Sample Kit List 1 by Samuel Laforce

We are able to provide almost everything on these lists for your use. We do need to know if you need us to provide it for you though. Please do not arrive at camp needing these items without discussing with us first.

Chest Rig

This will ideally be the last layer you strip off as you stalk. Your belt/chest kit should have everything you need to stalk, track, and process game to prevent spoilage.

Items in your chest rig will vary greatly depending on individual styles, many use a bino harness and place many of these items into their stripped down rucksack.

Items we provide have an asterisk 

  • Binoculars (Mounted in a pouch on the CENTER OF THE CHEST!)

  • Range Finder (trigger hand side of rig)

  • Headlamp

  • 20ft paracord

  • Compass

  • Flint/Steel/lighter

  • Ammunition

  • *Water treatment tablets

  • *First Aid Kit

Rucksack

Your ruck sack needs to be able to scale up and down. It should have the capacity to pack in a camp for 5 days of back country hunting or pack out 100lbs of meat. It also needs to strip down small enough to be worn when running ridge lines for the day. External frame packs can work, but are not ideal. Great brands to look at include Kifaru (our recommendation), Exo Mountain Gear, and Eberlestock.

When stripped down your pack should include;

  • Puffy coat

  • Rain kit

  • Havalon Knife with 3x spare blades

  • 1 litre non insulated stainless steel drinking vessel

  • Empty water bladder (3 to 6 liters)

  • Spotting scope/tripod (if appropriate)

  • AA and AAA Batteries

  • *18 hours of food

  • Non-insulated metal cup

  • *Steripen (UV water treatment)

  • *Meat bags

  • Thermarest (becomes a chair and shooting mat)

  • Battery pack for cellular device

When fully packed the following items should be in your bag; 

  • *Backpacking stove/windscreen/fuel

  • *1.1 liter pot

  • Thermal underwear set

  • Merino socks and underwear

  • -15 degree sleeping bag

  • *Rain shelter

  • *Additional batteries

  • *Ziplock bags

  • Toque/gloves (if appropriate)

  • Hoodie/parka (as appropriate)

  • *Bushcraft tool (axe/machette)

  • Stuff sack large enough to cache all of these items when you leave for the day

*Food

Your food should be a combination of warm, filling, satisfying meals, and quick grab and go snacks. All of your food should be dry, pack well, and be dense. The following are my consumption per day.

  • 3x package instant oatmeal

  • 1x scoop protein powder

  • 8x Granola bar

  • 3x fruit source bar

  • 1x kraft dinner or lipton sidekick

  • 1 cup rice

  • 1 cup dehydrated ground beef

  • Salt, and spices

  • Sesame oil

  • Beef soup base

 

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Sample Kit List 2 by Matt East

This list is only a basic list of items carried in the pack, it does not include items required for any specific hunt. It should be considered that this is a late spring to early fall list for living out of a rucksack. Other parts of the year, or living out of a drive in main camp make this list change drastically. If you have any questions about the following items contact us and ask for Matt's contact info. Load carriage and hunt specific items will be added in time, stay tuned.

First Aid

  • Pressure dressing

  • Tagaderm film

  • Kerlex gauze

  • QuickClot sponge

  • Carry sack

  • Mefix tape

  • Fabric tape

  • Leuko tape

  • Tweezers

  • Safety pins

  • Elastic bandage

  • Gauze roll

  • AfterBite wipes

  • Water purification tablets

  • Antiseptic wipes

  • Antibiotic cream

  • Steristrips

  • Irrigation syringe

  • Bandages

  • Non stick gauze pads

  • Mole skin

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Assorted small items

Separated into two pockets, one primary that remains in pack through the day, and one secondary that can be cached in camp.

Secondary pocket

  • Velcro one wrap

  • fastex buckle

  • 2x ladderloc buckles

  • Lithium batteries

  • Vitamins, meds, pain management, etc

  • Elastic band

  • Lighter

  • Lantern light

  • Bungie tie down

  • Strip of Tenacious tape

  • 4x zip ties

  • Elastic wrap

  • Wet wipes

  • Toothbrush and paste

  • Moisturizer cream

  • Emergen-C drink crystals

  • Gear ties

  • Caribeaner

  • Climbing pulley

  • 25 feet 330 cord

  • 25 feet 4mm static cord

Primary pocket

  • Steripen

  • Battery device charger (pictured is the Dark Energy Poseidon charger)

  • Water treatment drops

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellent

  • Foot powder

  • Chap stick

  • Spork

  • Fire steel

  • Compass

  • GPS device

  • Headlamp x2

  • Fire starter tablets

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Toilet paper

  • Survey trail maker tape

  • Multitool

  • Glow stick

  • Lighter

  • Storm proof matches with strike pad

  • Snare wire

  • Plastic bag with several sheets of waterproof paper

  • Pencil with eraser, 1m length of gun tape wrapped around it, as well as a long length of sewing thread, and a needle tucked into it.

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Assorted Items

  • Pack rain cover

  • Water bladder (I use a 2Ltr MSR bladder and use a Nalgene as my primary, but a Camelbak is an excellent option as well)

  • Cup

  • Stove shroud

  • Stove (a multifuel stove replaces this cartridge stove in sub -5c weather)

  • Pot

  • Shop towel sheets

  • Fuel cartridge

  • Hiking poles

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Spare Clothing

  • Stuff sack

  • Gaiters

  • Light puffy jacket (or grid fleece pullover on hunts, a grid fleece pull over is quiet and can be pulled over noisy bulky clothing as a quiet outer layer. Also it's snugly as Fuhhhh.)

  • Heavy puffy jacket

  • Merino liner socks

  • Merino heavy socks

  • Gore Tex socks

  • Merino long johns

  • Small towel

  • Gloves

  • Rain jacket

  • Rain pants

  • Underwear

It should be noted that this is a late spring to early fall list geared towards hiking, preseason scouting, and early season mountain hunts. Clothing items would be added or substituted based on situation.

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Shelter and Sleeping

  • Stuff sack for sleeping items

  • Toque

  • Sleeping bag

  • Sleeping bag liner

  • Sleeping pad

  • Tyvek ground sheet

  • Siltarp shelter

  • Tent pegs

  • 4x 10 ft reflective lines

  • 1x 20 ft reflective line

  • 4x 3 ft 330 cord

  • tarp clip

  • Stuff sack for shelter items

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Food

  • 2x instant coffee packs

  • 2x protein bars

  • Bag of jerky

  • 2x fruit snacks

  • Clif bar

  • 2x fruit source bars

  • Freeze dried meal

  • Bag of oatmeal

It should be noted that only one days food is shown here. There are many options for what one takes into the back country to feed themselves. The key factors in food choice is the caloric content, the protein content, nutritional value, ease of preparation, cost, and weight. If you are living out of your ruck weight will be a prime consideration. If you are going back to a drive in main camp every night your food choices can be very different. Weight goes out the window of considerations. Sometimes a hybrid between the two is the order of the day. During the day the lightweight, easy prep food items would be brought for the day, the heavy food items would be consumed at night in camp. We hunt for days out of a camp, then do over night trips into more remote areas. In such a case the light weight food options would be saved for that trip.

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