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New gear for 2018- what are you buying?

Discussion in 'Out of state hunts' started by steelyspeed, Feb 11, 2018 at 10:29 AM.

  1. steelyspeed

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    Same here my wife asked me last night how much I have spent on First Lite gear in the past two years... I wouldn’t tell her lol

    I am looking at their soft shell bibs and sawtooth jacket...
     
  2. Just remember new First Lite stuff comes out in 2 weeks. The new puffy jacket looks great.
     

  3. The Doob

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    For the budget conscious, go to Rokslide.com and check out their want ads/for sale section. I bought a number of slightly used items there (Kennetrek boots, Sitka Puffy, Sitka Pants) that cost much less than new.
     
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    You talking about the North Branch bibs? I've got some new with tags to sell in ASAT. Size is small but they run very big. I'm normally a 30/30 and they are 2-3 inches loose on me and about 4 inches long. They fit bigger than some of my medium sized sitka and kuiu stuff.

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  5. OAKSnPINE

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    Second this. Rokslide classifieds are great. Especially for tents, bags, binos and accessories. Used clothes are hit or miss pending how serious you are about scent control. I got some great like new kuiu rain gear off there last year.

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  6. DecoySlayer

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    Some new amplified ear plugs and MAYBE a new pair of boots. There is also the possibility of a beagle.
     
  7. steelyspeed

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    Yes, I am about 6 inches wider than you but thanks for posting.
     
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  8. OAKSnPINE

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    Other than sizing they seem pretty sweet. The trap door zip opening is a nice option as are the built in liner gators.

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    Once I can settle on whatever it is i am going to hunt this fall I will deciding what new gear I need. FM
     
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    There is a first lite buy sell and trade page on face book. If you shop around you can get some deals Or trade stuff that don' work for you. I get alot of my clothing there
     
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    Camo fire is a great place for gear. Lots of discounts on gear
     
  12. HTC

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    I going to replace my old Garmin Etrex GPS. It is an early edition and is pretty basic. While it still works the unit is frustrating as it constantly loses signal in heavy cover and you have to be moving for it to work due to no active compass. If someone can recommend a current/modern one I open to suggestions. Are the models you can put topo maps on all that? I do not believe I need one of the InReach models that you have buy a monthly subscription for. Once I get a new one I have to figure out how to move all my waypoints over.
     
  13. steelyspeed

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    I use an inReach to keep in touch with home, and then onX maps on my phone. You save the maps on your phone and in my opinion it works better an more user friendly than most gps units
     
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    I love my Garmin. I have a Garmin Oregon (can't remember the model # but can get it if you'd like). It shows great way points and very easy to overlay other maps onto the screen. I have never had an issue with loosing signal. However I have only had it in Nebraska and Michigan.
     
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    Thanks. My BIL has that on his phone but you do need cell signal for it to work right? Where I hunt in SW Colorado there is none, notta....zero. Same for northern Ontario. Now InReach would be nice in those locations to be able to communicate but on the flip side I have trained my wife and boss to not expect to hear from me....not sure I am ready to give that up;)
     
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