I don’t get asked to write guest posts very often… In fact, only once by River Damsel. I’m honored, especially under these circumstances to oblige. I wish for David and his sister speedy recoveries and for Emily, my coveted Florence Nightingale award for doing what you signed up to do.
So on with the show... I’ve been thinking a lot about preparedness when we as outdoors people traipse through our favorite places. One bad incident; a fall or a dangerous encounter with wild animals can not only spoil a great outing, but mean the difference between life and death or worse. The Sunday Tippets for this week is called "Don’t leave home without it"!
Nothing can ruin a good fishing or hunting trip than an irritable bowel. Don’t laugh, we’ve all been there. I think a little reminder to not forget the TP is in order.
I’ve been on fishing trips where I’ve gotten wet. Let’s just leave alone how I got wet. When I went to change clothes, I realized I had left my extra clothing at home. Not good.
Don’t leave home without them!
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Nope. Be prepared for encounters with rude fishermen and late night drunk revelers in the next camping spot. One well placed shot can
“turn out the lights, the party’s over".
Okay, so you made a mistake or two in your life and now you’re wearing an ankle bracelet.
Don’t leave home without it!
Don’t laugh at this one, we know it happens. Please don’t forget children at home.
We really don’t want another sequel.
Probably not very outdoorsy of me, but have you ever used one of those campground outhouses? Try not to think who was there before you. Bring along a portable toilet seat…your butt will thank you.
Last but not least, if you ever have the opportunity to fish with The River Damsel, make sure that she doesn’t forget the magic cookie bars!
RD: Thanks to Howard at cofisherdotblogspotdotcom... I can always count on him when I get in a pinch!
(But, I do owe him a doughnut or two now...)
Rumor has it that RD travels with a battery operated Easy Bake Oven so she never has to leave home without her sweets!ReplyDelete
Cofisher ~ You're crackin' me up! Commenting on your own post...hahaha. (And it is kind of hard to pack salad on a fishing trip...just sayin'!)ReplyDelete
RD does in fact travel with an Easy Bake oven...was the only reason I went fishing with her...little did I know she didn't have a spare light bulb! Good post Howard, the potty reminders will come in clutch at some point.ReplyDelete
Exactly Mike and that's the reason I always travel with that little lightbulb over my head. Trust me on the potty cover and the extra underwear...just wish I could have found my Wonderwear.Delete
If Emily hauls around an Easy Bake Oven with her while she fishes, she must not have brought it along on the times I have been with her.. I am crushed!ReplyDelete
Great post Howard!
My understanding Brian is that she traded the Easy Bake for a handful of dry flies.Delete
Ok...I have to chime in here! I would never trade my Easy Bake for dries...and you know it! Czech nymphs...Possibly.Delete
Okay maybe I misunderstood. Do you use your little oven for drying your flies?Delete
Mmmm...no. But if the oven was bigger, I surely would use it for my boots!Delete
Here's one more for the potty reminder, don't leave home without it.ReplyDelete
Used to be called Uncle Boogers Bumper Dumper, but I guess they cleaned up their act.
Back early in the year when I had my fly tying marathon I used a similar setup. It was a plastic bag stapled to the front of my chair and all I had to do was slide forward a bit...and then get someone to empty it so I could go back to work. Thanks for the link Mark. I down for a Uncle Boogers Bumper Dumper.Delete
How true especially the toilet paper, if only the woods could talk. I have missed your post and glad I am back in time for this one, as usual another a gem. Thanks for sharing
Glad you are back! We have missed you...Check out my previous post... it will catch you up. : )Delete