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Planning to go Hunting/Camping

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by Beware Owner, Jun 19, 2010.


  1. Beware Owner

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    Ok, here's the spill. I want to go camping and hog hunting. I used to have all my camping gear, years ago, God knows where it went. So now I'm looking to get my camping/hunting gear again. This is what I have in mind so far:

    Camping:
    A two person tent (ONLY because I'll have company)
    Army duffle bag
    Flintstone (or some kind of firestarter)
    Foldable metal pans

    Hunting:
    Hatchet
    Rope
    Rubber gloves
    Knife (I'll need help with this one)
    Hacksaw
     

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  2. Jonesee

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    We need alot more detail.

    Where will you be hunting?
    What season of the year?
    How many days will you be out?
    How primitive will your campsite be? the fact you are using a duffel rather than a backpack tells me you will be camping close to your truck.
    How much experience do you have hunting and camping?
    Will it be a guided hunt?

    Please tell us about the trip and we can help more.

    If it is backcountry, you are on the wrong path. If you will be close to your truck, take whatever you can think of. It is easy if you don't have to pack it in and out.
     

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    Family/Base Camping Checklist


    Note:

    This list is intentionally extensive. Not every family will bring every item on every trip.


    In and around camp
    Tent (with stakes and guylines)
    Folding chairs
    Tent footprint
    Folding table
    Tent-pole repair sleeve
    Cots
    Sun shade, tarp or screen house
    Other furniture __________________
    Sleeping bags (with optional liners)
    Headlamps (with extra batteries)
    Sleeping pads/air mattresses
    Flashlights (with extra batteries, bulbs)
    Pad/mattress repair kit
    Lanterns (with mantles, if needed)
    Pump for air mattresses
    Lantern fuel or batteries
    Pillows Water filter or treatment tablets
    Multi-tool or knife
    Bikes
    Daypacks

    Bike trailers
    Trekking poles
    Inflatable boat with paddles
    Child carrier
    Fishing gear (and license)
    Rolling jogger
    Canoeing/kayaking gear
    ________________________ ________________________
    Clothing and footwear


    (If chilly nights are possible, come prepared)
    Moisture-wicking T-shirts
    Long underwear
    Moisture-wicking underwear
    Sleepwear
    Quick-drying pants/shorts
    Insulating jacket or vest
    Long-sleeve shirts (for sun, bugs)
    Insulated pants
    Sun-shielding hats
    Gloves or mittens
    Swimsuits
    Rainwear (jacket and pants)
    Bandanas or buffs
    Clothesline with clips
    Boots or shoes suited to terrain
    Water sandals
    Socks (synthetic or wool)
    In-camp sandals or booties
    ________________________ ________________________
    Kitchen


    (Select according to personal tastes and needs)
    Stove
    Coolers
    Windscreen
    Ice
    Fuel
    Water bottles
    Fuel bottle(s) with fuel funnel
    Plates, bowls, mixing bowls
    Matches/lighter
    Mugs/cups
    Charcoal (with fire starter)
    Measuring cups
    Firewood (plus saw or ax)
    Measuring spoons
    Grill rack
    Utensils
    Frying pan
    Paring knife
    Cook pots
    Spatula
    Pot grabber
    Whisk
    Dutch oven
    Kitchen organizer
    Portable coffee/espresso maker
    Cutting board or cutting surface
    Hot-cold vacuum bottle
    Funnel
    Hand-crank blender
    Foil
    Bottle opener/corkscrew
    Egg holder(s)
    Tablecloth and clips (or tape)
    Biodegradable soap
    Recipes
    Pot scrubber/sponge(s)
    Marshmallow/wiener roasting sticks
    Collapsible water container(s)
    Food-storage containers
    Portable or standing camp sink
    Resealable storage bags
    Drying rack
    Trash bags
    Quick-dry towels
    ________________________ ________________________
    Food



    Coffee
    Tea
    Cereal/granola/oatmeal
    Milk (powdered or fresh)
    Eggs (freeze-dried or fresh)
    Cocoa
    Breakfast bars
    Drink mixes
    Batter mix
    Bottled/canned beverages
    Syrup
    Energy food (bars, gels, trail mix)
    Butter/margarine
    Fruit (dried and fresh)
    Jelly/jam
    Vegetables
    Bread/bagels
    Cheese
    Meat (fresh and jerky)
    Crackers/chips
    Soup mixes/bouillon cubes
    Chocolate/sweets
    Prepared or freeze-dried meals
    Marshmallows
    Cooking oil/spray
    Spice kit
    Salt/pepper
    Herbs
    ________________________ ________________________
    ________________________ ________________________
    ________________________ ________________________
    Personal items


    (Tip: To more easily locate gear, keep similar items in a single duffel)

    Toilet paper
    First-aid kit


    Sunscreen
    Prescription medications
    Lip balm
    Toothbrush, toiletry kit
    Insect repellent
    Cosmetics
    Hand sanitizer
    Brush/comb
    Alcohol or antiseptic wipes
    Eyeshades; earplugs
    Spare eyeglasses/contact lenses
    Biodegradable soap
    Mirror
    Shower water bag
    ________________________ ________________________
    Other items
    Camera
    Paperbacks/DVDs
    Camcorder
    Notebook and pen/pencil
    Memory cards/film
    Sketchpad with art supplies
    Binoculars
    Radio or music player with headphones
    Campsite reservation confirmation
    Two-way radios
    Maps
    GPS receiver
    Guidebook
    Cell phone
    Interpretive field guides (flowers, insects)
    Travel alarm clock
    Star chart/night-sky identifier
    Umbrella
    Pet tent
    Pet food (with favorite bowl)
    Pet bed
    Pet leash and toys (such as Chuckit!)
    ________________________ ________________________
    Fun stuff



    Playing cards
    Flying discs
    Rolling ice cream maker
    Puzzles (crosswords, etc.)
    Kick-around foot bag
    Board games
    Kites
    Water toys
    Geocaching materials (with GPS receivers)
    Electronic toys
    Paddle ball set Boomerang
    Glow sticks __________________ for kids
    ________________________ ________________________
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  4. bigdollars

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    Camping? You can get a decent hotel/motel for between $40 and $100 depending on where you are going. lol
     
  5. vafish

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    Do yourself a big favor and get something bigger then a 2 person tent. Every tent I have ever seen rates their capacity based on people packed in tightly together and no gear inside the tent. Meaning a 4 man tent will sleep 3 comfortably with a small amount of gear in the tent. 4 adult men would be shoulder to shoulder and bumping into each other every time they turn over.

    Skip the flint and steel crap and get a bic lighter or 2.
     
  6. EL COLONEL

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    A rifle and a hand gun...........................................:whistling:
     
  7. Beware Owner

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    I will be hunting in my own county (the biggest animal sighted here is the hog), I plan to go once I get all my gear together. When I said duffle bag, I meant to say the Army duffle bag with a harness that makes it a huge backpack. I've camped before, but not hunted, this is not a guided hunt. I plan to go in as deep into the woods as possible/necessary, which may mean half to a mile (doubt it, though).

    You're right about that, didn't think about it. Thanks! Out of curiosity, though, how many fires would you know a flint to start?
     
  8. vafish

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    I'm a Boy Scout leader.

    I've seen a lot of scouts start a fire with either the friction method or with a flint and steel.

    And since most bic style lighters use a small piece of flint and a steel wheel to make their fire, many of the times you see a lighter used it is a fire started with a flint and steel.
     
  9. mitchshrader

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    Prepack your gear, do a couple day test run. Walk with it a good bit. Then thin out the unnecessary. Depending when, you'll need too much water and darn little sleeping bag, or medium water and a pretty good sleeping bag.

    Being specific about the weight of each item & the total, and how you did on a timed trek, say 5 miles.. versus your body weight.. what you have to hike in, pack out, PLUS meat if you're lucky.. will give you a better idea of how to do it least painfully.

    Good boots. Good socks. More good socks.
     
  10. Beware Owner

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    I don't want to carry as much, less is more. I'm now gearing towards a hatchet, knife, sleeping bag, tent, pan/fork, lighter, rope, rifle, rifle cleaning kit, bags, rubber gloves, binoculars, water, flashlight, lighter, shears, water, food, and that should do it.
     
  11. Beware Owner

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    What knives do you like best for the camping, not dressing?
     
  12. vafish

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    If backpacking I just carry a small pocket knife. Don't need it for food prep as everything is freeze dried or canned.

    Since you will be dressing hogs too a good all purpose hunting knife should be fine.

    One other thing you should consider, I know you are planning on carrying water, but having some sort of water purification method is also a good idea. Water is very heavy to carry and you need about a gallon a day. Filters or iodine tablets work well and weigh much less then the water they will produce.
     
  13. Beware Owner

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    True, and I'll be close to a creek, too.
     
  14. Beware Owner

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    It's official, I'm going in December! I ran into the problem that local hog hunting was a little more complicated than I thought, the only place I could go hog hunting where hogs have actually been sighted, disallows centerfire rifles. There is one little spot that may have hogs, but I haven't scouted that yet. These next several weekends will be dedicated to scouting. I have two places to check out, one is best known for deer and no hogs, the other may have both. I might even hunt at both locations, but I won't be sure till I scout them.

    I'm getting most, if not all, of the rest of the gear within the next two weeks, and the list has changed because I will be staying for several days. I'll tell you what I have listed so far:

    Camo boots/pants/jacket/hat/shirt/thermal shirt/gloves, hunter orange vest, backpack, tent (four person), sleeping bag, first aid kit, topographical maps, water bladder, shovel, binoculars, canned food, shearspots/pans/spoon/fork, large cooler, meat bags, no scent spray, rope/pulley system (forgot the name), game bags, and water purification tabs.

    I already have the knife, hatchet, foldable saw, compass, rubber gloves, rifle, pistol, flashlight, and lighter. I'd say that, depending on the size and amount of game harvested, I'll either dress myself or take to the butcher.

    By the way, how much percent of meat per weight of an animal should I expect back from a butcher?
     
  15. duncan

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    Spot on - at least a 3-person dome tent with just two long poles. 5-7 minutes to assemble if don't need lines and stakes.

    Can get them cheap at Big 5 too. Just make sure you bring fleece blankets to line your sleeping bags for colder weather.

    Boy scouts teaches you a lot on those points:whistling: