Need help tranporting fishing gear

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by pk_powell, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    I honestly don't know but if it is then Mama and Daddy(our Staff) will please move to the appropriate spot! As some of you know I have been having problems with my hips and legs.I went fishing last Thursday Evening with Brother Gary Felkner(my what a gentleman) as we were getting ready to depart for we could not getting any of the Blues or Flattie's to come to supper well............I'm :embarassed:to admit and a little:angry:at my self I fell on him.I know I scared him to death and I apologized to him for that.When my knee is actting up it says it ain't going and down I go.I despise this old age crap,I want my youth back. Anyway this spot is a wonderful wonderful spot and I would love to introduce other BOC members to it as I know this has to be a "Hot Spot" Gary said he could tell it was a deep place so it wouldn't do for youngsters without a life vest.Anyway does anyone have any suggestions about what I could use to load my equipment on and then possibly ride out to places.You see they won't cars or trucks and you have to walk,but I was thinking if a person is having trouble with their legs possibly perhaps this would be something they could use.I can't use any "Mules" or motorized things like that as you have to travel by interstate to get down to this spot. I'm talking about possibly something you could load in the back of a pickup or tow behind a car.Just reaching out there for suggestions,thanks alot---------------Sister Pat:roll_eyes:
     
  2. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    Pat, you got the solution and you don't even know it. Get these guys to take ya. Have your knee go out. They will carry you to that fishing hole. It won't cost you a dime, you won't be out of breath or sore. Have the knee go out just as you are ready to go back. They'll carry ya, and the fish too. Get young guys like Olefin and Splitshot to do the carrying. They don't have COPD.
     

  3. Kat-tamer

    Kat-tamer New Member

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    Pat, a few weeks ago I saw a little 3 wheel cart that you "Peddle" with your arms. looks like a the peddles from a bycicle on the handlebars. Don't know how well these would work on rough terrain, but at our city carnival they had them in the grass and it didn't look like they were having any trouble with them. Don't know what they are called though. I have seen them on TV, being used in 3rd world countries, where they have dirt streets in town. If I can find a pic of one I'll send it to ya through Matts e-mail, I think he has your address.
     
  4. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    When we lived in Florida, there were 3 wheel bikes/trikes all over the place. The retirees down there thought they were just the thing to run to the store or down the street to visit. Make one up from an old mountain bike, and you should have the gearing to handle anything within reason. If you knee goes out, the guys can tie a rope on the front and pull you.
     
  5. catfish slick

    catfish slick New Member

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    Sister Powell, I am very sorry to hear about your knee and leg problems, Is it something that will get better or is it something you will just have to lurn to live with. You sure are right about this old age thing, if I had known I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of my health. It sounds like you and me may be in the same boat. I am thinking my fishing days are just about to come to an end and that's something I am not looking forward to. Postbeetle John, Talking about COPD. knows just what I am talking about, are he soon will, and the bad thing is that this is something we brought on our self's, are at least I did with my years of smoking. People just can't amagine what it like to have to give up fishing because you can't breath and it all because of something I did to my self. I hope you get better Pat,
     
  6. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    I don't know really yet if it's something I'm gonna have to learn to live with or not yet! I never got into the habit of smoking,my Mother, God Rest her Soul ,was very strict and made sure I turned out to be a prim and proper young lady. With Daddy bein one of the leaders of the church I wasn't going to do anything to embarrass him according to her.Now yes I was onery,but daggum Mama's have a way of finding things out and when she did I got my hindend switched good,same for drinkin,well I didn't even try it cause I knew what would happen and frankly I got tired of a sore butt.However I will be truthful if I get upset or depressed I use food and that in turn has caused me difficulties with my weight. The Doctors have chastised me for it.I am now presently in Weight Watchers along with my husband ,and it's helping in that I am losing the weight.I was sent to an Orthopedic Specialist and he has manevered my hips and legs and knees. He told there wasn't a thing wrong with my hips but my knee's kinda grinds when he maneveres them. He asked me if I heard it or felt it. I responded that I did a little bit. He told me "YOU"RE TOO HEAVY"" for your joints,then he looks at my chart and seen I am only 48 and he almost fell off his chair. He said "Girl you're just a baby,you're way too young to have knee trouble" He said "GET THAT WEIGHT OFF" So Brother Phillip I am trying to do so. In the meantime I am seeing a Chiropractor and suppose to start seeing a doctor who does accupuncture to see if the soreness will ease up some. Shoot 3 years ago I could walk 8 miles. Yes I said it right I could walk 8 miles. Wasn't ouuta Breath or nothin. I challenged myself to see if I could do it and found that I could. Since my husband has suffered his injuries I have been tied up helping to take care of him didn't have time for myself got depressed and turned to food.So it's my fault that my body is saying it hurts. I hope to lose all this excess weight(God Willing I will)get back to walking,and going to Curves for women and hopefully feel a ton better. I'm sorry to hear about your COPD,but please don't give up. I have already told both my kids (daughters) that I will fish till I absolutely under no circumstances can't do it any longer,even if they have to help me to the water. I'm like Pee Wee Williams says I'm not dead and I ain't quittin!! Please adopt this attitude.Try to find someone who will help you as much as possible. We all deserve enjoyment in life. Best of love and luck to ya Brother and thank you for your wonderful caring post. I very much appreciate your kindness.:big_smile:
     
  7. badkarma

    badkarma New Member

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    Pat some years ago I did a lot of fishing from long fishing docks on the coast and the biggest problem was carring all my gear and in my search for an answer to this problem I found a 2 wheeled kart made for shopping bags.It would hold a small cooler and I could strap my rods and a lawn chair on it with bungie cords.It worked great and I could pull it with one hand and use a walking stick with the other.