Ditch Bag List

When deciding what to put into our ditch bag we researched numerous sources. We looked online, read books, and talked to other cruisers. We also considered what was already packed into our liferaft. Following is a list of what we decided to pack based on spending 1-2 days in our liferaft.

DITCH BAG CONTENTS

  • EPIRB

  • VHF Radio

  • Radio Battery

  • (4) Space blankets

  • Plastic drop cloth

  • 4 Trash bags - 2 black, 2 white

  • Duct tape

  • Batteries: (4) D, (24) AA

  • Flashlight

  • (6) Protein bars

  • (8) Cups dog food

  • Spool of twine

  • (4) Packs of waterproof matches

  • Aluminum foil

  • Funnel

  • (7) Light sticks

  • (2) Hooded ponchos

  • (3) Sunglasses

  • Steel wire

  • Electrical wire

  • (2) Electrical tape

  • (2) Towels

  • Purell

  • Reading glasses

  • Gloves, 2 pair

  • (2) Hats

  • (2) Water bottles

  • Distress kit
    - Whistle
    - Mirror
    - (2) Handheld flares
    - (2) Aerial flares
    - Flare gun with (3) flares

  • First Aid Kit
    - Gauze/Tape/Neosporin
    - Benedryl
    - Ibuprofen
    - Chapstick

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