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4 Essential Military Gear To Have Along For Game Hunters

February 16, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 171

A few members of my family members are experienced licensed hunters. They do not hunt for sport. They only hunt when they get calls from the authorities about crazy wild boars, tigers and elephants attacking, and sometimes killing, trail runners and campers. They are also called into action when the crow and macaque population starts getting out of control and they start attacking humans.

Being a gear fanatic, I pay close attention to the gear they have with them. All of them have 4 standard gear with them. All the gear they have are of military specifications because they need their gear to withstand demanding conditions especially since some hunts can last a couple of weeks.

BackpacksThe first of the 4 military gear is of course a rugged military gear backpack. This is of course not a usual backpack but one with a hydration system. The good thing about hydration backpacks is that you do not get your hydration system bouncing around at your hip like you do with a side mounted hydration system.

Also, most of the bladders in hydration backpacks can store up to 3 liters or 100 ounces of liquid. That beats the 500 ml or about half a quart of a regular waist mounted water bottle.

Apart from storing liquid sustenance, you can also store other stuff in a military gear backpack like food, a first aid kit, poncho and some spare clothes.

Chest RigsBackpacks with a bladder built-in might not be able to store everything you need in them. Which is why it is good to a have a chest rig. A chest rig would allow you to store more stuff in its multiple compartments. Usually, the stuff which is kept in the pockets of chest rigs are the things you need to access in a hurry. These things could include maps, GPS system, ammo, mosquito repellent and snacks.

Modular chest rigs are designed with PALS webbing. This would enable the user to stack on even more gear, like LED flash lights, to the rig for easy access.

LED Flash LightsMilitary grade LED flashlights are fantastic. The one I have the pleasure of borrowing had more than one feature. It had an emergency strobe setting as well as a glow or lamp setting. It was also water and shock resistant. And you had a choice of using conventional batteries or a rechargeable battery pack which came along with the flashlight.

Military Grade PonchoFor those of you who have used conventional ponchos for camping and trekking, you would know that they rip easily. Not so for military grade ponchos. Military grade ponchos are rip resistant so you can hike through harsh surrounding in the wet and not worry about tearing it. The are also tough enough to set up shelter with, making it an essential military gear to have.

Amelia Warmheart is an avid traveler but a lousy cook. When not traveling or recovering from jet lag, she shares tips on where to get gifts that range from military gear to law enforcement tactical equipment

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