Although July is more typically associated with barbecues and fireworks than fishing, here in Alaska we're just a few weeks away from hunting seasons. It’s time to start getting gear ready to go to the high country. I’ve been fortunate enough to have hunted Dall sheep for about 10 years now, and if anything, it has been a learning experience. Sheep hunting, as well as other hunts above treeline, is an activity in which your safety, comfort, and success will be greatly influenced by the correct gear. Some obvious items —good boots, tent, pack, and rifle or bow—will vary greatly depending on taste and hunting area, but here are 10 other items that I never go without.