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    Ultralight Hunting Gear List

    Well i have been on a bit of a mission over the last couple of years to lighten the load i carry so that i can walk further and enjoy walking up hills more!
    Im always looking for a better piece of kit so please let me know if you have something better.
    I figured that this may help some people out so hopefully it does that.
    most of this gear i have tried for a while now and it is standing the test of time so far.
    Biggest thing i wanted was the gear to last with going ultralight as i didn't want to be buying new gear each year.

    I have gone from about 25kg for a 4-5 day mission to about 13kg

    Pack hyperlite southwest 1150grams
    Tent zpacks Triplex 980grams
    Sleeping Mat xlite & Xtherm 350g & 475g
    Sleeping Bag zpacks & rab 680g & 1040g
    Sleeping Bag Liner rab 90g
    Pillow naturehike 85g
    Butt Matt naturehike 37g
    Boots la sportvia TRK 840g (pair)
    bladder platupus 2L 36g

    Jacket Kuiu northridge 405g
    Puffer Macpac Uberlight 280g
    Kuiu lightweight pants 150g
    merino Top and Bottom 480g
    boxers per day 40g
    Kuiu peleton 200 hoodie 300g
    beanie 75g
    Gloves 85g
    Gaiters Kuiu 400g

    Camera canon HS70 725g
    Aoka Tripod Carbonfibre 442g
    Headlight + Battery maxtoch 190g
    Battery Bank + 2 Batterys 150g
    Inreach 160g
    Iphone 8 + cord 185g

    jetboil stash + Gas 200g & 380g
    lighter 21g
    Food per day 500g
    Titanium spork & cup 16g & 95g


    toothbrush + paste
    Insulation Tape
    First Aid
    Rubbish Bag
    keys
    Wet Wipes + toilet paper All 340g

    Other bits and pieces of clothing etc but you get the idea.

    Whiskey 750g

    Will be other stuff that i have forgotten.
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    @burtonator Its a shame you don't have any weight left for a rifle and binoculars !
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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    @burtonator Its a shame you don't have any weight left for a rifle and binoculars !
    Rifle is just a dirty old tikka
    Leica binos in a kuiu pro bino harness
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    But seriously
    Good list and clearly shows a bit of thought and testing has gone into it
    You buy a lot of things the you think are " the answer " only to be disappointed and try something else

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    But seriously
    Good list and clearly shows a bit of thought and testing has gone into it
    You buy a lot of things the you think are " the answer " only to be disappointed and try something else
    yea mate i know the feeling!!
    Main things are the base pieces of kit.
    Pack, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat
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    Thats a good list. Can I ask what model number the Aoka tripod is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerardo View Post
    Thats a good list. Can I ask what model number the Aoka tripod is?

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    this is the one i have
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3287...27424c4dB1h59l
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    Quote Originally Posted by burtonator View Post
    That looks good. I might get one.

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    @burtonator does the jetboil stash work with the standard jetboil coffee press ?

    I have killed my second titanium jetboil !
    They don't make them anymore for obvious reasons
    Need another light boil water only jetboil but want the coffee press feature

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    @burtonator does the jetboil stash work with the standard jetboil coffee press ?

    I have killed my second titanium jetboil !
    They don't make them anymore for obvious reasons
    Need another light boil water only jetboil but want the coffee press feature
    Not sure sorry mate, I use the jeds coffee in a bag, basically a perk coffee without the mess and need for a plunger
    Bloody good flavor too!
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    When I hiked NZ with a rifle I had a 9.8kg base weight (that's everything excluding food and water). My base weight included my 30-30 Contender, ammo, and a full frame mirrorless camera with wide angle lens. Around 18 months later I hiked the Continental Divide Trail in the USA and had a 6kg base weight after ditching the rifle and a few extras, took the camera again obviously. You can reduce a lot of weight and maintain comfort with the right gear and taking only what's needed.
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    Nice mate, ive been down a similar path lately with similar results, lots more kuiu tho
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    at 115-120kgs myself...its a bit of a non happening event to get gear lighter...need to lose 20kgs off waistline before anything else would make a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    at 115-120kgs myself...its a bit of a non happening event to get gear lighter...need to lose 20kgs off waistline before anything else would make a difference.
    yeah good point, but getting lighter gear is way easier...
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