posted on Dec, 23 2008 @ 02:10 PM
Originally posted by AgentBlack
so, i was thinking on my pocket kit. given that most water is poluted and atleast around here there are signs up saying to not eat the fish, and that
fishing can take up alot of time. do you think fishing gear is something to add to a EDC pocket kit?
did the UK have those rediculous "rambo" survival knives with the fishing kit and useless cable saw in the handle back in the 80's?
All I keep fishing wise is some hooks, line, lead sinkers etc , I keep a cork in another part of my kit that can be used as a float but its main
purpose is to be burnt to make cblack cammo powder for my face. However in the last 30 years in the UK most waterways in the UK have managed to end up
witrh healthy stocks of crayfish (crawfish) mini lobsters, usually the American red clawed version so I keep lots of netting. At a push the netting
can be rigged with bits of wood to attract crayfish, or in another format eels. And one other thing, environmental improvements have caused is the
return of fresh water musssels to many areas and they are easy to find. I am also blessed by never being more than about 70 miles from the coast, ( I
live only 14 miles away now) Living up here offers me everything from mussels, whelks, winkles, crab, dogfish and billions of nesting sea birds to
harvest if needed. I dont keep poles, reels, floats or flies though.
[edit on 23-12-2008 by Northern Raider]