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Your 2020 Gear Dump

Bigterp

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Baltimore, Maryland
Cruzr xc
EWO one stick with artisan and scout for platform and 3 ameristep ros to supplement
35’ Oplux and safeguard
Mathews vertix and cutthroat, kudu point and qad exodus broadheads (gonna do some live tissue testing)
300 spine gt velocity with ethics in/outserts
Iq pro hunter sight
Those broad heads eat!!! Had great results with them
 

lhold450

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Jan 23, 2019
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158
Location
Jasper, AL
-Phantom and Mantis Saddle
-Kiwi spurs paired with a predator platform or squirrel steps
-Wild edge stepps with knaider/swaider and perch
-40' oplux and safeguard
-Gearhead B24 with 560gr TAW arrows. Cutthroat broadheads
-Mystery Ranch pop-up 18
-Lowa Caminos (The piece of gear I am most impressed with so far)
 
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wannabehunter

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Oct 28, 2019
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-H2 with Triad
-DIY Lone Wolf seat platform
-Hawk Heliums with ropes
-DIY Tethrd HYS Strap clone
-Bowtech Pro38 with Beman ICS Bowhunter tipped with QAD Exodus 125gr (total about 425 gr)
-Mystery Ranch Sawtooth (currently working on a DIY Kifaru Stryker clone with mods to fit the MR Guidelight MT frame)
-Hawk Gear hoist
-Pruning Saw
-DIY first aid kit
-Cold Steel MINI Pendleton Hunter
-Whatever book I'm currently reading

That covers everything that will go with me all the time.
 

Jmarzey

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Sep 18, 2019
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Location
Georgia
Saddle stuff
-Aero Kite
- 4 wild edge stepps, which Im still learning with and can’t really decide if i like them. The packability is unmatched and that’s what drew me to them. I have them in an old fanny pack that goes in my back pack. The issue isn’t really with the knot, it’s with getting used to climbing them.
- Solo old school summit buck step for single stickin. Tons of foot room and Easy to loosen and move up the tree.
- Old ENO strap to hang stuff off the tree
- predator platform
- field and stream, smallest day pack i could find. Hate big packs.

-Matthews VXR 31.5
- Black eagle rampages. 500 grains TAW
- The OG Muzzy 3 blades that i found in dads arrow box from the 90’s. Pulled them out of the package and they shaved hair off my arm. Like shooting a time capsule


And to be honest what i am most looking forward to is my boots for the year. I finally forked up the cash for a pair of Danner Filson x Grouse. I have a pair of Acadias that my Agency bought and they are my favorite boots I’ve ever had. The Grouse’s are the exact same model but are their hunting boot.

6 days out, Can’t wait


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Westdesign03

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Nov 3, 2019
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Location
Ohio


Not all of this will be carried at once, but it’s all the options I have to choose from at the moment (of course this is always subject to change without notice). Without getting into the weeds too much hopefully, I have in random order:
-extra ties and climbing biner
-3 electric hand warmers
-several head lamps and flashlights (redundancies)
-GPS with pouch
-small pouch for milkweed
-hunting license and tag
-rappelling rope, climbing biner with kong quick link triangle, retrieval paracord and biner
-wicked tree pruners and baco Laplander saw
-grappling hook/claw on paracord
-3 gear hooks on webbing strap
-tether with climbing biner
-linesman’s belt with 2 biners
-two buckle straps for platform (one is an extra just in case)
-2 tree hopper steps with OCB strap
-metal bow hanger with strap
-mad rock safeguard
-kong hand ascender (just in case SRT is possible)
-Black Diamond single ATC (as back up to the safeguard)
-Vortex Diamondback HD 8x32 binos
-leupold RX1300i rangefinder
-bow strap
-Tethrd back band for the saddle
- (1st climbing choice) EWO Ultralight stick for one sticking with AmSteel one step aider
-(2nd climbing choice) WE set of 8 steps
-(3rd climbing choice) Hawk Helium short sticks
-foam pad for the knees
-H2 Saddle with Triad bridge
-Mossy Oak hunting day pack (can’t remember the actual name of it but love the pack)
-2x Scott wrist releases (in case one fails or is lost)
-OOAL Ridge Runner platform
-Tree Hopper Crotch Rocket platform (may not see a lot of use but it is still cool I think!)

Bow setup
-New Breed BX32 bow
-Trophy Ridge permanent mount quiver
-Trophy Ridge React H4 sight and HME sight cover
-QAD HDX drop away rest
-Trophy Ridge 6” stabilizer
-Gold Tip Velocity XT 400 arrows
-Rage Hypodermic mechanical broad heads
- “maybe” lumenock nocks


Like I said not carrying all of this at once but majority comes with me and believe it or not the whole pack usually only weighs about 8-9 pounds. It’s more if I take the WE steps or Heliums of course.

I’m very much considering trying one of the Trophyline Mission platforms but can’t decide if I want to spend the $ or not yet. Always subject to change here without notice :).


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Like I said, things are subject to change without notice. Sold my RR and ordered a TL mission platform today. So that will be a change from the stuff I had pictured. In case anyone cares :).


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katiesmom

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Aug 21, 2020
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Location
East Alabama
Cruzr xc with adjustable bridge, hawk helium minis, eberlestock x2, predator platform, hoist for bow and pack, knee pads, vortex 10 x 42 binos, garmin 64st, tether with schwabish and tender, LB with ropeman 1.

Mathews Avail with EZV sight, gold tip hunter xt 400 with inserts, lumenoks and iron will s200 broadheads. Total arrow weight 512 grains.
 

FLYIN_HAYN

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Apr 28, 2020
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183
Location
Kauai
Heres my "Stay in the van" set up:
Pack
Saddle
DIY Amsteel climbing Tethers
DIY Zingit gear hanger with hooks
Kill kit
Spare light
Milkweed
Saw
Grunt tube
Pull rope
Ring of steps
Camera/phone mount
Knee pads
All under 7.5 lbs!
Just add bow and arrows...and water.


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How you climbing?
 

Red Beard

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Mar 3, 2019
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Location
In my skin
Diy saddle
Diy climbing stirrups
Diy soft sac platform
36ft rappelling rope
Surplus vest with various hunt junk in it
Parker revolution and gt hunter 740gr
Traditions black velvet 50 muzzleloader
Mossberg 464 30-30
Mossberg 500 12ga
Yep. Bout as beast as you can get!
 

philsanchez76

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May 20, 2019
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Location
TN
Kestrel, 10 Bullman silent approach steps on DanO OCB straps, ROS on an OCB, Hickory Creek Mini Xbow. All packed into Eberlestock X2 pack.
 

boyne bowhunter

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Location
Michigan
DIY Saddle: "Rosie" (a "plus sized" version of @always89y's "Sally").
DIY Stick: A DIY machined Shikar with a cam cleat and EWO standoffs and steps.
Platform: Predator with a amsteel timber hitch attachment.
Climbing Tether: 8ft of Predator with threaded steel oval and a distel hitch and tender. Cassin X-draw screamer.
Lineman's: 7ft of predator with a Ropeman 1.
Rappel: Madrock Safeguard and 40 ft of Teufelberger Tachyon.
Pack: Cabelas Tactical Tater Turkey Vest
Camera Arm: DIY 3 section aluminum
Camera: Panasonic HC-V270
Bow: Elite E-32
Arrows: Easton FMJ 5mm 300spine with Ramcat Broadheads and Glory nocks (525gr total weight)
 

matt76cmich

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Sep 5, 2018
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Saddle: Flex, H2, or JX3

Climbing: XOP mini or full length, Wild Edge Steps

Platform: Mission or RR

Bow: Realm X, BE Carnivores, Magnus BH SER Razor

Pack: Badlands 2200 or the small tactical pack for my JX3

Early Season stuff: some Nomad stuff and, Lacrosse Aeroheads, and Lowa hiking boots

Mid to Late season: mix of First Lite and Sitka, Danner Pronghorn 400 gram, and debating on getting some Alpha Burly boots to replace my Arctic Pro Mucks (Mucks are too tight in the calves).


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d_rek

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Sep 25, 2014
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Location
SELP Michigan
Tethrd Phantom
Tethrd Predator
DIY Eastern Woods Outdoors Stick or One stick + scout platform (haven't decided which yet)
2019 Elite Ritual 35 with g5 deadmeats, rage trypan, and tooth of the arrow 100gr heads
Horn Hunter full curl lite
Pretty much all first lite clothing excepting socks and some rain gear
Lacrosse aeroheads in 3.5mm and 7mm, Keen Durand hikers for early season/dry hunts
 

BuckTown

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Dec 18, 2019
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Location
Central VA
-H2 package setup
-20” Helium’s with DanO cable aiders and Amsteel daisy chains
-Tethrd Predator
-Bear Kuma 30, Black Eagle Slayer 300s, 125 gr Magnus Stingers
-Cheapo Wally World pack and clothes that suit me just fine.
 

Torque_tune

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Popup 18
Thermacell, grunt tube, kill kit, headlamp, windicator hoodie or jacket. Climbright aluminums strapped to top.

Mantis saddle
Es pouch left side: lineman and tether. Extra carabiner
Es right side: hys strap, buckle to solo scout while climbing. 2 slotted squirrel steps

Solo scout carabinered to back of saddle


Mathews traverse 29 70
Black eagle spartan 300
125grain whitetail extremes
Zinger 4 fletch 3 degree
Nockturnal nocks (they pop off every time I get a passthrough)
 

Newhunter1

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Dec 20, 2018
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My pack is a pop up 28.

Tree climbing.
1 mini with a scout platform on the bottom. And a 3 step aider

One 17” shikar with a three step aider

One 15” EWO ultralight and a 2 step aider.

21 bolts and a tree hopper drill

75’ of predator rope. One 24’ pole to get rope up tree if not at preset.


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Newhunter1

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Saddle: kestrel flex. 2 kifaru pouches and one danish fleece pouch.

Left side is my backhand, bridge, lineman’s belt, and short tether. Underneath left kifaru is my doyles hoist. Right side is another kifaru with 42’ of oplux and a safeguard.


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Newhunter1

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Predator XL stand for me and the regular for my son.


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