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Getting closer to being able to solo camp!

Postby xpauliber » Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:52 am

Just picked up a Yukon Outfitters pack today off of CamoFire which is another piece of gear that I've needed to get everything I need to be able to do solo camping trips.

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This winter I'm going to research what the best solo tents are and I'm hoping to be able to do some 1-3 day solo camping trips this spring. I love the feeling of independence and just being care-free when I hike back into the mountain but it sucks knowing I have to hike back out. I'm really looking forward to being able to pack a couple days worth of food & water and just spend some time away out in nature. I'll have a fishing rod in the event there's some fish-able water nearby.

I enjoy camping with my family but there's just something about being out in nature by yourself...making all the decisions for yourself and just becoming a part of nature. I feel like a part of nature when I'm in my archery stand for sure but living out in nature, even if it's only for a short time, is definitely cleansing for the soul for me. My wife thinks I'm crazy of course. :lol:

Anyone else do these types of trips?


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Re: Getting closer to being able to solo camp!

Postby MOBIGBUCKS » Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:44 am

Yup, I'm gearing up for hunting out west one of these years. I"m buying a Kifaru Duplex T1 for my pack.

I like the solitude nature of hunting by myself as well.
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Postby BigCedarJack » Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:40 pm

Nice! I thought about pulling the trigger! Let us know what you think when it arrives?

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Re: Getting closer to being able to solo camp!

Postby Jackson Marsh » Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:17 pm

Nice looking rig XP!

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Postby remmag » Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:47 pm

That's awesome! I've often considered this myself. Camping out for a couple days during extensive scouting trips. People think your crazy for camping during the winter in the middle of the woods...I guess I can see it. :lol:

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Postby Stanley » Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:46 am

Looks like a super nice set up.
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Re: Getting closer to being able to solo camp!

Postby Jimo@work » Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:48 am

Looks nice. I like the slim design.. Post a review when you get it broken in!

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Re: Getting closer to being able to solo camp!

Postby xpauliber » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:50 am

I really like the built in rifle holder. I'll be looking to add a lightweight tent to my setup and I'm thinking about going with a 2-person tent just to have some extra room to stow my gear in.

I'm open to suggestions if anyone has any experience with any.
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Re: Getting closer to being able to solo camp!

Postby bowhunter15 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:23 pm

I'm posting this from my shelter at 9000 feet in a Colorado wilderness area (strange I get 3g out here). Anyway when I get back I'll upload a complete gear list review that you might find useful. My shelter is a 2 person, I fit all my gear inside which is really ideal after doing a similar trip with a solo tent last year.

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Re: Getting closer to being able to solo camp!

Postby xpauliber » Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:55 pm

bowhunter15 wrote:I'm posting this from my shelter at 9000 feet in a Colorado wilderness area (strange I get 3g out here). Anyway when I get back I'll upload a complete gear list review that you might find useful. My shelter is a 2 person, I fit all my gear inside which is really ideal after doing a similar trip with a solo tent last year.

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Looking forward to your list! Thanks!

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Re: Getting closer to being able to solo camp!

Postby bowhunter15 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:43 am

xpauliber wrote:
bowhunter15 wrote:I'm posting this from my shelter at 9000 feet in a Colorado wilderness area (strange I get 3g out here). Anyway when I get back I'll upload a complete gear list review that you might find useful. My shelter is a 2 person, I fit all my gear inside which is really ideal after doing a similar trip with a solo tent last year.

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Looking forward to your list! Thanks!

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Here's the link to the video:

http://thehuntingbeast.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=32274
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Re: Getting closer to being able to solo camp!

Postby Zona » Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:04 pm

XP
Checkout Black Diamond Equipment. I did a good bit of research looking for a tent and purchased a 3 man from them. Very high quality and extremely light.
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Re: Getting closer to being able to solo camp!

Postby IkemanTx » Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:19 pm

As far as tents, I am looking into doing a hammock tent. They are very comfortable, light, and pack down well.

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Re: Getting closer to being able to solo camp!

Postby xpauliber » Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:21 am

Zona wrote:XP
Checkout Black Diamond Equipment. I did a good bit of research looking for a tent and purchased a 3 man from them. Very high quality and extremely light.


Thanks for the suggestion Zona. I ended up getting a Big Agnes Ripple Creek tent from CamoFire for a pretty good discount. I ended up doing a couple solo trips last spring. I did a big write-up on my first trip that you can check out here if you'd like: http://www.thehuntingbeast.com/viewtopic.php?f=191&t=18296&start=15

Also, here are some cool sites that I've found for deals on lightweight gear. Feel free to add to this list!

http://www.kuiu.com/
https://www.massdrop.com/
https://www.camofire.com/
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Re: Getting closer to being able to solo camp!

Postby kripp53 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:16 am

wow, somehow I missed this. What a great trip, I read through your journal and it sounded awesome. I have backpacked a number of different trips anywhere from the Appalachian Trail to Yosemite. Just like hunting gear, always buy quality it will last forever. I have found backpacking to be quite different than hunting in terms of scary situations. Most of my hunts are at the max 2-3 miles from the road. However when I go backpacking for a week I could end up 50 miles from a road. It's a little different if you get into trouble out that far, but that's what makes it fun. My next goal is to do a solo multi-day backpack/hunting trip. Not sure when I will find the time for that but good luck with your future trips, it can get addicting!

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