Re: Mountain hunt daypack essentials
My Dad and I went through this type of exercise before we went to Alaska for a DIY caribou hunt. The BIGGEST mistake we made was thinking like we were hunting alone. We BOTH doubled up on essential stuff and had 4X what we needed in some cases. We could of carried half what we did and been fine in any emergency.
But when it came time to stay out overnight unexpectedly, Dad had left his emergency foil blanket at camp. I was MUCH more comfortable that night than he was. No danger, but a good couple hours sleep can make a huge difference in your outlook on life. He took a nap in the sunshine later on in the morning and was MUCH better off.
The few things we used that really helped-
-ACE bandage, we used horse wrap
-Gatorade powder to add to water *** big help when you need a boost
-small folding saw
Also-USE your gear first and know if and how it works. It's always fun messing with gear and doing trial runs anyway. Even if it's in the backyard!