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Live Hunt: Backcountry Shed Hunting

Live Hunt: Backcountry Shed Hunting

Last weekend I headed for my shed hunting honey hole to find some bone and test out some new gear from KUIU.
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from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

You have a few options lower costing tipi options, but I would look at the Go Lite Shagra La SL 5. This is more affordable and I have used it in the past with good success. I have a few friends that love it as well, but with any tipi type shelter, condensation can be an issue.
Good luck with your decision!

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from cbeck36 wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

Aron
I REALLY would like to get one of those tents, but wow, they are expensive. What are some more affordable tents in that genre that you could suggest.

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from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

High Mountain beat me to the punch, but I agree with what he has said. I would add a few things. Make sure that you find a boot that fits the "volume" of your foot and make sure and talk to someone that knows what they are doing when you purchase them. I recently have had in depth discussions with Lathrop and Sons and found out a lot about my feet and some of the issues I have been having. I have pretty jacked up feet and have a really hard time finding boots that don't rub my heel raw and give me the support that I need. In my case, I have and extremely long arch, narrow heel and wide forefoot. This is somewhat uncommon and most boots don't work well for me. The guys at lathrop were able do explain why and help me get a boot that actually works well for me out of the box. So keep that in mind when purchasing. Most places you buy boots are not going to understand the abuse a backcountry hunter puts their footwear through, so trying to explain this can be a real problem. I would also look at getting a custom insole after purchasing the boots, All boot companies have crap insoles and will need to be replaced quickly. Good luck on your decision...Keep is posted?

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from High Mountain Archer wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

The fit of the boot is going to be the most important, but durability is as important as well. I would look for boots with these common factors when deciding. 1) find a boot with a stiff shank.This is important when doing long miles and heavy hauling 2)Look for boots with a full upper rand, or at least a rand that wraps the toe and heel.3) I prefer a boot with Event or Goretex for a waterproof barrier, but it usually won't last more then a year or two, so make sure and treat your boots with something like Nikwax. 4) I also prefer a boot that is a little lower cut then most, 6-8 inches is about as high as I go, but I have strong ankles and those who don't may prefer a higher cut for support. I will list a few companies to look for when buying a boot.----- Hanwag, Kayland, Asolo, Lowa, Kenetrek, Scarpa, Mendel. All of these companies make great footwear for the backcountry hunter, but you will need to try each of them on to find out what is best for you.

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from bernhunt wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

What kind of boots boots do you wear during your extensive back country hunts?

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from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

I measure out for a XL and if I put the 185, 250 and Guide vest on under the Guide jacket, I still have plenty of room and do';t feel bunched up. If you are on the upper end of a large you may want to size up to a XL, but if you are a true large?!?!, then you will be fine i would think.

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from PhillyB wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

Aron- with the jacket sizing, is there room enough to account for layering? My measurements put me in a large. I would like the jacket to have a slim fit; however, I want to leave room underneath for layering. Any thoughts?

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from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

Yea man, I got it. Sorry I did not get back with you, but life has been crazy.

A guy PM'd me about 30 seconds after I posted that up and I gave it to him. I will shoot you an email when I have another extra bag.

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from bighouse31 wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

Thanks Aron did you get my email on the sleeping bag?

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from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

bighouse31

That is something you definitely need to take into consideration! I have made it a common practice to use the "pre-filter" even if the water is debris free. I may not use the screen portion of the pre filter, but I use the part that covers the mouth of the water bottle. That way when I unscrew the pre filter the water has never touched the actual mouth of the bottle.
If you don't use the pre filter, you need to make sure and rinse the mouth of the water bottle off with the water you just purified.
Hope that makes sense, but feel free to ask more questions if needed.

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from bighouse31 wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

Aron,

Do you have to worry when using the steri pen dunking the water bottle in the water and contaminating the mouth of the bottle?

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from Tony Bynum wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

Aron, thanks for taking the time to review KUIU. Do you have a format for that review that's scrollable, or at least in article form that's not confused by so much advertising? Thanks,
Tony

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from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

HAHA, funny! I need to start running I guess.

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from Bushwackers wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

WOW ! You weigh 2010 lbs ?

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from Bushwackers wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

WOW ! You weigh 2010 lbs ?

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from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

HAHA, funny! I need to start running I guess.

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from Tony Bynum wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

Aron, thanks for taking the time to review KUIU. Do you have a format for that review that's scrollable, or at least in article form that's not confused by so much advertising? Thanks,
Tony

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from bighouse31 wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

Aron,

Do you have to worry when using the steri pen dunking the water bottle in the water and contaminating the mouth of the bottle?

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from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

bighouse31

That is something you definitely need to take into consideration! I have made it a common practice to use the "pre-filter" even if the water is debris free. I may not use the screen portion of the pre filter, but I use the part that covers the mouth of the water bottle. That way when I unscrew the pre filter the water has never touched the actual mouth of the bottle.
If you don't use the pre filter, you need to make sure and rinse the mouth of the water bottle off with the water you just purified.
Hope that makes sense, but feel free to ask more questions if needed.

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from bighouse31 wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

Thanks Aron did you get my email on the sleeping bag?

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from PhillyB wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

Aron- with the jacket sizing, is there room enough to account for layering? My measurements put me in a large. I would like the jacket to have a slim fit; however, I want to leave room underneath for layering. Any thoughts?

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from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

I measure out for a XL and if I put the 185, 250 and Guide vest on under the Guide jacket, I still have plenty of room and do';t feel bunched up. If you are on the upper end of a large you may want to size up to a XL, but if you are a true large?!?!, then you will be fine i would think.

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from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

Yea man, I got it. Sorry I did not get back with you, but life has been crazy.

A guy PM'd me about 30 seconds after I posted that up and I gave it to him. I will shoot you an email when I have another extra bag.

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from bernhunt wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

What kind of boots boots do you wear during your extensive back country hunts?

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from High Mountain Archer wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

The fit of the boot is going to be the most important, but durability is as important as well. I would look for boots with these common factors when deciding. 1) find a boot with a stiff shank.This is important when doing long miles and heavy hauling 2)Look for boots with a full upper rand, or at least a rand that wraps the toe and heel.3) I prefer a boot with Event or Goretex for a waterproof barrier, but it usually won't last more then a year or two, so make sure and treat your boots with something like Nikwax. 4) I also prefer a boot that is a little lower cut then most, 6-8 inches is about as high as I go, but I have strong ankles and those who don't may prefer a higher cut for support. I will list a few companies to look for when buying a boot.----- Hanwag, Kayland, Asolo, Lowa, Kenetrek, Scarpa, Mendel. All of these companies make great footwear for the backcountry hunter, but you will need to try each of them on to find out what is best for you.

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from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

High Mountain beat me to the punch, but I agree with what he has said. I would add a few things. Make sure that you find a boot that fits the "volume" of your foot and make sure and talk to someone that knows what they are doing when you purchase them. I recently have had in depth discussions with Lathrop and Sons and found out a lot about my feet and some of the issues I have been having. I have pretty jacked up feet and have a really hard time finding boots that don't rub my heel raw and give me the support that I need. In my case, I have and extremely long arch, narrow heel and wide forefoot. This is somewhat uncommon and most boots don't work well for me. The guys at lathrop were able do explain why and help me get a boot that actually works well for me out of the box. So keep that in mind when purchasing. Most places you buy boots are not going to understand the abuse a backcountry hunter puts their footwear through, so trying to explain this can be a real problem. I would also look at getting a custom insole after purchasing the boots, All boot companies have crap insoles and will need to be replaced quickly. Good luck on your decision...Keep is posted?

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from cbeck36 wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

Aron
I REALLY would like to get one of those tents, but wow, they are expensive. What are some more affordable tents in that genre that you could suggest.

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from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

You have a few options lower costing tipi options, but I would look at the Go Lite Shagra La SL 5. This is more affordable and I have used it in the past with good success. I have a few friends that love it as well, but with any tipi type shelter, condensation can be an issue.
Good luck with your decision!

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