Trip to Flagstaff


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litman252
October 5, 2010, 12:39 AM
I'm going on a hunting trip later this week in the Flagstaff area. The guys I'm going with will have all the supplies for base camp (camper). The nice part is I am not actually hunting, just tagging along on a youth hunt to spend some time w/ my Dad and get away with out any stress! It's been 10 years since I hunted out of state and I'm looking forwards to it.

My questions are:
Never flown to a hunt before, any good ideas on packing bags?

What are the things I'm most likely to forget??

I'm taking my own knives, GPS, compass and the other basic day pack stuff. One thing I might add is a fire starter kit, any thoughts?

Let me know what else you guys recomend in general......

Thanks,
Tony

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Art Eatman
October 5, 2010, 11:40 AM
It's high country in the fall of the year. Temperatures can vary from nice and mild "bluebird weather" to "Sheesh! It's way too cold!" and so doing some weather-checking is important.

I'd pack for layered clothing, to allow for comfort no matter what comes up. Take a couple of pairs of extra socks so that you can change often and keep your feet dry. If your feet are happy, you're happy.

If it doesn't snow, leather boots are fine. But if you already have some boots which are waterproof, I'd take those--or even wear them on the trip to save packing. :) (Don't try to break in new boots on a hunting trip.)

Since you aren't hunting, you already listed plenty of gear. Generally in a larger group, there's far more "stuff" than is needed.

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