An experienced hunter has a list of items he or she takes along on a hunting trip. Of course, the number of items you take depends on the length of the trip. Besides hunting rifles, basic clothing and food, there are a few lesser-known items that can help you have a more successful trip.
An Extra Cellphone
When you’re walking out in the woods or through miles of field on a hunting trip, there’s a chance you may drop your cellphone. Hopefully, you’ll see where you dropped it and pick it up. If it’s not damaged, you simply put it back into your pocket. But, if it is damaged, you won’t have any way to call for help if you really need it. So, it’s useful to take an extra cellphone along. Chances are, you probably won’t need it, but it can put your mind at ease to have it on the trip.
Non-Perishable Food Items
Examples of non-perishable food items include granola bars, beef jerky, dried fruit, peanut butter and bottled water. On most hunting trips you probably make a plan of the foods you’ll eat for every meal. But, taking along some extra non-perishable food items gives you sustenance if you get lost or find you’re delayed in getting back to your truck or car. You need energy to keep moving through a field or forest, so you’ll be grateful for the peanut butter crackers or granola bars you tuck away in case of emergency.
Appropriate Hunting Gear
The type of clothing you wear on a hunting trip depends a lot on the weather and the terrain you’ll be traveling. If you’re going on a hunting trip in the fall or winter, wearing heated hunting gear is a smart idea. This sort of gear is also useful on cold mornings in the springtime. Hunting gear that helps you feel warm and comfortable lets you focus your energy on your purpose for walking out into the field, forest or deer blind. Shoes with the proper soles for the terrain you’re going to walk are also very important.
A container of extra batteries is a valuable item to remember on a hunting trip. These can be used in flashlights, battery-powered lamps, cooking tools and more. Forgetting to put new batteries in a flashlight or other piece of gear is easy to do. So, taking along an extra package of batteries can save a hunting trip from being cut short due to lack of power.
A Cold Pack
When a cold pack is squeezed it turns into an instant bag of ice-like material. This can be used for a sore ankle, a hurt hand or even a headache you experience during a hunting trip. You never know when you’re going to encounter an ache or an injury out in the field. A cold pack can give you some amount of relief until you’re able to return to your truck or the camping ground for proper care.
Finally, it’s impossible to plan for every scenario on a hunting trip. But, you can take along some things that can be helpful if you encounter a challenge while out in the wilderness.