View Full Version : NAFA Meet Check List- What do you bring?

10-31-2014, 01:36 PM
Thought I would bump this:

I hate not having what I need 900 miles from home, so with almost 40 NAFA Meets under my belt, I use an exhaustive check list. . . .

Falconry Related: Food Baggies, Zip Lock Freezer Bags -Qt./Gal., Bath Pans, Bota, Chaps, Live Lures w/Cage/Food/Water, Field Jesses, Flushing Sticks, Frozen Hawk Food, 2 Coolers - 1 People/1 Game/Hawk Food, Gauntlets, Regular Gloves, Hawking Bag, Hawking Gear/Supplies/Tools Tackle Box, Hoods, Knives/Game Scissors, Leashes, Leather for Jesses/Anklets/Bewits, Local Hunting Contacts List (From Prior Meets), Metal Ruler, Newspapers for Giant Hood, NAFA Directory, Perches, Latex Gloves, Print Box, Scales, Short Shovel to Dig Out Dog/Bird, Telemetry & Accessories, Traps - Bal-Chatri and Pigeon Harness - Plus Repair Makings/Tools

Dogs: Bowls - Food/Water, Leashes/Check Cords, Crates, Dog Bed(s), Food, Grooming Tools, Leashes, OdorBan in Spray Bottle, Treats

Apparel/Personal: Belts, Books, Boots, Stamps/Envelopes, Credit Cards, Grooming/Dental, Hats, Jackets, Jeans, Medications, Spare Reading Glasses, Sunglasses, Shirts, Sock, Sweaters, Tennis Shoes, Underwear, Vests

Tech: Binoculars & Spotting Scope, Camcorder, CB Radio/Antenna, Cell Phone/Chargers, Computer/Printer/Paper, Digital Camera/Charger, Flashlight/Charger, FRS Radios/Charger, Firearms, Music, Spotlight/Inflator

Food: Bowls/Plates, Butter, Cereal, Eggs, Fruit, Fry/Sauce Pans, Gatorade, Hot Chocolate, Hot Plate, Ice, Milk, Nuts/Trail Mix/Candy, Pitcher, Paper Towels, Seasonings, Tea, Toaster, Utensils

Do I bring it ALL on EVERY long hawking trip? Of course not, but at least when I pull out of my driveway for 7 to 20 days on the road, I don't worry whether I've left anything at home.

Does anyone see anything I've missed on my list?
Greg Thomas – Indiana
Please add anything you can think of ---that would be great!!!

10-31-2014, 02:24 PM
Um....a bird? It isn't on the list.:D

10-31-2014, 02:35 PM
Now that “would” be a buzz kill for surefirsts

10-31-2014, 03:16 PM
CO monitor for vehicle. Mine stays in the vehicle so isn't on my list either!

10-31-2014, 03:40 PM
Bird and dog first aid kit. Possibly booties for the dogs if you do not have those nasty burrs from where you live. Check weight for your scale (had a scale go bad on me one nafa trip).

10-31-2014, 03:41 PM
Oh and tperch if HH hunting.

10-31-2014, 04:20 PM
I left my house in New Mexico Sept 12th. I have 4 birds, i dog and my wife traveling with me. By the time I get back to New Mexico {Nov 6th}, my birds will have spent 19 full days in the trailer and the rest of the time they were in the mews set up in Pa. As soon as I get back to NM, then its time to start getting ready for NAFA. Good thing my birds trailer well.

10-31-2014, 06:45 PM
I don't see any mention of Bourbon or Beer!!!!! :eek: :D

Chris L.
11-07-2014, 09:54 AM
I made a new thread for this topic and made it a sticky... this should be fun

carry on ;)

11-07-2014, 10:46 AM
Copies of your falconry license, hunting permits- out of state, duck stamp, migratory bird, etc. which I take a pictures of and keep in my cell phone, plus copies in my truck glove-box in a plastic folder