Going hunting is not quite easy, first of all, you will need the passion and expertise in that field, and you must know how to handle a rifle. There are many other things which are necessary for you to take a hunting trip. Sometimes we do miss out in such necessary accessories and regret after we reach the location. So here are some of the most important accessories which you will need when you go on a hunting trip.
- Packing and Camping.
- Clothing and Camouflage
- Hunting and navigation.
- Safety and personal.
- Food and Snacks.
Packing and Camping:
Take a good pack liner which is of light weight and can accommodate all your things. For camping, make sure to take a portable tent which you can build without much effort. After the tent, the next thing you will need is ground sheets to spread over the ground if your tent does not have a base cover. The next most important thing a hunter while camping would need is a bed roll or an inflatable mattress which you can use to sleep inside the tent. You can also take a sleeping bag if you are on a short trip. In the end, do not forget to take you hunting permit.
Clothing is left up to you to take whatever you need; it depends on which place you are planning to go for the hunt. If you camping site happens to be a cold area, then you will need woollen top and pants. Otherwise, the necessary things which you will need are warm jersey, underpants, socks, jackets, gloves and boots.
It is recommended to a contrasting colour to the environment you are hunting because studies show that deer spot the movement of the hunters than what colour the shooter is wearing.
Hunting and navigation:
Maps and compass are a must. With the advancement of technology we might feel that maps and compasses might be of no use, but during situations where you do not get any signal on your phone or if your battery dies out, the only thing which is going to help you are the paper maps and the hand compass for your navigation. You need a sharp knife for cutting various things at your camping site. Make sure to take enough ammunition for your rifle and a shotgun cleaning kit.
The other important things for hunting are binoculars, torches and lights, personal locator beacon, GPS and mesh bags to hang the meat.
Safety and personal:
If you happen to get hurt during the hunt, make sure you carry a first aid kit and a survival kit. Apart from these carry extra batteries, knife and hand guns.
Food and Snacks:
It will be challenging for you to find food at the hunting site, so try to take high-calorie food which fills your appetite. Do not allow your body to get dehydrated and take enough water with you. You can also make plates and other necessary cutlery if needed.
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