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ivnivn gvillePosts: 242 Deckhand
OK, so you are headed out to try your luck, mostly as an excuse to be in the woods but kinda doing some planning for next year and who knows, you may get lucky.

Aside from the "day hike" basics (water, snacks, rain gear if potential, first aid, navigation stuff, emergency kit) and gun/ammo what other goodies do you carry?


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  • 4WARD4WARD Senior Member Cross Creek,FLPosts: 2,968 Captain
    Hip boots or a willingness to get my boys wet.
     Going through water will put you ahead of most.
    "I hate graveyards and old pawn shops
    For they always bring me tears
    I can't forgive the way they rob me
    Of my childhood souvenirs"... John Prine
  • Crkr23Crkr23 MelrosePosts: 721 Officer
    Insect repellent and ThermaCELL or pic coils.
    Another thing I'm planning on adding is a lightweight hammock, beats laying or sitting on the ground.
  • swampdogswampdog Central FloridaPosts: 4,906 Captain
    With what you mentioned in my Fanny pack. Flashlight, knife, TP, 10’ of paracord and cell phone. 
  • James243James243 Senior Member GainesvillePosts: 867 Officer
    A game bag to fill with meat and a sharp knife. Maybe a couple tree steps depending on the area if I plan on sitting still. 
  • GlennGlenn Senior Member Posts: 1,801 Captain
  • kci-miakci-mia Senior Member South end of MiamiPosts: 273 Deckhand
    I always take 2 Thermacell plus some spare pads and fuel.
    A headlamp with spare battery.
    My cellular phone in waterproof case with power pack.

    Most importantly I have carried a small and simple gunshot trauma kit with me for past 30+ years. It was put together for me by my father who was a medical officer in Vietnam and he taught me how to use it.  Every two years contents gets refreshed and I get a reminder on how to use it with just one hand.  
  • meateatermeateater south flaPosts: 1,234 Officer
      i keep pack of blood clot powder and a roll of gauze along with small flask of ron zacappa rum and 3 vicadin tucked away in my backpack      thats the extent of my first aid kit i carry    anything else can wait till i get back to the truck and if that dont get me back to truck i leave my crossbow to h20    everything else goes to whoever finds me.
  • H20dadH20dad Senior Member Posts: 3,494 Captain
    meateater said:
      i keep pack of blood clot powder and a roll of gauze along with small flask of ron zacappa rum and 3 vicadin tucked away in my backpack      thats the extent of my first aid kit i carry    anything else can wait till i get back to the truck and if that dont get me back to truck i leave my crossbow to h20    everything else goes to whoever finds me.
    My man!

    I always have my trusty drone with thermal scope and gps darting tags. 
  • josh_scott84josh_scott84 Palm HarborPosts: 1,189 Officer
    I keep my epirb in my hunting pack when I'm not on the water. Figure it can't hurt to have.
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