Just another way to enjoy UL. 3 days & 3 nights of solo hiking / hunting. Lows in low 30's, highs in mid-60s, mostly sunny, some drizzle.
Base weight 11 lbs plus food, water, gun, ammo, turkey calls. But the gear is not the deal. You all could put together a base weight as light or lighter. What is cool is that by going UL I could hang out for days. Only discomforts - toting a shotgun.
I could go on at length but being outside, seeing only one other human, mostly bushwhacking, coyote calls, wading streams, rabbits, partridge, raccoons, having crows call you out; all has really got me stoked. Not so much if the pack weighs 50 lbs, right?
As for the hunt. Technique was to spot and anticipate turkey, select a natural blind and call them in. Smart animals. No shots.
Looking for a gun sling and found the Gunslinger Corral. Attaches to a pack. Anyone familiar with it? See here:http://hunting.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=hunting&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gunslingercorral.com%2F
So I get home and the fun hasn't ended. My Bushbuddy UL was waiting. Goodbye cannisters.
Sorry for the long post. It was just great to get out again and this was a new way to do it for me.