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Winter wonderland

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by mhgh9, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. mhgh9

    mhgh9 Engaging Member

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    Well guys and girls I haven't posted on here for a while and being as winter is coming up I thought I would share a few things and I hope they help some of the newer members of the community.

    Last time I posted , I had fallen asleep on my permission !!! Lol

    My Winter wonder land,

    Apart from the frost, the crunching leaves and cold fingers, when the weather is almost at its most beautiful for this time of the year and the sun is low in the sky, what will you be putting into your bag for a days shooting on your permission?

    My rack sac, most important thing is lining your bag first, I use a canoe bag to put my kit into then put that into my ruck sac, keeps the kit dry in the event of rain, you can individually water proof each item within there but that's depends on you and how patient you are.

    What do I have in my ruck sac?

    For me ,first aid kit , water proofs are really important a set of army gortex helps, spare socs are always a winner in winter, spare gloves is also a good idea, I keep another cap in my bag too, warm kit I have a buffalo jacket that's fur lined and really warm! If I am on a permission that's away from home a bit I tend to take a spare set of trousers and a tshirt, you can always leave stuff in your car and travel lighter!

    For my belly , I do like a snack or two and yeah I love sweets too! I tend to carry a thermos flask that will have noodles already done inside or sausage and beans , chocolate bars and even another thermos with tea in,(most of this is left in the car so it's preference to what you carry on you or in your bag,

    For my rifle, I will always have a tool kit with me and my rifle rag, my bipod is attached, spare pellets.

    On me, I wear under amor top and bottom, my snood and I have jack Pyke jacket and trousers , I wear a fur camo cap with ear warmers attached , and a set of jack Pyke gloves to boot also fur, my boots are lowa,s very warm and comfy , I do carry hand warmers I keep in my pocket, along with a range finder.

    A lot of this is common sense , for a lot of seasoned guys and girls but below are some tips.

    Checking the weather for the day. Is it worth going if it's going to be raining all day?

    A good breakfast. During winter you will burn up calories quick a good breakfast will keep you on your toes and set you up for the day ahead.

    Let them know. A lot of us sometimes forget to let people know where we are shooting on the day, a courtesy call to your permission can be important as they may well be faming on the bit your shooting.
    let a family member know also and times your going to be there until (safety first) my permissions have my number should there be a change of circumstances, and I do have my phone on me all the time, on vibrate may I add!! Lol

    First aid. Carry a small first aid kit

    Let let there be light. I have a head touch which I use to navigate back to my car, as we all know during the winter season we lose the light early and that head touch could mean the difference between a stumble or a safe trip back to the car or house!

    H2o. The base of life, keeping hydrated is important in winter as it is during the summer .

    The shivers. When I am walking to my permission I wear minimal kit , don't put your woollies on until you stop, there's no point in sweating into your nice warm woollies and then stopping and sitting there in the cold because you will freeze! Lol

    Prep to shoot. Before you leave make sure your rifles up together, clean and zeroed, some PCP owners have a sock for there bottle that's on there rifles as the cold will do some fun stuff to the air inside lol.

    just remember when you leave to take rubbish with you or just carry a rubbish bag in your kit. Leave nothing but footprints there!

    Well there are just a few there, if you can't tell I am ex forces!

    I really hope that this write up will give some of our newer members who are new to our wonderful world a little bit of info that will develop there skills.

    There are lot of guys and girls on here that have a lot of knowledge , if your new to shooting and you have questions ask and I am 100% sure they will be answered!

    Stay safe and keep shooting!
  2. DR2501

    DR2501 Donator

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    Good stuff mate. I too always carry a first aid kit - as the saying goes better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it!
  3. chevin

    chevin Keyboard Hero

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    Some very true words there nice post, I love crisp winter mornings, how long did you hibernate for on your perm lol.

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