Don’t Forget The Machete On Your Next Overnight Fishing Trip
Overnight fishing expeditions are a great way to get out with your buddies for some R&R after a tough week at work. Before you go all willy nilly and pack a bunch of stuff for your trip that you really don’t need, you should read up about the items that you are going to need for certain and what will save your life in the event of an accident.
Pack The Right Gear
The gear you need for your trip can vary from person to person depending on where you’re going. If it’s seasonably warm all year around, you aren’t going to need winter gear or anything of the sorts. No matter where you are, however, you will need your license. Other than that, here’s a handy guide of what you’ll need no matter where you’ll be.
Bladed tools are very versatile because they can be used for just about anything. Pocket knives or leatherman knives are ideal for general use or on day trips. They can be used to cut fishing lines, ropes, small branches, and sharpening other tools as well.
On the other hand, larger tools, such as machetes found on Bushcraft Pro, are best for cutting wood for fires and cutting down large vegetation when making room for a tent or hammock,
Lifejackets are required if you are planning to take a boat out for your fishing expedition. Your boat needs one per person on board. You don’t have to wear it, but it has to be on the boat. Personally, I like to sit on mine because the seats in my boat are hard.
Other items that you should bring include sunglasses, bug repellent, hand sanitizer, toiletries, a hat, sunscreen, a flashlight, road flares, and anything else you think you may need in case of an emergency.
This varies from person to person, but there are a few items of clothing that are recommended. One of them is rain gear. You don’t want to be out in the boat and get your clothing soaked during a rainstorm and not be able to shield yourself. Another article of clothing that’s important is a heavier jacket if you will be in cool-weather. This is to ensure that you stay warm during those early spring or late fall months.
If you know you will be fighting some cold weather, it’s best that you layer your clothing. You’ll want some long johns, a windbreaker, hoodie, fleece, gloves, hat, and some warm socks. You will also want to ensure that you have the proper sleeping bag if you’re going to be using a tent for your sleeping space. You don’t want frostbite from your toes, finger, or nose getting too cold.
Fishing is a fun sport. I loved to do it with my father as a kid and I still love to do it. A lot of people I know don’t understand why I go out all day long only to come back empty handed. It’s relaxing, fun to get out, and I get a tan doing it, so I win all the way around. Just make sure that you have all of the proper gear the next time you head out or you may end up with a sunburn or without a few toes from frostbite.