Spring Bear Gear List

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Heather's Choice Ambassador Jeff Lusk gives us the details of his minimalist gear list for a spring bear hunt. This lightweight pack list comes in at 34.5 lbs (without water) for a four-day backcountry hunt.

Looking for the details? Check out Jeff's Instagram Story in the highlight on our profile!


Breakfast: Heather's Choice Apple Pie Spiced Breakfast, Strawberry Vanilla Breakfast, Blueberry Cinnamon Breakfast, and Cherry Cocoa Nib Breakfast

Midday Snacks: Heather's Choice Packaroons (8), dried apples, almonds, PROBAR Frosted Peanut ButterBlack Forest Organic Gummy Bears, Performance Nut Butter, Honey Stinger Waffles, homemade jerky, Ramen (for hot lunch), GU Energy Gels

Dinner: Heather's Choice Dark Chocolate Chili Dinner, Smoked Sockeye Salmon Chowder, CopraCafe Coconut Oil Packs, Johnny's Seasoning (for fresh meat over the fire)

Cook and Water Systems

Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System and Vargo Titanium Spoon

Platypus 3L, 32 oz Nalgene Bottle, SteriPEN, and if water is sparse, an extra dirty bag


Sony A7rIII, inReach Mini, Dark Energy Battery Charger, GoalZero Mini Lantern Light, Zebra Headlamp, cables to charge phone and inReach
Vortex Viper HD binos, Leupold RX-1000/TBR, Vortex 11-33x50 Spotter (if needed), and spare AA batteries

First Aid and Misc.

Bandaids, Moleskin, Gauze, Tylenol, Tenacious Tape, Paracord, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Bic Lighter, Waterproof Matches, Firestarters, Chapstick, Toothbrush/Toothpaste, Baby Wipes (if extended days and no shower), and Thermarest Glassing Pad

Sleep System

Seek Outside LBO, Enlightened Equipment 10 Degree Quilt, Big Agnes Q Core SLX, and two contractor trash bags (ground cloth, rain gear, and meat carrier)


First Lite Wick Hoody, First Lite Fuse Crew, First Lite Chamberlin Puffy Jacket,  prAna Zion Pants, First Lite Merino Boxers, First Lite Shooter Gloves, First Lite Merino Beanie, First Lite Rain Gear, Favorite Ball Cap, Darn Tough Wool Socks, Injini 5 Toe Sock Liner, Crispi Summit GTX Boots

Kill Kit

VIAM Outdoors Game bags, two sets black latex gloves, Benchmade Altitude Knife, and Benchmade Knife Sharpener 


Black Diamond Trekking Poles, Xpedition Denali Bow, Black Eagle Spartan Arrows, Kudupoint Broadheads, and Exo Mountain Gear 3500

Looking for more details? Check out Jeff's Instagram Story in the highlights on the Heather's Choice account.

What does your lightweight pack set up contain for your spring adventures?

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