What's in your quiver?


New member
Allen keys
Odd Allen key for rest
Spare vanes
spare nocks ,nock collars, points & nocking points
Super glue
Hot melt
Spare rest arm
spare name tapes
spare numbering tapes
permanent marker in case i forget name tapes
2 biros
biro on a retractable key chain
chisel knife
bushcraft knife
small pliers
string wax
release aid pouch for water bottle
rangefinder pouch to put bits in.
tick removal tool
leather golf glove
synthetic golf glove
calf hair faced elite tab
cordovan faced elite tab
leather shooting glove
small microfiber towel
string wax
arrow rake
small pot of arrow lube
two arm braces
stretchy sports sleeve to go over brace
small roll of surgical tape
Geez - adds up doesn't it?
Holy cow that's a lot of stuff, but I bet you don't use a quarter of that for a typical day at the range.


Holy cow that's a lot of stuff, but I bet you don't use a quarter of that for a typical day at the range.
I decided that the place for arrow maintenance is at home in front of the fire. I stopped carrying all the arrow maintenance stuff and just carry a couple of extra arrows which covers all eventualities including losing arrows. I made an exception for nocks as they are so light and are almost a consumable.

Similarly string maintenance stuff; I carry a spare string instead and that covers everything including breakage.

The less stuff that you can humph round the field course, the better.


Well-known member
Ooops, I've got spare arrows as well. Including two sacrificial arrows which tend to get shot more than most - I don't like breaking the pretty ones.
TBF it's just an accumulation from 2 day shoots away from home and I'm too lazy to empty it all out.


New member
Arrow puller
Large flat screwdriver
Arrow rake
Towel ( for cleaning arrows - I miss sometimes)
Tabs ( several for when it rains and get wet)
Arrow lube tube ( for 3D's)
Tally counter
Couple of bow stringers

Used to carry a lot more ( bincs, multi tools etc) cant be bothered now. Have a full repair kit in the car if I need to fix something or reserve a string over tea ( the most important part of shooting)

TJ Mason

Fonz Awardee
American Shoot
I have:
  • Beiter arm guard
  • wrist sling
  • out-of-date sight marks
  • Swiss Army knife
  • whistle
  • four pens
  • two finger tabs (I shoot compound, though...)
  • spectacles repair kit
  • spare Hoyt Super Rest (I shoot compound, but carry that in case someone else needs it)
  • spare belt clip for the quiver
  • small steel rod for use as a tommy bar


6ft x 20" Mundaka Surf Company swallow tail hybrid shortboard
6ft x 19" Bunty squashtail shortboard
7'6" Bunty Glide mini mal.

Oh... you mean that sort of quiver...

Arrow puller, I stash my Cartel Plain 1 in it, scorecard and pen. And thats about it.


One less ACG arrow thanks to a sight error. The large field with 2ft long grass behind us now contains two.
And the large area behind our club outdoor range another two.


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One less ACG arrow thanks to a sight error. The large field with 2ft long grass behind us now contains two.
And the large area behind our club outdoor range another two.

Flippin heck - if you are going through ACG's like that then I would highly recommend investing in a metal detector !



I bought one, it was terrible, I sent it back and borrowed a club one, spent two hours looking, no luck.
Two more lost at the club last night; really struggling with the new thumb release.
Thank goodness my son shot well or I'd be seriously considering selling my kit and giving up.


Well-known member
Get back on the short range targets.

If you are struggling with the new release then there is no point in continuing to shoot your usual distance and losing arrows - have a few sessions on a 20yd boss with target partner who can spot your shots for you & if an arrow misses then it should still be well within the confines of your normal field rather than in the long grass of the overshoot.

Dont get frustrated or put off by these problems just work through them and it will all straighten itself out again - trust me, I've been there and done it (it isn't fun) but in the long run it will make you a better archer.



New member
I use a back quiver, which has a pocket on it but I can't imagine why. What is the point of a pocket you can't reach?
On my belt I have a small pouch that holds my phone, two pens, a leatherman multi tool, cigarettes and lighter (yeah I know, I'm a social leper), my sheath knife, monocular, arrow mop, arrow puller and water canteen. Back at base I have a small holdall with all the other paraphernalia like string wax, bow stand tools spare field points, nocks etc.

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Active member
I tend somewhat towards trying to be minimal, so in my home-made stalking quiver cum bandolier I have:

Arrows (as many as I have for that bow)
Arrow rake
Swiss Army Knife
Membership cards
arrowpuller on a ski-pass string
old hanky for wiping off wet arrows
spare tab
string wax
mini mole grips (for replacing piles - I use TopHat screw-on piles so I can replace them in the field)
broken off piles
spare piles (including a whistler most of the time)
pencil & pen
spare string
hip flask (containing water ;) I don't )
tea bags (I don't drink milk, so can't drink regular tea, and I don't like Nescafe so don't tend to drink the coffee supplied at shoot locations, so... I carry my own tea bags. (Obviously I still pay for the hot water!!))

That's about it. :)


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hip flask (containing water ;) I don't )
Ah, the hip flask that takes me back. Happy Sundays back in the early 90s - a livener after the Saturday Sesh. Four of you pile in the car and off to wherever with the big knife and shiny compound collection in the boot. These days it's decaff tea and worrying about that extra bacon sandwich. Pfft.


We rent our field course from Scottish Natural Heritage; they inspect the land once a year to make sure that we are looking after it. So, once a year we have a big tidying up session.

There's not a lot of rubbish but every year it amazes me how many ancient beer cans we find in the undergrowth. The members in the last century must have had an amazing capacity for booze.