When you fly fish you eventually end up fishing for a few days either off a road system fishing site, a tent lodge, or maybe even on a boat. With this, there are a lot of obvious things to pack to make your trip not only enjoyable and comfortable, but the following are the not so obvious things to consider when fishing and camping, that will make your trip more enjoyable.
Earplugs- When Frank’s sleep apnea (sorry, Frank), makes chainsaws seem tame, you need something to help you block noises so you can sleep. We’ve all been in situations where someone or something is making noises that only you can hear and makes it so tough fall asleep. Earplugs are such a blessing and you’ll be glad you have them when you do. Albeit earplugs are very situational, if you’re in a camp where outdoor critters of the large variety are plentiful, and you’re tent camping or just doing the RawHide thing sleeping by the fire, you may consider having them but maybe not using them, unless you’re taking turns being the spotter.
Eye Mask- Especially during summer months when the days are long and mornings seem to sneak up on you, an eye mask shields your eyes from the late-night sun or the early morning light. It makes a huge difference in your sleep quality. And don’t just get any mask get a quality silk mask is the only way to go.
Solar Powered Lamp- Solar-powered lamps are the bee’s knees. There are a lot of quality solar-powered lamps. The mpowerd, Luci Lamps are one of the best. They are long-lasting, super lightweight, waterproof, plus they float. They do well in a variety of situations and don’t take up a lot of space, perfect for backpacking, mountain biking, or for the fly fishing camper.
Nail Clippers- From hangnails, pulling out splinters, and even being a backup pair of nippers, nail clippers are a surprisingly handy tool to have on you while camping.
Super Glue- The rumor is super glue was invented to help mend wounds on the battlefield during World War II. It wasn’t. That being said, when you have small cuts or line burns on your hands, it does seal them up really well and dries super quick. it works better than liquid band-aids in outdoor situations.
Whether you’re at a lodge, backpacking, or tent camping, these five items will improve the quality of any outdoor adventure. The nice thing is, they are all inexpensive, and take up very little space, but can make your trip that much more comfortable. What are some of your favorite “things to consider” items that make your trips better? Please comment and share your experiences.