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Old 01-02-2010, 08:40 PM
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Survival packing for hunting

I'm starting a new thread in this section because when I hunt I tend to carry more survival kit than when walking or skiing.
I work on the premise that I will get stuck sooner or later so for me, it is more like a planned bivouac than an outright emergency.

The best Sambar hunting is in our Autumn so I have several months to plan.

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Old 01-03-2010, 12:39 AM
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I, too, pack more for a planned field bivouac than as a true emergency kit, but it's a very lean and NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:35 AM
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Bivouac Mentality

I'm not a hunter, unless prowling for bargains could be considered, but it would be interesting to k NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:55 AM
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well, for me, my preparations consist of shelter, groundcloth, and blanket, as far as that goes. the NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:58 AM
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I have bivied without sleeping bag a few times, but never unexpectedly, and with the tools and time NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:52 PM
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good point, that bushcraft shelters are time consuming. they're very much so.

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Old 01-03-2010, 02:45 PM
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:46 PM
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well put rich. i was actually organizing a piece on that very topic, brush shelters.

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Old 01-03-2010, 05:27 PM
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I usually carry my Khukri, I assume by 'hawk you mean tomahawk, and having just found my old M-55 bu NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:08 PM
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the suspenders really do make it quite bearable to carry the load a bivouac kit would represent. it NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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