Updated: Oct 27, 2021
A few years ago, I started making care packages every August in preparation for hunting season. I gift these packages to my hunting guides and adventure partners, people I camp with and those who I know love the hunting season as much as I do. When Summer is ending and we're all tired of the heat, an excited anxiety builds leading to months of packed weekends and ridiculously early mornings. Making my care packages and delivering them to my people is always a favorite part of this time for me.
I've only been hunting big game for a few years now, so my studies and curiosity seem to be targeted towards deer and elk adventures at high altitude. Early mornings, long days spent hiking and stalking, colder weather, and more rigorous terrain. I research new trends and recipes, and try to locate inexpensive, yet quality items for each package. The idea is to provide items that can be added to a hunting pack -- some items are food/beverage items that will be consumed this season, and other items are new survival tools or reusable pieces that can be added to the collection for future use. Some items are handmade and assembled, while others are just really cool pieces that I came across.
In 2020, I made care packages that included the following items:
- natural scent eliminating spray and wool dryer balls
- emergency multi-use survival tool
- toe warmers
- a cross lapel pin
- homemade trail mix