Hunting is exploring. All of us would like to have pleasant experiences in our journey. Hunting is “rolling” with nature; so to prepare for a hunting trip, we need to bring the items that support this conquest. The choice will depend on many factors: the length of the journey, how to organize it, etc. Here are the essential items needed for a hunting trip.
Hunting optic gears: spotting scope, binoculars
These are indispensable items for hunters.
Rain jacket and protective clothing
Not all kinds of raincoats can be brought to the hunt. It’s better to choose a coat that helps to keep the body warm and waterproof. Currently, picnic outfit manufacturers such as the Northface and Columbia are selling this kind of rain jacket. Note that there must also be waterproof pants if you use that sort of jacket. Or you can use the raincoat for covering the whole body. However, this kind of protector is quite difficult for you to move.
It is best to use a waterproof bag, or a backpack comes with a hooded raincoat. The capacity of your pack depends on the length of the journey and the number of items you bring along.
Besides, a personal first aid kit with the compact size is needed, but it must contain adequate medicines and medical equipment needed. Note that all kinds of drugs and medical devices need putting inside plastic bags to avoid water to enter.
You should buy a small and water resistant flashlight. A big flashlight will make your luggage heavier.And remember that you should have at least one pair of extra batteries for each hunting day.
Knife / Multi-tools
One small penknife or a versatile kit is essential when you go hunting. But again, it is not suggested that you carry too big and cumbersome things.
In the coldest time, you should bring inside wearing tight pants, wool cap, and thick gloves.
Besides, you should also prepare necessary personal items such as toothbrushes, washcloths, razors, etc. for your safer and more enjoyable journey.
There are many different types of tents depending on the capacity such tents for two people, three people, and even bigger tents. When choosing a tent, you need to consider the following features: waterproof, vent included, easily disassembled and built on any terrain, mosquito nets included at shelter doors, waterproof, durable and thick membrane at tent bottom for camping in the mountains with many stones or flax
To get valuable experience, you should cook for yourselves. When going hunting, you must ensure to bring these essential items with the lightest weight possible. Therefore, the suggested requisites for cooking are lightweight, versatile pots, bowls, plates, and spoons.
To build a fire oven, you can take advantage of the stones by the roadside and firewood. You must carefully control the fire to prevent it from spreading and causing forest fires. If you plan to cook this way you need to prepare a bottle of kerosene or gasoline to ignite. However, if it rains, you will have troubles with this kind of oven.
Foods and drinks
Depending on the time you stay at the hunting site to calculate the amount of food to carry. You should buy dry goods, canned and fast food. Fresh food can only be brought for the first day and must be prepared to avoid rancidity.
Apart from gloves to keep warm when the weather is cold, you may need thinner gloves with rubber particles on the surface to increase grip when climbing through the slippery tree roots or rocks during the chase to the beast.
This kind of bag is made of waterproof material, suitable for containing electronics such as cameras and mobile phones, toilet paper or identification card.
Beside the items mentioned above, the followings are also necessary: GPS, compass, cell phone, whistle, waterproof matches and fire starter, space blanket, small saw, insect repellent sprays or wipes, same bags, small seat pad.
Depending on your situation, the pack list will be different. But no matter where you will go hunting, what game you will go after and how long the trip will be, an appropriate list is essential. Also, keep in mind that safety should be the top priority.