Gear List

Everyone likes gear right? Well that includes myself. Over the last 10 years I have spent thousands of hours researching, tinkering, and modifying my backpack hunting gear to fit my personal needs. I won’t ever claim that any one of these things is the best, but I will claim that these are the best fit products for the way I use them.

There are many priorities that must be weighed when it comes to selecting hunting gear. Weight, durability, functionality and price are just a few of many that come into play. Personally I tend to base my decisions with what I feel like is a useful blend between weight and function, with the scale tipped a little bit more in the direction of weight savings. Everyone has their own flavor and priorities when it comes to what makes great hunting gear, and this page describes mine.

Below is a full list of gear that represents what I would pack on a typical hunt, as well as most of what is in my gear cache in the garage. There are several options for some items, and those are areas in which I adjust based on the forecast and the season. This gear is all stuff I’ve picked and paid for personally. Due to the volume of questions I have been recieving regarding my gear list, I have put together the list below and have linked the products. Gear that I have written a more detailed review on is noted and linked next to it.

Feel free to send messages with any questions as well. I have owned multiple of almost everyone of these categorical items, and have had the fortune of being able to test and compare a lot of things along the way. I am a gear junkie at heart, and always welcome the conversation.



Kifaru Muskeg 3000 |   -Review-

Mystery Ranch Pintler


Sleeping Bag & Pad

Feathered Friends Swallow UL 20

Thermarest Neoair X-therm

Tyvek Ground Sheet



Kifaru Sheep Tarp |   -Review-

Hilleberg Tarp 10

Hilleberg Akto



Sitka Ascent Pant

Fjallraven Vidda Pro Pant

Columbia Silver Ridge Shirt

Montbell Wool Mountain Shirt

Montbell Fleece

Feathered Friends Eos Jacket

Montbell Torrent Flier Jacket

Sitka Stormfront Raingear

Montbell Gripper Gloves

Wool Stocking Hat

Outdoor Research Crocodiles


Cook Kit

MSR Pocket Rocket

Evernew 570 FD & Lid

Titanium Spork

MSR Aquatabs

Nalgene Bottle

MSR 4L Dromlite


Hunting Gear

Tyto 1.1

Benchmade Saddle Mountain Skinner

Caribou Gear Carnivore Game Bags

Worksharp Field Sharpener

Phelps Game Calls



Vortex Razor 10×42

Zeiss 65mm Diascope

Outdoorsmans Medium Tripod w/Pan Head

Sig Kilo 2200 Rangefinder

Outdoorsmans Bino Adapter

FHF Gear Bino Harness



Zebralight H32 Headlamp |  -Review-

CR123 Battery

Z Line 1.2mm Dyneema

Anker Powercore 10,000

Garmin inReach Explorer+-Review-




Sony a6500

Sigma 16mm f1.4

Sony 50mm F1.8


Archery Gear

Hoyt Pro Defiant 34 80# 28″

Hamskea Hybrid Hunter Microtune

Spot Hogg Hogg Father


Easton Carbon Injexion

AAE Max Stealth Vanes

Truball HT Release

SEVR Broadheads