Traveling over 300-days a year, I'm someone who literally lives out of my truck. With that said, I've learned that there are certain items that can be a life saver in the field if you keep them handy.
This list is something I’ve come up with over the years that I personally use before the season starts to ensure I’m prepared for as many obstacles that may be thrown my way. I can’t count the number of times I’ve run to my truck and grabbed one of these items which allowed me to repair or get out of a sticky situation. All because I have had the necessary tools.
On another note, one very important thing to keep in mind is to replace these items. There’s nothing worse than knowing you had it, but realize you used the last of it and never replaced it. A big part of hunting is being prepared. With these items you can avoid running all the way back to the nearest town allowing you to address the problem at hand, and quickly get back out hunting in no time!
So, here is my list of 30 essential “truck items.” Perhaps your list is even longer.
- Spare Stakes For Ground Blind
- Hand Saw
- Gutting Gloves
- Extra Knife and blades or sharpener
- Flashlight or head lamp
- Black Heavy Duty Garbage Bags
- Extra Snacks & Bottles of water
- Pliers, Wrenches, and Screwdrivers
- Hearing Protection & Shooting Glasses
- Zip Ties
- Ratchet Straps
- Spare Release for Bow
- Duct Tape, electrical tape, or Gaff Tape
- Super Glue
- First Aid Kit
- Spare Batteries
- Hand Warmers & ThermaCare Wraps
- Work Gloves
- Spare Hunter Orange Vest & Hat
- Paper Towels/Rags
- Scent Killer Gold Spray
- Toe Strap
- Flagging Tape
- Epoxy Or Gorilla Glue
- Wire Snips