Scouting equipment in the field.

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Re: Scouting equipment in the field.

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:24 pm

Gardner Swamp wrote:Don't forget about good old Toilet Paper!! You never know when your going to need it! :D


Definitely don't want to forget that! My next list revision will definitely include it. ;)

Zap wrote:By the way, since I always have my Canon SX120 when I scout and hunt. I screen shoot topo and aerial photos and can view em on the 3' screen in the field. Zoom in and all.
Comes in handy since no GPS yet.

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I started doing that last year- not always the greatest pic, but it works reasonably well. 8-)


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Re: Scouting equipment in the field.

Unread postby Liberty-Hunt » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:48 pm

As what i did read here, we have (if we go in a big wild environment) to bring "a lot" of staff...

I did find a solution to brig a little less staff without take less functionality tools.
For my photos camera and video cam, I just take a video one that make also, not to bad pics (If I don't want make artistic pics like some artist we heave here).

About phone, compass, GPS, note book, I just 1 month ago bought a cell phone that make all those think (HTC Hero), that small and give me a mp3 Walkman when I want, the stars position and description a dog whistle, a "tape" recorder, a clock, and a ballistics table (with a good autonomy, I'll buy some solar recharge for it to).

Swiss knife can be helpful to.
Etc. ...
Hope that can help.

PS : ZAP your pics are amazing like I begging to be accustom...
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Re: Scouting equipment in the field.

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:15 am

If you go back and look at the first page, I updated the list.

Thanks, Liberty! 8-)
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Re: Scouting equipment in the field.

Unread postby dan » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:53 am

Gardner Swamp wrote:Don't forget about good old Toilet Paper!! You never know when your going to need it! :D

Toilet paper? Thats why God made Possums so slow! :lol:
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Re: Scouting equipment in the field.

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:55 pm

Singing Bridge wrote:OK, here's our HB Scouting check off list so far- We each can adapt the list to our own situation. Let's continue to add to it as ideas come up:

• Compass
• Notebook
• Topo Map
• Aerial Photo
• GPS
• Saw
• Hip Boots
• Regular Boots
• Machete
• Backpack
• Water
• Packets of Emergen-C
• Camera(s)
• Thumb Tacks
• Pruners
• Scouting Journal / Notepad
• Pen
• Flagging Tape
• Energy Snacks
• Binoculars
• Toilet Paper
• Knife (Swiss Army)
• Cell Phone
• Mini Tape Recorder
• Whistle
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Re: Scouting equipment in the field.

Unread postby Gardner Swamp » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:59 pm

dan wrote:
Gardner Swamp wrote:Don't forget about good old Toilet Paper!! You never know when your going to need it! :D

Toilet paper? Thats why God made Possums so slow! :lol:

Possum :o
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Re: Scouting equipment in the field.

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:20 pm

You guys aren't redneck enough... we don't call 'em possums, they're called "grinners" round here.

Course, round Dan I guess they'd be "stinky grinners!" :D
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Re: Scouting equipment in the field.

Unread postby Indianahunter » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:28 pm

I don't really have much to add that hasn't already been stated.

Backpack with Water, GPS, Folding Saw, Hooyman Extendable Pole saw, Pruners , Brown Reflective Tacs, Maps, 4 Cranford Screw In Steps, and I wear my saddle to prep trees.

Oh yeah and TP an absolute must.
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Re: Scouting equipment in the field.

Unread postby virginiashadow » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:51 pm

You guys are machines! I take in water, some nuts to eat, and my gps. LOL
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Re: Scouting equipment in the field.

Unread postby JRM6868 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:23 am

Alot of what's been listed and also I take a windicator bottle or milkweed to check the wind. I carry about a 100' of parachute cord with me also. It's green and I bought it at Cabelas I think in a 1000' spool. I use this in post season scouting if I find a good stand sight sometimes to take branches and tie them up out of the way of shooting lanes without having to be intrusive by cutting everything and leaving debris on the ground. In the spring/summer the branches will grow up out of the way where you turn them up so if something happens to the string and it comes off for some reason your shooting lane is still there.You just need to make sure you tie them up more than you need so if the stirng comes off and the weight of the branch settles it's still out of the way. I also use it in season just spray it down with scentkiller depending on proximity to the deer beds. Scentkiller spray bottle also. Just because it's out of season or in season doesn't mean you can get sloppy. I uaually always carry a trail camera with me also.
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Re: Scouting equipment in the field.

Unread postby JRM6868 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:25 am

Singing Bridge wrote:You guys aren't redneck enough... we don't call 'em possums, they're called "grinners" round here.

Course, round Dan I guess they'd be "stinky grinners!" :D

LOL that's what I call 'em also!
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Re: Scouting equipment in the field.

Unread postby Gardner Swamp » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:31 am

dan wrote:Now you know why they stink!



Sure wish I had a "grinner" a few weeks ago! I had to use one of my gloves. :oops: Better yet while I was in the process I had a peeper watching :shock: ... a deer around 50 yards out :!:
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Re: Scouting equipment in the field.

Unread postby headgear » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:49 am

dan wrote:
Gardner Swamp wrote:Don't forget about good old Toilet Paper!! You never know when your going to need it! :D

Toilet paper? Thats why God made Possums so slow! :lol:


Dan I would have figured you for a porcupine kind of guy, you know someone ready for the ultimate challenge.
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Re: Scouting equipment in the field.

Unread postby Stuart » Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:22 pm

tripod or beast camera arm if it has not be said yet be you need something to hold the camcorder.


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