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post #31 of Old 11-20-2012
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Re: The Complete Overboard Bag - Rate It

Am I the only one that thinks having to wait 2-3 days before getting rescued from the middle of an ocean is actually pretty damn good?

You don't really need a whole lot to survive that. Just some water, sunscreen, bit of food to keep energy levels up so you're not dead weight during the rescue, repair kit for the raft.

Do you really need a book or radio to keep from getting bored? And snacks to keep morale up... for the 3 whole days it takes to get rescued??? I mean, if you're going to give up all hope and drown yourself the 2nd day out I don't know if not having a snickers bar or last month's issue of Glamour is really your core problem.

I'd toss out 80% of what's in his kit, shave off about 40lbs from it in the process and fit in a couple more PLB/ELB, then spend the extra budget on a good quality life raft and making sure it's in solid shape every year.
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