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    Cost saving tips for budget conscious hunters

    What tips would you guys give to new hunters or folks on a restricted budget.

    Scope covers - use an old bicycle inner, insulation tape over the scope tube, just flip the inner tube up.

    Meat bags - old pillow slips, or sew a meat bag using weed matting

    Tents - learn how to make/use a fly sheet bivy

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    I reckon you could make a day pack pretty easily. I was looking at twoshotkill's one and wondered if it was home made. Just buy a couple meters of polarfleece, use a length of cord, and buy a $1 day pack from the sallies to use the adjustable straps. Minimal sewing required. Would cost you maybe an hour of work max and $20 I reckon.
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    Also Wellington chaps - Pete's Emporium in Porirua sells mutton cloth for $8 per 5m, there are longer lengths available but I can't remember the cost off the top of my head.
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    The Bacho knives are great too. $12 if I remember correctly?
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    +1 on the Bahco knife, forgot about that one

    and yes, a trip to Pete's Emporium just about makes up for the horrors of going to Porirua

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    Re: Cost saving tips for budget conscious hunters

    Learn to hunt your back yard before spending money traveling to hunt remote/renound areas.
    Probably easyer for us main landers tho.

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    Shoes are for the weak go bare feet. A $200 .303 with highland ammo is all you need in bush.

    Nah jokes but this is a good thread I look foward to seeing if there is anything neat to try.

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    dirt cheap emergency fire-starter materials:

    small piece of candle, rub the wax on wood to make it burn better
    small strips of rubber inner tube
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    Oh girl supplies...they are great.

    First aid kit - feminine pads are awesome for bandages. Also check out the local army surplus store for affordable cool stuff like BOOTS Toby and first feild banadages (the cover can be used to remedy one side of a sucking chest wound, my thoughts are with you if you need to use one) Or better yet, pester the army fullas on here for some
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Learn to hunt your back yard before spending money traveling to hunt remote/renound areas.
    Probably easyer for us main landers tho.
    But those Nelson boys are just too pretty to pass up!!!
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    Re: Cost saving tips for budget conscious hunters

    Quote Originally Posted by Dougie View Post
    But those Nelson boys are just too pretty to pass up!!!
    Did you see the pic savage hunter put up..... Would give you nightmares

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    Dirt cheap fire lighters - dry used tea bags & soak in meths or kero .Store in a snap lock bag
    Or Hexi; cooker fuel from those same army dudes (they can send me some too ta .
    Mutton cloth $1 per meter from Mitre10 paint dept;
    Day pack -Pikua can be made out of a old sugar bag & a length of seat belt webbing & a couple bits of cord.
    Scope covers are a pain on the rifle when hunting ,flop round, rattle ,get caught on every dam thing in creation.Put them on after the hunt & to store the rifle sure . A pair of Beach feet to hunt in are quiet to hunt in & only $5 @ Wharehouse ,try them on they need to fit ya.
    Probably get a knife from the Sallies too , just grind down a old carving knife or make 1 out of a saw blade .
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    The back pack dougie is talking about is a pikau sack made from heavy duty fleece... fits a med size hind quaters in it with the legs sticking out the top. Huntec was what i coppied. will put a pic up later.

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    my old man never had one of those flash polar fleece jobbies, his was an old sugar sack with a stone in each corner where you tie off a bit of baling twine. pretty much the same as a pikau but shit load cheaper, the twine does cut into the shoulder a bit though. they must have been a bit tougher back then.

 

 

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