During the month of October and November, and even into December, many people take to the woods for hunting and hiking. This happens in all states during this time of year, as autumn and early winter is when most states around the country have their annual deer hunting seasons and when trees start to turn colors. I live in the Midwest State of Wisconsin, and most areas in Wisconsin are not overly remote where you are more than a few miles from a farm or cabin. However there are regions within the state that are dozens of miles away from anything. Hunting with bow or gun takes place in every nook and cranny around the state, and it does not matter how far out in the woods you choose to go, even if you are only planning on being out for a few hours for some small game hunting of rabbit or squirrel or the like, it is a good idea to have a field survival kit as part of your hunting gear.
I bring up this subject because I was talking with some people at my local gun club who were saying they travel light when they hunt. I asked what they meant by traveling light, and the most typical answer was the clothes on their back, a gun (or bow), some rope, and a good knife for field dressing their wild game. I countered back that I travel light as well, but that I also include a small pack with some survival gear. I was asked Continue reading “Survival Planning – Field Survival Kit”