Home » Recreation and Sports » Hunting

Essential Gear List for Elk Hunting

Aug 23, 2007
Putting together a gear list for any hunting excursion is essential. Often times hunters get so caught up in the excitement of the planning, it isn't until they're out in the field that they realize they've forgotten something important.

Because Elk hunting is considered one of the most challenging hunts, putting together a thorough gear list, and sticking to it, becomes necessary. Having the right gear can either mean a successful trip, or an all out disaster.

There are the basic categories to any gear list, food and water, shelter, weapons, tools, clothing, first aid, and miscellaneous. Everything you need to bring can be broken down into these categories. The categories will serve as your outline, and going to your local sporting goods store and browsing will give you more ideas of what to add under each category.

Because the weather can be so unpredictable, clothing should be weather appropriate with plenty of backup clothing. Bring full body rain gear, and always have plenty of extra socks to take care of your feet. Bring a few extra items for unexpected, extreme temperatures. Weatherproof boots are essential, along with gloves, and extra clothing for after the day's hunt. Being well prepared with your clothing will ensure to get rid of unnecessary distractions.

While what food makes it on your trip is always preference, making it simple, and for the most part, non-perishable will make for a much better trip. Shelter should include not only tents, pillows, and sleeping bags, but also lanterns, chairs and tables, utensils and cooking gear, and a basin for water.

While bringing a weapon is of course a given, bringing extra ammunition is necessary. An extra two boxes is the minimum recommendation. You should also carry a shovel, saws, sharpeners, a camera, scent free hygiene products, and the universal fix all, duct tape. These are some miscellaneous items that should make it on to your list. Remember a well prepared list will save you some precious moments.

The last and most important category on the gear list is first aid. Make sure to bring a larger kit to keep at camp containing extra blankets and splints, but also carry a smaller first aid kit into the field with you. A small bag or fanny pack will work well to carry these smaller items. While it may be an irritation, many injured hunters have found that the small kit can make the trip back to camp go much smoother in the case of an injury.
About the Author
Download Abhishek's FREE Hunting Report and learn some amazing Hunting tips and tricks - And save a lot of your time, money and effort!
Click here to visit www.Hunting-Guru.com
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 202
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources