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Thread: What do you / would you carry when stalking alone and in a group

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    What do you / would you carry when stalking alone and in a group

    As per title what do you carry when stalking alone, or what would you carry if you don't stalk alone and what wouldn't you bother with or add if there was more than one of you?

    Other than rifle & ammo & Binos obviously!

    If moving any distance from vehicle or if I intend to be out all day, my kit is:
    • 30 litre Blackhawk hydration pack (with bladder for water) containing..
    • Basic first aid kit (now containing tourniquet and fast clotting agent!)
    • Emergency shelter (one step up from a space blanket, packs down to the size of 2 packs of cards)
    • Flask/stove/jetboil.. what ever is fit for purpose on that day
    • Fire making kit
    • 3 in 1 coffee sachets
    • couple of emergency high calorie snacks
    • Head torch
    • Torch
    • Main Knife
    • Back up Knife
    • Leatherman
    • Detol wipes
    • small plastic mat to put knives on
    • Latex Gloves
    • a few small cable ties
    • Midge net hat
    • Deer drag and 2 caribiners (then doubles as hoist if I have a suitable branch close by to make the gralloch that bit easier)
    • 1 lightweight flynet
    • PLB
    • Mobile phone
    • Clothing layers / waterproofs as necessary
    If I wan't alone, I don't think I would leave anything out but I would add a radio.

    If I wasn't going far from vehicle I might not take anything at all!

    Sounds a lot but it about 1/3 - 1/2/ fills the backpack and is no bother to carry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vipa View Post
    As per title what do you carry when stalking alone, or what would you carry if you don't stalk alone and what wouldn't you bother with or add if there was more than one of you?

    Other than rifle & ammo & Binos obviously!

    If moving any distance from vehicle or if I intend to be out all day, my kit is:
    • 30 litre Blackhawk hydration pack (with bladder for water) containing..
    • Basic first aid kit (now containing tourniquet and fast clotting agent!)
    • Emergency shelter (one step up from a space blanket, packs down to the size of 2 packs of cards)
    • Flask/stove/jetboil.. what ever is fit for purpose on that day
    • Fire making kit
    • 3 in 1 coffee sachets
    • couple of emergency high calorie snacks
    • Head torch
    • Torch
    • Main Knife
    • Back up Knife
    • Leatherman
    • Detol wipes
    • small plastic mat to put knives on
    • Latex Gloves
    • a few small cable ties
    • Midge net hat
    • Deer drag and 2 caribiners (then doubles as hoist if I have a suitable branch close by to make the gralloch that bit easier)
    • 1 lightweight flynet
    • PLB
    • Mobile phone
    • Clothing layers / waterproofs as necessary
    If I wan't alone, I don't think I would leave anything out but I would add a radio.

    If I wasn't going far from vehicle I might not take anything at all!

    Sounds a lot but it about 1/3 - 1/2/ fills the backpack and is no bother to carry
    I'd leave out 99% of your list its a waste of space, knife, torch (maybe) bit off para cord you can do anything .That includes first aid, you have enough kit on your person to deal with 90% of situations .

    Carrying the kit is one thing having the knowledge to use it is another.
    Last edited by widows son; 28-06-2012 at 12:43.

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    except perhaps make a brew, cook your lunch (if that's the way you are going) summon SAR, help yourself in case of serious injury, stave off hypothermia in case of imobilisation...

    Paracord is great and I replaced the tape on my deer drag with it so I suppose I carry a supply of that too... BUT... it ain't the be all and end all! 2 or 3 miles away from vehicle which is 10 - 15 miles from civilisation into a gnarly and difficult forestry block with no phone signal... anything could happen!
    Last edited by Vipa; 28-06-2012 at 12:47.

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    I have most of the stuff you mention but I always leave it in the car, I only take rifle, sticks, knife, latex gloves, a bottle of water and bino's with me on a stalk.
    After reading stav's story I think I'll start carrying a basic first aid kit too.... (you guessed it) which I leave in the car
    "It's halfway down the hill, directly below that tree next to a rock that looks like a bell-end"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vipa View Post
    As per title what do you carry when stalking alone, or what would you carry if you don't stalk alone and what wouldn't you bother with or add if there was more than one of you?

    Other than rifle & ammo & Binos obviously!

    If moving any distance from vehicle or if I intend to be out all day, my kit is:
    • 30 litre Blackhawk hydration pack (with bladder for water) containing..
    • Basic first aid kit (now containing tourniquet and fast clotting agent!)
    • Emergency shelter (one step up from a space blanket, packs down to the size of 2 packs of cards)
    • Flask/stove/jetboil.. what ever is fit for purpose on that day
    • Fire making kit
    • 3 in 1 coffee sachets
    • couple of emergency high calorie snacks
    • Head torch
    • Torch
    • Main Knife
    • Back up Knife
    • Leatherman
    • Detol wipes
    • small plastic mat to put knives on
    • Latex Gloves
    • a few small cable ties
    • Midge net hat
    • Deer drag and 2 caribiners (then doubles as hoist if I have a suitable branch close by to make the gralloch that bit easier)
    • 1 lightweight flynet
    • PLB
    • Mobile phone
    • Clothing layers / waterproofs as necessary
    If I wan't alone, I don't think I would leave anything out but I would add a radio.

    If I wasn't going far from vehicle I might not take anything at all!

    Sounds a lot but it about 1/3 - 1/2/ fills the backpack and is no bother to carry
    I would need a slave aswell to carry this lot, I would also leave 90% of this in the motor.
    Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake..

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    Quote Originally Posted by widows son View Post
    I'd leave out 99% of your list its a waste of space, knife, torch (maybe) bit off para cord you can do anything .That includes first aid, you have enough kit on your person to deal with 90% of situations .

    Carrying the kit is one thing having the knowledge to use it is another.
    +1.Im going stalking,not pretending to be Bare Gyrls when hes pretending to be roughing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vipa View Post
    As per title what do you carry when stalking alone, or what would you carry if you don't stalk alone and what wouldn't you bother with or add if there was more than one of you?

    Other than rifle & ammo & Binos obviously!

    If moving any distance from vehicle or if I intend to be out all day, my kit is:
    • 30 litre Blackhawk hydration pack (with bladder for water) containing..
    • Basic first aid kit (now containing tourniquet and fast clotting agent!)
    • Emergency shelter (one step up from a space blanket, packs down to the size of 2 packs of cards)
    • Flask/stove/jetboil.. what ever is fit for purpose on that day
    • Fire making kit
    • 3 in 1 coffee sachets
    • couple of emergency high calorie snacks
    • Head torch
    • Torch
    • Main Knife
    • Back up Knife
    • Leatherman
    • Detol wipes
    • small plastic mat to put knives on
    • Latex Gloves
    • a few small cable ties
    • Midge net hat
    • Deer drag and 2 caribiners (then doubles as hoist if I have a suitable branch close by to make the gralloch that bit easier)
    • 1 lightweight flynet
    • PLB
    • Mobile phone
    • Clothing layers / waterproofs as necessary
    If I wan't alone, I don't think I would leave anything out but I would add a radio.

    If I wasn't going far from vehicle I might not take anything at all!

    Sounds a lot but it about 1/3 - 1/2/ fills the backpack and is no bother to carry
    Ah i get it your ray mears in disguise regards pete

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    rifle, ammo, sticks, bit of rope, torch if i remember, knife, binos, mobile phone and what im wearing. dont think i need much more. jst more to carry around weighing me down. dont see the point in emergency stuff because unless u really are in the wilderness your never more than a phonecall away from help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo.222 View Post
    rifle, ammo, sticks, bit of rope, torch if i remember, knife, binos, mobile phone and what im wearing. dont think i need much more. jst more to carry around weighing me down. dont see the point in emergency stuff because unless u really are in the wilderness your never more than a phonecall away from help.
    Absolutely ZERO phone signal anywhere on my patch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munty1 View Post
    I would need a slave aswell to carry this lot, I would also leave 90% of this in the motor.
    Weighs about 2kgs all in minus the water which probably knocks it up to 4kgs... Lighter than my rifle!

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