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The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
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Re: Loose your boat no worries

I see someone else is a Redditor.
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Re: Loose your boat no worries

from the wiki article david linked:

"When he captured a fish, he would cut it open with a knife he fashioned out of a biscuit tin and dry it on a hemp line over the raft."

Add a spare "biscuit tin" to your list of necessities to have on board.
A crude knife like that may not be so advisable on an anything inflatable but his liferaft was wood.

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