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The Modern Hunter: 5 Gadgets all Hunters Should Have

Successful hunting relies upon proper preparation, particularly if you are planning on embarking on a long hunting trip it is important that every eventuality has been considered and the necessary tools have been packed. If you find yourself in a situation whilst hunting, packing some of the new hunting gadgets that have appeared on the market can really help avoid unnecessary injury or other hindrances to the trip. Below are five examples of hunting gadgets that every hunter should have packed, in order to ensure your trip is a success.

 

Headlamp

If you are somebody who enjoys hunting at night, a headlamp is a must in order to ensure you can safely navigate through the hunting area and see your target. Injuries are a common occurrence during night hunting, and if you hunt in rougher terrain such as the woods then there is likely going to be many obstacles in your way. In order to effectively, stealthily and safely move through woods some kind of light source is definitely going to be required. Rather than using a conventional torch, a headlamp frees up your hands to carry other items, like your weapon, with the convenience and the fact that a headlight shines in the direction you are looking makes it a must have gadget for any hunter.

 

Satellite Phone

Another gadget that would be great for long distance hunting sessions would be a sat phone, in rural locations phone signals can be scarce and in the event of an emergency the last thing you want to have to deal with is not being able to contact help. A satellite phone is designed to be able to get through to someone regardless of the signal that is present in your location, which I’m sure we can all agree is a very useful gadget to have packed. Sat phones allow you to alert emergency services should you require their help, and even in the most rural locations a rescue party would be able to track the phones individual tracking signal in order to find you.

 

Long Range Scope

If you use a hunting or sniper rifle without a scope you are really hindering your chances of making a successful shot, over long distances the bullet can waver if you do not take into consideration distance when you are shooting. There is an abundance of scopes available on the market so check the best long range scope, before you go ahead with a purchase so you know you are getting something that is suitable for your hunting style. Using a long distance scope with your weapon allows you to make a clearer shot, as most of the newer models come with distance markers to help accommodate for the bullets movement whilst it travels towards your target, you are almost certainly going to see an improvement in your shooting if you decide to purchase a new scope.

 

Solar Wrap

A commonly overlooked issue that is faced by hunters is running out of battery on their many gadgets, new technology is very welcome to the industry but what many hunters are forgetting is that the tech runs on a finite amount of power. A great solution to this issue is the solar wrap, designed to be a portable solar panel that can be plugged into USB compatible devices, the solar wrap takes up a small amount of space and as long as there is sunlight available, is able to charge anything that uses a USB port in a surprisingly quick time.

 

Pocket Chainsaw

Whether you are chopping down firewood or constructing a small shelter, the pocket chainsaw is an extremely useful gadget for hunters and anyone else who works in an outdoor environment. The pocket chainsaw is basically a hand saw, reliant upon physical manpower to move a flexible blade to cut through wood. This gadget is relatively simple in its design but can prove to be very useful in the field.  At an affordable price you can pick one up at many outdoor equipment retailers as part of a set with spare teeth, purchasing this gadget is a no brainer as it can come in handy at the moments you would least expect.

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