Oh for sure. And yeah I just weighed a full roll of TP but I’m not gonna end up bringing that much. I’ll look into lighter pots but this is a pretty dang small and light titanium pot!
All great advice! I do have extra lighter and matches in my random med kit. I do have a sawyer squeeze (not the mini) and it was like .02 ounces more than the steripen.Looks great, but you can save many pounds pretty safely with some compromise.
- 1 liter water = 35.3 oz, not 32.2
- Smart Water bottle saves 3 oz over Nalgene
- Sub Sawyer Squeeze for Steripen. Saves 2 oz plus can put right on top of Smart bottle or bladder.
- Do you need the spotting scope?
- 2"-3" rain for entire month of May. O.R. Helium rain shell is 6 oz. Sub it for the Cloudburst?
- Do you need puffies in May? Depends on altitude I guess.
- Make sure your Bro also brings a lighter! Personally I'm never without 3 sources of fire. 3 mini Bics are great for the weight. Stored loose, a Bic can completely drain if button accidentally pressed. Ask me how I know.
- Lose the gun cover? It's a Tikka. Electrician tape barrel tip.
Sub fats for some of those sweets and gain calories while losing weight.
* Why no warm gloves? 40 degree nights and possible cold days.
Yeah for sure. Definitely a good point. I get scared of not having some of the sugar just because my blood sugar tanks when I’m hiking and as a type 1 diabetic, low blood sugar out in the wilderness is no bueno.looks dialed to me. Food would be different for me. Like someone else said maybe ease up on the sugar. I usually pack a peak Refuel or mtn house ( prefer the peak) then the rest of the day is a MTN OPS bar or pro bar, double serving of almonds, double serving of Fritos, a couple nature valley coconut butter biscuits, jerky, cheese, a couple honey stingers, a couple Justin PB or almond butter packets, instant coffee, and a MTN OPS ignite packet. Fat is 9 cal per gram protein and carbs are 4 cal per gram. So I lean on fat. I’m down to about 1.25lbs of food per day for 2700 calories.
I love it! Great idea.I notice you have 6" tortillas specified. You might consider going to a leaner, more streamlined "street taco" tortilla at 5" diameter.
Think about it, you could reduce 1" in diameter (a 17% reduction in diameter) and get a 30% reduction in weight.
Man yeah there are supposed to be grizz in the area. You definitely make a good point though. I'm not sure how quickly I could get my gun off my pack, a bullet loaded, and fire if a grizz was coming at me.Why are you bringing bear spray on a rifle hunt? And ditch the gun cover. It's a Tikka. Other than that, you look dialed.
Man yeah there are supposed to be grizz in the area. You definitely make a good point though. I'm not sure how quickly I could get my gun off my pack, a bullet loaded, and fire if a grizz was coming at me.
If I ditch the bear spray, gun cover, and pack cover that would save 19.58 oz. So that is a pretty big deal.
A Kifaru Gun Bearer could give you quick enough access to justify dropping the bear spray. Personally I am trying an across chest sling carry as I found with a short barrel the Gun Bearer resulted in my muzzle being uncomfortably close to my head when moving through really thick brush and if moving up hill the Gun Bearer results in the person in front of me being swept with the muzzle. It provides fast access though and is a comfortable way to carry a gun and put the weight on your pack.
The real issue is will you keep your rifle close enough while dressing a kill? This is probably the time when your risk is highest, plus you are not focused on your environment. A rifle three steps away can be useless; just ask Gene Moe.
If you do not separate from your partner, and as a team you can be disciplined enough that one of you always has a rifle within arms reach, go ahead a drop it.
One could argue that bear attacks are rare and concern about them are a waste of effort. Most people with this attitude will survive just fine. Personally, even with the low odds of an attack, I don't want my daughters saying "yea my dad died because he did not want to carry 12 ounces with him."
You could get more weight savings by splitting a rifle, a handgun, and one can of bear spray between you and your partner and be safer from a bear perspective. Most people on here would not even consider sharing a rifle to save weight, just shows that we all have things we consider worth the effort to carry.
Agree looks dam good and what's more impressive to me as a someone who is technologically challenged th way you laid it all out impressive!! good luck on the huntI don't know man, that system seems pretty dialed to me. Your weapon is the absolute most critical piece of gear you have with you in regards to being successful, I say suck it up and carry the weight. You could spend hundreds of dollars to get a lighter bipod (spartan) and if you have the budget for it I say go for it...if you don't have the budget for that I would just go with what you got.
I don't bear hunt in May without a thermocell with me.