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And thanks remington742 I

And thanks remington742 I will add cell phone to the list.

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And critter I figured a tarp

And critter I figured a tarp would be handy to lay the the deer and quarters on while cutting it up if there was no place to hang it. When time gets closer and I get all my gear out I will let you know what my pack weighs. I have already marked some things off from your guys help. I found that putting my three year old son in my pack and hiking around the farm is great exercise. LOL

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Usually when I cut up a deer

Usually when I cut up a deer or even a elk I'll use the hide as the table to keep the meat off of the ground.  It is similar to the gutless method except that I will gut my animals first.  If you need to cut it up on the ground only skin one side and then work on that side of meat, then roll it over to the other side with the now bones on the already skinned skin and then work on that side.  Instead of a tarp how about a piece of 6mill plastic.  It is alot lighter than a tarp and can also be used for other things. 

One thing that I didn't list for you would be a small pocket note book.  That way you have some paper to do some writting or leave someone a note.  Also all of your list can be helpful back in camp at the car or truck.  That way you can change things out as needed

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I have a truck, camper,

I have a truck, camper, clothes, backpack, gear, food, and miscellaneous list started.

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What state/area are you

What state/area are you heading to? 

A couple of things for the truck are a set of chains, also if you have never installed them before learn how to do it on dry ground before you need them + a shovel and high lift jack if you have one.  Extra motor oil and transmission fluid are also nice to have on hand.  If you camper hasn't been in freezing temperatures be prepared for frozen lines in it.  This has happened to me a couple of times. 

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Central Wyoming. I have

Central Wyoming. I have everything you said on the list except chains. I have no problem getting around in a couple feet of snow or mud in my truck without chains.

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I was in a situation a few

I was in a situation a few years ago with my brother in law.  It hadn't snowed but rained for a couple of days.  When we went to pull out he couldn't move more than a few inches due to the rain soaked ground, his truck had the camper on and he just spun his wheels all 4 of them.  I thought that I could just hook up to him and pull him up to the main road a 100' away but I couldn't budge him on flat ground without chaining up my truck.  It was a toss up on who to chain up, him or me.  I was fine moving around in 4 wheel drive so we or should I say I chained him up to get him to the road and down off of the hill.  If we hadn't of had a set of chains either for his truck or mine his truck and camper would of sat there until the ground dried out or froze to where he could get some traction to move. 

 If you don't want to purchase chains check with a store such as NAPA and see what their return policy is.  A lot of times they will take them back if they haven't been used and I would rather have them and not need them than need them and not have them. 

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Critter I don't think my wife

Critter I don't think my wife would like it very much but it wouldn't hurt my feelings a whole lot if I did get stranded out there.LOL

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