November 14, 2017
By Kali Parmley
When it comes to traveling near or far to hunt, these five items will make your trip easier.
Whether you're headed out of state, out of the country or maybe just out of town to deer camp, hunters invariably do a lot of traveling. Heading anywhere, with firearms, important documents and the like, takes special gear to ensure you and your equipment arrive safe and sound, and that you have the right items with you to stay connected and make your stay more enjoyable. Here are five items we've seen recently that will make that trip to deer camp, Africa or wherever, a lot easier.
Traveling sportsmen require a lot of documents, and keeping everything organized and clean is a pain. Magpul recognized this problem and created a solution: the Daka Pouch, a zippered container made of reinforced polymer infused fabric with a water-resistant zipper. It's available in small, medium, and large sizes. Welded construction on all seams creates impenetrable seals that keep out dust, dirt, and grime, PROTECTING THE IMPORTANT STUFF. What's "important" we'll leave up to you.... $19 — $28; magpul.com
You LOVE YOUR FIREARM as much as you love your firstborn child.... OK, maybe not that much, but it still holds a special place in your heart. The White Wing Label cases treat your shotgun or scoped rifle with respect when you're traveling. The cases are made of heavyweight duck canvas with leather trim and a shearling inner liner to protect your guns from bumps and scratches. Choose between eight different colors. $230 each; whitewinglabel.com
WE LIVE IN AN ELECTRONIC WORLD, and keeping your phone and GPS charged while in the backcountry just got easier thanks to Bushnell's PowerSync SolarBook 850. The SolarBook is powered by a Li-Ion battery charged through five solar panels that fold up into a compact protective case (1.5 pounds total). With two USB outlets, you'll have no excuse not to stay connected. $331; bushnell.com
The comforts of home and hygiene don't have to be left behind on your next overland adventure. Showering, cleaning dishes, and rinsing backstraps are easy, thanks to the Helio Pressure Shower. With a 2.9-gallon capacity, THE HELIO uses a seven-foot hose and is powered by a foot pump for five to seven minutes of water pressure. The shower rests on the ground and stands 17 inches when in use and packs down to 5.5 inches for easy storage. $100; nemoequipment.com
PELICAN'S NEW AIR CASE cuts weight by 40 percent without sacrificing durability to protect your precious cargo. Made of super-light proprietary HPX2 Polymer, the Air cases are available in six sizes and with or without foam or with padded dividers. An automatic purge valve balances air pressure while keeping out water and dust. The cases have a retractable handle and stainless-steel bearing wheels. $215 — $400 with foam; pelican.com
The Essentials Gear Box.
Our editors have hand-picked these essential pieces of gear to make you a more successful hunter when you hit the game trails this season.