Seriously though, I'm packing heat when we go. Is that nuts? I don't think so at all.
What communication system do you have? VHF. SSB. Sat Phone. MF Are you licensed to use them. Do you have a station license?
What are your carrying in your first aid kit? AED. Morpine. Gravol in suppository form. Dental extraction kit. Sutures?
What first aid / medical emergency training have you taken?
What is in your grab bag?
When was your liferaft tested?
Is your EPIRB registered?
Have you practiced your MOB? Upwind? Downwind? Anderson? Williamson?
Are you using a drogue or a sea anchor?
How many anchors are you carrying? What types? How much chain / rode?
Are your charts up to date?
These are some of the real questions.
Now if you are really worried about dying at sea, do not go. The sea will kill more often than pirates.