I hunt the general season western buck rifle hunt. usually the coast range, & always west of I-5. I used to haul a ton of gear with me, but over the years I have whittled it down quite a bit. I am pretty familiar with the areas I hunt at this stage of my life, but still believe I could get lost, or have to spend the night. this is what I pack with me in the little fanny pack at the top of the pic. the bottom row is what I carry on my body. I post this thread to help new guys out with what they might consider taking other than the obvious= rifle, binos, & ammo, & appropriate clothing. feel free to critique or add glaring omissions that should be included, or share pictures of your kit., Mike. In the picture from the top, emergency poncho, bandanna,spare sling,folding knife with combo guthook/saw,couple powerbars,another belt-sling,small pouch of aspirin-medicine,spare compass,wind checker,flagging tape,spare sling swivel,spare batts,chapstick,lighters&waterproof matches,emergency blanket,flashlite,firesticks. last row=GPS,canteen,compass,leatherman,blue shop towels.