Near-pole locations can be among the most interesting places we can visit. However, weather in these areas may vary dramatically and we should be able to adjust our visit plans accordingly. There could be a limited window of opportunity to visit these places, because summer can be rather short. One essential thing to consider is what we should pack during this kind of trip. Many hunters and anglers plan to spend more than a few days in the wilderness, because wildlife could return to these areas during summer.In this case, they should put quite serious thought into what kind of equipments and clothing they should carry during the outdoor excrusion. Because we will visit a near-pole location, it is important to be particularly mindful with our clothing choices.
In the summertime, near-pole locations could have significant temperature swings. It can be as high as 80 degree at noon and as low as 30 degrees at night. When we are planning to fishing, we should make sure to carry and wear light-weight clothing that we can wear in layers. We could wear one layer of clothing during the day to make us feel comfortable during our stay. Cordura, Gortex and Fleece are types of moisture-resistant fabrics that are lightweight and can provide us protections from the elements.
Many areas near the pole receive significant precipitation during the summer, so it is important to stay dry. We should check whether our boots and rain gear could really protect us from water exposure. Many fishing equipment stores offer gears for bad weather and we should have them if we plan to stay outdoor for a few days in these areas. Sun does shine rather brightly during summer in these areas, so we should remember to bring sunglasses and sunscreen. We should pack the right clothes, because these areas could be both warm and very cold during the summer, depending on the time of the day.
If we are planning to go outdoor for longer than usual, it is a good idea if we ask for helps from qualified professionals. They could accompany us in our outdoor excursions and locals who live for their entire lifetime in these areas should be the best guides in the planet! We should be aware that many areas near the pole, such as Scandinavia, Alaska, Siberia, southern Argentina and Canada are sparsely populated and they may have rather unforgiving wilderness. Even a well-planned outing could go horribly wrong. In this case, we should make sure that we have travel insurance to provide us with financial protection for possible evacuation and medical treatments if required. It should be noted that evacuation in remote areas can be rather challenging and expensive, so we should make sure that travel insurance plans would cover these expenses, which may cost a few thousands of dollars for a single trip! The insurance plan should also have coverage in our destination area.