I nearly lost an angler friend to drowning last week. So I felt the need to reblog this from 2009. Please take a moment to read.
The photo at the left has probably got you thinking “TJ has lost his mind.” Please bear with me a few minutes.
Over the 28 years my dad’s tackle shop was in business; we lost seven customers to drowning. However, we don’t know how many of those seven really died of exposure. But four of those those seven souls were found with their zippers down!
They simply fell off their boat while making water.
Getting back in a boat from the water is tough, especially as hypothermia begins its death grip.
Assuming the best; there’s the cold-wet ride back to the boat-ramp ahead of you. The combination of evaporation, speed and cold would freeze you, to death.
A five-dollar urinal is as an important a safety device as my PFD.
There are several other safety tips you may have not thought of before. Most anglers wear their cell-phones on their…
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