Hunting is a very popular and great practice for preppers and survivalists. Not only will you learn how to creep up on animals, track animals and learn about how adrenaline affects your use of a weapon, but it can also be a great time to practice survival with minimal supplies.
Until the time comes when you are hunting because your life depends on it, you should have fun and learn through hunting. Though it may not be that close to big game hunting season in your area many of these things are pre-hunt suggestions so they can help you prepare even now for your hunt.
Have the Right Equipment
This is a very important prospect of hunting. Though you need the right weapon for the kind of hunting you are doing, having the right equipment in your backpack is very essential. When going out for a day hunt your backpack should really have enough for 1-2 days. It's better to have a little more than you need than not enough. Here are some of the things you can carry while hunting.
Comfortable and Strong Backpack -
- First Aid Kit
- Fire Starting Equipment
- Warm Hat
- Long Johns
- Food and Snacks
- Water Purification Tablets
- Glow Stick - GPS (Good to have a compass and map also)
- Few Different Types of Knives
- Camping Eating Utensils
- Last but not least, My Hunting Camera
The Right Camera
Most beginners are not going to spend $2,000 to $5,000 on a high definition camera to film their hunts just to share with their friends on Facebook and YouTube. Most beginners should expect to spend between $100 to $500 on their first HD camera. It is possible to spend less, there are many brands available in the market who can give the best experience in less.
What I Recommend- Campark Trail Camera
I plan to focus on the Campark cameras because that is what I am familiar with since I have used that line of cameras over the last years. With 20 meters of triggering distance covered in night vision, these cameras are nothing less than the top trail camera.
The full automatic IR filter makes perfect utilization of the 44 pieces of LEDs for flash illumination technology both in day and night. You will be able to document the animal behavior without alarming it with the no-glow 940nm infrared technology that is really helpful in the nighttime. It is the right size not too big and not too small, and fits into most of the backpack.
Hunting is not an easy experience, but it can be very rewarding to sit back and watch some of the amazing footage you have captured. I hope this article has helped you plan out your next hunt.