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Describe the contents of your ditch bags, and/or describe what your idea of the perfectly prepaired DB would be.





As I look at mine all I find is a note that says " Inspected by 19 "
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Strobe, spare VHF (zip lock bagged), survival blanket,

(the tin foil looking thing), 1 small bottle water, 1 nutrition bar, sat phone (zip lock bagged) when I have one (I rent one when I'm off alone for a while - keeps the family from whining too much), spare gps (also zip lock bagged).

I'm not headed way offshore at this point, so things could/should change . . .

This goes in a smallish backpack that I keep at the companionway with my inflatable pfd/harness (when I'm not wearing it).

Would love suggestions for more, but it's gotta stay small and pretty light.

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Might mention a mirror and a couple of spare pyrotechnics in case I get separated from the pyro bag.

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Flares! Of course! Doh!

Thanks. I'll also put that nice orange canister with the other pyrotechnics in a bag with a strap so it's easy to haul along.

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i have 2

both are dry bags

#1
will have vhf
spare batteries
4 bottles of water
energy bars
flash light
mirror
fire starter
lighters
2 cheap poncos
2 survival blankets
flare gun and flares

#2
more water
more energy bars
small fishing kit
10 by 10 plastic painters tarp
more flares and smokes
50 feet of small stuff

the idea is fast ditch i grab one bag, if i have more time i can grab both

now i just need to get my boat in the water
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Here's what I have so far

Rapidfix-GPS
GPS
Blank CD in a vinyl cover ( my mirror )
Ray101 VHF ( need to get second batt )
Flare kit

Need to get

Lazer pointer
Crank type flashlight
Water desalinator
Survival blankets


Need more suggestions
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