Going for a hunting camping trip requires a lot of preparation. Protecting yourself is the key to successful camping, and these five camping essentials will definitely help.
First of all, you need to determine what you are hunting for, and then, to stick to weapons that you’re comfortable with. For example, some hunters prefer rifle or a shotgun, while others choose crossbow. However, if you are relatively new to hunting, you should attend a firearm safety course in order to handle your weapon correctly. Finally, for most states, you’ll also need a Hunter Education Certificate. To gain it, you’ll have to attend a hunter safety course as well.
Appropriate hunter knife
A good, sharp knife is crucial for camping. Sure, you will use it for basic stuff most of the time, but, in some unexpected situations that might occur, a good knife can save your life. Most people that often go hunting have their own, favorite knife. The one you choose should feel good in the hand and should meet all your needs. And remember, a standard pocket knife is not an option.
Right clothes and boots
Right clothes are important when hunting for two primary reasons. First, you need to feel comfortable, and second, other hunters will know where you are. A hunting jacket and a good pair of boots are also essential. Boots will keep your feet dry, while the jacket with its multiple layers will keep your body warm. Finally, if it’s going to be cold out there, you should wear a couple of thinner clothing items, instead of one large sweater.
First aid kit
We all know that during hunting, it is possible to get hurt. In these cases, having a good safety kit is crucial. Although it should contain every single piece you might need, you should, at least, have bandages, antibiotic cream, and alcohol swabs. These three things are usually enough for stuff like cuts and abrasions. But, you never know what could happen, and that’s why we recommend getting a full first aid kit.
Every camper knows that it is always possible to get lost in the woods. In such a situation, you’ll need an excellent compass, rope, flashlight, fire starter, and other survival stuff. Although you might see it as an extra cost, it is still well worth it.
Remember, safety is always in the first place. Don’t even consider camping without any of these essentials.