Essential Items For Your Next Hunting Trip

Hunting is a fun activity but needs to be taken seriously right from the planning and preparation stage. 

Can you imagine how interesting it can get, especially if you have the right tools in your hunting backpack? Over the years, hunting has become refined. It is not like in the ancient times where one would just carry the tools and head into the wild to hunt. Besides, there have been several hunting companies that have come up with enticing packages for hunters. 

Choosing your hunting gear is the tough part. If you don’t know what you need to carry during your trip, you might encounter some setbacks, and this could make your hunting trip unsuccessful. Just like any other activity, you need to prepare yourself for your next hunting trip. A hunting trip checklist is important so that you remember to take along all the essential items you’ll need

If you have never done hunting before, but you plan on going for one soon, take your time to get everything you need. Remember, hunting should be fun. It doesn’t matter whether you are just doing it for the thrill of the chase or to get some alone time. 

Obviously, the weapons you’ll take are your personal choice and we won’t go into that here. I doubt you’ll forget to take your guns or bows or camera with you! But do ensure that whatever hunting equipment you do take, it is first class order. 

Below are some of the other essential hunting items you need to make your trip a successful one.  


 If you’re going to be camping out for even one night, an excellent tent is going to be an essential item. Don’t leave your tent, bedding items and sleeping bags at home or your trip will be over almost before it has begun. If you’ve ever camped out in the winter ,you’ll know how important these items are for your health, protection and safety. 

Portable Generator

 Investing in a portable generator is one of the best decisions you could ever make. According to the 10 Power Up team, a portable generator is an essential item when it comes to hunting.  One of the reasons people love to go hunting in the wild is because they want to escape the hustles of the city and create memories. Anything can happen while you are on your hunting trip. Your phone might go off, and you might find yourself in a tight place during the night. You may even choose to pitch your tent and sleep in the wilderness for a night. Having a portable generator is excellent because it helps you carry on your tasks, even in the darkness. It provides plenty of light and allows you to even prepare a light meal for yourself. Ensure you have a portable generator least you will remain stranded in the wilderness at night. 

First Aid Kit

While hunting, accidents can happen. It doesn’t matter how good you are at it. Accidents are inevitable, and that is why you need to always have a first aid kit with you. You need to learn how to dress a wound or treat a cut before going for hunting because no one will come to your rescue if you get hurt. Before you leave for hunting, ensure you carry some bandages, disinfectants, pain killers, digestive drugs, and chapsticks. Having insect repellents, gloves, and flashlight in your kit will also help you while hunting. Always remember that it is better to be well equipped since you don’t know when an incident will occur. 


Every hunter should know how to use a compass and read a map. If you don’t know how to do it, don’t be too hard on yourself. You can always learn because these are essential skills if you want to go hunting quite often.  When you are hunting in the woods, you need to detect the direction that you are heading to. Failure to this, you will get lost and remain stranded in the deep valleys and thick tree covers. GPS has been resourceful to many, but note that sometimes they might fail. It is always advisable to explore the place you intend to go hunting beforehand to familiarize yourself with the area. 

Boots and Waterproof Gear 

Depending on the area you are in, the weather conditions might not be friendly. Your hunting trip might involve harsh conditions such as rainy weather and extreme temperatures. There might be a lot of mud along the way, and thus, prior preparation is essential. Shop for high-quality boots and rain gear to ensure you can navigate the woods with ease. 

 Fire Starters

It is essential to carry a set of waterproof matches while on your hunting trip. They come in handy when you want to start an emergency fire or even determine the direction of the wind. Besides, you might feel hungry or thirsty while on your hunting trip. The fire will enable you to cook some food or boil some water. It also helps to keep yourself warm. Never forget to carry a firestarting kit. 

When hunting, these are some of the essential items you will need. The above items will make your hunting trip more enjoyable and 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.