What to take to a hunter for hunting: List of hunting equipment
Here you are going hunting. They took out a backpack and start packing. Even if you have devoted the whole day to this activity, you are always gnawed by doubts whether anything has been forgotten. Perhaps they distracted family affairs – your wife left you for another. Not a hunter. They got it … and the happy went hunting. Arrived – this is not, is not enough …
True, there are other hunters: a backpack over his shoulders, plus two or three items, a minimum of products, a gun – and went. It happens that they manage with what they took (I envy such hunters with white envy). But it happens that they bother their comrades with requests: give it, give it …
There are hunting farms in which there is no light, water or other necessary things. I had to hunt in such places. But what can you do when the forest pulls, bewitches. I don’t know how it is with you, but I have a soul – a “bum” from the day I was born.
For myself, I make a list of what I need to take. Convenient: read, put, crossed out. Nothing is distracting. Of course, this list is individual, especially in terms of product selection and first-aid kit. It depends on the type of hunting, and on the season.
Hunting equipment, fishing equipment
Photo by Dmitry Sermanov
I wrote down all the objects in free order, and when I am going to hunt, I choose what I need at the moment. The fishing gear and mushroom items were included in the same list. Sometimes hunters combine hunting with their other hobbies and concerns. It’s not for me to tell you this! If there is a car, different spare parts are added, if there is a dog, you also need to take something for her, etc. Maybe this list will help you. So…
1. The gun. (It happens that hunters forget houses and guns.)
3. Cartridges. (For a certain hunt their cartridges.)
4. Cartridges in reserve. (I have them in a separate box, so as not to look in case of frequent shooting.)
5. The ramrod and accessories for cleaning the gun.
6. Gun oil, a cloth for wiping.
7. Glasses (for “bespectacles” or glasses from the sun).
8. Yagdtash or bag for game.
9. Boots (wading or short). (Note: they don’t go to the “taiga” in new, unverified shoes.)
10. Footcloths or socks (plain or woolen).
11. Knee pads on boots. (More about them will be in the chapter “On the hunt …”, p. 15.)
12. Gloves (winter, autumn, closed or with free fingers), mittens.
13. Bag (for products, sandwiches, etc.).
14. The binoculars. (It’s always curious to see where it moves.)
15. Light slippers. (Do not smile! Feet should rest, especially if you live in a house where it is warm and cozy.)
16. Sneakers, light shoes. (To make it easier to walk from home to the place of hunting.)
17. Hat (winter, summer, saving from mosquitoes, ticks and rain, etc.),
18. Jacket, quilted jacket, replaceable clothing, underwear. Raincoat.
19. Tent (who knows what awaits you), plastic bag (from the rain).
20. Hatchet, saw.
21. The hammock. (It’s convenient to spend the night in the forest, it is easy to wear and quickly set.)
22. Mug, spoon, bowler.
23. Knife (hunting and folding with a corkscrew and other trifles).
24. Lantern or candle.
25. Camera, spare film.
26. Matches (hunting) or a lighter.
28. Stuffed ducks.
29. Decoy duck.
30. Basket for decoy.
31. Rope for decoy. Cargo.
32. Food for decoy duck.
33. Stool. (For hunting with decoy.)
34. The clock.
35. Felt boots.
36. First aid kit.
37. The cell phone and charging for it. (Call your family and friends and report how you are doing.)
38. Documents (hunting ticket, permit to carry a gun, license, veterinary certificate for a dog, documents for a dog).
39. Money. (Try without them!)
40. Rocket launcher and flares.
41. The dog.
42. A muzzle, a collar, a leash (simple or metal).
43. Food for dogs.
44. Products for yourself. (I take: warming, potatoes, bread, sugar, tea, canned goods, bagged soup, crackers, sausage, cheese, herring, cucumbers, salt, pepper, cigarettes. Think, maybe you can buy something on the way, closer to the place of hunting.)
45. A warm rug (for sitting, lying, for yourself, for a dog).
46. Flask (or two – for different types of drinking).
48. A running belt (for the gun).
49. A rope or “cat” for hunting in a swamp.
50. Basket for mushrooms.
51. Fishing rods (winter or summer) and other fishing tackle and accessories (hooks, bloodworms, rotorcraft, box for winter fishing, top dressing, skimmer, hook net, etc.).
52. Comrades in the hunt. (To leave earlier, someone sleeps with someone. Well, before that – a festive evening, toasts for a successful hunt, etc.)
53. Threads, needles, toothbrush, soap, towel, razor, handkerchief, etc.
54. It is useful to have NZ with you: matches filled with wax, potassium permanganate – for cleaning forest water and for cleaning the stomach, an untouchable food supply – chocolate, salt, etc. (When I wandered through the forest, I regretted that I hadn’t foreseen all in advance. Of course, it’s better not to go to places that you don’t know. And if it happened, you can laugh once and for all. Get a cold, get pneumonia.)
55. Boat, oars, repair kit.