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  • What are the five most important things to include in your daypack while hunting the rugged mountains in the west.

    What are the five most important things to include in your daypack while hunting the rugged mountains in the west.

  • #2
    Water,First aid kit,Cell Phone,Compass or GPS,Space blankit,Trail mix,or MREs,fire starter,Bright out door light some extra ammo and some rope,hunting knife. that what I would pack
    if I were to hunt the west mountains.

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    • #3
      treestand forgot about TP, u never want to be in the woods without tp. i had to drink a min of two water bottles a day (i would at least 2). bring/buy a hunting backpack, this is one of the things i really regretted not having. all i had was a pouch that attached around my waste. #1, it constricted my diaphragm a lot. #2, i couldn’t put too much in it like food (get a lot of snacks/fruits)..another important tip, running 5+miles a day up, down and across mnts takes a lot of energy out of you so dont over load your backpack with 50lbs(hyperbole).. a 10-15 pound foldable chair feels like its 30lbs after hauling it around for miles. So, number one, include backpack. 2. Compass. 3, TP (toilet paper). 4knife. 5, water. 6, food.

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      • #4
        #1 Lint from the dryer, waterproof matches
        #2 High calorie, high protein food
        #3 Nylon tarp 10ftX10ft
        #4 Water for 5 days
        #5 Mummy bag

        That'll fit easy into my day pack. On my belt will be my Case XX hunting knife and .44Mag holstered Ruger along with 50ft of braided 3/8" rope. In my coat pocket, fishing line and bait hooks and baby wipes. Around my neck, a compass and flashlight. Let's go, I'm ready!

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        • #5
          Get a SPOT.....if you need it....it will provide a link to help/assistance to your person

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          • #6
            I use a water filter if I can, Water is heavy, there are a bunch of portable filters so you don't need to carry water, at a pound a pint, it gets heavy quickly. figure one gallon of water is needed everyday. Water for five days will be about 40 pounds. I don't carry that much anymore.
            I carry 5 ways to start a fire, I seldom if ever carry matches. There are a variety of flint and steel tools out there that work very well. I also carry a magnesium fire bar, but it is already shaved and in a 35mm film canister. I just take out a wad and strike a spark. I make my own fire starters, out of a cardboard egg carton, dryer lint and paraffin. again I get the magnesium going and the paraffin started will burn for 10 -15 minutes
            I carry a plastic tarp, no smaller than 8x8, plastic tarp hooks and 50 feet of paracord.
            I carry at least one compass, my preferred one is an old Silva Ranger that I have had for many years.
            I use MRE's and save the TP from there. works in a pinch.
            I also carry jerky, enough to keep me going when I don't feel like MRE's.
            Knives? I am a knife freak... I have two Swiss army knives in my pocket as I sit at the computer, also an Emerson CQC7 with the serrated edge. I have a hunting knife that goes on my belt and another that goes in my pack.
            I also have several LED flashlights, they are small, last forever.
            Everything else that I carry is dependent on where I plan on going to.
            That is all that I can think of off the top of my head. There is more in my pack but I would have to go look at it to remember...

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            • #7
              Water,clothing, food, gps locator, more water!

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