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Offline Joseph

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Re: The unseen and overlooked
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2004, 03:24:00 AM »
I only forgot the TP once and it ain't ever happened again!  Several pair of latex gloves are handy if you have to empty something out then just take off the gloves inside out and you have clean hands, must be the nurse in me coming out.  I also never go anywhere without a compass.  I learned land navigation the old fashioned way in the Army, I also just haven't gotten around to buying a GPS yet.  Also a firm believer in always have a backup.  Spare bowstring and I usually have 8 arrows with me and there have been times when I have used 7 of them shooting at grouse.  Joseph
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Offline cjones

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Re: The unseen and overlooked
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2004, 05:02:00 AM »
Mickey, if ya need a good sized pack with a built in water bladder let me know. I have one that is brand new and never been used. You more than welcome to borrow it for your trip.
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Offline Huntrdfk@Work

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Re: The unseen and overlooked
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2004, 06:47:00 AM »
I try to keep it as light as possible, no packs, so everything must fit in pockets or around my neck. Bow, arrows, back quivers, knife, broadhead pro sharpener, mini mag light, compass, haul rope for getting bow up to the stand, binoculars, digital camera, grunt call, and some type of face mask.
Now, if I really, really want to kill something, I forget everything except bow and arrows, so that when I do shoot something I have to walk back out to the truck to get my stuff to take pics, knife to field dress, rope to drag..... you get the picture.  (Some days I purposely forget those things, it has actually worked!!)


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Offline Chad Edgar

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Re: The unseen and overlooked
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2004, 07:27:00 AM »
I forgot my hearing aids on a couple of hunts this year.  50% hearing loss in both ears makes for a lousy hunt.
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Offline Jason Lester

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Re: The unseen and overlooked
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2004, 07:46:00 AM »
Chad,  
  If its plaid you might not get it back from Mickey LOL.

I've seen the bladders at walmart that you just slip in a pack. I've thought about getting one but I don't get to hunt as long and figure I can survive a couple hours on a smaller bottle.  :)
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Offline kyle

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Re: The unseen and overlooked
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2004, 09:01:00 AM »
Mickey, I guess you got the link for the Camelbaks.  They are great.  There's lots of the same types of packs out there but I've looked at most of them and keep coming back to the Camelbaks.  I figure if our boys are going into battle with them, they are good enough for me.  The military ones on their websites are top shelf stuff.  There's a US Cav store here that supplies our fighting boys in the 101st and I've seen some of those packs.  They're NIIIIICE.  I personally use a H.A.W.G. (Holds Alot of Water and Gear) in black and have pinned a fleece camo cover over it to keep it a bit quieter and covered when I set it down.  The way the bladder pocket is designed, you can use it like a back quiver too (with broadheads you'd HAVE to have covers on them).  I have used it for 3-d shoots in hot weather and forgone my side quiver.  

And to answer your other question Mickey, I used 5 arrows when I got my first two deer in the same evening (i posted the story on here) and I've had three other instances where I've gotten second shots off with my trad equipment.  This stuff is so quiet that I'm much more optimistic about second shots than I ever was with wheelie bows.  That's why I can't bring myself to carry just one arrow yet.  It's that WHAT IF factor.  That and my dad used to say when packing for camping/hunting trips "I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it"

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Re: The unseen and overlooked
« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2004, 11:53:00 AM »
i used to forget my glove or tab but since I served my string with dental floss, its soft enough now that I don't need a glove unless I'm going to shoot a bunch.

kyle
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Offline Huntschool

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Re: The unseen and overlooked
« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2004, 02:48:00 PM »
I don't know.  Perhaps I am being an old fart or something but I do not take much to the woods with me. Never did, even in Maine, Up state New York, NJ, or today here in S. IL

I am usually within a short jaunt(drive or walk) of my home or truck so TP, Snickers(power food), knife, and canteen, half a binocular, lighter and accessories(cigs, yes, I will take a smoke break in the woods)and oh yea, My bow and some arras.

All my personal shooting stuff is in my pants and jacket.  Stays there............
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Offline Tom Leemans

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Re: The unseen and overlooked
« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2004, 02:56:00 PM »
Compass, topo map, sharp knife, cordage, way to make fire and your huntin' stuff/clothes. Walking alot? take extra socks.

I did forget my deer stand one year. Had to borrow a ladder stand that made me feel like I was in the cheap seats.
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