Dry bags aren’t just for backpackers. In fact, anglers and boaters would be foolish to not use dry bags in the same way that hikers do. Dry bags are the perfect option to protect keys, cell phones, wallets and other small items from moisture and salt water. Larger dry bags can store extra clothing, towels, food, bottled water, boat electronics and just about anything else you want to keep dry on the boat. For anglers on a kayak or standup paddleboard, a dry bag serves as a portable dry storage locker. Dry bags also make the perfect ditch bag. They are a great spot to store flares, first aid kit, handheld GPS, handheld VHF radio, or personal locator beacon (PLB).