that is going on outside right now!!! Seriously...how much snow does one REALLY need!!! It's days like this that I really get to dreaming about Spring Pike and Fall Lake Trout and EVERYTHING in between. That, of course, gets me to thinking about where to go fishing...which gets me in the mood for research...which starts me to thinking about packing lists... and...well...it is quite the dreamer that brain of mine!!!
So...anyways...I thought that this would be just the perfect time to post a series of articles all about "Hardworking Gear" and really get into a discussion on the importance of dressing appropriately and layering to keep safe from the elements. Although many blogs and articles take on the subject of what kinds of rods and reels are best to use or what kinds of lures catch the biggest fish, the types of clothing needed to stay safe, warm, dry, and comfortable is hardly ever discussed. The fact is that the gear you WEAR on your body is just as important as the gear you hold in your hands or put on the end of your line!! In fact, it could be argued that it is more important because without proper clothing for a given situation, you could be putting yourself at an unnecessary risk of danger and even DEATH!!! There are a lot of choices in performance wear out there these days for the hunter or angler, and those choices can be overwhelming and tiring!! Although many people ignore this topic, it is really serious stuff!!!
So.... this 4 part series will discuss the proper way to dress for any outdoor situation, and the 3 step system of layering (base-layer, mid-layer, and outerwear) that should be used for keeping you safe, warm, and dry. In addition, I will discuss the different types of fabrics available for each layer, the pros and cons of each, any advantages or disadvantages, and the proper way to care for your garments. LOL...yes there is a special way to wash that favorite old hunting jacket!!! ;)
Although many people dismiss the importance of these types of topics, I am super excited to post this series!!! Information on the many different types of fabrics available, the special care they need, or the types of situations they are best used for is accessible to all but sometimes VERY hard to locate!!! I am planning this to be a 4 part series with the intention of really breaking down each piece of clothing and the job that it does. In addition, I want to stuff each piece full of all the unique, important, and often overlooked details of each piece so that the next time you purchase clothing that has a job to do you can feel confident that you know exactly what to look for to keep you as comfortable and safe as possible!!
The series will begin with the topic of base-layers either tonight or tomorrow!!! LOL...it all depends on if I feel like posting TWICE in ONE day!!!
So stay tuned and find out everything you have ALWAYS wanted to know about the gear you need to have the BEST, MOST FABULOUS ADVENTURE of your life!!
Happy Reading ~
LIZZY aka The Fisherbabe