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Hunting … It’s my first year … and game bird season opened a week ago here in Alberta (in my WMUs that is). Beyond learning about things like WMUs (Wildlife Management Units) and haul road radio frequencies and bird identification and, and, and …
I’m also learning what to put in my pack.
Being that I’m only hunting (or, you know … not hunting because they are imaginary) birds I will venture off from the truck a few kilometres. I refuse to hike that far without a prepared pack. I make no apologies for being over-prepared.
I’m learning what to put in the pack specific to hunting … and seeing as how I’ve yet to actually shoot a bird … I’m sure this will change. But here’s a quick and dirty list so far.
This all fits in my 30L bag with plenty of room to spare for the imaginary grouse. I don’t know the weight off hand. It’s comfortable to carry.
My Hunting Pack List
- Poncho (can be rigged as a shelter)
- Buff (warm insulated one)
- Solar lantern
- PrimaLoft Jacket
- First Aid kit (includes water treatment tablets and lighter)
- Water pouch
- Bear Spray
- Battery to charge phone and inReach
- Two Radios
- inReach (set to log trip & message family with intended location when leaving and entering cell service)
- Bear Bangers (no flares because it’s too dry right now)
- Air horn
- Net bag
- Cordage (100ft of zing-it line)
- Ziploc with ID, Licences and cash
- Car Keys
- Garbage Bag
- Dry Sack
- Toiletries (wipes, TP and baggie)
- Cliff Bars
- Electrolyte Powder
- Knife (contains flint and magnesium)
- Ice Pack
- Car windshield reflector
- 2L Water Bladder
I carry a .22 on a sling and a 410 fits in the side pocket of my pack.
What’s In My Car – Always
- Snugpak Jungle Blanket
- 10x 10 Tarp
- 4L water