Budget Backpacking Gear For Your Next Hunt

Budget Backpacking Gear For Your Next Hunt

As much as we love new gear, our budgets are limited. If you are a hunter that is looking to get into backcountry, backpack-style hunting, we wanted to discuss how we would shop for backpacking gear and make budget-minded decisions. In this episode, Mark and Steve discuss how they would spend $700-$800 to purchase a shelter, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, backpacking stove, water filtration system, a reliable light source, and footwear for western-style hunting.

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The Gear We Chose

Below you will find the gear that Steve and Mark discussed in the show. We did not link to gear items, as the price and availability of the items will change.

  • Shelter — $100-250
    • Steve: SixMoon Designs Lunar Solo, $200, 28oz
    • Mark: Nemo Hornet 2P, $240, 33oz
  • Sleeping Bag — $125-225
    • Steve: Hammock Gear Burrow 30, $169, 22oz
    • Mark: Sierra Designs Zissou 20, $155, 37oz
  • Sleeping Pad — $75-125
    • Steve & Mark: Nemo Tensor Insulated, $100, 15oz
  • Stove — $65-100
    • Steve & Mark: Jetboil Flash, $65, 15oz
  • Water Filtration — $20-40
    • Steve & Mark: Sawyer Squeeze, $35, 8oz
  • Headlamp — $15-35
    • Steve: Coast, $25, 3.5oz
    • Mark: Black Diamond Spot, $28, 3.5oz
  • Footwear — $100-225
    • Steve: Salomon X-Ultra Mid, $100
    • Mark: Salomon Quest 4D GTX, $175

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  • Hi, I just stumbled across this older post and found it intriguing that you have the Salomon Quest 4D GTX as one of your boots of choice. I was looking at those and the Crispi Lapponia’s for a CO archery elk hunt with my son. Having to purchase duplicates of several items has me searching for good quality, budget friendly items. I’m wondering which boot you would choose and why.

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