Sometimes we just need to get away from the crazy busy lives we live. Getting away can mean something different for everyone. It could be a resort spa, a weekend at the beach, a shopping trip, or getting out of the city and into the great outdoors for some hiking, camping, and maybe some boating and fishing as well. While a fishing trip may not be for everyone, for those who would gladly partake in such an adventure, it could prove to be exciting, adventurous, and everything in between, depending on what each person is looking to get out of it, and that is the beauty of it!
Boating away from the busy life
If you have never considered boating or fishing as a getaway or even a regular pastime, it may be time to entertain the thought. It is quite popular, with over 16.8 million boats being used throughout the country. And over 38 million Americans take to the great outdoors to hunt or fish throughout the year. There is a reason that so many people get hooked. Floating along in a boat, the only sounds to be heard are water lapping against the side, birds calling and singing, maybe some insects or frogs chiming in, and whatever noise you decide to contribute. That is a far cry from sitting behind the wheel of a car stuck in traffic or in an uncomfortable desk chair, listening to honking horns, ringing telephones, or the constant tapping of computer keys. Our species was not born into technology and the confining walls of towering concrete buildings. And that is why our souls are often most at peace in nature.
Gearing up for your trip, from fishing coolers to camping chairs and more
Even if you are among the 81% of those whose fishing trips are either spontaneous or planned quite shortly before the trip, there are things you will want to be sure to have with you. Depending on your camping situation, you will need a comfortable tent or tents, with adequate space for everyone on the trip to comfortably relax. Chances are you won’t be going alone, as almost 82% of fishing trips are not solo trips, but even if you are venturing on your own, a good tent is an obvious must, as well as a tarp in case of rain. Camping chairs for around the fire are a good idea, and any cooking supplies you may need for frying up your fresh catches. Good, sturdy boat coolers are essential for your fish and you may need a live bait cooler too, depending on your fishing preferences. And you may just want a cooler specifically for any beverages you will want to sip on while you’re waiting for the fish to bite.
There is no one single right way to camp or fish, or even to get away from the hustle and bustle. Just be sure that you are stocked up to fully enjoy your adventure, whatever that adventure turns out to be.