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1 Day Ago 05:11 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Yes - that's part of the First Aid kit - and is specified in the ISAF/OSR regs for the grab bag. We have both Bonine and Ginger tabs in the kit.

I've only been seasick off-shore twice in my life, and both times it was when I was attending my puking kids. I recovered quickly both times - and haven't had trouble with it on other trips.

Even so, you're right. You don't want to be puking in a LR where all rations are slim.

In our upcoming cruising grounds, I think realistically we would be in a LR no more than a day - tops...unless of course we got spectacularly unlucky on every front. Stuff does happen, of course. But it seems you have to set everything up to your most likely scenario - not to spending 2 months at sea in a LR, or needing a survival suit in the Carib. Playin' the odds, eh?
1 Day Ago 04:59 PM
MedSailor
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Seasickness meds would be my other thought. If I recall, you all are afflicted and in a bouncy raft, and under stress, you're very likely to be affected. You don't want to be barfing up your water rations....

MedSailor
1 Day Ago 03:22 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Very cool! Thanks med!

I'm ordering 3.
1 Day Ago 03:18 PM
MedSailor
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Quote:
Originally Posted by TakeFive View Post
Good idea on using the Smart Leash as MOB alarms. Looks like they've gotten some negative reviews, mostly due to difficult pairing. Let us know how they work for you. I hope they come out with an Android version at some point.
Looks like a good list. My suggestions would be to make sure your batteries are lithium, as they won't leak and destroy other things like alkaline batteries will. Also, if your space blankets are the mylar type, ditch them (they're completely useless) and use the
Amazon.com : Adventure Medical Heatsheets Emergency Blanket : Camping First Aid Kits : Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com : Adventure Medical Heatsheets Emergency Blanket : Camping First Aid Kits : Sports & Outdoors


instead. Also Datarex rations, while not strictly necessary, could provide energy to effect rescue and morale.

MedSailor
2 Days Ago 11:40 AM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Quote:
Originally Posted by TakeFive View Post
Good idea on using the Smart Leash as MOB alarms. Looks like they've gotten some negative reviews, mostly due to difficult pairing. Let us know how they work for you. I hope they come out with an Android version at some point.
Yeah, I saw those same reviews. So far they've worked okay in testing. I'll let you know how they do.
2 Days Ago 02:29 AM
TakeFive
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Quote:
Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
A fresh post on the safety gear we've added thus far to get ready for our big push-off in June:

Big Freakin' Safety Gear | SmackTalk!



Other posts coming soon on all the other projects we're doing over the winter. It's getting completely out of hand.
Good idea on using the Smart Leash as MOB alarms. Looks like they've gotten some negative reviews, mostly due to difficult pairing. Let us know how they work for you. I hope they come out with an Android version at some point.
2 Days Ago 10:12 PM
Rhapsody-NS27
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Always good to have a layout of everything you have to make sure you're not missing anything essential, like batteries for the emergency beacon, radio, flashlight, etc.
2 Days Ago 09:29 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

A fresh post on the safety gear we've added thus far to get ready for our big push-off in June:

Big Freakin' Safety Gear | SmackTalk!



Other posts coming soon on all the other projects we're doing over the winter. It's getting completely out of hand.
2 Weeks Ago 02:19 AM
blt2ski
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Smack, Better not tell you how my kids, all 4 were sking at those ages, then again, they started the winter they were three, could ski down a beginner run by them selves. Age 6 or 7, doing diamond and some easier local doubles! They even had a few silver mugs from some ski races. One had the fastest nastar run at age 5 when nastar existed......so any who........guess skiing 2-3 days a week during the season will do that to you!

Marty
2 Weeks Ago 06:38 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Quote:
Originally Posted by Don0190 View Post
that the mods only support bashers in the long run

since half the bashers there are the same ones as here you had to know what the result was going to be
Oh - yeah. It is really weird. Those mods do seem to protect some very bullying goofballs...including a few of the mods. Oh well. It's another forum.

Don't worry - full write up coming soon.

The funny thing is, the last post of mine that they deleted was one where I was joking with that dude Exile. He typed this:

"I had a dingy girlfriend once who hated riding in my dinghy. Is this what you mean?"

And continuing the joke on the definition of "dingy" - which can mean either "stupid" (like he's using it) or "dirty" (like most British people use it), I typed this:

"Was she stupid or just in need of a shower."

My post was deleted and I was permanently banned within 20 minutes.

You make the call.
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