Gear List for a High Country Mule Deer Bowhunt in Colorado

Our buddy Josh from Dialed-In Hunter shares the gear he is taking into the Colorado high country while chasing bucks with his bow this archery season. Josh is using the K3 4800 Pack System for this 10-day backpack hunt.

Josh’s Gear List

  • Backpack: Exo Mountain Gear 4800 & K3 Bow Carrier
  • Shelter: Nemo Hornet 2P
  • Quilt: Enlightened Equipment Revelation 20-degree
  • Sleeping Pad: Thermarest Neo Air Xlite
  • Pillow: Sea to Summit Aeros
  • Stove: Optimus Crux Lite paired with GSI Minimalist Cup and 1 fuel canister
  • Trekking Poles: Black Diamond Carbon FLZ
  • Headlamp: Black Diamond Spot
  • Water Filter: Katadyn Hiker Pro
  • Water Bladder: Platypus Big Zip 3L
  • Optics:
  • First Aid: 1P Ultralight Adventure Medical Kit
  • Survival: Adventure Medical/homemade
  • Navigation: onXmaps on phone
  • Watch: Garmin Fenix 5x Plus
  • GPS/Communication: Garmin 66i
  • Spoon: Toaks Titanium Long Spoon
  • Example Day of Food:
    • Breakfast - Dark Timber Gravity Pack, Homemade Oatmeal, Heather's Choice Buckwheat Breakfast
    • Snack - Larabar and bag of trail mix(example)
    • Lunch - Tortilla with almond butter and shredded coconut, or more snacks
    • Snack - 2 Honeystingers and Heather's Choice Packaroons
    • Dinner - Dehydrated Bear Chili, Heather's Choice, or some type of Mountain House
  • Clothing:
  • Boots: Crispi Colorado GTX
  • Spare Release Aid: TruFire Hurricane
  • Allen Wrenches: Pine Ridge Archery
  • Kill Kit: Argali Carbon Knife, Argali High Country Game Bags, Paracord, Flagging Tape, Rubber Gloves
  • Camera: Sony A7riii, mounted up on a Peak Designs camera clip. This mounts right to my shoulder strap of my Exo. Camera is out at the ready all of the time like this.
  • Lens: 24-70mm F4 Zeiss
  • Power Bank: Dark Energy Poseidon

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