8 Must-Have Tools for Your Next Hunt

Over the years; hunting has become a refined art. There are agencies that provide hunting trips that are well planned to entice hunters. However, your hunting gear and tools to use may tend to get tricky.

As such, you need a guide to the hunting tools that you must have for your next hunt to ensure your hunting trip is successful. Here is a list of hunting tools you must have during your next hunt to have an enjoyable, carefree, and successful hunt.

Leatherman Wingman Multipurpose Tool

With the Leatherman wingman, you have at least 16 tools to use during your hunting expedition. These tools include the following.

Spring action needlenose pliers, spring action regular pliers, spring action wire cutters, wire stripper, 420HC combo knife, spring action scissors, package opener, ruler (1.5inches, 3.8 cm), can opener, bottle opener, Phillips screwdriver, wood/metal file, small screwdriver, medium screwdriver.

With an array of such tools, your hunting trip is guaranteed to be successful.

You can use the Leatherman wingman multipurpose tool for slaughtering game you catch, sharpening your hunting tools using the file; enjoy your favourite drinks with ease of access due to the bottle opener.

You can also adjust your tools using the screwdrivers available in the 14 in one Leatherman wingman multipurpose tool. This tool is compact and easy to carry. It is also crafted to be durable as well as a versatile hunting tool.

Hunting backpack

A backpack is great for storing all the hunting essentials for your hunting expedition. Consider camouflage when going on a hunting trip as this will ensure you are not visible to the game that you hunt.

Also, look for a backpack that has fewer pockets on the side as this reduces the overall room in the backpack.


If you are going on a mountain backpacking hunt trip, you will most likely hunt using rifle scopes. Therefore, include this item to your hunting gear tools. Lightweight scopes provide for maximum magnification, custom turret, and good range.

Nonetheless, ensure that you know how to use the riflescope before you go on your hunting trip.

Rain Gear Plus Proper Boots

Most hunting trips involve hush weather conditions as well as extreme temperatures and expected precipitation. Waterproof boots are a good investment to prevent getting drenched in extreme temperatures.

It is also advisable to include that rain gear among the tools you need for your hunting expedition. The gear should be breathable and easy to dry as you may be outdoors most of the time.


Most likely, you may only use matches to check the direction of the wind while hunting. Nonetheless, you need these matches in case the weather gets cold and you need to light a fire for some warmth while waiting as you hunt some game.

Portable Stove

You have the matches in your possession; it is rather obvious that you cannot carry sandwiches and snacks to last you for a 14day hunting trip. Carrying a functional portable stove is a great way to stay nourished during your hunting trip.

A hunting trip may run long and a good portable stove is a great way to enjoy that lunch or evening meal.

Also, look for multi-fuel stoves that can work on kerosene, diesel, or white gas. This way, you will not have to travel with compressed fuel canisters which may be dangerous.


You need to be able to identify the direction you are traveling while on your hunting expedition. Whether you are traveling on foot or by vehicle, a compass is a good way to navigate back to the onset of your hunting expedition when you are done with the hunting trip.

You may think that a GPS locator may be a tech-friendly option.

However, consider the fact that some GPS locators may fail to function in various locations or run out of battery juice. A compass works in deep valleys, under thick forest cover, as well as other areas where your GPS may fail to work well.

In addition, a compass is a good way to track the game you are hunting in case you have a general idea of how the game moves in the particular location that you choose to hunt from.

First Aid Kit

This may be a precaution, however, ensure you never leave for a hunting trip without a first aid kit. You can be as meticulous as possible during your hunting trip; nonetheless, accidents happen and you will need to disinfect that cut or dress that wound that happens by accident.

You are not walking around in familiar terrain, while in the forest; there are twigs that can prick you, jutting or loose rocks that can cause an injury and many other scenarios during the hunt.

Therefore, carry a first aid kit that has digestive drugs, pain medication, chapsticks, disinfectant, and extra lighters. Water treatment drops are also essential in case you run out of your water supply and need to use river water.

Duct tape will help if you run out of bandages to dress a wound 

Other items you may need while on a hunting trip include binoculars, extra ammo, flashlight, earplugs if you are using a gun to hunt, insect repellent, gloves, spare batteries and any other supplies you require. A well-equipped hunter ensures the success of a hunting expedition.

As such, if you are out on a hunting trip; whether it is a planned hunting trip or an individual expedition, these tools will ensure you are well prepared. Be sure to ask friends, relatives, and work colleagues about the tools and gear needed to make a hunting trip successful.

Finally, ensure that you do your research online to ensure you have all the information you need before embarking on the hunting trip. With Google maps, you can do​​​​ a reconnaissance of the area where you wish to hunt before you go there.

By so doing, you will ensure that you have a rough idea of what to expect during the trip for you and your hunting party. With the above tools, you are assured of a great and fun filled hunting trip that will be memorable.

About the Author

I'm Rodney Heaton and I love hunting in the wild. In the past, I was in the military for over 5 years. After that I became a licensed hunter and a mountain guide.