What is in your hunting pack?

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by cpttango30, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

    13,934
    3
    0
    Ok so I am getting ready for a hunt this week sometime. Might be tomorrow morning. Might be Friday morning. I dunno.

    Right now
    Blaze Orange Vest
    Kershaw OSO Sweet knife
    Mora fixed blade knife
    Lighter
    Food
    Shooting sticks
    Water
    extra jacket
    20' of 550 cord
    2 boxes of slugs
    Garmin Colorado 300 GPS
    Cell Phone
    Gloves
    Rubber gloves


    Whats in yours and what do you think I am missing? I don't need a map where I am going as it is only 200 acres and I am hunting close to cleared area of park.
     
  2. AusLach

    AusLach New Member

    1,553
    0
    0
    I think you've covered all bases and are GTG Tango.. Only thing I can think of is a torch and maybe an extra pair of socks. Good luck!
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2010

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

    20,110
    11
    38
    compass and a map of the area. gps can fail or get crushed. magnesium fire starter stick. lighters dont work when wet or coverede in blood.

    i always take basic stuff even if i know the area. basic first aid kit with pressure bandage is also handy.
     
  4. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

    4,828
    0
    0
  5. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

    9,663
    2
    0
    You carry more then I do but I'm always within walking distance of safety and cell phones don't work. We do have radios for everyone and one for someone in the cabin that stays on at all times so you can always reach someone.

    I typically carry water, a little food, knife, length of rope, an extra hat, gloves and socks. A lighter would be a good addition. I think a lot of good info will come from this thread.
     
  6. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

    13,934
    3
    0
    Ok I am not hunting out in the middle of nowhere. This is a small (200 acres) that is bordered on 2 sides by major roads and 2 sides are bordered by houses. The area I am hunting will be right behind the second (Small) pond. Aprox 100 yards or so in to the woods. I don't even need a GPS I am just taking it so if I do happen to killt a deer I can mark it. There is good cell service on the property and someone is always on the property.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  7. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

    9,663
    2
    0
    I think you're good to go. I don't own a GPS but using one to mark a kill would be handy if it was hard to find or way out. What are you hunting?
     
  8. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

    10,270
    0
    0
    The only thing in mine that you don't have on your list is rope.
     
  9. suprdave

    suprdave New Member

    3,409
    1
    0
  10. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

    10,270
    0
    0
    Well, yeah. duh
     
  11. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

    13,934
    3
    0
    550 cord lights smaller and does the same thing.
     
  12. Triggerman

    Triggerman New Member

    14
    0
    0
    Never booze. That's foolish. Shoot somebody or yourself.

    I've mainly hunted Africa the past few years. Carry a compass, ten spare rounds of .375 softs and three solids, spare box of softs in the day pack, hard candy for the boys, field first aid kit. folding knife and a Swiss knife. Of course, binos and a pocket camera. Sunscreen if necessary. Insect repellent, although nothing works against tsetses.
     
  13. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

    10,270
    0
    0
    Uh, yeah, that was an inside joke.
     
  14. Glock17TJ

    Glock17TJ New Member

    36
    0
    0
    Backpack stuff..

    I carry different things for different seasons..Warm weather is basically all the stuff Tango said..I may add bug spray, meds for stings, bandanna, extra water(and Gatorade), torch style lighter, 550 cord ( at least 50ft or more ), extra knife, pistol and extra ammo ( and shot shells for 40cal pistol ), machete and a folding saw made by Gerber..maybe a small axe..

    Fall / Winter...Hot hands and foot warmers, tinder for fire starting, extra 50ft of 550 cord...just in case you need to make a shelter and use the other 50+ft for other stuff, compass, LED light/compass/thermometer/magnifing glass combo tool I found at GanderMountain, Surefire light, LED headlamp( you know you are going have batteties run out on one or lose one, always have a back up. Small bungee cords and maybe a few 10in ones as well...

    I have a sling style backpack I use some and I have several day packs I use. I sometimes have each one packed for the season, so I just grab the one for summer or winter and I know I have everything I need. I know I over pack but I always have all I need. I have been hunting many times and buddies I hunt with never have the things they need. They have said to me " I wish I had brought a ziploc bag or some zip ties.." Well, my friend you are in luck I have a few of them. Between my Jeep, 4 wheeler and backpack I bet I have what you need..I have hunted with guys that only carried 4 rounds of ammo in their rifle. I asked them why and they told me " I only need one shot "..Well that buddy shot 2 deer one day and missed 2 of the 4 shots. So he was out of ammo and if he needed another round to fight off some critter he was out of luck. I carry at least 10 rounds for my rifle and 3 clips for my glock 40cal...So I will not run out of ammo anytime soon...


    I hope this helps out....I hunt 5-6 months out of the year so I stay prepared...
     
  15. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    21,326
    168
    63
    Folded small sheet of heavy slick poly plastic. Can use as emergency rain sheet, but mainly used to help deer slide over stuff when dragging. 20 ft of light rope to aid the drag. GI pressure dressing (if you have ability to wound, have ability to remedy) Couple of nylon cable ties- attach tag to deer. digital camera, weighs about 6 ounces. I still hunt, and carry a section of camo patten cheesecloth, 15" x 3". Added to the rope, run between two branches, simple ground blind that shields lower body movement from view. Something to sit on to keep the cold/wet away from yer aging butt. NO WHITE HANKIES.:eek: Orange on my body. A whistle on my keychain. When the day comes that you step in a stumphole, break a leg, you can blow whistle a lot longer than you can yell for help- and it will be heard further. Cell phone (on massage) if there is coverage in that area. An apple of two. While I would NEVER violate my state laws about hunting over bait, us old farts need to peel apples before we eat. Of course, apple peelings are organic, and can be left in the woods to breakdown. Smell good too, don't they? :rolleyes:
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2010
  16. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

    13,934
    3
    0
    It is Illegal to hunt deer or any large game over bait in VA I think. I know you can't put out any food supplements (Licks or camerdeer powder). So I always make sure I take 4 or 5 apples to snack on while hunting yes I peal them too Apple peals don't agree with my tummy. I had a padded seat but I don't know what happened to it.
     
  17. Glock17TJ

    Glock17TJ New Member

    36
    0
    0
    I carry some apples at times as well...If I drop one and step on it it makes a good cover scent as well. I used to know a guy who would carry a few apples and would eat a bite or two out of one and then throw it against a tree. He said it made a scent cloud that would linger through the woods. He always killed deer and big ones so I guess it worked.

    I forgot about the plastic sheet, I too carry one sometimes. Of course most of us now have a cellphone and I have it on me most of the time. I do have 2-way radios I use too. Camo netting with some old arrows to use as stakes to hold it up. I guess you could pack just about anything, just over the years of hunting I have found what worked for me and my style of hunting. I am always open to new ideas and want to try new things...
     
  18. Triggerman

    Triggerman New Member

    14
    0
    0
    Whatever. Bein a stranger here, I got a bad vibe off that joke, as i suppose anyone else would who is new here and has done a bit of shooting...
     
  19. nwrednk

    nwrednk New Member

    380
    3
    0
    Just the basics...

    A small flask of water, camo netting, spare Mora knife & sharpening stone, a
    blaze orange hat, (to wear or mark the site of kill), bi-pod for rifle, surgical-
    gloves, spare batteries for "frs-radio" & head-band led flashlight, hbledfl,
    minimal survival rations (suitable for myself & my dog), zip-loc bags, matches
    & a compact space blanket. (Depending on the game I am hunting, I carry a
    pair of deer antlers for rattling or an "elk tube" for bugeling)! Everything else
    fits into the many pockets of my US military surplus fatigues!:)
     
  20. powg

    powg New Member

    644
    0
    0
    hunting pac

    youve got it covered ...i also take electrical tape,tie wraps, multi-tool and extra batteries ....have bought some aaa that were dead still in pkg