Re: Crossing the gulf and things you forgot to bring aboard
I would concur with those that said to bring some ready to eat foods. If you run into any rough weather, the last thing you want to do, or have energy to do is cook.
On longer passages, I've added anti-biotics and pain meds to my 1st aid kit along with some sutures for large gashes, and betadine for infection, and some silvadene for burns. Never had to use em, but ya never know.