last thursday my friend got a fish hook in his hand. we thought we were always well prepared guys. the hook went all the way through his hand so it was bad but it should have been easy to remove. the cheap pair of long nose pliers would not cut the hook. i thought i had a good pair of cutters in my tackle bag. no... we both went today and bought a new pair of good cutters and put them in our console on the boats. we have hunted and fished together for more than 30 years and this is the first time we were not well prepared for an emergency. if you don't know what is in your emergency kit or you know you may need something today is a good day to go get what is missing, on the lake at night is not the time to realize you don't have all the gear you need.