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)

Item Model
Rain Jacket Sitka Dew Point Jacket
Rain Pant Sitka Dew Point Pant
Insulation Top Stone Glacier Grumman Goose Down Jacket
Baselayer Stone Glacier Chinook Merino Crew SS
Midlayer Sitka Heavyweight Hoody
Beanie GOHUNT Beanie
Hat (Sun) Sitka Sun Hat
Gloves Outdoor Research Men’s Backstop Sensor Gloves

Clothes Worn (Items I always wear each day)

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


Item Model
Boots Scarpa Mescalito Trek GTX


Item Model
Backpack Stone Glacier Terminus 7000
Pocket Stone Glacier Accessory Pocket


Item Model
Spotting Scope Swarovski ATS HD 20-60x65
Binoculars Leica Noctivid 10x42
Harness Stone Glacier Skyline Binocular Harness
Rangefinder Leica 2400 Rangemaster Pro
Rangefinder Case Outdoor Vision Sightline Rangefinder Pouch
Tether Marsupial Gear Rangefinder Tether
Bino Adapter Leica Stabilite Bino Adapter
Tripod Gitzo Traveler GT1545TUS Tripod
Tripod Head Gitzo GHF2W Head
Digiscope Setup Tines Up Phone Cam Universal Adapter

Sleep System

Item Model
Sleeping Bag Western Mountaineering Versalite 10 Degree Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Pad Therm-A-Rest NeoAir Xlite
Bivy Hilleberg Bivanorak
Tarp/Tent Seek Outside Eolus Ultralight
Pillow Sea to Summit Aeros Ultralight Pillow
Stakes MSR Needle Stakes (8)


Item Model
Phone Apple Iphone 12
Maps GOHUNT Maps
Trekking Poles Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles
Glassing Pad Therm-A-Rest Z seat
Saw Outdoor Edge Griz Saw
Knife Goat Knives Ibex Mini Replaceable Blade Knife
Blades Tyto #22 Replacement Blades (6)
Game Bags Caribou Gear “The Carnivore III” High Country Game Bag Set (bags only)
Fire Bic lighter (1)
Fire UST waterproof matches (15)
Fire UST Wet Fire Cubes (10)
Headlamp Black Diamond Spot 350
Headlamp Petzl Bindi Headlamp
Batteries 3 AAA lithium batteries
Battery Pack Onn 20,000 mAH battery pack
Power Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel
Power Cable Goal Zero USB to Lightning Connector Cable
Elk Call Phelps E-Z-Estrus Acrylic Cow Elk Call
Elk Call Phelps E-Z-Estrus Cow Elk Call
Elk Call Phelps Maverick Signature AMP Diaphragm Elk Call (2)
Elk Call Phelps AMP Black Diaphragm (2)
Elk Call Phelps Metal Bugle Tube
Medical Kit Adventure Medical Kit

Food (Roughly Per Day)

Item Model
Meal Peak Refuel/Mtn House/Pinnacle Foods (1)
Breakfast Mtn Ops Protein Bar
Lunch Salami Slices (8) Cheese (2) Bagel (1)
Snacks Jerky, Almonds, Snickers Bar, Energy Chews, Fritos,
That's It Fruit Bar, F bomb NutButter Packet, Honey Stinger Waffle
Drink Mix Folgers instant Coffee Packet, Mtn Ops Trail Pack Ignite

Weapon (bow)

Item Model
Bow Mathews V3X 33
Front Stabilizer AAE Mountain Series 15" and 10"
Stabilizer Weights Bee Stinger 3oz front 10oz back
Bracket Shrewd Atlas Sidebar Bracket
Bow Sight Axcel Landslyde Carbon Pro 5 Pin (.019 pins)
Arrow Rest Trophy Taker Smackdown Pro
Peep 5/32" Fletcher peep
Strings A3 Archery Bloodline Fiber
Arrows Gold Tip Kinetic Pierce Platinum 300 Spine
Inserts Easton Titanium 55 grain half out
Vanes Bohning Heat (4 fletch)
Nocks Gold Tip .166 GTO Nock
Nock Collar Gold Tip Pierce Nock Collar
Broadhead Sevr 1.5" Titanium & Slick Trick Viper Trick 100 grain
Release Ultraview Archery UV Button
Quiver Tightspot 5 arrow quiver
Quiver Adapter Total Peep Hip Quiver Attachment

Cook Kit

Item Model
Stove Soto Wimdmaster with Micro Regulator & 4 Flex
Pot Seek Outside Titanium Bail Handle Mug
Spork MSR Folding Spork
Fuel 4oz Isobutane Canister


Item Model
Water Purification Aquamira Water Treatment Drops
Water Purification Aquatabs 30 pack
Bottle GOHUNT Nalgene Bottle
Bottle Platypus SoftBottle Water Bottle

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