Did some garage sales yesterday and picked up a couple of fishing rods for $3 each. I picked up a nice Shinamo for my girlfriend since she likes them and our neighbor gave her a Shinamo reel a year or so ago. I also picked up a Rhino Indestructible rod. Both rods are heavier duty and for bigger fish than the 2 older (US made) Zebco rods and reels I picked up at the thrift store last year for $5 each.
I'm not all that fond of fish or fishing but I do have a fair amount of fishing gear I've picked up at thrift stores, garage sales and on sale. I figure in a survival situation I'll eat fish, it may not be my favorite food but it is better than some things and it will be food. I suppose I ought to stock up on malt vinegar since I like it on fish. When we go camping and my friends catch some fish I'll have a few pieces, I usually bring my fishing gear along in case someone needs something. My one friend gives me a hard time "for someone who doesn't fish you have a lot of gear, I fish and you have a lot more than I do!"
Hmm, I don't have any ice fishing gear, maybe I'll see if there is any still kicking around on clearance in the stores
It will round out the 3 travel rod & reel sets, 2 Zebco's and the 2 I picked up yesterday.