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Carl's Gear:


I was born and raised in Alaska and grew up hunting in extreme weather and conditions.
I am also an engineer, so tend to be fairly picky when it comes to what gear I rely upon.
The following gear is what I currently use and am intimately familiar with; we don't carry any major lines that I wouldn't personally use or recommend.  I would be happy to chat with you about any of the following items, most of which we carry:
Bow: Hoyt Carbon Matrix (Backup 2003 Hoyt Ultratec)
Rest: Vapor Trail Limb Driver Pro-V
Sight: IQ 7-pin with Retina Lock
String/Cables: Twisted Archer custom
Release: Spot Hogg Wise Guy
Arrows: Carbon Tech Whitetail with Bohning Blazer Vanes
Broadheads: 125 gr Slick Trick Magnum or Viper Trick; Magnus Bullhead 125
Rain Gear: Sitka Stormfront Lite Jacket & Pants
Jacket: Sitka Jetstream for cool; Ascent for warm; ASAT VanishPro Leafy for hot
Insulation: Sitka Kelvin Active Jacket
Pants: Sitka Mountain or Timberline when cool; Ascent or Apex when warm
Base Layers: Sitka Core Zip-T, Core Lightweight Hoody; Traverse Zip-T
Gloves: Sitka Ascent or Mountain; Stormfront if cold/wet
Headwear: Sitka Beanie, Core Balaclava, BB Cap & Bandit Facemask
Backpack: Sitka Mountain Hauler or Flash 32;
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ40 (24x zoom & HD Video)
Tripod: Velbon Ultra Maxi-L
Knife: Havalon Piranta EDGE
Rangefinder: Opti-Logic Micro II or M1K
Blind: ASAT Quickie
Lighted nocks: Double Take Archery
Stove: Jetboil Sol Titanium (up to 27-Mountain House meals w/ small butane can!)
Water Filter: MSR Sweetwater, Katadyn Gravity Base Camp
Sleeping bag: Mountainsmith Vision 15, Wisp 30
Sleeping Pad: Klymit Inertia X-Frame
Tent: Mountain Hardwear Waypoint (discontinued); Nemo Obi Elite 1P
Tarp: Sil-Nylon 8'x10' for dry camp area
Boots: Asolo Zion, Solomon Quest 4D GTX
Spotting Scope: Vortex Razor HD 22-48x65
Binoculars: Vortex Razor HD 10x42, Swarovski EL 10x42
Tripod Adapter: Field Optics Research Rapid Release
GPS: Garmin Oregon 650 with OnXHunt NM chip
Trekking pole(s): Komperdel Carbon Ultralight
Lights: Fenix PD30 LED flashlight; Petzl NAO LED headlamp
Truck: 2002 Toyota Tacoma
Rifle: Ruger Mark II .300 Win-Mag with Leupold Vari-X3 scope