2017 Rokslide Staff Gear Lists

Jordan Budd

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Hi Sliders! Following are some gear lists from a handful of the Rok staff. We hope this helps aid in your own packing lists, and if you have questions feel free to post them up and we'll answer as best as we can! Some list weights are going to vary depending exactly what the hunter weighed, but what wasn't weighed is specified right before the weight given.

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Hunter: JORDAN BUDD
Species/type: MULE DEER BACKPACK HUNT
Month: SEPTEMBER
Terrain: HIGH COUNTRY/ALPINE
Duration: 5-7 DAYS

PACK SYSTEM
Kifaru Duplex 24” frame
Kifaru Reckoning bag
Kifaru native lid/approach pack

SLEEP SYSTEM
Kifaru Megatarp w/ annex and msr groundhog stakes
Trekking poles
Tyvek ground sheet
Exped Synmat 7 pad
Kifaru slick sleeping bag
Sea to summit air pillow

COOKING
Soto windmaster stove
GSI minimalist pot
1 msr fuel canister
Foldable cup
Mini bic lighter

OPTICS/TRIPOD
Swarovski 20-60x80 spotter
Swarovski EL range 10x42 w/ outdoorsman stud
Outdoorsmans tripod adapter
Slik 634 w/ outdoorsmans pan head
Thermarest z seat pad

BINO HARNESS
Muley Freak size large
Tags/Licenses
Fire starter (cotton balls/vaseline) w/ mini bic lighter
Mouth call
Face paint stick
Petzl e light
Smoke in a bottle
Flagging tape

ROKSLIDE KILL KIT MODIFIED
TAG bags
Tyto knife
1 pair plastic gloves
1 large contractor bag

WATER STORAGE/TREATMENT
Nalgene bottle
Platipus 1L collapsable bottle
MSR 6L drom bag (camp water)
Steripen adventurer purifier
MSR aqua tabs (backup/camp water)

ESSENTIALS - Medium Kifaru mesh pullout
First Aid - leuko tape, butterfly bandaids, antiseptic wipes, krazy glue, pill assortment (pm, ibuprofen, migraine).
Survival/navigation - compass, map, fire starter, matches/lighter, paracord
Repair - tenacious tape
Lights - Black diamond storm headlamp

ELECTRONICS
Cell phone
Dark energy Poseidon chargers x2 w/ iphone and mini usb cable
Canon G7xii point and shoot with scope cam digiscoping adapter
Sony a7sii w/ 24-105 lens and extra batteries
Garmin inreach explorer
Ear buds

HYGIENE
Foldable toothbrush w/ toothpaste
Mtn ops multi vitamin
Unscented baby wipes

BOW REPAIR (pre mark everything before hand)
Select allen wrenches
Serving
Drop away cable
Extra release (carter too simple)
Extra nocks
Field tips x2

CLOTHING (worn)
First Lite underwear
Darn tough socks
First Lite women's guide pant
Rokslide synthetic cut off shirt (worn on hike in/out)
First lite aero wool t shirt (base layer)
First lite chama hoodie
Sitka traverse zip t
Kifaru lost park parka
First lite vapor storm light rain jacket
La Sportiva Trango Cube boots

CLOTHING (additional)
+4 socks
+1 underwear
Kryptek merino beanie
Kryptek technical gloves
Mid weight glove
Neck gaiter

ON PERSON
Sunglasses
Chapstick
Glock 20 w/ buffalo bore ammo
Benchmade pocket folder

BOW
Hoyt Nitrum turbo @ 58 lbs
Black eagle impact arrows
Grim Reaper hybrid broadheads
Spot Hogg Tommy Hogg sight
QAD drop away rest
Tight spot 7 arrow quiver + 5 extra arrows at camp
Carter too simple release

Pack weight (minus food/water, minus worn in clothing, minus weapon): 43 lbs

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Hunter: TONY TRIETCH
Species/type: EARLY SEASON MULE DEER BACKPACK HUNT
Terrain: HIGH COUNTRY/ALPINE

PACK SYSTEM
Kifaru duplex hunting frame
Kifaru Reckoning bag
2 Kifaru small belt pockets
2 Kifaru medium belt pockets

SLEEP SYSTEM
Henry Shires Tarp Tent Protrail (modified for weight, ti tent stakes added)
Thermarest x-lite small sleeping pad
Hammock Gear 30* quilt

COOKING
Oilcamp Kinetic Ultra Ti stove
Toaks Ti pot
1 small fuel canister
Small bic lighter
Kifaru UL pull out

OPTICS/TRIPOD
Swarovski STS 80 HD spotter
Leica binoculars
Outdoorsmans 42mm ring adapter (for binos)
Slik 624 w/ outdoorsmans micro pan head
Thermarest z-lite seat (2’ section only)

Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-pole trekking poles

KILL KIT
TAG bomb bags
Tyto 1.1 w/ extra blades
1 large contractor bag
50’ lawsons cordage

WATER STORAGE/TREATMENT
Platipus 2L h2o bag
Platipus 1L collapsable bottle (mixing mtn ops)
Platipus Gravity works 2L filter system (heavily modified for weight)

ESSENTIALS in Kifaru UL pullout
First Aid - leuko tape, quick clot, duct tape, extra chap stick, 6 assorted cloth bandages
Survival/navigation - esbit fire starter, lighter
Repair - tenacious tape, extra AA batteries, extra rx-100 battery
Lights - Zebralight head lamp

ELECTRONICS
Sony rx-100ii w/ small sunglass bag
Cell phone with Phonescope case
Mogix 10400mAh external battery w/ phone cord
Garmin inReach

HYGIENE/PERSONAL
Mini campers tooth and trial size paste
TP and dehydrated wipes
Extra contacts
Kifaru small UL pullout

CLOTHING
Merino boxers
Darn tough socks
Sitka ascent shirt
Sitka mountain vest
UL down puffy hooded jacket and zip on pant
Sitka thunderhead GTX gaiter
Sitka flash pullover
Sitka pants

CLOTHING (additional)
Sitka ascent gloves

BOW
Hoyt

POSSIBLE ADD ONS:
MSR 6L drom bag
Sitka thunderhead jacket/pants
Hilleberg Niak or Akto
Tyvek footprint
Big Agnes insulated air core pad
Taurus model 444 UL Titanium .44 mag w/ Garret loads (Griz medicine)

Pack weight (minus food/water, weapon, clothing worn in. Minus leica binos/harness):
27 lbs 5oz

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Hunter: WILLIAM HANSON
Location: CO
Species/type: ARCHERY ELK
Month: SEPTEMBER
Duration: 9+ DAYS

PACK SYSTEM
Kifaru Tactical frame with aluminum stays*
Kifaru Fulcrum bag w/ guide lid*
2 medium belt pockets
Kifaru grab it
Nalgene bottle pocket*

SLEEP SYSTEM
Shelter made by me
Tigoat 12” cylinder stove
Bivy sack made by me*
Enlightened equipment revelation 10 degree bag
Exped synmat ul9 long wide
Exped schnozzle bag

COOKING
Oilcamp xts pot
Oilcamp vector stove
Fuel canister
Lighter
Aluminum foil
Spork
Bowl
Coffee cup

OPTICS/TRIPOD
Slik 634cf*
Swarovski 10x42 slc
Leupold rx600 rangefinder

BINO HARNESS
AGC kodiak cub w/ basement
Windicator
Havalon piranta
Tags
Mouth reeds x3

KILL KIT
25’ cordage
Game bags
Zip ties
Flag tape
2 trash bags
2 pair rubber gloves
all in 2L silnylon dry bag
Havalon piranta (held in bino harness)

WATER STORAGE/TREATMENT
Nalgene bottle*
Sawyer squeeze filter + 2L bladder
MSR 4L drom bag (camp water)

ESSENTIALS
First Aid - gauze, ibuprofen, percocet, prilosec, tums, benadryl, migraine pills, chap stick, q tips, mole skin, super glue
Survival/navigation - 50’ cord, lighter, fire starter, spare headlamp
Repair - tenacious tape, allen wrenches, gorilla tape

ELECTRONICS
Cell phone
Instaspark 10 solar panel
Garmin inreach explorer (new version)*
Go pro hero 5*

HYGIENE
Dried wet wipes
Tooth brush/ tooth paste

CLOTHING (worn)
Smartwool socks
Exoficio boxers
Minus33 mid weight pant
First Lite Llano
First Lite corrugate pant
generic shirt
Kenetrek mountain extreme boots*
Kenetrek gaiters

CLOTHING (additional)
+1 smartwool socks
+1 exoficio boxers
Balaclava
Gloves
FL uncompahgre puffy
Kryptek cerdic hoodie
Swazi tahr*

BOW
Hoyt Vector Turbo
HHA single pin slider
Carbon blade stabilizer
Hoyt quiver

Pack weight (minus food/water, weapon, clothing worn): 32 lbs 7 oz

(* indicates new to me this year,not yet tested)

Edited to 9.5 days as my trip is being cut a half day shorter than initially planned this year due to logistics.
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Hunter: ROBBY DENNING
Species/type: MULE DEER HORSEBACK
Master list, not everything goes on every hunt--depends on weather/time of year

TACK/HORSES
Riding saddle
Pack saddle
Mantie rope
Headstalls w/ bits
Lead ropes
Panniers
Hobble w/ picket line
Grain
Bug spray
Brush
Tarp
Horse first aid
Hay/cubes
Coggins/health inspection

CAMP
Tent
Stakes
Hammer or hatchet
Sleeping pad
Sleeping bag
Pillow
Cot
Tarps
Cookstove
Pots/griddle
Silverware
Lighter
Paper towels
TP
Chair
White gas
Propane
First aid
Pack frame
Water bottles/filter
Gun
Ammo
Gun clean kit
Knives
Radio
Camera
Parka/tarp
Game bags
Batteries
Flashlight
Rope
Boot dryer
Wood/screws for table
Pen/paper/journal
Mouse traps

CLOTHING
Light wool pants
Cotton pants
Weather proof wool pants
Light wool shirt
Puffy
Wool socks
Long johns top and bottom
Briefs
Light boots
Packs w/ removable liner
Gaiters
Belt
Gloves light/heavy
Work gloves
Rain gear
Hat/headband/neck gaiter
Hunter orange

BACKPACK
Binoculars
15x binoculars
Spotter
Tripod
Fire starter
Rope
Knife/sharpener
Flashlight
Lip balm
SPOT communicator
Cell phone
Space blanket
Reading glasses
License/Tag
OTHER
Scouting cam
USB cord/SD cards/6 batt per cam

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Hunter: ROSS A.
Month: MID OCTOBER RIFLE

PACK

SLEEP SYSTEM
Exped synmat pad
Sleeping bag
Kifaru supertarp w/ annex

COOKING
Snow peak small pot
Snow peak burner
Small fuel canister

OPTICS/TRIPOD
Geovid binoculars
Tripod

KILL KIT
4 alaskan game bags
Wyoming saw
Havalon piranta
Folding knife

WATER STORAGE/TREATMENT
Sawyer inline filter w/ bladder
2 water bottles

ESSENTIALS
Fire starter
Lighter
Bandaids
Extra head lamp
Clot kit

ELECTRONICS
Camera w/ case

HYGIENE
Tooth brush / tooth paste
TP

GEAR
Petzel headlamp
100 ft paracord
Tikka 7mm w/ Leupold 3-9 vxii
4 clips for rifle with bullets

CLOTHING
Kuiu superdown puffy
Kuiu yukon jacket
Gaiters
Beanie
Cabelas goretex rain pant
2 extra layers
2 pair north star gloves
Extra socks

Pack weight (minus food/water, including weapon): 40 lbs 4 oz

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Hunter: LUKE AND BECCA MOFFAT
Month: MID OCTOBER RIFLE
Time: 7 DAYS

PACK
Kifaru KU 5200 - Becca
Stone Glacier 7400 - Luke

SLEEP SYSTEM
Enlightened equip accomplice quilt
NeoAir sleeping pad (short)
Little bugout shelter(emergency/gear )
Seek outside cimmaron w/ nest and stakes
Thermarest trekker chairs w/ short prolite pad
Outdoor research dry bag

COOKING
Jetboil Sumo Ti w/ soto stove
110 gram fuel canister
230 gram fuel canister
Jetboil bowls
Utensils

OPTICS/TRIPOD
Vortex razor HD 12x50 - Becca
Vortex razor HD 10x42 - Luke
Zeiss Diascope 85mm spotter
Velbon tripod w/ manfrotto ball head
Leica 1600 B rangefinder

KILL KIT
TAG bags
Havalon knife w/ extra blades

WATER STORAGE/TREATMENT
3L h2o bladder w/ sawyer filter

ELECTRONICS
Digital camera and case
Garmin etrex 20
Iridium sat. phone

GEAR
Kimber Montana 308 w/ scope
12 rounds
Black Diamond pro trail trekking poles
Leatherman skeletal
50’ para cord
Toiletries
Lighter

CLOTHING
Rain jackets
Rain pants
Kifaru lost park parka
Western mountaineering flash pants
Merino bottom base layer
Chilly grip gloves
OR windproof beanie
Extra dry socks

Pack weight (including 7 days food/no water): 74.5 lbs

Luke and Becca split the weight up:
Luke - 43.8 lbs
Becca - 30.8 lbs

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Hunter: TRAVIS BERTRAND
Species: COUES DEER
Month: DECEMBER
Duration: 7-10 DAYS
State: ARIZONA


PACK SYSTEM
Kifaru AMR on Duplex frame
Guide lid
Spotting scope pocket
small pouch
medium pouch

SHELTER/SLEEP SYSTEM
Kifaru Sawtooth with medium box stove
EE Convert 10 degree
Synmat exped UL 7 pad
Tyvek ground sheet
EE down booties and hood

COOKING
Soto Od1r stove
titanium pot
GSR plastic traveling cup
Tea bags and sugar packets

OPTICS
Swarovski SLC 10 x 42 HD on tripod
Swarovski 95mm BTX ( not yet purchased)
Oben carbon tripod

KILL KIT
tyvek ground sheet 3’x5’
Havalon Piranta with extra blades
orange flagging
3 homemade silnylon meat bags

WATER STORAGE
Platypus 4 ltr bladder bag
Sawyer squeeze filter
MSR aqua tabs

FIRST AID KIT
ESSENTIALS KIT- Fire starter, bic lighters, Dyneema cord, and headlamp
Toothbrush and paste
REI inflatable seat cushion

ELECTRONICS
Iphone
Nikon d810 with DSlR adapter
24-70mm lens
Delorme InReach
2700 MaH charger
Sig Kilo 2000 Rangefinder
Kestrel wind meter
Timex Ironman watch

CLOTHING (on person)
Skre Hardscrabble jacket
Skre Hardscrabble pants
Skre Merino top and bottom
Kifaru hat (my lucky hat)
The North Face Thermoball jacket
Sitka Merino beanie
La Sportiva Trango GTX cube
Rogue Gaitors
Darn tough socks

CLOTHING (silnylon pack)
1 pair merino undies
1 pair darn tough socks
The North Face Thermoball vest
Sitka blizzard neck gaitor
Sitka merino gloves
Skre Rain jacket/pants
First lite fingerless gloves
First lite Shooting gloves

WEAPON
Custom Rem 700 in 6.5-284 Norma +4 rounds
Vortex HSLR 6x24 FFP
Harris Bipod
10 rounds in custom case

BINO HARNESS
FHF harness
Lens cloth
Lip balm
Smoke in a bottle
 
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Thanks for posting this Jordan.

On my list, remember that's my master list, and not all those items go on every hunt. I just print it off my computer, throw it on the clipboard and cross off what doesn't need to go before I start packing for a particular trip


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My favorite moment was opening Robby's list and the first thing I saw was mouse traps... then I saw he was horse backing. Still had to laugh!
 

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My favorite moment was opening Robby's list and the first thing I saw was mouse traps... then I saw he was horse backing. Still had to laugh!

The first time you have a mouse run across your face at night in a heated wall tent, they seem like a very negotiable weight!! We usually take 4-6 of the plastic tomcat ones when going in on horse back. We got mice in every one the first few nights last year early elk hunting. I assume we would have kept a high success rate the entire trip, but we came back to camp day 3 to find them all gone. We spent a few minutes wondering how the hell that happened, then we saw a pine martin carrying the last one up a tall spruce tree, mouse and all! LMAO
 

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Travis, do you come out of the woods with a bunch of squares cut out of your t-shirts or what?

A bear craps in the woods, but not Travis Bertrand...

Sorry, just couldn't help but laugh at the lack of TP on your list man!
 

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There's a video somewhere on my blog about catching mice in my SO tipi


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Full disclosure, my trip is being cut half a day shorter than planned when I went over my list so I'll only be there 9.5 days instead of 10 this year.

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I hope everyone has had a great season, and hopefully there's still some late season tag holders on here! I'm starting to wrap up my mountain hunting for the fall and thought I would update some additons/subtractions on my gear list!

PACK - As many know I started using the Kifaru Fulcrum bag instead of the Reckoning for my backcountry hunts. After changing to it I prefer it for the backcountry, with the main reason being able to compress the main bag down with meat/gear and still being able to access the wing pockets without decompressing the main load and without compressing and crushing what's in the wing pockets. I still love that Reckoning and have been using it on all of our horseback hunts and day hunts where we would hopefully be hauling meat.

SLEEP SYSTEM - I got along very very well with my Megatarp (and will be doing a review on the floorless setup soon). An addition I made in October for the tarp is the 18" Cylinder stove, and wow I cannot recommend that enough! Being able to fire that thing up to get some warmth going in the evenings and mornings has a ton of value, and at 1lb 9oz it's going to be hard pulling it out of my pack. Other than that my sleep system is fairly nailed down.

OPTICS/TRIPOD - I did end up upgrading tripod legs right before season started to the Outdoorsmans Medium and I don't have any complaints or regrets on that. I do still like those Slik legs a lot but I do prefer the lever locks on the Outdoorsmans. I also ended up bringing the Cabela's Euro HD 15x56 binoculars with me this season, and for mule deer hunting I don't mind carrying the extra weight along with the spotting scope to be able to glass with 15's.

ELECTRONICS - All good in the electronics department. An addition that I just made is my watch... I picked up a Suunto Traverse Alpha, and while I had some reservations of being user friendly, I'm really impressed with it so far!

CLOTHING - All was well in the clothing department as well.. no major changes but one big addition especially for late season. The First Lite Uncompahgre puffy pants will most likely never come out of my pack from the middle of September onward. You don't realize how much heat you lose off of your legs until you put them on. I HATE wearing my merino bottoms in the mountains most days because they're too hot while I'm on the move, but once I sit down and glass they just don't have enough to them to keep comfortable, so those puffy pants are a must! The second thing is the Kifaru Lost Park Parka... I absolutely love that thing and for the most part from October onward it will be my go to puffy.. but for typical September temps it's just too much, so I go to the Uncompahgre jacket from First Lite in those conditions.

BROADHEADS - I did a last minute change up to my broadhead choice as well. I stuck with Grim Reaper, but just rocked the Hades fixed 3 blade heads. At 65 yards that broadhead and Black Eagle Deep Impact shafts with outserts punched through both shoulder blades of my mule deer and while the tip edge looked a little chizzled, the rest of the broadhead was totally intact and hardly looked used. Very happy with that set up!

All in all I didn't have any gear issues. Very happy with how the fall has turned out so far!
 
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Hey everyone... we're getting ready to give this thread a reboot with our 2018 gear lists. We're also debating putting another list up with what our food is going to be... is that of interest to anyone?
 
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