Texas Big Game

When it's Texas, it's gotta be BIG

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Are You In For An Adventure Trip?

Bored with all the routine and daily stress of the city life? Leaving civilization behind for an outdoor adventure can be daring and fun, but you need careful preparations if you want to stay safe. If you want to ensure that everyone enjoys the next camping trip, consider applying some of the information that has been shared with you here.

Bring sleeping bags appropriate for the season. Bringing a winter bag camping in summer can cause you to roast all night. Alternatively, taking a light bag in the winter can lead to great discomfort. You could even develop hypothermia or frostbite if it’s very cold.

Bring a survival kit with you and be sure to always have it on you. A survival kit should consist of matches, first aid necessities a flare gun and a knife. This kit can keep you alive! Keep your kit with you at all times; don’t leave it at the campsite.

Learn to set up your tent prior to leaving on your trip. It will help you make sure that all of the parts are included and learn how to set it up right. This kind of “dry run” also helps lower your frustration level when setting up the tent at the campsite.

See if you can integrate swimming into your camping trip. Showering is one of the comforts of home you will have to do without while camping. You will find yourself feeling clean and refreshed after a dip in cool water.

Check the weather before leaving for your camping trip. There are lots of websites that can give you an idea of what the typical weather is like in the area during the time of your travel. When you know what the weather will be like beforehand, you can plan more appropriately.

If you think you’ll miss the luxuries of home, bring along a little something. Make it something easy to transport like your favorite coffee sweetener or candy. These small luxuries can really brighten your spirits!

It’s important that you make an effort to ensure that all gear you will need is packed before you leave to go on an outdoor adventure. It is very inconvenient to forget to bring essential items like your sleeping bag or tent. Make a list of the items you need, and double check it before you leave home. Your list of camping supplies should include several flashlights with extra batteries and lanterns.

Knowing these basic info will make your outdoor activity more fun and less stressful. Go and have a memorable trip!

Deer Hunting 101

As a young (or even older) individual new to the deer hunting game, the whole concept might sound a little challenging, especially for those people who have little in the way of hunting experience of any kind.

However deer hunting is hardly the most difficult activity in the world, especially for those individuals willing to inject the time necessary to master it.

+Deer hunting essentials

Successful deer hunting requires preparation; you cannot afford to wander off into the woods before ascertaining that you have every item you might need to carry out the hunt, essential items crucial for deer hunting including the following:

-Gloves

Whether you choose to use lightweight mesh gloves during warm weather or glomitts during colder seasons, these items will protect your hands, allowing you to proceed without worry.

-Mask

Dear hunting requires some stealth; and to avoid being seen and spooking your prey consider using camouflage makeup to blend into your environment. Face masks are also just as effective.

-Batteries

Batteries are essential tools while in the field; and whether you need them for your flash light, range finder or GPS unit, a couple of spare batteries might make all the difference in the world while you are out deer hunting.

-Bottle

You are free to urinate in the woods if you want to; however there is no telling how the deer will react to the scent. To avoid such complications, keep a bottle on hand that you can urinate into.

-Flagging

You will need flagging to mark trails, downed animals, stands and the like. You must be careful about how you utilize flagging. You can never tell who might make use of it. While deer hunters rarely have to worry about thieves, one cannot rule out the potential threat they might pose.

-Ammo/Arrows

Going deer hunting without extra arrows or ammo is very foolish, especially since you can never know how many shots it will take to kill your prey. You need extra ammo and arrows for emergencies.

-GPS

Most relatively experienced hunters can get around in the woods without assistance; however a GPS unit can simplify matters in ways you might not be able to imagine.

-Hunting pack

When you are selecting a hunting pack, you need to favor camouflage a model, the kind that is unlikely to stand out in the field. You should also take into account the space and number of pockets your chosen pack boasts, this determining the ease with which you can store your essentials.

-Compass

A compass is essential for any individual that intends to venture into the woods for any purpose; deer hunting is no different. When your GPS unit fails for whatever reason, you need to know that you have a compass to rely upon.

-Water

You will need some clean drinkable water not only to quench your thirst but to also wash your hands, possibly even to rinse out a wound. You can use your empty water bottle as a pee bottle.

-Lighter

A lighter or matches are very handy tools to keep on hand, proving effective for a number of purposes, from checking wind direction to starting emergency fires.

Along with the right tools, this including knives, rope and a flash light, you need common sense and some quick thinking to partake in deer hunting successfully, some tips that might prove useful in the field including the following:

-You need to keep in mind the impact your odor can have on the deer; which is why you should only shower with scent free soap prior to your hunting trip. There are scent killers you can use to mask your odor altogether.

-Do not wait until deer hunting season begins to practice setting up and taking down a tree stand. You must learn to get into and out of your spot expediently before venturing out into the woods.

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