I don’t know how you like to stow your gear, but in my canoe I just keep a waterproof duffle bag with my essentials in it and paddles bunjee corded to the side. When I load the boat up, the bag goes in the truck. When I put the boat on the water, bag goes in boat. If it doesn’t get used (usually it doesn’t) then the bag just gets thrown back where it was stored. Keeps things simple, only one thing to move. When hunting and fishing, I try to keep everything organized in Rubbermaid boxes. Box comes out of storage, thrown in truck, and when I’m done, I throw box back in storage. Rather than juggling odds and ends; it’s all in larger boxes or bags that are easier to move or store. In the overlanding community a lot of people use the rule of “out of town in 45 minutes”. That means cooler packed, truck fueled, and gear loaded up. This is typically achieved by having everything in boxes and ready to load up. Sometimes you gotta buy duplicates so you’re not moving gear from box to box depending on your trip, but it’s worth it and makes life easy.I struggle with this on a fishing trip...The boat sits outside (covered) so I don't leave many things except boat stuff (anchors, ropes, etc.) in the boat and each time I go out, I have pack up not only my tackle, food/drink, but also my day pack stuff. I find myself bringing binoculars, a spot light, walkies, first-aid kit, etc, and I often wonder if it is more trouble than it is worth. I suppose it depends on the trip, but the goal was to just have a single pack with everything I could need, but for a day-time bass trip, I struggle between knowingly bringing more than I need, and the extra work of re-packing with only the things I do need, and setting the other stuff aside. One way makes for more bulk and room, and the other makes for more hassle and work.
I even compromised and went to smaller binocs but then I wonder if the larger ones would be better "if" needed on water.
How do you all handle this (swampratt especially)?
How do you all handle this
Chasing those big blues that take that float completely under water for a long time is why I carry some good glass when jug fishing.My boats are in the back yard and you will hurt yourself getting to about anything in the back yard.
Stockade fence and not a single small gate.
I do worry about stuff being stolen when I am at a camp ground so my tackle box and poles go inside with me.
I am not worried about my battery or first aid kit or jug lines or life jackets walking away.
I did not even think about using Binoculars on the boat!!!
Those will be added for the next trip.. That should make finding my jugs much easier or chasing the birds.
Thanks for the enlightenment @sh00ter
Chasing those big blues that take that float completely under water for a long time is why I carry some good glass when jug fishing.