I had planned, saved, strategized, and researched for years for this hunt, and several key factors enabled me to pull it off. One of the most important was the gear I used. Alaska is incredible—but it can also be deadly. Good gear will help you weather the weather, be it snow, rain, wind, or shine. It’ll help you sleep at night, keep you oriented, and make meat at the moment of truth. It’ll keep your feet in good hiking shape and your clothes and equipment dry. Here is a list of the gear I used. All of it was good, and some was awesome.