Trail Kreitzer's 2022 Backcountry Archery Elk Gear List

In this video above and in the table below, I go over the gear I'll be taking this fall on several backcountry elk hunts. If you have any questions about the gear I'm using, be sure to drop them below.

My gear list breakdown for a backpack style elk hunt

Clothes Packed In Backpack (Extra layers)

Rain JacketSitka Dew Point Jacket
Rain PantSitka Dew Point Pant
Insulation TopStone Glacier Grumman Goose Down Jacket
BaselayerStone Glacier Chinook Merino Crew SS
MidlayerSitka Heavyweight Hoody
BeanieGOHUNT Beanie
Hat (Sun)Sitka Sun Hat
GlovesOutdoor Research Men’s Backstop Sensor Gloves

Clothes Worn (Items I always wear each day)

Top (Wicking)Sitka Core Lightweight Hoody
Bottoms (Outer)Fjallraven Keb Agile Trousers
BeltArgali Kodiak Belt
Hat (Hiking)GOHUNT Open Range Hat
UnderwearOutdoor Research Men's Echo Boxer Briefs
Socks (Hiking)Darn Tough Merino Hunter Boot Full Cushion 2012 Socks


BootsScarpa Mescalito Trek GTX


BackpackStone Glacier Terminus 7000
PocketStone Glacier Accessory Pocket


Spotting ScopeSwarovski ATS HD 20-60x65
BinocularsLeica Noctivid 10x42
HarnessStone Glacier Skyline Binocular Harness
RangefinderLeica 2400 Rangemaster Pro
Rangefinder CaseOutdoor Vision Sightline Rangefinder Pouch
TetherMarsupial Gear Rangefinder Tether
Bino AdapterLeica Stabilite Bino Adapter
TripodGitzo Traveler GT1545TUS Tripod
Tripod HeadGitzo GHF2W Head
Digiscope SetupTines Up Phone Cam Universal Adapter

Sleep System

Sleeping BagWestern Mountaineering Versalite 10 Degree Sleeping Bag
Sleeping PadTherm-A-Rest NeoAir Xlite
BivyHilleberg Bivanorak
Tarp/TentSeek Outside Eolus Ultralight
PillowSea to Summit Aeros Ultralight Pillow
StakesMSR Needle Stakes (8)


PhoneApple Iphone 12
Trekking PolesBlack Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles
Glassing PadTherm-A-Rest Z seat
SawOutdoor Edge Griz Saw
KnifeGoat Knives Ibex Mini Replaceable Blade Knife
BladesTyto #22 Replacement Blades (6)
Game BagsCaribou Gear “The Carnivore III” High Country Game Bag Set (bags only)
FireBic lighter (1)
FireUST waterproof matches (15)
FireUST Wet Fire Cubes (10)
HeadlampBlack Diamond Spot 350
HeadlampPetzl Bindi Headlamp
Batteries3 AAA lithium batteries
Battery PackOnn 20,000 mAH battery pack
PowerGoal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel
Power CableGoal Zero USB to Lightning Connector Cable
Elk CallPhelps E-Z-Estrus Acrylic Cow Elk Call
Elk CallPhelps E-Z-Estrus Cow Elk Call
Elk CallPhelps Maverick Signature AMP Diaphragm Elk Call (2)
Elk CallPhelps AMP Black Diaphragm (2)
Elk CallPhelps Metal Bugle Tube
Medical KitAdventure Medical Kit

Food (Roughly Per Day)

MealPeak Refuel/Mtn House/Pinnacle Foods (1)
BreakfastMtn Ops Protein Bar
LunchSalami Slices (8) Cheese (2) Bagel (1)
SnacksJerky, Almonds, Snickers Bar, Energy Chews, Fritos,
That's It Fruit Bar, F bomb NutButter Packet, Honey Stinger Waffle
Drink MixFolgers instant Coffee Packet, Mtn Ops Trail Pack Ignite

Weapon (bow)

BowMathews V3X 33
Front StabilizerAAE Mountain Series 15" and 10"
Stabilizer WeightsBee Stinger 3oz front 10oz back
BracketShrewd Atlas Sidebar Bracket
Bow SightAxcel Landslyde Carbon Pro 5 Pin (.019 pins)
Arrow RestTrophy Taker Smackdown Pro
Peep5/32" Fletcher peep
StringsA3 Archery Bloodline Fiber
ArrowsGold Tip Kinetic Pierce Platinum 300 Spine
InsertsEaston Titanium 55 grain half out
VanesBohning Heat (4 fletch)
NocksGold Tip .166 GTO Nock
Nock CollarGold Tip Pierce Nock Collar
BroadheadSevr 1.5" Titanium & Slick Trick Viper Trick 100 grain
ReleaseUltraview Archery UV Button
QuiverTightspot 5 arrow quiver
Quiver AdapterTotal Peep Hip Quiver Attachment

Cook Kit

StoveSoto Wimdmaster with Micro Regulator & 4 Flex
PotSeek Outside Titanium Bail Handle Mug
SporkMSR Folding Spork
Fuel4oz Isobutane Canister


Water PurificationAquamira Water Treatment Drops
Water PurificationAquatabs 30 pack
BottleGOHUNT Nalgene Bottle
BottlePlatypus SoftBottle Water Bottle

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