Sitka Mountain Gear
Underwear: 2 days or 4 days?
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
jordanathome 26-Aug-20
cnelk 26-Aug-20
Scoot 26-Aug-20
fubar racin 26-Aug-20
ohiohunter 26-Aug-20
Treeline 26-Aug-20
Monarchcx 26-Aug-20
LKH 27-Aug-20
Glunt@work 27-Aug-20
wyliecoyote 27-Aug-20
hawkeye in PA 27-Aug-20
Brotsky 27-Aug-20
GhostBird 27-Aug-20
JL 27-Aug-20
Dale06 27-Aug-20
Patdel 27-Aug-20
Dirty D 27-Aug-20
elkmtngear 27-Aug-20
4araquiver 27-Aug-20
Rocky D 27-Aug-20
Ermine 27-Aug-20
MichaelArnette 27-Aug-20
PMcGee 27-Aug-20
coelker 27-Aug-20
jjs 27-Aug-20
jordanathome 27-Aug-20
Bake 27-Aug-20
Bloodtrail 27-Aug-20
Grey Ghost 27-Aug-20
Teeton 27-Aug-20
Bou'bound 27-Aug-20
nchunter 27-Aug-20
TD 27-Aug-20
jingalls 27-Aug-20
Z Barebow 27-Aug-20
Inshart 27-Aug-20
Treeline 27-Aug-20
jordanathome 27-Aug-20
grizz 27-Aug-20
IdyllwildArcher 27-Aug-20
Marc W. 27-Aug-20
Buffalo1 27-Aug-20
jordanathome 27-Aug-20
grizz 27-Aug-20
drycreek 27-Aug-20
ahunter76 27-Aug-20
Woods Walker 27-Aug-20
From: jordanathome
26-Aug-20
Asking for a friend.......

From: cnelk
26-Aug-20
3 days and then turn inside out. 3 more days. :)

From: Scoot
26-Aug-20
What are the circumstances? Devil's in the details...

From: fubar racin
26-Aug-20
No underwear then they last forever and its more ultralight

From: ohiohunter
26-Aug-20
Briefs worn too long turn into thongs, thongs don’t last long. My vote, change your skivvies.

From: Treeline
26-Aug-20
Go for at least 8...

From: Monarchcx
26-Aug-20
2 days. 3 if I'll be at the car on the third day.

From: LKH
27-Aug-20
4-in-out-fore-aft.

From: Glunt@work
27-Aug-20
If your friend will be eating Mountain House, have him/her bring one more pair than he/she thinks they will need.

From: wyliecoyote
27-Aug-20
At my age...depends !!

Joe

27-Aug-20
LOL, Went back packing in with a guy that liked spicy meals, So he bought all the spicy meals from various companies. By day three he was afraid to craw into tent.......

From: Brotsky
27-Aug-20
Commandos kill more elk ;-)

From: GhostBird
27-Aug-20
If commando, then the question becomes "how many pairs of pants?"

From: JL
27-Aug-20
IMO....change them out frequently (or wash them) if you're sweating and sleeping in them. Bacteria and funk builds up, irritates the skin, and ya don't need crotch rot in da' bush.

From: Dale06
27-Aug-20
Undies, daily. I like to keep the “boys” happy.

From: Patdel
27-Aug-20
If you get some merino wool boxers you can run those for a few days. I am aware that it is a bit disgusting, but I figure its OK to be uncivilized while in the mountains. Also you can rinse them in the creek, wring them out and they dry quick if you hang them in the sun. Just lay over a tree branch.

Even after 3 or 4 days in the same ones I still smell better than the hippie hikers I meet on the trail in colorado.

Or maybe I just can't smell myself.

From: Dirty D
27-Aug-20
Seven. Unless hunting solo... then we'll stretch it out a bit.

From: elkmtngear
27-Aug-20

From: 4araquiver
27-Aug-20
^ ^ ^ Coming from you “Dirty D” that makes sense (or scents) lol

From: Rocky D
27-Aug-20
There are some great skivies available. If you go commando then drive on with your bad self. I have backpacked hunted for up to seventeen days and have not ever carried more than two pair. Just the other day I mowed the yard in 100 degrees and my cotton T shirt was soaked and my Sax undies were totally dry. Use all the technology that’s out there. As we all know it is hard to beat merino wool for drying controlling stench.

From: Ermine
27-Aug-20
7 days. I got used to fighting wildland fires on a crew. Where your getting sweaty and dirty everyday and no shower. 14 days of that. I usually did a underwear swap half way thru.

When I go hunting it seems like a clean walk in the park in comparison. Don’t get near as sweaty and dirty

27-Aug-20
2-3, same for T-shirt’s, pants and over clothes go longer

From: PMcGee
27-Aug-20
For 12/14 day hunt I’ll take one extra pair.

From: coelker
27-Aug-20
With proper manscaping(meaning clearing of the brush around the twig and berries, and complete deforestation of the canyon) and use of hygiene products 1 pair can easily last a week especially on rotation with a thong while in camp that allows the swamp to drain!!!!

From: jjs
27-Aug-20
I cut my tighty-whities off once when antelope hunting in the Mo. river badlands, the buck was laying down and I start to flag him with my skivvies. He did get up and circled around me but came up behind me on a bern where I could not pull the shot off, last day of the hunt and last day for the skivvies, desperation will make one do strange things.

From: jordanathome
27-Aug-20
OMG! Too good....too funny. I was missing some of the annual threads before the hunt...ya'll seem subdued....... Thanks from my "friend"......on a serious note....yes to merino and SAXX are on my cheeks daily. Well not so much in COVID WFH but hell who needs undies when you where pajamas all day?!

From: Bake
27-Aug-20
This thread makes me uncomfortable :)

All I will comment is that after a luggage loss incident, I once wore a pair of Duluth Buck Naked underwear for 14 straight days before I took them off and rinsed them out, then wore them 3 more days after that :) I think my nose had adapted at that point, but they didn't smell too bad :)

From: Bloodtrail
27-Aug-20

Bloodtrail's embedded Photo
Bloodtrail's embedded Photo
Get two pairs of these and you’ll be fine.

From: Grey Ghost
27-Aug-20
Two words....merino wool.

Matt

From: Teeton
27-Aug-20
When I pickin I take two pair of exoffico 2.0. I can wear them off on for 14 days. They dry supper fast and have something in them to keep the smell down. I've had wool and these for me are way better, comfy. If I come to a creek I can wash them and their dry in about a hour or less.. In seriousness when I leave for my pack in, I will lift the boys and put a little antiperspirant in the leg creases. I've never had an problems doing it and boy does it help. Day two I bet 80% reduction. Day 3 still working. But you can always add more.

From: Bou'bound
27-Aug-20
totally dependent on your level of man-scaping which someone should start a thread on . I am sure that has never been done.

From: nchunter
27-Aug-20
The day I get a brazilian to assist with my hunting is the day I quit hunting. Only if I was making the movie "Fred does Unit 7". I never have to go too long without a change of clothes since I only hunt the mountains of Virginia an NC.

From: TD
27-Aug-20
Justin, I can go a long time, but after 14 days I'm not thinking swapping..... more along the lines of a wooden stake through the old ones and burn em just to make sure.....

And if the creeks are ice cold enough.... thongs are pretty much unnecessary.....

From: jingalls
27-Aug-20
2 days 3 at most. I like the Duluth Trading...no sweat, no stink!

From: Z Barebow
27-Aug-20
Elk season cannot come soon enough.

From: Inshart
27-Aug-20
You need to ask Rand (BigFin) how many it takes after eating chili. LOL

From: Treeline
27-Aug-20
You gotta be careful about your chili intake if you’re gonna minimize your back up undies!

Have done several long hunts (10+ days) with minimal/no spare clothes. The saving grace are the scent killer wipes - a quick scrub down every day and one for cleaning the backside after business and not bad at all!

No matter what you do, you're going to smell bad to the animals so that’s not critical.

From: jordanathome
27-Aug-20

jordanathome's embedded Photo
jordanathome's embedded Photo

From: grizz
27-Aug-20
If they make that funky Velcro sound when you take them off, well that’s too long.

27-Aug-20
Just did a 14 day sheep hunt on one pair.

If you buy a very thin synthetic pair of underwear, you can douse them in a creek and wring them out a couple times and not only do they dry quickly, but it gets them pretty darn clean.

From: Marc W.
27-Aug-20
Just rinse them out upstream of your buddy filtering his water if you want a laugh

From: Buffalo1
27-Aug-20
Give Exofficio Brand a look.

From: jordanathome
27-Aug-20
Damn Grizz....that is SO wrong..........

From: grizz
27-Aug-20
That’s what my wife said!

From: drycreek
27-Aug-20
I’ve suspected for some time that you guys were crazy and way tougher than me. That has now been confirmed !

27-Aug-20
Did anybody mention wet wipes?

I take only the pair I wear when backpacking. Firstlite merino wool. Maybe I have a tight sphincter, but a daily wet wipe and I can easily get 5 days between washes, which is a few drops of campsuds or dawn dish soap in the creek and dried overnight. Do the same with my stocks, 2 pairs alternated every one to two days. I sleep in merino leggings and give the briefs a break too at night.

From: ahunter76
27-Aug-20
And you wonder why you got "smelled".

From: Woods Walker
27-Aug-20
Whatever you bring just make sure they're white so you know when to change them!

  • Sitka Gear