Going hunting and fishing, amateurs never forget to take the gun and the fishing rod, but they often find themselves away from home without other essentials, which can make hunting or fishing much easier and even save their health. It goes without saying that health is the most important part in life. That is why each hunter and fisherman should have those essential items which are often forgotten. So, what should you take with you going hunting, what going fishing so you won’t have to worry about your health?

What is the minimum list for the first-aid kit for hunting and fishing… The most common fishermen injury is being snagged by the hook and length of fishing experience doesn’t guarantee safety from such mishap. Which means that nippers are essential during fishing. A fisherman would immediately remember leaving them at home when a hook would pierce his body. Then he would be ready to give all his catch (present and future) for a nippers, which he has not learned to take along as a precaution.      

What should you bring with you going fishing

By the way, according to the trauma specialists’ statistics fishing hooks snag fishermen girlfriends more often than fishermen themselves. It happens because men became so immersed in the process that they carelessly spread their fishing gear around them. So unfortunate ladies receive the unpleasant injury to their soft parts trying to sit down beside their men.

We have identified various reasons for the fisherman trauma – snagging by a hook: inattentiveness, careless handling of the fishing gear and just tragic circumstances. That’s why each time you angle do not hope for a big catch. Hope instead that in the hook would pierce   through your flesh, not stay inside if it ever snags you. If it goes through it would be easy to extract with the help of those nippers, safely stored in your backpack.


What do you do when snagged by a hook

  1. A hook pierced your body and went through: cut the fishing line, cut off the curved end by the nippers and then take the hook out of your body.( Do not forget to cleanse the injured area with alcohol or vodka.)
  2. A hook pierced your body and is stuck inside. You can to push it further to go through the flesh and then follow the first advice, but it would be much better to go to the doctors (self applied procedures intended to take out the hook are not recommended as you might damage skin and muscles in doing so.)


What do you take with you when going hunting

What can become an essential item when hunting and relieve a hunter from many issues and concerns? What should an experienced hunter bring to the game? The answer is as simple as that – salt!
Having acquired the long awaited trophy, each hunter would probably rush to roast his prey right in the camp ignorant of the fact that tapeworms infecting all wild animals do not always die of high temperatures. So every hunter risks getting them after eating wild meat outdoors. Bear in mind that not all types of helminths receptive to high temperatures, but they often can’t stand being tortured by salt solution.

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How to kill parasites in game meat

  1. Prepare strong salt solution and soak the meat in it during 1-2 hours.
  2. Then rinse the meat carefully and only after that roast it.

Salt would also get rid of a bitter taste of leaked bile, if you have accidentally damaged the gall bladder while dressing the meat. Rub the salt in the place where the bile leaked then rinse a while later. This way you would get rid of bitterness. Follow the same scenario for fish if you have also squished its gall bladder.

Salt, of cause, would be essential for removing inflammation during the hunt or fishing. 10% salt in water solution is an extremely effective way to treat an irritated wound.

How to prepare 10% salt in water solution

  • add 2 teaspoons of salt into 100 gram of boiling water
  • let the solution cool, soak the bandage in it and apply to the wound.
  • change the bandage once – twice a day.

Going outdoors, hunting or fishing is always a bit of a risky case so we would advise you to take at least minimal first-aid kit with you.

Minimal first-aid kit for hunting and fishing

  • Iodine, green disinfectant, hydrogen dioxide.
  • Clear water for rinsing wounds.
  • Bandage supplies (roller-bandage, band-aid).