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    hunting escentuals

    I was wondering what are some of the things people take into the bush on a day hunt that they wouldn't go without

    for example i take

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    A few first aid items (bandage's survival blanket)
    knife
    water
    muesli bars
    spear ammo
    warm gloves
    micro spikes
    loo paper
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    I find a rifle is handy when hunting

    But on a more serious note -what are micro spikes?

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    i thought that was a given but have now edited it
    they are like crampons but are alot smaller and easier to use in all conditions
    http://cd0.newhiker.com/media/Kahtoola_MICROspikes.jpg

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    String and something to start a fire with are handy
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    String and something to start a fire with are handy
    I have both rushy do I get bonus points ? . No bick lighter on string around neck , always dry and can't loose .can be used for obvious starting fire , but main use is to use to see where breeze/ wind going in the bush . ( essential in the Roar )
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    compass
    knife
    space blanket
    2x firelighting methods.

    There is lots of crap in my bumbag but thats the essentials.

    Those spikes look like they could be handy in Thar country,cant see them making there way into my bum bag tho.
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nork1122 View Post
    i thought that was a given but have now edited it
    they are like crampons but are alot smaller and easier to use in all conditions
    http://cd0.newhiker.com/media/Kahtoola_MICROspikes.jpg
    Those things look brilliant , are you saying they work on steep tussock etc ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nork1122 View Post
    i thought that was a given but have now edited it
    they are like crampons but are alot smaller and easier to use in all conditions
    http://cd0.newhiker.com/media/Kahtoola_MICROspikes.jpg
    Did you get them in NZ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    I have both rushy do I get bonus points ? .
    Yep 50
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
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    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
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    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Insulation tape...tape up twisted ankle, use to hold wound dressing in place, stop gunk entering barrel of rifle, fix up that broken stock, stop buckles and swivels clinking, stop socks sliding down into boots, use to hold gag in place for whinging mates...many many uses...wouldn't be without a roll in by day pouch.
    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Those micro spikes look useful. Where did you get them? Are they as light and compact as they look?
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

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    compass, beanie ( if your not already wearing one) and an extra warm top
    the micro spikes look like they could be quite noisey in the bush.

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    looks like its all covered except for a 'whistle'....a real one! and a small lightweight torch, the SAR helicopter can see a small torch light from 4K away using thermal night vision equipment!
    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

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    I dont think I would trust those Mirco spikes as they look like they are held on by the rubber bands only...

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