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    I carry a folder in my pocket every day, sometimes Iíll take a nice fixed blade in my pack also, but that rarely gets used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    I carry a folder in my pocket every day
    +1 and the last 3 deer I have done with it, takes a while but got there in the end

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    if its a nights bunny/hare killing its on the belt. while carrying on packed hunts its strapped to the left side chest strap (vertically). easy to grab and doesnt tangle in the scrub

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    knife belt like a knife handy at all times and ammo and all the bits and pieces you quite often take your day pack off you only take your belt off at the end of the day so you always have a small amount of survivel gear on your person at all times
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    I use to have knife on belt until one day I was sliding down a bit of shity stuff and lost it. It now lives in my day pack.

    As for the PLB, this too lives in my bag which has a waist strap incase I take a tumble. I've said it on here before, if your too much in a bad shape to reach into your day pack your too far gone.

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    Ive found most people that carry knives on their hips have pig hunting backgrounds. Maybe growing up pighunting and always had a knife on their hip for sticking pigs. Other may just prefer the easy access. I wear a belt with knife plb and camera(nikon p900) for easy access of all 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusky View Post
    I use to have knife on belt until one day I was sliding down a bit of shity stuff and lost it. It now lives in my day pack.

    As for the PLB, this too lives in my bag which has a waist strap incase I take a tumble. I've said it on here before, if your too much in a bad shape to reach into your day pack your too far gone.
    And if you're separated from your pack when you hit trouble? The only time I have used a PLB (as in actually set it off because we needed help) my wife was crossing a river (only knee deep but swift) with an already injured leg and she lost her footing and ended up face down in the water rapidly being taken away by the current, she couldn't stand up and I couldn't get to her so I yelled to her "just dump the bloody pack!" Which she did and then managed to scramble to the side of the river again, both of us were soaked wet and by the time we made it a couple hours further down stream where we had to cross to get back to the vehicle the river was now raging and hypothermia began to set in. We couldn't risk crossing the river and were getting in a bad way so I set off my PLB (it was actually a SPOT) and we were rescued.
    If my PLB was in a pack and that sort of thing happened it would have been a very different outcome.
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    Always on a belt , plus ammo. Rest in daypack. Always have a spare pocket knife in day pack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    And if you're separated from your pack when you hit trouble? The only time I have used a PLB (as in actually set it off because we needed help) my wife was crossing a river (only knee deep but swift) with an already injured leg and she lost her footing and ended up face down in the water rapidly being taken away by the current, she couldn't stand up and I couldn't get to her so I yelled to her "just dump the bloody pack!" Which she did and then managed to scramble to the side of the river again, both of us were soaked wet and by the time we made it a couple hours further down stream where we had to cross to get back to the vehicle the river was now raging and hypothermia began to set in. We couldn't risk crossing the river and were getting in a bad way so I set off my PLB (it was actually a SPOT) and we were rescued.
    If my PLB was in a pack and that sort of thing happened it would have been a very different outcome.
    There's always a what if in any situation with life. But like I said my bag has a waist strap so where I go the bag goes and the PLB follows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    And if you're separated from your pack when you hit trouble? The only time I have used a PLB (as in actually set it off because we needed help) my wife was crossing a river (only knee deep but swift) with an already injured leg and she lost her footing and ended up face down in the water rapidly being taken away by the current, she couldn't stand up and I couldn't get to her so I yelled to her "just dump the bloody pack!" Which she did and then managed to scramble to the side of the river again, both of us were soaked wet and by the time we made it a couple hours further down stream where we had to cross to get back to the vehicle the river was now raging and hypothermia began to set in. We couldn't risk crossing the river and were getting in a bad way so I set off my PLB (it was actually a SPOT) and we were rescued.
    If my PLB was in a pack and that sort of thing happened it would have been a very different outcome.
    There's always a what if in any situation with life. But like I said my bag has a waist strap so where I go the bag goes and the PLB follows.

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    Started with a belt containing my knife and a small pouch for random things plus a gps. Have since moved to a daypack only. I tend to hunt in running shorts most of the time and a belt just wasn't working. Also noticed that stuff on my belt would move around and tap the butt of my rifle stock which made a bit of noise when I wasn't expecting it. My daypack is very small, only about 5 litres and has a waist belt so not coming off in a hurry. My ideal bit of kit would be a nice bino harness with bino storage in the front and a small 5-10L daypack at the rear. Have yet to find this unicorn.

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    I always wear a belt with my knife/pouch/ammo pouch. Its a very heavy leather belt. I'm of the opinion if its on my waist then its always there no matter what.
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    Two is one and one is none....

    I always keep one on my belt incase I need to quickly dispatch something. What knife depends on the type of hunting for the day; pig hutning or other.

    Then I keep a multi tool as backup in my pack. Can butcher an animal start to finish with it, stick a pig or repair any gear that brakes in the field, along with a host of other functions.

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    I always used to have my knife on my belt, tucked around my left side and usually under clothing but for the last few years I now have it permanently attached to my Day Pack - a bumbag that unfolds up into a backpack. I like it handy at all times. My PLB I keep in my pack but only because the one I have at present is a first generation beacon and is a bit bulky. When I upgrade I'll be going small and it will be kept on my person in a place where it can be activated with ease.

    A reoccurring theme here is the need for a garment with chest compartments. Like a vest for hunting. A mate and I have been working on this idea for a couple of years now and have come up with a prototype but it seems we need to do more research and development. (Sounds like an excuse for more hunting to me!) We typically carry a radio if hunting together, compact binos, he has his small PLB, ammo etc., all of which would sit well inside a light vest. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuntGatherRepeat View Post
    Started with a belt containing my knife and a small pouch for random things plus a gps. Have since moved to a daypack only. I tend to hunt in running shorts most of the time and a belt just wasn't working. Also noticed that stuff on my belt would move around and tap the butt of my rifle stock which made a bit of noise when I wasn't expecting it. My daypack is very small, only about 5 litres and has a waist belt so not coming off in a hurry. My ideal bit of kit would be a nice bino harness with bino storage in the front and a small 5-10L daypack at the rear. Have yet to find this unicorn.
    I have also thought about this and thought it would be a good idea to get a daypack and take it to the likes of twin needle or cactus and get them to add clips to the shoulder straps so that I could unclip my bino bivvy from its harness and clip it straight to my daypack
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