Safari/Hunt Clothing Recommendations

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  1. Art Lambart II

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    Fire Hose work pants from Duluth Trading Co. are the best pants on earth for the outdoors man. Mine have been on safari twice, logged over 200K in the bushveld and sustained no damage. I can confidently say fire hose pants are tougher than the bushveld and if somehow you do damage them Duluth Trading will replace them for free.
     
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    Fire hose shorts too. They also have great t-shirts and button down work shirts in drab colors to take care of you there too.
     

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    Our outfitter gave us one Jonsson short sleeve shirt with the logo.
    Nice shirt, except it's short sleeved and I'm not much for short sleeve collared shirts.
    My wife wears it, just not on safari.
     

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    Outfitters give out a lot of cotton clothing. Don't forget to wash it in cold water. I got a boonie hat and washed it in warm water. It my have shrunk or my head got a lot bigger after the first safari and I became an "expert":rolleyes: on African hunting. :D
     
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    I wasn't going to run out and buy clothes for a hunt I realistically will only do every so many years. I used my existing gear. I have 5.11 tactical pants which are quite, super durable and very comfortable/flexible. Either a green or camo t shirt. Then for the colder days I had my kuiu gear with me. Again the same stuff I use when hunting at home. I wasn't too concerned about winning any hunter modeling prizes.
     
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    My first trip I took what I had and normally wore here hunting. However some of the pants I took made noise going thru the brush. I went on ebay and started buying used Cabelas Trail Hiker cotton 7 pocket pants $10-15 a pair. Best pants I have found for me. I wear them daily now for work and around the house. Columbia Long sleeve shirts in green or brown for shirts.
    Keep it simple and in drab colors.
     

  7. CBH Australia

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    I’m going to wear lightweight green cargo pants courtesy of work.

    I have some bone/tan half button work shirts that I buy for everyday use and retire them to bush wear yard work wear after.

    I will wear a cheap hat on the plane and hope my PH gives me one with his cool logo on it.

    I was told to travel light on my first adventure as they will wash daily. I can just fit the above clothes and underwear in my carry on . I know as I’m packed and waiting. A little excited

    I will wear a light jacket or vest and casual clothes in transit.

    But I did splurge on Courteney boots that I will wear on the plane. Aussie agent Malcolm Nott advised the Patrols are on their way. http://www.courteneyboot.com.au/

    I might post a few small items ahead for convenience stuff of little value that I would leave like sandals, bathers or anything that won’t fit in carrying on.
     

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    @blacks i like your style. I’m hoping to take some of the great Aussie across to share in camp. After I have beers and Biltong with my PH
     
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    I got back from this year's trip yesterday morning mate. Rest assured we got through plenty of the Queensland Diesel ;)

    You're on the right track with the Khaki workshirts. I live in the half-button front workshirts and they go fine in Africa.

    Cheers
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    (I can't resist...)

    Aside from maybe some gaiters this gent has it down. Dark hat, perfect shirt to blend into any airport bar or the bush, tough as nails overalls properly cut for ventilation, and quiet comfortable shoes.
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