21 May 2007
May 21, 2007 - 6 Days to Alaska
What I did Today to Prepare
- On the way to the office, I stopped by a local camera store and purchased a cheap travel tripod for the video camera and an extra battery for my Leupold RX-II rangefinder.
- On my way home from work I stopped by the bow shop where I had my bow re-strung last week and had cat whiskers put on. I then shot a little in the indoor range. I’m still tired from shooting about 450-500 times over the weekend trying to get my new site sighted in and to get comfortable with it.
- After my daughter’s fourth grade farewell picnic, I hightailed it to Bass Pro (they stay open until 10pm on weekdays) and purchased a couple of the last things I need for the trip. I purchased a couple light weight and compact sleeping bags (most outifitters want you to bring your own), a mossy oak camo long sleeve under armour shirt (in case I need to strip down to it while on a stalk), and a pair of North Face Gore-tex tennis shoes (I’ll wear these while stalking). So, $175 later I finally felt like I had all my gear.
Tomorrow, I hope to have time for some shooting . It is supposed to be raining, which will mess up my opportunity to shoot any distance (indoor ranges locally are 20-25 yds max). I could shoot in the rain, but don’t want to risk getting sick before I leave.