Randy Newberg does a pack dump, and explains what he considers essential gear and why.
A hunter’s pack contents are personal choices, based on experience of what works. Pack contents may also vary depending on the kind of hunt, terrain, length of time and game being hunted.
The items Randy Newberg shows here make up his standard pack content.
Here are all of the items that Newberg discussed in his pack dump:
- Mystery Ranch Backpack: Metcalf and Longbow models
- FHF Bino Harness
- Binoculars: Leupold Mojave 10×42
- Wind checker
- Diaphragm call
- Rangefinder: Leupold RX-1200i
- GPS: Garmin Montana 600 with onXmaps GPS chip
- Pouch for license, tags, pen, zip ties
- Trekking poles
- Hydration system/water bladder: Platypus
- First aid kit
- Fire starter, windproof lighter, matches
- Bear spray
- Molefoam padding for foot hot spots/blisters
- Game Bags: Caribou Gear
- Head lamp & spare batteries
- Latex gloves, several pair
- Knife: replaceable scalpel blade knife and replaceable blades
- Knife: belt knife/skinner
- Electrical tape
- Water purification: Aquamira tablets
- Joby flexible camera tripod
- Spotting scope and tripod (occasional)
- Foam butt or knee pad
- Coat: Sitka Kelvin Light
Newberg also indicated that his gear changes slightly depending on the particular hunt he’s undertaking.
What do you consider to be your essential pack gear?