A grab bag is an essential piece of survival gear, second only to a well-found life raft. A well provisioned grab bag will definitely improve your chances of surviving the initial shock of abandoning your vessel and will improve your chances of surviving until rescue arrives. This book guides you step by step as you put together an effective grab bag.
Contents are categorized for coastal and offshore cruises, hot or cold climates, and short cruises versus circumnavigations.
Included in this comprehensive book is:
Advice on what to pack for each situation, where to buy it, and how to use it: sea survival in a nutshell
Flow charts to prioritize abandon-ship procedures
How to abandon ship safely
Immediate as well as long-term techniques for survival in the liferaft
Preventing dehydration, hypothermia, wind effect, sunburn, vomiting, salt-water boils, plus many first-aid treatments
The essential where, when, and how of liferaft survival
The purpose of this unique book is to help you insure your crew's survival in a liferaft. Buy it, build your own grab bag, and be sure you're prepared!