Fishing trips can provide valuable time on your own to mull over everyday life. For others, they can allow you to reminisce of days gone by or share quality time with friends and family members. Some people love the competitive element associated with fishing. Whatever your reason for taking that trip, you may wish to make sure that you retain some aspects of home comfort while you are away. Continue reading for our advice.
A fishing trip cannot probably be deemed as such unless you are going to be away overnight. Therefore, it is vital to consider where you will stay and how you will stay dry. Some people choose to stay in tents, others within their vehicles. Be sure to take with you everything that you need to remain dry, warm and comfortable.
One of our favorite recommendations is this truck bed air mattress. Using the truck’s cigarette lighter, it is easy and quick to inflate. Not only will you be able to sleep on a proper mattress rather than the hard, uneven floor, this option will also mean you are away from the wind and rain. Once you get wet on a trip like this, unless it happens on a warm, sunny day, you are unlikely to dry out any time soon.
If you are keen to camp, be sure to invest in a decent tent which you waterproof on a regular basis. Choosing one which can be erected easily will also save you valuable time, increasing the period you have to focus on fishing. A good quality sleeping bag may not come cheap, but it is well worth the investment if you are planning to head out on these trips several times a year. Waking up cold can make you miserable, so avoid this by spending wisely prior to your trips.
Food and Drink
Being away from home does not mean that you should feed yourself rubbish. It is always important to maintain a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Planning ahead is key to this. While fresh fruit will be suitable for those people who have a portable refrigerator or cool box with them, it is not a good option otherwise. Tinned fruit and vegetables can be good substitutes and can sometimes even contain more vitamins and minerals because of the way they have been prepared.
Ensure you have a decent cooking stove and create one pot meals. Do not forget to take your seasoning with you. Meals do not have to be extravagant, but you do need to ensure you are well nourished.
Additionally, it is vital that you ensure you have plenty to drink. A fishing trip can sometimes be deemed the perfect opportunity to have a few drinks with friends, but drinking too much will mean your reactions are impaired and you may flop completely when it comes to being a successful fisher. Furthermore, if the weather is warm, you may find yourself dehydrated. Take plenty of bottled water with you to combat this problem.