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Michael Sirofchuck (mr_squishy) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Great White North
About Me Avid Alaskan hiker, hunter, backpacker, x-c skier, climber who is always looking for ways to lighten his load. I snowbird in Arizona in the winter and have been exploring the Superstition Mountains, Gila National Forest, Guadalupe Mountains NP, Mojave NP, and Big Bend NP in recent years.
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Re: Hunting clothing
Thanks to everyone for their insight and advice. What initiated my post was opening day stalking a buck in high, wet grass and my Red Ledge rain going swish-swish - I did get him anyway. I don...

In GEAR » Hunting clothing
September 16, 5:25pm

Re: Smell
I read the very same article which pretty much persuaded me to not pay the extra money for scent blocking clothing. However, I hunt varied terrain in the mountains of the Kodiak Archipelago and ha...

In GEAR » Hunting clothing
September 14, 2:58pm

heavy rifle
My trusty rifle has bagged 2 goats, 3 elk, and numerous Sitka black-tail deer. It is stainless steel with composite stock which is necessary for the marine environment in which I hunt. The extra w...

In GEAR » Hunting clothing
September 14, 2:55pm

carrying rifle
Nathan - I use the Kifaru Gun-bearer with my Kifaru Long Hunter pack frame. It allows me to leave the sling off if I choose and the rifle is handy for shooting. I have three times shot deer stand...

In GEAR » Hunting clothing
September 14, 2:52pm

military gear
Strangely enough, it never occurred to me to look at "military" gear for camo clothing - I was stuck in the "hunter" mode.

In GEAR » Hunting clothing
September 10, 7:52pm

wild things sound
Yes, I am looking at the windshirt and pants right now. I wonder if they are as "swishy" in the grass as my Red Ledge stuff.

In GEAR » Hunting clothing
September 10, 4:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Hunting clothing
Richard, thanks for the recommendations - I will check them out. Question - how quiet are they? My Red Ledge rain gear works well, but it is noisy.

In GEAR » Hunting clothing
September 10, 4:12pm

Re: Re: Hunting clothing
I am aware of the detergent issue and use detergents that supposedly do not have such enhancers. I saw a dramatization somewhere of what one looks like to a deer when your clothes have been washed...

In GEAR » Hunting clothing
September 10, 3:01pm

Re: Re: Hunting clothing
I generally hunt the alpine, so there is not much cover; hence my desire to blend in as well as I can. I tried on a Sitka jacket the other day that was light and comfortable - the price tag was $5...

In GEAR » Hunting clothing
September 10, 2:43pm

Re: Re: Hunting clothing
Andrew, I think you are correct about the color discernment. My aim is, as you say, to break up my shape so that I don't stand out as a solid against a varied background. My current clothin...

In GEAR » Hunting clothing
September 10, 2:40pm

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