Some things I learned on my first moose hunting trip:

Hessticles

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We both had synthetic sleeping bags and dried stuff in the foot box or by wearing it if we got damp. My Kifaru Slickbag 20 degree bag is good at this,I haven't tried other bags. Our waders and rain jackets we turned inside out inside the tipi if it was wet, hung outside if it was dry as soon as we could once at camp. I took my Sitka Cloudburst and FL SEAK rain jackets and used the Sitka around camp some. The SEAK never wetted out or leaked, but hiking in rain gear means perspiration for me. I sweated it up some inside and let it dry every chance I got. All my gear worked well and I was probably being to careful, but I tried to give my stuff every chance I could to get dry during the constant rain.

For camp shoes we had the Tingley rubber boots so we could get our waders off when we got back. I got mine a size big to be easy to slip on and off. They worked great and let the waders have more time inside out to dry the sweat from my feet. No less waterproof camp shoes would have seen any use in our spot, it was just to swampy for crocs or anything similar.
Any way I can get ahold of ya to chit chat? I cant pm yet I guess, I'm a newbie
 

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I've been setting up/taking down my SO 6-man in my yard. Spent a couple of nights in it with high 30/low 40 temps and rain. I've figured a few things out already just by messing around in the yard. Running a Therm a Rest ultralight cot and Vaude Norssken pad, Peregrine Altai 0 degree bag. Looking forward to putting it to the test.

Not sure we'll have a lot of wood where we're being dropped, so good advice on packing wood back to camp. I can about guarantee I'll have to be doing that if I want to use the SXL stove.
 

Kevin Dill

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Not sure we'll have a lot of wood where we're being dropped, so good advice on packing wood back to camp. I can about guarantee I'll have to be doing that if I want to use the SXL stove.
Hopefully you won't really need much or any wood. If it's scarce or far to collect, you'll likely be burning that stove rather frugally...not just for comfort.

If you need to pack wood, I might suggest you carry a couple lengths of cordage with you. Use it to tie up a bundle of wood for packing. You can do this anytime during the day. You can leave the bundle (if hunting) and come back later to pick it up.
 

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Absolutely. I don't plan on using it unless we need it to dry out. We'll see what happens once it gets closer and we start narrowing down our first choice for camp. :)
 

ReinsuranceShooter

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Just seam sealed my 8man today. Gonna set up the stove for burn in tomorrow. Thank you for the wood gathering tips. Grew up on the wet northwest so I know how to find dry wood when it is wet but it is a bit different outside bethel where there are not a lot of trees to start with.
 
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