I wear gloves daily anyway for other projects and tasks, but definitely finger-less gloves are by far the best for Bird hunting because you can still use your phone! Really you only need one hand to have finger-less gloves, maybe even just a finger
haha but yeah, I've yet to find a pair of touchscreen enabled gloves that actually work, especially if they get wet.
To comment on the tarp, it also comes in handy when covering Birds in the back of a pick-up when it's raining since they're not waterproof.
Haven't had to deal with this lately, not sure if it's a glitch or they're all burned out, but I use to take black duct tape with me to put over the headlight because it never shut off and was so bright! Now, they never seem to work.