncomfortable you can cut leave a lot behind, I used to take to many clothes now I’m the other way, what I’m wearing plus a spare base layer set, Sox’s, a top and puffer

    re First Aid, antihistamines are a must (bloody wasps in Canterbury) something for a cut if your careless with the knife and some Panadol, voltaren, etc to take the edge off if you’ve arsed over or pulled a muscle, anything more serious and that’s what the beacon is for.
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    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    I have been using the lighterpack site to organise my gear and weigh it all out, make lists for a particular hunt etc then print off and check it as I start packing. I do own an excessive amount of shit though as I came back from the states loaded on gear

 

 

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