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Day pack contents
Aug 15th, 2010 at 4:31am
 
This thread is to complement NIMROD's "Pack contents" thread, which lists more gear than what one needs for a day trip.

The idea was taken from the original thread started by nbl and another thread whats in your daypack? started by smiddy.

Suggestions of other essential/useful items made by other members have been posted at the bottom of the thread.

The items listed will provide an idea of what to include in your own pack. After a few trips you can analyse what items you do or do not need or use and whittle your contents down accordingly.

Comments and questions may be made in the original threads in order to keep this one tidy.
  

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Re: Day pack contents
Reply #1 - Aug 15th, 2010 at 4:32am
 
Originally posted by nbl

Just did my first solo hunt in the wet bush thought I would set out my daypack contents:



1. Pack - Stoney Creek Dayhunter - good - didnt stay completely dry but didnt need it to.
2. Raincoat - British army DPM goretex - awesome - rained buckets all day and never got wet.  Also it comes right down over my shorts so my ass stayed dry. And cheap too from Kiwi Disposals.
3.  Gloves - cheap from Katmandhu
4.  First aid kit - from Bivouac - pretty hefty but rather be safe than sorry.  I have added extra roll of tape, strong pain killers, and insect repellant
5.  Camera - Cannon Ixus - had this for ages, super small and never lets me down
6.  Headlight - Black diamond - this is awesome - recommended
7.  Drysack - sea to summit from Bivouac - awesome - it got soaked but never let in a drop
8.  Spare clothes in drysack - marino mid layer, pollypro leggings, polypro top, spare socks
9.  Compass - old school sailors compass - great for taking bearings
10.  Garmin Etrex - OK but hard to get a signal under the canopy
11.  Spare batteries - for headlamp and Etrex - in the glass vitamin bottle to keep them dry
12.  Knife sharpening steel - Trademe special
13.  Knife - Gator II fine edge drop point - cant wait to use it!!
14.  Whistle - pealess
15.  Flint
16.  Lighter
17.  Emergency blanket
18.  Swiss army knife - backup and tools
19.  Orange plastic emergency sack

Total weight 4.5 kg.  Add rifle, ammo, map, water, and food and I'm off!!

Took me ages to chose, find and buy all this gear.  If youre a beginner like me suggest you read Creed's book and follow advice on here and in the hunting magazines.  Thanks to eveyone who'se advice I took.  Pretty happy with this lot only things I would change when funds allow is a better gps (60csx) and better boots!!!
  

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Re: Day pack contents
Reply #2 - Aug 15th, 2010 at 4:36am
 
Originally posted by smiddy

what does everyone carry in their day pack?  this is a pic of my usual tahr hunting pack



it includes:

Jacket,
Gloves,
Beanie,
Rope,
Shit paper,
fire starters,
matches,
Epirb,
GPS,
Ice axe,
knifes & sharpener,
head torch,
snacks,
drink bottle & raro,
binoculars,
wrist watch,
plastic bags and
survival blanket
  

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Re: Day pack contents
Reply #3 - Aug 15th, 2010 at 4:48am
 
Originally posted by striker

This is what I carry in mine.



includes:
2 compasses,
10 rounds of ammo
headlamp,
magnet torch(so called w@nkers torch),
2x survival blankets
maglight,
insulation tapex3,
waterproof matches,
lighters,
SERIOUS pain relief 4 up to 36 hours,
anti-histamines,
anti-inflammatorys,
rubber strips,
small first aid kit,
spare knife,
gps,
batteries for torches and gps,
gloves,
poncho (not in photo)
spare socks,
whistle,
knife steel,
5m of strong twine,
army cooker and fuel,
3x peanut slabs,
1xroll of crap paper( good for marking tracks).
oh plus 2l of water food  and ammo on top.

I think that just about covers it.um ah????

I get quoted all the time for carrying too much but better be safe than sorry Sad Embarrassed
  

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Re: Day pack contents
Reply #4 - Aug 15th, 2010 at 4:48am
 
Additional items suggested by other members:

Room for meat
Meat bag / muslin cloth for putting meat in
Cord/rope for stringing up the first animal for pick up on the way back out
First aid kit - remember to include a needle and tweezers for removing prickles
Antihistamine
Old bicycle inner tube to help light a fire if you need to
Map
Binos
PLB
Pull through
Ammo
Good lens cleaner
Sling
Toilet paper
Beanie/hat/balaclava
Small spare torch
Instead of emergency blanket and orange survival bag, swap for a Heatsheets Emergency Bivvy.  More effective and lighter: http://www.outdoorsupplies.co.nz/Survival.htm
A pencil and sheet of waterproof paper (i use the back of old sporting clays score sheets for this) - handy if you want to leave a note somewhere
Water bottle or at least a light weight mug to take water out of streams for re-hydration
  

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Re: Day pack contents
Reply #5 - Dec 27th, 2011 at 6:36am
 
Originally posted by Mike H

Another item which I have in my pack is a spare pair of boot laces. Takes up FA room but saves ya if you slip and rip your laces as I did once.
  

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Re: Day pack contents
Reply #6 - Mar 15th, 2012 at 7:25am
 
HuntGatherRepeat has suggested that a "must have" in a day pack hunting list is a topo map.

He points out that going into unknown bush without one is risky, especially if your GPS fails. If you don't have a map to mark your compass directions on you can get yourself in a bit of bother.

He says, "Be it understood that experience makes up for most everything BUT in a survival pack I believe it's silly not to pay $10 for a map that doesn't require batteries or anything fancy. Even in the U.S. where I'm comfortable trekking for days I always carry a map, just so if something happens to me (or my GPS) my inexperienced mate can drag me home. I believe it's the easiest, cheapest, most reliable way of getting home. Everything else is just frills."
  

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