How to Dress for Camping and Fishing

Camping with your family is a great way to connect with each other and explore the outdoors. One of the best parts about camping is the activities. Some of the things you can do as a family are hiking, sightseeing and fishing. Fishing is a great way to get out in nature with your spouse and children, and maybe even secure supper. It is a relaxing and calming activity that can make any camping trip more enjoyable. If you are planning an outdoor activity like fishing on your camping trip, be sure you have enough supplies for everyone involved. Give your family a little bit of training if needed. Make sure your family members can attach bait to the hooks or cast safely before you go. Once you have all your supplies gathered and packed, all you have to do is pick a campsite that has good fishing. Then you’re ready to go.

Once you are at your campsite, it’s time to set up camp. Check this list for a thorough walk through of camping supplies you need. Remember to pack fishing rods for you and your family. Some campsites have a bait and tackle shop on site for fishing needs, so call ahead to see if there is one available. If not, you will need to pack your own bait as well. The most important thing you will need to pack is your clothing.

Make sure you dress for comfort. You and your family will need long sleeve performance shirts and pants that will wick away moisture and provide protection from bug bites. Your clothing choices need to be able to move with you as you cast your fishing rods. They also need to be comfortable when you sit in your canoe or stand on the river bank. These rules apply to your campsite as well. Keeping your arms covered by long sleeves prevents sunburn and bug bites, which can really put a damper on your trip.

Be sure to pack under garments, extra socks, long sleeves and pants. Bring hats for sun protection, and coats for the nighttime chill. Make sure you pack rain gear just in case and swimming gear. If you are going to be camping for longer than two days, be sure to bring a laundry bag for your clothes, and a second set of sleepwear. This will help organize your tents and clothing, and keep your skin feeling refreshed. Depending on the type of fishing you are doing, pack the proper foot gear. If you are going to be fishing off a boat, pack life-jackets for everyone.

Getting out into nature and camping doesn’t have to be a chore for your family. With the proper clothing attire, everyone will be comfortable, no matter the activity. Check with the local wardens for fishing rules and regulations and check out the local bait shop. Sometimes you can get good tips and tricks for fishing in the area. Pack all your supplies, and most importantly, your clothing. You and your family will be able to set up camp and fish in style and comfort.

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