Safety First

Keep easily accessible a well-stocked first aid kit and you could save yourself a lot of trouble. And pain.

There is nothing better than spending a day on the water with your family or friends, chasing fish. Well, sometimes a curveball is thrown at you and an accident happens. That accident may be small, but could cut your fishing day short.

To help prevent this from happening and to keep you and your fishing partners safe, it is a very good idea to keep a small medical kit in your boat or vehicle (if you are shore fishing).

A few important items that no angler should leave the dock without include:

  • Ibuprofen – general aches, headaches or fever
  • Benadryl – for any allergic reactions that may occur
  • Band-Aids, gauze & anti-biotic cream – for those small to medium size cuts
  • Multi-Purpose Solution – to flush your eyes if something gets in them, fix contacts or flush a wound out
  • Imodium AD – umm, yeah enough said
  • Latex Gloves – to wear when treating another person’s wound
  • Tweezers – aids in removing splinters or debris in a wound
  • I hope the rest of your summer fishing season goes well and it is a safe one on the water!

    Here is an inside look at the medical kit I keep in my Ranger:

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