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    Default Ditch Bag items

    I've searched this forum and can't find a thread that asks this question:

    In a reasonably sized waterproof bag, what items would you include that would be life-saving ON the water, and on the BEACH, if you have to abandon your boat?

    Thanks...jim

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    A GPERB, and a VHF.

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    We had a thread titled something else this spring that side tracked (hijacked) my fault that covered ditch bags. I put my final together and carried it all summer. Weighs about 28 pounds, with an 8 foot rope attached with caribeaner on the end to quick clip to my dingy.

    Ditch Bag (Large Dry Bag)

    First Aid Kit
    Flashlight (Small Pelican LED Light)
    Extra batteries
    Advil packets
    Latex gloves (4 Pair)
    4 Space blankets
    Blue tarp
    100’ Parachute Cord
    357 ss revolver and box of rounds
    Gallon size Bag of Trail mix
    8 water bottles
    Hand Held VHF Radio
    Hand held GPS
    Roll of Duct Tape
    Hand warmers
    Fire starter (Cotton Balls and Vaseline)
    Waterproof matches
    4 lighters
    Flares
    folding saw
    2 road flares (start wet wood with)
    Fishing line, hooks, sinkers
    Tin Canteen cup
    Cooking pot
    Mirror
    Leatherman
    Sheath knife
    whistle
    chapstick
    4 wool beanie hats 4 pair gloves 4 Pair Wool Socks (Vacuum Sealed)
    6 Large Trashbags

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    Did a search on my postings. Here is the link on ditch bags. I wasn't a hyjack after all.

    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...ad.php?t=50944

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    Default Just what I was lookin' for...

    Thanks.

    jim

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    First aid kit
    Folding knife
    fire starters and matches in vac packed bags
    space blankets
    handheld vhf w/ spare batteries
    handheld gps w/ spare batteries

    chico has some good items I'll have to add to my bag.

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    Default Our basic bag

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliffhanger View Post
    In a reasonably sized waterproof bag, what items would you include that would be life-saving ON the water, and on the BEACH, if you have to abandon your boat?


    We have a pretty basic bag.
    Several forms of fire starter
    Several of our most recently expired handheld signal devices, plus signal mirror
    A handheld VHF with spare batts
    We had a handheld GPS but its dead so now must be replaced
    A Gerber multi tool, small metal pot,
    Ball of twine, duct tape, small roll of bailing wire.
    A couple sportsmen’s blankets, a lightweight shelter tarp
    Several pemmican bars replaced each spring. We don’t much like them but they are hi cal/carb and we are not likely to eat them except in emergency. A fruitcake could also be used instead I suspect

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    Here's what we carry, for long cruises in BC and SE Alaska:

    Abandon Ship Bag Inventory

    Hand Held VHF & Waterproof Bag
    Extra AA Batteries - VHF
    Flashlight
    Extra C Batteries - flashlight
    Small Flares
    Whistle
    Signal Mirror
    Emergency Bags
    Tube Tents
    Nylon Line - 50'
    “Leatherman” multi-tool
    Sheath Knife
    Wood Saw
    Waterproof Match Safe w/Matches
    Green Mesh Bag
    Collapsible Bucket
    Collapsible Drinking Cup
    Granola Bars
    Gum - pkgs
    Sunscreen Lip Balm
    Wash Cloth
    Body Wash - Small Bottle
    Toilet Paper - Individual Size
    Toothbrush
    Toothpaste
    Contact Cleaner
    Contact Soaking Solution
    Contact Plunger
    Contact Case
    Spare Contacts/Glasses
    Sunglasses
    Hat
    Mosquito Net Hoods
    Blue Rain Suits
    Underwear
    Socks
    Handkerchief
    Cash and/or TC’s in Waterproof Bag
    Copies: Passports & Driver Licenses
    Richard Cook
    New Moon (Bounty 257)
    "Cruising in a Big Way"

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    I know this topic comes up each winter, so I thought I would resurect this old thread since I found some additional information on the topic.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgkYr...layer_embedded
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