Gear List for Alaska Hunts
Alaska weather is always changing so be sure to layer clothes. Listed below are suggestions of gear that will help to make for a more comfortable hunt.
- 1 pair rain gear, lightweight Gore-Tex is suitable but stretchable pvc type rain gear, such as
- Helly Hansen Impertech is highly recommended
- 2 pair of fleece, or synthetic pants-avoid heavyweight style
- 1 synthetic jacket- shell
- 1 mid-weight fleece jacket or pullover
- 2 thermal shirts, Duofold, Thermax are very good-mid-weight, or lighter
- 1-2 thermal bottoms, (Duofold midweight has two layers of material, 1 layer wool, and 1 of 100% thermax)
- 1 extra fleece shirt or pullover if weight allows, you should be prepared for temps in the mid 60’s to mid 20’s.
- 5-7 top quality hiking socks
- 1 daypack – 2500 cubic inches from brands such as mystery ranch or stone glacier
- 1 Sleeping bag: Synthetic bags rated between 0º to 20º degrees are fine.
- 1 Therma-rest self inflating pads are great.
- 1 warm hat.
- Gloves- any waterproof glove is good, although neoprene tends to sweat
- Boots-recommended brands include Crispi, Kenetrek or Zamberland
- 1 pair camp shoes
- 1 pair of gaiters recommend Kenetrek, outdoor research, KUIU or Sitka
- Small knives, suitable for caping animals are preferred.
- 2 Nalgene type water bottles, at least 32 ounces each
- Flashlight-small LED headlamp, or similar. Headlamps are recommended
- First aid-prescriptions, ibuprofen, gel blister pads
- Binoculars-8×40 minimum, but 10×42 are best
- Spotting scope is optional as all guides carry one
- Laser rangefinder is optional, as guides pack one.
- 20 rounds of Ammo should be sufficient, but 30 is not too much
Spring bear hunts depending on hunt time frame may require specialized gear I will contact you with a more extensive list if applicable.