I was just wondering what equipment people carry in their stalking vehicles? Also if they modified the vehicle for stalking in any way?
I travel for all my stalking, so I try to anticipate what I might need, but have a Jimny limits the space available somewhat..
Off the top of my head, excluding personal stalking kit, I normally carry the following:
Stalkers wash box (home brewed one)
Cleaning and disinfectant items for carcass tray ect
4w LED Torch
Selection of gambrels and "S" hooks
Selection of chest spreaders
Small pulley hoist
Couple of smallish tarps
Drag strap (12' of 1" nylon webbing)
Plastic bags of various sizes
2 frosts knives and sharpener.
Vehicle first aid kit.
Secuteurs, pruning saw, 20" bow saw.
Drag bag or roesack as appropriate.
Security cable and lock (for rifle)
Rifle cleaning rod and kit
Tools and recovery items for vehicle (ie strops and shackles ect)
Paper Work as appropriate (ie maps, letter of permission, carcass tags ect)
In winter and if stalking somewhere remote, I will add a dry clothes, a sleeping bag, plus a small gas stove and a few provisions in case I have to spend the night in the vehicle unexpectedly.
Other items such as portable highseat and long handled pruners are carried as needed.
At present the only modification to my vehicle is to remove the rear seats and fit a new floor made from heavy duty plastic matting..
My list sounds a lot but most of the items are fairly small and store in a couple of plastic tool box. Other items such as the vehicle tools ect get stored under the front seats as they are not needed very often.