July 2011 Waterfowl Gear Guide

Gear Bag Accessories: Must-have blind bag items

Waterfowlers are gear junkies, filling garages with boats, decoys, four-wheelers and dogs. Yet, it's the smaller items which are most forgotten. This month's Gear Guide focuses on pocket- and blind bag-sized gear that every waterfowler can use and should keep in stock. Begin piecing together your blind bag this summer with our July selections.

Leatherman® Blast® Multi-Tool

There is always a need for a knife, screwdriver, or pliers when one is not around.  Keep the Leatherman Blaster multi-tool in your gear bag for every occasion.

The Leatherman® Blast® Multi-Tool features 15 tools: needlenose pliers; wire cutters clip-point knife; saw; scissors; large, small, and Phillips screwdrivers; small bit driver; bottle/can opener; wire stripper; and nylon sheath. 4" closed. 

For more information, visit www.basspro.com.

Bushnell® Legend™ Ultra HD Compact Binoculars

The Bushnell Legend Ultra Compact binoculars provide everything a waterfowl hunter needs for scouting before a hunt, or during.  
The new 8x26 and 10x26 Legend Ultra HD binoculars have fully multi-coated optics with Bushnell’s patented RainGuard HD coating for a clear view in any weather conditions. The wide angle porro prisms are constructed of high quality BAK-4 glass for excellent edge-to-edge sharpness and detail.

They feature 100% waterproof and shock proof construction with a textured non-slip, non-glare rubber armor coating. The large center focus knob makes them easy to operate with gloves and the twist-up eye cups allow for quick eye relief adjustment.

For more information, visit www.bushnell.com.

GHG Neoprene Game Tote Game Carrier

The GHG game carrier fits perfectly in any blind bag and helps separate birds in the blind. 

The GHG Neoprene Game Carrier is constructed of 3mm neoprene backed with rubberized “sharkskin” fabric for comfortable, non-slip over-the-shoulder transportation of ducks and geese. A strip of nylon webbing is sewn to the front to limit stretch, and the heavy-duty snap hook holds the heaviest loads. Powder-coated matte black wire loops are welded for years of use.

For more information, visit www.mackspw.com.

Carlson's Choke Tube Universal Wrench

Choke tube changes in the field can become a hassle without the proper tools. By keeping Carlson’s Choke universal tube wrench in your blind bag, you won’t have any problems helping everyone in the blind change tubes, if needed. 

Remove or insert chokes in seconds! Carlson’s choke Tube Speed Wrench is easy to operate and you need only your index finger and thumb to use it. Works great in the field, on the bench, or in any situation.

For more information, visit www.basspro.com.

Bass Pro Shops® First Aid Kit - Pocket Kit

Why not be prepared for anything? This small first aid kit slips into your blind bag, and is a must have for every hunter going to the field or water.  

Bass Pro Shops first aid kits are tailored specifically to the outdoor activities you love most. Kit includes everything you need (and nothing that you don't) for maximum safety and effectiveness.
  • One - Povidone iodine ointment 
  • Two - Antiseptic towelettes 
  • Five - Alcohol wipes 
  • Two - Sting relief 
  • One - Antibiotic ointment 
  • Ten - Adhesive bandages 1" x 3" 
  • Five - Mini bandages 
  • One - Extra large 2" bandage 
  • One - Knuckle bandage 
  • One - Fingertip bandage 
  • Two - 2" x 3" non-stick pads 
  • Tweezers 
  • Resealable bag
For more information, visit www.basspro.com.

GHG Bullet Bottle (34 oz.)

Cut a cold morning’s breeze with your favorite warm beverage.  

This Avery 34 oz. beverage bottle is perfect for keeping liquids hot or cold while you're on the hunt! The Bullet Bottle beverage bottle has double-walled stainless steel vacuum construction with interior copper coating for superior performance. This beverage bottle includes a screw off/on plastic-lined cup and a twist/pour top for maximum hot/cold retention.

For more information, visit www.mackspw.com.