Aron Snyder, Doug Rosin "RosinBag" and Tim Gillinghams Live Hunt

Aron Snyder

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I will be picking up Doug from Denver International Airport on Friday and we'll be meeting Tim a few hours after that.

This will be a 9 day elk hunting adventure in the wild wilderness of Colorado. We are hoping to have decent cell service at some points of the trip and will update whenever possible.

Temps are going to be dropping next week and hopefully the elk will cooperate:)

Aron Snyder's Gear List

Kifaru Duplex Timberline 1 with 2 large hip belt pouches on Pals Matrix webbing and Hunting lid.

Kifaru Megatarp (shared with Doug) and Bugaboo bivy (not shared with Doug)

Kifaru 20 degree sleeping bag

Montbell Pillow

TR Xlite sleeping pad

JetBoil SOL stove

Snow Peak spork

Garmin Extrex 30 GPS (first time using this device)

Sony NEX5 Camera with 1 extra battery

Vortex Razor HD 10x42 binoculars

Sea to Summit bowl

Iridium 9555 Sat phone

Clothing....Kryptek

Valhalla pants (worn in)

Sherpa shirt

Kratos jacket

Kadog softshell Jacket

Vidar Vest (maybe)

Elephant Skin Merino base layer

Lathrop and Sons Mountain Light boots (the lucky set)

2 sets of Darn Tough socks (1 worn and 1 in pack)

1 set of First Lite boxers (worn)

Black Diamond Virago gloves

REI Scree gators

Arcteryx Knee Caps

Toilet paper

AquaMira water drops

Mophie battery pack

Motorola RZR MAXX phone

Havalon Torch knife, 2 Kifaru meat baggies, 2 caribou game bags, 30 feet of 550 cord, marking ribbon

Emergency matches/fire starter, extra B heads, compass, 2 extra release, small game heads, 5 extra arrows, emergency archery kit (D-loop, serving, Super Glue, Allen wrenches)

Black Diamond Icon headlamp

Hoyt Matrix RKT @ 28.5/84 lbs

GoldTip Big Game 100 Arrows---489 grains

Ulmer Edge 100 gr

Hamskee VersaRest

Custom Bow Equipment Tek Hunter 5 pin

BStinger with offset bracket

TightSpot quiver

Carter Quickie release

I'm sure I forgot something, but this is pretty close....


Doug and I should be fine on this hunt, but Tim may die:)...we'll keep you posted!






Contact solution, duct tape, extra contacts, moleskin, pills, tooth brush,
 

Jon Pynch

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i'm glad you clarified about the bivy. that was one of the first questions that came to mind;)
 

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I am late to the party, but Kurt already told everyone I am soft.......

My gear surprising looks much like Aron's since we have been trying gear out over the last several years. I am not a skilled elk hunter by any means, so I won't be holding out much after a legal bull comes in and I can somehow get my arrow in the air prior to Aron. It should be a good time none the less in the Colorado Wilderness.

Here is what gear I am taking:


Duplex Timberline T2
XTL Lid
Chamber Pocket – Black (2)
Aron’s Strap Kit
Photon Lite

Swarovski 12 x 50 EL’s with Bino System
Optic Cleaning Supplies

Rhino 530 HCX GPS
Black Diamond Spot Headlamp
Sony Digital Camera
Extra Batteries (3 – AAA, 1 – CR2 3 Volt)

Jet Boil Sol Ti
Jet Boil 100G Fuel (New)
Light My Fire Fork and Spoon Combo

Montbell UL Spiral Down Hugger #1(15 Degree)
Big Agnes Three Wire eVent Bivy
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir (Stuff Sack & Repair Kit)

Hoyt Alpha Max 35 - 29" and 71 pounds
Hoyt Quiver
QAD Rest
Spot Hogg Tommy Hogg 5 Pin Slider
ACC Pro Hunter Series Arrows
Ulmer Edge Broadheads
B-Stinger Stabilizer and Side Bar
Stan Shoot Off Release (2)
Allen Wrenches
Bow Repair Kit
Smoke In A Bottle
Nikon Archer’s Choice Max Rangefinder with Lanyard
Extra Arrows & Broadheads (2)


Kuiu Guide Jacket
Kuiu Guide Beanie
Kuiu 250 Base Layer Top and Bottom
Under Armor Glove Liners
Smart-Wool Socks
Packable Rain Gear
REI Trail Running Gators
Kentrek Boots

Leatherman Squirt
Havalon Knife
Havalon Knife Blades (5)

3L Platypus
1L Platypus
4L MSR Hydromedary
Katadyn Tablets
PUR Hiker Pro Water Filter

550 Cord (30’)
3 Caribou Game Bags
2 Kifaru Meat Bags
2 Plastic Contractor Bags
Toilet Paper
Hygiene Kit (Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss & Q-Tips)

Like Aron I may have forgotten some things, but it is to late, my $hit is packed and I am at the airport on Friday at 5:15am and should be in the wilderness at about 2:00pm Colorado time.

Good luck to all the archers headed out for the last part of the season. The rut should be going well and hopefully we all punch our tags........
 

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Good luck guys!
I won't be able to follow this hunt since I am leaving tonight for my own 7 day, CO OTC elk hunt.
 
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Aron Snyder

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I think the Mophie charger is already getting taken out of the packing list....:)

I only got 1 charge out of it last night before it went dead, so it is going back to Best Buy today and getting swapped out for another model!
 

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Good luck boys, i am leaving this afternoon for another colorado wilderness adventure! I hope the elk keep us up @ night with their noise!
 

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I think the Mophie charger is already getting taken out of the packing list....:)

I only got 1 charge out of it last night before it went dead, so it is going back to Best Buy today and getting swapped out for another model!
I know you don't have time to order one, but I have had good luck this year with this Anker battery http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005NGLTZQ/ref=oh_details_o06_s03_i00 Used it to charge phone 3 times plus ran a Goal Zero LED light for about 3 hours total. Still had juice but charged it again before next outing. So I don't know how many more charges I could have gotten.
 
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Aron Snyder

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My house is a mess, but my gear is clean....I'm packed and ready!


Just talked to Tim and he's staying the night in grand junction .....he's over packed:)
 
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