6 Essential Items for Backwoods Trips, Pt. 1

January 01, 2017

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When taking a trip through the great outdoors, whether it’s for hunting, shooting, or camping, safety should be your top priority. The farther you travel from civilization, the more danger you could potentially find yourself in. Preparation is essential to staying safe during a faraway shooting or hunting excursion so before setting off on your next backwoods hunting trip, make sure you’re equipped with the following essential items.

  1. Hunting Knife

When gathering your backwoods gear, a quality hunting knife should be one of the first things in your bag. If your gun becomes damaged or you run out of ammo, a good knife will ensure that you’re not left defenseless against potential dangers. A hunting knife can also prove useful in cutting kindling, cauterizing wounds, and getting sap from trees.

  1. First Aid Kit

Embarking on an outdoor excursion without a fully-stocked first aid kit is never a smart move. The number of prospective injuries a person can suffer while in the woods is astronomical, and the last thing you want is to be unprepared for them. Any wounds you sustain should be cleaned and dressed immediately which can be difficult without the proper first aid tools.

  1. Compass
The last thing you want is to become lost in the woods, particularly if the area you’re hunting or shooting in has no cell phone service. This is where a dependable compass comes in handy. In addition to helping you find your way back to base, a compass can help you locate any game you shot from far away.


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