Coot, Im not throwing any punches here but am curious as to what you feel that Im over packing for this trip? Here is a little more background on the hunt. This hunt is taking place on a 6900 acre private ranch where myself and another hunting member will have the run of the 8 bedroom 4 bath ranch house, horses atv's and everything else you can imagine. This is going to be 100% DIY. So the way I look at it I dont think that I can ever have or take to much. The horses will allow us to scout the area and place these blinds in certain areas. Im just trying to gather as much info here that I can from those of you that have done this kind of thing in the past. I know that Im not going to get everything that I need from here and know that I have a lot of homework of my own to do. I am planning on getting out to the area no less then 3 days prior to the hunt to get a feel for the land scout and do my own homework... Thanks to everyone for the great info that you have shared and hope that you can continue to share and help me out with what you can!