A read that could save your life
As we gear up with the best outerwear, supplies, bows, and firearms we can afford for hunting season, it is also the perfect time to consider the safety gear we should be taking along, too. And when we wander off the beaten path, we should always be carrying that safety equipment to help us handle the most common emergencies that we would face while out in our chosen hunting grounds. Here are three pieces of gear that you don’t want to get caught without during your next hunt.
1. Charged mobile phone
A fully charged mobile phone, or 2-way radio in a waterproof container, could be your ticket home. This technological wonder will allow you to call for help (or text, if the signal is weak) if you get into a bind in the backcountry.
Just make sure you only use it when you need it. A few years back, one hunter who was famous for his practical jokes fell from his tree stand and broke his arm and a few ribs. Luckily, he had his phone with him. But unfortunately, his first few calls for help to friends and relatives were not believed. Finally, he rang up a distant relation who was unfamiliar with the hunter’s pranks. This young lad came out to the woods, found the injured man and helped him hobble back to the vehicle. Moral of the story: carry a phone, but don’t use it to “cry wolf.”