One of the most over looked preparedness items that I have noticed missing from basic preps is fishing gear, fishing nets (4 ft) and ropes. All three have serious benefits and can be stored easily at your Bug Out Locations or where ever you plan to hunker down at. We also have a small emergency fishing kit in our bug out bags. All of the supplies fit snugly in a large medicine bottle and can be used to fashion a fishing pole.
Doing research on the areas you’re in (or going to be in) would be wise. It is important to know about the types of fish in the area so you can buy the right gear to catch those fish. I won’t go into all the different types of fish there are or this article would be endless but for instance, there are fish in Florida that are not anywhere else in the USA. Some of the ones to consider are catfish, trout, bass, crappie, walleye, redfish, snook, flounder, Mackerel, etc etc….
Below is a small kit I put together for emergencies and is in our BOB. It is literally just the basics. Fishing line, weights, different size hooks, bobbers, and some artificial bait. (You can learn what some of the toughest fish to catch on artificial bait are according to Outdoor Life.)
If you have any suggestions or comments please feel free to share them in the comments section below.