Depending on what type of game you are hunting, you can expect the outing to last anywhere from a couple of hours to half of the day. Even if you only plan on hunting for a few hours at a time, it can become a very physically taxing experience. You may find that you’re even out of breath after just an hour. So what are some of the ways you can keep your energy up and stay alert while hunting? We’re here to provide you with a few suggestions.
First and most importantly, you need to stay hydrated. This is true regardless of the weather, but even more so on hot days where you will be sweating more than usual. Once you are dehydrated you will feel more sluggish and you could even be in danger of passing out. Bring along enough water to last the entire day, and packing a few more bottles than you think you need never hurts.
Of course, drinking water is just one way to keep your energy up. Making sure your body has enough calories is another. But what type of food is ideal for a hunting trip? Well, you actually have several options. However, you need to be careful about what type of food you bring because certain animals will be able to smell it, even from dozens of feet away.
Some good options include granola bars, apples, peanut butter sandwiches, and even jerky. These are all foods that will give you a decent amount of calories, but are small enough to not get in the way.
Take advantage of these tips to make sure you always have enough energy to last throughout the entire hunt.