I spend more than 100 days in the bush of Alaska each year. Given the remoteness of my hunts and the use of lightweight airplanes, I am forced to keep my gear to an absolute minimum. To ensure safety, success, and overall enjoyment, I can only afford to use the best. Like anything, you get what you pay for. If you buy the proper gear you don’t need much of it and you will enjoy the use of it for years to come. If you have inferior equipment, sooner or later, the Alaskan elements will exploit it and you will not be able to enjoy your experience. Trust me, when you experience some real Alaskan weather, you will not regret one penny spent on your gear.