Are you planning on going on a solo hunting trip, with a group of friends, or with a large group of people? There are a bunch of basics you need for your trip. If you are visiting the jungle or a nearby forest, your safety, and survival gear are important.
Below is a list of equipment you need.
1. First aid kit
Either you or your friends could get a minor or major injury. Hunting in the mountains, for example, can be quite dangerous, with injuries from falling to being bitten by an animal. So a first aid kit is important for administering relief before you can get access to professional medical care.
Most kits come with a manual on how to use the different tools in the kit and how to nurse the different wounds and injuries.
2. Compass and map
If you and your hunting buddies are visiting a place for the first time, you must have gadgets to help you locate places.
A physical map is most recommended, as an online one can lose internet or signal and get lost in the process.
A compass will help you know directions and help you trace your pack back if there is no exit. A ranger will encourage you to mark the route you have taken on the map so that it helps you trace back where you came from.
3. Food or snacks and water
Hunting can go for long hours. If you do not have food and water, you may end up being dehydrated and lose the energy to carry on. On your packing list, include dry snacks or food in case you need more energy.
Some people depend on rivers or lakes to access drinking water. Despite there being rivers and lakes, always carry your drinking water with you.
4. Rain gear
Hunting weather is never predictable. It could be sunny at one instance, windy in another instance, and raining before you know it. Always carry your rain gear.
Such include boots, a hut, a jacket, and a raincoat. If this will give you more items to carry around, you can opt to study the weather patterns and predict the weather outcome.
5. Hunting tools
Depending on where you are planning on hunting, ensure you carry the necessary tools to do your hunting. Such include guns or bow/crossbows, knives, axes, decoys, cooking gear if you plan a long trip, and of course, ammo.
Trips vary, and different people use different equipment for the same. Note that tools also vary depending on the animal you intend on hunting.
You do not have to necessarily carry a flashlight because you plan on hunting at night. You can visit some places that are dark hence need a flashlight.
Caves can be dark as well and to avoid injuries and accidents, a flashlight is handy.
In case it gets dark, and you need to see pathways and trace your way back, a flashlight will do you the favor.
In conclusion, always prepare for your hunting adventure in time and ensure you have all the necessary equipment for the same.