Essential Gear for Bowhunts in Backcountry

When you go hunting in the backcountry, you will be roughing it in the wild. You probably won’t be there for just one day– you’ll be there for a few nights! This means that you have to bring all the necessary things needed for survival. If you are going on a hunting trip for a few days and will be camping in the forest, then you need to be prepared. In this article, I’ll be providing a checklist of the equipment that you’ll need to have when you go on this trip.

A Good Camping Tent

When you go camping, you’ll need a tent. However, you can’t just buy any tent that you see in the store. You need to buy a sturdy tent that won’t break down when you go into the forest. Do some research on the best tents that are good for camping before you decide which one to buy.

A Good Sleeping Bag

Of course, aside from the tent, you’ll need a sleeping bag that you can snuggle up in during the cold nights. Because of the abundance of trees in the countryside, expect the nights to be a little bit cold because of the cool air of the forest. In order to keep yourself warm, you’ll need a good sleeping bag.

A Working Stove

Using a stove to cook is definitely more convenient than cooking over an open fire. There are actually a lot of portable stoves that you can bring with you when you go camping. The easiest type of stove to use is the butane stove. However, the problem with this type of stove is that it doesn’t work during the cold weather. You may also bring stoves that use white gas or liquid gas as these can be used anywhere at any time.

Stove

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A Toiletry Kit

Even if you are in the wilderness communing with nature, you still need to observe personal hygiene. For this, you will be needing your own personal toiletry kit. What do you put inside your toiletry kit?

Well, let’s start with oral hygiene. You will need a tube of toothpaste and a toothbrush, so that you can brush your teeth at night. You’ll also need to bring a pack of dental floss, so you can floss your teeth after you brush. You may or may not bring mouthwash, as this isn’t really a necessity. However, if you want to have minty fresh breath, bring it along.

You’ll also need to pack some soap and shampoo. For those who don’t camp outside much, you can take a bath in the nearest river. Of course, you’ll need soap and shampoo to wash away bacteria from your body, and to smell good. I suggest that you bring along bath gels and shampoos that you can get for free in hotels.

Lastly, you can bring along your facial care products (if you need to). The outdoors can be quite rough on your face. If you want to keep your face from drying up, then you have to bring along your moisturizer and your facial wash. This will keep you from having blemishes and peeling skin.

A Lamp

A lamp is a very important piece of equipment for any camper. During the night, the lamp can be your only source of light if you don’t know how to start a fire. Bring a portable battery-operated lamp, so that you’ll have enough light at night. Also, don’t forget to bring some batteries!

A First-Aid Kit

Never ever go on a hunting or camping trip without one! In the event that you get injured or sick, the first-aid kit is your first line of defense. Bring along some antibacterial ointment and band-aids to treat wounds. Also, bring a blister of paracetamol and other medicines just in case. For those who have asthma, don’t forget the inhaler.

When you go camping in the woods, you always have to be prepared. You will be in the woods or the wilderness which means that you have to survive in the rough territory. As long as you have all the necessary equipment with you, you won’t have to worry about not being able to survive.

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