Best hunting item that isnt made for hunting

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  1. NebMo Hunter

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    as title says, lets list items we've found that fill needs during hunting season that arent "hunting" items

    for example, my best heavy layer Ive found is Duluth trading shoreman fleece. i have a zip up jacket and a zip up vest
    double thick, wind proof super warm

    even come in talls

    want a fancy ozone bag but dont want to spend $200
    i have a 27? quart thick plastic storage tote, throw a throw and go ozone generator in there with lid on and works like a charm, i now have a portable ozone storage unit for around $40
     
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    Baking soda.

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    im pretty sure original intent was for tree stand entertainment...
     
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    Rubber gear ties.


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    Credit card!
     
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    I also use the Duluth shoreman fleece jacket. Those things are amazingly warm. Can find them pretty cheap during off season sales, think I paid less than $50 for each of mine. Wife stole it one day, loved it so I bought her a couple for Christmas last year just I could get mine back.
     
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    got mine for $50
    I don't even own a "winter" coat and live where it can get pretty frigid. it is my coat.
     
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    Friction/hockey tape. It can make anything more quiet. I put that chit on everything. :tu:
     
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    Took family to Florida On vacation this summer. Found some non slip material they use on surf boards, boat decks, jet skis. Has 3M adhesive on the back. Bought a 3’x3’ section for $20. Cut it into strips and put it on my climber stand foot platform to silence it and add some traction. Had enough to do 2 other stands as well. I have no idea what brand it is or even what the proper name for it is. It appears to be very similar material to “stealth strips” sold for the same purpose.


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    Cattail/milkweed (free wind checker)
     
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    Amsteel rope

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    I would have added this if you didnt. I used them for everything. I hunt mainly out of a ground blind and i use them to hold the windows up or down as needed. Use them to hold gear off the ground or even as a gun rest if im still hunting and find a spot id like to set up for a while.
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    I have a telescoping boat hook, it works great for catching the strap when you throw it around a tree.
     
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    Saws all
    Cut skull cap/horns off.

    Jet sled: ice fishing sled that I use to haul deer/ equipment out of the woods.

    Empty pill bottle stuffed w cotton and small hole drilled in bottom. Pull tufts of cotton out of hole to use as wind checker.


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    Can’t believe nobody else has said it.

    TOILET PAPER!!!

    AINT NO TOILETS IN THE FOREST!!! Bears do **** in the woods.

    So unless you like foliage, you better bring some toilet paper!
     
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    Hand warmers. Not sure how many ‘extra’ stand hours they have given me but it’s been a lot!
     
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    Drywall saw: limbs, trees, pelvic bones, mice running across my boots in a box blind.
     
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