What have you wished you didn't forget to bring?

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by Roofiem, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. Fishybuzz

    Fishybuzz fishybuzz

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    I have a complete set of stuff i take on LR trips and all of it is in a couple large plastic tubs this includes clothes…….the only stuff that changes is the tackle. makes it easy.
     
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  2. titan05

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    Gin and Tonic with limes in my ditch bag.....to prevent scurrvy and malaria
     
  3. seabass630

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    Playboy mags!!!
     
  4. reellady

    reellady I'd rather be catching TUNA

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    batteries for alarm clock, pen light, head lamp, charger for phone and computer
     
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  5. matrixx611

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    Alarm clock? When I smell bacon, it's time to wake up..lol
     
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  6. MATTUSMC

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    Never been on a multi-day (except a few 1.5 days), but I have deployed several times and spent 30+ days off the FOB with nothing but what I could carry in the ruck on my back. Here are a few things I have learned to always have when living out of a bag.

    1) Good socks. Good socks that stay up especially when wearing rubber deck boots that don't have the best support. Wearing Danners everyday for work and deck boots on most weekends, I have found Covert Threads to be the best by far. I have pairs that are closing in on ten years old and they still look and feel like new and the elastic still keeps them up.

    2) Floss. Nothing really sucks more than having something like jerky stuck in you teeth and have absolutely no way of getting it out.

    3) Poncho Liner (a.k.a. Woobie). Military guys will know what this is. If you are not of a military background, it is in the link below and is perfect for just about every situation where a light blanket is required. This is what I used on the overnighters I have been on. http://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/new-us-military-surplus-poncho-liner?a=372697

    4) 550 or Para-cord (the real one, not the knock-off fiber filled stuff for sale at the big box stores). This stuff has almost limitless uses. Need to make a clothes line in your stateroom, need to lash a rod to the rail, need to make a replacement boot lace or belt, etc... Plus if you need thinner line for something like floss, you can always pull out the inside thinner pieces.

    5) Athletic Tape. Great for just about any purpose were tape can be used. Also great for quick bandages and usually still sticks when it gets wet.

    6) Pen and paper.

    7) Digital Camera and accessories. Don't forget to charge the batteries.

    8) Multi-tool.

    9) Small 10x Binos or monocular.

    10) Wet Ones / Baby Wipes. Can't take a shower, line for the shower, just want to get the grime off before chow or hitting the rack.

    I am sure I will think of more and will edit as I do.

    ******** 11) Enough Tobacco to support your own habit. Does not matter if you smoke or dip, just bring your own. No one likes a bum. ********
     
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  7. egarratt

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    No, overboard.
     
  8. raw66

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    The what to do with wet socks I find challenging. Toss them out, or try to dry them out in your stateroom or outside your door at night in the hallway hanging inside your boot is all I could come up with. Maybe take them on the upper deck in a mesh drying bag so not to stink bomb your roomie.

    Small amount of mineral spirits to clean the mess that sinkers wrapped in black electrical tape make on your line, when you decide to remove the lead you get black smudge on the line that could be wiped off with a solvent.
     
  9. swordswizzle

    swordswizzle Humble sort

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    Ok, time to be a wise ass.
    #1. Yourself, as in don't be late because your being so fastidious trying not to forget sometime, nothing will piss off a bunch of guys worse than waiting extra time at the bait receivers for a knucklehead. Now being fashionably late is ok, such as showing up on a skiff while the bait is being loaded, it may even illicit some cheers from the peanut gallery.
    #2. Your Passport, in lite of recent developments it seems that you will not be allowed on the boat without one. Just had to throw that one in as the thread on the subject went to shit so fast.
     
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  10. egarratt

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    Almost want to start a thread of things you don't want other's to bring. Olive Oil would be on there, as might an exercise bike, hair dryer, etc.
     
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    WODKA ! And plenty of it !
     
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    More gifts for the crew!!
     
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    Condoms?
     
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    oooppps wrong forum, - scratch that last post - I thought this was craislist - personal ads
     
  16. jigstrike

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    Wouldnt that eat the mono? Even just alittle sounds like too much
     
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  17. raw66

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    BBkEuNo.jpg I tried some 91% iso/alcohol for this purpose wasn't strong enough. Going with small zip ties to hold the lead in place rather than rubber bands as the lead ends up sliding down the line staining it with the black adhesive. Not sure how a swipe of mineral spirits would impact the integrity of a 130lb flouro. It's not gonna eat into the line, better than seeing this black crud on your topshot.

    Check out this 13ft oarfish that surfaced and died apparently off Catalina on Monday. Bottom fishing could have it's rewards.
     
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  18. mikelravy

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    Buy some red Offshore Angler snap weights Work great, don't slide or damage line.
     
  19. jer dog

    jer dog Fishing is life

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    some jock itch spray, if your hairy, and tooth brush and mouth wash
     
  20. Outhouse

    Outhouse I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    You should consider buying one (or two) backpacking towels. They take up WAY less space and dry very quickly.
     
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