What to buy to be usable for both a travel and a hunt? It is a common question because by doing this, we can save money and grant many other advantages. As people are now trying these two things together more often, the answers are more important. Hence, we pick 3 most significant items that help you travel and hunt at the same time.
Why we hunt during traveling?
Not all countries allow big game hunting
Most hunting tools – bow, gun, or knife – is harmful to human safety, so we have many laws and terms to control. There are only some spots and some animal species are available to hunt. In the U.S, you need to go to hunting units in New Mexico or the mountains of East California. Outside the U.S, Africa and the Amazon tropical rainforest is ideal hunting areas. If you are in somewhere else in the world, you need to travel to those locations, otherwise, you can’t hunt. Therefore, you need to travel to hunt.
Save on money on different gears
Travel and hunting, for each situation we need different tools. You travel backpack isn’t suitable for hunting as it’s size will obstruct your swift movements. You can’t use a normal multi-purpose knife for travel to handle heavy duties. And you may not need a pair of durable and expensive boots just for traveling only. Every hunting gear has a different standard for travel, and vice versa. Therefore, if you buy something that can be used for both situations, you will save a lot of money. Guns and their accessories will cost a lot of money, so it’s great if you can spend less for the others.
Also, buy tools that are usable for both travel and hunting relieve your burdens. Your backpack will be greatly lighter in weight because you don’t have to carry two pairs of shoes together.
Interesting recreation during travel
Why can’t you enjoy both travel and hunting in one occasion? Each of them is highly entertaining activity, so doing the two things simultaneously is wonderful. You have a chance to go to Africa? Why don’t you jump on a jeep, drive around the savannas and observe the famous pride of lions? Or watching a couple of rare male birds dueling for mates in the tropical forests of Asia? You are able and should try to travel and hunting at the same time. It will be a remarkable trip in your life.
What should we buy to prepare for both travel and hunting?
A tactical flashlight is what you must invest in. The tactical flashlights are essential to your survival because they give you visibility. Either you are camping or going on a hunt, you always need visibility. If you can’t see, you can get lost in the deep forest. Even worse, you can fall off to holes or get caught in other incidents. If you can see, you can’t know what is ahead of you, either it is help or threat. Even if you can shed light on surroundings by making a torch, it can be as consistent as a flashlight.
For hunting, you can use a tactical flashlight as a secondary light support for your rifle. Many hunters now shoot with an AR-15 rifle because it’s both great for self-defense and hunting. But the downside is that these guns normally lack night vision. You can attach the tool to the rifle to be able to shoot in the dark. Target acquisition is quicker, image sight is sharper and your shots are more precise. If combining with a good AR-15 bipod, you will achieve the highest level of precision and accuracy in low-light conditions. Your hunting will be successful, resulting in a satisfying trip.
Besides visibility, there are many functions of a tactical flashlight. They are improvised self-defense tools. Good police flashlights will have the tough body with a serrated bezel. You can use them to defend yourself from wild animals or bad manners. If you don’t like to carry a knife or worry of backstabbing, a flashlight is a viable self-defense alternative. Moreover, with its brightness, you can easily build shelters to stay. In the evening, other activities – cooking, reading, or playing around – will be easier with the help of the light. Sometimes you can use the solid body of a tactical flashlight for hammering or digging. You can even start a fire with them.
Knives are always necessary. But they are more vital to travel and hunting than to your home kitchen. They are the most powerful self-defense tools after guns. But they have the best versatility that nothing can compare. A small knife can be used in a hundred ways to help you survive and enjoy your trip.
You can use a knife to cut wood and make tinder. Their tough pommel can be used for pounding or building shelters. You can also use them as first aid equipment or to adjust and fix other gears. Moreover, you can use a knife to make another tool, such as torch, arrow, or spearhead. In hunting, it helps you prepare traps and baits. Other uses are cutting ropes, plants that are obstructing your move, and even fighting and securing a shot target. To prepare for both travel and hunting, a knife – either bushcraft or Mora knife – is indispensable.
If you just travel or want to have the similar feeling of home, a tent is a good choice. It protects you from wild predators and small, poisonous insects. It also covers you from low temperature and bad weathers, preventing any health issues during the camp. Staying in a tent is also very comfortable and convenient.
But for a hunter, a tent is somewhat redundant. Even for a traveler, sleeping in a tent can’t help you achieve the object – come close to nature. And it’s somehow too ordinary, a too common way to rest during the travel. Therefore, you need a hammock.
A good hammock can contain every positive point of a tent but provide more interesting experience. It is as protective as a tent with thick and durable layers, insects net and cold prevention. As you will hang it up on to the trees, you will never be afraid of flood and snakes. The inside of a hammock isn’t as big as a tent, but just enough for you and your mate to sleep together. It’s an averagely comfortable, but extremely romantic. Don’t have a lover? Don’t worry! Your pet or even your children, nieces or any close people are OK. If you wish to move, just open the knots, fold the hammock in and go. No complex and heavy uninstalling like a tent.
But the ability that values the most for hunters is the convenience. Setting up a tent can be exhausted after a spotting and tracking the animals for a day long. Also, its heavy weight will slow down your speed, as well as obstruct your movements. Tracing wild animals is never easy as you need to wake up early and move a lot. But you may waste your time removing a tent and lose the best moment to lurk.
It’s great to travel and hunting at the same time. Hunting will be an exciting recreation during the travel. Vice versa, travel and observe the wild life is entertaining for a hunt and can provide useful background knowledge for hunters. But if you perform both actions, you need a plan. Part of the plan is to buy tools that are usable for both situations. A tactical flashlight, a couple of bushcraft knife and a travel hammock, they will help you in your journey whatever the task is.
Guest post by Ethan
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