Adventure Kits make packing for a UTV hunting trip a breeze.
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Your side by side UTV is a useful tool for hunting because you can cover more ground, store gear safely without carrying it all yourself. But packing for a trip can sometimes take all day! Ugh!
This UTV hunting and adventure packing guide will make packing better, faster and easier.
Here is the concept of ‘Adventure Kits’ — You gather everything ahead of time and make a kit. Then on each trip grab the kits you need for that trip and you can go knowing you have what you need. It’s quick, it’s practical, it’s convenient.
Never unpack these kits so you can be off and enjoying your hunting trip without having to spend hours gathering everything you need. Keep them stored in a clean, dry place.
At the end of each UTV hunting trip replace any consumable products used.
Then once a year go through your kits and replace batteries and other items with expiration dates. Also don’t be tempted to borrow from these packs. If you like make one for the house and car too.
Don’t be intimidated. There isn’t an ‘Ultimate’ way to make a kit. Each list is personalized according to where you are going, what you are doing and your group’s individual needs. Carefully select the containers used to store items for each adventure kit as it may be as useful as the items it is storing. For example, a plastic container can double as a wash basin or a locking steel container can be bear proof. Items that serve two purposes are a smart move.
These lists are meant to spark ideas. The items listed are what other people have in their adventure kits so don’t think because it is on the list you must have it. Also there may be things not on the list you might need.
The most important rule on an hunting trip is to know how to use the tools.
Knowledge is lightweight and portable! Tools and supplies will do no good and just take up space unless you know how to use them. With experience you can refine your kits to make your hunting trips enjoyable and safe.
The Eight Essential Adventure Kits.
Below we outline eight type of adventure kits with the supply details. We didn’t include a hunting supply kit because it would be so varied depending on the type of weapon, game and terrain that it would be a whole article by itself. Also this assumes it is a day trip. If you are staying for multi-day you need to add sleeping bags, tents, cooking etc….
Vehicle ‘Fit-it’ UTV Adventure Kit:
- Extra belts
- 2 CVT belts
- Spare tire
- Zip ties
- Spark plug
- Lug nuts
- Socket kit
- Gorilla Tape
- Small penlight
- small 12-volt air compressor and a simple patch kit
- Extra Gas
- Winch and tow strap
- Tools specific for your vehicle
- Spare parts of things likely to wear out
Portable Shelter UTV Adventure Kit:
- Extra socks
- Rain poncho
- Rain pants
- Long underwear
- Non-cotton pants
- Short sleeve and long sleeve shirt
- Fleece jacket
- Warm jacket
Communication UTV Adventure Kit:
- Map- Topological Geological Survey (USGS) quadrangles of the area where you’ll be hunting
- Map of greater region
- Cell phone
- Extra cellphone charger, including one that’s solar powered.
Essentials for Backpack as Part of UTV Adventure Plan:
- Pocket knife
- Two large garbage bags
- 30 feet parachute cord
- Storm matches
- Magnesium fire starter
- Petroleum Jelly cotton balls in film canister (fire starter )
- Plastic whistle or signaling mirror
- High-energy food (i.e. granola bar, trail mix, nuts, etc.)
- Headlamp with spare batteries
- Lip balm
- Tarp or Mylar space blanket (for hypothermia, shock)
- Small cook kit
- Water filter
- Water bottle
- Insect repellant
- Headlamp and extra batteries
First Aid UTV Adventure Kits:
First aid kits vary depending on the duration of the trip and distance from help. Take into consideration the size of the group, age of people going, the knowledge and training of group. type of terrain and risks. Make two kits-a larger kit to keep in the UTV and smaller first aid kit for your backpack.
First Aid Kit for Backpack:
- First aid direction cards
- Pencil and paper (for tracking symptoms etc..)
- Safety pins (assortment)
- Razor blade
- Magnifying glass
- Matches and lighter
- Standard Thermometer (for fevers or heatstroke)
- Dental floss
- Anti-bacterial hand cleaner (waterless)
- Anti-microbial wipes
- Iodine solution
- Alcohol swabs
- Topical anesthetic
- Antibiotic cream
- Surgical scissors (for cutting tape, gauze, clothes)
- Assorted bandages
- Mole skin
- Safety gloves (latex or Nitrile)
- UV water purifier (chlorine dioxide tablets)
- Nail clippers
Advanced First Aid Kit for UTV:
All the things in the Backpack First Aid kit plus the following items:
- Detailed wilderness oriented first aid book
- Headlamp with extra batteries
- Permanent marker Sharpie
- Scalpel Hemostat (clamp)
- Surgical scrub brush
- Sewing needle and thread (for suturing wounds)
- Suturing kit Splinter forceps/puller
- Hot water bottle (for hypothermia, shock)
- Cold pack/Instant Ice pack (for sprains and strains)
- Eye washing cup
- Wax stick (for dental kit)
- Temporary tooth filling repair (“Super-Dent” or ““Dentemp” )
- Pocket mouth to mask breather/adult oral airway (for CPR)
- Blood pressure monitor
- Irrigating syringe/bulb
- Sterile saline solution for wound irrigation
- SAM splint kit for ankle, hand and wrist
- More Bandages
- sterile eye pad
- Burn Free
- ACE bandage
- Knee brace (elastic supports)
- Diarrhea medication
- Calamine lotion
- Eye drops
- Pain relievers
The All Purpose UTV Adventure Kit:
- Small radio and extra batteries
- Flashlight with solar back up
- Extra cash
- Parachute cord
- Basic tools
- Wool Blanket
- Hand warmers
- Garbage bags