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Survival items
  • Give a responsible person your hunting plan.
  • Don’t travel or hunt alone.
  • Take enough food and water to last for several days in an emergency.
  • Bring a map and compass, and always orient yourself before leaving camp.
  • Wear layered clothing and take extra clothing, preferably wool and polyester, with you.
  • Plan your outings so that you can return to camp before dark.
  • Never leave camp without taking fire-starting equipment and a foil blanket.
  • Don’t panic if you become lost.