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Hunters, what do you recommend having in your fanny pack?

Old 08-23-2003, 08:19 PM
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Default RE: Hunters, what do you recommend having in your fanny pack?

1.Grunt tube - Scents
2.Binocs
3.Candy Bars
4.Range Finder
5.Surveyor' s Tape
6.Rubber Gloves for field dressing
7. Extra release or Shells depending on season
8.Extra Batteries
9.Spare Flashlight and Knife
10.Dry Gloves
11.Cap or Headnet which ever is not on my head at the time
12.Something to Eat and Drink
13. Pee Bottle in a seperate sack with a hanging cord
14.Safety Cord which keeps Bow or Gun from falling
15.Lead weight with trebble hook attached for retrieving my hat when it falls
16. Pen for filling out Deer Tag
17. Matches and T Paper
18.Bright Eyes to mark new found locations
19Camera
20 A strap on tree step to hang gear on
21. A Cable and Lock in case I leave the stand
22..And if there was more room the Kitchen Sink to wash hands after Field dressing Deer
In my pockets are; Compass, Cord for pulling up Weapon of choice,Hankerchief,Knife,Flashlight,GFR Radio




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Old 08-24-2003, 06:18 PM
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Toe Rope (pull gun or bow up)
Saftey Belt
Binoculars
GPS (extra batteries) & compass
Rangefinder
Extra Ammo (if gun season)
Knife ( 3 in one " Buck" )
snack
2L of water in built in hydration bag
waterproofed matches or lighter
cover sent
Gerber folding hand saw
flashlight
EZ Hanger (Realtree)

All fits into the pack with room to spare.
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Old 08-24-2003, 09:47 PM
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Default RE: Hunters, what do you recommend having in your fanny pack?

Just to add to list
Baby wipes, less bulk then TP and also good for cleaning up blood etc
after gutting and gotta a ton of them around the house.
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Old 08-25-2003, 06:20 PM
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Default RE: Hunters, what do you recommend having in your fanny pack?

I tend to change my gear for the occasion/season throughout the year depending on current weather conditions. For some of the year when I have plenty of pockets, I use a Butt pack. Some of the year I use a Fly-fishing vest, and some of the year I use a sure enough Back pack.

But there are a few things that are ALWAYS in whatever I' m carrying.

- A way to make water, as often as not they are iodine tablets, but more and more I am using a " pump" type purifier.

- a fifty five gallon heavy duty trash bag rolled up tight. It can be used to make a great shelter. Just cover it well for insulation.

- a spool of cotton twine. It can be used for anything.

-A GPS,Topo map, Plastic grid protractor, compass, and a few extra batteries.

- a few chem lights. Not the cheap wanna-be' s you get at wall-mart, but sure enough chem-lights.

- a whistle.

- several ways to light a fire. a butane lighter or two, plus a magnesium friction starter. They are wrapped in a zip-lock with a couple of rubber bands.

- a pair of socks wrapped in a zip-lock.

- extra ammo for whatever weapon I' m carrying. No less than ten rounds, but often around twenty.(I also have extra ammo where it is easyer to get to. So I often have about thirty rounds with me at any given time.

-a hand full of electrical tie straps. They are good for anything from building a blind to strapping feet together. They are also good for " sewing" the gut back together of a gutted animal to help keep junk out while dragging.

- a couple of extra " hot-pockets" . They come in handy ALL year around here.

- a little salt. If I' m gonna spend the night out because It' s too late to get back home, I' m gonna put a little flavor on whatever I end up eating.

That about sums up what I " always" have. There are times when I carry considerably more, but those times are during the " rest" of the year when the weather is not so harsh and I don' t really mind spending a night out. The winter here is just to cold to do it unless you really have to.
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Old 08-25-2003, 10:28 PM
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Default RE: Hunters, what do you recommend having in your fanny pack?

Just what I thought Outdoorsman338, seems like I always see you posting and you don' t respond to the comments. What are you doing conducting a survey? Bobby
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Old 08-25-2003, 10:39 PM
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Old 08-25-2003, 10:45 PM
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Default RE: Hunters, what do you recommend having in your fanny pack?

Whilst, it' s good to carry everything you might need for your hunting trip, I suppose it all depends on the intended nature of your stalk.

If it' s like a very long trip and there is the possibility of a dangerous fall, etc, you need appropriate gear. In summer in Australia, we can hunt, but there are a few snakes getting around, so it' s good to carry the old bandages etc.

In short, however, I like to carry, GPS, spare ammo, 3" folder, flouro tape for marking, compass, food & water, 2 way radio, digital camera, cover cloth for flies, thermal blanket for emergencies (These fold into nothing.) Bino' s, tape for end of barrel.
Normally, bino' s are carried, GPS is carried in a pocket with a compass.

I think it is fair to say that there is no such thing as a " Complete" list, just some items you might think are handy for you.
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Old 08-26-2003, 09:21 AM
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NY ORANGE

What a fantastic idea re: baby wipes. We always keep a roll of paper towels in the trucks, but we have to wait until we' re there to use them and by that point the blood' s all dry. Consider my list changed.
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Old 08-26-2003, 10:04 AM
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Default RE: Hunters, what do you recommend having in your fanny pack?

If I am hunting on our 500 acres, I usally go pretty light. Getting lost is not a threat.

I was right in middle of the 500 last year when the fuel pump went out on my Bronco. After the hike to the Hwy. and about 2 1/2 miles of walking to a phone to call my wife, it hit me that finally I had found a good enough reason to have a cell phone.

Another great addition to what I carry with me on a hunt is latex gloves. They are great for field dressing. You can buy a whole box of them at the drug store.

In all my years of hunting, probably the most important thing I have learned is that if you go out in the woods without toilet paper, you increase you odds of needing it by at least 30%.

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Old 08-27-2003, 11:01 AM
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Default RE: Hunters, what do you recommend having in your fanny pack?

Here' s my list:
extra ammo
hunting knife
leatherman
mag light
pen for filling out the tag
zip ties for attaching the tag
water
some kind of snack food usually fruit
binoculars
range finder
cell phone (turned off)
parachute cord
grunt tube
pee bottle if I am going to be in a blind
toilet paper, but after reading NYORANGE' s post I am going to change this to baby wipes.
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