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Bucephalus 09-12-2005 11:36 PM

Packing a Back Pack
 
This may sound elementary, but can someone please tell me what items to take on a 2-day hunting trip this fall and how to pack them into a medium sized back pack? Thank you for your time and consideration.

wuzzagrunt 09-15-2005 12:19 AM

Re: Packing a Back Pack
 
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Originally Posted by Bucephalus
This may sound elementary, but can someone please tell me what items to take on a 2-day hunting trip this fall and how to pack them into a medium sized back pack? Thank you for your time and consideration.

It all depends on where you will be traveling. The mountains of Idaho require a different pack than the swamps of Florida.

delloro 09-15-2005 08:56 AM

wuzz is right, of course. but there are general items you will need either way. the best waterproof survival matches, a lighter, a modest first aid kit, water purification tablets, a sierra cup, a hat, 100% deet bug repellant, a rudimentary cleaning kit and spare ammo and a little oil for your gun (birchwood casey sheath gun wipes are very handy and come prepackaged like towelettes), a survival mirror, spare undies and socks, some para cord, a compass, enough aspirin or ibuprofen for a max dose the whole time you are gone, a small flashlight with a long burn time - 1 million candlepower streamlights do you no good after a couple hours, a mylar space blanket. all together this won't take up much room or weigh too much.

pack heavy items at the bottom to keep your CG low. pack everything in ziploc bags, it adds next to no weght but keeps things organized and dry.

jtv3062 10-11-2005 07:35 PM

dont forget tp its somthing easily over looked

armoredman 10-12-2005 08:33 AM

Extra power bars or other compact emergency food, and, as odd as it may sound, a cell phone. Some people can get cell signals out in the boonies....if you have a satellite phone, you're golden. if not, got a ham radio license? Get one -- no code needed for amatuer license, and a nice portable radio, if you can afford it. 8)

V-Man 10-12-2005 07:40 PM

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got a ham radio license? Get one -- no code needed for amatuer license, and a nice portable radio, if you can afford it.
I carry a Yaesu VX-2R and several extra batteries. It has wideband receive (shortwave to 999MHz, AM/FM- no SSB though). It is very small and lightweight. I never leave home without it. I think it was about $130.00. 4 extra batteries and external battery charger were about $26.00. It can be modified for out of band transmit through software, but I haven't done that so don't know about the out of band performance. It has only 1 watt of transmit power (rather than the 5 watts you will get out of a full size hand held radio). I constantly use repeaters over 30 miles away with it so the power limitations aren't that big of an issue for me. PM me if you want info on hand held radios. I have used a whole bunch of them at work and for ham stuff.

Michael D. Kast 12-25-2005 08:53 AM

...a machete strapped along side of the pack, or directly on top on it's side; a very useful thing to have are a few knives... also consider some parachute line for lashing things, for utilizing that Space Blanket,(the one with cloth edges and grommets), as a lean-to if need be, making an emergency splint, etc.


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