Yesterday I told you that the last few items on my countdown of Bug-Out Basecamp Essentials would be essential for you to not only survive, but to thrive in your basecamp environment. Of course you know the old saying “give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day, but teach a man to fish and you’ll feed him for life.” Today’s basecamp essential will help feed you for life.
It’s absolutely necessary for you to supplement any food stores you have in a disaster situation to draw out your rations as long as possible. A great way to achieve a higher protein intake and a better diet is to add fresh fish. To accomplish that goal you’ll need to get a good fishing rod and learn how to use it.
My recommendation for you today is the Orvis Helios 7-weight 9′ Fly Rod. Fly fishing, and fly rods are an extremely personal, user specific purchase. If you asked 10 different fishermen what the best rod was, you’d probably get 20 different answers. But the Helios is a good start and should be part of your survival preparations. No matter what rod you buy, it’s most important you know how to use and maintain it.
Best part about this essential basecamp item is that you’ll get to have loads of fun learning to use it.