The beginning hunter
From a conversation I had with Patrick earlier this week, a beginning hunter could save a ton of money and time by just reading this message board. I define saving money by buying something once, rather than experimenting and taking three tries to get something good.
Some of the excellent items for the lower 48, and beyond:
Swiss Army Hunter, $23
Gerber saw, $10
Anything with a Rhino on it, and the other stuff Patrick sells (at least what I have tried)
MSR Pocket Rocket (for my hot coffee when on stand) $40
A short light rifle in the 270/308/30-06 class with a Leupold compact scope.
Browning Sharpshooter sling
Vasque Sundowner boots (especially with Superfeet inserts)
Fellow posters, other good products for the beginners so they don't have to buy things twice?
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