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Seay

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Keep an eye on the classifieds here. With this much time to prepare, you should be able to fill out your kit picking up used gear that is still in great shape!

With just starting planning I think I have set on that exo K3 4800 pack and so far I am pretty sure finding a used one is going to be near impossible. Other than the pack it looks like as long as I am patient you are right I should be able to snag some quality gear and avoid the new price tags!


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The_Jim

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Sep 20, 2021
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Nebraska
If there are 4 of you guys going I would definitely pair off. You will figure out if you don't "click" with someone really fast in the backcountry.
 

Keith Stone

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With just starting planning I think I have set on that exo K3 4800 pack and so far I am pretty sure finding a used one is going to be near impossible. Other than the pack it looks like as long as I am patient you are right I should be able to snag some quality gear and avoid the new price tags!


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Exo runs a sale around Black Friday just FYI
 

Eyeman

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Oct 8, 2021
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I agree with Maverick and Supertag.
Get a Lightweight bag and light weight pack and rain gear, then go from there.
Then focus on where and how to Hunt.
You can really get caught up in the gear game.
With that said I sure like all of the new lightweight stuff out there. Wish I would have had lighter stuff years ago.
All of this is just my opinion.
Have fun and good Hunting!
 

Still Hunter

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Aug 25, 2016
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Location
Texas
Go to Search, Type in your questions and go investigate! 90% of anything you will ever want to know is already in here.
 

jjohnsonElknewbie

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Mar 16, 2021
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Location
Western Iowa
Boots close to the top priority and already mentioned...

Invest in several pieces and weights (150, 250, etc...) of merino wool for your layering system.
-Socks!!! Darn Tough brand sells mutliple weights to match weather and activity levels
-Base layers (quarter zips, hoodies, and long johns)
-Underwear

Invest in a quality Gore-Tex lined parka.

Gaiters- I love my Kennetreks

The guides we hunted with all wore old school wool pants and wool flannels when it was cold. They're expensive, but tough, water resistant, and warm. Big Bill, Woolrich, and Pendleton are good brands.
 
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