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What To Bring On Your Hunting Trip

by Charles Kassotis

Any trip you take should be well thought out. You should think about where you are going and what you are doing in order to know what you should pack to bring with you. After all, being prepared is always a good thing.

This is especially true for hunting and fishing trips where you may be staying outdoors. Staying outdoors can be a lot of fun, but only if you are prepared for Mother Nature. If you aren't ready for what she is going to throw your way, your trip may turn out to be the miserable experience that movies are made of.

The first step to smart packing is research. If you have never been to where you are going, read up about it. Find out what kind of conditions you will be faced with, and what kind of animals you may run into. You can't be ready for anything that you don't see coming.

One way that you may find out about the area that you are going is by requesting brochures, or checking on state and city websites. Make sure that you aren't going somewhere that you aren't ready for. If you have never been on an outdoor adventure, you shouldn't begin with a place that is too rough. You may never enjoy it that way.

The next step in smart packing is to find out what the weather is going to be like in that area. Don't take it for granted that the weather will be the same as where you are. You can find whether predictions online, by phone, and through TV. Don't neglect this important aspect of packing.

Once you have significant information on what you will be up against, then you begin packing. You start, of course, with your fishing or hunting gear. That's a given. Then you should consider where you will sleep. Decide if you will take a tent and sleeping bag, or if you have other accommodations. This decision may depend partly on the weather and safety of sleeping outside.

You should also think about your everyday wear. If it is cold, make sure that you have plenty to keep you warm and shield you from possible rain or snow. Braving the elements is a part of the nature adventure, but you should be sensible about it at the same time.

One of the most important and all too often forgotten things to pack is a first aid kit. You don't have to bring high tech equipment, but you should bring the basics. Make sure that you will be ready should an accident happen.

You should also remember that you have to eat while you are out. Make sure that you have all the tools you need to get fed while you are out. Many people like to eat what they catch when they are out. However, you should have a back up plan in case the fishing or hunting is bad. You don't want to go hungry the whole time.

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