I am talking about others sharing tips that have helped them in the past.
For starters I'll throw out some that have helped me.
1. Carry along a couple of large plastic trash bags. Put the quarters or boned out meat in them as you slide them into your pack. It makes the quarters go in and out a lot easier. Less clean up to do on the pack as well.
2. Carry in your pack or in your pocket, a piece of the thinnest visqueen you can find. It is tough stuff. A 10'x20' piece can fit in your pocket. Use it to cover a meat pole, yourself in a downpour or your gear laid out around your spotting area.
3. Parachute cord. Don't leave camp without it. nuf said
4. Flag tape. Immediately flag a kill site visible from all directions. Remove the flag tape with your last load out. This is done for numerous reasons, all will become obvious after it is done.
A few items
I carry a small piece of 1/2 dense foam to sit on. It keeps the cold wet ground off my butt.
Sometimes I carry a dry stick to break. The sound stops a moose in its tracks with out scaring it.
A small folding saw can be used to build a bed out of branches or a shellter, split a moose open and it's safer than an ax
A small plastic bottle of Ammonia to stop a Mosquito bite from itching.
2-Arial maps of my hunting area. One 4 inches and the other 8 inch to the mile with lon/lat line, moose trails, and scrape marks on it.
reflected trail marker, you can't see a tape flag at night.
Tube balloons(for balloon animals) for muzzle caps--I like them better than duct tape or electricians tape.
For when my rifle is lashed to my pack--A wide rubber band around the stock and bolt handle keeps your bolt from being pulled open by the brush, which happened to me
Put heat-shrink tubing on all your metal zipper pulls and add 2-3 inch pigtails--I use gutted para cord
For cold weather backpack hunts:
Carry charcoal hand warmers and spare boot insoles/liners. Rotate your insoles each day, sleeping with them to dry them out and as soon as you wake up put a hand warmer in the toe of each boot.
Bring a small camp towel to mop condensation off your tent walls before it gets all over your stuff
Finally--Never, never, never sleep in the clothes you hunt in...ever unless of course you like being clammy and cold
bring zip ties...
also known as cable ties. (The one-way plastic gadgets they use for handcuffs nowadays.)
Pack a few different sizes. They work for everything.