Going on a hunting expedition without the essential equipment can be embarrassing, uncomfortable and even perilous.
So, before revving up that powerful 4x4 to depart and waving the family goodbye, make sure that you have packed:
"Â¢ Boots - light and ankle-high. Wool socks for protection and isolation.
"Â¢ A hat - big and wide-rimmed for protection against sun and rain.
"Â¢ A knife - the sheath type with a strong, sharp blade. It doesn't have to be too long - 100 mm or 4"Â� will suffice.
In addition there is the light rucksack containing the following:
"Â¢ A full water bottle.
"Â¢ Toilet paper, which may also be used to mark game.
"Â¢ A short rope to hang game while it is being cut or carried.
"Â¢ Matches or a lighter and lip ice.
"Â¢ Extra boot laces.
"Â¢ A small sharpening stone.
Then there are the binoculars - 8x20 will suffice.
Concerning clothes; black or white are no-no's, except in snow. Dim colours, such as khaki or olive green, do the trick.
In addition, depending on weather conditions, the wardrobe should contain:
"Â¢ A long-sleeved jacket.
"Â¢ A shirt of a strong material (short-sleeved).
"Â¢ A strong pair of longs.
"Â¢ A strong leather belt.
"Â¢ A scarf.
"Â¢ Shooting gloves.
"Â¢ Long underpants.
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