One can argue for a long time about the ethics of hunting and the justification of this activity. But the indisputable fact is that every city has its hunters. And therefore, many people need to know how and what to give them for their birthday or New Year.
Speaking about the best gift for a hunter (both a young guy and an experienced hunter, gray-haired), one cannot ignore sleeping bags. They are much more effective than any blankets protect from the cold. The classic design of the “blanket” bag resembles a rectangle in appearance. A fastener is sewn around its perimeter. This sleeping bag is designed only for relatively uncomplicated conditions of summer, early autumn.
The “cocoon” design is distinguished by a warmed hood, it is narror in the legs than at the waist. A similar product is recommended for the most difficult exits in winter forests and for hiking in mountainous areas. Sleeping bags “cocoons” are also relatively compact. This is very important for hunters who have to carry a lot of cargo.
To keep warm as much as possible, it is necessary to give preference to sleeping bags filled with bird down.
But for damp areas, bags with synthetic fillers are much better suited. You can eliminate errors if you take into account the thermal conditions for which the sleeping bag is designed. At the same time, temperature indicators are distinguished for being in a tent and in the open air. If not enough attention is paid to this, if the hunting bag is selected only by appearance, it can create many problems.
Winter bags are usually filled with bird down, and if synthetics are used for them, then it should be laid out in 3 layers.
When selecting sleeping bags for the off-season, there are much more problems than with purely summer or purely winter samples. Suitable products can only be found in the assortment of the largest companies. The main attention when choosing will have to be given to air temperature. The fact is that the drop in temperature to critical values during this period is very frequent. And if the bag is not warm enough, there can be serious health consequences.
You should not choose bags with synthetic winterizer. If only because it is frankly cheap material, such a purchase will reasonably be perceived as disrespectful to the hunter. In addition, the service life of a sleeping bag on a synthetic winterizer does not exceed 2 years. And with very tight packing in a bacweack, the insulation will ar out a lot. As for the outer coating, it is better that it is not made of nylon, but of membrane materials. Additional criteria for choosing a quality product will be:
- fastened hood (less risk of unauthorized opening of the bag);
- dark color (it is less easily soiled, warmer, promotes accelerated drying);
- quality seams;
- strength and reliability of lightning.
A hunter who has a sleeping bag can safely give a tent. After all, these are mutually complementary accessories for hunting. When there is both at once, going out into the forest or into nature immediately becomes more comfortable and safer. An indispensable requirement is the density and mechanical strength of the “field house”. A good tent, unlike clothes, is made not from natural, but from synthetic threads. The higher the density of the fibers, the better the finished product.
Connoisseurs invariably advise checking this parameter according to the accompanying passport, not being satisfied with the words of the sellers. Equally important is a special impregnation. Even solo hunters will be happy if they have a double rather than a single tent. Then it will be more convenient to stack various accessories, loot and supplies. Other things being equal, tents with increased resistance to water perform very ll.
They are comfortable even when it is raining outside, there is thick fog. Important and additional equipment stove. Even in the summer months, it gets cold at night in the wild. And already in light frost, an unheated tent becomes a real torment. The best options are those where the hearth is included, because then the design is initially consistent.
If it is possible not to save money, feel free to buy the most expensive stoves. It will even be possible to cook food on them, regardless of the ather outside the walls. It is worth paying attention to the mass of the structure. The smaller it is, the more pleasant it is to use. But of course, to reasonable limits — after all, the people themselves and all the things they need should fit freely in the tent.
When choosing a gift for a friend who is fond of hunting, it is useful to pay attention to bacweacks. No matter how important tents and bedding may be, the main equipment and the main part of the booty are carried over their shoulders. And therefore, a person is always not indifferent:
- what is the capacity of the bacweack;
- what is its strength;
- how many branches are there;
- whether the structure is water resistant.
But if you can still pick up a tent, rug or sleeping bag in absentia, then the bacweack is chosen only together with the people who will use it. Like boots or a hat, a bacweack should be carefully tried on and checked to see if everything is comfortable and if there is any discomfort. A tiny inconvenience in the first minutes can turn into a real nightmare for many hours, especially many days of running hunting.
Only rare online purchases are successful. As for volume, most hunters believe that 25–35 liters is enough for a one-day output. If there are no special requirements for the product, you can limit yourself to hiking army bag. Even some experienced people use such equipment. True, they warn that discomfort may occur on a long trip or under heavy load.
A hunting bacweack differs from a tourist one, by the way, by minimal noise. Any sound can startle animals. It is recommended to check how loudly the filled bacweack is removed and put on, whether it makes noise when walking. With regard to ar resistance, the best versions are made using the aving method.
The final choice can be made according to reviews on independent sites.
When a person loves hunting, this means the desire to leave civilization for a while. But it is not necessary to give up all its benefits. If you can keep warm in the tent and in the parking lot with the help of fires, stoves, then thermoses help during the hike. It is recommended to choose models with an extended neck. Such products will allow you to prepare hot food in the morning and eat it warm in the evening.
A thermos with a glass flask is not suitable for hunters. Much better metal construction. As with the selection of other accessories, it is recommended to read the reviews. It is necessary to check whether the lid will not unscrew from the flask on its own. Of course, you should give preference to products of famous companies.
It is very important for a man who is fond of hunting to have a camping lantern. Often such products are attached to the barrel of a gun to free their hands. And this is the case when relying on reviews is hardly reasonable. It is better to consult with the recipients themselves — they know exactly what they need. In any case, it is necessary to take into account the correspondence of the flashlight and specific models of the gun.
The rational length of the field lamp is 0.145–0.15 m. The diameter is not higher than 1 inch. Weight maximum 0.3 kg (otherwise the shooting balance will deteriorate). Of course, strength is also important. The best products are made of aluminum, do not let water through, turn on and off easily.
What to consider when choosing?
It is not so important whether a hunting gift is given for a birthday, New Year or February 23rd. The main rule is the same as in other cases — the recipients should experience the joy of the present. When choosing a surprise for a husband or one intended for a father, you can casually ask and find out the individual requirements of the birthday man. If the gift is given to friends, acquaintances, colleagues or distant relatives, the choice becomes much more complicated.
For the boss, you can also give specific hunting presents. But it is better to abandon the “cool” things. Only close and ll-known shooters make sense to give something with humor. In order not to make a mistake when choosing a surprise for people who are not ll known, you need to devote some time to getting acquainted with the topic of hunting in a particular area.
You should not choose elite gifts if a return gift of the same level will be expensive for a person. This immediately puts both parties in an awkward position. It’s worth talking right away about what you definitely shouldn’t give as a gift. This apon is one that all hunters buy for themselves (even if they are interested in other people’s reviews). It is foolish to give souvenir, decorative apons as ll — the only exception is those people who are specifically interested in them.
Do not give consumables (ammunition, gunpowder, canned food, flares). Donating money is not recommended. But paying for a license on your own or purchasing special literature is very correct.
Speaking about an original gift for an anniversary or for another occasion, it is worth pointing out that personal tastes come first. So, those who obviously do not drink alcohol are unlikely to fit sets of glasses and glasses, even if they are decorated with thematic drawings. Moreover, almost any person will have every right to be offended when receiving such a present. In the absence of imagination, “win-win” options will come to the rescue:
- satellite navigator;
- waterproof tablet for documents;
- aluminum or plastic flask;
- miniature teapot;
- tourist boots;
- Swiss knife;
- camouflage robe;
- night-vision device;
- shock-resistant waterproof mobile phone.
How to give?
Not so important — it was decided to give hunting souvenirs or more “ighty” things. A lot depends on the presentation. Any hunter is pleased when a gift is found unexpectedly. For example, it appears on the table on the scheduled day.
If you decide to congratulate openly, it is better to think over the words that will accompany the gift.
Small items are presented in decorative bags. They are sold in gift shops, and even in bookstores. Given the strictness and seriousness of most hunters, it is necessary to abandon the draw or think it over very carefully. If you plan a joint trip to a restaurant, cafe, a romantic dinner at home, donation can be combined with these events. The following will help to present the gift in an original way:
- cake box;
- sports bag;
- another, non-thematic gift (next to or along with it, inside which is the main thing).
For information on what to give the hunter, see the next video.