What hunting supplies should you have with you on a hunting trip?

If you are planning your first hunting trip, you may not know which hunting supplies you will need for a day or two away. Taking the right hunting outdoor supplies is important. Especially if your hunt may be a challenging one.

Make sure these hunting supplies are in your backpack, and you should easily be able to both navigate the wilderness and hunt efficiently and well.

Neon safety vest — Too many people are injured or killed when hunting. Particularly when they do not wear a neon safety vest. Make sure this is the first thing you pack, and then wear it during every minute of your hunting trip.

A change of clothing — Make sure the clothing you are wearing is waterproof, but also ensure you pack at least one change of clothes. Even if you are only taking a one-day hunting trip. After all, you never know when you may fall in a lake, get caught in a downpour or find a mud pool.

Sleeping bag — If you will be on your hunting trip for longer than 24 hours, you will need to take a sleeping bag. Again, ensure it is waterproof and lightweight. Remember, all the hunting supplies you take with you will have to be carried.

Bug spray and bear spray — Bug spray is usually a necessity, as you are bound to come across mosquitoes and other insects at some point during your trip. Bear spray is also important if you know your hunting trip will take place in an area known to be a bear habitat.

Cooking supplies and food — Even on a one-day hunting trip, you will need to have both something to eat and, in most cases, something to cook it on. Start with basic supplies like crackers, nuts and energy bears, as they can be eaten without the need for heat.

For your meals, however, you will also need to carry with you something like pasta, rice, bread and sandwich fillings. You could also take potato chips, vegetables or fruit. Just make sure everything you take is relatively lightweight, and easy to cook.

Coffee, tea bags, dried milk and sugar may also be needed if you are a coffee or tea drinker.

Flashlight — On any hunting trip, you will usually need to take at least one flashlight in your hunting supplies. You certainly do not want to be sitting in a tent in the wilderness late at night without any light.

You will also need to light a fire or a camping stove, so be sure you carry safety matches or a lighter as well. Remember to include a container of fluid for the stove as well.

Satellite phone — You will also need to ensure you do not get lost. The easiest way to make sure that happens is to carry a satellite phone with you.

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