What to carry with me when hunting for survival.

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by TheHunter100, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. TheHunter100

    TheHunter100 New Member

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    Its happened before your out with a group hunting split up and forget which way you came from. Thats why you must carry some survival supplies but if your out hunting you dont want to carry any extra weight when your walking miles in.... I myself carry my rifle, a lighter, water bottle, and my trusty pocket knife. Any suggestions on what else to add thats light weight. Or what you carry with you when your out.
     
  2. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Rifle, pocket knife, belt knife. Then in my pack-water bottle, 3 or 4 bic lighters, small processing kit in little binder, small whetstone and steel, usually half a box of bullets for rifle, and smallish custom made hatchet strapped to the side of my pack in a custom leather scabbard.

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  3. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    Paracord,mylar blanket, whistle,compass, trail mix, topo map, signal mirror. Any of those would make your pack alot more prepared with minimum wieght.
     
  4. gmaster456

    gmaster456 New Member

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    I agree. Add this and you've got a pretty good survival kit if your hunting party were to get split up/lost
     
  5. Marlinman

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    I forgot that i have a poncho liner in my pack also

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  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Whether hunting, fishing, or just talking a longish walk thru the woods, I have a Swiss Army knife and a small metal box in the pocket. Used to hold bandaids.

    Still has a couple of large bandaid pads. Hard candy. Waterproof matches. Dental floss (all purpose suture, sew up rip in pants, snare, fishing line) A few water purification tabs, couple of tabs of Immodium. Whistle/compass. Single edged razor blade. A disposable space blanket is rubber-banded to outside, and whole thing is in a zip lock bag that could double as water carrier.

    Weighs about 8 oz.

    Make up your own with what makes you feel better. Me, calories, shelter, warmth, rescue.


    Of course, you could take a deck of cards. In an emergncy, sit down, deal out a hand of solitaire. In just a minute some busybody will be along to tell you to play the red nine on the black jack. Or just shoot a deer out of season- game warden will be along in 2 minutes. :p
     
  7. TheHunter100

    TheHunter100 New Member

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    Great ideas im Definitely adding some things here
     
  8. TheHunter100

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    Last time I went hunting we hiked over rocky mountains for miles on the way my friend slipped on a rock and slid down the steep mountain luckily he held on to a rock and got balance. He twisted his ankle bad and could bearly walk I thought we were screwed and were going to spend the night there but other guys we split up with had found us after hours of hiking and shooting 3 rounds of the shotgun...... The part that made that trip suck was that we didnt get a single bird we were there for chucker and quail
     
  9. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Out of helpfulness what are you adding? Most of what i carry has been added little by little as i find the need for it. Once a year i consolidate my pack.

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  10. Marlinman

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    Thats why most of the time i usually carry paracord or rope also. My game drag doubles as bindings for splints and such.

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  11. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    More than one way to make fire is a plus. A little bulky,
    but a spare pair of wool socks has multiple uses.

    The cheap "space blankets"---mirror finish mylar sheet.
    Not much bigger than a butane lighter, they can be a
    shelter, water container, signal or fire reflector. Heck,
    you can even use them as a blanket.:)

    What you keep in your kit kind of depends on where
    you are. Here on the west side of Oregon, some way to
    get and stay dry is toward the top of the list.

    Eastern Oregon? Desert Southwest? Water and maybe
    warm have higher priorities. There is no "one size fits
    all" survival kit.
     
  12. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    No there isnt. Around home i dont need much. The above mentioned pack is for when im hunting out west. By west i mean idaho, wyoming, colorado, new mexico.

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  13. TheHunter100

    TheHunter100 New Member

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    stupid question but what would you use the paracord for
     
  14. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Not a stupid question. It can be used to make snares, binding splints, hanging stuff, climbing rope, or any other thing you might find a use for it of

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  15. TheHunter100

    TheHunter100 New Member

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    I guess im going to add a paracord, space blanket, and some backup food
     
  16. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    All of them are good ideas. Some salt in a zip lock bag is also a good idea

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  17. freefall

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    A compass is the big one for me. I'm not an experienced orienteer but I generally know if I'm north or south of the road. Just sometimes it's hard to tell which way is north.
     
  18. TheHunter100

    TheHunter100 New Member

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    What would you use the salt for
     
  19. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Ya its an aquired talent.

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  20. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Seasoning and preserving meat in warmer but not hot climates

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