You have the right idea, we tend to pack way too much. My sin is rifles. Last hunt I used three rifles to kill three animals.
Keep it simple, good binos, comfortable boots (quiet ones will keep down the dirty looks from the PH), rifle ,ammo, a couple of changes of clothes............ but why is my packing list three pages long? Must be my wife's stuff.....and no way will she wear a "Jane" outfit.
Packing, excuse me
For many of us here, and you know who you are, we stood down 1/2 of SE Asia with one change of clothes, the ones you were presently wearing, some of the worst boots in the world and a bolt action .308 or a somewhat temperamental 5.56.
Since when did this crowd develop concerns about good grooming?
Some great suggestions already made. I can only repaet most of them.
Make sure your boots are QUIET and don't go 'crunch, crunch' on dirt.
Only use pure wool socks.
Some pre-cut patches to wipe down your rifle, small container of oil, an old shaving brush to flick off the dust and a bore snake pull through is all you need for cleaning.
Short brimmed hat
One good thick jacket for before sunrise and after sunset which is rain resistant.
I wear long sleeves and long trousers as protection.
No need for a laser range finder.
Binos that are LIGHT to go on your harness. 8x is all you need.
Take nothing you can't leave behind.
Dust and moisture resistant/proof pocket camera with memory card and video function.
Flash drive for the PH's photos. I also scan all my documents and contact numbers and keep them on the flash drive.
An open mind.
Some reading material...while you are waiting at the airport. Patience...and then some more patience. The best 10X binoculars you can afford! A journal. Medications...especially stomach problems. Sunscreen. A ammo belt or holder that fits on your belt.
When I read the above post I thought to myself "Just topital". Couldn't agree more, PHOENIX PHIL
Originally Posted by PHOENIX PHIL