“What’s in your pack w/ Steve Speck” an Exo Mountain Gear video series
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“What’s in your pack w/ Steve Speck” an Exo Mountain Gear video series

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Take a look at our latest project, a video series that will cover multiple hunters and what they pack with them on thier western backcountry hunting adventures.  The first episode Exo Mountain Gear co-Founder Steve Speck covers what he packs with him on an early season Mule Deer hunt.  The entire gear list is published below.



Main Gear:

Pack: Exo Mountain Gear 3500    

Tent:Jimmy’s Tarp for early Season  / Hilleberg Enan for late season

Sleeping pad: Therma Rest Neo Air

Sleeping Bag: Enlightened Equipment 20 Degree Quilt   

Stove: Jetboil SOL Ti

Fuel Canister

Utensil: Jetboil Fork

Water Filter: Saywer Squeeze and Platypus 2l

Headlamp: Black Diamond Spot

Camera: Sony RX100 III

Extra Sony Batteries

Extra SD Card

Clothes in pack:

Socks: First Lite Cold Weather (1) extra pair

Mid Layer: First Lite Chama Hoody

Insualtion layer:  First Lite Uncompahgre Puffy 

Gloves: First Lite Merino Wool                                                         

First Aid / Personal:

Baby Wipes


Spare Iodine tablets


waterproof matches

Fire Tender; Vaseline Cotton balls

Tylenol PM



Gorilla Tape


(4) AAA Spare batteries     

Kill Kit:

Game Bags: Tag bags

Knife: Outdoor Edge Razor Blaze

Parachute Cord: 25’ Ultralight Dyneema Cord


Spotting Scope: Varies (Nikon ED50 / Swaro ATX 65)

Bino Tripod adapter: Field Optics Research

Tripod: Promaster XC525c and Vanguard PH-111v 

Extra QR Plate


1.5lbs per day on the high end.  Roughly 3-3500 calories per day

Consists of: Cliff Builders Bars, Costco Trail Mix, Mountain House meals, Belvita Crackers, Almond butter packets, Misc Granola Bars, GU Energy Chomps and Starbucks VIA packets!!!

Gear that is always on me:

Shoes: Salomon XA Pro 3d

Sock: First Lite Compression

Shirt: First Lite Llano QZ

Boxers: First Lite Red Desert

Pants: Prana Stretch Zion

Binoculars: Swarovksi 10×42 SLC

Rangefinder: Leupold RX1000

Wind Checker


Suunto Watch