Deerhunting gear checklist

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Thanks Jesse,this will come in handy when I am planning a hunt/scouting trip.
 

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Lets start a seperate thread for first aid kits, these are something if you hunt and travel alot like I do, I want to make sure I have the right stuff for sutures etc... when you are back in a ways.......
 

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Nice list Jesse
But in today's dry west, a flare gun might not be a good idea.  I thought one of the AZ fires started with a lost hiker trying to make a signal fire.
   How about 4 or 5 chem-lights?  A volunteer with Sierra Madre Search & Rescue recommends them as the best signaling tool.  Plus, you don't have to change batteries.
He said a night you can spot them 30 miles away in the air, plus can give some comfort light.

First Aid kit:
   3M makes some really cool knife-cut bandages.  Works like a butteryfly but really holds.  I sliced my finger tip with my deer knife last year (almost took the tip off almost to the nail, trying to cut some plastic) .  After I wrapped my dripping finger in duct tape and drove to Savon's, I tried these strips and they worked great. Wound healed better than the other finger with a similar cut that had 6 stiches.

3m Steri-Strip pack of 10 strips 1/4x4" product#R1546

Maybe a sub-catagory for a daily pack
 

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Fritz:  I agree, I use a day pack and this topic is popular and beneficial.  Actually last night I transfered all my junk from my Rocky pack into the Kifaru pack at the suggestion of Duwane Adams/Kirk Kelso.  I will be toting a little more weight, but when the animal is down, I dont have to hoof it back to the truck for the pack frame.  In addition to this, I have all essetials for first aid/shelter etc.... in this larger pack.  I will carry approximately 30 lbs, but the pack is good/balanced on my hips so it is not as bad as years ago packs.........
 

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Seems like I had a post deleted?????  It didn't contain any four letter words, or bad
language.
Did I violate some unknown rule and criticize a city-slicker flatlander out of turn or
something?????
I couldn?t get all that junk in my one ton.
 

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Grate list Jesse! At least we have something to start with. Now we can modify to suit our needs, where & what we are hunting, and time of the year. I bring fusse' (flares) to start a fire. They are the best firestarter even when wet.
 

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doghouse,

it's a general list, I don't lug all that around either.

fpscabs,

There are places I've hunted in the west in the snow where a flare gun would come in real handy to signal a ground search team. Most aircraft stop searching at dark. I did forget the chem lights. I even carry a flourescent marker panel for signalling aircraft which I forgot also.

The chem lights are easy to spot from the air and we also used little handheld strobes in the military that you can get for about $50.00.
 


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