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What To Take With You

Old 08-13-2009, 03:41 PM
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What all do you all take with you when you go hunting? Everything under the sun, or just what you need? I"ve been trying to take everything under the sun, and by the time I get to my hunting spot, I'm too wore out to hunt! I think this year, I'll just take what I need!
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:51 PM
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Take what you need, and cover a couple of " what ifs ".
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:09 PM
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I used to pack my ALICE pack full of junk when I went hunting. I'd be humping around 30 lbs worth of stuff "just in case." The last couple years I've left that stuff in the truck and decided to hunt light. In addition to weather appropriate clothing, I take my gun, a few extra rounds of ammo, my license/tag with a pen, my knife (actually I carry 2, one folding and one fixed blade), a basic 1st aid kit, my cell phone, a bottle of water and maybe a snack. The places I hunt I'm rarely more than a mile from my vehicle, so I leave a lot of the "extra" stuff there. I can always walk back to get it if I need it.

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Old 08-13-2009, 04:33 PM
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gun, ammo, and a small flashlight. K.I.S.S.
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:49 PM
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I have a small pack that I always take with me no matter where and how I hunt. Inside I have the following...

- Rain Gear
- gloves
- Windicator
- 4 glow sticks
- flash light
- GPS
- extra batteries for items that require them
- drag harness with rope
- hand/feet warmers packs (when it's cold)
- extra ammo (mostly an extra load vile for my ML)
- either several bottles of water or a CamelBack reservoir
- ThermaCell with refills
- scent-free hand wipes
- skinning knife
- extra pair of socks
- survival gear just in case (sewing kit, signal mirror, fire starting kit)
- assortment of plastic bags
- electrical tape

I've had to use all of those items at least once.
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:56 PM
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if it dosnt fit in my pack i dont need it
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by SWThomas View Post
I have a small pack that I always take with me no matter where and how I hunt. Inside I have the following...
I'm surprised! A Marine that doesn't carry 550 cord in his pack at all times!

That's what I forgot... I always carry 50' of 550 (parachute) cord and a Mini-Mag light (the 2 AA version). I keep a 4 D cell Mag Light in the truck in case I have to do an after dark tracking job, but I've never needed it.

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Old 08-13-2009, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by SWThomas View Post
I have a small pack that I always take with me no matter where and how I hunt. Inside I have the following...

- Rain Gear
- gloves
- Windicator
- 4 glow sticks
- flash light
- GPS
- extra batteries for items that require them
- drag harness with rope
- hand/feet warmers packs (when it's cold)
- extra ammo (mostly an extra load vile for my ML)
- either several bottles of water or a CamelBack reservoir
- ThermaCell with refills
- scent-free hand wipes
- skinning knife
- extra pair of socks
- survival gear just in case (sewing kit, signal mirror, fire starting kit)
- assortment of plastic bags
- electrical tape

I've had to use all of those items at least once.
That must be a weekender! I'm usually back at the house in about three hours. Not to say that I haven't wished I had some of that stuff sometimes, just didn't want to tote it.
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:22 PM
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What, no one carries a compas?
I carry two.
You never know.
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:28 PM
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Skid paper and a light.
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