Anyone who has ever rushed out of the house on their way to somewhere they’re already late to knows the feeling: that feeling that there’s just something you forgot to do or something you forgot to grab. It’s a nagging feeling that stays with us until we finally realize what it is we’ve forgotten and in that moment of fruition, we almost invariably give ourselves a palm to the head.
Now, imagine this feeling as a hunter who’s miles and miles from home, up in a tree, waiting patiently for a prized deer to wander into their field of vision. Realizing you forgot something essential while in this position can sometimes be enough to ruin the entire trip!
Luckily for you, Harrison Street Pawn and Gun is here to make sure you’re not forgetting the essentials. Take a look at some of the things you’ll find at our gun shop in Olathe, KS and which items you should be checking and double checking before you hit the road to your hunting destination:
- Ammo: Ammo might seem like an obvious stocking item, but it’s surprising how many hunters actually forget to stock up on a couple extra cases before they go into the woods. Sometimes, it’s a matter of thinking you have more ammo than you really do; other times, it’s about flat out forgetting you need more amongst the slew of other important things that need to be done!
- Attire: Every hunter knows the attire checklist and many recite it ritualistically when they’re gearing up for the woods: hat, gloves, boots, jacket, coveralls, vest, insulated pants, thick socks, etc. While not everyone’s ensemble is the same, there are some staple articles of clothing that everyone abides by. If you’re missing your gloves from last season, dropped your hat somewhere and lost it, misplaced your boots or something else like that, don’t forget to replace your missing article. Getting into the woods and realizing you’re missing something will make for one cold experience.
- Scents and eliminators: This is an easy one to miss and something you might not miss until you realize you’re without it! Being able to cover up your scent or attract game with the right scent is an essential part of hunting—make sure you make your purchase before you head out!
- Lights and lamps: There’s not much use in roughing it if you can’t see anything and whether you’re in a cabin, tent or camper, having a reliable flashlight or headlamp is going to make all the difference. Don’t forget to make sure yours is working and that you’re stocked up on batteries!
- Firearms: It’s impossible to walk into a gun shop in Olathe, KS and not admire the selection of rifles and shotguns on the wall. If your trusty weapon has served you well for a time but is getting on in years, it might finally be time to ante up and outfit yourself with something new. It might not be a necessity, but it’s absolutely something you shouldn’t forget on your way to the woods!
So, what did almost forget this year or what have you forgotten in years past? Hopefully nothing too essential!