Hunting emergency gear

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For hunters hunting, the lighter they carry, the better. Because extra gear and heavy equipment can add weight to your pack, it's crucial to make sure the items you have on hand are essentials. So, what should every prepared hunter carry for an outdoor emergency?

First aid kit

In the wild, we are bound to make mistakes. It could be a small cut or scrape. However, if left untreated, they can quickly cause problems, especially if you're in the middle of nowhere. So buy a small first aid kit bag based on your type of hunting and location and keep it with you. A small first aid kit should contain supplies such as antibiotics, bandages, post-bite lotion, Tylenol, blister tape, antiseptics, wraps, clotting powder, ibuprofen, and more. Remember, you don’t need a ton of items, just enough for your hunting trip.


Must use clothes

The weather in the wild is unpredictable, and away from human settlements, temperatures can be slightly cooler. So bring warm clothes. Such as woolen socks and hunting boots. And bring rain gear to avoid getting wet. When you exercise too much, you will inevitably sweat, so you need to change your clothes. Of course, what clothing to bring will be tailored to the environment in which you hunt.


compass and map

In today's world, we tend to rely on technology to get in and out of the mountains, but this comes with a major drawback: batteries can drain, leaving you stranded. Your phone can be a great tool for showing you aerial maps or downloading terrain; however, being dropped or submerged in water can be enough to render this phone useless. A GPS may also be a good option; however, if the battery dies before you get back to the main trail, you may find yourself even more lost than before. Ultimately, nothing will help you better than an old-fashioned compass and waterproof map. Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t carry a map and compass with me when I hike into familiar territory every day. For this, I rely on my phone and a backup GPS; however, when heading into some deep wilderness areas, I always plan to carry a waterproof map and compass with me.


Bad things can happen in remote areas, and when they do, you're rarely close to a hospital or a helping hand. Accidents are never planned, but if one happens the next time you're deep in the mountains, you'll be glad you included these emergency items in your backpack.