The seasoned and successful hunter knows the key to a good hunting trip is planning ahead. The challenge of hunting as a recreational activity is not just in the pursuit of game, it is also the challenge of being out in the elements of nature and having all the necessary tools to deal with any circumstances, expected or unexpected, that may arise. The right hunting supply kit can be the difference between a happy hunt and a disastrous one. Hunting supplies can range from the most basic and necessary gear to the modern and ultra high tech gadgets that make hunting a breeze.
When it comes to the necessary basics for hunting, the choice of firearms and ammunition will depend upon the prey. While certain elements of the hunting supply may also depend on this, there are other factors that will help shape supply needs. When one also figures in factors such as what area the hunt will take place in with the time of year or season, the hunting supply can change drastically. The length of the hunt and the number of people involved can have an affect on the amount of food needed. One must also take into consideration the age range of those involved.
As a hunter gains more experience in the wild, he or she will begin to have personal preferences for certain elements in their hunting supply. While some prefer not much more than the basics, such as a sleeping bag, tent and food, others find they prefer to have GPS trackers, meal packs or even scent blockers in their packs. Depending on the other elements of the hunt, a hunting supply can include hunting blinds, tree stands, decoys, optics and rangefinders, game calls, special clothing and other state of the art accessories to make the hunt not only more successful but more comfortable.
Even with just an afternoon of hunting in familiar territory, one of the most important elements in one’s hunting supply is a first aid kit. It is necessary that a first aid kit be available at all times in the event of an emergency. A first aid kit need not be overly cumbersome. Basic first aid kits can be small enough to fit in a small breath mint tin that fits in a vest pocket or fanny pack. The longer and more extensive the hunt, the more intricate first aid kit should be. Hunters should be able to carry this kit with them at all times. As many injured hunters have found, a first aid kit is of no use when left behind at camp.