Simple question for you all today.
I have been acquiring all my stalking kit ready for the arrival in the post in the next few days of my FAC. My rifle, scope and mod are at the shop waiting to be picked up, but I've also got a collection of lots of little bits (e.g. knife, knife sharpener, tick tools, protective gloves etc.) accumulating around the house, all wanting a container to store them in.
I already have a bag for my "shotgun kit" that's got the appropriate stuff for bird hunting in it, which is very convenient - I just grab the bag and when I get to the field, I already know that I've got everything I'll need to deal with and carry away anything I shoot.
I'd like to achieve the same degree of convenience for my stalking kit, so I'm interested to know whether anyone can share a good solution to the problem of carrying all these little bits? If it was big enough to carry an FAC in a wallet too, that would be helpful.
At the moment, my thinking is towards some kind of waist-carried bag with a belt, so that my knife (in its sheath) and bolt holder can attach to it as and when required - but since I've got much less field experience than almost all of you here, I could use some guidance on what's the best approach. I'm assuming it's better to keep your back free for carrying deer back to the larder in a sack / dragging a sled?
I don't want to be lugging useless kit around, but it would be good to find a way of just being able to grab my bag (or other container) when I need it, without having to repack for every trip, replacement items notwithstanding.
Links to places to order such a bag from would be gratefully received and the cheaper the better - buying my rifle etc. has cleaned me out a bit! I've checked places like Bushwear and Uttings, but I'm not sure about the suitability of what's offered there.