What do you pack extras of in your trunk or the back of your truck? Spare clothes? A spare rod? This blog post from Midcurrent, and the accompanying video, reminds us about a most important spare to carry: an extra key.
Spare key? Yes, I swear to you it’s almost as important as a spare rod or reel. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a random shuttle driver moving your car from one location to the next during a long float, or you and a pal are hiking up some remote canyon. Having one extra key for your vehicle can make all the difference in the world at the end of a long fishing day–especially if it’s cold, wet, and the air is full of bugs. Or in case someone gets hurt.
The video sadly illustrates what you might have to do (I had to) should you not heed my warning. Always, always, always bring two keys and split them up and let your fishing partner know where the spare key will be. Conversely you can place a “hide-a-key” on the vehicle in a location everyone in the party knows.
There it is. Simple, but often overlooked.
Of course some people actually fish with keys, but that’s a different story altogether...
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