With all the excitement of collecting the next world record (or freezer meat) everyone head to the mountains, some for the first time, some old hands. What everyone should have in common (BUT DON”T) is a personal Survival Kit, it is great to run to the local sporting goods store and buy one. Now it needs to be opened and you must practice with it. Don’t go out and get lost on the woods, but set up a night in the woods using only what you carry when you hunt.
You will find that a lot of items will need to added and some taken away.
Here is a list of what I carry and it works for me. It’s carried n an Butt Pack
100ft 550-nylon cord (parachute cord)
4-space blanket (once opened they will never repack that small)
Military poncho liner
Waterproof and diamond tip matches in waterproof case
Triox tabs (Old C-ration heat tabs, surplus store)
Fire starting kit
Collapsible plastic container (2 qt)
Orange surveys tape
It’s about 8 pounds but I can last 2 days (I’ve done it for real)
I do carry a back pack with all my other hunting junk (rope, water, knifes, sharpener)
This I stuff I use for cleaning and removing the animal from the field
Most Important: you can have all the best gear, but you must know how to us it!