Barb Carey doesn't mind spending a lot of time on the ice. As the founder of Wisconsin Women Fish fishing club, she's used to reciting lessons and giving that eye-opening hands-on instruction new anglers need.
But when Carey parks in her own portable shelter, she appreciates the comfort and efficiency afforded by a handful of add-ons.
Using a ventilated rubber mat like those used in restaurant kitchens, minimizes the fatigue of resting your feet on a hard, cold surface.
From keeping in touch with other anglers to navigational assistance, keeping mobile phones charged is essential. Carey gets her on-site power from a charger with a mounting bracket and DC plug outlet.
“A lot of times, I’ll make a track when I come out; later in the day, if it’s foggy or snowing, I’ll be sure to follow that track back,” Cary said. “If my phone is dead, I’m not going to be able to do that.”