Brown Bear and Moose Gear

Foot Wear (only the best boots)
Hip Boots: I recommend LaCrosse Big Chief 600 G insulates with knobby sole
Insoles: wool felt insoles
Wool Socks: I recommend at least 8 pairs of the highest quality sock such as Darn Tough or Smart Wool

Base Layer
2 Light weight short sleeve t shirts (no cotton!): Kuiu Ultra Merino 125 SS Crew T, Exofficio Give-N-Go Short Sleeve
4 Underwear bottoms (no cotton!): Exofficio Give-N-Go Boxer Brief
Light weight Merino Wool Top (2 pair): Kuiu Ultra Merino 145 Weight Zip-T
Light weight Merino Wool Bottoms (1 pair): Kuiu Ultra Merino 145 Weight Zip off Bottom or Ibex Woolies 1 Bottoms
Mid weight Merino Wool Bottoms (1 pair): Kuiu Ultra Merino 210 Weight Zip off Bottom or Ibex Woolies 2 Bottoms



Mid Layer
Fleece or Merino Wool shirt (1):  ): Kuiu Ultra Merino 210 hoodie , Kuiu Peloton 200 Zip T, Hoodie Sitka Traverse Zip Tee, Kryptec Sherpa Zip Hoodie
Soft Shell Pants (2 pair): Outdoor Research Cirque Pant, Sitka Timberline Pant, Kuiu Alpine Pant
Insulation Layer
Light weight puffy jacket (1)( should weigh about a pound and be highly compressible. This is your most used layer): Kuiu Super Down Hooded Jacket, Arcteryx Atom AR Jacket, Mountain Hardware Super Compressor Jacket
Super warm puffy parka (1) (should weigh no more than 2 pounds and be highly compressible): Barney’s Brooks Range Jacket, Sitka Kelvin Down Hoody
Light Weight Puffy Pant (1 Pair): Kuiu Super Down Pant, Sitka Kelvin Lite Pant

Rain Gear (buy only the best rain gear!)
Rubber Rain Parka: Helly Hansen Impertech 2 guide parka ¾ length
Rubber Rain Pants: Helly Hansen Impertech 2 Pants


Other Gear
Warm hat and ball cap
Fleece Gloves (2 Pair): Sitka Jetstream Glove, Outdoor Research Mens Gripper Glove
Waterproof Rubber Crabbing gloves (2 pair): Atlas Glove 490 or Atlas Glove 460
Head net, bug dope, sunscreen, camera, extra batteries
Head lamp (2)
Pack (only high quality packs!)
Barney’s Pinnacle Pack is the only pack that I would ever use. Email me for information

Light weight down sleeping bag rated between  0 and 20 degrees Fahrenheit.  Should weigh between 2 and 3.5 pounds and be back pack style: Kuiu Super Down Sleeping Bag 0 or 15 Degree
Light weight sleeping pad: Thermarest NeoAir A XLite  is the only way to go
Minimum of 3 good lightweight compression stuff sacks: Sea To Summit Ultra Sil Compression Dry sack



Rifle, Ammunition and Optics
Caliber: 300 Win Mag. , 300 WBY Mag, 338 Win Mag, 340 WBY Mag, 375 H&H, 375 Ruger
Rifle: Quality stainless synthetic rifles such as Kimber Montana, Winchester M70 or Sako.
Rifle Scope: I recommend high quality optics such as Leupold VX – 3 2.5-8.5 x 33mm scopes (No powerful sniper style scopes!)
Binoculars: Swarovski, Leica, Zeiss – 10x42 are best. Only use the best quality optics
Bullet type:  NO TARGET BULLETS!! Use only high quality hunting bullets! I prefer Barnes TTSX by far. Swift A-Frame, Nosler Partition are also good.

Practice with your rifle from field positions, not just the bench! Practice, practice, practice.