Nature soothes us in unimaginable ways. It helps us relax by taking the stress and anxiety away. Nature has positive effects on us, both physiologically and psychologically. Spending just an hour in the wilderness will have calming effects on your body and mind.
Among all the recreational activities, hunting is the most beneficial for human health. Contrary to popular belief, hunters don’t just sit around and shoot the first thing that enters their vision. This sport requires cognitive skills, tact, precision, and a great deal of physical labor. It teaches you mindfulness, as you are focusing on the task at hand. At the end of the day, after all the hard work, you get to enjoy the nutritious game animal that you hunted.
If you are an outdoorsman (with a particular interest in hunting) who lives in a modular home situated near the woods, there are few necessary items you must have in your modular home.
- A Hunter Education Certificate:
In United States of America (USA) all hunters are required to complete a hunter safety course to obtain a Hunter Education Certificate. One cannot just pick up a gun/hunting knife and call themselves a professional hunter.
This intricate sport requires lots of safety and precautions. A hunting education course will help you in becoming a safe and responsible hunter by enlightening you with useful knowledge and skills. A hunting certificate is compulsory because, without it, one cannot purchase a hunting license. Therefore, you need to have a hunting license with you at home for legal and safety reasons.
- First Aid Kit:
Every outdoor activity requires a first aid kit. It is a must-have precautionary equipment that should always be present in your modular house. You never know when will the need for it arises. Purchase a first aid kit from a nearby medical store or make one at home. Make sure the kit includes necessary medical supplies such as crepe bandages, alcohol swabs, antibiotic creams, painkillers, surgical tape, sterile tweezer, safety pin, distilled water, scissors, thermometer, and sterile gloves.
- Hunting Apparel:
You cannot wear a pair of sweat pants and neon t-shirts to a hunting trip. You need clothes that will camouflage you into the background, not ones that will make you stand out. Otherwise, you might end up becoming the prey of animals. Make sure that you have adequate hunting apparel in your closet. The outfit of a hunter includes:
- High-quality insulated and snake-protected hunting boots
- Wool boot socks
- Hunting jackets, vests, and camouflage coats
- Insulated hunting gloves
- Base layers to stay warm.
- A Hunting Knife/Knives:
There are three tools used for hunting, rifle, knife, and bow & arrow. Among all the three, knives are considered the safest choice. The bullet from the gun or an arrow from the bow might miss its marks and harm someone else. Whereas, knives are straightforward and give you total control while hunting. They are portable, compact, and can be fit easily into your bag. Therefore, a hunting knife should always be present in your modular house, tucked safely in its sheath.
Before buying a hunting knife surf the internet thoroughly and read all the hunting knife reviews given by professional hunters. There are numerous good hunting knives available in the market including the latest version of Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Serrated Knife, which is excellent in performance and comes with a nylon sheath. It has orange color on the handle so that you won’t lose it. The Buck Knives 0119 Special Fixed Blade Knife with Leather Sheath is also a great option because of its 6-inch 420 HC Steel high-quality blade with its incredible strength. A good hunting knife isn’t just useful for hunting, it comes in handy for other things as well, skinning the animal, batoning, cutting ropes, etc. When it comes to style, get a full tang knife because they are more reliable than the folding ones.