Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 43

Thread: What would you say is required for a noob stalkers kit?

  1. #1

    What would you say is required for a noob stalkers kit?

    Righto guys I'm trying to get myself sorted with various basic gear after reading about what is required in particular for stalking.

    Before I get flamed I don't mind (and have no shame!) admitting that I am trying to get myself sorted as cheaply as possible for starters coz money is tight! Over time I'd like some better, more expensive gear but that can wait.

    What does your stalking kit consist of? Any items that you carry that are essential and others that are just 'handy'?

    I'm thinking along the lines of the list below but am I over complicating things?

    Roe sack
    Small 1st aid kit
    Small torch &/or head torch ( I have a cree)
    Fixed blade knife with easy clean handle (I have various Frost, Mora, etc)
    Sharpening stone (I have a DC4 whetstone)
    Deer call (I have a Buttolo)
    Small fold up waterproof mat
    Bullet pouch
    Bino's on harness
    Latex gloves and tissues/wipes
    Water bottle & purification tablets
    Small pair pruning snips
    Iphone
    Shooting sticks
    Boresnake

    I have a fair bit of shooting related stuff already but am missing the following if anyone has anything cheap and cheerful knocking around for sale?

    Roe sack
    Bullet pouch (in pocket or stock mounted)
    Binocular harness so bino's sit on my chest better

    Cheers

    Stratts

    PS
    After reading my list I reckon it would be a good kit to have for walked up and bunny shooting too!!

  2. #2
    Well if I were you, I'd start with several sacks full of gold...

  3. #3
    You say "money is tight" then list more stuff than I've got...

    Fixed blade knife with easy clean handle
    Bino's
    Shooting sticks
    Rifle

    (and a bit of string for a suspended gralloch - that's nearly free)

  4. #4
    If im going stalking for a morning or an evening all i take is my rifle, ammo, sticks, binos, knife, suitable clothes and a bit of string. Maybe take a bit more if i'm gona be out all day on the hill but generally go as light as possible.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by stig View Post
    You say "money is tight" then list more stuff than I've got...

    Fixed blade knife with easy clean handle
    Bino's
    Shooting sticks
    Rifle

    (and a bit of string for a suspended gralloch - that's nearly free)
    Ha ha sorry I spose it does read a bit funny but the stuff I have now has been acquired over the years by bargain hunting, swapping stuff and all before my twins came along to bleed me dry!!

  6. #6
    All that goes in my pockets when I am stalking or sitting in a high seat is the following:

    Knife
    Drag rope/cord (depending on species and distances being walked)
    Bar of Dairy Milk (nearly always carry chocolate with me when stalking)
    6 pairs est. latex gloves
    Plus head torch only if evening stalk.

    That's it, the lot. Nothing on my belt or hanging from anywhere else.

    The rest of the stuff you list is probably in my Landy...

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Bigboab29 View Post
    If im going stalking for a morning or an evening all i take is my rifle, ammo, sticks, binos, knife, suitable clothes and a bit of string. Maybe take a bit more if i'm gona be out all day on the hill but generally go as light as possible.
    This is what I was wondering about over complicating things. I like to read alot of varying books/online and sometimes think I get carried away!! Or over enthusiastic!!

  8. #8
    I must confess, I've bought myself one of Poppins' Sika Sack for Xmas, well, my kids have been "bleed(ing) me dry" too so it will magically arrive from them

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by stratts View Post
    This is what I was wondering about over complicating things. I like to read alot of varying books/online and sometimes think I get carried away!! Or over enthusiastic!!

    Theres nothing wrong with your list Stratts. As said above a lot of the stuff you have mentioned i will have in the car for if i need it. But if you want to take it with you theres nothing wrong with that and a lot of people probably do carry it (may save your life some day). I think im just getting lazy and like to go with the bare minimum i can get away with

  10. #10
    all before my twins came along to bleed me dry!! [/QUOTE]


    I feel your pain mate

Similar Threads

  1. Wanted Any deer stalking and management books for a noob pls
    By stratts in forum Other Items
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 22-11-2012, 13:26
  2. For Sale Mora Stalkers Knife Kit (1)
    By Jelendeer in forum Deer Stalking Equipment
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-07-2012, 15:05
  3. Hello everyone - Noob from Wiltshire
    By chr1s in forum Introductions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-03-2012, 22:06
  4. Clothing advice for a noob
    By stratts in forum Equipment & Accessories
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 20-01-2012, 10:25
  5. Noob
    By macmod1 in forum Introductions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-08-2008, 22:11

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •