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    Default Why you should carry those extras every time you go to shore

    I'm guilty of not always taking the hand hand VHF every time we go to shore, nor other survival items.

    http://juneauempire.com/stories/0604...48858201.shtml

    Fortunately this turned out well for this group, but having some extra survival items every time you go to shore, or on the dinghy would have been even better.

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    Good point, never considered having a "dinghy bag" but its a good idea, basic medical, shelter, and communications could all fit in fairly small bag.

    Heh, I'll add it to my (fairly long) list of things to do.
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    Default Shore bag

    The wife and I made a shore bag and put it all in a badlands 2800 pack. When bear hunting or just going to shore alone for whatever the bag goes with. It has a lot of stuff in it....

    Silnylon tarp
    Vinyl tarp
    small stakes
    salt for bear skin
    knifes
    razor knife
    fire starter
    small first aid kit
    mountain house meal
    isbit and tabs
    small metal pot
    candle
    signal/emergency flag

    don't remember the rest

    we don't have a second vhf handheld but it is on the list.

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    What hand held VHF works well & is affordable?

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    Default Dry Box

    My dry box is located under the table and during the safety breaifing I give every time I go out with new people on board, I say this is going with us in case of emergency.
    Also goes with in dingy when going to shore.
    Flare/Flag
    Fire Starter log
    Waterproof Matchs
    Candle
    Water pure pills
    leatherman
    GPS
    VHF
    Nylon cord
    flash light
    small Medical first aid

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    Default boat ditch bag

    We also keep a boat ditch bag attached to the boat...it has enough in it to keep us alive for a couple days should the boat fail to make it to shore.

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    We have a dry bag that always goes to shore or when the dink leaves the Mother ship.
    - Pump and repair kit for dink
    - Hand held radio
    - Hand held GPS (itís nice to know where you are if someone asks and for finding your way back to the dink)
    - Fire starter
    - Water filter

    Of course we take other stuff depending on shore leave activates, but these are generally the bear minimum.

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    Default small back pack

    I always take a small back pack to shore, even for a few minutes, it has my extra VHF radio, epirb, space blanket, fire starter, energy foods, flash light, spare batteries, Satellite phone, with spare battery. I have been stuck on shore due to tide changes faster than anyone anticipated, it sure makes it a lot easier to have everything you need instead of looking at the boat and wishing you had it.

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