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Packing for Your Hunt

Packing for your hunt

How do you prepare for the hunt? Each season I seem to re-evaluate the successfulness of packing my gear. We typically drive 1-1.5 hours into the remote wilderness, set up the wall tent and stay 7-10 days in the Cascade Mountain Range. That being said, we cannot carry a ton of gear into camp especially apparel. Most of our luggage is the basics of camp and food. Yes, that means no shower for up to 10 days but I think I may have it down to a science. (For my own personal hunt.) Here I have attached my checklist for packing my  gear.  I left a few open spots for you to be able to make this a working list for your hunt. I would love to hear what you removed and added. (This list starts off September Elk, and I make seasonal adjustments)   HuntingCampChecklist

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Why these items?

Hoo-Rag: I have extremely long hair so I love pulling it back and using the rag for a headband. It keeps the hair and sweat out of my face. It also doubles as a facemask during the early/late chill and while putting the stalk on.

Witch Hazel: A natural astringent. I use it to clean my face, cuts, bug bites and it’s also good for poison ivy or oak. (

Dry Shaving Cream: A girl has still got to shave! I use EOS Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream. First because it works, Second because they offer it in Vanilla (Most similar to the smell of dirt) If they sold pine I would use that. (

Sheet: It’s usually hot in mid September but you never know in the mountains. I put a sheet down in my sleeping bag just in case it’s too warm to sleep inside it.

Conditioning Spray: Using unscented conditioner, add 1-2 tablespoons of conditioner for every 8oz of water. It’s just enough to keep my hair in control and get the brush through it.

Have a great season. Hope this helps you as much as it has helped me.

Packing for your hunt - gathering essentials