Great choice – there couldn’t be anything better to get really close to nature and explore the great outdoors. Being in and exploring the great outdoors is exhilarating. With any vacation you need to plan; camping vacations are no different but to say they should be more detailed. You wouldn’t want to arrive to find you’ve forgotten …. Oh no! The tent! Planning your trip should start with where you are going and what you are planning to do. When you and your family have decided this, a checklist can be prepared. It is wise to prepare the checklist well in advance as this will enable you to include most everything you feel you need. There are also many pre-designed camping checklists available. Some campers often plan a menu and take the required food for their entire camping vacation. Quite a few camping sites are now equipped with power so taking along a small refrigerator is a bonus if there is packing space available in your vehicle or trailer. Try to vacuum pack foods for better pres…
By reading the other pages on this site, you have been able to review the features and benefits of various equipment and supplies that you will need to take on your hike. Now, lets put it all together inside the backpack of your choice.
Here are the equipment and supplies that you will have in front of you:
BackpackTent or ShelterSleeping BagSleeping PadStove & FuelWater Pump (or other purifier)Water Bottle(s)Map & CompassFlashlight or Headlamp
Each Pack is Different
Each piece of equipment packs differently. Therefore, we will have to discuss this subject matter in generalities. Sitting in the middle of your living room floor with all of your supplies in front of you is the best way to figure out how to pack a backpack. The size and style of your personal backpacking ensemble will determine the details.
What NOT to Put in Your Pack
Take out your hiking boots/shoes, water bottle(s), sunglasses, knife and an initial set of clothing and put in a separate pile. These items will n…
Getting into sea fishing can be a little daunting. Unfortunately many tackle shops in the US appear to be reluctant to share knowledge and walking into a tackle shop knowing nothing about sea fishing can be intimidating for the beginner.
What rod and reel should I buy, what do I use for bait, where does my weight go and how do I cast out? Fundamental questions that all sea fishermen know the answers to but many beginners are afraid to ask. If this sounds familiar, read on!
What to Buy
The simplest way to catch fish from the beach is to cast a baited rig into the sea and wait for a fish to bite. For this you will need the following basic equipment as a minimum:
Beach Caster RodFixed Spool ReelMain lineShock Leader lineReady Made RigLead WeightBaitRod RestKayak Fishing
1. Beach Caster Rods
Beach caster rods (sometimes called surf or surf-casting rods) are usually 12 or 13 feet long and start at around £25 for a reasonable quality budget rod.