What's in your all day scouting pack?

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Re: What's in your all day scouting pack?

Postby Darkknight54 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:24 pm

Dewey wrote:For scouting I use a small backpack. Inside I carry a water bladder, knife, toilet paper, battery pack for charging my gps or phone if needed, extra hat/gloves, couple body warmer packs, basic first aid kit and a few granola bars for a snack if needed during a long scouting day. Most important thing is a orange hat or glove to hang in buck beds at bedded head height so I can plan where to approach my tree so the buck cannot see me.

For navigation and marking scouting data I use my phone for aerials and Garmin Oregon 600 for everything else.

Oh I almost forgot.....milkweed in my pockets of course.


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Re: What's in your all day scouting pack?

Postby Darkknight54 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:33 pm

The first aid came into play after a few mishaps. Iv found a orange dog vest works great for the buck beds too. For new guys a range finder or binos will help with setups. My lunch is traditionally - jerky/sandwhich, sour cream chips, welchs fruit snacks and a Gatorade. I try to find a cool spot to take a lunch and think.

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Re: What's in your all day scouting pack?

Postby Wannabelikedan » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:39 pm

Sticks, RC harness, lineman’s belt, milkweed, phone (ONX), snacks/water, compass, saw, knife, pistol (rat shot and hollows), and recurve/arrows. Why the last two you ask? Hogs are on the menu all the time and snakes can be out any time it’s warm enough. No mercy :violence-pistoldouble:
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Re: What's in your all day scouting pack?

Postby Boogieman1 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:52 pm

I bring a backpack with water, my saddle, a aerial map, a bundle of those wire flags they mark electrical lines with, pruners, knife and cell phone. I strap one stick on pack with bungee and carry my recurve with a 3 arrow quiver, 2 are just blunt tips to fling at whatever 1 is incase the crap gets to deep.

I put wire flags on trails, scrapes, rubs or whatever interest me then climb high with my saddle and one stick and see if I notice anything interesting if not I refer to aerial and terrain and walk again slowly soaking in the sign
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Re: What's in your all day scouting pack?

Postby Jonny » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:18 pm

Boogieman1 wrote:I bring a backpack with water, my saddle, a aerial map, a bundle of those wire flags they mark electrical lines with, pruners, knife and cell phone. I strap one stick on pack with bungee and carry my recurve with a 3 arrow quiver, 2 are just blunt tips to fling at whatever 1 is incase the crap gets to deep.

I put wire flags on trails, scrapes, rubs or whatever interest me then climb high with my saddle and one stick and see if I notice anything interesting if not I refer to aerial and terrain and walk again slowly soaking in the sign


The wire flags is a new one.

Don’t forget tp guys. Lost a nice pair of gloves Friday. The yellow handy Andy gloves. They did the job but tp would be cheaper
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Re: What's in your all day scouting pack?

Postby JakeB » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:42 am

WATER
Solid hand saw for prepping trees
A cam or 2
GPS
Compass
Walking stick if I’m in a swamp
And old blue (my lab)

Can’t say I ever really needed anything else scouting. I’m also not hardcore enough to pack my stand and sticks around. That’s got to be a pain.
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Re: What's in your all day scouting pack?

Postby DaveT1963 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:01 pm

I am assuming OP meant off season scouting? If not please disregard below.

My rule #1 is to not carry a stand/sticks on first scouting trip. To often I prepped a tree only to find something better later on. When I go scouting in off season it is to learn the land. I go light and cover everything highlighted on a map. Second time in is to prep stands and mark entry/exit unless I already know a tree I want to prep.

Pen, aerial photo marked with locations I want to scout,
notebook, compass, phone, water, trail mix. If I have Camera out since last year I will bring keys, 1 stick, extra cards, batteries. I usually have leather gloves ad pruners on me as well. TP is always in my pack as is a small first aid kit.
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Re: What's in your all day scouting pack?

Postby elk yinzer » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:04 am

Water, a saw, sometimes a camera or two. Gps is in my pocket.
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Re: What's in your all day scouting pack?

Postby daveynewman » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:56 am

I bring 2 cameras. 2 bottles of water. Some granola bars. Gps. Batterys and a printed map and most of all a friend or family member if capable in case of injury
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Re: What's in your all day scouting pack?

Postby oldrank » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:27 am

Cell phone.... Water...
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Re: What's in your all day scouting pack?

Postby Dpierce72 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:24 am

Lopedog699 wrote:
ihookem wrote:Yes, dont forget the toilet paper. I forgot a few outings ago and ended up using my glove. It's still out there. Maybe in the spring I will fetch it. For hunting it is stand, backpack with TP,, knife, at least on cumpass, flashlight, rope, orange ribbon to tie to the trees when following blodd trails. I have plenty of orange ribbon just taking it down all the time on public land and sometimes an extra pair of gloves , incase I forget T.P.



Hey little tip for tracking maybe you know instead of using colored tape use actual toilet paper it works great blood trailing and you dont have to collect it after you are done it breaks down and disappears as soon as it rains its great


X2 - TP = dual purpose.
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