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Join date : 2009-09-20
Location : Gadsden, Alabama

PostSubject: Relic Hunters Survival Kit   12/17/2009, 3:59 pm

I was asked recently by a couple of our club members to come up with a "survival kit" for folks that relic hunt. Here's what I do. I carry a back pack. If I'm not going to far from the car, I'll leave it in the trunk and of course if I'm pretty far back in the woods, I'll wear it. This leaves my hands free to carry my equipment. After I reach a site, I simply hang it in a tree. Don't leave it on the ground. Now, what's in the backpack you ask? The following is a list of items that we feel essential.

food - either some fruit and snacks or your lunch

water - soda, etc.

extra batteries - a must

roll of electrical tape - if you don't have " DUCT TAPE "

extra digging tools - knife - snips (to cut small roots) small hand saw,etc.

small flashlight - extra batteries

roll of toilet paper - just in case mother nature calls your name

topo maps of the area you intend to hunt

aspirin - chap stick - matches - band aids, etc. (put all of these in a baggie)

small repair kit - screw driver, pliers, etc.

insect repellant - we highly recommend permanone Tick Repellant


extra headphones

water proof poncho

magnifying glass

extra coil

You can add to this list depending on your needs, but we feel the above items are a must. The idea is to keep it light, but not get caught in the field without the things you need for a successful hunt. Good luck and be prepared.

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Join date : 2009-12-14

PostSubject: Re: Relic Hunters Survival Kit   12/17/2009, 4:45 pm

Good post, Hudson.

I have written and been published several times over the years on this very subject.

I would recommend you keep a small kit in ALL your vehicles, and a smaller one to carry with you when you are going to be away from your vehicle.
In ADDITION to the MDing accoutrement...

Times are getting uncertain, and you never know WHEN you may have to stay somewhere, or leave somewhere in a hurry. A simple solution is to keep stuff ready, and check it regularly.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] is a good resource.

This forum has lists and examples of equipment that can be changed to suit you current needs.

Most of the kits are compiled from everyday items.
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