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savageman97 01-25-2013 07:52 PM

hunting survival essentials
I am thinkin about what I want in my hunting bag and I thought I'd ask u guys? I'm thinkin of kind of a bug out bag but just for hunting.

JTJ 01-25-2013 08:36 PM

1st aid kit, flash light, fire starter, tinder, toilet paper, hand wipes, signal devices, compass, sharpener, para cord, space blanket, map, food bars.
I always had my knife and a hatchet on me. A whistle works better than 3 shots and does not waste ammo that you dont have a lot of. Fritos make great kindling and you can eat them in a pinch. Toilet paper will make kindling too. If you dont carry a hatchet, put a wire saw in the pack or put it in anyway.

hiwall 01-26-2013 12:29 AM

JTJ has a great list. I always carried an aluminum water bottle so I could use it to boil more water. A second compass is often recommended. Also have a least two ways to make fire(maybe a lighter and some matches or a metal match).

Rick1967 01-26-2013 12:45 AM

JTJ has a great list there. I also like to carry one of those plastic ponchos that is the size of a space blanket. You can make a small shelter out of the poncho and paracord, and still have your blanket to help keep warm.

cgersty 01-26-2013 02:05 AM

As stated above I also carry a back up knife with a saw in it, several pairs or rubber gloves for field dressing and a tiny diamond pocket knife sharpener, signal mirror, i usually my property where I know it like the back of my head, but this is what I bring when I'm on other properties, never know what's gonna happen, I also carry a Zippo and a tiny bottle of fluid for it.

mountainman13 01-26-2013 02:13 AM

I travel light. Tomahawk,knife,lighter,water filter and paracord boot laces. If it doesn't have multiple uses I don't have the energy to carry it.

Dearhunter 01-26-2013 02:18 AM

I also carry a empty plastic pill/perception container packed solid with lint from the clothes dryer. It will help build a fire fast when when using the scratch magnesium starter.

swazispencer 02-01-2013 06:16 AM

These are some very helpful tips. I don't think anyone mentioned Duct Tape! LoL

chloeshooter 02-01-2013 10:57 AM

Rope and a plastic ground cover/ pancho for a makeshift shelter I would add to the above lists. Plus dry socks

JimRau 02-01-2013 10:40 PM

I could write a book on this, but it depends where your are hunting and what you are hunting. Elk hunting in the dead of winter above timberline requires A LOT more survival gear that deer hunting in the woods of AL.
But basically the key is to stay dry, warm, hydrated and maintain your energy (food), first aid, and ability to signal rescuers.

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