The Best Gear to Take on a Hunting Trip

A hunting trip is an exciting adventure and experience that everyone should experience at least once. It is a great way to explore the outdoors and have a few hours or days away from the city. However, a successful trip requires some preparation and what you have or do not have in your bag can make or break the trip. Below, we are going to look at the essentials you should carry with you on your hunting trip.


Good binoculars increase your field of view and amplify your vision so you can see game that is far away. A good pair of binoculars also helps you scout new areas so you can see if they are safe to traverse. Reliable and durable binoculars are therefore an important addition to your hunting gear.

Travel Towel

Sweat can get into your eyes when hunting and that is never a good thing. However, if you have a handy travel towel, you will be able to wipe the sweat away which can make your trip a lot better. Also, travel towels are super absorbent and dry quickly meaning that they will not add too much weight to your overall package.

Hunting Knife

When on a hunting trip, a hunting knife is a necessity.  A good knife will help you with simple and hard tasks. A hunting knife can be a great tool for slaughtering game, removing hide from game, or cutting the right length of rope you need. The Damascus Skinner fixed blade from Blade City is a great example of a knife you should have on your hunting trip. Not only is it sharp enough to skin an animal, it can also be a great tool for other tasks such as cutting rope. It also has a comfortable laminated wooden handle, is just the right size, and comes with a sheath for easy carrying.


If you plan on hunting at night, you need a bright flashlight. An LED flashlight can make it easier to make it through the woods at night. If you decide to camp out in the woods, your flashlight will also come in very handy.

Range Finder

Knowing the distance between you and your prey helps you aim better and increases your accuracy. This is why a rangefinder is a great addition to your bag. Try to find one that is handheld and easy to carry. If you can find one that is sensitive to speed, then you will have an even more precise shot.

Water Bottle

Staying hydrated is key, especially if you are out on a sunny day. A reusable water bottle makes it easy to carry all the water you need. If you can, try finding a water bottle that has a water filter. Such a bottle will allow you to source water from a stream should you run out of your supply.


Your hunting trip’s success depends largely on how prepared you are. If you have the right essentials with you, your trip will not only be fun but also very successful.

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.