Camping while hunting is much different than regular family camping. If you are on a hunting trip, there won’t be any need to bring a massive tent with you; instead, bring a small one. You are just going to sleep in it anyway. If you want to find more must-have hunting and outdoor gear, there is no better place than THEGEARHUNT.
I some states, having your hunting certificate or license with you while hunting is a necessity. So make sure to bring it with you every time you are out hunting.
Your favorite hunting knife
Every hunter knows that having your knife (or knives) with you is among the most important thing you can have while hunting. The blade is not just for skinning; it can be used for chopping branches, as well.
Make sure to get a strong one that will withstand anything that you might need it for.
You do not have to limit yourself to just one. Pocket knives do not take that much space, so you can always have one skinning knife and one other knife with you while hunting. Also, you can have more backup knives if you need them at the campsite.
Sleeping gear, although necessary, can also add a lot of weight to your backpack. Pack wisely. If you are hunting in August, do not pack 0-degree sleeping bags. They will just cause you to sweat all night. If you are afraid of being cold during the night, it is better to bring multiple layers of clothing and one lighter sleeping bag. If you are still concerned about being cold, you can add a silk sleeping bag liner. It will keep your bags lighter.
Never hesitate to invest in your cooking kit. Make it your goal to make it as simple, but as advanced as possible. Bring a small but efficient stove and a titanium cup.
You can even customize these items to be even more lightweight than they already are. You can buy pre-packed stove kits, or you can assemble one yourself.
There are four crucial parts to each: titanium heat exchanger support ring, titanium heat reflector disk, carbon fiber lid, and a stove burner.
Safety and survival
When it comes to safety kits, you can bring only the necessities that you know you might need, such as alcohol swabs, bandages, and antibiotic cream. Keep in mind that these are just the bare minimum; you can always expand this list to better suit your needs.
Survival kits are often looked upon as space wasters, but they can come in handy in plenty of situations. Your package should include things like a flashlight and extra batteries, rope, water purifying tablets, and emergency food portions.
If you keep these two kits together, you will always be able to survive, especially if you find yourself away from the campsite.
Food is something that you should continuously work to improve for your hunting trips. The general best practice is to aim for food dense with calories, at least 160 calories per ounce. Keep in mind that you should bring more food choices because eating the same meal for days will not provide you with the essential nutrients that you will need for hunting. Good food choices are protein shake mixes, a lot of granola bars, nuts, nut butter.
For breakfasts, it is a good idea t have your food pre-packed at home. You can mix all the items in a blender and then seal them in vacuum bags. Great idea for breakfast is quick oatmeal, cinnamon, peanut butter powder, hemp seeds, protein powder, and chia seeds. Just add hot water, and it is ready to go.
When it comes to lunches and dinners, you can buy the full-meal containers or make them yourself. Note that if you may need to bring a portable cooler with you, as well.