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Old 01-12-2019, 11:41 AM   #1
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First year back hunting since I was a kid. I was and still am almost exclusively a bow hunter. The camo I bought this year was just cheap stuff from Walmart. Itís of course already falling apart. With the season ending I know a lot of stuff is going on sale/clearance. In yíall opinion what is the best camo for the money? Not necessarily price wise of course but the best bang for your buck. In addition to that all I have now is a bow and a tree stand. I plan on trying to capatilize on as many sales as I can for next season. What all should I look for? Calls, rattles etc?

Also if anyone has a place or website with good sales Iíd appreciate the info!
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:47 AM   #2
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I'd watch for camo for sale on here, I've bought some good pieces at affordable prices on used camo in the past. Goodwills can also have great clothing at super cheap prices, not necessarily camo but good brands like Patagonia, North Face, if you check often.

Two great gear products might be a thermacell and rangefinder.
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:48 AM   #3
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Look at Academy for clearance camo toward the end of this month. Each are different, talked to a manager recently that said he's knocking an additional 50% off all clearance camo on the 17th. Also like the guy above said don't overlook noncamo, if you're layering then all you need is camo on the external layer. I'm always amazed at what a simple good fitting fleece sweater will do under a light windproof jacket

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Old 01-12-2019, 11:57 AM   #4
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A trick I learned for face camo, I do not like masks or things on my face.

I torch a wine cork with a cigarette lighter and let it cool for a second and two passes you can camo your face and it comes off with a dry napkin.


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Old 01-12-2019, 10:19 PM   #5
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Nomad camo gets my vote. Gander outdoors had quite a bit on sale recently. If I didnít have Sitka Iíd have a box full of nomad in the veil camo. Buy yourself a black rack (rattling horns and grunt call combo)and extinguisher, they work well. Thermacell is also a must!


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Old 01-12-2019, 10:31 PM   #6
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Look on wing supply website
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:40 PM   #7
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Check out Browning, Carhartt and nat-gear for stuff that isnít to expensive. If you can spend more check out First Lite and Kuiu.


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Old 01-12-2019, 10:49 PM   #8
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Depends on what you're doing. Stand hunting doesn't require much.

I've decided to sell all my Real Tree Extra. All in large size. Let me know if you want more info.
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Old 01-13-2019, 06:23 AM   #9
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A trick I learned for face camo, I do not like masks or things on my face.

I torch a wine cork with a cigarette lighter and let it cool for a second and two passes you can camo your face and it comes off with a dry napkin.


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I am not bashing you, but burnt cork creates carbon black, which is a known carcinogen.
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Old 01-13-2019, 01:48 PM   #10
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CamoFire.com has the Predator Camo Stealth Fleece pants and jacket for $50/each right now. The same items typically come up a few times over a week if they currently don't have your size available.
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Old 01-13-2019, 02:24 PM   #11
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I am not bashing you, but burnt cork creates carbon black, which is a known carcinogen.
Iíll take the risk of face cancer....
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:16 PM   #12
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I have bought numerous Browning, Under Armour and other brands at 50 - 60 % off and some higbert.
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:49 AM   #13
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Iíll take the risk of face cancer....
You shouldn't. As someone who has recently been upgraded to stage for because I have melanoma in the bone of my left shoulder that started as "just skin cancer" maybe I am overly sensitive.

Sorry for getting off topic. I am a big fan of Sitka and First Lite gear when I can hunt. Yes they are expensive, but I am still a fan. I know cheaper camo works, so I am not saying you have to buy Sitka or First Lite. I am just sharing what I like.
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:21 AM   #14
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academy has Nomad for 50% off right now.
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:03 AM   #15
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In my experience, for cheap and durable camo gear it's hard to beat military surplus. Someone at work gifted me a brand new set of Gore Tex rain gear that is absolutely excellent. Funny, when I was in the Army we all wanted civilian gear, and the civilians all wanted military gear - grass is greener? Sportsman's Guide is a good source, and they frequently have military surplus gear at great prices:

https://www.sportsmansguide.com/

You might also consider placing ads in the Classified section for gear that you want. Quite a bit of hunting clothes for my son was gifted to us by TBH members who wouldn't take a penny - not even for shipping. They were just happy someone could use the gear.

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Old 01-14-2019, 09:07 AM   #16
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You shouldn't. As someone who has recently been upgraded to stage for because I have melanoma in the bone of my left shoulder that started as "just skin cancer" maybe I am overly sensitive.



Sorry for getting off topic. I am a big fan of Sitka and First Lite gear when I can hunt. Yes they are expensive, but I am still a fan. I know cheaper camo works, so I am not saying you have to buy Sitka or First Lite. I am just sharing what I like.


You have a reason to be sensitive.

Occasional charcoal topically in this use has no likely increase with the amount of exposure. In the studies elements produced by the combustion of fire burning stoves produce known carcinogens with extreme chronic exposure to lab animals which is correlated with carbon/charcoal but not to carbon itself. Using charcoal/carbon topically in occasional topical amounts does not have any evidence based increased risk.


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Old 01-14-2019, 09:13 AM   #17
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Camo is overrated.
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