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Protecting Important Items While On The Water

Updated: Oct 29, 2023

As summer heats up you may find yourself on or near the water far more often! If you end up trying some new activities like kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, or boating there are a few items you should always consider protecting while you're near the water.

Items like your keys, wallet, and phone can quickly turn a good day bad if you end up losing or damaging them. The easiest way to do this is by keeping them in your shirt or pants pockets. When they are there it is very easy to bend over and have them fall out into the water, you forget they are there and jump in, or simply get splashed. If you're lucky you may be able to grab these items and dry them out but if you are in water of any sort of depth you may lose them forever. A phone is one thing but your keys?! How will you get home?

Depending on the activity you are doing you may want to consider a few different things to help protect these important items. When kayaking, canoeing, or paddle boarding where the chances of you falling into the water are greater and the storage options are limited waterproof sacks with floatation like the one below are probably your best bet.

If you are able to fish out of a boat we would advise you immediately put your keys, wallet, and phone into a storage compartment or on to the dash before getting on to the water to limit the chances of losing them. When launching the boat be sure to put the window down the whole way! This will save you in the event that you accidentally lock the door while getting out of the truck and then lock the keys in it! An unlikely scenario but one that will ruin your day and possibly weekend if it does happen; easily fixed by leaving your window open!

To learn more about what you can do to have a more enjoyable time on the water check out our Zero To Hero Fishing Masterclass at the link below:


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