Just a curious question... I have a bad tendency to follow the Boy Scout's Oath, i.e., "Be Prepared", and thus, my backpack or guide bag tends to get a little heavy. Right now I think my pack includes: - A bag with several zip locks for organ meat(s) - 25' 3/8 rope for dragging a deer out - Small bottle of Doe scent with wicks and/or PB wafers - Orange flagging material to mark trails or whatever - Leather gloves and possibly another spare pair of gloves (depending on the weather) - Lightweight 4' x 8' sheet camo material - Portable flip-open shooting stick - 2 grunt calls - 1 for doe bleats/grunts, 1 for bucks - Small pruning clippers - Emergency whistle - FRS Radio (partner has the other one) - Water bottle (or 2) - Rattle bag - Cookies or crackers - Hunting knife and a 4" tanto blade folding knife - Cell phone - ? Edited to add: - 2 AA Flashlights - 1 white, 1 w/red filter (+ blue filter) - Rifle w/5+ shells or a bow - 10 x 25 Binoculars - A good book - Waterproof matches and lighter - Hefty garbage bag or poncho (depending on the weather) - Compass and GPS if in new territory If I'm packing in a tree stand in the future (I've always hunted from ground blinds) I know I need to pare things down due to weight because I'll be adding a safety harness. What's in your pack?