I’m going away fishing for 7 nights first time alone and for more than 2 days, apart from tackle what should I take with me?
Fist time I did a longer session I tried to multiply up the kinda things I took on an overnight trip – but found I ran out of food – basically because I was eating out of boredom (I hadn’t taken anything with me to fill the time between runs). So as well as bait the food and ingredients to make hot drinks – very important if you’re not taking hot food – I now take bits pieces to make up new rigs, loads of chewing gum, a good book and make sure I can keep in touch with the outside world.
You will need to take a lot of stuff to cater for a week, cloths are just as important than food and you will need that and water, if your into cup-a-soups then they might be good, they don’t take up much room and weigh light.
A week on your own needs careful planning, I will assume there are some toilet facilities on the site. A means of cooking is a must, you will need to eat hot food at least once a day. Also you will need several litres of water a day so if there is no water on site you will need to take it. Spare clothes are a must too as wet clothing will demoralise you in no time at all. Books are good as is a radio, a phone and a means of charging it. I am sitting on the bank right now typing this on my iPad, a toy that has transformed those long backside hours. I am assuming that you have a bivvy and a good bed, if not then they are another must.
All the others suggestions are spot on.
- I take plenty of pot noodles – loads of flavours, light, easy to make and most importantly Hot. Hot food can really make a difference if the weather turns.
- I also take ready made sachets of coffee that have milk and sugar already in them as milk only keeps a few days and sugar gets damp and messy outside and attracts ants. They are really easy and convenient and once again light weight.
- There are plenty of light weight stoves on the market and which ever one you take make sure you have enough gas canisters as they don’t last long.
- If you have a smart phone you can get plug ins that recharge the batteries several times and get some apps to keep you amused when the going is slow.
- Good luck and stay safe and don’t forget to post the catch photos.