Join Brittney in getting your backpack ready for fall and the hunts. In this episode we go over what it is that Brittney and Cody keep in their hunting backpacks, the essentials list, and why they have it. Plus with the twist of packing your backpack as a female hunter or bringing your kids with you.
Learn what you should pack in your backpack as a beginner, tips, and tricks we’ve learned along the way, how to keep it organized, necessities, and more. Packing your hunting pack so that you are prepared and ready to hunt, stay out longer, go farther, and be confident in the field.
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Essentials List for your hunting backpack (great for females, kids, and beginners):
These are items that I always keep in my backpack. I will add to this depending on the hunt we are doing and/ or the season.
- Water bladder
- Water bottles – wrap some duct tape around one (for blisters or fixing shit)
In my top packs I keep:
- Headlamp (extra battery’s for it)
- Phone charging bank/cord
- Water filter
- Poncho or light weight tarp/fly
- A baggie for field care: gloves, electrical tape (to tape your tag on horn with), knife sharpener, extra blades
TIP: Get a good knife and carry on your person
- Hand warmers
- Backpack friendly First aide kit: little what ales you bag – Benadryl, Ibuprofen, stomach meds, add in whatever meds you may need
- Trauma Kit: Tourniquet. Blood stop powder. Suiters.
- A baggie for fire stuff: Lighter. Flint. Fire starter like a puddy, etc
- Tarp or Poncho
- Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System
- Drink baggie: BRCC instant coffee, Ignite trail pack, Hydrate (electrolyte) trail pack
- Protein bar/a quick snack or fuel source
- Chapstick (usually have one in my pocket but no one wants dry lips. Lol)
- Toilet paper and/or dude wipes
- Bug repellent (depending on your season)
- Sunscreen (depending on your season)
- Hand Sanitizer
- Hook carabiners on your bag
In the large pocket of my Mystery Ranch hunting backpack I always keep:
- Game bags
- Jet Boil
- Lightweight backpacking Coffee mug
Food baggie: (can restock each day)
- Dehydrated meal – I prefer Heather’s Choice
- Tuna Packets
- Pickles (good for muscles and cramping when hiking)
- Hot coco or cider for the kids
- Long MSR Spoon for eating out of dehydrated meals bags
That’s pretty much what I keep in there/stocked all the time. I prefer to be self sufficient. Meaning when/if I separate from Cody on the mountain. I’ve got myself cover and am comfortable with or without him 🤣 My suggestion is to think of what will help make you comfortable too: stay warm, cool, hydrated and fed. Keep it light too and room for that elk.
Maybe go through your hunting buddies bag and see what things you they have and would be helpful.
Good luck and stay safe, this season!
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