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Old 02-24-2013, 12:43 PM   #21
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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.
I've always based my load out on some variation of the classic "Ten Essentials" list. I know some people tend to dismiss these lists but I think they are a great starting point for putting together a set of gear for getting you through an unexpected stay in the bush.

Currently my favorite variant is this one (http://texas.sierraclub.org/dallas/page.asp?10essentialgroups) which approaches it as ten categories or ten roles you need to address in your kit, rather than ten specific pieces of equipment.

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With cell service the way it is an old cell phone has more use than one would think. Can be used to dial 911 even without service, battery for firestarting.

I used to hike a lot but can't get too far from the truck anymore. Truck is well prepared when I go for more than day hunt, could live in it if I had to.

Day trips are scheduled and someone always knows where I'm going and when I will call them to check in, if I'm an hour late for a check in someone comes to find me.

I always have a day pack, it has water, snacks, poncho, space blanket, fire starting stuff and a colapsible cane.



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Basically you need to carry, at a minimum, what you would need to RON (remain over night) safely in whatever conditions you are hunting/hiking. I usually try to do this times X3 just in case I am injured and I am not able to be mobile enough to walk out.

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Basically you need to carry, at a minimum, what you would need to RON (remain over night) safely in whatever conditions you are hunting/hiking. I usually try to do this times X3 just in case I am injured and I am not able to be mobile enough to walk out.
That's just about what I was talkin about but i was wondering what SPECificaly you carry and what u would suggest I carry
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That's just about what I was talkin about but i was wondering what SPECificaly you carry and what u would suggest I carry
Well that would depend on the 'conditions' where I plan to hunt/hike.
But you need at least three ways to start a fire, two good knives, high energy food, water, a signaling device (that is an alternate use of a firearm), and some way to keep sheltered/dry, basic first aid supplies, and you must try to keep as light as possible.
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as long as I got my rifle, my smokes, and my boots I can usually manage pretty well but like said it's nice to be able to get back to the truck in a emergency.

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In my younger day I would hunt elk at or above timber line in CO during late fall and I only had one time I had to RON in a white out, no problem!
Now here in AL I find myself in a shoot house watching a hay field for my winters meat.
I did go elk hunting in CO two years ago and I packed my day pack to handle that environment!



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