Gear Up For Your Next Hunt

You’ve picked the perfect spot and call up your hunting buddies. But do you have everything you need for your next hunting trip?
 
Even if you have your trusted gun or bow, you might want to consider packing some extra gear to make your trip the best it can be. It’s important that you find the right accessories for your hunting trip so you are prepared but not weighed down by unnecessary equipment.
 
Think Ahead
 
Fire starters are a great tool to have with you in the field. Jeana White of UST Brands suggests the UST BlastMatch, which is a one-handed fire starter that creates large, hot sparks easily and quickly. The BlastMatch provides thousands of sparks, and its large, easy grip means you can use it even if your hands are stiff from cold. The one-handed design means you can use your other hand to block wind or add tinder to your fire. If you’re looking for something more compact, the lightweight UST Sparkie offers hundreds of sparks while taking up less space.
 
You can pair your preferred fire starter with UST WetFire tinder to start a fire even in wet conditions.
 
“We feel that a good fire starter and tinder are critical to any survival situation,” White says. “It will provide light, heat, a signal device, a means of cooking, a way to dry out wet clothes and comfort. Make sure your fire starter is appropriate to your anticipated condition. Consider the features you will need: windproof, waterproof, high-altitude, fuel or no fuel.”
 
Get the Job Done
 
When it comes to field dressing game, the right knife makes all the difference and is an integral part of your hunting toolbox.
 
David Krattiger of Taylor Brands suggests finding a knife that is comfortable in your hand to make working with it easier. You can start your search with one of many knives by Taylor, like the Uncle Henry or Old Timer brand knives.
 
The Uncle Henry Full Tang Detail Skinner Fixed Blade Knife is a small knife with a classic look. This is a new product from Uncle Henry that features Staglon handle slabs and a leather belt sheath. The Uncle Henry Golden Spike Rat Tail Tang Fixed Blade Knife also offers a classic look with a longer blade.
 
The Old Timer Copperhead series of fixed blades and folding knives offers a rubberized grip to make them easy to use with no slip.
 
Maintain Your Game
 
At the end of a successful day in the field, you’ll have to bring your bounty back home. YETI has what you need to get it there with no problems.
 
“YETI continues to raise the bar with extremely durable and efficient products that you can rely on during each of your adventures,” says Ben O’Brien of YETI.
 
The YETI Tundra is a hard-sided cooler that comes in several sizes to fit your needs. O’Brien says this product has superior ice retention to keep your meat fresh until you can get it to your home freezer. If you’re transporting a small amount of game, the Hopper is a great option. This soft-sided cooler comes with ColdCell insulation and a HydroLok zipper, so you can be confident it will keep what you’re carrying fresh. With its lightweight design and convenient shoulder strap, transportation is easy.
 
YETI coolers offer an air-tight seal. The plug at the bottom makes them easy to clean. Pack coolers with YETI Ice to keep everything cold with minimal mess and cleanup.
 
If you’re planning a long trip, the YETI Rambler bottle can keep hot soup or cold beverages at the right temperature all day long. The Triple Haul cap makes it easy to grip and spill-free.
 
No matter what kind of hunting trip you’re planning, you will need tools and accessories. Make sure they are the right ones to get the most out of your day. Find some new gadgets and tools or update your current stockpile at your local Dunham’s Sports.
 
-Deer Abby
 
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