People go ice fishing in all sorts of huts, including those that are extremely rudimentary. If you enjoy this winter pastime enough that you're planning an overnight trip, you certainly don't want to spend what could be a stretch of several very cold hours in a hut that has few comforts. Instead, you should look for an ice fishing hut that has a handful of amenities that will keep you comfortable and help you to enjoy the experience. Here are some amenities that you'll appreciate if you're spending the night in your hut.
Proper Heat Source
People stay warm in their ice fishing huts in a variety of ways, including placing heat packs in their clothing and using reflective blankets. If you're going to spend the night, however, you'll generally want a proper heat source. Look for a hut that has a small wood stove. Keeping it lit throughout the day will keep you warm and toasty, and placing some wood in it before you turn the lights off will ensure that you stay comfortable throughout the night — without trying to sleep in your snowsuit.
Refrigerator And Hot Plate
You should also have a small bar-style refrigerator and hot place inside of your ice fishing hut if you're going to be spending the night inside of it. These amenities go a long way toward augmenting your comfort. For example, the hot plate will allow you to warm a simple dinner such as soup or stew, while you'll also be able to use it in the morning to cook some instant oatmeal and warm some instant coffee. A fridge will allow you to keep any refreshments that you'll need cold, but not frozen. It's easy to allow your food and drinks to freeze when you're ice fishing, and a fridge will prevent this.
After you stop fishing for the day, it's time to relax. You don't want to find yourself staring at the wall until it's time to go to bed, though. Many ice fishing enthusiasts outfit their huts with different entertainment-focused amenities. Some huts are equipped with TVs and DVD players, which will allow you to watch a movie before bed. If you want to get away from electronics, consider installing a dart board on one wall of the hut. You'll be able to play darts for a short period as you unwind after a day of fishing.
If you would like to learn more, reach out to Yetti distributors of fish houses.