Try a Camping/Fishing Trip This Summer
For most fisherman, we love the outdoors. I am talking about getting away from the city and finding natural areas of peace. Many fisherman across the country go on overnight trips where they stay at hotels, motels, and resorts. I have to tell you, a resort is my preferred way to spend a weeklong fishing trip, but for a weekend, I really like to camp. It is cost effective, and it brings out some great childhood memories of camping with my family as a youngster.
If you haven’t tried camping, or are new to camping, do some quick research online for necessary items to have and some general practices at the camp site. You can learn a lot in about an hour’s worth of searching online.
If you haven’t been camping in years, pull out your old tent, set it up in the yard and check it’s condition. If all is good, plan a weekend to a local campground, or to that campground you always wanted to visit, but never had the time for. You may be glad you did.
Like I mentioned above, camping isn’t very expensive, with many public campgrounds available. For a few hundred dollars, you can have a fully equipped campsite and more. That equates to about 2 or 3 nights at a motel or resort. And the camping gear isn’t completely temporary either. You can use it for years. I will be turning 29 years old this year, and I still have my $75 dollar tent that I bought when I was 17. I plan on replacing a couple of tent poles this year which is going to cost me about 15 dollars and that is the first maintenance I’ve had to do on it. Granted, I only camp once or twice a year. But for the price, it’s paid itself over and over and over–compared to the cost of hotel rooms or resort cabins.
For those looking for a head start, I would suggest looking at some camping gear at a quality outfitter store such as Cabela’s. They specialize in the outdoors and have all the camping gear you will need.
If you are an experienced camper but looking for additional gear at the most competetive prices, I suggest you try your search at an online site such as Amazon.com.
Hopefully I’ve stirred up some good emotions out of you and you are ready to plan your next camping trip this summer. You can check your state’s Department of Natural Resources website for more information about campgrounds near you.
Hope to see you out there this summer.
Good luck fish’n
Brad – @SonarFish
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My name is Brad Bolton, a husband and father of four. I live in Minnesota and I enjoy spending time in the outdoors and also spending time with my family. If there is water nearby, I want to fish it.