Good Afternoon All, Well it finally hit me the other day that I am less than a year out from my wife and I heading to the Eastern Cape. We have been slowly accumulating some new clothes, practicing our shooting (particularly off of sticks) and getting other travel arrangements in place. One area I wanted to ask everyone about was accessories for a day in the field in Africa. I have heard some suggestions about taking such things as leather gloves, knee pads, whether or not you should bring a knife (I always do when hunting otherwise so this seems logical) , a daypack, etc. Now 11 months or so seems like a long while but the older I get the more I notice time speeding up on me. Any suggestions on things that help make the hunt more enjoyable, things I could do without, necessities, and so forth would be greatly appreciated. I love having access to a source like AH with so many members with such diverse experience. It really helps sift through the myths and get down to the nitty gritty on subjects like this. Thanks in advance for any help and advise. With most of my hunting time being focused on Whitetail in my home state, this is definitely going to be a new experience.