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08-19-2008 12:08 AM
poopdeckpappy Here's what I have so far

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
08-18-2008 11:36 PM
i have 2

both are dry bags

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

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
08-18-2008 09:39 PM
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.

08-18-2008 07:51 PM
jnsailing Might mention a mirror and a couple of spare pyrotechnics in case I get separated from the pyro bag.

John N.
08-18-2008 07:47 PM
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.

08-18-2008 07:27 PM
Ditch Bags

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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