Backpack Hunting in Arizona — Josh Kirchner’s Gear List
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Backpack Hunting in Arizona — Josh Kirchner’s Gear List

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Josh Kirchner from Dialed-In Hunter shares the gear he packs for backpack-style hunting in his home state of Arizona. Josh uses the 3500 Pack System and has a base weight of 27lbs.

Josh’s Gear List

  • Pack: Exo Mountain Gear 3500
  • ShelterNemo Hornet 2P
  • Sleeping BagEnlightened Equipment Revelation, 20-degree
  • Sleeping Pad: Thermarest Neo Air Xlite
  • Cooking Kit:
  • Water Filtration & Storage: Katadyn Hiker Pro Filter, Platypus Big Zip 3L Bladder
  • Optics:
  • Electronics:
  • Clothing:
    • First Lite Clothing…
    • Lightweight base layer: Llano Crew
    • Medium base layer: Chama Hoodie
    • Insulation layer: Uncompaghre Puffy
    • Rain gear: Vapor Stormlight and Boundary Stormtight Pants
    • Socks: Mountain Athlete Compression
    • Gloves: Talus Fingerless
    • Boxers: Red Deserts
    • Boots: Salomon Quest 4D 2
  • Hunting/Kill Kit:
    • Spare Release: TruFire Hurricane
    • Pine Ridge Archery Bow Tools
    • Kill Kit: Benchmade Hidden Canyon Hunter, TAG Bags(2), Flagging tape, paracord, rubber gloves
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow
    • Black Diamond Carbon FLZ Trekking Poles
    • 1P Ultralight Adventure Medical Kit
  • Food:
    • Breakfast; Belvita breakfast biscuit with Justin’s Almond Butter
    • Snack: Larabar and bag of trail mix
    • Lunch: Bagel with peanut butter and honey, protein bar
    • Snack: 2 Honey Stinger waffles and some type of bar
    • Dinner: Dehydrated Bear Chili, Heather’s Choice, or some type of Mountain House