Do you have your rifle sighted in for this coming fall? Are your arrows shooting straight? Have you washed all your clothing in scent-free soap and stored them in scent-free storage bags?
Here's the million dollar question. Is your truck serviced to get you from home base to your preferred hunting location? I'm about ready to service my Dodge for the fall ahead. I'll do some of the light work including oil, air and fuel filter changes, but some of the more demanding tasks will be done by a qualified technician. Regardless, I'm making sure my truck is ready for the 12,000 or more miles that I'll put on it in the coming three to four months.
Last year I had to make an unexpected stop while traveling through Colorado. It seems as if I had issues with my fuel pump and luckily the mechanics got me going the same day.
I do the same for my ATV and if you use a UTV or boat I advise you to service those as well. I changed all the oils on my ATV (OK, my brother helped) this summer in preparation for a busy fall. It's easy to overlook your vehicle in the haste to get a new rifle shooting or a bow sighted in, but if you travel to hunt it's cheap insurance to arrive at your destination in a timely manner.
Lastly, don't forget to check your tires. I pushed mine to the limit one fall and on the way from New Mexico to the Midwest I had to make an abrupt stop in Oklahoma City. The steel belts on one of my tires started to show so I had to add new rubber in order to keep my date with a treestand.
Look at your vehicle's service record and update it before the bucks start to rut. You don't want to be sitting in a shop waiting room while a buck makes a scrape by your treestand.
I told you to read Kayser's blog. This is exactly the mess he hinted at avoiding.