How would "YOU" rate your hunting equipment in order of importance. My personal rating as follows:
1-suitable clothing (lack of...you're done before you start)
2-quality binocs (can't find em, you can't shoot em)
3-monopod (without a steady rest, rifle and cal is moot)
4-rifle (in steady hands and solid rest, most any rifle will work)
5-backpack/with necessary gear and food(you won't miss it, if you have it)
6-knife(if the above doesn't matter, knife will be moot, unless it's to slash wrists by failing to heed the above.