Packing Your Grab Bag
A grab bag is an item that every boat owner should have. It really can make the difference in a survival situation, even if just the 'essentials' are packed.
What is a grab bag?
A grab bag is an easily accessible and transportable bag to aid survival in a liferaft. Items included in your grab bag are entirely optional but should include items ranging from essential Search and Rescue beacons to reading material to fight boredom.
In a best case scenario, you may be rescued after a few hours in the liferaft. Towards the harsher end of the scale, you may be in the liferaft for days waiting to be rescued. The duration is very dependant on the weather conditions and where you are when you abandon your vessel. Unfortunately, even in just a few hours a lot can happen whilst floating in the middle of the ocean in potentially stormy weather or hot conditions. This is why you must have you grab bag prepared for every scenario because you just never know what may happen.