If you’re like many people, then you love camping and hunting. Whether you’re going on a camping and/or hunting trip for a few days or few weeks, there are a few items you’ll want to bring. Read on to find out what five pieces of equipment you need for your next camping/hunting trip.
1. Portable Generator
Without a doubt, you’ll want to bring a portable generator with you on your next hunting/camping trip. As the name suggests, it is a generator that is portable. This means it’s typically small and lightweight, and it’s designed to power up various items.
Since you’ll be hunting and/or camping, you can use a portable generator to power lighting, which comes in handy if you go hunting in the evening or before the sun comes up in the morning. Other than that, a portable generator lets you charge batteries and electrical devices, such as phones, laptops and so forth. When you go camping and/or hunting, you’ll be able to keep your devices charged and running. While camping and hunting, you can play tubes by using the generator to power a radio.
Those are only a few examples of why you need a portable generator for your next camping/hunting trip. Not only can they be used to power up your devices and items to keep you entertained, but they can play a role in safety. Just make sure you choose a high-quality portable generator. This guide will help you choose.
Not all portable generators are created equal. Choose one that has good longevity, especially if your hunting/camping trip is going to be lengthy. Although it’s tempting, don’t choose a portable generator solely on its price.
2. Sleeping Bag
Sleeping bags have evolved throughout the last decade. Today, sleeping bags come in an array of thickness, designs and features. Also, there are sleeping bags that are perfect for both camping and hunting.
You need a sleeping bag that is snow/rain proof, as this will keep you dry while you’re hunting and if it starts raining or snowing out. As for camping, a sleeping bag allows you to sleep in complete comfort and get a good night’s rest. Consider getting an enclosed sleeping bag, which is a bag that covers up your entire body and it features breathing holes.
Choose a bag that is known for its durability and reliability. It doesn’t matter how long or short your trip’s going to be, it is of the utmost importance to choose a reliable bag. Take the time to read several reviews about a few sleeping bags before deciding on which one to buy.
For your next hunting/camping trip, you’ll want to bring a knife with you. A knife is one of the most basic tools and most useful tools, yet so many hunters/campers don’t bring a knife or they bring one that isn’t that good. Having a knife is crucial because you can use it for cooking, cutting up wood, kindle and much more.
A knife comes in handy for hunting because you can use it to cut through bush, game once it’s been hunted and for emergency purposes. For camping, a knife can play a role in many tasks. It’s actually a good idea to have 2-3 knives on hand.
You don’t want to buy the cheapest knife you come across. The knife you choose should have been built with campers/hunters in mind. The brand isn’t that important. The most important attributes of a knife is size, weight and sharpness.
It’s important to note that knives are sold in an array of price ranges. It doesn’t matter what your budget is, you shouldn’t struggle to find a knife for hunting and/or camping purposes. Compare a few knives and choose one based on the features you like the most.
4. GPS Device
Sure, your mobile phone probably has a GPS function. However, it is still not solely a GPS device, which means it is probably not as good as one. This brings us to the next piece of equipment you need for your next trip. You’ll want a GPS device, which will come in handy when you go hiking, cycling or hunting in territories you’re not familiar with.
There are even GPS devices out there specifically designed for hunting. You can use a GPS device to make sure you don’t get loss and you can use it to locate possible game or where the best hunting areas are. With so many GPS devices on the market, you’ll easily find one that is ideal for both hunting and camping.
Just make sure you choose a GPS device that has a long battery life, doesn’t take long to charge and has a good size screen. Also, a good GPS device will have many routes mapped out. Let’s not forget to mention that there are also devices that have special features, so consider what features are important to you when you shop around for GPS devices.
Too many people choose the cheapest tent for camping/hunting, but you should go with a high-quality tent. A good tent will be made with high quality materials that can withstand elements such as water, snow and wind. It should also be thick enough to keep you warm.
A good hunting tent will offer a good amount of camouflage, and it will be lightweight. The last thing you want is to lug around a tent that is heavy. If your tent is going to be used for hunting more than traditional camping, then go for a small tent, otherwise a medium tent will do just fine. Also, a good tent for hunting will have a big enough opening for you to peer out of in order to look for game.
Those are five pieces of equipment you need for your next camping/hunting trip. Sure, there are many other items you’ll probably need, but the above are the must-haves. Just make sure that you take your time when choosing equipment because you want equipment that is reliable and will last for a long time to come.