- Nov 30, 2011
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- Central VT.
That's the vest I bought for my son to use this year up there. Worked well. I like mine better with the large game pouch that goes all the way from the front sides to the rear. I throw my all my stuff in the back pouch and I can reach in from the left or right sides to get it out. I have sandwich, gatorade, protein bars, apple, saw, drag rope, and seat pad back there. Never have to take it off to get anything. Sometimes I throw a rolled up down vest in there. Nice, when you decide to sit for an hour or two after walking.Last year I picked up a Primos big game vest to try, which I cut the stupid strap buckles off the back and also cut off that fold out plastic seat, and has been great so far. Have things finally organized for what I need without having to carry a pack or other type pouch, made things a lot lighter and more mobile. Just wish it would be made out of a light wool fabric.
I have not yet used these yet. I did have a similar pair ( read: most likely made in China) that I got at Sam’s for similar price. Those were for my old Tundra w/ 16” wheels. I used them fairly often, but never on pavement, and never much over 25 mph. I also will add that I carried lengths of bungee cord that I used for taking up slack. Before I ordered these I went to the Security Chain website to determine just which model # to get to fit the 275/65 18 tires on the new truck.Have you used those chains? Feel like I would like a set in the truck but don’t want junk. How universal are they, if I get a different vehicle do they have some adjustability from say a 265 to 285 in the same wheel size?
I run the v bar chains on my tundra and happy with them. They are pretty adjustable width and height wise, so I’d think you would be ok. At the end of the day, you get into a mess way back in in 4wd, you put on chains and you’ll get out. So worth it.Have you used those chains? Feel like I would like a set in the truck but don’t want junk. How universal are they, if I get a different vehicle do they have some adjustability from say a 265 to 285 in the same wheel size?
This was the first year in awhile I didn’t have a year round camp rental in Jackman and I felt it a bit. I felt that I was more just trying to get lucky finding a pocket of deer or cruising buck. In prior years having a pulse on things, taking a walk here or there, knowing where they are cutting, felt good. The big thing was going up opening day and then the next weekend and having some boot time before going up for the week. Didn’t happen this year, so it felt like I spent half the week scouting and checking spots.Feel like gear is pretty well set - other than tire chains (which I've talked about for 3 years now...)
I sometimes think I should settle in Maine or NH for a couple straight weeks, rather than bounce around with it open ended- some of that is related to the fact that we've had good snow the last couple years. It wasn't that long ago that we had a couple bare ground years. I feel like extra time would lead to encounters with some of the bigger bucks around. I get too antsy with just a week- pretty happy, but I can imagine if you were spending a month somewhere, you'd end up being pretty picky.
A little more summer scouting to expand knowledge on some of the road systems I worked my way into last season, etc will be helpful in 2020.
So Whatcha selling? Feel free to message me so I can get the inside edge.Generally very happy with this past season. I guess I'm going to:
Get into far better shape. Far better.
Hunt a different state...it is going to happen in 2020.
Sadly, a new (to me) truck.
Consolidate firearms to a 308 and 35 Remington.
I have the v bar chains for my Tundra as well. I put them on twice this last year. I wouldn’t have gotten in or out of there without them those days. Too bad the deer had all left those places!!I run the v bar chains on my tundra and happy with them. They are pretty adjustable width and height wise, so I’d think you would be ok. At the end of the day, you get into a mess way back in in 4wd, you put on chains and you’ll get out. So worth it.
I'd like to do that next year. My BWB pack wears on me after a day of tracking.One more thing I forgot to mention. I trimmed down what I carry so that everything fits in jacket, vest or pants pockets. No more belt pack and what a big difference that made n my lower back...