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Contributors to this thread:
Jasper 11-Sep-23
Charlie Rehor 11-Sep-23
Basil 11-Sep-23
Twinetickler 11-Sep-23
Tilzbow 11-Sep-23
Robear 11-Sep-23
Lewis 11-Sep-23
Blood 11-Sep-23
Shiloh 11-Sep-23
butcherboy 11-Sep-23
JohnMC 11-Sep-23
drycreek 11-Sep-23
Bake 11-Sep-23
jordanathome 11-Sep-23
Scoot 11-Sep-23
Bake 11-Sep-23
btnbuck 12-Sep-23
IdyllwildArcher 12-Sep-23
sticksender 12-Sep-23
Jasper 12-Sep-23
Bake 12-Sep-23
Ace 12-Sep-23
RonP 12-Sep-23
JohnMC 12-Sep-23
BoggsBowhunts 12-Sep-23
JohnMC 12-Sep-23
tobywon 12-Sep-23
Scoot 12-Sep-23
smarba 12-Sep-23
Canepole 12-Sep-23
APauls 12-Sep-23
Jasper 12-Sep-23
sitO 12-Sep-23
Nomad @ work 13-Sep-23
Will tell 13-Sep-23
jjs 13-Sep-23
Al Dente Laptop 16-Sep-23
badbull 16-Sep-23
From: Jasper
11-Sep-23
Driving to Cody Saturday from Georgia. My 2 boys fly in Tuesday and our hunt starts Wednesday; wilderness, archery elk horseback hunt. I’ve killed a few elk so have a pretty good idea of what all to take but I’m always learning. Looking back on your past hunts, what are some things or piece of equipment you wish you had taken? Lesson learned? Thanks and God bless!

11-Sep-23
You have what you need, “2 boys flying in to join you”. All else is done Enjoy the ride. C

From: Basil
11-Sep-23
Unscented baby wipes are pretty handy after a few days in the mountains if you don’t have access to a shower ;-)

From: Twinetickler
11-Sep-23
A tag

From: Tilzbow
11-Sep-23
Get the Dude Wipes, dude! The little ones are good for preventing monkey butt while two of the Dude Shower size wipes ever day or two are super refreshing after a hard, sweaty day chasing bulls.

An insulated, covered coffee cup for the morning is also nice. I didn’t have one on a recent fly in caribou hunt and wish I did instead of the little metal cups the transporter provided with our meal pack.

From: Robear
11-Sep-23
A really good pack saw that is capable of cutting the skull cap off a bull if you decide to go that route. I killed a bull a few years ago pretty far up the mountain. I decided to just take the skull cap because I was by myself and was trying to shave weight, and you can buy elk skulls that are made for a skull cap. I had a pack saw, but it was not up to sawing the skull cap off. I had a hatchet with me and used that, but it took a lot of time and effort.

From: Lewis
11-Sep-23
Big party more whiskey ?? lol that came from a John Wayne movie Charlie is correct if you’re with a good outfit the dressing and packing is covered hope y’all have a great hunt and and good cameras Lewis

From: Blood
11-Sep-23
I usually bring too much. If anything, bring more food. You can always eat it.

From: Shiloh
11-Sep-23
Paracord

From: butcherboy
11-Sep-23
More time.

From: JohnMC
11-Sep-23
I just bought a French press for my jet boil. Weighs next to nothing and takes hardly any space. Used on a recent goat hunt. Took some real coffee instead of instant, was a big improvement.

From: drycreek
11-Sep-23
Lewis, a few years ago I would have agreed with that statement ! That was from the movie McClintock. Big party, more whiskey ! ;-)

From: Bake
11-Sep-23
I need to get a blowup pillow.

From: jordanathome
11-Sep-23
What will you call her, Bake? ;)

From: Scoot
11-Sep-23
Yes- time! But I agree with Charlie- you've got all you could ask for on this one.

From: Bake
11-Sep-23
Walked right into that one Jordan. I’m getting too old to use my pack for a pillow.

From: btnbuck
12-Sep-23
Chapstick. Running the dry mountain air will hurt after a few days.

12-Sep-23
A dozen dry papertowels in a ziplock with some spring water added to one or two of them when you need them to be wet, do the same thing as baby wipes and weigh far less.

Also, I've said it 100 times on Bowsite every time babywipes and monkeybutt come up, but remove your butthole hair and say goodbye to monkeybutt and the need for baby wipes. Doing what I do for a living, I've seen thousands of men's rear ends over my career and 95% of you have a friggen bird's nest around your butthole. It's disgusting. Get rid of it. You'll thank me later. This is why muslims wash their butts with water after they crap - because Arabs have hairy buttholes just like white guys.

One thing I wish I'd learned about earlier in my mountain hunting career was the value of a night mask and melatonin along with a couple advil and tylenol before you go to sleep for a better night's rest, which makes a big difference in your performance as a hunt wears on, although the night mask is more of an August/Alaska thing.

And dedicated dry wool socks to change into when you go to sleep.

From: sticksender
12-Sep-23
This thread is gravitating to overshare....lol

From: Jasper
12-Sep-23
Thanks guys! And Greg you may be right! Lol

From: Bake
12-Sep-23
Ike just made me bless my career choice

From: Ace
12-Sep-23
Ike on behalf of most of us (not all), I want to thank you for that post! Not the content per se, but the fact that you refrained from attaching pictures. And also, that you didn't feel the need to get into 'How-To' specifics.

Edit: PS: "I've seen thousands of men's rear ends over my career" ... THIS SOUNDS A LITTLE BRAGGY

From: RonP
12-Sep-23
sounds like the makers of the butt out tool and scrub daddy should get together and design us a dual-use product.

From: JohnMC
12-Sep-23
Things I never thought I'd hear on bowsite.

Few days on the hunt and that hair starts to grow back - Itchy butt

12-Sep-23
Not sure what I’ll end up doing for a living, but I know that it won’t be what Ike does!

Always felt bad for the military entrance processing station doctors…. Poor fellas look at 50 a day on a slow day…

From: JohnMC
12-Sep-23
Chase his job seems less dirty than being an attorney. ;)

From: tobywon
12-Sep-23
Are we gonna see a Bowsite sponsor that offers butt waxing services eventually?

From: Scoot
12-Sep-23
Toby, I thought Ike was offering that! Maybe I misunderstood...

From: smarba
12-Sep-23
Crocs for camp to get out of your boot at the end of the day

From: Canepole
12-Sep-23
If you get a chance to catch some Brooks or Rainbows, some lemon juice and foil is always nice. Of course you'll need to bring something to catch them with.

From: APauls
12-Sep-23
Never forget to unpack that positive attitude once the hunt gets tough ;)

From: Jasper
12-Sep-23
Yessir Adam, that’s as or more important than anything!

12-Sep-23
A twist on Ike’s suggestion.

Dry your baby wipes, or Dude wipes out and re package then in a zip lock. For weight reduction.

Ike there is no way I would do a thorough exam. All my patients would pass the exam. Without me even looking or involving a finger.

From: sitO
12-Sep-23

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From: Nomad @ work
13-Sep-23

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From: Will tell
13-Sep-23
Toilet paper

From: jjs
13-Sep-23
Been in the medical field for many yrs and the saying is "same old asses but different faces", still applies in every facets.

16-Sep-23
Baby wipes in a ziplock, with rubbing alcohol. Cleans you up from sweat and grime.

From: badbull
16-Sep-23
Slip some hemorrhoid medicine into that ziplock just in case.

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