What To Take In The Field

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  1. Joe P

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    As others have said, make sure water is brought along if you are taking a walk. You never know when a situation might develop where chase has to be given and how long that will last. Usually it won't be required but it was for me more than once on my first safari. Also if you have a dog you want to make sure it can stay hydrated in case their services are needed.
     

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    Because of lack of knowledge? I travelled a couple of times between Switzerland and South Africa, always on Emirates via Dubai, this year again. Nothing is easier. Handed in the rifle at Cape Town resp. Zurich, that’s all. The people at Emirates are extremely friendly and helpful.
     

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    Communication: radio or phone, Swiss officer knife, medical plaster for worn feet, matches, water. A scarf or shawl. Cash, paper / napkins, twine. Medicine for you.
     

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    I would always have the following with me on my person at all times , when l used to be a professional shikaree in the 1960s :
    * My 12 calibre double barreled side by side Belgian shot gun
    * Cartridge belt containing 35 cartridges :
    20 Eley Gas Tight ( hand loaded) spherical ball cartridges , 10 Eley Alphamax no.6 cartridges ( for jungle fowl for the pot ) , 5 Eley Alphamax triple A cartridges ( for cranes or geese for the pot )
    * Sheffield carbon steel clasp knife
    ( Very easy to sharpen on common India river rocks and the edge can be sharpened so fine that you can even use it as a razor in a pinch )
    * Compass
    * Camera and film
    * Binoculars
    * Professional shikaree's license
    * Zippo lighter
    * Back pack containing
    - Vial of potash and sterile razor blade for snake bites ( massive problem in India)
    - Ethanol bottle
    - Gauze
    - First Aid kit
    - Flask of boiled water
    - Bar of soap
    - Salt
    - 2 cell torch light
    - a ball of twine
    - Sewing kit
    - Fishing hooks and line
    - tinned food ( usually a tin of corned beef and another tin of biscuits )
    - Insect repellent spray
    - Tissue box

    My servant would typically carry :
    * A hatchet to chop wood
    * A ram dao ( it is a large locally made heavy knife made from the spring steel of vehicular leaf springs )
    * Rope
    * A spare set of clothes for me ( typically a Brook's Brothers cotton oxford button down collar long sleeve shirt , light weight flannel dress trousers and a pair of silk braces )
     
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