Day Pack or Fanny Pack?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TroyR, Sep 30, 2003.

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  1. TroyR

    TroyR Member

    Jul 17, 2003
    What do you guy's take with you while going Deer Hunting?
    This list is option's I thought of for who ever. Me being a dipstick I never take food or water, and I am alway's starving and thirsty, so then I am racing for the fast food joint.

    First do you use a Fanny Pack or Back Pack?
    Also state how long you are in the woods for?

    #1 Bino's
    #2 Rangefinder?
    #3 Rope?
    #4 knife?
    #5 water bottle?
    #6 call's " of course"
    #7 ammo
    #8 GPS?
    #9 food?
    #10 poncho"rain coat" in pack?
    #11 compass?

    If you have other option's please list them and leave out what is not important.

  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    My dad lives on 3/4 of a section of mostly bush land along the pembina river in southern MB. This is where all my hunting takes place. I take items 1-7 , a small first aid/survival kit and frs radio. I am always less than 1 mile from home and hunting with 1 to 3 other people. My mom is usually at home with a radio and can help if needed. If I were further from a home base I would be ready to spend a night if lost or stormed in. GPS, compass, maps and food would be with me also.
  3. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    Apr 27, 2002
    I use a backpack. It has a slot for a water resevoir. Mine holds 70oz. I also take a filter and an extra water bottle. I take enough food to be comfortable for two days. I figure that enough food can be found that it would be needless to pack much more. I usually don't spend more than one day in the woods.

    I carry all the Items listed as well as

    -First aid kit
    -2 extra knives, and sharpener
    -.22 target pistol (for grouse or other small game)
    -Bear Spray
    -.357 if bear spray didn't work
    -Flash Light and head lamp with lots of extra batteries
    -Matches, lighter
    -Tripod Shooting Rest

    Also lots of extra socks, gloves, and layers of clothing.
  4. QuietHunter

    QuietHunter Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    I use a daypack. I carry essentials that are always in it, and add other things depending on the hunt.

    Small First aid kit
    Space Blanket (can be used as tarp, a dry place to sit, or as intended for warmth)
    Zip-loc bag with TP (you never know when nature will call)
    Stormproof matches in waterproof case
    Small Disposable poncho
    Petrified Power Bar (emergency rations)
    Nylon rope
    LED Flashlight
    Wool Cap
    Wool gloves

    Options (depending on hunt, time of year etc.)
    Waterproof Jacket, Pants
    Extra Knife and Steel
    Small Gerber Hatchet
    Mosquito repelent
    Game Bags
    Ammo, Speed Loaders etc
    Shooting sticks
    Spotting scope and tripod
    Water filter

    As I have had to spend nights out away from camp, and with temperature variances, a backpack allows me to carry the stuff needed to get by and holds clothes as you shed and add layers.

    I did not forget binoculars, but they are rarely in the pack and usually on my chest.
  5. tackb

    tackb Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2007
    FWIW i think for day hunting you are all loading yourselves up with a bit too much gear!

    mars/snickers bars
    gerber (gun repairs and backup knife)
    wear goretex (maybe take a thin fleece)
    good boots
    drink from burns(small flowing streams)(take a puri straw if your worried)
    8 foot drag rope (for extracting deer)
    map and compass(no batteries!)
    milldot master (for long shots)(or range finder)

    remember that you can manage without food for a couple of days if absoulutly nessacery as long as you have water.

    most of this stuff will fit in your pockets or a small shoulder bag

    I'm not saying don't take all your fancy gear but sit down and look at your list then look again and decide 'do you really need it?'

    there is a lot to be said for traveling as light as possible.........

    just my opinion having carried tons of gear to and from hunting trips and realising i never used 3/4s of it.


    oh, here in the uk we don't have to worry about bears but if we did i think i'd shoot it with my rifle before i used a .357 revolver?

    in my opinion pistols are only for fighting your way to a rifle............