What's In My Pack? — Elk Hunting
Mark and Steve look at a new elk hunter's gear list, ask questions about items, and make suggestions on changes to consider. You can take these same questions and ask them of your own hunting gear list.
Jake Saenz of Atomic Athlete shares the gear he packs for a 20-day elk hunting trip in Colorado. Jake establishes a backcountry basecamp for the 20-day trip, then takes shorter day hunts and overnight bivy trips away from basecamp. Jake uses the Exo Mtn Gear 5500 pack, allowing him to seamlessly transition from a large pack for multiple days to a compressed daypack for quick day trips from basecamp.
Corey Jacobsen of Elk101.com shares the gear he packs for “fast and light” elk hunting. Corey isn’t packing for multi-day overnight trips and uses the Exo Mtn Gear 2000 Pack System for his day hunts
Mark Huelsing of Exo Mountain Gear shares the gear he packs for backpack-style elk hunting in September archery seasons. Mark uses the 3500 Pack System and has a base pack weight of 18lbs, or a total with food and fuel for a 4-day hunt of 26lbs.