Being fond of hunting as a hobby can change you as a person because it’s bound to take you away from your comfort zone, get you right in the middle of a territory that’s not yours (even if you’re familiar with it, it’s not your home) so it takes you outside, and that’s a plus in the sedentary driven life today.
Also, it brings out your survival instincts, and let’s face it we still have hunter-gatherer bodies, and earns you a meal by actually spending effort in getting it.
Counting on your skills to make it a success is only one aspect of the experience, the other being having the right equipment and accessories like the variety of hunting gloves to back you up.
You know the importance of carrying the adequate weapon with you, from rifle and shotgun to bow and crossbow, as well as the reloads like cartridges, shells, arrows and bolts for your specific type of hunting but do you know that goes for clothing equipment and accessories too?
Though there are many different types of both in terms of styles and brands, that you may or may not exactly like, fact is without them you wouldn’t be able to advance much and risk turning into the prey yourself.
Apart from the necessity to carry a LED hunting light, there’s also the need to equip with camouflage clothing, both the jacket and pants, hat or balaclava, and the hunting gloves.
No, not every clothing and piece of accessory would do because these were especially designed to provide camouflage as well as protection from the weather, be it the scorching sun, rain or snow, so when you buy you should be after waterproof and sun protecting properties.
The same goes for moisture-wicking pieces which come in handy especially in those hot days of spring and summer so acquiring something like bamboo underwear would do. In case of winter, other than the outer layer and the gloves, you might want to get the help of insulating mid-layers to prevent the cold from ruining your hunting.
Now, depending on what you’re hunting and the time of day you head out to hunt you may find additional accessories more than useful as they’d help you find your way through the terrains and locate your prey. For example, hunting during the dark hours requires the help of night vision binoculars, as do reflective markers to mark your way and avoid getting lost.
Range-finders, multi-tools, decoys and scent eliminating spray are all essentials too that you can’t miss out on but so are snacks and water since you can’t always expect to catch your meal the minute you go out hunting, sometimes it takes hours and you have to be prepared for the long wait which makes it’s a must to pack up your backpack with all these items!