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Hunting Essentials You Should Never Leave Home Without

Whether you are an avid hunter or just starting out, there are a few essentials you should never leave home without, and several survival essentials you need to know about.

Basic Hunting Essentials for Survival

  1. A compass and a map of the area
  2. Extra water and food
  3. A large plastic bag, preferably orange in color that can be as useful as emergency shelter, rain shelter or even as a signaling device
  4. Flashlight and extra batteries
  5. A pocket knife
  6. Sun protection, including hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, long-sleeved shirt, and pants
  7. Additional clothing, including warm pants, sweaters, rain and wind clothing. Overall, make sure you pack snug and durable Seeland outdoor clothing.
  8. A first aid kit
  9. Waterproof matches and a lighter
  10. Candles and a fire starter
  11. Medication
  12. Plastic whistle
  13. Either a water filter or purification tablets
  14. Signal mirror
  15. Drinking container
  16. Nylon Cord
  17. Space blanket

Three Things You Should Not Leave Home Without for Your Hunting Adventure

Besides the above list, there are certain things you must have for your hunting expedition.


You need a decent set of boots. With the threat of blisters and cold, if you have poor quality boots, your hunting adventure is going to end sooner than you would like. Keep in mind that a good pair of boots is going to be an investment. Whether you’re tracking deer or duck hunting, your boots can make or break the entire adventure.

A Backpack

A good backpack, just like boots, is the difference between hunting for miles and miles or going home early. You’ll rely on the backpack more than you realize, and a good one will help you go the distance.  Find something that is ideally light and offers good padding for comfort as well as a comfy waist strap.


Water should actually be right at the top of your list in terms of essentials. That’s not only because water will keep you hydrated as you wait to catch something, but it’s also important in an emergency. In fact, there are plenty of options out there and you need to consider what you will carry your water in before you even set out on the hunt. Some top options include:

  • A stainless-steel water bottle that you have already filled before heading out on your hunt
  • A compact water filter and iodine tablets to purify water

Make sure you have these essentials for your next hunting adventure and you’re sure to have a comfier, safer and more enjoyable trip!

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