Get stuck into to some BCFing reading
When the rain is pouring and you can’t get out to your favourite campsite, there’s no better way to pass the time than to get stuck into some great reading to improve your knowledge of all things BCF. You can learn more about how to catch your favourite fish species, learn how to waterproof your swag for the next rainy day, or even brush up on your safety knowledge of all things boating. If you’re stuck for material, we’ve got books and magazines a ‘plenty!
Practice your fishing knots
There’s absolutely nothing worse than losing a fish due to a poorly tied knot. Lucky for you, there’s a sure way to prevent this… practice! As the old saying goes ‘practice makes perfect’, and this is definitely the case when it comes to fishing knots. Practice tying your leader on to your mainline with an FG knot, or simply work on the basics with a Uni knot. There are bucket loads of fishing knots that you can tie to make sure that you don’t lose the fish of a lifetime. Here at BCF, we suggest picking a couple of knots that you like and become an expert at tying them.
Plan your next camp adventure
Planning your next camp adventure can often be just as exciting as the journey itself. It’s a time for you to be creative and get organised. Before you head out there are a few things that you’ll need to work out. First things first, you’ll need to get a good crew together. A camp adventure is only as good as the company you bring along, so make sure to let all your good mates know that you’re planning a trip. Secondly, you’ll need to work out where you want to go, and when. Once you find the answers to these questions, it’s time to work out the gear you’re going to bring along. Check out this ripper camping checklist from the BCFing Experts. It’s a great place to start
Cook up some camp favourites
If your last few camp cook-ups have been anything less than 5-star, then it’s time to get into the kitchen (or backyard) and practice some recipes that will leave the camp crew wanting more! There are hundreds, if not thousands of camp recipes that you can try your hand at. Whether it’s a chicken stir fry or a toasted sanga, nailing these dishes at home will make sure that once you hit the campgrounds, there’ll be a lot of smiling faces come dinner time. If you’re bang out of ideas, check out these ripper cooking ideas from the BCFing experts. Bon Appetit!
Tidy up your fishing tackle
Now that we’ve got the chance, there’s no better time to get your tackle organised for when you the hit the water next. There are heaps of ways to organise your tackle and lures, yet the mission remains the same – make life simpler for yourself so you can spend more time fishing. A great tip is to divide your gear based on the fish species you’re chasing, or to keep similar types of lures and tackle together. BCF have more storage solutions than you can poke a stick at, with tackle boxes galore and a wide range of tackle bags and backpacks that will make your life a whole lot easier. Check ‘em out today and get organised!
Organise the garage
While we’re talking about getting organised, BCF has everything you need to get the garage into tip top shape. Get rid of that messy pile of rods in the corner and whack them in to one of the ripper rod racks we have at BCF. For the rest of your gear, we’ve got heaps of storage options such as plastic trunks that can house your recovery gear or be filled up with all kinds of sports gear ranging from bats to balls.
Give the boat a go-over
Here’s one for the boat owners! If the wet weather is stopping you from taking your pride and joy for a burn, give her a good look over instead and make sure she’s in tip top shape. Have you got the right safety gear on board? Are the flares in-date? Any bits and pieces need fixing? Take an in-depth look at your vessel and make sure everything is in order before the sun starts shining again.
Kit out the car
Rainy days are the perfect chance to get your vehicle primed and ready for your next off-road adventure. It’s important to make sure you have the right gear before you head off-road, to avoid any sticky situations. Whether it’s stocking up on some new recovery gear or wiring in some super bright driving lights, BCF is sure to have the gear you’ll need to get 4WD ready.
Get your shopping done
If you have super long wishlist of items you want from BCF, now’s the time to tick some off and get some shopping done online. With Click and Collect and Delivery options available. It’s never been easier to shop online with BCF. With an extended range of online exclusives, shop the biggest BCF store in Australia with access to a mega range of BCFing great products.
Rough the elements
At the end of the day there’s no need to wait for the rain to stop in order to have some BCFing fun in the outdoors. Whether it’s going for a fish or a hike, BCF has a huge range of wet weather gear that will give you the confidence to brave the elements in both comfort and style.
Although this summer is sure to be a wet one, there’s no shortage of ways to spend the time for a dedicated BCFer. Rain, hail or shine we’re sure that this summer is going to be a ripper. So, what are you waiting for? Let the BCFing fun begin!