Foot Wear (only the best boots)
Quality mountaineering boots: I recommend Kenetrek Mountain Extreme non insulated
Wool Socks: I recommend at least 8 pairs of the highest quality sock such as Darn Tough or Smart Wool
Gaiters: Outdoor Research Crocodiles
Camp shoes: Crocks
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 (2 pair): Kuiu Ultra Merino 145 Weight Zip off Bottom or Ibex Woolies 1 Bottoms
Mid Weight Merino Wool or fleece Shirt (1): Kuiu Ultra Merino 210 hoodie or Kuiu Peloton 200 Zip T Hoodie, Sitka Traverse Zip Tee or Kryptec Sherpa Zip Hoodie
Soft Shell Pants (2 pair): Outdoor Research Cirque Pant, Sitka Timberline Pant, Kuiu Alpine Pant
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 3 layer gore-tex type rain gear!)
Gore-tex Rain Jacket (1): Sitka Storm Front Jacket, Kuiu Ultra NX Jacket, Arcteryx Alpha SV Jacket
Gore-tex Rain Pant (1): Sitka Storm Front Pant, Kuiu Yukon Rain Pant, Arcteryx Beta AR pant
Warm hat and ball cap
Fleece Gloves (2 Pair): Sitka Jetstream Glove, Outdoor Research Mens Gripper Glove
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 about this.
Light weight down sleeping bag rated between 10 and 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Should weigh between 2 and 3.5 pounds and be back pack style: Kuiu Super Down Sleeping Bag 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: 270 WSM, 7mm Rem, 300 WSM, 300 Win Mag.
Rifle: I recommend light weight rifles quality such as Kimber Montana or Sako Finlight.
Rifle Scope: I recommend high quality optics such as Leupold VX – 3 2.5-8.5 x 33mm 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 Accubond are also good.
Practice with your rifle from field positions, not just the bench! Practice, practice, practice.