8 New Safety Accessories Every Angler Needs



Survival experts agree that the most important piece of safety equipment you carry is between your ears. Here are a few common sense tips to remember.

Water Wariness

Mind the weather, as well as the water temperature, and wear appropriate clothing for the conditions at hand. Also be ready for surprise storms, as well as the possibility of capsizing your boat or falling in the water. And when wading or fording a river, plan your route and devise an escape plan should you fall.


Travel Pointers

Remember that cell phones and GPS units can provide a false sense of security—such devices can fail, and service is spotty in much of the Canadian backcountry. Avoid areas with obvious or fresh bear activity, such as signs of digging, tracks or scat. Finally, tell someone where you’re going, and how long you’ll be gone.