The essentials of hunting by Valérie Gauthier

Valérie Gauthier - Ecotone

Let's talk luggage!

The hunt is fast approaching and I am preparing for the moose hunt. As much as it can be exciting to go practice your passion, it can be discouraging to think about preparing everything to get there. We agree that in the woods, we cannot afford to forget the essentials. It doesn't have to be that your luggage takes on questionable shapes and that the zippers are very stretched! That's why I had the idea to tell you about my essentials.

I will tell you about my products, my clothing, my hunting essentials and what is in my hunting backpack. I hope this will help you prepare better.

First, at the level of body care. I only bring odor-free or conifer-scented products to hide human odors as much as possible and put the odds on my side. In my bag there is :

  • antiperspirant
  • body soap
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Hairbrush and rubber band
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Nail clipper
  • Wet wipe
  • Sanitary napkin
  • Acetaminophen / medications
  • Anti-odor spray

 Second for clothing, there is:

  • Underwear
  • Heated stockings and woolen stockings
  • Long underwear
  • Leggings
  • camisoles
  • Long sweaters
  • Pyjama

Third, we start talking about what it actually takes to hunt! Note that points one and two are essentials to bring.

For moose hunting, I bring:

  • A (warm) camouflage suit for the days when I'm in my cache
  • Toque, neck warmer, gloves
  • Cap
  • A lightweight, low-noise hunting suit for fine hunting
  • Orange bib
  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof walking boots
  • Conifer-scented products (I spray on my hunting gear before travelling)
  • Bow / Firearms
  • Backpack

 In my hunting backpack I bring:

  • My hunting license
  • Water / food
  • ammunition
  • Orange tape
  • A compass
  • Knife
  • Cell phone, charger, portable charging battery
  • Camera and tripod
  • shooting stick
  • Urine the original
  • Call
  • Palette de rattling

Anyway, I hope that the list of what I bring on the hunt can help you on your next expeditions.

Personally, I'm more of an EXCESSIVE type when it comes to's something I have to work on. Over time, I discovered a trick: making lists. Lists like the ones I just presented to you are a great help in my planning. I also choose my clothes according to the expected temperature and the number of days that my hunt will last. This planning avoids bringing too many clothes. With that, I wish you good preparation, but above all an excellent hunting season.



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