Utah Hunter Safety Course


Preventive Survival

1. Build a Pack

Putting together a pack with items is an excellent way to prepare for a hunting trip. It should include all of the following items:

  • A small first aid kit
  • One or two knives
  • A plastic whistle
  • A flashlight with spare batteries
  • Three small packs of tissues
  • High-energy foods
  • Bottled water
  • Fire-starting equipment
  • Parachute cord
  • Jute string
  • Blaze orange flagging tape
  • A map of the area and a compass
  • Rain gear and warm clothing
  • Prescription medicine
  • Spare glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Large garbage bags
  • A large sheet of plastic
  • Soap or sanitizing lotion
  • A backpack to carry all of the items

Make a Plan

2. Make a Plan

Making a plan is simple. Write down the location where you will be hunting, the names of your hunting partners, contact numbers, what route you will be taking, when you leave and when you expect to return. Leave this plan with a family member or friend and keep a copy in your vehicle. Knowing the weather conditions for the hunt, the terrain of the land and the type of game being hunted are all factors that will help you prepare for the hunt. This preparation occurs long before the firearms are packed into the hunting vehicle.