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Thanks all for the input, very helpfull.
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While the spare pair of eyeglasses is a good idea... the prescription meds aren't. Most prescription medication has a relatively short shelf life and is very sensitive to storage conditions. You're much better off making sure that prescription meds are in the ditch bag, as the ones you've stored in the raft may be ineffective.

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Get a vacuum packed raft...

I've recently bought a vacuum packed but secondhand liferaft. The liferaft was packed (new) in 2005 and on the canister says it expires 2006. I phoned the servicing shop who originally packed it.

Their advice: "she'll be right... Unless you are racing, in which case it must be in date, there's no need to have it serviced for at least another 12 to 24months..."


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